Hello, summer! And hello, blogging, after a long hiatus to which I can blame absolutely nothing other than life.  And the vortex that is social media, but I’ll get to that tomorrow.  For now, I’m talking about summer style that is cute and affordable and from somewhere I haven’t shopped at in ages.

{LOFT plaid tie off-the-shoulder top, above}

Have you been to the Loft lately?  Or the mall for that matter?  Well, I haven’t.  I feel like it’s been forever since I just perused the marble-tiled floors of the mall, because, kids.  And when I shop online, which is practically always, I head to my select few, go-to online sites, and kind of forget about those chains I used to poke my head into before having all three daughters to lug around with me.  I was seeing so many cute outfits on my newsfeeds and on some of my favorite fellow bloggers as well, all from Loft, so I had to check out the incredible sale they were having for myself.  The Loft’s website is super easy to use and their customer service is equally as helpful.  The entire site was recently 40% off!  So, into my cart lots of summer finds went and I waited patiently for them to trickle in by mail.  And they are all awesome.  The one thing I will say is that I find their clothes to runs a bit big, so you may want to size down, especially in the bottoms.  I had to return a pair of shorts and a denim skirt for a smaller size, but all the tops, although roomy, I kept, because I liked the extra length.  Here are a few peeks at my favorite pieces that I grabbed from the sale.  Sadly, that particular sale is now over, but they are still offering an extra 40% off all current sale items and some new arrivals are marked down, too!

{LOFT unpicked denim shift skirt, above}

{LOFT gingham side tie off-the-shoulder top , above and below / LOFT embroidered ruffle off-the-shoulder top, above, right}

See an off-the-shoulder pattern there?  😉

Happy summer shopping!

xo gina