In the Fitting Room

It has literally been ages since I’ve shopped at Loft. Honestly I was trying to stay away until Fall clothes came out because I have enough for Summer. On top of that I had received a $20 Rewards Card (the one you earn when you spend a certain amount which, btw, I don’t want to think about). Those cards are good for a few months and when I received mine I made a mental note to onto it until Labor Day. Fast forward to Labor Day and the impending doom associated with Irma and the last thing I was thinking about was shopping. Especially after Nolan and his medical crisis came to town.

Unfortunately for me my savings card had an expiration date of 9/9 on it. That just happened to be the day I spent at the ER with Nolan. After the storm and once my power had been restored was a different story. With a week off of school I hadn’t planned on I decided it was as good a time as any to shop. Imagine my surprise when I realized my card expired! I was going to call customer service but I decided that would be my last resort; I’d ask my local store if they would honor my card and I was prepared to give them my sob story. Although the sales associate who greeted me was less than friendly and unwilling to help me (Ima give her the benefit of the doubt here – she was either seriously carb deprived or perhaps had no power on at home from the storm and was therefore cranky) the store manager was so very kind and more than willing to allow me to use my expired savings card! Lesson learned – ask, the worst they can say is no!

You should know I was meeting a friend for an afternoon movie so I didn’t have all the time in the world and the fitting room was hot. Maybe the air wasn’t properly working after the storm but trying things on when I’m sweating is not my favorite thing. So here ya go, a look at what I tried on!
Up first these Festival Fluid Pants . They are certainly fun and have just about every color in them. I’m wearing a size 4 so I’d say they run true to size.























Next I tried on a dress my sweet friend Lisa who blogs at Coast to Coast recently shared  here. The dress is on super sale right now and it’s so dang cute! I love that it is orange and blue because #gogators I can wear it for college spirit day at school and still feel put together. It’s also perfect for this time of year in Florida and will be fabulous with a denim jacket or cardigan. I’m wearing it in a small.
























My focus was on tops and I found several that caught my eye. First up this Blossom Bar Back Blouse . I love the colors of this blouse! I tried it on in a medium because there was no small. It was comfortable and cute. I love wearing colors other than just grey,black,and brown in Fall and Winter. This blouse was so pretty and will be great layered under sweaters and jackets when it cools down but is pretty enough to stand alone.It’s a great length and you can see it covers my bottom. I grabbed a pair of skinny jeans to try on with the tops I chose. I’m wearing a 4 in the jeans and I really liked the way they fit. I didn’t buy them because I don’t need a pair of dark skinnies at the moment but if I did these would be a contender.













This plaid cascade sleeve blouse was another winner. I really like this top so much! I love the sleeves! I’m wearing a small. I’d love to see it with a leopard scarf in cooler weather.
























Anything gingham catches my eye right away so falling for this stunner was a no brainer. I love the split bell sleeve with the tie detail. It’s a longer top too so it will be fabulous with my faux leather leggings this Winter.
























The last top I tried on is a nice alternative to a chambray shirt. The cold shoulder detail and ruffle give it a little feminine flair without being too sweet. This chambray flounce cold shoulder shirt is super cute! I’m wearing a size small and the sleeves are rolled up. I love it! It’s a good length and the fabric is a great weight – not too thin and not too heavy.
Last but not least I snagged a pair of boyfriend jeans to try. I didn’t realize they had a button fly! That’s a deal breaker for me. I use the bathroom way too much during the day to deal with that foolishness and I got bored just unbuttoning them! They were cute though and since I refused to button them once they were on I didn’t take a selfie #thankmenow.

So what did I end up bringing home with me? The dress, this top, and this top.But you can be sure I’ll keep my eye on the rest because it was so hard to decide!





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Shop here:
Tall Floral Tiered Dress • LOFT • $54.88
Boyfriend Jeans in Light Indigo Wash • LOFT • $79.50
Tall Modern Skinny Jeans in Dark Indigo • LOFT • $79.50
Festival Fluid Pants • LOFT • $69.50
Plaid Cascade Sleeve Blouse • LOFT • $54.50
Chambray Flounce Cold Shoulder Shirt • LOFT • $54.50
Blossom Bar Back Blouse • LOFT • $59.50
Gingham Tie Split Bell Sleeve Top • LOFT • $54.50



  1. September 18, 2017 / 6:19 am

    Phew! So relieved you bought the dress. It is the epitome of cuteness! It looks amazing on you. Thought I knew you well, sista, but I only got one of the tops right in your shopping bag (the chambray). Why did you pass on that floaty top no. 1, pray tell? It looked so good on you. Hugs, x.
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    • Kellyann
      September 18, 2017 / 4:40 pm

      Mary, Mary you DO know me well. I loved the floaty top but I passed on it because I liked the gingham better. I was also have a hard time with the sleeves because it’s hard to keep them buttoned and rolled up if that makes sense. In the picture you can see they are floppy and that drives me CRAZY! Thanks sweet friend for your lovely words, I love reading your comments!

  2. Andrea
    September 18, 2017 / 6:37 am

    Yay, you got the tops I hoped you would! That gingham top oh my!!! CUTE!! So I have been on the fence about the dress but I loved it on Lisa and now on you…stunning!! I am bringing my mom to Florida in November for her birthday and I think wold be perfect so I am ordering it today!! You look dressing room delightful!! Have a great start to your week!

    • Kellyann
      September 18, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      I would have never ordered the dress because I thought it would be horrible on me. I honestly tried it on thinking I’d snap a picture and send it to Lisa to giggle over. I was so surprised at how much I liked it.
      Where are you bringing your mom in November? Are you headed to the beach? It sounds like a great trip, November is a great month here – still warm but not as humid.
      As always thanks for your sweet words!

  3. September 18, 2017 / 9:20 am

    Well first of all I am cracking up because we truly are twins (just like you said on Insta?) My post today is all things Loft and I ordered the gingham top too!!! You know I need some gingham in my life! I loved the black window pane flowy sleeve top on you. That was super cute. Seriously, who has time for unbuttoning their pants…LOL. OK, so THAT DRESS!!! You look soooo cute in it. I swear I think it’s one of my all time favorite dresses. I’m so glad you got it! YAY for the store manager letting you still use your card. That would have been awful for it to go to waste. I’ve got one right now too I need to use. So I’m guessing it’s back to school today? Hope it goes well. Hopefully it won’t be like starting all over?. Love ya girl!!!! XO
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    • Kellyann
      September 18, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Hahahahaha, yes, you and I are so much alike! That gingham top is so cute – so good on, I love it! And the dress? I can’t believe it. It was the only one and it was my size, now THAT was fate! I am wearing it to work this week, can’t wait! Speaking of work, yes,it was back to school today and it was fine. We found out our make up days will mean that most of our Thanksgiving break is gone but I guess that’s what happens, bummer though. Some of our kids still don’t have power or water. My heart just hurts for them.Many of them stayed home because they haven’t been able to shower. My principal and I drove out to one community in particular to see what was going on and that’s what it boils down to, isn’t that so sad? Bless their little hearts. I was so happy to see so many of them today even though I am exhausted!
      Ok girlie, have a terrific night. If all goes well my husband will be taking pictures of me in our gingham top for my post on Wednesday. Sadly all I want to do is curl up and take a nap!

  4. September 19, 2017 / 12:23 am

    How fun! I love LOFT – it’s my favorite store, and I have a LOFT blouse coming to the blog on Wednesday. I love that dress – I see they have it in tall in my size – might have to snag it!
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    • Kellyann
      September 19, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Lana, you should totally snag the dress – it is on such super sale you can’t go wrong!

  5. September 19, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    It is so fun to go and actually try on clothes every so often instead of just shopping online! Oh gosh, I think I love all of these… especially the plaid cascade sleeve blouse and that blue and orange dress. So cute! I am so glad they honored your coupon!! I always let coupons expire, I am terrible about that! However, I am always good at redeeming my birthday coupons and gifts from stores, lol!

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    • Kellyann
      September 19, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Carrie, I am the same way – I never let my birthday coupons got to waste! Maybe because my birthday is in June and I’m buying Summer clothes. I actually strategize how I’m going to use them and when, lol! Thanks for the kind words, it is nice to get into a real store sometimes!

    • Kellyann
      September 19, 2017 / 4:41 pm

      Thanks Laura! I remember when I was pregnant, at first I couldn’t wait to get into all the maternity clothes because I was so excited but then near the end I was just so done! You’ll be back to your normal size in no time, I gained over 60 pounds with each pregnancy, ugh, that was ugly!!LOL

    • Kellyann
      September 21, 2017 / 4:12 pm

      Thanks Debbie! Sure wish I could have brought them all home with me!

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