Today is a big deal over here, it marks the last day of school! We’re all in party mode and I can’t believe I will now have a 3rd grader! That sounds so old! Where did my little boy go?! And where did May go?! Can you believe it’s already June 1st!
If you missed yesterday’s post, I announced that we’ll be launching a 30-Day Fitness Challenge on Monday! #HWHFitnessChallenge
We’ll focus on food, exercise and wellness with a printable to keep you motivated and a place to log in and track your progress! AND, to inspire you to complete the challenge, I’m adding in a GIVEAWAY – (3) $100 gift cards to Nordstrom! It will be a raffle for everyone who completes the challenge and I’ll pick 3 winners at random! You have to start on Day #1 with 2o minutes of exercise to enter, so be sure to come back on Monday and plan accordingly.
I wanted to give you something to help you get prepared this weekend, so subscribe to my weekend newsletter to see my meal plan for next week! Now let’s get into some weekend sales and cute summer dresses.
NORDSTROM HALF YEARLY SALE
It’s the last weekend to take advantage of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, and things are going fast, but there are still some great things in stock!
Check out this adorable Ruffle Sleeve Top, available in grey and a beautiful peach pink – 40% off.
These classic Skinny Jeans are under $60.
I want this comfy Free People Off The Shoulder Top in every color – 30% off. (runs big, size down)
The Must Have Racerback Dress is under $30, with lots of sizes and colors left.
Y’all loved these Beaded Drop Earrings, make sure to grab them while you still can!
These Marc Fisher Wedges (now 30% off) are super comfortable and a stylish Summer sandal.
You know how I love my Rebecca Minkoff bags, and this one (now 40% off) is no exception!
Be sure to check out the Gibson x Living in Yellow Collection, almost all of it is on sale now!
LET’S TALK BRAS
Before we get into the dressing room post, I’ve had several questions lately about, “which bra do you wear with that?” when sharing a strapless or racerback top, so I’m happy to share my favorite strapless and racerback bras with you!
First up, the best strapless bra I’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried a ton!) is hands down, the Wacoal Red Carpet Convertible Bra. It’s got an underwire for support and gripper strips along the inside top and bottom to keep it in place. It actually hold the girls comfortably up all day and you won’t feel like you need to fidget with the bra to keep it up. All of my friends love it, along with nearly 1,000 reviewers on Nordstrom. Even the largest chested women rave about this bra.
It has removable shoulder straps that you can wear like a regular bra, or criss-cross in the back. I’ve had my nude one for years and it’s held up like new. I machine wash it and lay it flat to dry. It runs TTS for me and comes in a wide variety of sizes.
This racerback bra is not only practical for hiding your bra straps in a racerback style top, it’s pretty too! It’s got a very thin lace overlay that doesn’t leave any visible bumps through your t-shirts. Since there’s no underwire, it’s said to offer light support, but I still find it quite supportive in size Medium. I also like that it’s cut deep enough so that it’s not rubbing up against your armpits. I hate when bras do that!
NORDSTROM TRUNK CLUB
So let’s get into the dressing room! I got my second Trunk from Nordstrom, and there were some hits and misses. I like seeing what the stylist picked for me because there’s usually some things I might have passed up, but actually end up liking.
Right out of the box, we had a winner with this tank top with a swingy A-line fit and lace inset and ruffle detail. I don’t normally go for a ‘cargo green’ color in my wardrobe, but thought it was flattering for my skin tone, brown eyes, and hair color. It also comes in more colors and the pinky/coral is pretty and cheerful. I also thought it was a fair price at $45.
TANK FIT: TTS, XSP
The jeans I’m wearing are a new pair you saw in last week’s dressing room post. They are the Madewell 9-inch rise with a chewed hem. I’m crazy for how well they fit and feel all over and the rise is high, but not too high- just right.
MADEWELL JEANS FIT: I sized down 1 to a 24.
Nordstrom sent me these Rag & Bone Capri Skinny jeans, in a size 24, which I can sometimes get away with (my true size is usually 25 or 0P), but this pair looked like it could fit Jordan. I could barely get my big toe in! Obviously, that was a no. Also, I told the stylist I don’t normally wear designer jeans, but would give them a try if they were the holy grail of jeans. These got rave reviews from women who found their fit though, so I was kinda disappointed that I couldn’t even get them on.
RAG & BONE JEANS FIT: Runs small, I’d probably size up 1-2 sizes
My initial thought on this top was, oh no, but when I put it on, I was pleasantly surprised! The florals are subdued against the black background. It’s got open shoulders, and then a flared cuff. I’d even say it might be office appropriate with slacks or a skirt. But, definitely tuck it in or do a mini front tuck with it. It’s also 40% off now!
TOP FIT: TTS, XSP
Another winner of a tank top with the v-neck, racerback style and fun tassels! This is exactly the kind of top I like to wear in the summer heat with jean shorts, but is also versatile enough to be dressed up for a night out. Unfortunately, I’ll need to wait for this one to go on sale!
TANK FIT: TTS, XXS
I specifically asked the stylist to send me some ‘paper bag’ style shorts because I feel like they can be so flattering to your waist since they camouflage any tummy concerns. I actually really like the red shorts! They are a vibrant pop of red and would be fun to wear to a party with heels in lieu of a dress or on the weekend with flat sandals.
SHORTS FIT: TTS, XXS
The crepe top is gorgeous with charming ruffle details and looks so pretty from the back.
But, I’m not sure I like this outfit on me because I feel too busty for it (34D). Those of you that are less chesty, it would be darling on!
TOP FIT: TTS, XSP
I was surprised to find a pair of sunglasses in my trunk, but I LOVED this pair! The only problem was they were too wide to stay on. But the shape is so cool and if they would have fit, I would’ve had a new pair of shades to wear this summer! They’re $60 and also come in black.
How sweet is this sundress?! The bow top bodice is just too cute! And pink and white gingham?? Yes, please! You would be darling in this at a day party, bridal shower or wedding shower. Even church or a fancy brunch!
DRESS FIT: TTS, 0P
This dress is from the 1901 collection that people are loving! It’s a classic fit and flare dress with cheerful sunshiney embroidered flowers over the black and white gingham. And, when you turn around, there’s an unexpected criss-cross back!
DRESS FIT: TTS, 0P
I fell hard for this polka dot dress! Eliza J is a brand of dresses that I can usually count on to fit and the styles are always on trend, feminine, and flattering. This one is no exception. It’s flirty and feminine and feels amazing on. I love the combination of small and larger dots against the navy background and the tie waist. It’s light and swingy and makes you want to twirl!
You can have fun accessorizing this dress with colorful shoes and jewels or make it classically neutral, depending on your mood.
DRESS FIT: TTS, 0P
I probably would have kept this sandal if I didn’t already have something similar from a couple years ago. The versatile style goes with everything and they are really comfortable.
These strappy sandal were an immediate keeper! Since them, I’ve worn them with blue jeans, white jeans, my scallop shorts and jean shorts! I haven’t had an opportunity to wear them with a dress or skirt yet, but that works too! The chunkier heel makes them easy to walk in and the thin straps are so sassy! And I love the tassel detail on the ankle. Even with my pronounced bunions, this shoes is comfortable on my feet!
I’m wearing the neutral, go-with-anything taupe, but they come in a fun denim, bright red, and pretty lilac too.
These didn’t come in my Trunk, but I featured them in my May Loves when I ordered them. It was hard to narrow down the color because they come in several, but I really like the orange. Sam Edelman always makes a quality shoe – all of mine have lasted forever! This stylish flat sandal is perfect for weekends and lots of walking.
SANDAL FIT: TTS
Y’all have been telling me how much you enjoy budget-friendly options, so I placed an order at Old Navy to try on for you! I was pleasantly surprised at how cute and comfortable so many of their things were. I even found really cute and quality pj shorts set for Jordan! Their prices are great and they always have a sale.
On the down side, some things sell out so fast that a couple pieces from my order were cancelled and a few things I’m showing you here are already on very limited sizes. That’s a bummer! But, they do carry petites, which I find run TTS.
Gingham is ever popular and you can’t beat the price of this $31 maxi dress! It’s one of the things in limited sizes, but worth checking back for to see if they restock. It’s fully lined and the tired skirt is too cute!
DRESS FIT: Runs a little small, especially in the chest, XS
This is one of the dresses that has already sold out, but this one is identical, except in blue and white. I actually really like that one! It’s an easy, relaxed dress to throw on with wedges or flats for running errands on the weekend or heading out to lunch with friends. It comes with a silky smooth v-neck tank slip and the dress itself is a breezy gauzy material.
DRESS FIT: TTS, XS – I need petite for a better fit.
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TOP FIT: TTS, XS
In my jean shorts review, I found 6 pair of great jean shorts from long to short, and I have another pair to add to the list! This light wash distressed pair has summer written all over them! They have a 3-inch inseam and relaxed, boyfriend fit. At $15, don’t pass these up! You’ll be guaranteed to wear them all summer with tanks and tees and even over your swimsuit!
SHORTS FIT: TTS, 0 – I’ve already washed and worn them in these pics and they did shrink some, but not enough to size down.
I can never have enough striped tops in my closet! It’s modest in the front with a cute cutout and tie-back in a jersey knit. It comes in solids and a playful palm print as well.
TANK FIT: TTS, XSP
4th of July, here we come! I adore this playful take on a patriotic tank! It’s a swing tank, so fuller at the bottom with plenty of room to tie into a knot.
I’m actually wearing these shorts right now and did my grocery shopping in them! Sometimes you just want a stretchy waist! The chambray color goes with everything and they have pockets! They are going fast at $12!
TANK FIT: TTS, XS – I should have gotten petite
SHORTS FIT: TTS, XS
When you live in t-shirts, it’s nice to have some with fun details like this lace-up style. It’s swing style, so looser through the middle for a relaxed fit.
TOP FIT: TTS, XSP
These shorts are similar in style to the chambray above, but feel a bit more dressy with the linen blend and stripe pattern. Good news, they’re available in all sizes! For only $13!
SHORTS FIT: TTS, XS
#gimmealltherompers! I actually have a whole post dedicated to them coming up next week! I loved this one so much, I already wore it to Lost Pines last weekend! It’s comfortable with pockets and a darling tie detail at the shoulders.
ROMPER FIT: TTS, XSP- size up if you prefer a blousier fit
I was pleasantly surprised at both the quality and comfort of these darling gingham wedges! And how cute is that bow at the front?! They’re a moderate heel height, so not to difficult to walk in and easy on the feet. They’re only $36!
WEDGES FIT: TTS
I couldn’t resist the $3-$5 flip flops in the ‘tropical drinks’ style. I was worried they look or feel ‘cheap’ in person, but they don’t! They’re actually super cute!
WEDGES FIT: TTS
The sale on these fun, colorful tassel earrings is extended through the weekend!
Use my code HONEYTIKI to get them 50% off! They are normally $32, but with my code, you’ll be able to get them for just $16! And you can buy more than one! I’m super excited about these earrings because they come in a rainbow of colors, are so LIGHTWEIGHT that you can wear them all day and barely feel them, and they are the perfect length. #perfectteachergift
See how I styled these earrings with the Gibson x Hi Sugarplum collection. I know pieces were selling out fast, but some things have already been restocked! I just ordered this romper in blue print and this halter top in the orange print which is perfect for summer.
♥ WEEKEND STEALS ♥
Below are the weekend steals you don’t want to miss out on with my picks.
LOFT • an extra 40% all sale styles
BLOOMINGDALES • 30 – 40% off select handbags, wallets and wristlets
COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD • $20 off the Retinol Supreme Night Oil + 20% Off with full price products with code HWH20
EXPRESS • 40% off select dresses
JCPENNEY • Up to 60% off home sale
JCREW • 20% off wear-now styles with the code NEWCLOTHES
My picks: This faux-wrap mini dress is a must-have summer staple and this comfy scoop neck tee is available in 6 different colors.
NORDSTROM RACK • Urban Decay products up to 50% off
My picks: This cold shoulder dress is perfect for running around in the summer heat, and is now 80% off (talk about a steal!) This off the shoulder top is super sweet, and available in in red, white and blue-perfect for Fourth of July.
OLD NAVY• 50% off all tees, tanks, shorts and swim
My picks: This swing cami will go perfectly with jean shorts and this cute cutout tank is on sale in four different colors.
Have a wonderful weekend friends!