White Cardi, Coral Sleeveless Blouse, Black Pencil Skirt, Black Flats

I thought I’d try out a new spot for these pictures so that I’m not always standing in front of the garage door. My thoughts? Meh. It’s a tight area and there’s a lot going on in the background. After I shot a few and checked them out I considered shooting in a new spot but it was so ridiculously humid outside sweat was dripping off of me the moment I stepped outside. So, sorry, but you get side yard photos today. (kind of like side boob, except not at all).

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Top: Stitchfix, similar
Cardigan: Loft
Skirt: The Limited reeeeaaaally old, similar
Bracelets: Stella & Dot 1 & 2
Earrings: Stella & Dot, similar
Shoes: Target, similar

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When I unpacked my spring time clothing boxes this was a top I had completely forgotten I owned which is weird since I wore this shirt pretty much every other week last year. That is one plus side to storing your clothes; it’s like going on a free shopping spree when you unpack!

In case you can’t tell, I’m really into sleeveless blouses. I included a bunch of my favorites at the bottom of the post.

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Top: Stitchfix, similar
Cardigan: Loft
Skirt: The Limited reeeeaaaally old, similar
Bracelets: Stella & Dot 1 & 2
Earrings: Stella & Dot, similar
Shoes: Target, similar

Something Good

Friends, popping in real quick to tell you something good that happened to me yesterday! When I went shopping at Loft the other day I had a rewards card that I didn’t realize had expired. The Loft girl said she couldn’t take it but I should try calling customer service to see if they could do anything. So yesterday afternoon I called and guess what? They are reissuing me my rewards card! $20 rewards card too!

Doesn’t hurt to ask! Now… I think I shall buy this top in both colors, this dress which is the printed sister of the blue one from yesterday’s post, and this top in black in case the other black one doesn’t work (also loving the teal).

Fitting Room: Loft

My Mumsie and I ran to the mall to do a few errands on Sunday and I had some Loft coupons burning a hole in my pocket including a birthday coupon which was just awesome since the whole store was 40% off full price items. I took a few snaps in the fitting room and thought I’d share my thoughts on the items! For reference, I’m 5’8″ and typically wear a 12 pant, large top, and a medium or large dress at Loft.

40% off ends May 19 (today!) and you get two Loft cash cards for every $50 you spend.

When I saw these shorts hanging up my first thought was there is no way they are going to fit my big bum. But they did and I was pleasantly surprised. I imagine wearing these for city walks in the summer and loved how loose and soft they were. However, I passed on them for a few reasons. Although they were super comfortable, they aren’t the most flattering style on me. They would bunch up in the front and give me a diaper effect. I think it is because they were stretched across my bum which left a lot of room for the front to billow out. Despite their not so flattering shape I was still considering getting them until I realized the crotch hangs down and doesn’t sit at your crotch which means my thighs would rub together without any fabric protection. Not so ideal for walking around. So I passed but I still think they’re really cute and comfortable.

I, of course, can’t find the shorts online but here are a few similar pairs if you’re in the market for some. The shorts I tried on did have a tie in the front but they also had a zipper and hooks which was nice for stability. I can’t tell if any of these have that as well. Also, can’t remember where I got my tshirt from but I get asked a lot so I found you a place to get it (I got mine last year).

Zig Zag, Floral (two color options), Triangle, Diamonds

As we know, I have been on the hunt for spring skirts and I love this one. I can’t resist a white eyelet type pattern and I love that this skirt isn’t lined all the way down. I did feel a bit “full” at times in the hip area (it has slanted hip pockets so that may be why) and I didn’t love that you could see my gray tshirt through the fabric when I tucked it in. It fit me really well so I did buy it but I am still on the fence. For sizing, the skirt sits at your waist so if you want to wear it lower, size up. The other reason I am on the fence is I really love the yellow color (it looks more like a limeish yellowish greenish color in person) but they didn’t have it in my size. And now I see they have a blue option online that I love too. I am apprehensive about the yellow option because I’m not sure how much I have to pair with it though. I need to find some Pinspiration.

This dress is pretty much what my dreams are made of. So soft, so comfortable, thin but sturdy enough not to show every bump, simple but interesting enough to wear multiple places. I originally grabbed a large and the elastic waist was way to big in my waist and gapped at my side boob which I’m not used to having happen. So I’m wearing a medium here and love it. I also love the length (remember I’m 5’8″ and my butt takes up space) it hits right below my knee in between my knee and mid-calf and I’m in a regular length. (I didn’t realize how dumb my face looks in the second photo!) I was really hoping online would have more colors but I think this is the same dress in a pattern.

Some other things I tried on but didn’t take pictures of…

This jumpsuit. First, Lou and Grey’s pant cuts are significantly tighter than Loft’s typical pant cuts. This thing barely fit over my calves, and I know I have big calves, but it was pretty ridiculous. It’s the same pattern as those shorts which is why I was even more surprised when those shorts fit me.

This top which was also ridiculous. First, the ends of the sleeves were really tight which I could have made work. But the eyelet detail across the bust made the top really tight and my boobs were seriously popping through the holes.

Last, this perfectly striped tank that I’ll wear to death and most definitely bought. It actual gaps at the boobs also but I figured the extra ventilation would be welcome in the summer 😉

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