Dressing Room | Nordstrom, American Eagle & LOFT

Hello and Happy Friday friends!  I hope y’all had a great week.   I’m so looking forward to this weekend.  I need a couple days to catch up on sleep and do nothing!   In the last week, I’ve been to two orthodontists visits for my son and one doctor appointment for my daughter.  Not to mention what feels like 30 trips to Walgreens.  One of which included checking out with medicine for Jordan only to realize I left my wallet at home!  😉

Aside from running kids to doctor appointments, this week was a fun one on the blog starting with my tips for getting in shape when your schedule is jam packed, the best sales, and an Amazon post dedicated to evening gowns and swimsuits.

Today I have a new Dressing Room post for you with things from Nordstrom, American Eagle and LOFT.  There were so many cute things, so this post is looonng! I tried to make it easy to read by splitting it into sections – jeans, chinos, shorts, and dresses. If you make it to the end, bless you!

I’ll do a try-on session on Stories for you soon, so stay tuned for that!

DRESSING ROOM

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

JEANS

I haven’t been to LOFT in awhile and was happy with lots of their new styles.  I like shopping LOFT because they always have great sales and they also offer petite, regular and tall sizes.  I have several of their Modern Skinny jeans and they fit like a dream.  This new SUPER SOFT pair definitely came home with me!

Modern Soft Skinny Cropped Jeans

Modern Soft Skinny Cropped JeansStriped Ribbed TeeWedges

Not only are these jeans super soft and feel great on, the rise is a comfortable mid-rise and the wash is a solid light color.

This cute striped short sleeve (almost cap sleeve) tee came home with me too.  It’s lightweight and stretchy and will go with so many things in your closet.Modern Soft Skinny Cropped Jeans

Jean Fit : Wearing size 26P, I normally wear 25P, but they didn’t have that size and I loved how the 26P fit.  Sizing up for me meant a much more comfortable fit, the 25P would probably have been skin tight. 

Top Fit : Wearing size XSP

Modern Soft Skinny Jeans and pink lace sleeve top

Modern Soft Skinny Cropped JeansLace Cap Sleeve TeeWedges

I tried several tops on with the jeans and liked all of them.  This pink tee has a pretty lace sleeve detail that lends itself to dressing up with skirts or slacks.  It comes in 4 colors, I’m wearing the ‘elegant pink’.Modern Soft Skinny Jeans and pink lace sleeve top

Top Fit : Wearing size XSP

Modern Soft Skinny Cropped Jeans and white button down top

Modern Soft Skinny Cropped Jeans • Button Down Tunic ShirtWedges

You cannot go wrong with a crisp white button-down shirt any time of year, but it feels espeically fresh in Spring and Summer.  I like the tailored cut of this one, combined with a softer feel.  It’s not too sheer for the office, but looks equally good worn casually with jeans, shorts and skirts.

Modern Soft Skinny Cropped Jeans and white button down top

Top Fit : Wearing size XSP

Modern Soft Crop Jeans and striped pullover

Modern Soft Skinny Cropped Jeans • Striped Tasseled Tie SweaterWedges

I’m all about a comfy, lightweight summer sweater.  This one has stripes and tassels and is lightweight enough to wear with shorts on chilly summer nights.

Modern Soft Crop Jeans and striped pullover

Sweater Fit : Wearing size XS

dark wash button fly skinny jeans and grey lace cami

Modern High Waist Skinny Jeans • Lace CamiWedges

I should have bought this cami in every color!  The contrasting lace at the top is sassy and sweet and makes it cute enough to wear on its own, or peek underneath a cardigan.

These jeans are fierce too! This darker wash style and higher waist give you the illusion of longer legs.  I always like a button fly- but that might just be a matter of personal preference.  I just think it looks cool.  The hem on these jeans is a darker wash and they are raw edge.  I cuffed mine up to create a little peek of ankle.

dark wash button fly skinny jeans and grey lace cami

Jean Fit : Wearing size 26, sizing up was the way to go and I probably could have sized up 2 because these were tight on me.  Maybe I’ve gotten bigger on the bottom since I’ve shopped LOFT?!?!

Tank Fit : Wearing size XS

dark wash skinny jeans and peplum top

Modern High Waist Skinny Jeans • Dotted Stripe Tulip Wrap TopWedges

A peplum top is universally flattering because it accentuates the smallest part of your waist.  This one has skinny stripes and tiny dots, a tie waist and front snap closure at the chest. And all the chesty ladies said #amen

dark wash skinny jeans and peplum top

Top Fit : Wearing size XSP

COLORED JEANS & CHINOS

I’m giving a big fat YES to colored jeans and chinos this season!Frayed Skinny Crop Jeans and striped tank

Frayed Skinny Crop Jeans • Striped Cap Sleeve TeeWedges

The ‘misty fog’ color on these frayed skinny crop jeans is super fresh and will go with everything!  The lightweight cap sleeve tee is the perfect ‘in between’ a tank and tee for summer.  I bought two of these!  This tan/white/gold color and the pink!

Jean Fit : Wearing size 25P. Dang, I felt like I needed to size up again. 

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

frayed skinny jeans and white blouse

Frayed Skinny Crop Jeans • Ruffle TankWedges

When you want a top that feels a little more ‘special’ this delicate daisy shell top is really feminine and pretty. It’s fully lined with ruffled cap sleeves and darling daisy embroidery.  It would be super cute with a yellow skirt or pants too.

frayed skinny jeans and white blouse

Tank Fit : Wearing size XSP

Chinos and striped top

Roll Cuff Girlfriend ChinosStriped Ribbed TeeWedges

Often in the summer, you want to wear pants as opposed to shorts, but not jeans, so chinos are your answer! This pair is so comfortable with the cotton/spandex blend.  Espadrilles, wedges, sneakers sandals and flip flops all love a chino.

Chinos and striped top

Chinos Fit : Wearing size 0P and they fit great.  They are relaxed ‘boyfriend’ fit from the waist to the hip and slightly taper at the ankle. 

Chinos and striped top

Girlfriend ChinoStriped Ribbed TeeWedges

Every Spring and Summer, I’m drawn to yellow and these chinos are extra sweet with the eyelet hem detail.Yellow Chinos and striped top

Chinos Fit : Wearing size 0P

SHORTS

Summer means shorts and I have several new styles to share with you!

Scallop shorts and scallop tank top

Scalloped Chambray Shorts • Scalloped Strappy CamiWedges

First up, LOFT is bringing back the ever popular scallop short.  The flat front and zip side keep them looking sleek and they have a 4-inch inseam, so not too short.

Scallop shorts and scallop tank top

Shorts Fit : Wearing size 00 and the waist was a little loose. 

Cami Fit : Wearing size XSPpaperbag shorts and white tee

Belted Stripe Paperbag ShortsWhite TopMiller Sandals 

Paper bag shorts are all the rage lately and I can see why! The higher waist with little pleats helps conceal a tummy and the striped cotton fabric is neutral enough to pair with lots of different tops.

belted paper bag shorts and white tee

Short Fit : Wearing size XS

Top Fit : TTS, Wearing size Small

black high waist shorts and striped tank

Leith High Waist Shorts • Treasure & Bond U-Neck TankMiller Sandals 

I like that these shorts can be easily dressed up with wedges or heels for a fancier look, or worn casually with flat or sandals. They have a nice, tailored look about them with a pleated front, pockets, and aren’t too short.

#Gimmeallthestripedtanks! Seriously, I can never have enough!  The cut on this one is cool with a deep u-neck and slight racerback style.  I want all the colors!

black high waist shorts and striped tank top

Tank Fit : Wearing size XXS

Short Fit : Wearing size XS

Vigoss army green cutoff shorts

Vigoss Marley Cutoff ShortsEmbroidered Yoke TankWedges

I love these shorts! Not only is the ‘light olive’ color an unexpected neutral, the fit and cut of these shorts is fantastic! They have a raw edge hem, pockets, and 3 1/2 inch inseam.

I’ll have fun pairing these with all kinds of tops, but I really like them with this embroidered knit tank.

Vigoss army green cutoff shorts

Short Fit : TTS, Wearing size 25

Tank Fit : Wearing size XS

striped shorts and pink tee

Roxy Oceanside Stripe ShortsEyelet Detail Baby Doll TopWedges

These shorts are on the short side, but I still like them- especially the color and how that pink shade is in there!   If they’re too short for you to feel comfortable in, I like them over your swimsuit as a coverup. 😉

The eyelet tank is versatile enough to go with slacks, skirts, jeans, you name it!  It comes in  10 colors and you’ll want all of them!

striped shorts and pink tee

Short Fit : Wearing size XS

Top Fit : Wearing size XS, I wish it came in petite!

Striped linen shorts

Vero Moda Striped Linen ShortsEyelet Flutter Sleeve Tee • Wedges

You can balance out the shorter shorts with a more relaxed fitting tee like this darling eyelet flutter sleeve too.  It’s on sale too!

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

jean shorts and striped camiJean ShortsLinen Blend CamisoleWedges

I practically live in jeans shorts all summer and since I liked my American Eagle jeans so much, I tried their jeans shorts too.  This pair is short and distressed, but still loose on the leg so it doesn’t feel too exposed.

The striped button down cami is a cute style that would also look great with jeans for a date night.

Jean Shorts and striped cami

Shorts Fit : Wearing size 0

Tank Fit : Wearing size XS

Madewell striped tee and jean shorts

Striped TopJean ShortsMiller Flip FlopsEarrings

These jean shorts aren’t ‘new’, but they’re already in heavy rotation because they fit great and look good.  I love the raw edge hem, slight distressing (not too much), light wash, and higher- but still comfortable waist. I feel like they keep getting better and better with washing and wearing.

The fun striped tee is by Madewell in this signature color pattern they’re known for.

Madewell striped tee and jean shorts

Shorts Fit : Wearing size 25

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

striped criss cross top and jean shorts

Stripe Shirt Jean ShortsWedgesEarrings

You guys, this top is so super soft, you’ll never want to take it off. It drapes beautifully while keeping you cool at the same time.  It’s stitched closed at the top too. I like this color, but the black/natural and mustard/natural are good too.

striped criss cross top and jean shorts

Shirt Fit : Wearing size XS

summer sweatshirt and jean shorts

Summer Babe SweatshirtJean ShortsEarrings

I love a good summer sweatshirt in the summer and how appropriate is this “summer babe” sentiment?! It’s thicker for those windy or extra chilly nights.

summer sweatshirt and jean shorts

Sweatshirt Fit : Wearing size S

sweatshirt shorts and tee

Floral ShirtShortsEarrings

You guys! This outfit has cozy written all over it!  The top material is so super soft and cozy it feels like pajamas.  And the shorts are that super soft sweatshirt material that feel like your 20-year old favorite sweatshirt, but a little dressier with a tie waist and pockets.

You’ll easily find me in this exact outfit when I’m sitting at my computer for hours and want to be as comfortable as possible!

sweatshirt shorts and tee

Shirt Fit : Wearing size XS

Shorts Fit : Wearing size XS

Pink jean shorts and vacation tee

I Believe in Vacation TeePink Cutoff ShortsMiller Sandals 

You guys went crazy for these pink cutoffs!  They’re as cute as a traditional denim pair, but in a super fun vibrant pink!

Pink jean shorts and vacation tee

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

Shorts Fit : Wearing size 25

WORK WEAR

Pleat front trousers and square neck blouse

Pleat Front TrousersSquare Neck BlouseHeelsEarrings

LOVE THESE PANTS!

I’m sooo thrilled to share these trousers with you!!  Following along the comfy theme, they feel so good on, very soft and not at all stiff.  The pleat front gives them some structure and the banded waist makes them look more tailored.  But, other than that, you’ll feel guilty for wearing them because they’re like pajamas! They come in several colors.

With these pants, you’ll want to wear a top you can tuck in and preferably one that’s not too thick so it doesn’t look bulky underneath.  A top like this is perfect.  The square neck, slightly puffed sleeves, and bracelet length sleeves makes for an elegant look.

Trousers Fit : Wearing size XXS- they’re a tad tight in the waist on me and could use a slight alteration at the length

Top Fit : Wearing size XSP

DRESSES

Moving onto dresses, I’ve got you covered with maxis, office friendly, date night and weekend!

off white maxi dress

Maxi DressEarrings

I was sooo happily surprised with this maxi dress from American Eagle.  That store is often younger than I prefer, but my digging usually pays off with things I would definitely wear and recommend. This dress is off white with beautiful crochet, small ruffles and tiny pom pom details.  It’s lined to the thigh and with wedges, I wouldn’t have to alter it!

off white maxi dress

Dress Fit : Wearing size XS

striped maxi dress gibson x the mother chic

Striped Maxi DressWedgesEarrings

The Gibson x The Mother Chic collaboration resulted in lots of happy, relaxed styles that I’m loving for summer.  You can see Ali-Shaun and I in some of these new pieces here.

This happy striped maxi is easy to wear with a flirty ruffle at the end.  I also like how the straps criss cross at the back.

striped maxi dress

Dress Fit : Wearing XSP

Fushia sundress

Pink DressWedges • Earrings

Think of this dress as your softest tank in a dress.  I like how the top blouses over and it’s shorter in the front, longer in the back.

Fuscia sundress

Dress Fit : Wearing XSP

striped criss cross dress

Blue Striped DressWedgesEarrings

You’ll love how easily you can dress this striped wrap dress up or down.  It looks like the stripe version is currently sold out, but it’s still available in solid grey.

striped criss cross dress

Dress Fit : Wearing XSP

Floral Split Neck Tie Dress

Floral Split Neck Tie DressWedges

Sometimes the patterns at LOFT aren’t my style, but I really liked the pretty blue and white floral pattern on this belted sundress.  You can wear it to work, church, school functions, weekend lunches or just out and about!

Floral Split Neck Tie Dress

Dress Fit : Wearing size XSP

Sleeveless Swing Dress

Sleeveless Swing DressWedges

I’m always crazy for a super simple, soft swingy tank dress.  They are so easy to throw on and I wear mine to school pick up so often!  You can tie a jean shirt around it and wear sneakers with it too.

Sleeveless Swing Dress

Dress Fit : Wearing size XSP

Chevron Stripe Flare Dress

Chevron Stripe Flare DressWedges

I think this striped fit and flare dress was my favorite from LOFT.  The material was nice and substantial with a decent structure to it while still being incredibly comfortable.  You could add a cardigan, blazer or belt to it for a new look.

Chevron Stripe Flare Dress

Dress Fit : Wearing size XSP

♥ WEEKEND STEALS ♥

NORDSTROM : Incredible Style. Great Savings.

My picks – Mini Miller Sandal, Straw Tote & My Go-To Pumps

LOFT : Extra 40% off sale

My picks – $9 Teardrop Pendant Necklace, Ribbed Henley Tee & Cateye Sunglasses

OLD NAVY : Items from $5

My picks – Cactus Tank, Gingham Dress & Pull-On Shorts

ANTHROPOLOGIE : 50% off dresses, 25% off select swim and extra 25% off sale items.

My picks – Leopard/Floral Puff-Sleeved Top, Open-Shoulder Tee & Pocket Tee Dress

MADEWELL : 20% off tees, tanks & denim shorts

My picksV-Neck Pocket Tank and tee, Front Tie Tank Top, & Kids’ Tee

JCPENNEY : 2-For Deals and Free shipping on orders over $75

My picksBlush Slide Sandals, V-Neck Tank Top & Gold Dot Sundress

JCREW FACTORY : 60% off Styles for Women and Spring Essentials

My picksScalloped one piece swimsuit, chambray faux wrap dress & tie-front top

Thank you for sticking with me til the end on this one!  I hope you found it useful!  What retailers do you want me to scour next?  Let me know in the comments!

Have a fantastic weekend friends!

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9 Comments

  1. Libby
    May 17, 2019 / 6:38 am

    Pics are loading too slow due to all the ads.

    • Megan
      Author
      May 17, 2019 / 8:10 am

      Ug! That is so frustrating! Thank you for letting me know Libby- I’ll reach out to my ad network to see about resolving that issue. Have a great weekend!

    • Megan
      Author
      May 17, 2019 / 11:55 am

      I realized I accidentally forgot to resize the images before uploading them. #oops I resized them now, so hopefully they should bw loading faster now!

  2. Lauren
    May 17, 2019 / 7:58 am

    I just recently started reading your blog and it has quickly become one of my favorites. Also, I find Loft in the petites sizes are at least a full size smaller than in the regular sizes. In fact, that seems to be fairly common in a lot of petite sizing. For me, a short works better than a petite whenever I can find it.

    • Megan
      Author
      May 17, 2019 / 8:10 am

      I’m so glad you found me Lauren! It’s so weird because at Loft I used to always be 25P in their jeans and this time it was all over the place. But, I still like that they offer petite sizing!

  3. Alicia
    May 17, 2019 / 8:40 am

    Great post! I’ve missed your Loft try on’s. Thanks for showing the chinos, shorts, and colored jeans. We wear the same size, so they are sooo helpful!
    I’m having the same “problem” with my jeans in the rear area… the more I squat the more I have to jump to get into my jeans, lol!
    Thanks for all of your running around the Galleria!
    Have a great weekend!!😊

    • Megan
      Author
      May 17, 2019 / 11:55 am

      Oh yes, I know all about that squat dance! Can I add that to my 20 minutes?! #move20for30 ha! 😉

      • Alicia
        May 17, 2019 / 7:07 pm

        Lol 😂 I think that’s a great idea😊💪🏼🦵🏻🏋🏻‍♀️

  4. May 17, 2019 / 9:03 am

    I can say that i like every single item selected

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