Dressing Room | Dresses, Swimsuits & More

Hello friends and happy Friday!  We had a crazy day yesterday.  An 8-foot water line broke in Houston and it caused all kinds of flooding and water shortages since they had to close off that line.  That line serves over 50% of Houston.

Restaurants and schools had to close, hospitals, and the courthouses were without water.  About a dozen people were stranded on top of their cars waiting to be rescued.  We’re being told to boil our personal use water for 24 hours.  Such a crazy, random thing to have happened.  Thankfully, it seems like everyone is safe and the repairs should be completed.  And of course, the kids are happy to have the day off school today!

I’m super excited to announce a new Loves winner!  A huge congratulations to Emily Georgalas for winning everything in my February Loves!  Remember, if you subscribe to my blog, you will be automatically entered to win next month!  Sign up here!


Now onto today’s Dressing Room post!  Even though we’re still in the chilly temps, Spring is just around the corner and so is Spring Break.  With that in mind, this post has lots of short sleeve top, beautiful dresses and fun swimsuits!

For Size Reference: I’m a shorty (5’1) and petite, weighing about 110.  I typically wear size 0p/25 jeans, XS or XSP in tops and dresses.


Floral Mock Neck Top, Curved Hem skinny Jeans, Nude Heels

Mock Neck TopKUT Jeans

Wowza, this is such a pretty top!  It comes in this beautiful pale blue and also dark navy.  It’s fully lined with a mock neck that would be great for showing off your shoulders if you wear your hair up.

Top Fit: Size down one, I’m wearing a XX-Small

You’ve seen these jeans on repeat- the ones by Kut from the Kloth with a high waist and chewed hem.  They are incredibly comfortable and I often reach for these when I want a solid wash.

Jeans Fit : I’m wearing size 0 and trimmed a tad off of the raw edge hem with my scissors

Leopard Sleeveless Top, Curved Hem Skinny Jeans, Black Pumps

Leopard Mesh TankKUT JeansBeltWrap BraceletHeels

These sleeveless tops have me wishing for warmer weather, but I know it’ll be here soon! This leopard print top is fully lined with a mesh overlay.  It would also look great with black jeans or a black skirt.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Animal Print Smudge Blouse, Curved Hem Skinny Jeans, Nude Pumps

Animal Smudge ShirtKUT Jeans

This blouse caught my eye and it’s perfect for work with the tailored button up style and silky fabric.  But, the fun pattern makes it a winner for dinner and drinks!

Top Fit: I’m wearing a 4P (fits like an 0-2P)

Off Shoulder Leopard Tunic Grey

Leopard Sweatshirt

I’m shocked that this leopard top is still in stock.  I’ve had mine forever and it’s the perfect mix of cozy and sassy. The fabric is that soft brushed fleece, so it’s super cozy.  It also comes in solids.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XSP

Scoop Neck Tee, Gold Belt, Distressed Skinny Jeans

White TopBeltDistressed Skinny Jeans

This top is too good to pass up!  It’s so much better than a basic tee because the fit is perfect and it feels silky smooth on, with a good bit of stretch. The white is nice and opaque too.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Scoop Neck Tee, Distressed Skinny Jeans, Wedge Sandals, Pink Sleeveless Cardigan

White TeeCardiganBeltDistressed Skinny JeansSimilar Wedge Sandals

I showed you this long, sleeveless cardigan in my last Amazon post, but in that post it was worn with a dress.  I wanted you to see how cute it is with jeans and a simple t-shirt.  It would also elevate your work look if worn with slacks.

Cardigan Fit : I’m wearing a size Small 

Jeans Fit : I’m wearing size 25/0Short

One Shoulder Long Sleeve Top Fitted, Distressed Skinny Jeans, Nude Pumps

One Shoulder Top •  Distressed Skinny JeansStar NecklaceHeels

I’ve been surprised, but I’m actually really liking Abercrombie jeans lately.  I’ve been able to find my exact fit and I love that they offer short lengths for us short girls.  This pair is the mid rise super skinny ankle jean with some distressing and an asymmetric chewed hem.  They’re nice and stretchy, but hold their shape!

Jeans Fit : I’m wearing 25/0P

This date night top has potential with the pretty color, one shoulder and ruched side, but it is on the thin side.  I felt like the outline of my strapless bra was visible.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Pink V-Neck Long Sleeved Tunic Tee, White Jeans, Golden Goose Dupe sneakers

 3/4 Sleeve Top • White JeansGolden Goose Dupes

Oh yay!!! I found an awesome pair of white jeans to recommend!  These are high rise skinny jeans in a bright white and the denim feels ultra soft.  They have front and back pockets, but they aren’t at all bulky.  I bought mine at Nordstrom, but they sold out there.  Good news though- you can get them straight from the retailer site with FREE shipping and FREE returns! 

Jeans Fit : I’m wearing size 0 and they were long on me, but I cuffed the hem. I’ll show you how I do that on Stories!

V-neck Long sleeve Tunic Top, White Jeans

 3/4 Sleeve Top • White Jeans

I can never have enough soft, long sleeve tops in my closet because I wear them so often.  I love them worn alone in the warmer months and for layering in the winter.  This one is great because it’s tunic length so you can front tuck it, knot it or wear it with leggings and a shirt tied around your waist.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Graphic Tee, White Skinny Jeans, Wedge Heels, Star Necklace

Graphic TeeWhite JeansBeltStar NecklaceWrap Braclet • Wedges

Coral Tuni V-neck Top, White Jeans, Nude Mules

V-Neck Tunic TopWhite JeansBeltMules

This top has a similar look to the tee above, but it’s a thin knit sweater.  It’s also nice and long in the back, so great with leggings.

V-neck Tunic Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS 

Kangaroo Pocket PulloverJeansSimilar JeansLeopard Keds

Where in the world have I been?! I’ve been totally missing out on this Barefoot Dreams goodness!

Sure, I know the cardigans and blankets are amazing, but somehow I’ve never tried on the pullover.  It’s that same signature Barefoot Dreams fabric and feel that we’ve come to know and love.  It’s a pullover hoodie with a kangaroo pocket- perfect for lounging at home or running errands.

Pullover Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Scoop Neck TopJeansSimilar JeansHeels

White eyelet gets me every time.  How sweet are the dainty eyelet floral embroidery on this top?! It’s fully lined with a blouse sleeve.  You can wear it off the shoulders or as a scoop neck.

Top Fit: Runs large, I’m wearing an XS 

Button Down TopJeansSimilar Jeans

Another white eyelet option is this button down tie front top.  It’s on the thinner side, so more appropriate for weekend that work.  I’d love to see it paired with jean shorts, a denim skirt, or colored chino style shorts.  It would also be cute over a swimsuit.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Leopard Smocked Mock Neck BlouseJeansSimilar JeansHeels

What a sophisticated leopard top with the mock neck and bloused sleeves.  The sleeves are sheer and the body is fully lined. This would be really pretty with your hair up to show off the mock neck!

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Tie Dye SweaterJeansSimilar JeansHeels

We’ve actually been having the coldest temps of the year lately, so our sweaters are still in heavy rotation. This sweater will transition perfectly into Spring though with the green color and tie dye pattern.  See it below with shorts- super cute!

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS


Tie Dye SweaterLevi’s Jean Shorts

These cutoffs are on the shorter side with slight distressing and raw edge hem.  They also come in a dark wash. Both on sale 35-40% off.

Tee Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Shorts Fit: I’m wearing a 25

Graphic TeeMadewell Jean ShortsLevi’s Jean Shorts

On the left are a longer version jean short with a high rise.  They feel like your favorite high waisted jeans in a cutoff style.  You can unroll them to make them longer.

Shorts Fit: I’m wearing a 25

Graphic tees are everywhere lately and I’m particularly fond of this one.  It says, ‘long live rock n roll’

Tee Fit: Runs small, I’m wearing an XS

Wedge Sneakers

These wedge sneakers are similar to the ones we all went crazy for at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  They have the same slim look and two inch wedge with a white sporty sole.

I’m wearing the ‘celestial blue suede’ but they come in other pretty neutrals like taupe, grey, blush, snake and black.

Shoes Fit : Runs small, size up half


Black Sleevelss Ruched Mini Dress, Perforated Wedge Booties

DressWedge Booties

Here’s another blast from the past that has stood the test of time!  The little rusched dress that looks fantastic on all figures- even pregnant mamas!  The criss cross in the front helps elongate your legs and is balanced out by the higher neckline It’s currently on sale for under $40 and comes in several colors.

Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Ruffle Sleeve Confetti Maxi Dress

Talk about a showstopper of a dress! This ombre/rainbow inspired maxi dress is absolutely darling with the ruffled sleeve and easy to wear shape. It zips in the back with an open upper and tie, but is still bra friendly.

Dress Fit: I’m wearing a 4, would prefer 0

Sunset Skies Long Sleeve Stripe Midi Dress

I haven’t seen anything like this and it’s so fun for a party.  The brushstroke pattern and colors are so pretty in person.  It’s kind of hard to see, but there’s a delicate front slit that makes it really easy to walk in and show a bit of leg as you move.

Dress Fit : I’m wearing size XS

Spot Print Chiffon Minidress

Wowza! I wasn’t expecting this dress to fit like this based on the hanger. It’s a sweet spot print in peach, blue and black with a bodice plunging and body hugging silhouette.  The flirty flounce miniskirt and balloon sleeve help balance out the body conscious part.

Dress Fit: Runs small, I’m wearing an XS

Black Lace Shift DressBlue Lace Shift Dress

The intricate lace overlay on this shift dress is so beautiful and the shape is easy to wear and forgiving.  The sleeve and hem are especially lovely.  Do you prefer it in black or pale blue?

Dress Fit: Runs large, size down. I’m wearing an XS

Floral Eyelet Minidress

Now this is a fun dress for a Spring or Summer party or vacation! It’s a fit and flare style with pink floral eyelet and white trim. The bodice and skirt is fully lined and that twist front top is sassy! It zips in the back and the shoulder straps are adjustable.

The dress is 20% off now.

Dress Fit: Fits TTS, but if you’re between sizes, size up. I’m wearing an XS

Tweed Sheath Dress

For church, communion, baptism, Mother’s Day or even the office, this tweed sheath dress is both feminine and classy.  It’s fully lined with a silky smooth lining in the inside with a flirty fringe trim at the sleeve and waist.

Dress Fit: I’m wearing a 2, prefer 0


Flutter Sleeve Crop Jumpsuit

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Are we brave enough to wear an all-white jumpsuit? I think so, when it’s a fabulous as this one!  But, if you’re not so sure or are clumsy with food and drinks (me!), it also comes in navy.

It’s a flowy crepe material, fully lined, and those of you who don’t love showing your arms will appreciate the feminine elbow length sleeves.  And the stitched waist acts as wide belt that helps define your middle.

If you’re wearing this jumpsuit to a fancy event like a wedding or Gala, add a statement necklace and pretty clutch.

Jumpsuit Fit: I’m wearing a 0, prefer petite

Lily Pulitzer Jumpsuit

Oh man, if only this jumpsuit wasn’t 10 feet too long on me!  But, nothing a little alteration couldn’t fix.  It’s the definition of island fun with the blue florals and contrasting tie belt.  It zips up the back with a smocked back and adjustable shoulder straps.

I left it at the store, but since I’m still dreaming about it, that means I really want it!  My girlfriend Trisa and I are heading out of town for Spring Break, and I’d love to wear this while sipping a frozen pina colada with a flower in my hair!

Jumpsuit Fit: I’m wearing a 00


Speaking of Spring Break, I ordered several swimsuits to try on for you, which hopefully helps you decide which one(s) to buy for yourself! We’ve got mostly one pieces but a couple of bikinis too, and of course, cover ups!

Becca One Shoulder Bathing Suit

Becca Asymmetrical Swimsuit

Oh yes, a one shoulder swimsuit that stays comfortably put! It’s beautiful crochet in the front and laces up in the back. The black part is lined and the bodice has removable softly padded cups.  I love how the black part is cut in the front so that part of you appears slimmer.

Swimsuit Fit: I’m wearing a Small

Becca Swimsuit

Becca Reveal Plunge One Piece Swimsuit

The ever popular Becca swimsuit got a makeover and it’s so good! If you feel more comfortable in a one piece (or practicality wins out over a bikini), but you still want to look and feel great, definitely try this swimsuit.  It’s artfully cut so that it’s extremely flattering on all shapes and sizes.

Swimsuit Fit: I’m wearing a Small

Blue one piece Bathing suit

Square Neck One Piece Swimsuit

The aqua on this swimsuit is so eye catching!  I also like the square neck and sporty style that laces up the back.  It’s super comfortable with removable bust pads.  It also comes in a sleek, solid black.

Swimsuit Fit: I’m wearing a Small

Snake Print two piece Bathing Suit

Animal Kingdom Bikini TopAnimal Kingdom High Waist Bikini Bottom

If you prefer a two-piece but don’t want a teeny weeny, this is a great option.  First, the bottoms are a higher waist that help hide the bloat, but they are also cut high on the thigh to elongate the look of your legs.

The top has a square neck and supportive fit that ties in the back.  The snakeskin print is also really cool with a contrasting navy piping.

Swimsuit Fit: I’m wearing a Medium Top (I’m 34D) and Small Bottom

Striped Bikini TopStriped Bikini Bottom

Style Tip : don’t wear high waist skinny jeans before putting on a bikini;) 

Anyhow, this striped two piece is the perfect mix of playful and sporty, while keeping you tucked in.  I love how the top provides more coverage and support for those of us with larger chests.  And the criss cross style is SO cute!

The bottoms are full coverage, but felt a bit snug on me.  I’m not sure if sizing up would help or they would then be too big.

Swimsuit Fit : I’m wearing a size 4 in both the top and bottom.

Scalloped Swimsuit

Another keeper!  Laser cut scallop detail at it’s finest!  I LOVE this suit! It fits amazing, and the nude part is fully lined underneath the laser cut navy overlay fabric.

It also comes in one-shoulder and ruffled chest!

Swimsuit Fit: I’m wearing a 2

Laser Cut Bikini Bottom • Laser Cut Bikini Top

It also comes in a two-piece!  #hearteyes!  The top has removable pads and the bottoms are hipster cute!

Bikini Top Fit: I’m wearing a Medium Top but prefer a Small

Bikini Bottom Fit: I’m wearing a Small Bottom but prefer an XS 

Scalloped Ruffle Gingham One Piece

Calling all smaller chested ladies!  This suit is made for you!  The cups are padded and the double ruffle gives you an extra boost and the illusion of more up top (if you want that)!  The green gingham is lively and the shoulder straps are removable.

Swimsuit Fit: I’m wearing a 2

swimsuit try on

Ruffle Plunging Striped One Piece

A mix of sassy and sweet in this plunging v-neck suit.  Again, the ruffled chest accentuates the chest and the shoulder straps tie behind your neck so you can adjust them.  The bottom is on the moderate coverage side so you won’t feel exposed.  I also like how the waist ruffle distracts from the tummy. Do you like the stripe or solid better?

Swimsuit Fit: I’m wearing a 2

jcrew tunic coverup

Embroidered Beach TunicSun Hat

Such a fun tunic style coverup!  The hot pink embroidery and tassels are so vibrant and playful against the subdued grey and white stripe.  You just slip it over your head and the sides are sewn closed to keep you covered.

Tunic Fit: I’m wearing an XS

romper cover up

Romper Cover Up

I adore this cover up too!  It’s a shorts romper with a criss cross top.  The top does have a center snap to keep it from gaping open.  The material is nice and lightweight and you could easily roll this up and throw it into your beach or pool bag and be good to go!

The shorts are short, but the longer sleeves still help you feel covered.

Cover Up Fit : I’m wearing XS

swimsuit cover up

Romper Cover Up

The black one is good too!

Cover Up Fit : I’m wearing XS


JCREW • 25% off your purchase or 35% off $150+ Use code WINWIN

NORDSTROM • Tons of new markdowns like this Drapey Henley Tunic. Be careful, you’ll want one in every color!

POTTERY BARN • 30% off Kitchen and Dining Event and free shipping with code FREESHIP. My Blue and White Plates featured on the Valentine’s day post are included!

TARGET • BOGO 50% swimsuit sale! Stock up on suits for the kids for this summer before they sell out.

COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD • 15 – 25 % off site wide

GAP • Up to 50% off sale items. I’ve got my eye on this soft spun cardigan sweater now $44!

LOFT • 40% off all full priced dresses! This tie waist romper is calling my name!

OLD NAVY • 50% off all jeans, tops, and pants

CONTAINER STORE • 25% off all kitchen and pantry items.

VICTORIA EMERSON • Wrap bracelets are now BOGO free!   See the new styles here!

Did you see something you had to have today?  Any swimsuits catch your eye?  I’d love to hear what you liked most in the comments. 

If you want to check out the Amazon fashion goods, here’s my Amazon latest post and my Amazon Storefront has all my favorites and recommendations listed by category.

Have a great weekend friends!




  1. February 28, 2020 / 5:10 am

    Everything is amazing, first and fourth outfit are my favorite for casual day, second jumpsuit is really nice and all bikini and swimsuit you selected are great!!!

    • February 28, 2020 / 8:11 am

      I’m so ready for swimsuit weather! Have a great weekend friend!

  2. Roons
    February 28, 2020 / 7:58 am

    Thank you so much for posting these… it really helps to see them on you. I had been eyeing the Boden graphic tee – now I know it will fit! Was it super long?
    Thank you again – keep em coming!

    • February 28, 2020 / 8:10 am

      That makes me so happy to hear these posts are helpful for you- that’s my goal! The Boden tee fits TTS, perhaps slightly small. It’s not too long. 🙂

  3. Jenn Murphy
    February 28, 2020 / 3:45 pm

    The Barefoot Dreams hoodie!! I saw it on your instagram stories and loved it! I have one really similar to this one. Mine has a little tie at the bottom (so you can tighten/cinch the bottom if that makes sense), thumbholes (love!) and it is kind of a cowlneck/hoodie combo. I bought it a few years ago, but it’s still on Nordstroms website if you search Barefoot Dreams. Love.It. I have a few too many cardigans, plus a few blankets – mainly because I didn’t want to share with the hubby and kids 😉 and I blame your story try-ons and blog for that! Kidding!! I really do love and appreciate the try-ons and the time you put into finding everything to show your followers. Have a fantastic weekend!

    • March 3, 2020 / 6:19 am

      Thank you so much Jenn! I can’t believe I hadn’t tried on that hoodie sooner! I didn’t buy it, but I’m still thinking of it- so maybe I should! I’m cuddling in a BD throw as we speak! Everyone in my house has their own so we aren’t fighting over them!

  4. Brooke
    September 9, 2021 / 5:55 am

    I really like the maxi dress! I just always have a difficult time wearing them because im not a big woman im just a mother of several children but my panties always dig into my squishy butt cheeks and leave noticeable lines, but I cant wear a thong because I need the support back there because without it my buns are really jiggly when I’m walking. What underwear besides thongs do you typically prefer to wear under a maxi dress/skirt that doest show?

      • Brooke
        September 11, 2021 / 4:55 pm

        Thank you so much they fit amazing and don’t show while giving good support for my jiggle, all well being very cozy! Ive always been insecure about my rear after sitting at a desk job all day for several years but never had time to excersize it because of being busy with kids and errands.. I love the different color options and that helps because I can wear these under white jeans and thinner skirts/dresses and give me so much confidence that my undie lines aren’t showing and that my buns aren’t jiggling around nearly as much. Thank you!

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