Have you ever gone to your closet and felt like you had nothing to wear? That’s pretty much been my status lately. Ever since I transitioned to full-time work-from-home life, going shopping for new clothes has felt foreign. I mostly work in athleisure clothes or throw on a maxi dress when it’s a million degrees out, and I have to look presentable for video calls. But, lately, I’ve had more and more in-person meetings and events pop up on my calendar, which has left me wondering what to wear.
On top of my lack of inventory, there’s another issue at play—I don’t feel like the clothes I have in my closet reflect where I am in my life now. For many years, I was all about the slacks and blazers, and now I find myself opting for a more relaxed look, something I never thought I would say. I gravitate towards that effortlessly chic look that’s both comfortable and fashionable (and doesn’t break the bank). But there aren’t too many pieces in my closet that seem to reflect that aesthetic at the moment.
So, I did what any good blogger would do and headed to my local LOFT. LOFT has always been my go-to store for everything from the perfect white t-shirt to jeans that fit my petite frame just right (sans alteration).
On this trip to LOFT, I was looking for two things—to replace my white jeans and to find some summer dresses. Sadly, I’m a little too late on the white jean front, and there were none left in my size, but this particular LOFT location had one of the best selections of dresses I’ve seen lately. I ended up carrying off four dresses to try on in the dressing room, which has to be a new personal best for me. While all but one worked, two were clear favorites.
This pocket shirtdress from Lou & Grey is not only lightweight, but the fabric feels amazing, making it one of those dresses you never want to take off. I instantly knew it was going to be a summer favorite. Plus, I don’t own anything close to it in this pretty sage green color, so it was a win-win. I will say, it runs large, so if it makes it into your cart, I’d size down. Unfortunately for me, I decided to stop at LOFT on my way home from the barn (did I mention it was after I rode two horses on a hot day?), and not only was it impossible to get my riding clothes back on, but I was also in no condition to take photos for a proper try-on session. Needless to say, I’ll be sharing a photo of the other dress I scored soon, but you can get a peek of it in the corner of this shot (and also my riding boots under the dressing room bench). I promise, next time, I will be more prepared!