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July 2020: Reader’s Top Five Favs

July 2020: Reader’s Top Five Favs

Our Reader Favorites is a series highlighting the top 5 products for the month. Think of it as a pre-approved round-up of pieces well-loved by women just like you.

For many of us, the summer extends well into September. This month features some buy now, wear now items to help extend your warm-weather wardrobe. So when it’s still hot and muggy in early fall, you have a few things on hand that feel fresh and new.

As we move through August, I’m focusing on staying calm and getting organized. The comfort I use to find in the pending school year, with its promise of routine and the kind of busy I find fun, has all but vanished.

So I’m trying to create new and different routine to give us back the structure we are desperately missing.

Reader Favorites: July 2020 

July Top 5

Part of that is getting my own wardrobe streamlined and updated. Next Monday and Tuesday, I’m excited to share all of our Nordstrom sale picks. Broken down into several categories. 

For now, here are your top picks, at great prices, with sizes for all. 


July Top 5

Tunic, $30 

In regular and petite sizes, for $30 (with an additional 30% off at check out) this tunic was wildly popular. Pair it with slim cut white jeans and flat sandals for a lovely end of summer look. You can also wear it with shorts and create a long line of the body with a half tuck. 

See How to Wear a Tunic in the Summer here

Jersey Dress

July Top 5

Jersey Dress, $85

I initially suggested this dress (with hundreds of 5 Star reviews)  for those of you physically going back to an office, commuting through a hot city, and taking transit, that kind of thing. But don’t be shy about wearing this around the house either. I can’t tell you how much better I feel when I put on a dress during the day, rather than leggings or shorts, especially in our recent heatwave.

Size-wise, Boden has you covered, available in regular, petite, and long up to a 20/22, in lots of colors and prints, for under $100.

You can see the orignial post here. 

Denim Skirt

July Top 5

Denim Skirt, $135

Not just any denim skirt, but an updated, lighter weight option.  The a-line style of this skirt has been widely requested as an alternative to a straight or pencil style. Wear this instead of shorts, or capris, and dress up or down. 

Available in regular and petite sizes up to a size 18.

See How to Wear it Two Ways Here. 


July Top 5

Skort, $30 

Maybe it’s because I’m attempting to learn how to golf, but I’m really leaning into the skort this summer as an alternative to shorts. I love that they are sporty but still polished. This one from Talbots was super popular. It’s on sale for $30 (sizes are now limited). 

The pattern is fun and preppy, just pair with a white tee (below) and you’re all set. 

See original post, What to Wear When You Don’t Wear Shorts

White Tee

July Top 5

White V-Neck, $18 

Imagine a white tee shirt that isn’t see through, washes well, fits nicely and goes with everything.

Oh, and it’s under $20.

It’s real and it’s this v-neck white tee from Lands End. There is absolutely no reason to spend a lot of money on a tee shirt. They run true to size, and are priced so you can stock up. The fit is relaxed but not baggy. 

See here for my original round up of the best white tees, in lots of sizes at better price points. 

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Saturday 8th of August 2020

I first heard about Boden on this site and since then have bought at least a dozen items. I have been really pleased with them and have at least two dresses similar to the one featured here which are super comfy to wear and still look classic. It is a really good option I. The summer when even shorts feel heavy and constricting. Such a good option for summer days.


Friday 7th of August 2020

The white v-neck Lands End tee shirt can’t be beat for $20. I never would have looked to Lands End for this score if you hadn’t suggested it. Thank you!

Megan Kristel

Friday 7th of August 2020

Yay!!! I love hearing that! Thanks for sharing :)

Karen F.

Friday 7th of August 2020

I bought the dress in black as I had previously purchased leopard print shoes, it is so comfortably and washes amazingly. Thank you.

Megan Kristel

Friday 7th of August 2020

So great to know!!! Thanks for taking the time to tell us!


Friday 7th of August 2020

I purchased the denim skirt after the original post, and loved it so much that I also purchased the same skirt in black linen. They fit well, wear well, and i've worn them both casual as well as to casual, warm weather office attire. The price and quality are super. Thanks Megan, for the suggestion!

Megan Kristel

Friday 7th of August 2020

Thanks Karyn!! That makes me so happy to hear!

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