Hey guys! I got some boxes in the mail over the weekend so I thought I’d do a try-on post today. Most everything is from LOFT or Old Navy, and I definitely have some good finds in here.
Case in point, this striped sweater. It is sooo super soft, and the ribbing creates a nice silhouette without being clingy — it really flatters the waist. I like the extra long cuffs and the side slits. It comes in several other stripe patterns as well as a few solids. I normally stay away from crew necks, but in this case I think it works okay. And good news! Old Navy has 30% off your order today, no code needed!!! So this sweater is only $25.
SALE ALERT >> 30% off your order at Old Navy today only, online only. No code needed. Exclusions apply.
I had high hopes for this bouclé coat, but I don’t love the fit. I think it would flatter someone smaller up top, but the single button placement isn’t working for me. For $39, I sure hope it works for someone! It also comes in a pretty fir green and a black marl.
I don’t really care for this plaid shirt. The side view is okay, but it’s way too long for me and it looks kind of frumpy from the front. I suppose it could be cute unbuttoned and layered over a t-shirt, but I don’t love the pattern enough to keep it. It’s really soft, though, and it comes in a bunch of colors and patterns. If you’re taller than my 5’5″, you might like it.
Now this twill field jacket, I love! This is such a pretty color, and I really like the shorter style. For size reference, this is a small. In fact, everything I’m wearing in this post that’s from Old Navy is a small, and they’re all true to size. This coat doesn’t qualify for the 30% off because it’s a Best Seller but it’s only $44.99 at full price so definitely a good value, and it comes in a slew of colors including a camo print.
I ordered several pieces of Old Navy activewear to try for super casual days at home. When I pulled this lightweight hoodie out of the box, I didn’t think I was going to like how thin it is, but I actually found it to be quite flattering for having that kangaroo pocket (not my favorite pocket placement) and the material is really nice and and soft and stretchy. I also like this light silvery grey color a lot, so I think it’s a keeper. Bonus, it’s only $18 today with the 30% off.
This next one I like a lot too. It’s a little bit thicker than the grey one above, but still super soft and stretchy and very cozy. I like these pockets a lot, and the color of course. How many burgundy tops do I own right now?!? LOL!!! That said, I have that Athleta ribbed hoodie in a similar color so I think I may actually part with this one… or perhaps I should consider another color. This comes down to $24 on sale.
This next hoodie is more of a sweater, and it’s longer than the ones above. I thought I was going to love it, but as it turns out I don’t love the longer length, at least from the front view, and it’s not as stretchy as the others so it is tight when I have my thumbs in the thumbholes. This one is going back.
Now this little moto style sweatshirt is super cute and really flattering. I just wish it weren’t quite so short. It’s created with Go-Warm technology that somehow generates heat to help keep you warm, and I can tell you that I was roasting within 30 seconds of having it on. I noticed it right away, even though I wasn’t aware of this technology at the time. If you need something cute and stylish to keep you super warm at outdoor activities, this is for you!!! (Plus, it’s only $27 on sale!)
This next sweater is from J.Crew, and it’s a big splurge, but it’s great quality and a classic style that will never be out of vogue. I impulsively ordered this color and the camel during a 30% off sale a few weeks back because I’ve been looking for this exact type of sweater to wear alone as well as under my leather jacket and quilted vests.
According to the website, this is a new style that has been knit more tightly in order to pill less, as they were having complaints. It’s such a great fit, and the quality is fantastic, so I’m definitely keeping the camel, but I’m undecided on this color. I love it, but even at 30% off, the price is pretty steep… and also, I have this “rule” against buying duplicates so I may just wait and see what else comes along. After all, something always does! For size reference, I’m wearing the small.
SALE ALERT >> 25% off full price styles (exclusions apply) PLUS free shipping at J.Crew with code GETSHOPPING. Unfortunately the cashmere turtleneck is excluded from this promo.
Okay, moving on to LOFT. This red cardigan will be great for the holidays, and I like the styling with the open front. It’s also 40% off right now. I know some of you don’t like the pockets on the hips because it can create visual weight, but I don’t mind them too much on this sweater. It’s true to size; I’m wearing the small.
I don’t like this grey one as much — I think it’s the length that I don’t care for. Other than that, the color and texture are nice, and it has a subtle but interesting knit detail on the back. It also comes in winter white, olive, and navy, and it’s 40% off. For size reference I’m wearing a small.
I also ordered some pants. These are actually more like leggings, but I like the cargo styling. They’re reeeeeally tight so I would only wear them with a tunic. I’m wearing the size 6, but I could barely button them so I’m going to say they run small and you may want to size up. They also come in black, and while they aren’t tops, sweaters, or scarves, they are 40% off as well.
I also ordered these sanded sateen cargo pants, and they have potential, but they kind of fit weird. They’re a little short for my liking, and they’re tight where the seams are located on either side of the knees. The size 6 fits well. They look tight, but I’m sure they’ll stretch out with wear because LOFT pants always do. I’m not loving how the flaps on the pockets stick out on the sides either so I guess I’m returning these. I love the idea of cargo skinny pants, but it’s hard to find a pair I really like. These are also 40% off.
Finally, a dress!!! I’m always a sucker for a sweater dress in the fall and winter, and the blouson sleeves are a fun modern twist on this otherwise classic dress. I think this would look great with a scarf and tights and over the knee boots or sock booties as pictured here.
For me personally, I’d prefer a mock turtleneck or a deeper neckline; this crewneck style isn’t the best for those of us with a larger chest, but it would probably be okay with a scarf. It’s not on sale, so if you like it, I’d recommend waiting. I’m sure it will be on sale before too long, knowing LOFT.
And that’s that! I have a few more things coming in, but I wanted to get this posted today because the rest of my week is pretty much spoken for. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
In other news, I’m super excited to be teaming up with Cyndi again for 25 Days of Winter Fashion. We’re starting on Monday, and we will each post a new winter outfit every weekday for 25 days, taking a break over the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m super excited, but I admit I’m starting to get a little stressed out as I try to plan outfits for the various types of holiday events coming up. If you have any requests, feel free to let me know. I’m making a list and trying to be organized so I have a good variety for you. The more general suggestions are most helpful for my blog posts, but if you have a super specific type of event to attend and you’re unsure about what to wear, feel free to ask and I’ll just reply in the comments.
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