Happy Friday friends!! We made it to the end of the week! That alone is worth celebrating! We have a fun weekend ahead celebrating our 2 year-old nephew’s birthday. We’re squeezing every last drop of Summer break before school starts in just 2 weeks! I really can’t believe it’s coming to an end though. We have loved having James home all day. Did you see his reading recommendations?!
I loved hearing your feedback on bringing Ali-Shaun back for a trip to the dressing room last week. It was my hope that seeing clothes on both of us would be helpful for envisioning those pieces on yourself and you definitely said it was. Today, I’m bringing this girl out of the dressing room and into the light of day for a post where you can see all of our favorite outfits styled in real life! Here are seven summer to fall outfits on both myself and Ali-Shaun for you to recreate.
And if you want to see behind the scenes on this photo shoot, watch my Stories today!
7 Summer to Fall Outfits
I know it’s helpful for you to see clothes on people of different shapes, so we’ve got ya covered in this post! We made sure to note our sizes in all the pieces for your easy reference.
My Size Reference: I’m short (5’1) and petite, athletic build (big legs), weighing about 110 and wear a 34D bra. I typically wear size 0p/25 jeans, XSP in tops and dresses.
Ali-Shaun Size Reference: She’s taller (5’4), hourglass shape with a small waist and fuller bust and hips, weighing 138. Ali-Shaun is usually size 8-10 in jeans, and Medium or size 8 in tops and dresses.
OUTFIT #1: Striped Tee + Jacket
TOP FIT: XS/M
JEANS FIT: 25/28
SNEAKER FIT: TTS, but slightly narrow
First up, skinny jeans and a flattering striped tee are a casual girl’s wardrobe essentials. Ali-Shaun is wearing the Madewell v-neck that’s been so popular this Spring and Summer. I’m wearing the raw edge v-neck in the Sale that’s thinner and more fitted. We both loved the Articles of Society Sarah Ankle Jeans for comfort, fit, and price- cannot beat $41! They are between a mid-and low rise with lots of stretch and a bit longer length, so we cuffed ours.
The comfortable and cool factor is upped with the wedge sneakers that I’m sure we’ll be wearing the rest of the year.
Style Tip: To get this cuffed jean look, cuff the jeans up wide like Ali-Shaun, and then for me, because I’m shorter, I cuff them again under so that they are actually cuffed inside. Does that make sense?
OUTFIT #2: Military Jacket
JACKET FIT: TTS, XSP/M
Especially in Houston, we love our military jackets! They are the perfect layering piece for chilly, but not cold, weather. This jacket is more of a button down shirt fit with a pleat in the back and relaxed fit. It also comes in camo! Isn’t the detail on it great?!
JACKET FIT: Runs large, wearing Small, but could have sized down
Ali-Shaun opted for the packable jacket in a durable cotton that’s perfect for her days on the ballfield. Her son plays a lot of baseball and their family lives at the fields! This jacket also comes in a fun yellow and pretty pinky/coral.
JACKET FIT: TTS, the XS fit me really well, but I didn’t try on petite
One of my best finds of the Nordstrom sale is this jacket with high-tech PrimaLoft insulation that keeps you super warm, but won’t take up a lot of room in your suitcase. I love the elastic binding at the cuffs that cinch with a cord to keep cold air out and the high stand collar and cozy hood protects your neck and head from the elements.
This jacket is equally as good for a lighter weight jacket.
OUTFIT #2: Blouson Pullover + Knee High Boots
SWEATER FIT: Runs big, wearing Small
I loved seeing Ali-Shawn in jewel tones- they look so good with her coloring and dark hair. This blouse sleeve sweater comes in lots of pretty colors – of course, I’m partial to the pale pink, grey and black, but for you blue eyed gals, there’s a bright blue that will bring out your eyes.
OUTFIT #3: Flannel Shirt
TOP FIT: Run on the small side, I’m wearing XS
And come Fall, it’s all about plaid button-down tops with jeans and boots! Plaid tops are a workhorse in your closet because they can be worn alone (tucked, tied or untucked), with a vest, cardigan or jacket and work well with jeans, leggings, and skirts! I like to get a few in different colors, but of course the black and white stood out to me. It’s also super soft!
One of my favorite boots from the entire sale are the sleek over-the-knee boots. They are slim and hug your leg without being constricting. The pointy toe elongates your leg, but the heel is on the shorter side and slightly chunky so you won’t feel inappropriate wearing them for all occasions.
BOOT FIT: TTS
Ali-Shaun is wearing the Caslon plaid top in the “James plaid” 😉 and I also have it in “Purple Gaston plaid” which is really pretty with a bit of purple/pink.
ALI-SHAUN TOP FIT: Sized down to Small
OUTFIT #4: Midi Coat + Floral Top
I couldn’t wait to show you Ali-Shaun’s next outfit! It was her favorite from the entire Nordstrom Sale and looks phenomenal on her! And honestly, with those eyes, I’d never want to hide them behind sunglasses!
TANK FIT: Sized down to S
COAT FIT: TTS, M
The pretty floral top is perfect for wearing now and later. It has a gorgeous smocked top and looks great tucked in as well with skirts and pants.
While I didn’t care for this jacket on me, it looked fantastic on her! The quality is really good, especially for under $60 and it looks and feels more expensive than it is. The ‘blue pearl’ is a nice silvery blue color.
OUTFIT #5: Floral Tank + Skinny Cargo Pants
MEGAN TANK FIT: TTS, XSP
MEGAN PANTS FIT: Runs big, sized down 1 to 24P
I wish I could’ve snagged the Caslon Floral Tank in my size before it sold out, but I love the Gibson Floral Tank. It’s a cute peplum style with adjustable shoulder straps and several buttons at the top. I like it now with the skinny military pants and later with a cardigan layered on top.
The Caslon Utility Pants are super comfy and stretchy and fit perfectly everywhere with no gaping in the waist! You can dress them up or down and I bet they’ll become one of your wardrobe staples. At under $50, you can’t beat it!
OUTFIT #6: Drape Front Blouse + Work Pants
TOP FIT: Runs big, wearing Small
MUST HAVE PANTS FIT: TTS, size 8, she got the length hemmed
Since Ali-Shaun works in a professional office, we wanted to give her some workwear options too. These slimming black pants are the ones she bought in the first Style A Friend post. They’re also comfortable and bonus – they don’t have to be dry cleaned! They’re fitted through the waist and hip, then flare out to create a long leg look. These were just so very flattering on her and she knew she’d get so much wear out of them year round. Good news, they’re $35 off in the Nordstrom sale and still in stock!
The drape front blouse is another color that looks so pretty on all hair colors. It also comes in prints (I like the ‘navy recess floral’ best) and stripes. It’s an elegant blouse with a high low cut (longer in the back to cover your tush), and a nice collar with wide cuffs.
OUTFIT #7: Convertible Cozy Wrap Cardigan
Last but not least, the cozy convertible cardigan that you will LOVE because not only is it super soft, but you can wear it several ways to create different looks! That material is that kitteny soft thin fleecy knit that we’ve gotten spoiled with, so now we want everything that soft! You can get this top in multiple colors, including all the neutrals, a think stripe and a vibrant pinky/purple.
TOP FIT: Runs large, sized down 2 to XS
If you loved seeing Ali-Shaun here, let us know in the comments and maybe we can persuade her to come back!
♥ WEEKEND STEALS ♥
Below are the weekend steals you don’t want to miss out on with my picks!
NORDSTROM RACK • Extra 25% Off Clearnace
LOFT • Extra 50% Off Sales
My picks: Some items are still available in the Christmas in July sale!
JCPENNEY • Extra 30% off with code 4TOSHOP
Have a fun and safe weekend, friends!