Dressing Room Diaries (September)
Dressing Room Diaries (September)
Hi, friends! I've got a bit of a different post for you today…..the start of something new. I hope to do this 1x per month. I adore fashion that doesn't break the budget!
Each month I'll bring you my favorites from the comforts of home or from the actual store dressing room. This month I went to Target. I haven't been there in years. I was so impressed with the quality and the pricing. I'll definitely be back. Below you'll find my Target finds as well as a few more that are budget friendly.
I will be 51 in December. I finally found a plan that has taught me how to eat right and have lost weight. It's definitely a lifestyle plan. I've lost 14 pounds and feel great……..no shakes, drinks, pills or special foods. You can read about it here.
I am typically a small or medium in tops and size 8 in bottoms. I am 5-6.
If you are on Instagram, you can go check out my story Target highlights. There is actual video footage showing the items in the dressing room.
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Lace Detail Top | Pull On Denim (I size up) | Similar Sandals
The top is from Amazon. I've been eying it since the spring. I finally caved and ordered it in a size medium. It's a nice loose fit without being overly boxy. It comes in several colors including long sleeved options. I am so in love with it. As the weather cools, I'll throw on a cardigan or denim jacket.
Top – medium
Pull on Denim- I usually order up in Spanx to a large because I just can't stand suck you in tight, but adore Spanx! Spanx is so worth the extra cost. It lasts forever. I ordered these in a large back before losing some weight. I regret the large in these. I can still totally wear them, but they are a bit too loose in the legs, but again that's not a bad thing. They were a bit lose before losing weight so I should have bought my usual medium. I may end up selling these on Poshmark and ordering the medium.
I just adore the vintage details! I also have worn this with my leopard flats.
Basic T-shirt in Medium | Similar Motto Leggings | Similar Leopard Slip-On Sneakers | Bracelets
This t-shirt from Walmart is perfect! I'm wearing a medium. It's NOT fitted which I like. It's got a nice rounded v-neck which isn't low cut. I've had the motto leggings from Jane for a couple of years now. They are pull on style with a wide elastic waistband. Comfy running errands look! I picked up my leopard sneakers at Marshalls, but linked similar above.
T-shirt- size medium
Jane Motto Leggings – medium
Knit Tunic T-shirt | Pull on Denim (same as in first photo) | Similar Necklace | Bootie | Rug | Similar Hello Mat | Similar Urns and HERE | Boxwood Faux Topiary | Similar Lanterns | Outdoor Faux Candles
This is my favorite Amazon fashion find to date I think. It sells out all the time. If your size and color is sold out, just click the button that says they will notify you when available. I am wearing a medium. It's a relaxed fit, but still gives you a shape. It comes in several colors and leggings appropriate. It's also a great layering piece for jackets and cardigans.
Tunic Top – size medium
Pull on Denim – large
Velour Sweater | Dark Denim Jeggings | Carmel Colored Flats | Leopard Belt
I can't wait for the cooler weather to roll in for fall. This sweater is so cozy and comfy!!! I love the length in that it's a bit different that I normally get. I tucked it in a bit in the front to show the leopard belt. The shoes are Amazon brand. They are touch wide on me, but i just added an insert in the front which helped. For under $20 they are comfy! The jeans are a stretchy jegging. I've worn them all day and they do not lose their shape. They are a bit higher so you can bend over without showing anything! They have belt loops and a zipper! I could have also worn a medium in the sweater if I wanted a looser look or longer length. This outfit went home with me! The jeans were on sale for $22!!!
Sweater – medium
jeggings – size 8
flats- I ordered 1/2 size up for length based off of reviews. They were a bit wide, but corrected with an insert in the front. Love them!
Velour Cardigan | Jeans | Long Sleeve White T-shirt | Leopard Belt | Flats
This is a Levi's brand at Target in the jeans and I love them. They have slight distressing down the front which is slimming. They are true to size and not the dreaded low waist! The long-sleeved t-shirt is comfy and a bit more fitted. It's a little thin on its own, but perfect with a sweater or vest for fall. It's the perfect weight for layering. The sweater in a medium is too big. If they had it in a small, it would have gone home with me! It's just so cozy. The color is a wonderful orangey rose.
Cardigan- medium was too large….needed a small
Jeans – size 8
t-shirt – size medium
Long Cardigan | t-shirt | Jeans | Leopard Belt | Flats
Same outfit as above, but with a different sweater. I am wearing the small and it's perfect. I am in love with oranges for fall!
Long Cardigan | Leggings | Turtleneck | Flats
This is the same cardigan as above, but with leggings! Leggings are a staple for me in the fall and winter!
Long sweater – small
turtleneck – medium
leggings – medium
Turtleneck | Leggings | Flats
Now, I would never wear this look on its own. These are 2 staples that are great for cooler months. This look can be paired with a cardigan, vest, jacket or open front blouse. All shoes would work as well depending on the look you are after.
Leggings – medium
turtleneck – medium
This pancho is so comfy and is one size! It's the perfect length for leggings. It would also look fabulous with the all black look above and a cute bootie.
It's lightweight and not too bulky.
Leopard Coat | Leggings | Turtleneck | Flats
I am totally obsessed with all things animal print. This jacket is so fabulous. It's not a coat for warmth. It's more of a fashion piece, but here in the south….it will be just fine! Dressed up or down, I am going to get so much wear out of it!!! Fit Details:
Have a wonderful weekend!
I love the new Dressing Room Diaries! I appreciate that you are featuring clothing that is affordable and from “big-box” retailers. It’s refreshing to see outfits that fit my lifestyle and budget! I have my own version of the long t and pull-on jeans. My denim leggings and T are from the Utopia line from Hue and I found them at Sam’s Club for $16.99 and $9.99. I love how easy they are to wear (both wash and dry beautifully) and how I can change the look with jewelry or by adding a long cardigan.
Thanks so very much!!! I have 2 pairs of the leggings from Sam’s!!! I bought the Hue leopard last year and about a month ago I got the snakeskin ones. I have other Hue leggings that I love….especially the denim.
Love these fashion reviews….sizing is so helpful..thanks Christy!
Thanks so very much!! I hope to do this 1x per month. Of course, I won’t be shopping like that. LOL! I’ll probably also be shopping my closet to show different outfits for inspiration.!
I would love to have you shop your closet…and help give inspiration from what we all have. Also, I’m 5’7”” and 142 lbs….so viewing clothes on a person similar size…small to med tops ….6-8 bottoms is so helpful. BTW….my last name is also “LITTLE”….so many times people ask “how do you spell that?” My answer is always “ the opposite of big”….have a great day Christy, will be looking forward to your next post????