Under Rated: LOFT

Ann Taylor LOFT: Vintage Cuffed TeeToday’s Fashion Illustration:
cuffed broken-in tee $ LOFT

“I don’t wanna shop at old lady stores. I don’t wanna go to J. Jill and Chico’s and Ann Taylor Loft. I’m not ready yet.”

– Leslie Mann in “This is 40” (Judd Apatow)

That line, along with several others in the movie, had me in tears. I think it’s a sentiment a lot of us can relate to. Despite their recent facelift and promotion from young style bloggers like Extra Petite, it’s hard to remove LOFT from that “mom” category.

Recently, I’d overhauled my closet and (sort of) landed on my  “professional uniform.” For whatever reason, I decided to give Loft a try when it came to the task of filling the holes. I’m so glad I did.

Poof! Any preconceived notion I had about Loft is fading away. In fact, they might be my new favorite destination for basics. I already have four of these cuffed broken-in tees and I’m sure I’ll get more. The fit is really perfect, the fabric is soft, it looks expensive but isn’t. (Whenever I wear it, the compliments come rolling in.) Win.

Thank you, LOFT. I’m sorry for calling you a “mom store.”