If you’re read my “About Me” page, you know that my whole endeavor into the fashion/retail industry came from working at LOFT during my Junior/Senior years of college (and on weekends during my first year of working corporate!).
I usually love their stuff. Not everything is perfect, and there are a few duds here and there, but everything in my closet that is more than 5 years old came from my days of working at LOFT. So I recommend them!
This weekend they are having 50% off, and most of what I’ve bought from this year is included! I rounded up my favorite available finds in the collages below. Click the captions to hop any of the items, and pay extra close attention to my sizing notes 😉
Leggings: Size up one
Belt: TTS (true to size)
Jeans: Size down one if going with the curvy fit (I do), or stay TTS in the Modern fit
Jumpsuit: I went petite and sized up one (I’m 5’4 for reference). If you are taller, stay TTS.
Black Cami: I stayed TTS because it has adjustable straps
Blouse: Stay TTS
Wide Legged Pants (I own them in khaki, also come in olive, terracotta, and charcoal): Size down 1 OR stay TTS and go petite (I am 5’4 and wish I went petite)
T-shirt: Stay TTS
White Jeans: Stay TTS
Dress: I went petite and sized up one. Or size down one.
Lace Tank: I went petite but stayed TTS (if you have narrow shoulders/small chest stay TTS when you go petite. I am a 32a/b)
White Tank: Stay TTS
Here are some photos of me wearing some of these items in real life:
As the nation has conversations regarding racism, both personal and systemic, I spent the week learning a little more about how it shows up in the fashion industry.
Something interesting I learned is that there is a big discrepancy regarding diversity on the runway/in models and diversity in the leadership of some of my favorite brands. The LOFT is no exception. Their leadership team of Presidents of Ann Inc. companies as well as Ascena Retail (their parent company), does not have any Black leaders on the team (from what I could tell from my google searches). This is quite a difference from if you scroll their web page and look at their models, who represent multiple types of ethnicity and types of women.
LOFT is pro women empowerment, but we need to recognize they, as well as leadership teams across the retail industry, have work to do to be more inclusive and diverse.