In the Dressing Room | June 2017

Well, y’all sure know how to make a girl feel good! You are too kind with the compliments on yesterday’s swimsuit post and I really appreciate it!!  Did you pick out something for yourself?! I love it when you let me know what you got and how you like it!  My goal in sharing these fashion posts with you is to take some of the guesswork out of shopping and make it fun to see how you can pair things together to create outfits that are cute and comfortable.  That’s usually my go-to criteria! ?
Today’s In the Dressing Room post features lots of stripes, gingham and shoulders- all great things for this time of year! Let’s get started because I have lots of things to share with you!  For fit reference, I’m 5’1, 105, 34D. 


Off The Shoulder Top XS | White Jeans 25 
Off shoulder top with stripes and a darling bow on the sides, yes please! #nobrainer  The material on this top is nice and lightweight and it looks great with white jeans or dark denim. It might be one of my favorite tops of the bunch, just try to ignore the wrinkles and focus on the sweet bow on the sleeve! 😉

Cute, right?!
Jean Off The Shoulder Top XXS White Jeans 25 
This off shoulder chambray top was cute with the tie front and ruffle, but maybe a little too sweet for my taste.  I thought it would be fun for a weekend or girls night out this summer though!
One-Shoulder Top XS White Jeans 25 
I cried a little when I tried this top on because it is THE CUTEST! but although I got it on and zipped (on the side), I was barely in it.  It needed boning on the side and to be a little bigger in the chest so I could’ve worn a bra with it.  It is perfect for you girls C-chest or smaller! 
Gingham Crinkle Top XS White Jeans 25 
You cannot go wrong with a pink button-down gingham top. I love the light feel of this top and the bigger gingham print.  It looks great with jean shorts too.
Gingham Top  XS
I wanted to love this full sleeve gingham top and thought it would be cute worn tucked into a skirt, but the sleeves overwhelmed me.  It’s well made and if you’re looking for a statement top, this could be for you!
Striped Top XSP | Ankle Tie Pants XS
I’m still loving the comfort and ease of my ankle tie pants, but I’m always keeping an eye out for tops that look good with them.  This one does!  It’s got my favorite black and white stripes and fun bell sleeves.

Button Down Top XS | Black Skinny Jeans 25
Back in my office days, I used to have a ton of these slim-fitting button down shirts.  I wanted to see if they were still as good as I remember and they are! and come in lots of fun patterns.  The slim fit makes you look thinner than their boxier counterparts. You can wear it tucked for a more professional look.

Top XXS | Bootcut Jeans | Spring Booties 40% off | Similar Leopard Clutch | Ring | Necklace | Bracelet
Y’all know I love this 3/4 sleeve boatneck tee and I just got this bright orange color.  These are a great basic to add to your wardrobe because they go with everything, and make great layering pieces.

Next up, I found so many fabulous dresses, a few you might not even believe are from Target.  And like I mentioned yesterday, Bloomingdale’s has free returns for up to a year, so it makes it really easy to order online.

How sweet is this off shoulder gingham dress?!  I adore the print and style of it.  Being picky, I would want to get the hips taken in a bit for a “perfect” fit.
Halter Dress XS
I was crazy for this halter dress too, the ruffle neckline is a little different than what I’ve seen and the color and pattern are sweet!

One-Shoulder Dress XS
Oh how I loved this dress!! Someone take me on a date! It’s even cuter in person than the photo online.  And on sale for $66! Being picky, I would want to get the hips taken in a bit for a “perfect” fit, but otherwise I adore everything about it.  Including the little photobomber!

Cold Shoulder Dress XS
Okay, here’s one of the dresses from Target!  I took a chance and ordered a few things from there and was pleasantly surprised.   This was such a pretty dusty rose color and I’m a fan of those boho-style dresses and like to wear them with booties. 

Drop-Waist Dress XS
Another Target find and it’s only $25!  It’s junior’s sizing, so it runs small.  The top was almost too tight on me, but otherwise it fit great.  

Romper XS
Y’all know I’m #teamromper and this one is ca-utte! It’s not too short and doesn’t make you look like you’re wearing a diaper in the back like some rompers do! You know what I mean??

Ruffle Dress XS
This dress was a definite keeper and I didn’t realize until after I snapped the picture that it has a hook and eye in the front so the ruffle stays closed. I was thinking it might be too short on taller gals, but one reviewer said she’s 5’8 and got a Medium and it fits great. 

Striped Maxi Dress XS | Blue & White Maxi Dress XS | Pendant Necklace 
Both of these maxi dresses were winners in my book, espeically at under $30!   I’m only 5’1 and with wedges both fit (XS) without hemming. The colorful striped one might be already sold out in that pattern, but it came in other styles.  It’s lined with a slit on both sides.
The blue and white maxi was roomier and more loose fitting but I really liked it!  It’s lined to the knee without slits.  You can easily wear a strapless bra (I recommend this one) with both of these dresses. 
When these adorable gingham high waist shorts arrived,  I got so excited about them, I immediately styled them 2 ways! #priorities They are on sale under $40 (along with the newer version of the sandals).  I ordered size 00, but they were a tad tight in the waist, so I should have gotten the 0. 
This tie-back peplum top would be a good alternative to the old white top I’m wearing in the above pic.  The back is really darling and your bra strap will barely show.  The XS was a little big on me, but that’s the smallest size they had.

Chambray Shirt Dress SP
I love the embroidered accents on this classic chambray shirt dress.  It’s a great casual work option.

Eyelet Sleeve Top XSP Tie Waist Skirt XSP | U-Neck Tank (US4)
I thought I would like this skirt paired with the eyelet sleeve top, but wasn’t crazy about the pairing.  I tried the skirt on with the tank I happened to be wearing that day and I liked that better and it would be cute with a jean jacket on top.
Blue Top XXSP | Pleated Maxi Skirt 0P
I was immediately drawn to the vibrant colors in this outfit and the tank below.  I don’t know why Loft is making their clothes so big lately or sizing the way they do, but I needed a smaller skirt to fit properly.  While I really like this outfit for something different, I’d love your tips on how to keep a pleated skirt like this perfectly pleated.  I hate ironing!

This kind of tank is a winner because you can dress it up for work with slacks or dress it down with jeans or shorts.  Of course, it also works with skirts.  I tried it on with their white Curvy Skinny Jeans and really liked the fit and feel of them.  They have a nice weight without too much stretch and a great length.

Blue Skinny Jeans 0P | Sweater Tank
These blue skinny pants are the same fit as my crop skinny jeans and it makes me want them in every color!

Sweater Tank
I love a summer sweater and espeically a neutral one like this! I’ll wear it with jean shorts and also in the fall with jeans and booties.

Chambray Culottes XXSP | Tassel Top SP (need XSP)
Despite that this top was too big on me, I wanted to live in this outfit!  It’s so comfy and easy to wear I didn’t want to take it off!  I realize the pants might be an unfortunate length on me though. I sort of wish they came in a wide leg, floor length pant.

Drawstring Shorts  
Last but not least, I spotted these drawstring shorts on the way out, but they didn’t have my size.  I appreciate this comfy style short for hot summer days, so I plan to order them in XS.

Below are some sales worth checking out this weekend!
ANN TAYLOR | 50% off full-price dresses and shoes, extra 40% off sale items, code RSVP
BANANA REPUBLIC | Extra 30% off sale
GAP |  Kids & Baby Sale, up to 50% off everything & extra 20% off, code BETTER! My favorite soft pants are on sale for $23! Trust me, you’ll want them! I wear XS and live in them.  I found them when I was pregnant (they make a maternity version too)!
JCREW | Extra 30% off sale styles, code SALEFUN
LOFT |  
NORDSTROM | The Half-Yearly Sale! Ends Sunday! See my favorite picks and personal recommendations here.  


I hope this post was helpful for you guys!  I’m off to celebrate James’ last day of 1st grade!  #passthetissues
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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. I agree with you about the weird Loft sizing recently! I was just there last weekend and was shocked that I had to substantially size down to get anything to fit, and even then the tops were really roomy. I am normally a M or sometimes a L in a top, and I quickly realized I needed a S. The capris seemed more TTS for me, but the tops were strangely giant.

    1. Hi Kimberly! Thanks so much for reading! I don’t know a good tailor in Sugar Land, but I’ve used Martin Tailors in the Heights and they are good!

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