Dressing Room 5.18.18

Happy happy weekend friends!  If you need me, I’ll be sweating my butt off at Field Day today!  It’s an all-day event at the school with sports and games and prizes and even a dunking booth!  It’s always a fun time, and also signals the countdown to the last two weeks of school!  Can you believe we’re at that point already?!

Today’s Dressing Room post is starting to look towards summer! #getready!!

For size reference, I’m super petite, 5’1, 105-110, 34D.  I usually wear 0P or 25 in jeans and XS or 0P tops.

TANKS & SHORTS

Our weather is getting hot, hot, hot over here and you’d swear it’s already summer! Everyday I find myself reaching for shorts and T-shirts or tank tops, so let’s start with that combo here!

Chambray Cami • Tie-Waist Safari Shorts

This chambray cami is soft with a cute strappy, bar-back that gives it a little something extra. The shirttail hem is also flattering – a little longer in the back.

TOP FIT : TTS, XSP

The shorts look linen, but they’re a little mixed so they don’t wrinkle as bad as straight linen – and they’re softer and machine washable!  The elastic tie waist makes them easy breezy and of course the neutral color goes with everything.

SHORTS FIT : Runs a little big, I sized down 1 to XXSP 

Peplum Tank • High-Waist Shorts

While shopping at Target the other day, I popped into the women’s clothing section and found a couple cute and inexpensive tanks. The black and white stripes on this cowl neck peplum tank are so small it almost looks grey.

TOP FIT : TTS, XS

The shorts are similar to Madewell’s high-waist jeans #love, but this jean short variety has the structured pockets that hold you in. And I’m partial to the button front detail.

SHORTS FIT : TTS, XSP

Spring fashion - pink and white peplum tank top

Pintuck Blouse

If pintuck is your thing, CeCe has lots of adorable options for you right now! This blouse has pink stripe detail, there are two white varieties that are absolutely made for summer.  And this style is dressy enough for work if you’re allowed to bare your arms.

TOP FIT : TTS, XSP

Spring fashion -eyelet button front tank

Eyelet Button Down

With eyelets and ruffles, this little square neck top is super cute!  The back is a stretchy smocked design making this even more comfortable.  It looks good with dark denim, but I’d love to see it with your white jeans and Everyday Wedges.

TOP FIT : XSP

TOPS

I don’t know why I’m always drawn to stripes, but I found five of them, all a little bit different from each other!

Spring fashion - striped Madewell tee

Stripe V-Neck Pocket Tee

You’ve seen this tee in solids and blue stripes – I’ve dressed it up, dressed it down and everything in between! The red stripes on this one are a bright, summery red that really pops in non-dressing room light.  This one came home with me and I wore it on my road trip to Austin this week.

TOP FIT : TTS, XS

Spring fashion - striped flutter sleeve tee

Stripe Ruffle Sleeve Top • White Shorts 30% Off

This little tee is super comfy and relaxed with fancy sleeves! It comes in a navy stripe too, or four awesome solid colors.

TOP FIT : XSP

Just as you shouldn’t fear white jeans, white jean shorts easily make the rotation around here.  These have a decent 4-inch inseam, lower rise, with some stretch.   The distressed cuff makes them more casual and easy to throw on for weekends.

SHORTS FIT : runs a little big, I tried on 25, but need 24 

Spring fashion - striped tee

Red Stripe Crew Neck Tee 

If you prefer, the sleeves are longer on this crew neck tee which helps slim your arms.  A striped top like this looks amazing with a floral patterned skirt or shorts.

TOP FIT : TTS, XS

Spring fashion - striped t-shirt sweater

Pineapple Stripe Sweater 50% Off

I’m smitten with this light blue and white striped pineapple tee! It’s actually a very lightweight sweater material and although I thought it was a bit pricey at full price, good news is it’s 50% off now!

TOP FIT : TTS, XS

Spring fashion - striped peplum tee

Tie Waist Pocket Stripe Tee

It’s kind of hard to tell in this top, but it’s a pretty coral and light blue. The tie peplum hem helps create an hourglass shape and the small pocket is too cute.

TOP FIT : TTS, XS

Spring fashion - made well denim top

Chambray Swing Top • White Shorts 30% Off

I love the combo of white jeans or white shorts paired with a chambray top.  It’s just such a classic look.  This top is a cotton linen blend and has the cutest, non body-con shape.

TOP FIT : XS

Loft white top

White Blouse

Pompoms, tassels and long sleeve button cuffs takes this white blouse from frumpy to fun!  Wear it tucked in for a more professional look or a mini front tuck for a more relaxed style.

TOP FIT : XSP

SUMMER SWEATERS

When the evenings are cool, I love pairing a summer sweater with shorts and they are perfect for chilly nights on the beach.  #summerdreamin’

Spring fashion - striped sweater

Stripe Sweater • Tie Cuff Shorts

This sweater is textured and has a sporty feel to it. And again, #stripes

TOP FIT : TTS, XSP

The shorts are so cute with the little side ties.  I wouldn’t necessarily pair this together outside of the dressing room, but I liked each individual piece.

SHORTS FIT : 00/24

Tie-Hem SweaterWhite Slacks

For your office, a lightweight 3/4 sleeve sweater will serve you well and I do like the fun front tie.

TOP FIT : TTS, XSP

PANTS 

I’ve been on the hunt for white pants that you could wear to work with all of your Spring and Summer tops.  But white pants can be tricky because they need to be opaque with a nice weight to them for a smooth shape. So far, this pair is the only one I can recommend!

Tie-Hem SweaterWhite Slacks

These slacks are the Marisa Fit from Loft, with a slightly straighter cut from waist to hip and a crop length.  They felt good on and were quite comfortable with pockets. And bonus that they’re machine washable!

SLACKS FIT : TTS, 0P

DRESSES & SKIRTS & ROMPERS

black ruffled romper

Ruffle Wrap Romper

Rompers can be absolutely adorable or oh, so wrong! You never really know until you try it on.  Luckily, this black ruffled romper falls into the adorable category.   I like the sleeves, criss-cross top and elastic cinched tie waist. This one could be worn daytime with sandals or dressed up for an evening with heels.

TOP FIT : TTS, XSP

Criss Cross Back Maxi Dress

In this dressing room post are two maxi dresses that fit me perfectly right off the rack and I’ve actually already worn them both!  This blue one has a really cute crisscross back and I wore it to James’ school play, Willy Wonka. It’s ultra comfortable, but so is the one below.

DRESS FIT : XXSP

Loft maxi dress and jean jacket

Stripe Strappy Maxi Dress • Collarless Denim Jacket

You’ve seen this striped maxi dress in the 6 Must-Have Spring Dresses post, I liked it that much! And considering it was on sale for under $50, I’d say grab it now. It’s kind of hard to tell in the photo, but this dress is navy and white and comes in regular and petite!

DRESS FIT : TTS, XSP

How cute is this denim jacket?!  I haven’t seen one like this with 3/4 sleeves and no collar before that looks as good. I usually cuff my jacket sleeves anyway, so this is perfect.

JACKET FIT : TTS, XSP

Spring fashion -blue swing dress

Swing Dress

The bold royal blue color of this dress caught my eye right away. The flowy and forgiving shape is definitely a plus, but it’s also mixed media with a T-shirt front and silky back.  It comes in regular, petite, tall and plus sizes, so something for everyone.

DRESS FIT : Runs big, size down 1 to XXSP

Spring fashion -black flutter sleeve dress

Ruffle Sleeve Dress

This sweater knit dress is also on sale for under $50 and so stretchy and comfortable to wear.  The striped flutter sleeves are a sweet detail.

TOP FIT : TTS, XSP

Ruffle Cuff Top • Drawstring Pocket Skirt 50% off

Separates like this silky top and skirt combo make great pieces for a capsule wardrobe because they mix and match so well.  The top can be worn with jeans or shorts or another skirt and the geometric skirt can be paired with lots of different tops.

TOP FIT : TTS, XSP

SKIRT FIT : TTS, XSP

Spring fashion - printed wrap dress

Floral Wrap Dress

One of the most universally flattering dress styles is the wrap dress because it accentuates the smallest part of your frame. It’s a little hard to tell in the photo but this dress is actually navy, so it’s less severe than black.  It felt really good on and I’d wear this to work, church or even a party with strappy heels and fun jewelry!

TOP FIT : TTS. XSP

Spring fashion -white maxi dress

White Maxi Dress

While I didn’t love this maxi dress on me, I thought for someone less busty it would be absolutely stunning.   The double tassel trim is really cute and obviously we’ll be seeing lots more white dresses you soon!

DRESS FIT : TTS, 0P

♥ WEEKEND STEALS ♥

Below are the weekend steals you don’t want to miss out on with my picks!

NORDSTROM • Earn a $20 Note with Nordstrom Rewards

My picks: These Miller Sandals are 33% off and this ruffle sleeve tee is under $30! AND the Barefoot Dreams Cozy Cardi is 30% off in silver! 

LOFT • Get up to 40% off all full price styles and 40% off all sale styles

My picks: Loving THESE ruffle sleeves and the color of this peplum top. Both half off!

COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD • 25% off EVERYTHING with code FRIENDS

My picks: This restorative hand cream leaves skin velvety-smooth and the discovery set is a great for starting out or for traveling this summer. 

EXPRESS • Take an additional 50% off clearance

My picks: This super feminine satin wrap cami is under $15. This polka dot shirt is $20.

JCPENNEY • Get 60% off when you spend $100 or more, 40% off when you spend $40 or more, and an extra 25% off on select sale and clearance-priced items with code SHOP38

My picks: How pretty is this blue tie-waist romper?! This navy stripe maxi checks all the boxes too!

JCREW • Get up to 30% off women’s tops, up to 30% off kids’ favorites, and up to 40% off men’s suiting

My picks: Super cute gingham swimsuit is $30 off. May have to add another racerback tank dress to my closet.

Also, I’m excited to announce the winner, Kathleen Acker, of the L’Occitane Giveaway!  

Have a GREAT weekend, friends!

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4 Comments

  1. May 18, 2018 / 10:18 am

    lovely selections as usual, have a blessed weekend!!!

    • Megan
      Author
      May 20, 2018 / 8:04 am

      You too Giulia! 🙂

  2. Fran
    May 20, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    I’m sorry to publish this as my first post. I’ve been reading your blog for years and enjoy it but lately I’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of exclamation marks. In this post, I think the number of exclamation marks outranks the number of periods. in one paragraph 4/5 sentences ended in exclamation marks!!! For me, it makes your posts difficult to read 😕

    • Megan
      Author
      May 21, 2018 / 12:19 pm

      Fran, I think you’re right.

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