6 New Must Have Tops & A MUST HAVE Dress

In two days Jordan turns 2!!  I cannot get over how quickly she’s growing up!  This small person has the biggest personality and is talking up a storm!  It’s so funny the things she says. For example, yesterday she told me “put sugar on strawberries” because that’s how Grandma serves them! I love hearing how she pronounces her words and watching her figure out new things on a daily basis.  She’s also singing ABCs and loves to dance, play ball and chase. She’s also crazy about her big brother.

I asked James what we should say in this post about her and he said: 1) she’s done a lot of goofy things last year like trying to copy whatever he’s doing, and 2) it’s amazing having a little sister.  #cuetears I’m so thankful they are developing that brother/sister bond.

We’re having a small Paw Patrol party at the house, so I’ll be sure to take pics and share with you next week!

Jordan mirror

This winter has been one of the coldest Houston has seen!  It even snowed twice, which never happens!  We were thrilled to get to bust out our boots, cozy pullovers and sweaters, but now that Spring is on the horizon, we’re turning our attention to the new Spring styles!  There are a so many cute things out that I’m LOVING that I’d go as far as to say are MUST HAVES!  I’m curious if you agree!

Here’s my list at at glance:

1. V-Neck Pocket Tee

I’m all about a great T-shirt and jeans and this one (Madewell’s best selling tee!) has the perfect V-neck and appropriately sized little left pocket!  It’s got a great shape to it that looks effortless, yet stylish. It comes in a ton of colors and even stripes and washes well. Did I mention it’s under $20?! If you’re like me, you’ll want one in every color! 

SIZING: It fits true to size, I wear XS. 

Striped v-neck tee and layered necklace

Striped V-Neck Tee • Necklace • Earrings • Bag • Jeans

I also like how the tee really shows off the delicate 5-strand necklace! This tee looks as good with jeans as it does jean shorts. This particular pair of shorts are ones I showed you yesterday.  The perfect summer jean short with a mix of rips, raw edge hem and slightly higher cut sides.  But they are a splurge.  I could only justify the price by how much I love them and knowing how often I wear jean shorts in Houston.  For a less pricy option, I shared another ripped jean short later in this post.

shorts, v-neck tee and wedges

Pink V-Neck Tee • Rag & Bone Jean Shorts (size down) • Espadrille Wedges

2. V-Neck Pocket Tank

Here’s the pocket tee’s little sister, the pocket tank! It’s equally as good and you’ll be reaching for it to wear alone this summer with shorts or now with a cardigan or as a layering piece.  Both it and the tee above are made of whisper cotton, which is light and airy and feels great on your skin. The white is a little sheer, but other other colors are more opaque.

SIZING: It fits true to size, I wear XS. 

cardigan and tank

Cardigan • Tank • Bralette • Jeans • Similar Flats • Necklace

Are you into this lacy bralette trend?!  I find it’s a feminine touch to show a bit of lace and a deep v-neck top works best for that, but also tops where the arm holes are big.

Outfit inspiration - jeans, espadrilles, white tank and bralette

Tank • Bralette • Marc Fisher Platform Wedge

While it’s still chilly, you can wear the tank or tee with your favorite jean jacket, skinny cargos and booties.  My cargos are old, but LOFT has a pair in olive and navy that are on super sale! The super soft jean jacket is an old MUST HAVE that I love keeping in my car and traveling with.

Outfit inspiration - black tank w skinny cargo pants and booties with jean jacket

Tank • Jean JacketSimilar Peep Toe Booties 

Outfit inspiration - black tank with jean shorts and Tory Burch sandals

Tank •  Jean Shorts • Tory Burch Sandals

3. Twist Hem Top

If you watched Ali-Shaun and I in the dressing room on Stories, you heard her say that this top felt soft as a blanket on!  She kept saying “feel it!” and I was all, “yes I know, I have it!” Ha!  It’s one of those cozy goodness three-quarter sleeves shirts that I’ve often reach for every day whether I’m staying inside or going out, but the twist hem front makes it extra special and mimics the look of a front tuck.

SIZING: It fits true to size and comes in petite, I wear XSP. 

High waist jean shorts and twist front top

Twist Hem BlouseHigh Waist Jean Shorts • Tory Burch Sandals

It’s easy to wear this top with jean shorts and this is a good alternative to the Rag & Bone jean shorts, but with a high rise.  They fit TTS, I wear 25.

And of course with jeans and it’s nice how the back is a little longer . . .

4. Peplum Blouse

This next top is feminine and even flirty with its peplum hem and ruffle sleeves.  You can wear it with so many things and it looks darling!  The silk fabric button front makes it feel dressy, but there’s no collar so you can dress it up or down. Although the label says Dry Clean, you can hand wash with gentle detergent and hang or lay flat to dry. I liked it so much I also bought the pink/white stripe version. Can’t wait to wear that one with white jeans!

SIZING: Fits TTS, I’m wearing XS. I think the XXS would be too tight across my D chest. 

black peplum top

Peplum Blouse

For a more casual look, it will go great with your cargos and wedges or sandals.

Outfit inspiration - black peplum top and cargo skinny pants

Peplum Blouse • Espadrille Wedges

Or you could dress it up with a pencil skirt and heels.  The peplum hem will emphasize the smaller part of your waist.

Outfit inspiration - black peplum top and leopard pencil skirt

Peplum Blouse • Leopard Skirt

5. Boatneck Top

I’ve always been drawn to a boat neck top, especially when it has 3/4 sleeves.  This one is a fave because of that combo and I just feel a tad bit more dressed up with this style top as opposed to a simple t-shirt. I admit to buying this one in multiple colors!

SIZING: It fits true to size and comes in petite, I wear XSP. 

Fall fashion inspiration - knee high boots with jeans and white top

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  Boatneck Top XSP •  Jeans 0P •  Knee High Boot • Similar Link Necklace •  Aviators • Reversible Tote • Wrap Bracelet 

This top also looks good tucked all the way in and showing off a belt or tucked all the way into a skirt, particularly an A-line skirt!  I didn’t get a chance to take a pic of it with slacks, but that’s another option for work. And it also looks great under a quilted vest!

Boatneck top and bootcut jeans

 Boatneck Top XSP • Bootcut Jeans ooP •  Nude Heels • Skinny Leopard Belt

These are the bootcut jeans I told you about here. The fabric is so soft and stretchy, but because of the bootcut shape, they don’t look like a jegging.  I sized down one from 0P to 00P and that worked perfectly for me.  I’m 5’1 and the length is just right when worn with 3-inch heels.

6. V-Neck Tunic

Here’s another top that you’ll hate me for sharing because you’ll want it in every color! It’s not necessarily “Spring”, but it’s lightweight and perfect for this in-between weather. It’s a down style cut which means looser at the middle and more fitted at the sleeves.  It’s super soft because it has a touch of cashmere in it, but it’s on sale 40% off! 

SIZING: It runs a little big, I wear XXS and I wish it came in petite. 

Outfit inspiration - tunic with skinny cargos and leopard heels

V-Neck Tunic • Leopard Heels

Isn’t it cute worn casually untucked with the leopard heels?! And you can also wear it tucked in with a skirt.

Outfit inspiration - tunic with plaid skirt, tall boots and leopard clutch

Skirt • Tunic Top XXS • Necklace • Boots •  Leopard Print Clutch • Rings

And of course with jeans with a little front tuck!

Skinny jeans and black tunicJeans • Tunic • Clutch • Aviators • Similar Bracelet • Necklace • Watch • Ring • Earrings • Shoes

& Racerback Shift Dress

Look at what’s back in stock and in a new print! This racerback dress is so good for nearly any occasion and completely forgiving with the relaxed fit. Before now, it only came in solids but I’m digging the large florals against the dark background on this new version.  It also looks great with a jean jacket!

SIZING: It fits true to size and is on the shorter side, but not too short! I wear size XS. 

Racerback Dress

Racerback DressWedges



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 Have a great weekend friends!



  1. Aimee
    February 16, 2018 / 8:11 am

    Love the booties you’re wearing while standing at the stove with Jordan. Where can I find them?! Thank you! Have a great weekend – here’s to hoping the sun makes an appearance in Houston!

  2. February 16, 2018 / 9:36 am

    I have (and love) that v-neck t shirt but didn’t realize they made a tank version! Going to have to try that one!

    • February 16, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Isn’t it good?!

  3. Donna Mason
    February 16, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    Hi Megan:

    Happy weekend to you! Your daughter is a gorgeous mini YOU. Happy Birthday to her. I literally just ordered those booties in that same slate grey color right before I read your blog. Would you say they run TTS? How do you like them?

  4. Debbie f
    February 17, 2018 / 8:12 am

    I can’t believe Jordan is turning two! She has the sweetest personality and is so smart! Love all of the outfits you posted.

  5. Erica
    February 17, 2018 / 11:46 am

    I love the outfits you put together. Where are the army green cargos from?

    • February 19, 2018 / 1:47 pm

      They are old from Nordstrom – wit and wisdom brand!

  6. February 19, 2018 / 3:35 am

    Amazing photos:D

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