LOFT Spring Outfits

Lilac Sweater Outfit

A little while back I posted my Spring Wishlist, and a lilac or lavender top was right up there on my list. It took a few weeks of trial and error (a.k.a. purchase and return) to find one that worked for me, but after trying on this one at LOFT I had a keeper!

Sweater | Exact Pants (Similar w/ More Sizes) | Boots | Necklace | Bag (c/o) | Earrings

The unexpected comment on this outfit came from my neighbor who saw me wearing it while unloading groceries from my car. She called out to me across the street, “You look like Ariana Grande today, Gina!” I couldn’t help but reply, “Thank you! Next!” I am 100% sure I’ve never been compared to Ariana Grande before but I did remember that she has worn a similar color sweater at some point. I looked it up on Pinterest, and sure enough, she has a lavender sweater + tall boots outfit! She opted to wear her sweater sans pants…I opted for pants. Just a guess, but we probably have very different lifestyles! So it’s likely the sweater, boots, and the love Ari and I share for big fake ponytails that my neighbor had in mind with her comment!

Sweater | Exact Pants (Similar w/ More Sizes) | Boots | Necklace | Bag (c/o) | Earrings

Anyway, on with the outfit notes! I thought this sweater ran just a bit small compared to other LOFT tops I’ve own or tried. I usually wear an XS in tops there, but the sleeves and torso length on that felt a bit too short for me so I went with a Small here. I also knew I wanted a fairly relaxed fit for this so sizing up made the most sense for me. It does have a shirttail hem, which I always like since I think it makes it a bit easier to do a front tuck. My pants are almost sold out, and you do need to order one size up, but this Express option looks very similar. My boots are also true to size and my favorite affordable OTK boots at under $50! The only caveat is they don’t have a lot of cushion in the footbed, but I didn’t mind buying a gel insert for them since they were so affordable in the first place.

My silver necklace is just one year old and I really love it for the bargain price ($13). But it is starting to tarnish, so I’m looking for a replacement. This seems like a simple piece that should be easy to find, but so far no luck! Everything that’s the right style is the wrong metal (gold)! I already have a gold one so I’ll just keep looking. I’m tempted to just purchase another one of these for $13 to last until I find a better quality option!

Here’s the latest of what’s going on in the blog world and in real life!

On the Blog: On Wednesday I’ll be sharing Six Amazon Favorites for Spring. These are all pieces I’ve shared on the blog in the past but some I haven’t worn in quite awhile since it’s been too cold.  But Spring officially starts on Wednesday and it warmed up a lot here over the weekend so it was good for me to go through my outfit archives and get reminded of some of the pieces I can wear again.

In Real Life: Nothing too crazy or exciting happening in real life lately! I get all my excitement from books lately – ha! I’m currently listening to The House we Grew Up In on Audible (my last Lisa Jewell book!) and reading How to Walk Away by Katherine Center on my Kindle. We haven’t been watching any shows lately since the homework and activity schedule in the evenings doesn’t allow for it. What kinds of tips or things do you all have for keeping positive and motivated when life is just ho-humming along? Nothing bad to report, but nothing exciting on the horizon, either? I always like to have something to look forward to, but sometimes it’s a little tricky to either get that on the calendar or into the budget! I’d love to hear how you all handle that!

I hope your week gets off to a smooth start and I’ll see you back on Wednesday!

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