DRESSING ROOM | Work to Weekend

Hi friends!!  It sure is shaping up to be a busy week over here!  There’s no school Friday or Monday, so it’s also a short week.  I’ve packed in several workouts, phone conferences, an orthodontist appointment and basketball practice all into three days!  No wonder I’ve been going to sleep at the same time as Jordan every night!

Tonight is a zoom parent/teacher conference and then a couples’ date night!  I’m so looking forward to it!

DRESSING ROOM | WORK TO WEEKEND

Today is a dressing room post with items mostly from Target, Express, and Abercrombie.  And I’m so excited about a new pair of work pants!  I remember how ESSENTIAL they were during my time in a professional office.

SIZE REFERENCE : I’m petite, 5’1, about 110 pounds.  I usually wear 0P or 25 in jeans and XS or 0P tops.

Accessories Worn: Mama NecklaceWrap BraceletBeaded BraceletsGorjana Ring

WORKWEAR

First up, let’s talk workwear, specifically one of the best pair of pants I’ve tried in a long time!  These bootcut high-waist pants from Express take me back to my lawyer days!

These exact same pants are what are used to wear to work most days. They are incredibly comfortable and well-made, plus they come in short, tall, and regular lengths. The difference between my old work pants and these, is the high-rise.

Back then, I probably wouldn’t be caught dead in high-rise pants, but now it’s what I prefer!

I’m definitely keeping these because you never know when you’re going to need a pair of black pants. They are versatile for the office and beyond and are so flattering!   They have front pockets as well as belt loops for a belt.  They back pockets are sewn shut so they’re nice and smooth. 

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Dolman Sleeve Sweater, Black Pants, Heels

Top ($24)• Pants (on sale) • HeelsBelt

The top is a soft dolman short sleeve sweater with an almost boatneck.  It looks as good with pants as it does with jeans (you’ll see below)!

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Pants Fit : TTS, I’m wearing 0P

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Smocked Sleeve Blouse, Black Pants, Heels

Top (on sale)Pants (on sale) • HeelsBelt

This blouse is perfect for the office also, and has a texture to it with a rusched sleeve.  It’s on the sheer side, so you’ll want to wear a cami underneath.  I love the color for Fall!

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Smocked Cuff Blouse, Black Pants, Belt

Top (on sale)Pants (on sale) • Belt

Dressing Room Finds Walmart, Dotted Peplum Top, Black Pants, Clear Heels

Top Pants (on sale) • Clear Heels

I also tried the slim ankle pants and really liked those too. They are a pull-on style without any zipper or belt loops, but they do have pockets.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Pants Fit: I’m wearing a 2

Dressing Room Finds Walmart, Pebble Dot Peplum Top, Black Pants

TopPants (on sale)

What I couldn’t keep my eye off of though, was this top! Would you believe it’s from Walmart?! I couldn’t wait to share it with you and I will have a full Walmart post for you tomorrow (my first one)!

This top is in the prettiest shade of green with black pebbles and I love the peplum style. It looks expensive, but is only $25.

Top Fit :  TTS, I’m wearing an XS

JEANS OUTFITS 

Dressing Room Finds Express, Abercrombie, Crochet Top, Jeans, Heels

Crochet Top (on sale)Jeans (on sale)Heels • Similar Clutch

How pretty is this crochet top?! It’s a gorgeous rose color and the detail is exquisite! The puffed sleeve adds a bit of drama and it’s camisole lined underneath.

The jeans are a great distressed pair from Abercrombie.  I don’t know why, but I feel like a ‘cool mom’ when I wear them!  They are high waist, but don’t stretch.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing 25S

Dressing Room Finds Express, Dolman Sleeve Top, Curve Love Jeans, Heels

Top (on sale)Jeans (on sale) HeelsBelt

Here’s that same white top that I had on with the black pants in the first pic.  See how good it also looks with jeans?!

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 25S

Dressing Room Finds Express, Dolman Sleeve Top, Distressed Jeans, Circle Belt

Top (on sale)Jeans (on sale)HeelsBelt

Dressing Room Finds Target, Jeans, Crossbody, White Booties

TopJeans ($66) • BootiesCrossbody

This top is going fast, and I’m not surprised!  It’s a darling floral print against a dark background (perfect for Fall) with an embroidered chest.  The loose peplum style is easy to wear and so flattering!

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 25S

Dressing Room Finds Target, Black Jeans, Crossbody

TopJeans ($66)• Booties

Dressing Room Finds Target, Black Jeans, Crossbody

TopJeansBootiesCrossbody

With the dark background, this top will also look great with your black jeans.  This pair is the one in my October Loves Giveaway.  They have a 9-inch high waist, zip fly in a rich, dark black color.  They are ultra flattering and go with everything!

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 24, Madewell runs large so size down. 

Dressing Room Finds Abercrombie, Sweater, Jeans, Elastic Belt, Tote

Pullover (on sale)JeansBootiesToteCircle Belt

I’m so crazy about this ultra soft pullover! It’s so cozy, but also a bit sexy with the deep v and feminine shape.  I bought it in grey and black, but it comes in more colors.  It’s also on sale 20% off.

Sweater Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 24, Madewell runs large so size down. 

Dressing Room Finds Abercrombie, Black Denim, Elastic Belt, Tote

Pullover (on sale)JeansToteCircle Belt

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Short sleeve ribbed sweater, Black Jeans, Crossbody

Sweater (on sale)JeansBootiesBee StrapCrossbody Bag

This short sleeve sweater is perfect for transitional weather with the sweater material, and short sleeve combo. Aren’t the puffed sleeves cute?! Also on sale, 50% off. 

Sweater Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 24, Madewell runs large so size down. 

You can also dress this top up for work with the Amazon paperbag waist pants.  You’ll be comfy, but still look put together.

Sweater (on sale) • PantsSimilar Crossbody Bag

Pants Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Short sleeve ribbed sweater, Paperbag Waist Pants, Crossbody

Sweater (on sale)PantsSimilar Crossbody Bag

Dressing Room Finds, Gibson, Distressed Denim, Sneakers

Tee Code HONEY20 for 20% offJeans (on sale)Sneakers

The cozy Gibson top isn’t just for lounging!  You can easily wear it out of the house and it’s long enough to front tuck or tie.  It has a chic burnout style that’s perfect for weekends and running around or going to ball games.  Use my code HONEY20 for 20% off.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XXS

The jeans are by Abercrombie in a high rise, super skinny style. I bought my true size, but had to do a few ‘squat lunges’ to loosen them up a bit before comfortably wearing.  I like the casual, distressed style and chewed hem.  20% off & BOGO 50% off

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 25, you may want to size up one

Dressing Room Finds, Gibson Top, Jeans

Tee Code HONEY20 for 20% offJeans (on sale)

Dressing Room Finds, Target, Distressed Jeans, Sneakers

HoodieJeans (on sale)Sneakers

More weekend goodness with this tie dye hoodie.  I dig this style with the kangaroo pocket.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 25

Dressing Room Finds Express, Lace Top, Jeans, Heels, Crossbody

Lace Ruffle Top (on sale)Jeans (on sale) HeelsSimilar Crossbody Bag

Sooo smitten with this crochet top!  It’s so darling and the details are gorgeous!  It’s fully lined and zips up the side.  The ruffled sleeves are a fun touch and there’s no side bra showing since the arm holes are sized just right.  You can tuck it or wear it untucked.  30% off

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about these straight leg jeans, but I’m really digging them!

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 0

Dressing Room Finds Express, Lace Top, Jeans

Top (on sale)Jeans

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Distressed Jeans, Sandals

Cardigan (on sale)Jeans (on sale) Sandals (on sale)

The darling detail on the sleeves of this cardigan drew me to it immediately.  It would also be perfect for the office since it’s still conservative.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an Small

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 0S

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Dressing Room Finds, Express, Puff Sleeve Top

TopJeans

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Cardigan, Bodysuit, Distressed Jeans, Booties

Gibson Bodysuit (50% off) • Jeans (50% off) • Cardigan (on sale)Booties

I’m always a fan of a long cardigan.  They seem so extra chic and cozy to me.  This one is a navy/light cream as opposed to black and white, which is a nice change.

I’m wearing the soft (full bottom) bodysuit with it and it goes perfectly!  But you could also layer a tee or cami underneath.

The jeans were a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale score and they are so freaking comfortable.  They have a ton of stretch, but I find that they still hold their shape all day.

Bodysuit Fit: I’m wearing an XXS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 25

Cardigan Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Bodysuit, Cardigan, Distressed Jeans

Gibson Bodysuit (50% off) • Jeans (50% off) • Cardigan (on sale)

WHITE JEANS OUTFITS

Dressing Room Finds Target, Boho Top, Jeans, Sandals, Crossbody

TopJeansSandals (on sale)Crossbody

Target sure is getting it right with these embroidered tops!  This one definitely says Fall with its orange rust color.  The relaxed style is easy to wear and looks like you put in a bit more effort than just wearing a tee (while being just as comfortable).

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 25

Dressing Room Finds Target, Boho Top, Jeans

TopJeans

Dressing Room Finds Abercrombie, Colorblock Sweatshirt, Jeans, Boots

Sweatshirt (on sale) • JeansBoots

Of course I like the neutral colorblock on this sweatshirt.  It’s super soft inside and also quite warm.  The raw edge stitching is a fun touch and gives it a cool vibe.

Sweatshirt Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 25 

Dressing Room Finds, Abercrombie, Colorblock Sweatshirt, Jeans, Boots

Sweatshirt (on sale) • Jeans

Dressing Room Finds Abercrombie, Pullover, Jeans, Boots

PulloverJeansBoots

You’ve seen this fleece snap pullover before, but I wanted to show you how fresh it looks with white jeans and tan booties.  It’s also quite warm, still too warm for Houston unfortunately.

Pullover Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Jeans Fit: I’m wearing a 25 

Dressing Room Finds Abercrombie Pullover, White Jeans, Boots

PulloverJeansBoots

DRESSES

Dressing Room Finds, Target, Floral Dress, Booties, Crossbody

DressBoots (40% off) • Crossbody

Fall boho style dresses are a favorite for weekends when you want a change from jeans.  They look so good with booties and even better when you add a jean jacket!

Dressing Room Finds Target, Denim Jacket, Floral Dress, Knee High Boots

DressJacketBoots

Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Dressing Room Finds, Target, Denim Jacket, Floral Dress

DressJacketBoots

If you need a jean jacket, I highly recommend this one from Amazon.  It checks all the boxes for fit, style, quality and price!  It’s really well made and goes with nearly everything!

Dressing Room, Abercrombie, Wrap Dress, Heels

Dress (on sale) Heels

A dressier style dress is the wrap midi beauty.  It has a flirty ruffled hem and moves beautifully when you walk, showing off just a bit of leg.  It’s fully lined and also comes in a pretty black floral print.

Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Clear Heels, Clutch

DressHeelsCrossbody

Ooh la la!  What a fun party dress!  If you have a Fall wedding to attend or hot date, this would be stunning.  The high mock neck balances out the shorter length. It’s got a smocked waist that draws you in and the ruffled three-tier skirt is made for dancing!

Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Crochet Dress, Clear Heels, Crossbody

Crochet DressHeels

This maxi dress is perfect for transitioning to Fall because it’s made of a crochet/sweater material.  It’s fully lined and skims the body beautifully.  It’s also quite stretchy to accomodate any curves.

Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Suede Skirt, White Top, Boots

Top (on sale)SkirtBoots

It’s been awhile since I’ve found a skirt I like as much as this one.  It’s the softest suede material and such a pretty warm brown.  The paperbag waist is flattering for tucking in a top or sweater.  And you can add a scarf and tights when it gets gold out.

Top Fit: I’m wearing an XS 

Skirt Fit: I’m wearing an XS

Dressing Room Finds, Express, Jumpsuit, Clear Heels

JumpsuitHeels

If you are #teamjumpsuit, you might like this one.  It’s a short sleeve blouse style with sheer sleeves, a v-neck, and flowy crop length pants.  The jumpsuit is fully lined and has a smocked waist.  It would be a great wedding guest outfit with statement jewelry and a fun clutch.

Jumpsuit Fit: I’m wearing an XS 

Have you been enjoying dressing room posts from different retailers?  I’ve been happy with the orders I’ve placed at Express, Abercrombie, Target, Old Navy and Red Dress lately.  I need to see what’s new at Loft and Nordstrom too.

What retailer would you like to see me feature next?  See you tomorrow with a new try-on from Walmart!

Have a great day friends!

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7 Comments

  1. kathy
    October 8, 2020 / 7:10 am

    Love the black dresses on you!

    • Megan
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks so much Kathy!

  2. Sara
    October 8, 2020 / 7:26 am

    I like your style a lot, but I wish you would not always wear jeans with big rips/holes. I think they are more appropriate for the younger “20 something” girls. Just my opinion as a professional working mom- no offense. I also think the suede skirt is pretty but wayyyy to short for same- save it for the younger girls.

    • Megan
      Author
      October 8, 2020 / 5:20 pm

      Yes, all personal preference Sara! Wear what you feel confident and best in!

  3. October 13, 2020 / 5:48 am

    I adore your style, you look wonderful!
    Delicate colors suit you very much!

  4. October 15, 2020 / 11:35 am

    Hi Megan, you really made my day. Seriously, not for flattering but honest shout out. You look so so gorgeous in your variety of dresses. All the tops and pants like , balck pants with shiny top,, darling floral print, crazy ultra soft pullover, short sleeve sweater, crossbody bag, Amazon paperbag waist pants, cozy Gibson top, embroidered tops and white jeans, oh, all those turned your beauties into sweet different look. Love, love your style very much.

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