Dolman "Sweater" Top (XS)- It's actually not a sweater. In fact I have t-shirts that have a thicker material than this. I wore it in an outfit forgetting how much I got it for. ($25) So sadly I won't be able to return it. I would recommend this if it went on sale. Wide sleeves with a ribbed fit at the bottom.
Yay for large, comfortable puppy slippers!
Corduroy Blazer (00p) - (see part 1 review here) The color is definitely more flattering for my warm skinned tone. The fit is a massive improvement. I love corduroy for its flexible yet very warm fit. I haven't worn this yet since I'm still debating whether or not I will get much use out of it...Everyone needs a warm blazer right? Right....?
Scuba Blazer (00) - The petite sizing wasn't available so yes I already knew this wasn't going to work out. Sleeves are too long and the armholes were too low. Other bloggers have mentioned this fabric. It is absolutely amazing, so comfortable! The blazer is not as stiff as the other blazers that I have tried in the past. It is definitely for the fall/winter for I wore this for about 15 minutes inside the house and I was starting to feel very warm. Its a great blazer for the fall/winter time but I have a hard time seeing this blazer in the spring and summer ...
I tried using the LOFT client service thanks to Elle's post. Apparently they haven't marked the petite sizing so it is still $199 ... what a freaking pity since I saw a regular size that is $40 in the store.
Compared to the Express blazer, I like that the width of the sleeves are not as huge looking. I'm surprised to say the the Express 00 tapered closer to my waist than this one.
I am actually going to still keep it and wait to see if the petite sizing will get marked down. I like the material for its comfort and will consider tailoring it if they decide not to markdown the petite sizing.
Scuba Sheath dress **Currently sold out online but check in stores! - Now, there are plenty of positives on the fabric as discussed here. However, I wore a sweater today that sheds and it seems to have an affinity towards the Scuba fabric. SO ALERT, this fabric may be soft but it does seem to magnetize pieces of lint. It is often the case that soft fabric is really good at picking up tricky little boogers like lint.
I originally bought the 0p online but I went back in the store and tried the 00p. Here are the fit comparisons.
Vicky did a review on the same dress in 00p! It looks fab on her, click here for her review. ExtraPetite and ReallyPetite also picked up this dress so hopefully they will do a review on it too.
+ Armholes fit really nicely.
-Too big in the waist and the hip area.
-Weird floating seam
+Better view in the front with the waist and hips
-Length is still appropriate
-Floating Seam makes me look PREGNANT. =0(
-Roomy in the waist - back view.
-Armholes seem to fit a little too snug.
I really can't resist the cute details on the shoulder of the dress though. I'm still on the fence about this dress. I guess I can easily sew (or ask a professional to do it) the floating seam down?
When I went inside LOFT yesterday I did make the sales clerks angry by exchanging, returning, using their LOFT client shipment service, and buying new things. The employees kept rolling their eyes at each other, smirked while I was explaining to them how I needed to go smaller. So I'm a little apprehensive in going back...
Elle and I chat on Twitter a lot and we were talking about how we both lusted over the same striped wool blazer from LOFT. Other bloggers have this on their wish list as well including Petite Little Girl and PetiteXXS.
The material feels like felt instead of wool. Great that it isn't itchy and it is lightweight. It isn't so great if you are looking for something that will keep you warm for a really cold fall or winter. I would say that the LOFT picture is true to color and don't go by my poor cellphone pictures.
Only XS was available in the store. The sleeves are long but can be quickly remedied by folding them. The torso area does have about a good 2-3 inches of room. However, you can't really tell since it does have a curvy shape on its own. There is room for a bulky sweater if you get easily cold like I do. Even though it currently isn't available in petite sizing, I felt like the fit was okay for everything else.
The final conclusion that Elle and I came to was that for $50 probably alright. For me personally I might just wait until it goes to be about $40 for an XXS and about $30 for an XS.
+Good boyfriend length and fit
+Cute nautical colors
-Smaller petites might have difficulty with this one
-Material is lightweight