As promised, here’s what I picked up during the LOFT F&F sale, starting with my favorite:
Petite Suiting Pencil Skirt in size P00:
I really like this skirt, and I think after a few alterations, it would be perfect.
What I like: The details! The front pockets are really cute, and I really like the pleat in the back. It’s based on these extra details that I’m thinking about getting this skirt altered. Without those details, it would just be another pencil skirt. The extras really make the skirt interesting, and make me want to add it to my wardrobe. Especially since I suspect my other pocketed skirt is too small for me (Too small for me? That’s something I don’t come across everyday.). Oh yeah, and it’s fully lined.
What I don’t like: It’s a rayon blend, which isn’t a bad thing, but I would really prefer wool. It actually looks exactly like wool, so maybe I’m just being too picky? The length needs to be taken up a bit, and probably tapered a bit at the end.
As for alterations, I’m thinking about getting it hemmed to mid knee, and then tapered at the bottom (especially since getting it hemmed will just make the bottom wider). I was thinking about getting the waistband taken in so it sits higher on my waist, but I’m not sure if it would be flattering on my short torso’d body type. What do you ladies think? Is the waistband placement flattering on me?
More after the jump.
Petite Silk Skirt in size P00:
This silk skirt has me on the fence.
What I like: I love silk, so it gets major points for that. The silk fabric feels really soft, like it’s brushed silk or something, and it’s fully lined. The ruffle detail is really cute, and it has pockets! I love pockets.
What I don’t like: The cut of this skirt has the ability to make me look bottom heavy at certain angles. Maybe it’s the color, since lighter colors tend to look wider, but either way, I was a little self conscious of that when I was trying it on.
I think I will be passing on this one, especially since I have a Phillip Lim skirt that looks almost exactly like it that I bought last year.
Petite Dobby Military Jacket in size P00:
When will I learn about AT and LOFT jackets? I just keep trying, and each time, it’s the same thing. Wide and shapeless…yikes! I think the photo speaks for itself. I’ll be passing on this one.
In answer to PetiteAsianGirl’s question about the Ann Taylor top’s tuckability from my last post…see this photo here. It tucks nicely, but because the silk is so smooth, so also slips out pretty easily. I’m so fidgety, I would probably be shoving the top back into my skirt all day.