Try-On Haul: LOFT + White House Black Market

Yesterday I found myself at a shopping center with a LOFT and a White House Black Market, so I decided to do some in-store try-ons.

I was specifically looking for more transitional pieces that we can wear now and also into fall, and I found a lot of goodies! It will be a long time before most of us can wear sweaters and boots, so these styles are a little more practical at the moment.

Let’s just dive right in! As always, descriptions are under the pictures.

LOFT Try-On Haul

LOFT Ruffle Cuff Tee // This tee is cute, the ruffle sleeve is a fun detail, and I like that it has a straight hem with side slits. This raspberry color is perfect for me, but I also like the celery color for something different. Best of all, it’s 40% off today!

LOFT Sustainable Style Destructed Slim Pocket High Rise Skinny Jeans // These jeans are really comfortable! I like the distressing and the wash a lot. I’m impressed with LOFT, they’re really upping their denim game. I can’t speak to how they’ll wear – they will probably stretch some, but the fit is good off the rack. For size reference, I’m in the 6.

LOFT Vine Flutter Cap Sleeve Shell // I love florals grounded on a dark background for transition season. This top looks great now with white pants (or I’d wear it with pink or light blue), and it will carry you over into fall with black pants and a cardigan or jacket on top.

It runs TTS; I’m in the small, and it’s 40% off today.

LOFT Modern High Waist Slim Pocket Skinny Jeans In White // I like these white skinnies a lot. They’re thicker than most and not see through at all (I’m wearing black underwear… if that tells you anything!)

The fit is nice from all angles, and I like the button fly. They run TTS for LOFT; I’m wearing the 6.

LOFT Snake Print Dolman Cap Sleeve Shirt // This shirt needs an iron, but I think you can get the gist. I really like the print, but the fit isn’t the best on me. That’s not to say it wouldn’t be cute on you, though. I just didn’t care for the hemline, and when I tuck it, it kind of balloons out and adds visual weight.

The model on the website has it knotted in front — I wish I’d tried that. It runs TTS; I’m in the small, and it’s 40% off today.

LOFT Leopard Print Piped Mixed Media Shell // I love the print of this shell — it’s such a pretty leopard. I also like that it has a straight hem — I feel like it front-tucks so much nicer than the ones with a rounded hem that hang long in the back.

This is another piece that stands alone or works well as a layer. It would make a great work wear piece. It runs TTS; I’m in the small, and it’s 40% off today.

LOFT Pocket Sweater // This sweater is sooo nice — it’s lightweight and soft and has a bit of a drape, even though it’s not a drapey style. It does have a relaxed fit, though, and it also comes in pink.

This is the small, and it has plenty of room. Sometimes LOFT sweaters can be snug, but this one is perfect for me in the small. It’s also 40% off today.

LOFT Chambray Tie Hem Blouse // This is a fun twist on a chambray top. I don’t usually wear them because I don’t like the typical collared button-up style, but this is really cute with the v-neck, tie front and blouson sleeves.

Also, the material is really soft and feels good against the skin. This top runs TTS; I’m in the small, and it’s 40% off today.

Floral Mixed Media Dolman Tee // So many floral tops… so little time! This is the one that came home with me. I like the closer fit, and while I typically prefer a more open neckline, this dolman style is always flattering.

The armholes are nice too — no bra peeking out anywhere. This top runs TTS; I’m in the small, and it’s 40% off today.

LOFT Roll Cuff Girlfriend Chinos in Intense Olive // These girlfriend chinos have that cropped straight silhouette that is trending, but they’re not too wide. I think they’re actually quite flattering, and you can cuff them to get the length you want. I rolled mine 3x.

For size reference, I’m in the 6. They’re a tad snug in the waist, but knowing how LOFT pants tend to stretch out, I think they’re the right size.

Lou & Grey Lightweight Terry Hoodie // I don’t think I’ve met a hoodie I don’t like, but this one is particularly good. Lou & Grey makes the softest clothes, and this one is no exception. I like the fit — relaxed but not voluminous, and the side slits are a nice detail.

It’s lightweight enough to wear now with shorts or even lightweight pants if you live in a cooler climate, and it will work well into fall with jeans and sneakers. It runs TTS; I’m in the small, and it’s 40% off today! Lou & Grey is rarely included in LOFT sales, so this is the time to snap this up! I didn’t buy it yesterday, as it wasn’t on sale, but I just put it in my cart!

also wearing: LOFT Roll Cuff Girlfriend Chinos in White (Love these in the white… kicking myself for not getting them yesterday when they were on sale.)

LOFT Sweater Tee // This sweater tee is a classic piece, and will transition nicely into fall, but it’s not terribly flattering on me. I think it would look better on someone smaller on top.

That said, it’s good quality, thick and soft, and it comes in white and lemongrass. I’m wearing the small, and it’s 40% off.

LOFT Floral Shift Skirt // I wanted to like this, but it has a slightly a-line shape, which is not my favorite. I prefer a straighter cut, and I wish it were a few inches longer.

I’m in the 6, and it zips fine, but it sits up pretty high on me (I’m short-waisted) so I think an 8 would look better — at least, it would allow it to sit lower on my hips, but it would also be wider still, which I don’t need.

All that to say, it’s not for me, but I’m sure it will be cute on someone, and it’s 30% off.

LOFT Striped Sweater Tee // This is the same sweater as the one above, just in stripes, and I tried this one in the medium. It’s okay, but I don’t love it. That might be partially because these pants aren’t the best pairing, although I love them… see more below. Both sweaters are 40% off right now.

Lou & Grey Cosmic Joggers in Deep Dark Grey // I didn’t buy these, but I wanted to. They’re soooo soft because they’re a tencel material. I like the cropped style and the rear pockets, and overall they’re just super cute and flattering. AND they are 40% off today! Again, Lou & Grey isn’t usually included in LOFT sales, so this is the time to buy.

I left them in the store yesterday (they weren’t on sale) but I’m tempted to order them now. I really don’t need them… but still tempted b/c SO cute. And also not jeans. As an aside, these would make nice travel pants. They also come in navy and olive, but I really like this deep grey. I’m wearing the small, for reference.

Lou & Grey Sleeveless Cowl Top // Super excited about this top! It did come home with me, even at full price, but I’m going to go back and get a price adjustment.

(The sales associate told me store policy allows a week to get a price adjustment… so keep that in mind when shopping LOFT. Just about everything goes on sale at some point during a week’s time.)

ANYWHO. You may remember that I had a very similar top last fall, and I loved it and wore it a ton, but it was longer than this one, and the armholes were deeper. This one is perfection, so I snapped it up! I love a sleeveless cowl for transition weather, and we have a long transition season here in PA.

It’s TTS; I’m in the small, and it’s 40% off today.

also wearing: Lou & Grey Cosmic Joggers in Deep Dark Grey

White House Black Market Try-On Haul

WHBM Shimmer Sweater Tank // I went to WHBM in search of a “date night top” for my dinner date with Paul last night. I ended up purchasing three, but I may not keep them all.

This shimmer sweater is simple, but I think it’s really pretty with my tan, and it would make a nice layering piece for fall. This is the small.

WHBM Mid-Rise Destructed Skinny Ankle Jeans // I like these jeans a lot. They were a little big in the waist (a problem I don’t normally have) and I’m in the 6, so they definitely run big. I like the wash and the distressing, although the whiskering at the hip is a bit much. I would put these on par with Kut from the Kloth quality.

WHBM Girlfriend Jeans // I can’t find these online, and unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the tag so I could remember the exact style, but I thought they were labeled girlfriend jeans. I like the wash a lot, and the cut is nice for a slim boyfriend silhouette. They’re a 6, for reference.

WHBM Metallic-Chevron Halter Top // This top is really fun for date night, and I wanted to like it, but the fit is a bit weird on me. This is the 6, and it was a little big around the arms, but the 4 was too small. I also don’t like how long it is in the back.

That said, I love the colors, pattern, the metallic bits, the tie in the back… all of that! I think it would be cute on someone a few inches taller with a smaller chest — how is that for specific?

I just noticed that it comes in petite… now I want to order the 6 petite and see how I like it! FYI, shipping and returns are free for petites, and WHBM is also Shoprunner eligible.

also wearing: WHBM Mid-Rise Destructed Skinny Ankle Jeans and Snake-Cut High-Heel Pumps

WHBM Metallic Dual-Neck Tank // I thought this was fun too, but I like the sweater better. This is another really nice layering piece, and it’s currently on sale for $14.

also wearing: WHBM Mid-Rise Destructed Skinny Ankle Jeans

WHBM Flounce-Trim Sleeveless Top // This top pretty much defines “transition piece” in my opinion. The color is perfect for fall, and the sleeveless style keeps you cool until fall weather actually arrives. I’ve also heard that ruffles will be trending this season, so it’s right on trend there.

I wish it weren’t quite so long, but it looks nice front-tucked, and the back doesn’t come down too far over the bum. I also brought this one home with me. This is the Madder Red, and I’m wearing a small.

also wearing: WHBM Mid-Rise Destructed Skinny Ankle Jeans and Snake-Cut High-Heel Pumps

WHBM Floral Mock Neck Tank // I love everything about this top — it’s the one I wore out to dinner last night. I love the pleated mock neck, the heavy lined material, the way it’s cut close to the body, the 22″ length, and the straight hemline. It’s also a small.

also wearing: WHBM Mid-Rise Destructed Skinny Ankle Jeans and Snake-Cut High-Heel Pumps

WHBM Mid-Rise Skinny Crop Jeans // I love these pants — I have a very similar style from WHBM a few years ago in a khaki color that I still keep in my closet and wear occasionally. I think these are so flattering, and I love the cargo/moto details.

I’m wearing the 6, and they fit snug, but they probably stretch some with wear.

WHBM Ribbed Sweater // This outfit is for those of you who need work wear. I love this citrine color, but it also comes in some nice neutrals. It’s definitely a body-con fit, so you may want to size up for a little more breathing room. I’m wearing the small.

WHBM Patterned Slim Ankle Pants // And these pants are super flattering. I have a really hard time finding slim ankle pants that have a narrow enough leg opening to be flattering on my stick legs, and these are perfect. I also love the color/pattern — such a nice change from solid black.

WHBM Graphic-Bodice Sheath Dress // Finally, I love this sheath. So flattering for an hourglass figure, and it’s also very comfortable. I’m in the 6, and it’s a bit snug. I would probably be more comfortable in an 8, but I didn’t bother trying it since I didn’t need this right now. I love it with these shoes too!

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50 Responses

  1. Oooh! I’m headed to Loft after work today! Such cute clothes and I love how you give details about each item.  

  2. Wow! Really cute things from Loft! Loved just about everything, except for the joggers. I’ve tried Lofts joggers in the past and they’re just too baggy on my straight frame.

  3. I really didn’t think I would “need” anything from Loft since I haven’t seen anything on the site that grabbed my attention. Of course I fell in love with the floral tops!! Ha! Can never have enough 😉

    And their new jeans are awesome! I love the distressed pair I picked up a couple weeks ago! 

  4. What size fit you in the Cosmic Joggers? I had ordered some leggings in medium and they were huge.
    You look so cute in everything!

  5. Geez, these all look so great on you, love them all…I’d love to see a ‘what you eat in a day’ post, don’t know if you ever do those or not, but you look fabulous, would love some tips😀

    1. I’d be embarrassed to show you the crap I eat. I should write a post on what I ate when I felt good and maintained my ideal weight – and then I should start eating that way again.😂

  6. Strange as I was just in a Loft store last week and couldn’t find a thing but see a few items in this post I guess I missed? Thank you and enjoy your day.  

  7. Thank you for this post!  You look great in everything you tried on, but I especially love the higher waist denim (elongates your legs)!  Also, you’ve got great legs for short skirts!  We have very different body types (I’m tall, flat chested and have thick knees, so I’m jealous of ladies with nice legs LOL)!

    Will definitely have to check out Loft!  And look forward to your WHBM try-on!

  8. Please make the WHBM session a separate email.  I’m afraid I’ll miss it if I don’t remember to come back here again later.  

  9. Thanks for the LOFT try on! All such darling pieces! I love the ruffle sleeve top in raspberry on you and the top you purchased paired with the olive pants was awesome!  

  10. All of these outfits look so fun! I have to say, JoLynne, whatever you are doing it is working great for you–you look amazing!!

  11. I love all of these outfits. I really love the chambray shirt and those dark green pants. All of these outfits are great! Thanks for them with us.

  12. All such cute outfits!  I’ve been shopping my closet lately, but somehow I ended up with some Loft rewards from earlier that are about to expire, so I’m off to the mall tomorrow! Great timing on your post.   I’m especially loving that hoodie, the ruffle sleeve top, and the cute floral dolman sleeve top.  I’d like to try the joggers as well. 

  13. Wow wow and wow! Fantastic finds! I am going to check it out online! Thanks Jo-Lynne. I hope you had a great date night! 😊

  14. Ordered the Lou & Grey cowl. I had ordered the one from last season and ended up sending it back even though it was soooo soft. It was just too long. Untucked it was a tunic and tucked, it was too much fabric. I hoping this one works because I hated sending the last one back.

  15. You are a beautiful woman but that last dress in amazing.  Too bad you don’t have an event to justify it.  There is very little here that I don’t love. Something that I would consider interesting for a future post, is there a way of telling if pants will stretch out with wear?  I hate buying pants that fit perfectly and then when I wear them for a day they bag out.  

    1. Another blogger swears by this he 3hour test. Wear them at home for 3 hours with the tags left on. If they don’t bag out in that time, you’re good. Haven’t tried it yet but I need to. 

  16. Loft should hire you to model their clothes. The clothes look so much better on you than the models! I was at Loft last week and didn’t see much for me, but I love everything that you tried on. Thanks for the try-on session!

  17. Wow. What a haul! I love everything! I actually bought that Lou & Grey hoodie a week ago. That black and white dress was absolutely stunning on you.

  18. That was great info. Loved the chambray top, the ruffled blouse and that gorgeous dress. You might want to rethink that one. I also liked the cowl top because I don’t like tops that come right up to my neck, they make me look top heavy.  On the West coast it’s pretty much fall fashion all winter, just with a very good raincoat,lol.

  19. I loved a lot of these outfits, JoLynne!! I really enjoyed this post today and I so appreciate you sharing some pretty great transitional pieces! I’ll need to go shopping pretty soon and will keep this post handy for reference. THANK YOU!

  20. Loft is killing it this year. Love those cute ruffled tees and the button up white jeans. That blue chambray top is something I probably would have passed up if I just saw it on the rack, but it looks really great on you with the jeans.

  21. Hi JoLynne, you have me looking forward to my day off to head out shopping. I prefer to shop in stores but at times I do order on line. I like the Loft pieces you tried on but you rocked every WHBM outfit! Every piece Really showed off your figure in a very classy way. 

  22. Well dang, I have been trying all day to see all of the pictures you included in this post, without any luck.  So I have finally given up.  You look absolutely fabulous in the last black and off white dress.  I hope you’ve had a great day, without nasty weather.  The heat and humidity have set in here, in full force.  Fall can’t come soon enough!

  23. Did you mention the gold medallion necklace you’re wearing w/ most of these top. Is that still available?

  24. Jolynne, this was an awesome try-on haul! Thanks so much for trying all of these outfits on for us! I went to my mailbox and there was a coupon for WHBM, but it’s not good until August 12th. However, I often use “Honey” to find coupons and I found a 20% off coupon that I used on that gorgeous top you wore for your date night! Can’t wait to wear it!!

  25. The sales associate at my local Loft wore the animal print top mostly unbuttoned and knotted at the waist.  Looked great on her!

  26. So much to love in the WHBM try this on. I loved all the tops except the yellow one. The shimmer sweater tank looks comfy and is a great layering piece. Ruffles are trending and I love the deep red of this one. The mock neck tank is super cute and will be nice under a blazer later on. I love the sheath dress! How can you leave it behind when you look super sexy in that dress? 

  27. Just wanted to say thanks for all of your hard work and for sharing it with the rest of us. I love the WHBM wine cargo pants. I have a few pairs of these in different colors because I can wear to work. I had a co worker tell me they were old lady pants. So happy that you pick them to try on. 

  28. Wow, that dress and the shoes! I think you should rethink that outfit as you looked ah-mazing in it!!! My other favourite was the red ruffled sleeveless top. The colour looked gorgeous on you and it’s a wonderful colour for fall. Thanks for all that you do. Have a great weekend!

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