Snow hasn't even hit NYC yet (unless you count the freak snowfall on Halloween, which I would just like to erase from memory altogether...) but spring fashions have definitely hit the stores - and I'm loving the pastel colors that are everywhere this coming season! So much so that I just wanted to share a few items with you all that I'm dying to wear. Can't we just skip over February and March?
The other day, I stopped by a nearby LOFT to see what they had in stock (Twitter followers may have seen some of the items I Tweeted about when there). I fell in love with the Patch Pocket A-Line Skirt in Scuba in 00P. It doesn't seem to be available in petite/small sizes online, but there were several in-store. If you're interested in this skirt, I suggest you go check it out in person to see if it's available (or, of course, do a Stylefinder).
FIT: As you can see, the skirt was slightly loose at the waist (for reference, I'm 23'' around) and the skirt would have to be slimmed. Although it fits comfortably if I allow it to sit low on my waist, closer to my hips, I'm not crazy of how it looks worn so low.
VERDICT: I passed on this, because it was retailing for $59.50, but now that LOFT is having its 40% off new arrivals sale, I may reconsider. The quality is decent and the skirt is lined - so for 35.70, it may just be worth it.
The other item I tried on was the Petite Salt and Pepper Patch Pocket Sweater Jacket in XXSP. Admittedly, this isn't a "pastel" but bear with me - I wanted to squeeze in my LOFT reviews into one post, and thought this jacket definitely deserved a mention.
FIT: This jacket runs small. In fact, I'm amazed at how small it runs! Usually, even XXSP is slightly large on me, but this jacket has slim sleeves and a narrow, high waist. My only qualm - and this is just me being nitpicky - is that the sleeves are a little too long. Also, don't expect this to keep you warm in the winter months. It's pretty thin - but I guess LOFT does describe it as a "sweater jacket."
VERDICT: I wasn't crazy about the price - 79.50 - so I decided to wait for a sale. But lo and behold, LOFT is having one now, so I'm running to the store ASAP to purchase this.
Here are a few other picks that I'm considering adding to my spring wardrobe, from ASOS, Ann Taylor, H&M, the Gap and Nine West...
How about you all? Any pastel items jump out at you as absolute must-haves? Let me know! I'm definitely looking to prepare my wardrobe for spring - thinking forward's the only way to get through the winter chill ;)