Fitting Room Finds

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Off The Shoulder Dress XS

I thought this little floral, off the shoulder number would be cute for Valentine’s Day. It’s got a little side tie so you can cinch the waist. Very feminine and romantic. It’s not available online so check your local store. It’s by Xhilaration and I’m in a size XS.

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Wrap Dress XS

More flowers on this wrap style dress. Even with the wrap, it was a bit too big in the waist and chest, but it would be perfect for work. I couldn’t find this one online either, but it’s by Xhilaration and this is an XS.

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Cold Shoulder Top XS

My luck with the Knox Rose brand is hit or miss as far as sizing goes. This embroidered cold shoulder top is an XS and fit perfectly. I just couldn’t justify getting another cold shoulder top as I have so many, but I really liked it. What are your thoughts on wearing cold shoulder tops in the workplace, that is if you have a really casual workplace? Just curious.

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Off shoulder top XS

I liked this mustard off the shoulder top from Universal Thread. It’s an XS and thinking it would make a cute vacation or date night outfit. Uhm probably not with those workout leggings though. Sorry, I should have paired with some denim for the pic not these awesome workout pants.

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Small Floral Tote

How sweet is this little tote?! Trying to think what I can pair it with for an Easter outfit. It screams Spring and has a long crossbody strap if you prefer to wear it rather than carry. I am trying to weigh whether I will use it enough to justify buying it. Decisions…

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    Grey Satchel

I loved the color of this handbag; it’s like a muddy grey. We’ll call it “mudrey”, the color you need when brown or black just won’t do.
And that’s a wrap for this week’s fitting room excursion and laps around the local Target aisles during my lunch break.

Petite friendly maxi under $30!

Hallelujah for the weekend. Any big Super Bowl plans? We’ll be playing it by ear this year as neither of us are loyal football fans but we do enjoy a good game, food and friends, so we’ll see. Today I’ve got another Universal Thread piece that I was able to snap up AND love. When you’re petite and you find a maxi dress that doesn’t drag on the ground, you buy it…no questions asked! I did have this dress altered just a tad on the sides. Honestly, it would have been fine without alterations, but I wanted it just a bit more fitted rather than flowy.

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Maxi Dress * Shoes (old) similar here

It’s super comfy and is 100% cotton but feels and looks like linen. Now for the shoes…I am 4’11” and did the flip flop test and the dress does not drag on the ground. So verdict is you can pair with flat sandals or wedges. These wedges are old, but I linked up one of my latest favorite wedges that would be really cute with this. Excited to wear it to a BBQ or brunch- I suppose I best get to planning something!

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Before alterations pic…a little loose around the waist and on the sides. Now, keeping in mind that this dress is 100% cotton, it might shrink a wee bit in the wash.

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Maxi Dress * Shoes (old) similar here

Loving Lightweight Plaid

Howdy! So you might have noticed a new brand popping up at your local Target called Universal Thread. Although the brand’s official launch date is February 4, I started seeing shoes, denim and dresses trickle in to my local store and snapped them up. This new brand’s feel is a little boho, a little grunge with a lot of denim options. I am a big fan of the label already and pricing is affordable and in line with other brands like Xhilaration and Mossimo Supply.

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Long sleeve plaid XS * Booties * Jeans size 0

Over the next few days I’ll be sharing the outfits I’ve been able to snag so far in store along with those on my wish list. Today’s outfit is a Universal Thread lightweight flannel style top. It reminds me of the early 90’s grunge rock band style. Anywho, I love that this top is really lightweight, loose and the mustard color detail. The price is right too at $19.99 AND it comes in four different colors.

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Long sleeve plaid XS * Booties * Jeans size 0

I paired with my dv Jamison booties and some distressed Eunina brand jeans (not from Target). These booties are beyond versatile and I have them in black too. I can honestly say that I have walked through most of December and January in these booties. So comfortable with just the right heel height.

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Long sleeve plaid XS * Booties * Jeans size 0

I am wearing the flannel in XS and booties in size 6. I’d love to hear what you think of Universal Thread so far and if you’ve picked up any pieces.