Dressing Room Diaries

Cheers to almost Friday, friends! We’re getting a jump on the long weekend and heading out for more college tours! I’m pretty excited about uninterrupted car time with the family…and the road trip snacks! #obviously I always grab sunflower seeds, original Sprees, and some sort of chocolate. What’s your road trip weakness?

Thanks so much for the love on this week’s posts! It was a big dose of home decor, with an all new gallery wall in our Family Room, and updates in Little Miss’s room, along some Spring Dreaming in my Vacation Mode round-up. I always love hearing your feedback, and it sounds like we’re all ready for some warmer weather! (You can sign up for my daily posts and weekly newsletter here…so you never miss a post!)

Today I’ve got the second half of my recent shopping trip with Mama Sugarplum, along with a bunch of new things I found on my own. You know the drill with Dressing Room Diaries…I hunt down some of the cutest new arrivals from my favorite retailers, and review them for you. The shots aren’t good, the lighting is bad, my hair is usually past it’s expiration, and many of the items aren’t a good fit for me…but it’s real life, real girl, real clothes…and hopefully helpful for you to see them this way, instead of perfectly styled on a model.

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Fit Note: I’m 5’4″-ish, 120 pounds-isa (depending on the week’s taco count), with a slight pear shape. My usual size is an XS/0. Mama Sugarplum is 5’1″, with an hourglass figure. We typically wear the same size, but she sometimes goes with petite.

Let’s start with the top that has me pining for Spring…this darling eyelet peplum! It’s a really sturdy cotton with ruffle sleeves and flowing hem. The eyelet is fairly large, but the top is lined in all the right areas. If you aren’t comfortable with any skin showing through, you could easily layer a cami or tank under. It’d be so cute with colored or white denim and flat sandals or wedges. Since it is voluminous, I’d pair it with slim bottoms though.

Fit Tip: It runs large, I’m wearing an XS, but could easily size down one.

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Eyelet Ruffle Top | High Waisted Jeans | Hoop Earrings

I live in tees in Spring and Summer, so I love when I find one with a special detail. This thick cotton tee has a tiered ruffle hem giving it a peplum shape. The sleeves have a cute little roll (it’s tacked down), and it comes in gray and black. And get this…it’s $25!

Fit Tip: It’s true to size, I’m wearing XS.

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Tiered Ruffle Tee | White Jeans | Booties | Earrings

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Tiered Ruffle Tee | White Jeans | Booties | Earrings | Her Black Jeans

This striped tee is crazy soft with a relaxed dropped shoulder and longer length. I thought it was just oversized, until I realized I grabbed a medium! But I kind of like it!!

Fit Tip: Go with your usual size if you want it fitted, but I’d size up at least one for a more relaxed tee fit.

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Striped Tee | Distressed Mid-Rise Jeans

I shared this tee and jeans combo last week, but since Mama Sugarplum is trying it this week, I figured I’d show it again. I adore this v-neck pocket tee (the stripes are navy), and the high-waist jeans are crazy comfy!

Fit Tip: Size up one in the tee, and the jeans are true to size. 


Striped V-Neck | High Rise JeansEarrings

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Striped Tee | High Rise Jeans | Earrings | Striped V-Neck | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Necklace

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Striped Tee | High Rise Jeans | Earrings | Striped V-Neck | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans

I’m not usually one for novelty prints, but I was smitten with these lemons!! Maybe it’s the navy and yellow combo, or the soft cotton sweater fit! It would be darling layered with a chambray shirt!

Fit Tip: I sized up one to a small for more shoulder room.

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Lemon SweaterLeopard Belt | White Jeans | EarringsWatch

This cotton sweater is a great transition piece…the weave is closer to a cable knit, and the weight is perfect for chilly nights and warm days. Of course I loved the pink and navy stripes.

Fit Tip: It’s true to size, but I preferred the relaxed fit from sizing up one.

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Striped Cotton SweaterLeopard Belt | White Jeans | EarringsWatch

I was ridiculously excited to try this sweatshirt…seersucker stripes, crisp bows, and super soft sweatshirt…what’s not to love!!?? But it felt too cropped for my long torso, and the sleeve hit my arms in a strange spot. I think sizing up would help, and having a shorter torso or more petite frame.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular XS.

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Bow Sleeve SweatshirtWhite Jeans | Earrings

This tunic-style top is silky soft jersey knit, and the slight diagonal of the stripe creates a flattering shape. It has a sheer peplum hem for a fun touch, as well. The neckline is wider than a crewneck, but not quite a boatneck.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but an XS would fit better, so I’d say it’s true to size.

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Striped TunicWhite Jeans | Earrings

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Bow Sleeve SweatshirtWhite Jeans | EarringsStriped TunicNecklaceHer Black Jeans

First let’s talk about Mama SP’s cute outfit, then we’ll talk about how stinking cute she is!! The embroidered jeans are thick and stretchy, and fit comfortably at the natural waist. The length is a perfect ankle crop. And the gingham top is a sturdy cotton with ruffled cuffs, and ruffles up one sleeve. It fits a little boxy, so it’s best worn untucked. As for styling the jeans, I’d treat them as a floral and pair them with solids, stripes and gingham.

Fit Tip: She’s wearing an XS top and 2p jeans.

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Gingham Top | Embroidered Jeans

I’ve been a long-time fan of this fleecy soft cowlneck pullover, and was excited to see it back in fresh, new colors like this blush pink. It’s lightweight and drapey, and so cute with jeans, shorts, and even workout wear.

Fit Tip: I normally wear a regular XS (long enough for leggings), so tried this in a petite XS for comparison. 

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Cowlneck Fleece TunicDark Wash Ankle Jeans | Sneakers | Hoop EarringsWatch

Jean jackets are my go-tos in transitional seasons, they are just such a cute layer for so many outfits! I love the fresh take of it in white (great for pairing with traditional denim), and this one is light and so stretchy. It has a close, feminine fit I love, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS.

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White Jean Jacket | Distressed Mid-Rise Jeans | Striped V-Neck | Earrings

I wore this exact jacket all over Scandinavia, and it was the best top layer for cold, damp (or rainy!) days. It’s fully-lined, so surprisingly warm, with a thick, water-resistant outer layer. Plus, the cheery color is darling! I was excited to see it back, and available in new colors.

Fit Tip: I sized up one to a 4.

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Rain JacketDistressed Mid-Rise Jeans | Striped V-Neck | Earrings

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Rain JacketDistressed Mid-Rise Jeans | Striped V-Neck | Earrings | White Jean Jacket | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans

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Rain JacketDistressed Mid-Rise Jeans | Striped V-Neck | Earrings | White Jean Jacket | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans

I have a weakness for long sleeve striped tees, and whenever I see a new color, I’m compelled to add it to my closet. They are incredibly versatile layering pieces, and darling on their own. This one is thick cotton, super soft, and some really fun color combos.

Fit Tip: I sized up to a small so I can dry it without worry.

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Striped TeeWhite Jeans | Earrings

One of my favorite utility jackets is back in a slew of new colors, plus this muted camo print. It’s a sturdy cotton twill with drawstrings at the waist (inside) to create a slight hourglass, more feminine shape.

Fit Tip: It’s true to size, I’m wearing an XS.

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Striped Tee | Jacket | Leopard Belt | White Jeans | Earrings

Moving on to dresses…I know many of you have weddings, events, etc coming up, and I found some really pretty options. This crepe shift dress is a classic shape, with pleated ruffles on the dropped sleeve that move beautifully when you walk. This pink is really vivid in person, almost neon, but it also comes in black and white.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2.

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Ruffle Sleeve Dress | Nude Pumps

This off-the-shoulder dress has a flirty ruffle across the chest, and body-skimming fit. It falls just above the knee and has elastic sleeves for a comfortable fit that stays put on your arms. It comes in a ton of colors and could work for so many occasions…dressed up with statement jewels and heels, or paired with wedges or flat sandals for more a casual style.

Fit Tip: It runs a little big, so especially if you’re small-chested, I’d size down. I’m wearing an XS and was having a hard time keeping it up on the chest. 

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Off the Shoulder Dress | Nude Pumps

This sweet dress blends several textures for a feminine style…crochet collar, floral lace panels at the shoulder, and tight pleats through the body. I think I like it better without the tie, which is easily removed.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2.

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Pleated Dress

One of my favorite dresses this session…this figure-hugging dress has a playful tiered ruffle hem and super-flattering racerback arm. It has a touch of stretch to fit your curves comfortably, and a long exposed zipper in the back for a touch of edge. I’d wear it with killer heels or flat sandals.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2, but if you’re busty, I’d size up.

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Racerback Flounce Dress

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Pleated DressRacerback Flounce Dress

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Racerback Flounce DressPleated Dress

I love the soft lilac color of this dress, and the ruffled details, but it was a bit thin for my comfort zone. It’s not sheer, but I’d definitely want to wear some sort of shape wear for extra coverage and support.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS.

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Drop Waist Ruffle Dress | Nude Pumps

I adore this chambray shirtdress with little ruffle sleeves, but do wish the material were a bit thicker! It’s a great casual Summer dress, but the poplin cotton will probably wrinkle easily.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small.

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Ruffle Poplin Shirt DressEarrings

This fit-and-flare is super flattering with a pleated skirt and fun bell sleeves. The cut-out details give the classic shape a chic edge, and the thick material skims the body comfortably. It’s sturdy and thick, but the skirt has nice movement.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular 2.

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Bell Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress

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red dress not online | Black Bell Sleeve Dress

Finally, we’re wrapping it up with some fun workout wear…starting with this zip-up jacket. It’s long and thick, and a really structured (almost stiff) construction. I love the mock collar and contrasting edge, plus it’s soft and warm! The leggings are a fun pattern with the perfect amount of stretch and cropped length (and on sale!).

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small jacket and XS leggings.

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Zip Tunic Jacket | Cropped Leggings

This pullover is super soft, with a warm funnel neck and slightly fitted body shape, and the leggings are high waist and cropped (on sale!).

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS in the top, but would prefer the size up for more shoulder room. The leggings are true to size, I’m wearing an XS.

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Pullover | Cropped Leggings

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Zip Tunic Jacket | Cropped LeggingsPullover  |  Cropped Leggings

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Zip Tunic Jacket | Cropped LeggingsPullover  |  Cropped Leggings

 

Okay, that’s it for today! I do hope you found it helpful, and maybe discovered some new goodies and styling ideas! And see below for the latest sales happening today, like 40% off my new fave sweater and 30% off the cutest leopard. What’s your favorite from this round of Dressing Room Diaries? Happy weekend, lovebugs!

{Great Weekend Sales}
NORDSTROM // Huge 40% off seasonal sale, including 40% off tons of Zella & Kate Spade
LOFT // 40% of purchase with code PREVIEW
OLD NAVY // Extra 20% off everything, code SWEET
J.CREW // 30% off total purchase (like my fave crewneck), code SOGOOD
J.CREW FACTORY // 50% off everything, gimme these ruffles!
COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD  //  $50 off $150 with code CR50

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Happy Friday, Cassie! As usual, you and Mama Plum look so good! The cropped leggings are my favourite pieces from today’s post! 🙂

    Hope you have a good weekend! ❤️

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    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  2. So many great options today…and you were MADE For dresses!!!! And that yellow rain coat. OMG!!! DARLING!

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  3. Stephanie wrote:

    That pineapple sweater is so cute! And I love the yellow rain jacket, such a nice pop of color for dreary days!

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  4. beth wrote:

    Love this! You are both so adorable! Wondering where that amazing v-neck red dress is from/brand ?? I think I need to have it;) Looks unbelievable on you!

    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      It’s CeCe brand from Nordstrom…I couldn’t find it online!!!

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  5. Jean wrote:

    Fav must have road trip food: Hot Tamales (candies)

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  6. LaraS wrote:

    Cute finds, as always. Sure wish we could get CR to restock the cleansing balm before the sale ends. 🤞🏼😉

    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  7. Sevahn wrote:

    I’ll chime in with my favorite snack item: from Trader Joe’s –the small packets of nuts/chocolate chips/raisins/cashews.
    Favorite dress: the pleated dress, and the lemon sweater is adorable. This post makes me want to eat ONLY SALAD for two months so that I can lose several extra Michigan winter pounds!!!

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  8. Kathy wrote:

    I love these dressing room diaries and especially when Mama SP is included because she’s closer to my age. I wish you would tell us what went home with each of you. That red dress is so cute on you and I loved the workout wear!! You two look good in everything!!

    Posted 2.18.18 Reply