Dressing Room | Nordstrom & Target

Happy Friday friends! Unlike last weekend, there’s nothing on the agenda this Saturday and Sunday, so hopefully it’s just pool and chill time.  It’s been so dang hot here- 110 heat index yesterday!  Because of that, we’ve been spending lots of time inside in the A/C, with one evening swim this week.  You know it’s bad when it’s even too hot to go swimming!

Next week I’ll be sharing everything we’ve been doing with the kids and I’d love to hear how YOU keep your kids occupied during the summer.  Let me know in the comments and I’ll add your suggestions to my post!

This week on the blog was on of your favorite posts to date- 8 Ways to Stay Positive, the Best Sales, and now onto todays Dressing Room post.  You can see past Dressing Room posts here.


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. 


Red Floral TopWhite Jeans on sale1. State Wedges (on sale) BeltWatchBracelet

It’s definitely white jeans season and this is a pair I reach for again and again for the perfect fit with a bit of stretch (not too much!), opaque, short pockets and the just right distressing.  I also love the raw edge hem. They’re designer, but on sale 33% off now.  

Jeans Fit : TTS, I’m wearing 25

The tank is nice and flowy, with adjustable shoulder straps.  It’s on the shorter side, but still long enough for a mini front tuck.

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

One new Amazon purchase I’m smitten with is this double circle belt.  It’s 1 1/4 inch thick, comes in XS – L and several colors.  This is the “chocolate brown”.

Black BodysuitShorts1. State Wedges (on sale) Watch Bracelet

Y’all remember I’m crazy for these easy, breezy pull on shorts.  They are so comfortable and look great with both loose fitting and slim, tucked in tops.  There’s no see-through to them, they have pockets, and an adjustable drawstring waist.

The thing I love about this tank is that it’s actually a bodysuit with- get this- body slimming technology to help keep your tummy flat.  Wear it as a tank, or underneath your clothes for a slimming look.

Bodysuit Fit : Wearing size Small/Medium

Shorts Fit : Wearing XSP

Cowl Neck BodysuitLoft Jeans BeltHeelsWatchWrap Bracelet

Another bodysuit I’m smitten with is this dressier, drapy front style.  It’s perfect for date night or worn to the office under a blazer- so chic!  The neckline falls beautifully and I’m wearing my strapless bra with it and it has adjustable straps!

Bodysuit Fit : Wearing size XS

Jeans Fit : I sized up one from 25 to 26

Star TopShortsStudded Sandals • BeltWatchEarrings Bracelet

The white tee with petite navy stars doesn’t scream holiday, but is a nod to the holiday.  It’s also super soft, we’re talking pajama soft.

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

Graphic Top • ShortsSandals • BeltWatchEarrings Bracelet

Hot dogs, smores and fireworks- pretty much sums up 4th of July, right?!

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

“Independent” Graphic SweatshirtShortsStudded Sandals Earrings Bracelet

This sweatshirt might just be my fave! I love the message and always a fan of a summer sweatshirt. It is perfect for the 4th of July when the sun goes down and the temperature drops. It is lightweight, so it is awesome to throw over any other shirt for warmth or comfort.

Sweater Fit : Wearing size XSP

Animal Print TopJeansWedgesWatch • Bracelet

I haven’t been to Target much lately, but a few things caught my eye online, like this neutral leopard print top!  It’s under $18 and has a mixed media back- part leopard/part solid white. It’s a really comfortable outfit for quick errands or hanging out with the girls!

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

Sleeveless TopWhite Jeans1. State Wedges (on sale) Watch • Bracelet

For a work friendly option, I like this mock neck print top.  It comes with a tie belt to create a flattering peplum silhouette and feels silky good on.  It’s also comes in a solid black and pretty rose pink.

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

Embroidered TankShortsStudded SandalsBelt • WatchEarrings • Bracelet

Gimme all the embroidered tunics!  I paired this one with my favorite jean shorts and these white sandals with grommets instead of studs. These shoes are great for introducing studded sandals to your wardrobe, without fear of poking someone’s eyes out. 😉

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

Orange Embroidered TankShortsSandals Watch • Bracelet

I’m crazy for this orange sleeveless tunic and the breezy shape. It’s on the pricier side, but I loved it so much I’ve already worn it! It has light medallion embroidery on the top with a high-low length. It is a perfect piece to hangout outside in or to wear during a summer evening.

Top Fit : Wearing size XXS

Stripe Long Sleeve TopJeans • Studded Sandals Watch • Bracelet

I’ve already worn this stripe top also. It’s a lightweight linen blend that criss crosses at the top with a snap to keep it closed. It has elastic at the end of the sleeves and at the bottom of the shirt which gives it a blousy effect. It is work friendly, especially in the summer since it’s lightweight, and perfect with a skirt or slacks.

Top Fit : Wearing size XXS

Pink Floral TopJeansWedgesWatch • Bracelet

I love the pale pink background on this floral top and how the flutter sleeves make it stand out.  The material feels expensive and the side is cut high enough that you don’t have to worry about your bra showing.

Top Fit : Wearing size XSP

Pink Eyelet Top on saleJeansWedgesBelt • Watch • Earrings • Bracelet

If you want a change from your typical tee, try something like this one with the same comfortable t-shirt material, but with a flutter sleeve, eyelet detail and button front.  You can still do a mini front tuck with a button up top.

Top Fit : Wearing size XSP


Strapless Maxi DressWatchEarrings • Bracelet

Dress Fit : Wearing size XXS

A weekend smocked waist maxi dress that stays put with comfortable elastic.  There are side slits for easy movement and to show a bit of leg.

White Button Down

If you want to add another layer, it also looks cute with the white, tie front button down top.

Top Fit : Wearing size XS

Strapless Maxi DressWatchEarrings • Bracelet

Of course, I wanted to see how the red looks, and I think it makes a fun statement, especially for Fourth of July.

Chambray Maxi Dress1. State Wedges (on sale) Watch • Bracelet

OMG, this looks so bad on the website- no offense to the supermodel.  But, it’s much cuter in person.  There’s an inside button to keep the wrap style closed, a tie belt and pocket.  Also, the longer skirt length balances out the deep-v top.

Dress Fit : Wearing size XS

Chambray DressHeelsEarringsWatch

I found another chambray dress option and this is a winner for all-around ease, appropriate for every occasion (church, work, errands, lunch) and super comfortable.  The material is nice and soft and I love that it has pockets.  They could have used a good ironing flat though. 😉

Dress Fit : Wearing XS

Red Shirt DressShoesWatch • Bracelet

Ooh, look at what’s out now in this beautiful, bold RED!  This shirt dress is totally non body conscious, eat all the dinner + dessert and not have to unbutton your jeans. It is perfect for work, and it has pockets!

Dress Fit : XSP, I might suggest sizing up because I noticed the sleeves were a little tight, but otherwise, the rest of the dress fits TTS.

Lace DressStudded SandalsWatch • Bracelet

You might have seen this dress in my Outfits Lately post, it’s summer goodness!  It comes with the white slip, and the dress is 100% cotton with laser cut detail on the

Dress Fit : Wearing size Small


Floral JumpsuitWatch Bracelet

Oh my goodness, I love love love this jumpsuit, unfortunately it’s 10 miles too long on me!  It’s one I like so much, I would consider altering because it fit beautifully everywhere but the length.  The top is fitted with adjustable double shoulder straps and a contrast trim at the bodice.  It’s fully lined and has pockets.

Jumpsuit Fit : Wearing size X-Small


WedgesMiller Dupe SandalsStud Sandals

Studded SandalsMiller Dupe SandalsStud Slides


NORDSTROM • Sign up for a Nordstrom Credit Card and Get a $60 Bonus Note Leading up to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My picks: My Treasure & Bond Wedges are still 35% off and the Sam Edelman Beatris Sandals (worn above) are 30% off! Many colors in this fun off the shoulder top


My picks: An extra 40% off this $50 t-shirt dress that is perfect for hot, summer pool days. Also, would pair really nicely with these super colorful sunglasses!

COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD • $25 OFF $100 with code: COOL25 or $50 OFF $200 with code: COOL50

My picks: The best deal is the discovery collection! I use it daily and recommend it to everybody!

ANTHROPOLOGIE • Up to 70% off original prices!

My picks: Save extra on this semi-eyelet top and these perfect-for-summer shorts!

JCREW • Take an extra 40% off of sale items until Monday with code BIG!

My picks: Wanting a new summer swimsuit? This halter one is super cute!

OLD NAVY • All shorts, tees, and dresses 50% off & CARD MEMBERS free shipping on orders over $25!

My picks: This darling front tie cami is on sale as well as this ribbed stripe shirt that is only $10!

POTTERY BARN • Up to 40% off everything and free shipping with the code Freeship!

My picks: Found this really comfy bath robe on sale! Also, these beautiful candle holders that would look amazing on any backyard table!

WORLD MARKET • Save up to 50% on all outdoor!

My picks : These kid-sized mermaid and dinosaur pool floaties are perfect for any pool day with your kids!


Have a fantastic week friends!

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Meet Megan

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. I’m still deciding if I’m more envy (in a genuine mood) of your wardrobe or your fitted leg, however little red dress and floral jumpsuit are my favorites!!!

  2. So. I’m 60 years old, A single mom and an elementary school teacher. And I have just committed myself to a week of hiking in Yellowstone national park the first week of August with my daughter who will be graduating from college next spring. I am about 20 pounds overweight. I actually do have a good amount of stamina and I’m healthy otherwise. But I want to tackle every hiking trail with my daughter. So I’m going to try your 21 day food and exercise challenge! Because I’m a teacher I’m home, so I have no excuses! So wish me luck, and just know that even if it doesn’t seem like it sometimes, your message is going getting through! Now I just have to figure out how to pay for all the new clothes I will need for hiking!

    1. I’m sending you luck, energy and determination! You can do it and just take it one day at a time. It takes time to see and feel the changes but they WILL happen if you stick with it. Please keep me posted!

  3. You are remarkable!! I love your fashion sense & transparency! Please please do a teacher dedicated amazon haul. My friends and teach high school and are always looking on amazon for dresses, cardigans, shoes (the works) so that we are true to who we are yet still professional. Will you consider it?

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