Weekend Steals & Deals – 5 Dresses Under $50

Happy Friday friends!  I feel like we made it through a pretty big week with my son starting back to school on Wednesday and everything that goes along with it.  We are working on getting back into a good nighttime and morning routine and, although my son seems great with it, I’m pooped! I’m currently working on preserving/organizing his years of artwork that I’ve let pile into bins and I’ll definitely be ready for a dinner out that involves a cocktail or glass of wine this weekend.  Maybe I’ll wear one of the new dresses that arrived this week, I’m crazy over them!  One I had to return for a larger size . . .  Hope you find a dress you like – these are my current faves – and they’re all under $50!  
Talk about a comfortable, cute dress!  I was happily surprised by the material (polyester and spandex) of this dress because it has a lightweight waffly texture (I tried to show you below).  This dress and the third one below, I just got it in the mail so a quick mirror shot is all I got.  I’m wearing the XS.  I also ordered the small, which I almost kept, but I felt like this one hugged better at the top.  It also comes in blue and white stripe.  I’m already thinking of all the different ways you could accessorize this dress to bring in different colors if you want. Adding a jacket or cardigan could make it office appropriate. 


I featured this dress last week and discovered that the XS was too tight on top, so I’ve exchanged it for a small.  The XS fit if I was standing still with my arms at my sides, but was tight when I moved.    But, the website said it runs large and recommends if you are between sizes, order one size down.  I’ll show you the small on me when it arrives- should’ve just ordered two to begin with!  I adore the pattern and style of this dress.
This is a fun dress!  It’s still perfect for the hot weather here, and the skirt has a built-in slip for extra coverage.  I think the ruffle on top is sweet and the “V” isn’t too plunging.  Take note, however, that the pink in the dress is more of a hot pink than the muted pink as pictured on the model.  I’m wearing the XS.
I feel like this is one of those dresses that is so easy to wear and you wouldn’t have to worry about having to unbutton your pants after dinner or a big lunch!  Of course, I’m a fan of the racerback, and this dress also comes in black.  I’d wear a long pendant necklace with it. 
Leith V-Neck Body-Con Dress ($48)

The shape of this dress is great, and it also comes in black, blue, or “red cayenne” which looks peachy-orange in the photo online.  It got 4 stars with 25 reviews with one reviewer stating it, “has the same effect as spanx but not as tight.”  Good to know!  

Do you have a favorite?  

weekend steals & deals
ANN TAYLOR:  $50 off Full-Price Dresses & $30 off Full-Price Skirts (this weekend only).  FREE shipping on $175 or more & $8.95 flat rate shipping.
ANN TAYLOR LOFT:  40% off EVERYTHING!  *This is a great sale.  Their petite pants fit me perfectly- no alternations necessary!
BANANA REPUBLIC:  40% off full-Priced Styles.  Use code BRWEEKEND FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.  Ends 8/17.
BAUBLE BAR: 15% off for first-time orders.  FREE shipping and easy returns. 
GAP:  Sales on Jeans, Khakis, Tops, Uniforms, Soft Sweaters.  Ends 8/17.  FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.

KATE SPADE:  Exclusive Private Sale, up to 70% off.  Ends 8/15.  I can’t wait to check this out! You have to enter your email address to view the sale items. 

LAND’S END: 20% off Full-Priced items & 10% off Sale and Clearance items. 30% off Kids’ & School Uniforms  Use code DEAL4ALL & pin: 1360

NORDSTROM:  Always FREE shipping & FREE returns
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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Love both of the pink numbers and the black floral print shirtdress, although I'm not sure if it would be a tad bit short on me. Still, I could pair that with cute leggings and my booties…and yes, I am already thinking of my fall wardrobe 🙂 That b&w dress looks amazing on you. Thanks for recapping the latest deals! I plan on doing some online shopping this weekend. Have a great one Megan!

  2. I like the black and white dress and am still considering purchasing the floral dress you posted last week. Were you in between sizes or right in the size range. Not sure if I should order a small or medium.

  3. I love that you modeled them! It's so nice to see them on a real person who isn't photoshopped – I feel like it gives a much more realistic idea (although I'm not nearly as fit as you 🙂 ). Great picks and you look great in them!

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