Haul: LOFT jacket + top

by - Saturday, August 28, 2010

My first time visiting the LOFT brick-and-mortar store was 2 weeks ago. Shocking, right?! Their clothes just never really appealed to me before -- I guess I'm still stuck in the dressing-like-a-teeny-bopper stage in my life lol. I saw this LOFT Twill Cropped Military Jacket in fresh navy and my heart skipped a beat. It looked so much like Olivia Palermo's Kimchi Blue Ruffled Peacoat!

Luckily the store had a size 0 in stock. Imagine my surprise when the 0 fit perfectly... after all, LOFT is known for their vanity sizing. I didn't end up buying the jacket though because it looked like a return, kinda worn-looking. Unfortunately, I couldn't find that size anywhere else, not online, not in other stores =/ 2 weeks later, I see that the jacket came in petites! So I hurried and bought a 2P online, not wanting it to sell out soon. I found the jacket fit well, except in the sleeve length. Doesn't it look a bit short to you? I don't know if it's just supposed to be that way, or if I'm just used to Abercrombie/Hollister's ridiculously long sleeves haha. I'm sad, but this jacket's got to go back... but I'll keep my eyes peeled for a size 0. The petites are still being sold online though

I also picked up the LOFT Pleated Front Blouson Cami-Autumn Bouquet in pink, size 00P. It looked nice online, but on me, it just didn't look as nice. The fabric was also kind of stiff, which I didn't like... so this one is going back too =/
belt: J.Crew (currently sold here)
jeans: Hollister

*Olivia Palermo image courtesy of Celebrity Style Guide

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  1. I don't think the jacket sleeves looks to short. Structured jackets are supposed to fit to the end of the wrist. I had a hard time getting used to it as well!

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  2. Kayla - For some reason the size 0 sleeves just feel longer to me. I wonder if it's a mental thing :P I bet if I had tried on the 2P first, I wouldn't have thought it feels short.

  3. I love Olivia! Even though she's so difficult on "The City", I do love her style. And I think the jacket's sleeve is okay! great haul

  4. I love the floral top on you, very pretty. It goes really cute with the jeans.

    As for the jacket, I think the sleeves look fine on you!

    Sorry to hear your purchases didn't work out!

  5. I do agree the jacket looks quite short...for some reason LOFT's stuff usually doens't look nearly as nice in real life as they do on the models. Did you end up keeping that one in that size?

  6. @PetiteAsianGirl - I ended up returning both items :( If I don't completely love it, it'll just end up sitting in my closet.

  7. The jackets listed above are quite short their design is stylish they will look attractive if they will be quite long.


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