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.

 

 

PACKING FOR A GIRLS WEEKEND & URBAN DECAY GIVEAWAY

PACKING FOR A GIRLS WEEKEND & URBAN DECAY GIVEAWAY

Oh man, it never ceases to amaze me how hard it is to get out of town!  I feel like I could write a productivity post on that on it’s own! My first tip would be : however long you think it’s going to take you to get ready, double it! It was awesome to read all of your comments on the 10 Habits for a Productive Day post.  Thank you so much for chiming in!

PACKING FOR A GIRLS WEEKEND

It’s that time of year again when I get to head to Dallas for a blog conference. 

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Dressing Room 4.13.18

Dressing Room 4.13.18

Welcome to Friday friends!  I just typed in the post date and is it really Friday the 13th?!  What does that mean?!  Let’s just all be prepared for and expect only good things to come our way today! How does that sound?  I’m feeling it!  For you too!  And I’m putting that good energy out there for my kids. They both have a serious case of the sniffles/runny nose and I swear if Jordan sees me coming at her one more time with a ‘boogy wipe’ she’s gonna seriously lose it.  #poorgirl

Y’all are in for a treat with today’s dressing room post because I found some seriously cute stuff for you! 

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Dressing Room – Swimsuit Edition

Dressing Room – Swimsuit Edition

I always feel like celebrating that we’ve made it to Friday!!  You too?!  It’s been a busy week over here with our Spring Home Tour on Monday, my Everyday Makeup Routine on Wednesday and March Loves yesterday!  Y’all said you’d like to see the makeup tutorial in a video, so I’m working on creating that for you!  Thanks for letting me know!

This weekend kicks off our Spring Break and also ends our basketball season!  After the last game, I’ll spend the rest of the weekend getting us ready to go to Colorado for a ski trip!

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Dressing Room 3.2.18

Dressing Room 3.2.18

Happy Friday friends! It’s our first weekend in March and our sweet James’ 8th birthday on Sunday!  As much as it surprises me, I’ve never been the “I wish they could stay babies forever” type. Each stage with James has been better than the last and he’s been the most delightful person since Day 1!  He’s got the kindest heart, is dangerously smart, and super funny too.  Not to mention, he’s a great big brother! We just love him to pieces!  We’ll be celebrating his birthday with a football party at our local park on Sunday morning.  I’m so thankful for a low-key party- all we need is donuts,

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Dressing Room – 2.2.18

Dressing Room – 2.2.18

Doesn’t it feel great to finally be in February?! I don’t know why January felt like the longest month ever!  Maybe because our Christmas break was so long and didn’t end until way into January!  But, February is always a fun and festive month because we celebrate Jordan’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, and my own birthday!  Lots going on in that 3rd and 4th week! This weekend is a kiddo basketball game and how could I almost forget, The Superbowl!!  We’re going to my friend Ali-Shaun’s house for a get together and don’t be surprised if she shows up again here soon!

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Dressing Room 1.12.18

Dressing Room 1.12.18

Hello friends and happy Friday!  A bunch of mom friends from my son’s school are having a spa day today and I’m so looking forward to it! I think the last massage I got was when Courtney visited last Spring, but it’s a great way to relax and destress.  I bet most of us don’t get regular massages, but they are such a treat!  I’m gonna make sure to workout early Friday morning so I feel like I’ve really earned that massage! 😉

Today is the first Dressing Room post of the year and it’s a good one!

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Dressing Room 12.22.17

Dressing Room 12.22.17

Hi friends! Happy almost Christmas to you!  I wish you so much love and peace and joy and hope it’s a day filled with all your very favorite people! We’ll be spending the day at home with all of our family coming over for a big dinner and gift exchange!  I can’t wait to give my nieces and nephews their gifts!

Today is the last Dressing Room post of the year! I was going to focus on NYE dresses, but I only found a couple I liked (see more here), but of course,

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Dressing Room 12.8.17

Dressing Room 12.8.17

You guys!  Last night was just what the doctor ordered! We had the best time at our girlfriends Favorite Things party!  It was one of those nights where you laughed til your cheeks hurt and everyone had an awesome time.  I’m completely amazed that Jordan slept through all of our hootin’ and hollarin’ but thank God she did!  Then, just when the party was wrapping up, we walked outside to see it snowing in Houston!  It never snows here so of course we were all freaking out as if we’d never seen snow in our lives!  I’m working on a round-up post for you so I can show you what everyone wore (cutest pjs),

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Dressing Room – Cyber Monday Edition

Dressing Room – Cyber Monday Edition

Hello friends! Did you have a great weekend?  With Thanksgiving, it felt like Sunday was an extra day of weekend, and I’m all about that!  I needed that day to catch up on life- all the laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning, etc.  And I even made it to the gym on Saturday, and it felt good to get moving after eating so much!  Any of you feeling the same way??

Although I almost wanted to throw our Christmas tree out the front door because it had so many burned out lights and lost a ton of the flock that I added to it last year,

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Dressing Room 11.3.17

Dressing Room 11.3.17

We are so giddy heading into the weekend as 2017 World Series Champions!  We are thrilled for our Houston Astros and our city is on fire with excitement!  It’s the franchise’s first ever World Series Championship, so it’s a huge deal here! Schools and companies are closing early tomorrow so that we can all enjoy the Astros parade through downtown!  James plays little league baseball now and so it’s especially fun for him and his friends.  They are huge fans!  Jose Altuve is their hero!

Our city really needed this win and our Astros played their hearts out to give it to them.

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In the Dressing Room

In the Dressing Room

Hi friends, hoo-ray for Friday!!  Are you looking forward to it as much as I am?!  With those couple recent trips, I feel like I need a weekend to just sit and do nothing!  I love getting to do those fun things, but in my old age, it seems like takes me longer to recuperate.  Do you feel that way too? 

But there’s already something super fun and exciting on the horizon that I couldn’t wait to share with you! And the great thing is- you’re invited to a front row seat!  After bearing with me and allll the scaredy-cat nerves I had before speaking at the intimate mom’s group,

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In the Dressing Room

In the Dressing Room

We made it to the end of the week friends!  Do you have any fun weekend plans?  It’s been jam packed over here with the speaking event on Tuesday, football game and bunco on Wednesday, our back-to-school night last night and a birthday party tonight.  We’ll also be celebrating two more birthdays this weekend, so it’s kinda nonstop, but that’s how it goes this time of year!

And I have to say, you guys rock!  Based on your responses to yesterday’s fashion dilemma, the tweed romper it is for the BH&G event! I’m so excited and glad that y’all liked it as much as I did!

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Help Me Pick a Dress for NYC!

Help Me Pick a Dress for NYC!

Hey there! I’m back from my talk with the mom’s group at St. Anne’s Church and so happy and relieved it went well! I prepared all week for it and I was a bundle of nerves the morning of the event!   Allllll those negative thoughts kept popping into my head about how it wouldn’t be any good and I’d be stuttering all over the place with awkward pauses.  Isn’t it just like the enemy to put those kinds of thoughts into our head before we do something that takes courage?

Shirt Dress XS under $50 ⋅ Similar Bootie ⋅ Necklace ⋅ Leopard Clutch 50% off

I read your comments about what fashion topic I should share and went with great,

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In the Dressing Room

In the Dressing Room

Happy Friday cuties!  Y’all know I like to keep things upbeat and positive around here, but there’s no denying this has been a rough and emotional couple of months.  Our own city is slowly but surely recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and everyday I’m seeing on the news and hearing from you in Florida what you are going through with Hurricane Irma.  One thing’s for sure- when disasters like this happen, people pull together and you get to see first hand the heart and resilience of those around you. I really hope you are feeling the love and support surrounding you.  

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In the Dressing Room | August

In the Dressing Room | August

Can I get a giant Amen for getting the first week of school under our belt?!  It was emotionally and physically draining, but we made it through! I’ve heard from so many of you moms of older kids who’ve assured me it doesn’t get any easier and the pang of separation still stings even after all these years.  But it’s heartening to know we’re all in this together and that we’re all going through it at the same time, even if our kids are different ages.  Thank you for your sweet messages this week.  It felt so good to hear from you!

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Last Chance Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Last Chance Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Happy weekend, friends! Do you have any fun plans? We’ve got a birthday party and back-to-school picnic on the agenda, but that’s it for now. With school starting soon, I’m starting to get anxious about all the organizing that I’d like to accomplish before then.  I mean, I think James still fits in his school uniform, but I guess I should make sure! He did pick out a new backpack and lunch bag last week, so that’s progress!

For today, I’m rounding up all my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that ends this weekend! It’s been a bit of a shopping bonanza around here these last few weeks,

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 – Open For Everyone!!!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 – Open For Everyone!!!

Today’s the big day when ALL my friends can finally indulge in a little – or a lot – of retail therapy and shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It’s every bit as good as you’ve heard it is and I had a chance to order the things I was lusting after that weren’t in my store to share with you today!  I’m also mixing and matching lots of pieces so you can get an idea of how these things will work in your everyday wardrobe.  If you missed it, you can get caught up on my Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Post #1 &

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 – Dressing Room Review Part 2

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 – Dressing Room Review Part 2

Man, that was a fun day yesterday, but totally wore me out! Who knew shopping and writing about it could be so exhausting?!  I guess the fact that I got up at 2am to finish my 1st dressing room post made for a rough morning! But, a good night’s sleep has me energized for Day #2 of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Tell me, what did you score?! I ended up shopping the Sale online and found so.many.more things on the site than they had at my store. #always But then, I had trouble checking out and I heard some of you did too.  #getittogetherNordstrom! #wewanttoshop!  My order did go through and I’m hoping the problem is completely fixed today because I have more to show you from the things I tried on yesterday!  And I didn’t forget you non-cardholders! There’s more for you at the end of today’s post!

To help you with sizing, I wrote this post a little differently, calling out my recommendations for sizing up or down with “SIZING” under each item so you could see it easier.  For fit reference I’m 5’1, 105 pounds and 34D. I hope this helps!

Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan XS/S $76 now, $116 after sale 

I don’t know how I went to the anniversary sale and my very favorite thing ended up being a piece of loungewear! But, honestly, it’s my new BFF. I’m wearing it right now while I type this sentence. 😉  It’s one of those things that after you get it, you can’t believe you lived without it for so long! I promise both you (and your mom) will love it! I brought it home yesterday and was showing my mom and she immediately wanted to wear it so I ordered her one.  I’m also stocking up on this to give as Christmas gifts this year to some very dear friends!  It’s literally the cozy of the coziest and a snuggle magnet!  I’m wearing the color Cocoa/Pearl Heather, but it’s more brown than the grey.

SIZING: The sizing is kind of odd in this because it goes XS/S for 2-6; Medium for 8-10; and Large/XL for 12-16.  

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 PJ Salvage Pajama Set

PJ Salvage Pajama Set XS

Next up is the pair of pajamas I scored. I like a shorts + 3/4 sleeve top combo and this one is lightweight and comfy. The pink with grey elephants is sweet too.

SIZING:  It runs on the small side, XS fit me perfectly, but keep in mind the shorts are short.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 military jacket

Caslon Twill Peplum Jacket XS $49 now, $79 after sale ⋅ Articles of Society Mya Skinny Jeans 25 $38 now, $59 laterTop Shop Balloon Sleeve Tee XS ⋅ Hunter Original Refined Short Rain Boot $119 now, $185 after sale

The Mya Skinny Jeans are probably the best value skinny jean in the entire Anniversary sale, which makes them one of my top picks. Can you believe they are under $40?!  I like the solid, darker wash and how unbelievably comfortable they are- probably because they’re stretchy, but still hold their shape.  I have a better picture of them a few down with the white balloon sleeve top.

If you don’t have a military jacket in your wardrobe, consider this one. It’s a great basic layering piece for mild weather.

I showed you the Hunter boots yesterday, another item you should add to your cart if you don’t have.  You will be so surprised how much you wear them!

SIZING: The jeans run big and have a lot of stretch in them.  I ended up ordering the 24.  The jacket fits TTS, but was tight across the back on me.  The boots come in whole sizes only, so size up if you’re in between.

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