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.

 

 

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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New Dressing Room | Best After Christmas Sales | New …

New Dressing Room | Best After Christmas Sales | New Target Decor

Hi friends!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your holiday was full of love and joy.  We had such a nice time at home, then the kids went to their Dad’s house for awhile and I got a chance to catch my breath.  I stayed up so late getting everything ready for Christmas morning, so I was pooped!

In the afternoon, we went to my brother’s house and it was so much fun!  Our family is tiny, but tight, and we love getting to hang out.  Watching the little and big cousins grow up together is the best!

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Dressing Room | Festive Winter Outfits

Dressing Room | Festive Winter Outfits

Hi friends!  Our Christmas break starts at noon today!  I’m so giddy and ready for the week off with my kids.  It’s been go, go, go lately and I’m looking forward to slowing down and chilling and savoring the season with them.  We’ll go see Santa on Monday with their cousin, make gingerbread houses, watch movies, bake, go to the park, and I even bought a big puzzle we can work on together.

It was a fun one on the blog this week!  I shared Our Favorite Things Party 2020, my Christmas Dining Room,

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Style A Friend | Black Friday Edition

Style A Friend | Black Friday Edition

Hello friend and Happy Thanksgiving! How has your day been?  I hosted an intimate family gathering at my house and it was so lovely!  I’m thankful that we got to be together!

Before we jump into today’s post and all the Black Friday sales, I wanted to offer a sincere THANK YOU to all of you.  Many of you have been with me for years and years, and I appreciate it more than you know.

And in the day to day, your visits, shares, likes and comments lift my spirits and make our little corner of the internet feel so much brighter!

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Just the Best Sales & Top 10 Gift Ideas for …

Just the Best Sales & Top 10 Gift Ideas for Her

Hi friends!  Did you catch Rhonda’s Chewy Chocolate Chip cookie recipe yesterday?  I promise you, if you bring those to Thanksgiving dinner, you will be a hit!  And be prepared for everyone to ask you for the recipe!  Rhonda has made them so many times, she knows the recipe by heart!

I’ll be working on my Thanksgiving meal prep this evening- getting the spinach/artichoke dip, cranberry sauce, and chocolate pecan pie bars ready in advance with my sweet little helper!

Today we’re talking all the best sales and man, are they good!  Just when you think the deals couldn’t get any better,

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Dressing Room | Luxe Lounge, Workwear, & Party Ready

Dressing Room | Luxe Lounge, Workwear, & Party Ready

Hi friends!  Yay for the weekend!! Do you have any fun plans? We’ll just be doing more decorating and hanging at home.  I’m also gonna start making a plan for Thanksgiving since it looks like I’ll be hosting at my house this year.  If you missed my Thanksgiving table, check it out here.  Guess which style made the cut for this year’s celebration!

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my latest Loves GIVEAWAY this week!  I think y’all are as excited about this one as I am! And, are you burning your evening candles with me?   

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DRESSING ROOM | Work to Weekend

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. 

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Fall Dressing Room Outfits

Fall Dressing Room Outfits

Hi friends! Happy Friday!  I’m so happy to have Week #1 of school in the books! Things are certainly different this year with having to complete a health screening every morning, sending the kids to school in masks, and taking their temperatures before entering the building.

Plus, now we have to drop the kids off from the car and can’t walk them inside. I’m super proud of how well the kids are doing with it and so thankful for all of our teachers and faculty. They have worked tremendously hard to make the school year happen and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

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New Fall Styles from Target & Old Navy

New Fall Styles from Target & Old Navy

Good morning friends and happy Friday!  We were anticipating Hurricane Laura, but it moved out of Houston’s path, so we are all safe and sound.  THANK YOU so much for your well wishes and concern.  ♥♥♥ It always really touches me to feel the love from you guys.  I know not everyone was as fortunate and storms are scary, so I’m praying for everyone that was affected.  If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s that we’re resilient and stronger than we know!

This week on the blog, I shared my August August Loves GIVEWAWAY and there’s still time to enter! 

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What Ali-Shaun Bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

What Ali-Shaun Bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Hi friends! How’s your week going? I’m doing great and even better since so many of you said you are excited to start the next Fitness Challenge with me!!  I know I need it and I’ll feel so much more like myself when I get back on track.  Mark your calendars, our challenge starts September 1!

Last week I shared What I Bought at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and how I’m mixing and matching outfits.  Today, I thought it would be fun to show you what Ali-Shaun went home with.

For the third year in a row,

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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE | STYLE A FRIEND

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE | STYLE A FRIEND

Good morning and happy Friday!  I hope you’ve had an awesome week and are looking forward to the weekend!  It’s been a busy one here doing all the behind-the-scenes work for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m excited to take you into the dressing room with us today!

But first, if you missed it, I already have three posts that may help you decide what to buy/add to your wish lists!

Find out when you can start shopping the sale here.

HELPFUL NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE POSTS

Top 15 Overall

Top Picks for Women

Top Intimates &

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Dressing Room | Old Navy & Target

Dressing Room | Old Navy & Target

Hi friends! Welcome back to my blog and happy Friday! I feel like I could really use this weekend! Do you have any fun plans? I’ll just be laying low since the kids are with their dad this weekend.

I’m super pumped about this new dressing room post!  Y’all loved last week’s Target try-on (dresses only here) and I think this one is just as good but mainly with pieces from Old Navy, several Target items and a couple from Nordstrom.

Of course, if you’re looking for Amazon,

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Summer Dresses | Nordstrom & Target Edition

Summer Dresses | Nordstrom & Target Edition

Good morning Monday!  I can’t believe this weekend will be July 4th!  Here’s hoping the last half of the year is so.much.better than the first!  I think this season has really caused us to think about our lives and how we want to live.  How important social connections are and that it really matters what kind of people we are in the world.  I pray that the kids can go safely back to school in August, but I’m not counting on it.  How about you??

Today’s post is a Part 2 of my latest Target and Nordstrom haul.   

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Summer Outfits | Target & Nordstrom Edition

Summer Outfits | Target & Nordstrom Edition

Good morning Friday!  We made it to another weekend! Thank you so much for all the love on yesterday’s kids summer routine post. It’s only been a couple days but so far so good! I’m crossing my fingers it sticks.

Yesterday, it was about 1 o’clock and I was all “James, come downstairs and check off some things off of your list” which prompted him to get off his computer and get a few things done. And I will say, encouraging James to exercise 30 minutes a day means I have no excuse not to myself!

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Dressing Room | Workwear & Summer Styles

Dressing Room | Workwear & Summer Styles

Good morning friends! Yay for Friday! Do you have any fun weekend plans?  I was able to reserve a spot at the pool for me and the kids for Saturday morning and I’m so glad because Houston is SO hot right now!

Most evenings we head outside and hang out with the neighbors and their kids and were were all just saying how hot this summer is shaping up to be!  It will be 7pm and we’re all standing outside sweating!  What about in your part of the world?

With my mom helping some, I was able to publish 5 blog posts this week! 

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Dressing Room | Nordstrom, Old Navy & DSW

Dressing Room | Nordstrom, Old Navy & DSW

Three cheers for the weekend coming so quick! I feel like this week flew by and I tried to fit all.the.things into such a short four days! And today is the official LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  We’ll be celebrating with a farewell car parade around the school filled with lots of honks and cheers.

I’m so proud of my kids and how well they’ve handled this transition.  I’m sure they did better than me.  I had lots of struggles and a couple of meltdowns, but they’ve been troopers.  I hope we can start getting together for some play dates soon- they both really miss their friends!

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