Cheers to Friday, friends! I hope this week has been good to you! I’ve been nursing my kids through the longest Summer colds on record #exaggerator and they repaid me by passing it on to me. Ugh, don’t you hate Summer colds?! Actually, I think all the excitement of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is to blame. 😉
I hadn’t planned on doing a Dressing Room Diaries post this week, but y’all keep asking for more, and I keep finding more great stuff to review….so here we are, with another round (see my others here).
You know the drill…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.
And yep, Mama Sugarplum came, too! Let’s get after it, shall we?
Sidenote: Everything fits true-to-size unless I indicate otherwise. And fyi, I’m 5’4″-ish, 120 pounds-ish, with a slight pear shape. My usual size is an XS/0. Mama Sugarplum is 5’2″, with an hourglass figure. Her usual size is M/8.
My mom actually spotted this funnel neck sweater, and encouraged me to try it on…and I loved it! It’s different than a typical pullover sweater, and makes a great top layer for winter outfits.
This knit dress is a darling, year-round keeper. The material is thick enough to pair with tights in winter, or wear with heels in warmer months…and the shape is so comfy and flattering. Obviously Mama SP liked it on me, too.
Fit Tip: This brand runs small on me, and I sized up to a 4.
Mom doesn’t wear a lot of skirts, but I insisted she try this faux-wrap and it fit her like a glove. She paired it with her favorite top and pumps from the sale (reviewed those here), and the whole outfit easily transitions to Winter by adding tights.
Another great sweater vest….this one in a chunky knit and cute shawl collar. It’s one-size, as well, but fit me fine…and you can’t beat the price. It’d be so cute over a striped tee or plaid button-up.
They are calling this one a coat, but I much prefer it worn as a blazer, maybe swapping out the leather tie for an actual belt. It’s a great work staple, but equally cute with booties or tall boots. And the color is gorgeous for Fall.
Oops, sorry about the eyes-closed pic, Mom! I literally take one shot of each item when doing these posts, and don’t check the photos until later!
This dress would make a great Work to Weekend…of course it’s sassy worn with heels, but add a blazer and pumps and you’re office ready! The side cut-out is a fun, unexpected bit of sass on an otherwise simple dress.
It’s hard to see how darling this dress is since I’m wearing the wrong size, but you can see the pretty floral print and fun pink sash. And the back has a cute cut-out, too. It’s pretty much the perfect shower/wedding/brunch/work dress that you’d never tire of wearing.
Fit Tip: It runs true-to-size, they just didn’t have my size in-store.
This next batch is from an online order, and never mind the slumbering teenager in the back. He’d just returned home from a week at camp, and didn’t wake up once during my mirror session!
This turtleneck poncho had me ready for Fall the second I pulled it on. Paired with a longer tank, it’s perfect for leggings, but so cute with jeans and booties, too. Also, it has actual armholes, so you can move your arms freely…I’m not a fan of the ponchos that just drape over your arms, they make me feel like a T-Rex.
I tried this striped pullover on in the first round of DRD, but it was too large…here it is in the XXS, and I love it! The jeans are a little long on me, but you can see in this post that I just cuffed them to preserve the exposed hem.
I love a good plaid shirtdress, and how easily it transitions from late Summer to Fall with the addition of booties and a military jacket. In fact, I did just that in this Now & Later post! This one is a soft flannel material, but sturdy enough to hold its shape.
Another great shirtdress option, this one with a flattering a-line shape, and fun popover fit. I love the little collar and pockets. These block-heel sandals are another great transitional shoe for Summer and Fall.
This dress is perfect in every way…the thick material, fun pattern and color combo, and flattering neckline. The back is darling, too, and the length is grown-woman appropriate. I left without it, but may need to order for our beach trip next month. What do you think?
Oh man, this post has seasonal ADD…but here we are back to plaid! This blouse is silky soft and lightweight, with a longer back hem. I love the fun Sporty Spice look of it with my favorite sneakers, but it’s just as cute with boots.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a Small in these pics, but would prefer my usual size.
This fit and length of these pants is my favorite, and I love the built-in support on the top (no additional sports bra needed!). This brand is hands-down my favorite, so it’s pretty much the only activewear I tried at the sale.
Fit Tip: I wear my usual size in Zella pants, but always size up one in their tops and jackets.
This felt a little strange trying on pajamas, but that’s just how dedicated to y’all I am!! 😉 This pj set is so soft and light, and definitely a step up from my usual! Considering I change into pajamas the second I walk in the door, I should probably make sure some of them are actually cute.
Fit Tip: I sized up to a small, and the cami doesn’t have built-in support…I’m wearing my actual bra to make the pics PG. #nationalgeographiccalled
Considering my lack of boobs, I sure am hell-bent on showing them off in the low v-necks I keep falling for! This oversized pullover is high on my list, and I can’t wait to wear it with a cami, or layered over a plaid or gingham shirt.
Fit Tip: The sweater runs large, I’m wearing an XXS.
Whew!! That wraps another doozy round…I hope these posts are helpful, and you enjoy reading them as much as I love creating them for you!! You can catch up on all of them here.What are your favorites? What fun things have you scooped up for yourself? Happy weekend, lovebugs!