Dressing Room

When shopping online (because who has time to go to the store?!) it’s hard to tell how something fits and feels. “Will that look good on me? Do I need to size up? It is scratchy?”  My goal is to take the guesswork out of shopping by inviting you into my Dressing Room where I honestly share the real-deal fit and review.  And to help get you started, I scour the stores to find the cute and comfy new styles you’ll be curious about and show you how to wear them.

For size reference, I’m super petite, 5’1, 105, 34D.  I usually wear 0P or 25 in jeans and XS or 0P tops.

 

 

Old Navy Style

Old Navy Style

Hi friends!  Are we soooo happy it’s Friday?!  I know I am!  This was our first full week back to school and it came with some exhausted kiddos.  Getting into a new routine is a challenge and my son also started sports, so that’s another change.

Most nights, I went to bed with my kindergartener (early!) so luckily mom stayed rested!

Brian and I had a much needed date night at Savoir last night and it was so good to catch up and talk about everything that’s been going on lately.

It’s been a heavy week with all of the world events. 

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Target Style | 15 Almost-Fall Outfits

Target Style | 15 Almost-Fall Outfits

Hi friends!  I hope you are doing well and enjoying your week!  We’ve been having rain, rain, rain and yesterday lost power for a several hours.  It’s always so surreal because, out of habit, you keep switching on lights when you walk into a room, but it stays dark. :/

Brain gave me these battery powered light switches during our winter storm last year.  They are so handy and super bright!

TARGET STYLE | 15 ALMOST-FALL OUTFITS

Lots of you have requested a Target and Old Navy outfit post, and I’m happy to oblige. 

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New Outfits from Loft

New Outfits from Loft

Hi friends!  Happy Monday!  It’s the start of a brand new week, and our first full week of school!

I already know this week will be more challenging and I’m planning to get us to bed early because it’s sure to be exhausting.  We all took long naps on Sunday and it felt so good!  Then, while the kids were still asleep and the house was all quiet, I did my Sunday cleaning- got the floors vacuumed and mopped and finished all the laundry!  #winning!

I’m so glad because, when I went to get in bed on Saturday night,

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20 Nordstrom Sale Fall Outfits

20 Nordstrom Sale Fall Outfits

Hi friends!  I hope y’all are having a wonderful week!  I can’t believe how excited I was to get my new refrigerator yesterday!  But, it makes such a difference in the whole look of the kitchen, not to mention the layout of the fridge makes me just want to stand there with the doors open, gazing inside!

We’re lucky to have a space inside our pantry that was designed to hold a second fridge, so I put my old one there for now and I’m already loving having the ‘extra’ room.  I kept all the ice cream and frozen desserts in that one!

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Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale With Me & Ali-Shaun | …

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale With Me & Ali-Shaun | Part 2

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  Do you have any fun plans this weekend?  I’m super excited for a weekend getaway with Brian to Galveston!  It’s just about an hour drive from Houston, so an easy trip and he booked two nights in a little condo for us.  We haven’t had much alone time since before our Florida trip, so that will be amazing!

And today is a fun day because now all Nordstrom cardholders can shop the Anniversary Sale! I’m sure you have your wishlists saved and ready to go!  I’m excited to share Part 2 of my dressing room try-on with my girlfriend,

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SHOP THE NSALE WITH ME & ALI-SHAUN | PART 1

SHOP THE NSALE WITH ME & ALI-SHAUN | PART 1

Hi friends!  Welcome back to my blog and to our very first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shop with me and Ali-Shaun dressing room post!  We’ve been shopping the sale together since 2018 and we love to bring you along!

Many of you have come to adore Ali-Shaun just as much as I do and I know you appreciate seeing outfits on her.  We both found lots of great styles and many keepers this year!

Let’s get to it!

SHOP THE NSALE WITH ME AND ALI-SHAUN

My Size Reference: I’m short (5’1) and I typically wear size 0P/25 jeans,

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DRESSING ROOM 6.25.21

DRESSING ROOM 6.25.21

Hello friends!  I hope y’all had an awesome week and are looking forward to a fun weekend.  We’re having a great time in Florida and have settled into a comfortable groove.  I’ve lost track of what day it is, which is definitely a sign of a good vacation!

We rented a double-decker pontoon boat with two slides on top yesterday and went to Shell Island.  The kids had a blast and the beach was so gorgeous!  I’ve never been to this part of Florida before (Seaside) and it’s such a picturesque, family-oriented place.  I’ll be sure to share a full trip recap when I get back!

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Dressing Room 6.18.21

Dressing Room 6.18.21

Hi friends!  Oh happy day!  Today is the LAST day of my 9 week fitness challenge!!!  I’ve been at this for 9 weeks, with the goal to get in shape before our trip to Florida.  Having a goal like that in mind helped keep me motivated during these last two months. It’s been a long 9 weeks, but also not a long time in the grande scheme of things.  That’s what I always reminded myself during the three years of law school. 🙂

I can’t wait to share the final fitness results with you in my newsletter on Sunday! 

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CUTEST SUMMER STYLES FROM WALMART

CUTEST SUMMER STYLES FROM WALMART

Hi friends! Welcome back to my blog!  We’re in our last week of school here, and summer fever is REAL!  The kids get out at noon on Friday, then we have the weekend and rest of the summer to PLAY!

It will be so nice to not have to hustle and race out the door in the morning and we can take evenings slower too.  I’m hoping this thing makes those outside nights more enjoyable!  We usually hang out in the front yard after dinner and I’ve been getting eaten alive!

We have been going in at 7pm on the dot since I’m a stickler for routine and getting kids to bed on time,

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Dressing Room & Last Chance Nordstrom Sale

Dressing Room & Last Chance Nordstrom Sale

Yay for FRIDAY!  I swear, you’d think a short week would be great, but it really threw me off!  Maybe the problem was more that I didn’t sleep well and also missed two workouts.  When you’re in such a groove, missing those sweat sessions makes you realize how beneficial they are and how good they make you feel.

I’ve got just 2 weeks to go on my 9 weeks to beach body fitness challenge.  I’ll send out a new update on Sunday, sign up here if you want to receive it!

It was a fun week here on the blog,

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The Cutest Styles from Loft | On Sale

The Cutest Styles from Loft | On Sale

Hi friends!  Just a hop, skip and a jump to Friday now!  And it’s my little brother’s 40th birthday, which is crazy because that makes me  . . .  46!  Our youngest brother turns 34 (tomorrow!) and even that is wild to me because I still see him as 6 years old!

That’s how old he was when I was 18 and moved out of our parents house.  He’s etched in my mind at right around Jordan’s age- but he’s grown with a family of his own now!

We’ll all be getting together this weekend and I’m really looking forward to it! 

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Dressing Room | 5.14.21

Dressing Room | 5.14.21

Hi friends!  Yay for Friday!!  We don’t have anything on the agenda except for Tarah’s baby shower and that will be so fun!  They girls are throwing her a “high tea” themed party and have overlooked no detail, so I know it will be fabulous!

My Amazon Home and Patio Refresh inspired me to do more decluttering on Thursday, so my house if feeling super light and fresh.  I’ll plan to share photos with you soon!

If you missed it, I also shared Just (the BEST) Sales and My New Favorite White Jeans!

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DRESSING ROOM | 5.3.21

DRESSING ROOM | 5.3.21

Hi friends!  Welcome to a brand new week!  Did you do anything fun this weekend?  Mine was very chill.  Friday, I worked out and measured my progress on my fitness challenge.  If you want to follow along, sign up here.  I send out detailed updates every Sunday!

I got to rest and relax most of the day on Saturday, and Sunday we celebrated Brian’s friend’s birthday at Benihana.  I haven’t been there in forever, but two girlfriends told me they love the ginger dressing, so I had to try it- they were right, it’s really good! 

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Dressing Room

Dressing Room

Hi friends! Welcome to a fresh new week! I hope you had a wonderful, restful weekend. I sure did! In fact, on Friday, I overslept my 6 AM alarm and didn’t wake up until 8:07! Totally missed my work out with Matt and I think that that’s the first time that’s ever happened! 

I guess sometimes we really do need to catch up on our rest. It does our mind and body good!  

For my birthday, Brian gifted me a spa certificate and I used it on Friday afternoon to get a hydrafacial. 

I think I’ve only gotten three facials in my life,

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Dressing Room 3.12.21

Dressing Room 3.12.21

Hi friends! Happy Friday! And our Spring Break officially starts today!  I didn’t think our weather would be warm enough to go anywhere, but things are looking up and it’s gonna be in the 80s!  Sooo, we’ll be heading to a resort in San Antonio for a couple days next week.  The kids are super excited and I’m thrilled Grandma can come!

Last time I took three kids to a resort for a holiday weekend by myself, I swore I’d never do it again!  The kids were great, but it was so hard to keep an eye on everyone and I ended up so stressed out! 

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Dressing Room 2.26.21

Dressing Room 2.26.21

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  This was our first ‘normal’ week after the storm and it’s crazy to think how much can change in just seven days!  The kids went back to school and I got back to work on the blog.  It was a packed week with a new Amazon post, Top 10 Tuesday Goodies, Best Sales, Looks for Less and now today’s Dressing Room post!

We’ll be celebrating Jordan this weekend with a little family party at the park (fingers crossed it doesn’t rain!).  I feel like five is such a milestone birthday because she definitely isn’t a baby or toddler anymore. 

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Dressing Room 2.12.21

Dressing Room 2.12.21

Hi friends! Happy Valentine’s weekend! Do you have any sweet plans?  We’ll be taking it easy, with nothing major on the agenda and that’s fine by me!  As you could probably tell from yesterday’s book post, I’m definitely in a season where I appreciate moving slower.  Of course, I love to GSD, but that’s work mode and there definitely needs to be a slow gear too.

Jordan had been sleeping with me and now it’s time to get her to sleep in her ‘big girl’ room again.  The first night was rough and,

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Dressing Room | January

Dressing Room | January

Hi friends!  Yayyy for Friday!  I have have NOTHING on the agenda, which makes me so happy!  This week was rough and I didn’t get the best sleep, so I’m really looking forward to resting!  I cancelled my cable a couple weeks ago, and I’m actually loving not having the tv on in the evenings.  I’ve been relaxing with a book instead.

I still have Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime, so there’s still lots of options if I want to watch something.  Speaking of, Brian and I just finished Queen’s Gambit and it was so good! Even if you don’t know a thing about chess (me!).

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