Who Wears the Pants? | LOFT Fall 2013 Collection

LOFT continues to offer lovers of chic and effortless style looks that take them from the office to a night out. Now is the time to trade in your lightweight and barely there blouses, back-barring halters and short shorts and say hello to the new season of a chic you. With a LOFT Fall wardrobe, your looks declare “I wear the pants…..fabulously”. The brand’s Fall 2013 collection is all about the perfect pant. With LOFT’s True Fit, you can find the perfect silhouette for your shape. Whether you’re “straight through the hips”, “curvy through the hips” or fit “straightest through the hips”, LOFT has an amazing pair of pants for you.

Whether you paired it with a chic sweater or blazer, structured shirt, flirty blouse or tough leather jacket, the Marisa (straight fit), Julie (curvy fit) or Zoe (straightest fit) pant silhouettes are the answer to a great fitting pair of sophisticated pants.

Of course just because LOFT has declared this the season of chic pants for everyone doesn’t mean that’s all we get. Blouses, sweaters, blazers and jackets are ever present in ranges from classics to edgy and layering still remains key to a great overall look. A classic work shirt adds structure to the Lace front top, while a textured tee adds a bit of playfulness to the classic menswear-inspired blazer.

LOFT’s accessories continue to be the perfect compliment to any look, whether you go for a bold accessory like their statement necklaces or a playful scarf, you won’t be disappointed with their selection. Curious to know more, check out www.loft.com or visit any of their retail locations. Any of the above LOFT looks stand out to you? What are your favorite fall pieces?

Summer Shopping | What’s In Store This Month From LOFT

The gorgeous (and sometime too humid) hot days of summer are finally here and while you may have some days where you don’t feel like putting on any clothing but since you must put on clothing, why not do so with some of the craveable looks from LOFT’s Summer 2013. July welcomes some exciting pieces from the fashionable brand – all of which will take you from work to play. You may remember my summer preview coverage of what LOFT has in store for summer 2013 – LOFT Summer 2013 Collection Preview – take a look at some of my favorite pieces hitting LOFT stores in July.

Featured above (1st photo) are the Floral Print Pleated Mid Length Dress ($89.50), Mitered Print Colorblocked Elastic Waist Dress ($79.50), and Stripe Elastic Waist Dress ($79.50) and (2nd photo) Vivid Fern Print Romper ($69.50), Zig Zag Imprint Roll Sleeve Romper ($69.50) and Leaf Print Cutout Back Jumpsuit ($89.50).

This summer, shorts are more grown up. Why not ditch the basic denim shorts and go for something a little more fashionable and sophisticated like the Resort Border Print Linen Cotton Shorts (on sale for $49.99), Sequin Elastic Waist Shorts ($59.99), Graphic Leaf Print Linen Shorts ($44.50), and Stripe Jacquard Shorts ($49.50).

Which of these pieces would look great in your wardrobe?

LOFT Summer 2013 Collection Preview

The weather is finally beginning to show signs of getting warmer which means the glorious summer weather is almost here and we can get to enjoy the wonderful summer looks and trends. One brand that needs to be added to your summer wardrobe is LOFT.

LOFT‘s Summer 2013 collection celebrates the brand’s classic shapes and silhouettes, relaxed fits, love of color and introduces a collection peppered with the a variety of fun, flirty and sophisticated prints.

Dresses were in varying shapes, from chic structured silhouettes to flowy A-line and stylish tea lengths. Shorts, paired with lose knit sweaters, printed cardigans, and spirited tanks, are available in a wide range from casual solids to fresh, refined and smart prints.

LOFT once again wowed with their accessories – memorable pieces include the grass skirt clutch, bold, colorful necklaces, layered bracelets, colorblock sandals, chic rubber t-straps and cork wedges.

Which LOFT summer looks are catching your fashionable eye?

LOFT Spring 2013 Collection

LOFT once again presents a winning collection. Their spring 2013 is sure to be a huge hit and a favorite of a variety of women. LOFT not only showcased their classic feminine silhouettes that will satisfy women of varying fashion tastes and flawlessly take them from day to evening, they introduced a few new shapes as well

The collection featured the two main color must-haves for spring – neons and black and white. Both color trends were shown in lightweight sweaters, cool blazers, pencil skirts, slim pants, tunics, swimwear, etc. LOFT doesn’t disappoint with bold prints and patterns either – an abundance of florals, stripes, geometric shapes and polka dots – many of which were created to mix and match or layer with each other- are standards in the spring 2013 collection

I find myself particularly drawn to their black and white trend pieces – love the short-sleeve striped peplum sweater, the polka-dot blazer with the large bow and the above chanel-inspired jacket.

LOFT’s accessories continue to be stylish and sophisticated – colorful scarves, stunning footwear, eye-catching jewelry and chic clutches

What to Wear | LOFT’s Holiday 2012 Collection

I can always count on LOFT for looks that are classic yet trendy, casually chic and compliment any fashion appetite. It’s no surprise then that I would turn to LOFT for my holiday and winter wardrobe. LOFT’s Holiday 2012 Collection brings lots of color, stripes, charming graphics and prints (the very chic bow graphic 3/4 sleeve sweater, the all-over bow print blouse and the zebra striped slingbacks are some of my favorites). LOFT offers several chic options for your holiday party festivities.
LOFT Holiday 2012 - Glasgow Skinner

For those who prefer to wear dresses, LOFT has looks that go from casually stunning to evening chic. I especially loved the heart print dress and even though it’s technically not a dress, I love the look of the striped sweater embellished in flat sequins paired with the layered tulle skirt

LOFT Holiday 2012 Dresses - Glasgow Skinner

Looking for more casual look, then LOFT’s separates make a wonderful choice. You can chic up a pair of skinny jeans or black leather leggings with any of these feminine tops featuring today’s hot trends – lace, floral, and graphic prints.


With every fabulous holiday look, you need great shoes and LOFT’s variety of slingbacks, pumps and boots that not only compliment their holiday collection but your current wardrobe as well

LOFT Holiday 2012 Shoes - Glasgow Skinner

What are your holiday party looks?

LOFT Fall 2012 Collection

LOFT once again delivers another wonderful collection. This Fall, LOFT offers wardrobe choices for the woman who wants both simplicity and zest in her fall wardrobe. LOFT Fall 2012 is full of vibrant never-ending color, classic prints with touches of more exotic patterns, skirts galore in varying lengths, menswear-inspired details and playful pant prints and colors.

As usual, I have several favorites from the collection (no surprise since LOFT is very flattering and chic). I can always count on LOFT to offer some classic and fashionable looks. I wish I could show you every single item I fell in love with but this would be a really long post. Here’s a short list of LOFT’s offerings I’m adding to my wishlist

I love the “LOFT Girl” sketch, so you shouldn’t be surprised by seeing the first two pieces. I love the all-over  print blouse with the sweet peter pan collar and classic white tee. I always imagine myself to be the girl in the sketch – just being fabulous and on the go. The eye-catching red Far East-inspired graphic on the simple silhouette was my absolute favorite blouse and I was not alone. For outerwear, I found myself drawn to a ribbed shawl collar sweater that’s far from basic, a stylish black and white stripe trench coat in soft corded dobby (stunning over bold yellow) and a wide-striped grey and white cardigan whose silhouette so reminded me of the classic Chanel suite jacket.

Accessories and Shoes were as much a standout as the clothing – boldly colored scarves, statement necklaces, attention getting bracelets and rings and of course, must have shoes.

To view LOFT’s Fall 2012 Shoes, click on the following link to NY Shoe Examiner –  http://www.examiner.com/article/loft-fall-2012-footwear-collection

LOFT Opens First NYC Concept Store

Two days ago, I attended a private preview for the grand opening of LOFT’s First NYC Concept Store (LOFT Concept stores already exist in DC, San Francisco, Michigan, etc) an inviting and colorful boutique-style store located at 1230 Ave of the Americas at 49th St (Rockefeller Center). The new concept store officially opened yesterday, June 1st. LOFT is celebrating the opening the entire month with a series of summer Friday events entitled “Friday’s Rock”. Beginning on June 1st, stop by the store from noon to 4pm for cocktails, gifts with purchase, raffles, and a DJ (see end of post for schedule of events)

In addition to the boutique-style layout, which are filled with hundreds of style ideas, the LOFT Concept Store also features signature style closets that make it easier for you to personalize your look with LOFT’s stylish offerings. “A Style Closet is every woman’s dream closet,” said AliaAhmed-Yahia, LOFT’s Chief Style Director. “It’s filled with fun, fashionable clothes and accessories in a space designed to 
inspire”. LOFT gives you the perfect arena for you and your friends, mothers, sisters, etc to have a wonderful “girls day” shopping experience (warning – you’ll never want to leave)

Take advantage of these great LOFT Fridays Rock events:

June 1st – OPENING DAY: Free LOFT tote with purchases of $75 or more.

June 8th – GRAND OPENING EVENT hosted by Refinery 29: Get styled by a Refinery 29 editor and receive a Fall 2012 LOFT Collection necklace with purchases of $100 or more.

June 15th – Get LOFT dip-dye clutch with purchases of $100 or more.

June 22nd – Get a Bliss Spa manicure and exclusive LOFT nail polish with purchases of $100 or more.

June 29th – Get a Drybar blowout with purchases of $100 or more.