Thursday, December 10, 2009

JUST SAY "NO" to Mom Jeans!

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and the winner is....



Jill said...
I love them all but my favorite is the casual holiday. I'm all about comfort with style!
Jill
jilliandrhodes@yahoo.com

Thu Dec 10, 09:41:00 AM

CONGRATS, woman! Happy shopping!!!!
Suz

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This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Loft.


I must admit, when I heard that I would be trying on clothes at LOFT (used to be Ann Taylor LOFT)...I didn't fully understand the differences between Ann Taylor and the newer division company: LOFT.

Allow me to share my research findings between the two stores:

Ann Taylor:
high quality
classic looks
conservative
high end prices
older business class women
majority of items are dry clean only
(where your mom shops)

LOFT:
casual chic
trendy and classy
great quality at a reasonable price
middle to younger business professionals
majority of items are machine washable
(where you shop)

HOW HAVE I NEVER WALKED INTO THIS STORE BEFORE?!?! It was love at first sight!


When discussing age-appropriate apparel, my friends and I often talk about how we are "stuck"...you know, stuck in between a "teenybopper" and a middle-aged mom. It is a common conversation among women my age (29 & knockin' on thirty's door), am I right?

But I'm tellin' ya, girlfriends---look no further! LOFT is exactly what I was looking for and caters to all the many different aspects of a woman's life. BlogHer hooked me up with: a $200 LOFT gift certificate (thank you, BlogHer!), an amazing professional stylist
(thank you, Bret!), and a very talented professional photographer (thank you, Heather!).

We were given 45 minutes to complete a “Style Challenge”--where we put together three perfect holiday looks from LOFT: the perfect party outfit, an office-to-party outfit, and a casual holiday look. Here are pics from my very own, SUPER fun, LOFT SHOPPING PARTAAAY!

Perusing the aisles before we begin--SO many cute things to choose from!


Trying to find the perfect combination...Modern Boot light wash jean with a swirl appliqué T-shirt and toggle-button sweater coat.



Look #1: Casual Holiday...a laid back look that will keep you cozy and cute during your downtime this holiday. Black cords paired with a chiffon blouse, complete with a stylish gray sweater coat and long fringe necklace.


Bret working his magic! (Umm, can you come shopping with me every time?)



Look #2: Office-to-Party...a versatile look that you can transform from office-appropriate to party-ready in no time! Cuffed, wool striped trouser pants with a cascading ruffle blouse and soft velveteen blazer.


Lets not forget the SUPER cute bauble necklace! (They have THE BEST accessories! I was in heaven.) I LOVED the royal blue shirt paired with the long magenta beads. I'm all about colors that POP!



Look #3: Perfect Party Outfit...from low-key style to full-on glamour, an outfit that will make you shine at any get-together. A beautiful party dress with an iridescent sheen paired with a long knotted rope necklace. Simple and smashing!


Okay--now down to business...what to purchase?! My dressing room was filled to the brim with layer after layer of adorable clothing & accessories!


I hear great things about LOFT denim- so I enlisted the help of my uber-fashion-extraordinaire stylist to find me a pair of skinny jeans that I could wear with my (previously purchased from another store) boots. I am TERRIFIED of skinny jeans, but LOVE the boots-over-jeans look that is so hot right now. (yes, I just used the phrase "so hot right now"). Here's what we put together! I LOOOOVE them! Bret made me a believer.


SOOOO...What did I make it home with???

The adorable gray sweater coat and the Modern Skinny dark wash jean (Regular, Size 6).


The Deep Twilight Blue Corsage Crew Neck Cardigan with "jewel" buttons (I LOVE the girly corsage- which dresses up your ordinary cardigan. LOFT was full of cute tops with ruffles and frills---right up my alley! SO hard to choose!)


Modern Boot Cut light wash jean (Regular, size 6) which fits me PERFECTLY--LOFT denim runs true to size, which is SO nice. Oh, and by the way- these jeans were on sale for $14.99! (Playing with my little monkey- Ethan...one of my 2 yr old quadruplets! Click HERE to see more of my precious family)


And if you know anything about me...you know I just couldn't pass up this awesome necklace! Accessories are KEY in taking an outfit to the next level. (and I LOVED the blue and purple combination)



Is LOFT a good "fit" for you? Here are some things to consider...

STORE ENVIRONMENT:
The store at NorthPark in Dallas, TX was well organized and easy to maneuver with super friendly and accessible staff members. You can find LOFT stores inside a mall or outside shopping center (Click HERE for a store locator). They have special store events like last Saturday-there was a live DJ playing, the atmosphere was fun and relaxing--just an all around great experience. Did I mention there were free snacks and drinks on this particular day? I was comfortable and did not feel out of place---you know, like at those teenybopper stores where you are the oldest person in there? Yah- not the case at LOFT!


LOFT CLOTHING:
Trendy. Casual. Fun! I texted my hubby & several friends on the way home and told them that I just found my new favorite place to shop--(no lie!) If you are looking for fun and flirty---LOFT has it. If you are looking for classy business attire---LOFT has it. If you are looking for casual and comfy---LOFT has it. And the greatest part about it- is that you can mix and match everything! Such a versatile collection of cute, affordable clothing---exactly what I'm looking for in this economy.

I also love their easy-to-use online website. If you want a quick way to check out some of their styles, click on "Looks We Love" ...its like having your own personal stylist right there in the computer! See below for an exclusive coupon before you start shopping!

A quick run down on their prices:
Tops- $9.99 (sale price) to $49.99
Pants/Skirts- $19.99 (sale price) to $89.99
Dresses- $39.99 (sale price) to $100+
Jeans- $14.99 (sale price) to $79.99


LOFT DENIM:
JUST SAY NO- to "Mom Jeans"!
LOFT recently re-tooled all of their denim fits and washes to make them a perfect fit at a remarkable value. I 100%, absolutely found this to be true with my experience. The two jeans that I tried on, I purchased (MODERN BOOT & MODERN SKINNY). I didn't have to size swap--I knew my size, tried on my size, and was ready to go! Which is SO nice and time efficient. Their jeans average around $59- which I think is affordable for the quality of the denim.


PETITE COLLECTION:
Some of my closest friends and family are short in stature and it is challenging to find appropriate fitting clothes (pants especially). The fact that LOFT has an entire section devoted to their petite collection shows just how much they try to cater to all body types.


FREE COUPON!
LOFT has provided an exclusive coupon to BlogHer and our blogger readers to shop in-store nationwide. CLICK HERE for coupon, valid through 12/31/09.


WIN A $200 LOFT gift card!
Tell me your favorite LOFT look, out of the 3 outfits we pulled together, and you will be entered to win a $200 LOFT gift card! Just leave a comment below.

Outfit 1: "Casual Holiday”
Outfit 2: “Office-To-Party”
Outfit 3: “Perfect Party”“


You have 15 chances to win a gift card! Visit this page for more details: BlogHer.com special offers page

The contest will begin at 12/10/2009 and will end 12/25/2009. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.
Rules:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
This giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18 and older
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
Please see the official rules here: Official rules


Thank you SOOOOO much BlogHer and LOFT! I had an absolute BLAST with this review (and Bret & Heather!)---SO much fun! And to all of you blogger buddies: Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!!! DON'T FORGET YOUR LOFT COUPON!!!

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Christy@pipandsqueak said...

I like the office to party. I have been trying to get into the Northpark store but it is impossible with the kids because all they want to do is see Santa.

Tara said...

I love the office to party look, outfit #2. You are much braver then me to try the skinny jeans. They look GREAT on you.

Tara
TaraTheSpaz@aol.com

Melissa said...

I absolutely loved the office to party look. I just found the loft my self and it truly my FAVORITE Place to shop!!!!!!!!

Matt & Jill said...

I like the office to party look. My work party is on a weeknight right after work, so it would be perfect

cookinmama said...

I LOVE the casual holiday #1.
That is perfect for a mom. It is nice for taking care of the kiddos.
You can go to the park and go to a nice restaurant all in the same outfit. I love that versatility.I went on their website, alot of cute clothes. I made sure I printed out the coupon.

Amy said...

I like the office to party look!! I'm never thought about shopping here, but I'm going this weekend!!!!

Katherine said...

I love outfit number 2, but I'd definitely buy outfit number 1 too! I'm all about the day-to-day comfort and looking cute!

angela said...

Love the office to party! ...and I've always assumed Loft was for my mom too!

Jennifer said...

Outfit #2 was my favorite!!! You look so chic in it!

The Whitakers said...

I love the Casual Holiday Outfit #1!! So cute!! I love the Loft, they always have such good prices and cute clothes!

tlc1982@aol.com

The Whitakers said...

I blogged about this on my blog.
http://southernsavingsanddeals.blogspot.com/2009/12/loft-giftcard-giveaway.html

tlc1982@aol.com

Sarah P said...

Office to party!! I L.O.V.E. The Loft so much. So glad you discovered it and love it now, too! You look fantastic! Glad you had fun!

saw99a @ yahoo . com

Sarah P said...

All the Blogher links told me "access denied". :(

Leah Beth said...

I love the office to party look. LOFT is one of my absolute favorite stores!

Christina said...

I almost jumped out of my chair when I saw you were reviewing my alltime favorite store in the universe!! I am so excited you've been introduced to LOFT!! It is my go-to store and I so appreciate that the prices are very reasonable. Don't ever forget to check out the $4.88 rack, they almost always have one with great tops, skirts, etc. that are only a season behind, so you can grab them for next year or wear them under sweaters, etc. SUCH a great deal! And so fun to see my favorite blogger loving my favorite store!

My favorite outfit for you is the office to party look. Though I love the sweater coat, too, but the whole look of #2 is great.

Christina said...

Blogged about this on my IF blog, too... http://unquestionablelove.blogspot.com

neimanlaine said...

I love outfit number 2!! The blazer is my favorite! I can't wait to go try some of their skinny jeans! What a great find.

Christina said...

And tweeted:
http://twitter.com/christinambw

Michelle said...

I like outfit #2. I'm always in the market for a nice office look!

Christina said...

Oops, crud! Forgot to include my email: christinambw@gmail.com.

Carrie said...

I honestly LOVE them all! If I have to pick just one, I would pick the work to office look. I am excited because I am pregnant with Baby #2 and the LOFT now has maternity!

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

I love # 1 and # 2 but I would say # 2 is my favorite!! I love Ann Taylor Loft this is a wonderful giveaway!!!

Denise said...

Just love it... And you look great in the skiny jeans.

suburban prep said...

I so like the Casual Holiday look.
It all looks great and comfortable.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

The Townsend's said...

I love the casual holiday look! I love all the looks but that one is my fav. :) And I LOVE Loft!!! I've been shopping there for years! :)

Jill said...

I love them all but my favorite is the casual holiday. I'm all about comfort with style!
Jill
jilliandrhodes@yahoo.com

SMccracken said...

I love, love, LOVE that purple dress!!!! its fantastic!

Stephanie said...

The perfect party outfit is PERFECT! Love the dress and necklace!

Shannon said...

I like the office to party look and you look absolutely gorgeous in the perfect party dress. I just had a baby 3 weeks ago and a new wardrobe is a must. I am so close to wearing "mom jeans". PICK ME!!! =)

Ally said...

I love the holiday look. Purple is a great color on you! Size 6 after 4 kids too! Good job!

Amcg326@hotmail.com

Ally W.

Caitlin said...

Loving outfit #2!

Kara said...

I am loving the office to party look. It would definitely fit my lifestyle and get me out of my mommy clothes rut.
Kara
klboynton@gmail.com

Chelsa said...

i love them all, but the dress was TOO CUTE!!!

etta said...

Look #2!!!

Corrinne from VA said...

I love to shop at the Loft! I am all about the Casual Holiday. Got to Love comfortable sweaters.

Corrinne

cmkeister@yahoo.com

Meagan said...

I love the holiday casual!

the Mayes family said...

I like the casual holiday look best. It's the one I'm most likely to wear!

KatieB. said...

I love the perfect party outfit! I need a dress for a Christmas wedding and that would be perfect!

Lindsey Stokes said...

Love Look #1 the "Casual Holiday.” this is the one I would be sporting going to all five of our Christmas family events

the bakks said...

I love the casual holiday look...love the gray sweater!

Kcbtriniz said...

I love the outfit #2 OFFICE TO PARTY!!

Jill said...

I am a teacher in Southlake and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the LOFT! They have discounts for teachers and great sales, prices and style. I feel cute for work, but can use the pieces for casual looks on the weekends.

Okay enough of that...I loved your office party look #2. So CUTE!

celita.turner@yahoo.com said...

I love them all, but outfit #2 was my favorite as I often leave my office to go straight to party - and having to stop to change is just a drag!
I haven't every been brave enough to try Ann Taylor or Loft, but I will definitely be checking it out soon!
And ps - the skinny jean/boot outfit was WAAAYYYY cute!

Ellen said...

You look fantastic in the blue and purple. Those colors really bring out your eyes. However, if you don't have to go into the office or dazzle at a party, I love outfit #1 with that sweater and those boots!

Ellen
ellenamanda@gmail.com

Bryan and Sarah said...

I like the casual holiday look. Most of Christmas parties are pretty casual. I love the Loft. It has been one of my favorite stores for a long time now. Thanks for reviewing.

Melissa said...

My favorite is outfit #1. It's cute, trendy and something that can be worn to many different outings.

llgear@hotmail.com said...

I love them all! But I love outfit # 1- so cozy! I love the purple of the dress in #3 too :) And there is a coat at LOFT I asked for for Christmas!

KT said...

I love the first look!

Dara said...

Office to party! I LOVE Ann Taylor Loft and have for years. As a working girl - not the Pretty Woman kind - I always end up out to dinner or drinks in my work clothes b/c I never have time to go home and change. Love it!!

Anonymous said...

I was excited to see you review The Loft - it is a great store! I love to shop there when I get the chance. My favorite look of the three is the "Casual Holiday" I am a stay-at-home mom of multiples as well, so this would fit me the best in my current lifestyle. I love how it looks so put together and classy, yet comfortable and laid back as well. It is perfect!

Morgan
mderaad3507@hotmail.com

Jamie said...

I love the casual Holiday Look #1. It looks warm and comfy especially when running after kids and still dressy enough to wear everywhere Christmas Eve/day. I've never shopped at Loft before, but now I have to check it out!

Laura said...

Office to Party is super cute.

Jennifer :) said...

I LOVE the Loft! It really is my favorite store to shop too! :) I am all about comfort, but I'm also SUPER girly, so I think my favorite is the "Perfect Party Look"! It's hard to resist something in a girly color with some ruffles!

aggiegal114@aol.com

LB said...

#2!

Anonymous said...

Office to Party Look - #2
I always think that is the hardest look to pull off, and I feel like I am always running somewhere after work and don't quite love my outfit.
very cute!

Heather
breza80@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Suz,
Outfit #1....LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
Thank you so much for blogging about this! There is a LOFT here and I haven't set foot in the store yet. I am one of those people who is reluctant to change my shopping habits but I think after seeing your blog (with the pictures!) I can't resist this new shopping adventure! I simply MUST get that grey sweater and I saw the pics of the purple dress...I am wondering if they have something special for me to wear to Steve's company Christmas party! I have been having such a hard time shopping for myself lately but I will be at LOFT this weekend for sure! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING!!!! I'll let you know on Facebook what I find this weekend at LOFT!

-Amy
ames143@hotmail.com

Deen Family said...

I LOVE outfit #1 (the casual look). The sweater coat is ADORABLE!!!!

Amy and Matt Murphy said...
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April said...

i love outfit number 2! thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love the casual outfit...I am going to buy that sweater today! I doubt that I will go with the skinny jean, but you have peaked my interest to try on a few pair of the boot cut!

Jamie
(jlynnlu@yahoo.com)

Amy and Matt Murphy said...

Outfit #3 - perfect party - definitely perfect! Love the loft...and would love a $200 GC to splurge after our first kiddo is born at the end of January!

-Amy
amyjo10@yahoo.com

Lindsay said...

Love the Office Party Outfit! You can wear that anywhere, and look cute, but not over done! Gonna go check out Loft for some holiday outfits!

Lindsay
lindsay.dobson@hotmail.com

allison said...

I like the office to party look because that is EXACTLY what I need for the holiday season!! I will be using their coupon and visiting one of their stores very soon!! Thanks!

Heather said...

I love #1, the Casual Holiday look! We recently moved to NW Arkansas from Dallas and I left my career in advertising and am now staying home. It's great to see how to put together a cute, casual everyday outfit. I feel like I only have "work" clothes and "work-out" clothes --- nothing in between! Thanks so much for the informative post!

Heather
hnbunch1@gmail.com

Mama D said...

My favorite's the office to party look, too! I'm all over wool pants, 'cause they look classy but stylish, and the purple top is beautiful!

allison said...

OOPS I forgot to leave my email address.

asmith8870@gmail.com

Thanks!!

Betsy Black said...

I like Outfit #3 - Perfect Party, but you look great in all three of them!

Jenny Wakulat said...

Love them all...so hard to choose. I say #2.

The McNulty Family said...

LOVE IT ALL! Going to barrow the gray sweater for sure!!!! Maybe even the skinny jeans and necklace!! Watch out Suz's closet!!

My FAVORITE LOOK? The perfect party dress of course.. you look DARLING! It's so girly and sweet. I love it.

As for the other looks.. well, SMOKING HOT AS ALWAYS!!!!

I love you so much!!

XOXO
Gen

Mariah said...

Outfit #1 for sure!! Looks so cozy and warm... too cute!

The McNulty Family said...

LOVE IT ALL! Going to barrow the gray sweater for sure!!!! Maybe even the skinny jeans and necklace!! Watch out Suz's closet!!

My FAVORITE LOOK? The perfect party dress of course.. you look DARLING! It's so girly and sweet. I love it.

As for the other looks.. well, SMOKING HOT AS ALWAYS!!!!

I love you so much!!

XOXO
Gen

Jessica said...

The popular choice seems to be outfit #2, and I have to agree! It's practical and looks absolutely adorable on you!

Eryn said...

I love look #1! The sweater jacket is fabulous! I've never been to LOFT, but after reading this I will check it out!

Erika said...

I love the office to party look #2!:)
You look adorable!

Megan said...

I like the Perfect Party look (#3)!

Kate said...

I like the office to party look...FABULOUS!
Kate
mrs_kateboard@hotmail.com

Kimberly said...

I love look #1, especially that sweater!!! I am going the the Loft for a new pair of jeans!

Kimberly
http://yeptheyareallmine.blogspot.com/

Joceline said...

I like the casual holiday. It looks like something I could wear every day at home with kids and still feel good about myself if I run errands or end up going out--like that ever happens!

Chelsea said...

Love the party dress!

Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

office to party is my favorite, although i love that sweater/jacket in the first one

MEGAN said...

I LOVE the Loft. I've got some great stuff before from the store. Love your 'business' outfit the best!

Ashley said...

I LOVE the 2nd outfit- office to party. You look great in all of the cute outfits!

apittman@hotmail.com

Brittney Galloway said...

Wow, I just love the casual holiday look! So classy! I love Loft's shirts though have had trouble finding the right fit of jeans, maybe I should try again!

Sarah said...

I love look number 1, but they are all cute!

annmak said...

I like the office to party look!!

Beck said...

I like the perfect party look the best. You look fantastic!

Jenny Lynn said...

Perfect Party. LOVE the dress. Super cute. I'm a big fan of LOFT. It's really wonderful. And, one of my coworkers is a bargain shopper and ONLY wears LOFT clothes. Seriously. But she comes in and everyone raves about her outfits and then she says she got them at the LOFT and gives us a breakdown of cost. It's insane what good sales they have!!

Brooke said...

I love #1 - casual holiday. So perfect for winter days at the mall with the littles.

I love LOFT... there is one in my local mall, but I have never tried their denim. You've inspired me!

Jessi said...

Yea for Loft! Love the 2nd outfit. Looks perfect!

Katie Favara said...

Outfit #1 is me! I love the casual look!

Tricia said...

I love the perfect party look! I love dressing up and always have such a hard time finding clothes that aren't under my age but are also HOT! Thanks for the review, I'll have to stop at the LOFT next time I'm at the mall!

Heidi said...

I LOVE casual holiday! So Great!
Heidi

Aimee said...

I like outfit #1 best! aimee (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anna said...

I love the casual holiday look!! Fabulous.

abower90@hotmail.com

Megan Lynae said...

I loved the office to party look! So cute!

Meggie said...

I LOVE LOFT! I had never shopped there before, and I went in looking for an Easter dress and fell in love. They have such cute work & casual clothes, and really cute accessories.

Anyway, I am a sucker for a sweater coat and a lovely cocktail dress, but my favorite look has to be #2!! I just love the layers and the different colors. I need to remember that outfit when I shop!

Thanks!

Brooke said...

I tweeted for an extra entry :)

https://twitter.com/BellaCatalina

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Kristen said...

My favorite is def the office to party!!!! But of course you look great in all of them!!!

Kristen

Critterd777@gmail.com

patersk3433 said...

My favorite is Casual Holiday #1! I do love all of the looks! Ann Taylor Loft is the best! You look wonderful!

Ruth said...

Love the office to party look! And the Loft has been my favorite since I discovered several years back! I've gotten a cashmere sweater for $9 from the clearance rack, and I don't think I've bought works pants anywhere else.

Amanda said...

I love look #2 and you are GORGEOUS! The blue and purple is never something I would have come up with but it looks amazing

Anonymous said...

I love the office to party look!

Elizabeth
elizabethrebecca@gmail.com

D's Mom said...

My fave is office to party. But they're ALL so cute!

Brandy Hines said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress! Purple is my favorite color and I'm so inlove! I too am not ready to fully give up the teen years, and totally not ready to wear khakis and a cardigan EVERYDAY so I LOVE Loft too! I NEED this giftcard :)

Miller Family said...

The LOFT is my favorite store! You look FABULOUS in that dress!!!!!

Lea Liz said...

How much fun!! You look great!! Love the skinny jeans!!

I love all the outfits but I would go with outfit #1!!

Jennifer said...

My favorite is the Casual Holiday. This store is my very favorite!

Christy said...

I loooove the office to party look!!! But all outfits look great on you!!

Heather said...

I like the Office to Party look!

Beth said...

I love the first look...casual holiday. That is so me...very comfy, but still stylish! I have never shopped (or gone in) a LOFT, but am certainly going to try it out!!! Thanks!

tbmroberts at yahoo doc tom

Sonya said...

I like the perfect party dress, but I would probably get more use out of the office to party look!

Jill said...

Outfit 1 looks so versatile and comfy!! Definitely my favorite!

jillhayes06 at gmail dot com

Kathrin Y. said...

#3 was my favorite. you looked amazing!

Court said...

My fave is the Outfit 2. I am a working girl so I have to go to events after work and don't have time to change. I would love to have an outfit like that for those days.

courtneymadden@hotmail.com

Heather said...

LOFT is my FAVORITE store!! I am petite and can never find jeans to fit me. At LOFT I can literally go to the rack, pick up my size, buy them and not even have to worry about trying them on because I KNOW they will fit. I can't do that at any other store!!

Allyson said...

Outfit 2 is my favorite.

Rachel said...

Love love love outfit 3!!! So cute!

julie said...

My vote is for the office to party look - love it. As an aside I purchased clothing form the Loft during my engagement 10 years ago and those are still some of my favorite clothes. They all look just as great and have maintained their appearance even after all of these years. As usual you look gorgeous Suz!

Ashley said...

I like the outfit # 2 office party look. I have never been to the LOFT store before, but I sure will be stopping by there now! Thanks!

Schaefer Clan said...

Casual Outfit #1- Man what a fun giveaway! I could really use an update as I am in the "in between" age and size (not pregnant, not back to skinny yet) :-)

Thanks!
Nancy
schaeferclan(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Jennifer said...

oUTFit number 1- casual holiday is cute...they all were. ~Jennifer
jenniferbwilson2000@yahoo.com

Bailey Greene said...

Loved the Party outfit. I love purple!

Kelly said...

#1 Casual Holiday...those pieces can be paired with so many different things for different looks!!!! Loved the review, love the clothes, and I would love to win the gift certificate to get a few pieces for myself!

Heather said...

Oh...LOVE all three outfits. You can't go wrong at LOFT.

Melanie said...

Gosh, SO so hard to pick between the three! But I do think I just LOVE, LOVE #1!!!! So comfy, but stylish!!!!! Go are a great model by the way!~ Melanei

pinamarie said...

I love the casual holiday look, the sweater is super cute!

amy said...

You are just too beautiful! I LOVE LOFT and would LOVe to win... I need to get out of the stay at home mom funk! :)
ame0831@gmail.com

Krystyn said...

I love the perfect party look. The purple is fun and not typical.

reallyareyouserious at gmail dot com

growinguptater said...

I love the outfit #2 (office to party)!!!

Jodi said...

My fave is #1 because I loooooooooooove cords in the winter!!! SO versatile! And you look adorable in all three outfits, btw. :) I'm just saying....

"Oh what FUN" it must be to shop with a stylist!

Elizabeth said...

I like them all....but #1 is my favorite!
ehepler81@yahoo.com

Mama Llama said...

Girl...YOU are so hot this season! And I love the skinny jeans with boots too (especially with a longer sweater to cover of my boo-tay!)

I Loved the purple dress... you look killer in eggplant! Who would EVER think you were once pregnant with Quads!

Would lvoe to win this gift card too!

Shosh said...

I love the first casual look!!!! Its the perfect "im a mom but I can still dress trendy" look! I'm a 28 yr old mother of 3 so I totally get that feeling of being stuck in the middle!

Anonymous said...

Suz -
You looked great in all the looks but my favorite was the office to party. As a working professional that look as wonderful - now if only I could fit into that size 6! I will be stopping the loft soon!
Jennifer Shumate
jennifershumate@sallybeauty.com

The Gieses said...

The office to party look is my favorite - can totally see myself wearing this. I also LOVE Loft and their denim fits me perfectly too!

Liz said...

I like the casual look!

Kristy said...

Outfit one is right up my alley!

amber said...

I can't believe you just discovered this store either! Although, I will say that in the past year, they have really kicked it up a notch - they have totally become my go-to store for cute and comfy work dresses and skirts.

My favorite look is the Casual Holiday look - what can I say, I'm a sucker for a thick sweater coat!

katandkarl said...

i love the casual #1 - looks cute and comfy!

h.kathleen at gmail.com

Stacey said...

I like outfit #2, office-to-party. I can totally see myself wearing something like that. Comfortable yet classy!

ASHENFELTERS said...

Oh my goodness! I have recently lost 50 pounds and am just getting comfortable wearing tighter fitting clothing and also wearing necklaces...I LOVE the holiday casual look!!!!!! I NEEEEEEED this certificate.:)

Bridget said...

My favorite is the office party.

I have to say I LOVE the Loft. I am a 26 year old professional who is short, so it is VERY hard to find clothes that fit me and my age for work.

Bridget
calgal1683@hotmail.com

Miller Family said...

I LOVE the 2nd outfit! LOVE the jacket!!! Beautiful! LOFT is my favorite store as well. I can always find something there!

ASHENFELTERS said...

opps...my email is
ashenfelters@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!! I LOVE the purple dress...so wish I had found this last week for my hubby's company party. I think the sweater coat might be a close second for me though... I love the LOFT though.... how have I not made it in this season?

Claire's World said...

I really like your office-to-party look!! I love the fun color combonations!!

Schaefer Clan said...

I tweeted :-)

http://twitter.com/Javagonzo

Thanks!
Nancy
schaeferclan(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Casi said...

I love the office to party look because I, too, am a sucker for a good necklace and it just all works so well. Of course, you're one hot mama so they all look great but #2 was my fav.

Cheryl Wade said...

I really liked the office to party look.

Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Deana said...

Ann Taylog LOFT is my fav store!!!! Found it after I became a mom :-) Love everything in the store and have even walked out wearing what I purchased one time. I love your casual look, will have to go check out our Loft to get something cute too!! Love this review!!!

Sally said...

Definetly loved outfit #3 the best! sallyjo03@hotmail.com

April Lynn said...

Love these looks & love loft!!

Michelle said...

I love all three looks... but number 1 was my favorite... I love the casual look but it is still so pulled together.

amy said...

love, love office to party!! i hope they have tall jeans too!! a new place to look :)

Little Dude's Mama said...

#2- love it! And it would fit my lifestyle perfectly.

The Bailly Family said...

Office to party- definitely my favorite!

Jenna said...

Outfit #2! Of course, you look cute in anything!

Page said...

Love Look #3!! That dress is gorgeous!

Angela said...

Oh my gosh I love ALL of the outfits! I guess I'd have to say I like the work one the best, though. So cute!! I hope I will the gift card...LOFT is my favorite store!!

Melissa said...

Suz!! LOVE the outfits! I'd say my favorite one is the Outfit #2 for the Office Party. I'm with you and love the contrast of blue and Magenta!

JOYFUL MOTHER said...

Love your casual look & love LOFT (have for a long time!).

Christina said...

I like the office to party outfit the best as well. I tend to have plenty of dressy and plenty of casual and nothing in the middle!! Love the Loft!!

Melissa said...

I've just left a twitter post about the contest!! http://twitter.com/J9Melissa

Anonymous said...

I love outfit #2. Great combo.

Gen from Texas

monica said...

I think outfit #2 is my favorite! LOFT has been my favorite store ever since I moved to Chicago eight years ago. It's the best!

Stacey said...

I love, love, love outfit #2!!! So versatile - you could mix and match any of those pieces with items in your own closet and make several outfits out of it!

Michelle Yost said...

I love the casual party outfit!!! You look amazing!!!

kjsonntag said...

My favorite outfit is the causual holiday. I am always trying to find something "special" to wear on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but also comfortable (there will be kids running around!), washable (again, those kids!), and something that really looks like "me" - this is it!

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Meghan & Josh Reid said...

I LOVE #3. That dress is a gorgeous color and I love the necklace you paired with it as well! All of the looks are fabulous.

RachelM said...

I love Outfit #1-Casual Holiday! So cute!
Rachel
krmiller05@hotmail.com

lacey.jennings said...

I love your outfit #2! I work in an office and have to "dress up" daily so that look would work perfect for me! Thanks for the giveaway...Merry Christmas!

Beachski said...

That looked like so much fun - you deserve to be treated like a queen! My favorite: Office to Party #2 - I WANT THAT OUTFIT! Suz, you're so beautiful, you could make a burlap romper look good...

anjamarie @ gmail.com

The Woods Gang said...

I like outfit #2!! Totally love the Loft!!!!

Donatelli98 said...

I love the office to party look - very versatile. I shop at Ann Taylor and the Loft quite a bit.

Livin' the Life God Gave Me said...

I love outfit #2! shopgirl224@comcast.net

Mendy said...

I Loved the casual holiday #1. With 3 little ones I thought it would fit my life perfectly and not look like the traditional sweats :) Thanks for reviewing!

JENNY said...

I love outfit number 1!

Sher said...

Office to party is waaaaay cute !

Jayme307 said...

I love look #2!! All of them are super cute on you!! I have never really been in the store because I thought it was a store for my mother as well..I will definitely have to go now!! :)

Tabaitha Kaye said...

Seriously, how I am supposed to choose just one. I will go with Outfit #1 since I'm a stay at home mom and absolutely love the sweater. I had all the preconceived notions regarding the store as you and now I can't wait to try it out for myself.

tabaitha_kaye@hotmail.com

Alison said...

LOVE the #3 party outfit! You look smokin'! I also love AT Loft!!

Brooke said...

I love the casual holiday look. Something I would absolutely wear and be warm and comfy!

MDM said...

You look stunning in each outfit, but #3 is my fav..I wanna be you!

Mandy
dmrzdavis@cox.net

Meredith said...

I love the office to party look! It is great layering, and looks great all together! I am petite and love the look that LOFT gives even to my size!

Michelle Z said...

The office to party look is my favorite!

Although I do love the skinny jeans/boot pulled over look... I just don't think I can pull it off.

patti bevans said...

Oh my God! I have to have that party dress for a wedding rehearsal I'm going to TOMORROW! I swear im going to LOFT today!! Yeah, thanks for doing my shopping :)

Amy said...

I love the office to party look. So pretty! amythomas at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Ahhhhhh forgot to leave my email!! I had left a comment earlier about Office outfit #2 and that I twittered it...
http://www.twitter.com/J9melissa

Email address is mjhimes@gmail.com

Halie said...

I found your blog a while back, and just had to post on this review. When i saw your pictures i just knew you had been to the Loft, i can spot their clothes anywhere.
I love outfit #2, would be perfect for my business casual setting at work.

I totally agree on all that you wrote about the Loft, from how the sizes fit true, to having plenty to offer for those in the "in between" stage of life.

I always had trouble finding pants that fit and were not too long, as I am pretty short and petite.
After someone suggested the Loft, I went to check it out and never looked back. The pants are always true to size and fit perfectly, no hemming needed! The petite section is perfect for me!
Not to mention that all of their clothes are so cute and affordable with their ongoing sales.

Megan said...

I love outfit 1! It is a great cute outfit that can be worn many places! It loooks comfortalbe also, and that sweater could be worn with leggings. Very cute!

Annie and Jordan said...

Love love love the office to party look. so classy and chic! You look amazing.

Jenny G said...

First, I so love Ann Taylor Loft! My favorite look is the office to party!!!!

Roxanne said...

Love the dress, but #2 is my favorite!

Lauren said...

Office to party was my favorite, I love that blazer! My most favorite item that you got though was the blue cardigan, be still my heart.

Molly said...

1 because that coat is SO cute

Cody Morrison said...

I like choice number 2 the office party look!

codyjanine@email.phoenix.edu

kelly w said...

ooooo! i love the #3 outfit! you are so precious! what a great give a way!!!

Megan said...

I love Loft! I shop there all the time because I love their petite section.

All the looks are great, but I love #2 the best!

Dawn said...

Definitely #1, Comfy Holiday!!

K.M.L said...

I love the casual holiday look! Thanks for the chance to win!!! :)

kaseylaughlin@yahoo.com

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