Weekend Steals & Deals – August 2015

It’s been a busy, emotional week with our son starting kindergarten on Wednesday.  Already?!?!  Already that school has started and already that he’s in kindergarten!  I would’ve loved to have a few more weeks at home with him, but truth be told, we were both turning into big, lazy couch potatoes, so the change of pace will do us (both) good.

Even though we’ll miss each other during the day, seeing him with his buddies again brought lots of smiles.  I love these kids!  The adorable boy on the left is the middle’s little brother and it was his first day of PK3! James is on the right. 

weekend steals & deals 
While James was at his first day of school (which was just a half day), I took advantage of the few hours to myself with a solo trip to Target and Nordstrom.  It was the first time I’d shopped alone in several months- nice and quiet!  Let me show you some of my finds! 
Starting with this casual, easy-to-wear, 2 for $28 favorite tank top.  (I’m wearing size Small). It’s still super hot here, so tanks and shorts are the summer uniform most days and I like the loose fit of this style tank.  With these kind of tops, I like to wear comfy bralettes like this or this and I don’t mind if part of the straps or side shows.  The lace bralettes are really cute, but I’m not a fan of the bumpy look with thinner tops. 
I chose the aqua and coral, but it comes in other colors. 

summer fashion - tank, jean shorts, strappy sandals - tank (2 for $28)
BP Favorite Tank (2 for $28) | old GAP jean shorts (similar) | horn necklace | wrap bracelet 
watch (similar) | sandals 

summer fashion - tank, jean shorts, strappy sandals - tank (2 for $28)
BP Favorite Tank (2 for $28) | old GAP jean shorts (similar) | old JCrew necklace | wrap bracelet | sandals 
I’m also a sucker for a great, thin knit pullover sweater (I’m wearing size Small) and found this v-neck style in stripes! You can dress this top up with a contrasting collared shirt underneath too.   I get lots of wear out of tops like these in Houston since I tend to get cold in an office or at restaurants/movies.  
Fall fashion - stripe v-neck pullover and jeans
I didn’t see this button down at the store, but found it online and adore the check pattern with contrasting stripe sleeve. Super cute!
Fall Fashion - gingham and stripe button-down, perfect for fall
BP Gingham Double Layer Shirt $38 (also red/black)
These simple breezy shift dresses are a summer to fall wardrobe staple (in the fall add tights if it’s chilly).  I can’t wait to pair them with my fall booties!  I like to wear these blousy dresses to dinner and not worry about any after-dinner tummy pouch. 😉 Great for showing off your legs too. 
Fall Fashion - shift dress with booties
Y’all know I’m crazy for my Kut from the Kloth ‘Amelia’ denim jacket, but the style they have available online now is different, so I found a couple other contenders for you.  The Kut from the Kloth style most similar to the Amelia is probably the Helena
Fall Fashion - Kut from the Kloth denim jacket (Amelia style)
This BP Denim Jacket runs small (I think I tried on the small), so you probably want to size up, but I liked the slimmer cut for not adding too much bulk.  It’s got some stretch to it too so it’s nice and soft.

Fall Fashion - BP Denim Jacket
I love this Thread & Supply Denim Jacket for weekend running around.  I adore the hoodie part!
Fall Fashion - Thread & Supply Denim Jacket, perfect for weekends with the grey hoodie
I was so happy to find two blanket-type cardigans that didn’t swallow me!  You might remember how comical this one was one on me- I had to return it.  But, the Sun & Shadow Blanket Cardigan (with sleeves) fit my 5-foot frame perfectly in size XS.  It looks black or grey and white in the photo, but it’s more very dark chocolate brown/greyish in person. 

Fall Fashion - Sun & Shadow Blanket Cardigan

The chunky knit style of this cardigan is perfect too. And it has pockets!
Fall Fashion - chunky knit cardigan
BP Long Textured Cardigan $48 (other colors)

And a poncho that fits too!  I loved the poncho I bought last year, it was especially great for traveling in, but I gave it to my mom.  This one is pretty thin, which I’m thinking is actually better for my part of the county, and I liked the neutral plaid design and frayed hem.

Fall Fashion - BP Plaid Poncho with booties
I’m still keeping up with my workouts and found some favorite Zella pieces on sale.  The Zella Pullover isn’t just for working out, but great for weekend running around. 
Zella Pullover- perfect casual weekend top
Zella Pullover $33.97 $58
And the Zella Z5 Tee, v-neck, ruched top is such great quality.  I’d like to get more colors and might have to scoop them up at this price.  I’m wearing size XS here. 
Zella Z5 workout tee, love the v-neck and ruched sides
Zella Z5 Tee $32 $23.98 | Nike capri pants (similar

*note: exclusions may apply to the sales 

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GAP:  Spend $125, get $40 off; Spend $100, get 30% off. Online only, use code COOLER.  Super cute back-to-school kids clothes. 
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Have a great weekend! 

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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. Hi Megan, the boys look so sweet and happy in the photo, I hope James has a great year at school. I'm loving the checked shirt its so cute. Looks like you are starting to get ready for autumn. Have a great weekend Tara x

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