I’ve had a weird love affair with Ann Taylor/Anne Taylor Loft, now simply “LOFT”, a la one of your Chers or your Katyas, since I was a dirty youth. Synonymous with a more mature take on modern business wear, I loved AT when I was a young 20 something with something to prove and I’m still drawn to it today as a withered 30 something who works in an industry/office where people wear beat-up sneakers and graphic teesin tandem with coworkers sporting a leopard kitten heel and a jazzy ice cream pant. Both of these options deserve their place, but it seems you are free to make your own aesthetic in the world of higher education.
LOFT launched LOFT+ last February in 2018 with, to my mind, mixed reviews. GlitterandLazers, Laura Berns and LearningToBeFearless all did haul reviews of some of the pieces. I wasn’t thrilled with the fit of any of the items, and the fact that the pants absolutely did not work for GlitterandLazer’s body made me doubtful. I’m not a pear like she is, more of a rectangle, but I have big butt and often have problems with hip-to-waist ratios (doesn’t everyone?).
However, I did get a real life review from my friend Hannah who messaged me specifically to tell me how much she loved the new collection, and Hannah is known by me for being a die-hard Eileen Fischer stan, and that’s a medium high end brand that I’m compelled to buy when I see it at Savers no matter the style, size or fit. This is how I’m making my fashion decisions. Cool that I’m so BLOGGY about it.
Here are a few things I’m interested in from LOFT+’s current collection.
If LOFT wants to send me some of these items I will gladly review them in person for you. Right now, my credit card is hurting. Still, that jumpsuit and that last dress…..tempting. We’ll see!