Dressing Room 6.15.18

♦ DAY 12 of the #HWHFitnessChallengeLog your exercise here. ♦

Hi friends!  Yay for Friday!! It’s been a busy week!  We started with a Week 2 of the Fitness Challenge and I shared a new workout (free printable included) that you can do at home.  On Tuesday, James came to work with me and gave your kiddos 5 summer reading recommendations (thank you SO much for the love on that one- y’all blew me away with your kind comments), then we chatted hair and how to get those sassy beachy waves, which is perfect timing for some super cute summer dresses!

If you’re not yet subscribed to my weekend newsletter, be sure to sign up.  Fitness expert, Cari Fit is providing the Meal Planning tips this weekend and you don’t want to miss those!  Hint: they are the same tips she gives to her clients, including the Houston Rockets Power Dancers!


Today, we’re jumping back into the dressing room (aka the mirror in my bedroom – ahh, the convenience of trying on clothes in your own home without the wonderful dressing room lighting!) and I have so many fun Summer things to show you including lots of summer tops and shorts!

For size reference, I’m super petite, 5’1, 110, 34D.

Also, some of you have noticed I’ve been snapping these pics with my Samsung NX300 camera lately because my iPhone pic hasn’t been working very well.  I’m not sure if the lens is dirty or damaged, but these mini camera pics seem to come out much brighter.  Lots of you have asked about my camera – it’s actually a few years old and discontinued, so there aren’t many left, but this is the newer version. I love it because it’s compact, takes amazing photos on the automatic setting, has a touch screen and wifi so I can instantly send the camera pics to my phone!


madewell overalls

Madewell Shorts Overalls

I got curious about the cute shorts overalls I’m seeing lately and ordered two pair.  I posted this first pair on Instagram and most of y’all loved them!  Several of you remember them from 20 years ago and were either eager to jump back in or leave them behind.  I actually like that these are back in style now!  This particular pair is more fitted and the shorts part are like an actual short with overall top.

OVERALLS FIT: XXS – I felt like these run a tad small and I’d probably be more comfortable in the XS because the bottoms felt snug on me.

white shorts overalls

White Overalls

In contrast, this pair of shorts overalls are distressed and a more relaxed fit.  I’m crazy for them!  They are a super cute frayed hem and also come in black.  They’re normally $78, but on sale for $54 now.



summer tops and jeans

Tie Back Tiered Top • Frayed Skinny Jeans

I’m smitten with these light wash frayed hem jeans for Summer! And they’re on sale under $50! They’re major comfy because they stretch, and come in regular and petite.  This light color will work well with your summer wardrobe and they’ll look great with wedges, flats, and heels.

When I saw this top online, I thought it might be too short, but after I put it on, I don’t think it’s too short at all.  You can adjust the tie in the back for a better fit and I love the swingy tiered style and floral print.

TOP FIT: TTS, XS – generous fit


summer tops and jeans

Ruffle Trim Tee 

You saw this top in June LOVES and it finally arrived in person! It’s super soft and I dig the longer ruffled sleeves.  Plus, #palepink;)

TEE FIT: Relaxed fit, XXS

summer tops and jeans

V-Neck Tee under $20

I don’t know about you, but I can never have enough simple tees in my closet.  I’m picky about them though, because I don’t like them boxy, and they have to be soft.  This one is cool with the v-neck and raw-edged neckline. It’s a rounded hem that looks good both untucked or tucked in.  Isn’t this lilac color pretty?!

TEE FIT: junior sizing, so runs a little small, XS


summer tops and shorts

Ruffle Shorts • Gingham Tank

Look at me going from overalls to preppy!  A girl’s gotta have options to match her moods!  This pretty gingham tank has the cutest side tie and modest cut.  I also love it in red and white gingham/red and blue gingham, perfect for the Fourth of July!

These shorts have a darling ruffle detail at the side, higher rise waist, and they aren’t too short.  They come in four different colors for under $50. Super cute ruffle detail, not too tight around the thigh. They’re linen, so good quality.



summer tops and shorts

Ruffle Shorts • Gingham Tank

summer tops and shorts

Bow-Back Tank Top • Scallop Shorts 40% off

This top is definitely cute with the textured stripe, but you have to see the sweet bow detail on the back! I’m wearing it with my scallop shorts, but it would also go great with jeans! The top is certainly casual, but the bow adds a fun and flirty touch.


FIT : TTS, 00

summer tops and shorts

summer tops and shorts

Criss Cross Back Top • Boyfriend Jean Shorts

I’m always drawn to pale pink, and this dolman style top is no different.  It’s great for when you want the comfort of a tee, but want to feel a little more dressed up.  And, the back has a cute criss-cross detail.  Available in regular and petite.


summer tops and shorts

Sweater Tank

This color is definitely unexpected, but actually very pretty.  Easy way to bring a sweater into your summer wardrobe. Comfy and love the high neck.


summer tops and shorts

Ribbed Sweater • Boyfriend Jean Shorts

Another summer sweater! I love the ribbed texture of this one, and the red is a perfect pop of color.  Perhaps another Fourth of July option? 😉 Would also look great with your white jeans.  It comes in regular and petite.


summer tops and shorts

Madewell Wrap Top  40% off & more sizes available here • Scallop Shorts 40% off

For something that transitions easily from work to weekend, this wrap top is a winner.  I’m crazy for the style with 3/4 sleeves, banded waist and little side tie.


summer tops and shorts

Strawberry Top (More sizes available here)

Ok, how sweet is this strawberry embroidered top?! A sweet pick lol;)  Last time I stopped in Madewell, I noticed all of their strawberry and cherry accessories, but I’m digging the fun fruit in this top.

TOP FIT: Generous cut, XS

summer tops and shorts

Tiered Tank  • Printed Shorts

I guess we’re onto something with this tiered style lately.  I think they’re so popular right now because we all love things that float away from our body, especially during these hot months.  This top definitely makes a statement with the bold red and embroidered shoulder straps.  Would you believe it’s only $25?!

When you’re looking for an alternative to your jean shorts, you’ll like these 3 1/2 inseam chino style shorts.  They are a comfortable mid-rise and perfect for every weekend.  They also come in a paisley pattern and a star pattern. Cute, fun and under $20!



summer tops and shorts

summer tops and shorts

Striped Off The Shoulder Sweater • Scallop Shorts 40% off

Date night called and wants you to wear this sweater. 😉  This bold black and white stripe top reminds me of this dress, but in a top.  The off-shoulders stay put comfortably, but you can also wear them on the shoulder if you prefer.


summer tops and shorts

Madewell Eylet Camisole • Scallop Shorts 40% off

If you’re like me, you can’t get enough eyelet in the Summer.  This smocked top is darling with the smocked neckline and has strapes that tie in the back with pretty lace detail.

CAMI FIT: generous fit, XS


summer tops and white jeans

Petaled Pocket Tank • White Jeans

You’ve seen me in these white frayed hem jeans all Spring and now into Summer.  I found two new camisole style tops to pair with them.   First up, this fun pattern with button front.  It would be perfect for work too, either with slacks or a skirt.


summer tops and white jeans

Bar Back Strappy Cami

And this cami sure is cute with the olive color and white arrows.  Simple, but stylish at the same time.


And next up, I found a really fun pair of pants in a gorgeous shade of red.  I liked them so much that you’ll see them in a new Work • Weekend • Wow post soon!  They will definitely amp up your work wardrobe!


summer red pants

Ankle Pants • Medallion Strappy Cami 

And next up, I found a really fun pair of pants in a gorgeous shade of red.  I liked them so much that you’ll see them in a new Work • Weekend • Wow post soon!  They will definitely amp up your work wardrobe!  But, they’re also comfortable enough (good bit of stretch, but not too much) to run around in on the weekends with flats. The pants have pockets and a cute slit at the ankle.

And they come is 7 different colors for under $70.

This pattern is so much fun and I love it paired with a bright pair of bottoms. Brings out the colors even more.


The medallion camisole is a fun print and works great with the red pants.  Just add nude heels for a dressed up look, or flat sandals for the weekend.


summer red pants

Striped Ruffle Tank 40% off

I also love this black and white striped cami/tank.  I think it’s the square neckline and flirty ruffled sleeves that make it so cute.


summer red pants

Striped Cutout Back Top 40% off

Similarly, this top also has flattering details like flutter sleeves, but more workplace friendly with the cut.



If you missed yesterday’s post, definitely check it out- there are lots of super cute summer dresses, many 40% off today too! 

striped halter dress

Stripe Halter Swing Dress 40% off

These easy breezy dresses are right up my alley lately!  The colors on this one are gorgeous and the halter neckline is so classy. But I think I had it on backwards?? because on the model the button is open in the front.  #oops It’s also fully lined.

DRESS FIT: TTS with a generous fit, XSP

Embroidered dress

Embroidered Dress

Isn’t this cotton embroidered dress sweet?!  Just a touch of embroidery at the top and bottom is enough to add pizazz.

DRESS FIT: runs big, XXS

red summer dress

Apron Dress

I saved the very best for last!  This red apron style dress is one of my favorites!  The cut is feminine and flattering with a lovely tie in the back and it has pockets.  Not to mention the bold shade of red! Of course I can’t keep everything I try on in these posts, but this one is a keeper!



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

NORDSTROM • Up to 40% off some of your favorite items!

My picks: This Madewell tassel top (under $40) is perfect for a day on the beach, and how cute is this embroidered denim top?

LOFT • 40% off everything!

My picks: Love this simple racerback tank, now only $10. These drawstring shorts look super comfortable, and would go perfectly paired with a simple tee or tank! 

J CREW FACTORY • 50-60% off women’s dresses

My picks: This ruffle-front cami dress (under $45) is super sweet and I love this classic, striped off the shoulder dress.

ANTHROPOLOGIE • Select tops under $40!

My picks: This tunic top (under $40) looks cute and comfy and I’m loving this simple tie-back tee

EXPRESS • Up to 60% off!

My picks: This cold shoulder tee is available in five different colors and would look perfect with a cute pair of denim shorts this summer! This ruffle front dress is 40% off, and another cute summer staple.

 JCPENNEY • 40% of summer styles!

My picks: These wedges (only $25!) come in white, black, and brown, perfect to pair with your favorite summer dresses! This romper is also only $25, and I love the tie-waist detail. 

JCREW • 30% off your purchase

My picks: This sweater tank looks super comfy and adore this light and flowly tie-strap camisole with adorable lace detail. 

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH • Up to 50% off!

My picks: These v neck tees are only $10, and available in so many different colors and patterns! Make sure to check out this super cute high-neck cami, also available in multiple colors! 

OLD NAVY• All women’s on sale up to 50% off

My picks: This adorable swing dress is available in two bright, summery colors and now only $15! Throw on this tassel tunic before heading to the pool, or after the beach to head to dinner! 

Have a great weekend and happy Father’s Day, friends! 

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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. Omg, thank you for trying on that gingham J.Crew top!! I’ve been eyeing it but was worried it would be too short, but it looks perfect on your petite frame! I’m a shorty too, so I don’t know why I thought it would be too short on me, but I was so hesitant to pull the trigger!

  2. i dont know if it’s possible but i’d love to see more back shots in these types of posts. especially when the top has a fun back!

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