Anyhoo, with the 40% off entire purchase at LOFT, I of course had to go check it out! My goal with any pregnancy shopping: find items that work now AND post-pregnancy. The main keys are to find garments with:
- stretch (jersey or elasticized),
- flow (volume can be let out now and cinched up with a belt or cardi / blazer later),
- or ability to wear unbuttoned (blazers / jackets / cardigans).
First up, is the Island Flower Peplum Top. I really loved the print when I saw it on PetiteXXS and was ecstatic when I found one (my closest LOFT had sold out) but the LOFT 15 minutes farther had it.
LOFT Island Peplum Top, SP, $24
The elasticized waist allows it versatility for pregnancy and post-pregnancy. I sized up for this one to make sure I could wear it longer. Afterwards, I'll probably cinch it with cardis or blazers.
VERDICT: I originally put this back on the rack because I honestly don't need this, but I really like the print so I went ahead and bought it. What do you think? Keep or return?
Back Zip Stripe Sweater, Gray, XS, $24
I really liked the stripes on this and also felt I could wear this now and afterwards. The back zip was a cute little feature. The only bad thing is that I have MANY striped sweaters.
VERDICT: Undecided. It's a decent price and a cute sweater but don't really need it.
Asymmetrical Neckline Drape Dress, XS, $27
Yay! I was so happy that they still had this in my size!! I LOVE the colors on this as well as the stretchiness to accommodate belly now and hopefully lack of belly later.
VERDICT: YES! I've been waiting for this to go on sale :)
I thought this had long since sold out but the farther LOFT store had it! This is an older review pic hence the lack of bump. I can't button it at the moment (seriously none of them!) but it's still cute unbuttoned :)
I picked up an extra in XXSP in case any of you ladies are interested. Just let me know - it will be cost of item + cost of shipping.
VERDICT: Definite yes!
I also hit the BR Factory store after seeing Aubrey's post but I'll save those items for later. Did anyone else hit the stores this past weekend?