Dressing Room 12.8.17

You guys!  Last night was just what the doctor ordered! We had the best time at our girlfriends Favorite Things party!  It was one of those nights where you laughed til your cheeks hurt and everyone had an awesome time.  I’m completely amazed that Jordan slept through all of our hootin’ and hollarin’ but thank God she did!  Then, just when the party was wrapping up, we walked outside to see it snowing in Houston!  It never snows here so of course we were all freaking out as if we’d never seen snow in our lives!  I’m working on a round-up post for you so I can show you what everyone wore (cutest pjs), what we ate (some really yummy things), and of course, what everyone’s favorite things were.

For today’s Dressing Room post, I found some great things for you and a few for me!  I swear, being out and shopping for others always has me finding things I like for myself!  Good/bad problem, I know! Does that happen to you too?  I hope you’re ready to settle in for a nice hot cup of coffee to enjoy with this post- it’s a big one!

For size reference, I’m super petite, 5’1, 105ish, 34D.  I usually wear 0P or 25 in jeans and XS or 0P tops.

Patagonia pullover

Fleece XS • Jeans 0P • Booties 20% OffSimilar Bag

I fell hard for this cozy fleece pullover and ended up wearing it straight outta the store!  I’ve been eyeing it for weeks and even included it in the Cozy Girls Gift Guide.  It’s the coziest thing and perfect for chilly weather with it’s Polartec thermal fleece material.   It’s perfect for running around in and has a feminine cut, so it’s not too boxy.  I love that it has pockets and I’ve already worn it several times in and out of the house!  It comes in lots of pretty colors, and you can also throw it in the washing machine when you need to wash it.

Patagonia pullover2

It was so cold and rainy yesterday and I wore the pullover with jeans and Hunter boots and this delicate layered necklace.  I mentioned this necklace in the 10 Must Have Jewelry post, but didn’t have a picture to show yet.  It’s super delicate and the 5 strands are layered into one necklace.  I think it’s so pretty and makes a great under $40 gift.

delicate layered necklace

Layered Necklace

I was really only going to buy one Patagonia thing, until I also tried on the vest . . .

Patagonia vest

VestTee XXS • Jeans 0P • Booties 20% Off

Uggggg!!  Why do they do this to me??!!  The vest is sooo good too! The material is the fuzzy fleece, but the inside is a smooth, silky material. I love a good vest when I have on a cute top but need just a little extra to keep warm. I’d say they run small.  The grey is size Small and the white is XS.  The XS feels a little snug across my chest when I zip it all the way up, but the length is better than the Small was on me, so I went with the XS in white.

Zella jacket

Jacket M • Jeans 0P • Booties

Before I bought the Patagonia pullover, I almost bought this jacket by Zella.  Zella is one of my favorite workout brands, so I know they make good, quality clothes and this jacket is no exception and it is SO warm but also allows some freedom to move around!  They only had size Medium in the store, and my true size is an XS, but you can get an idea of how cozy and cute this one is from this pic.

Loft pink bow sweater

Sweater XSP 40% Off

I love the color of this sweater and the bow sleeves are darling! In a world (closet) full of standard sweaters, it’s nice to find one that’s got a cute little detail on it!

Loft moon and star sweater

Sweater XS 40% OffJeans 0P • Booties

Speaking of cute, how cute is this moon and stars sweater?? It caught my eye as being really fun and different. I would love it with some tall black boots, maybe some fun and funky metallic jewelry too!

Loft striped red sweater

Tunic XS 40% Off Jeans 0P

If you follow me on Instagram or Stories, you’ve already seen me in this sweater in our Santa pictures!  (And by the way, if you’re not following me on Stories, I’d love to see you there!  I share video snippets of our everyday life and the cutest kids ever! 😉 This tunic is adorable and has a red hem detail.  It’s also long enough for leggings. #Yaaaaasss

LOFT heart sweater

Sweater S 40% OffJeans 0P • Booties

I’m always a fan of anything with a heart – particularly during the holidays when “pops of red” are a major theme! I would size down to XS, I’m wearing size small because it was all they had out. It’s a thin knit sweater which I’m really fond of because it’s perfect for the typically mild weather in Houston.

Loft Stars Sweater

Sweater S 40% OffJeans 0P • Booties 20% Off

Oh man is this sweater SUPER cute! I mean blush pink with stars?!?! Need I say more?!

Loft Stripe Cardigan

Cardigan XSP 40% Off • Tee • Jeans 0P • Booties

Just when I was about to leave the store, this striped cardigan stopped me in my tracks!  I adore the stripes on it and the combination of all the neutrals! It’s really soft and can be worn over a dressier outfit to make you more warm and comfy!



bobeaux butter soft top

Butter Soft Top XS • Jeans 25 33% Off

Not to sound dramatic or anything, but OMG, this is literally the softest thing I’ve ever put on my body! It’s a little springy (like the action, not the season;) with the weight of a regular t-shirt but the ultra-coziness of your favorite winter sweater. Y’all. This might be my new must have top. I love it! This one is the antique mauve stripe, but there are 8 other color options (some stripes, some not).  After you buy it, please write to tell me how much you love it too!

Vinyard Vines pullover

Pullover XS • Jeans 25 33% Off

This pullover is amazing and exactly what you want to run around in on the weekend. It’s got pockets and a slight shirttail hem – which keeps you from looking boxy in it. I’m wearing an XS and it’s a little roomy, so for perfect fit I would size down but I love it so much – I’m keeping it (they didn’t have XXS or petite). It’s cozy on the inside like a sweatshirt, so it doesn’t need something underneath. The purpley-lilac color is beautiful! The little cowl neck keeps you warmer without being overwhelming. #keeper!

soft pink pulloversoft pink pullover

Pullover XSP • Jeans 25 33% Off

This is another pullover, but it’s a sweater version so it feels a little bit dressier. It’s got 3/4 sleeves and a cinch-tie waist so you can pull it to your liking. I’ll probably cut the strings so they don’t hang down into my crotch!  It would be super cute with some booties and you really could dress it up or down. I don’t know the correct “fashion term” for this, but the kangaroo pocket in the front keeps your hands warm like you’re wearing an old hoodie! #anotherkeeper

white sweater

Sweater XXSP • Jeans 25 33% Off  Strapless Bra

This is one of those versatile sweaters that can be worn on or off the shoulder. Bonus = It’s long enough for leggings!! I like this color white for a nice “Winter White” look. It would be really cute with some leggings and boots for a party when worn off the shoulder. The cowl-neck option is also pretty for a put together look when you’re running around! The description says Wool – but this didn’t feel “wooly” or scratchy at all!

candy striped sweater

Sweater XSP • Jeans 25 33% Off

This top reminds me of fruit stripe gum with the little zebra – with the flavor that only lasted like 2 minutes! It’s a fun, happy shirt for fall/winter. The thin knit is easy to wear and it’s good for work or casual. It’s thin enough you could even tuck it into slacks or a skirt. I think this would also be cute in the spring with some white jeans. If you’ve been following along, you know I like stripes and I’m really loving the color blocked arms!!

pink off shoulder sweater

Sweater US2 • Jeans 25 • Strapless Bra

I didn’t think I was going to like this sweater when I saw it on the hanger, but I REALLY like it on. Especially like the bubble sleeves! I would definitely wear this on a date night or night out. It’s a good length too and pretty color!

grey ruffle hem sweater

Sweater XSP • Jeans 25 33% Off

This is a soft, cozy sweater with a flirty ruffle hem. It has the feel of a sweatshirt, but has a really dressy look. The XS was a little loose – so if you’re looking for a more body conscious look, size down. The sleeves were a bit long so I cuffed them, which I think kind of relaxes the look a little.

red plaid button down

Red Plaid Shirt XXS • Jeans 25 33% Off

I’m really crazy for how they mixed the plaid pattern with contrasts on the back, on the pocket and on the cough. It’s double the plaid in one shirt!! The XXS is a slim fit on me at the chest – without gaping #praisehands, but the XS would have been too big. It’s slightly longer in the back but can still be tucked in. Plaid is typically casual, but I would love to put this with some nice slacks or skirt too. This shirt just feels super festive and I can’t wait to wear it.

must have tunic

Tunic S • Jeans 25 33% Off

Have this in black and lilac, but I needed this wine color. 😉 This top is great because it’s so versatile. It can be worn untucked with jeans or leggings, or tucked in with jeans or slacks. It’s flattering, soft and the neckline lets you show off a necklace! #JewelryMustHaves This color is REALLY pretty in person.  Too bad the lighting was so bad when I snapped these pics! 🙁

plaid top

Shirt 00 • Jeans 0P

I do not think you can go wrong with a plaid button up and jeans. This top is no exception! I like the festive holiday colors of this top – while it’s a lighter and not quite as heavy in red as you typically see in plaid.  I’d love to see this with a skirt too or dark wash jeans and heels for evening.

Bow tee

All Over Bow Tee XXS • Jeans 0P

I got the XXS in this little tee with bows, but could have gone with an XS to allow a little more room in the chest. It’s a tee, so of course it looked cute with jeans or black jeans. There’s a part of me that wants to wear this with a black tulle skirt and a statement necklace for a party (see black tee and tulle skirt combo below).

black top pink tulle skirt

Shirt XSP • Skirt XXSP

black top pink tulle skirt.2

This is a really fun look for a holiday party! Not gonna lie, I really liked feeling a bit like a fairy princess in this tulle skirt. A laid-back princess because this embellished tee is super comfy. The skirt has a silky lining and two layers of tulle. All that’s missing are some strappy heels and a glass #or2 of champagne!


With the holidays in full swing, I’m sure you have some parties to dress up for!  I couldn’t leave you without a few good, well-priced options!

lace overlay dress

Dress XS

It’s a mini dress, but because the neckline is high, you don’t feel too exposed. I’m really digging the lace overlay. I’d call this a really cute, budget-friendly dress.

sheer back dress 2

Dress XS

Wow, this is a beautiful embroidered dress! It would be perfect for New Years Eve!  The neckline is “plunging” but it’s balanced with the longer sleeves. The detailing on it is really pretty and the silver metallic threading makes it feel just a bit #extra. The hem hits just above the knee and the scallop makes it flirty and a little old-fashioned. The skirt and the front are fully lined, but the back is sheer like the sleeves. #sopretty!!

Eliza J overlay dress

Dress 2P

I’m a big fan of Eliza J dresses – especially the Petite fit for us petite gals. This dress is adorable. It could be great for a family function, work party or even Christmas church services! It’s conservative without being all buttoned up – and the lace overlay gives it a really nice feminine detail. The little pom poms on the hem make it seem festive! I’m wearing a 2P, it fits but it’s slightly big at the waist – the 0P would have been too tight at the chest though, so here, I would do a minor alteration at the waist.

Halter Dress

Dress XS

This dress is so pretty! I really wanted to love it, but the fit was a little bit off for me around the waist and hips.  It’s definitely worth a try though because it’s stunning in persona and really makes a statement!  The top was snug on me with a bra, but without one, it fit perfectly. The slit in the back is great, makes it easy to walk in the lace. The black one I’m wearing here is only available in limited sizes, but it’s also 30% off!


Now that we’re getting a true taste of COLD weather, all we want to do is get all bundled up and cozy when we’re inside! You too??


Robe S

This soft robe is like the one you get a luxury hotel and want to sneak into your luggage . . . but better! It’s soft and ties nicely and also has a hood! It’s warm for when you’re getting dressed out of the shower and cozy for when you’re taking your time getting ready.  If white isn’t your thing, it also comes in several other colors.

Heart pajama nightshirt


If you like to sleep in a night shirt, these soft and cozy PJs are for you. I’ve been looking for the perfect slippers for around the house. These puff ball slippers are a good price, they’re fluffy and they’re so so so cute!! But… might not be good for stepping outside (which is fine by me! #excusetostayinside).

fuzzy moon sweater and shorts

Sweater M • Shorts S • Slippers

These shorts were a little baggy for me, but an XS would have been too tight for comfort! I did not want to take the sweater off! It was super comfy and a good length to feel comfortable, but I would’ve preferred a small or xs.

sorry santa pajamas

PJ Top S • Shorts S • Slippers

This shirt is like my Christmas PJ dreams! So cute and the saying makes me giggle.  #DearSanta,SorryNotSorry!

hobo bag

hobo bag

Bag • Tee XXS • Jeans 0P • Booties

I love the size and the quality of this bag. It’s a good price, but looks expensive, which always feels like a win. It’s not TOO big that you lose things, but you still can fit a lot of stuff in there. The lining is a light, animal print which I love! It’s faux leather, but there’s a little black suede trim on the side.

hobo bag inside


Before you go, don’t miss out on these amazing sales, especially if you’re getting that Christmas shopping in before the shipping deadlines!

LOFT  • 40% off of everything!! Don’t miss these faves!!

sweater dress.1

Cold Shoulder Sweater Dress – Extra 40% Off

loft black and white striped shirt dress

Stripe Dress $20!

stripe balloon sleeve sweater

Sweater – 40% Off

striped long sleeve top with long sweater vest

Vest 40% Off – Limited Sizes

neutral colorblock sweater

Patchwork Sweater 40% Off

neutral colorblock sweater

Color Block Ruffle Sleeve Sweater 40% Off Limited Sizes

sweet tee

Cozy Tee 50%  Off

Lantern Sleeve Tee 40% Off

Split Cuff Sweater 40% Off – Limited Sizes

Sleeveless Sweater Tunic 40% Off

Thanksgiving Outfit - black jeans, boots, striped tunic and leopard clutch

Bell Sleeve Sweatshirt – Extra 40% Off Limited Sizes Available

ANN TAYLOR  • 40% off everything, 50% Off sales!!

ANTHROPOLOGIE • 30% Off All Clothing & Accessories #bestgifts #awesomeaccessories

EXPRESS • Everything is 40% Off!

GAP • 50% off for cardmembers + Free shipping on orders over $50

H&M • 10% Off Everything, Gifts of the Week up to 60% Off! Super Cute Sweaters!!

JCREW • 5 Days of Merry “Surprise Sales”!! Friday : 35% Off! This Gingham Shirt!!

NORDSTROM • Get a $40 note to spend during the holidays – DON’T MISS : turtleneck tuniclightweight long cardi, and packable jacket

OLD NAVY • Up to 60% Off the entire store! At least 20% Off of everything!!

Have a great weekend, friends!


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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 black lace dress with the plunging neck line what would you recommend to wear under for a bra or support? I bought the dress and love it but need to wear something for support but with the shear back I am lost as to what to wear with it.

    Thank you!

      1. Thank you! I will give the plunging backless bra a try and probably get the other one too for other dresses I have not been able to wear! Thanks so much! Happy Holidays!

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