Cheers to Friday, friends, and the long weekend ahead! I’m home from a whirlwind trip to LA, where we shot the Gibson x Glam Holiday Collection…and I absolutely can not wait to share it all with you November 12! Every single piece is perfection and will make your holiday shine! My friends at Gibson definitely hit a homerun with this!
Thanks for your love on that big announcement this week, too, along with my distressed jeans for Day to Night and 20 Fall Outfit Ideas. It’s hard to sit on opposite sides of the computer sometimes, so I always love hearing from you!
Today I’m excited to bring you another Dressing Room Diaries, featuring some fun new finds for Fall. This is a good one, too, since I finally had time to hit up a few stores for the first time in ages!
You know the drill with Dressing Room Diaries…I hunt down some of the cutest items from my favorite retailers, and review them for you. As usual, the shots aren’t good, the lighting is bad, and I’m in desperate need of a hairbrush. 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. So let’s get started!
Fit Note: I’m 5’4″-ish, 120 pounds-ish (depending on the week’s taco count), with a slight pear shape. My usual size is XS/0.
Let’s start with wear-now tops…and this soft peplum tee. The peplum is so subtle, it’s more of a drop-waist tee with ruffle trim. Of course I’m crazy for the stripes. It’s a soft cotton that’s a great weight for wearing alone or layered under jackets.
Fit Tip: I’m actually wearing a medium here because of store availability, but my usual XS would be perfect.
I adore all the details of this popover top…the ruffle trim collar, the dot texture, and the gorgeous teal color. It’s flowy and lightweight, but not sheer. These jeans are a splurge, but honestly worth every penny (and on sale right now!!). The denim is crazy soft with the right amount of stretch, and the fit through the waist and bum is perfect.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a X top and 26 jeans.
I love a sporty rugby shirt, especially when made with bright, feminine colors. This one is a soft cotton with crisp collar, and great combo of navy, red, and pink. The sleeves, however, are wide and uncuffed. I just rolled them up a few times, but wish it were a traditional band.
Another great jean option…I love the lighter wash and slight distressing. They’re mid-rise and thick denim with just a touch of stretch.
Fit Tip: The shirt is an oversized fit, I’m wearing an XS, and the jeans true-to-size, I’m wearing a 26.
This mixed-material top is so fun for Fall. The body is a thick tee (almost sweatshirt) material, and the contrasting cuff and back is a crisp cotton poplin in a fun stripe. It covers the bum completely, but not tunic length. Bonus: It’s 40% off!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a reg XS
Now let’s move on to sweaters…I love the sweet meets punchy combo of pink and red. Throw in stripes and I’m smitten! This crewneck sweater is a splurge, but the cashmere is so luxe and soft, and the style a forever classic.
Fit Tip: This is a small, but the XS was a good fit, too, depending on preference.
The same cashmere sweater in a darling polka-dot. I love the classic preppy top paired with the slightly-rugged distressed jeans. Yep, I’m wearing these jeans in pretty much most every pic…and even paired them with several holiday tops for the Gibson x Glam shoot (along with these!).
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small for a more relaxed fit.
Speaking of preppy…hello darling navy stripes! I knew the moment I spotted this sweater it would be mine! I love the relaxed fit and mock collar, but it’s a wool-blend, so you may want to layer a tee under
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, so it’s a slightly relaxed fit.
Another cute striped option, this one super soft with a fun ruffle trim on the shoulder. I’d wear it with black jeans and leopard flats, or layered over a chambray shirt…the styling options are endless!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing small, but would prefer my usual XS
I love camel in the Fall, it pairs so well with many colors and always looks chic. This turtleneck is a thin ribbed merino, with pretty pleats at the shoulder and blouson sleeves. It’s perfect for work and weekend, and darling under a blazer.
Fit Tip: This is a small, but I’d wear an XS.
Another fun pullover sweater, this one with a slight dolman sleeve and soft, plush feel. It comes in several great Fall colors, including this fun pink.
Fit Tip: It’s a relaxed fit, I’m wearing an XS
I shared this cowlneck tunic with you in our last DRD, but can’t get enough of the soft fleece and had to try the new striped version! It’s so cozy I know I’ll be reaching for it on the regular when it cools off.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular XS.
And here’s the same fleece pullover in a soft blush pink…it’s so good! You know I love pink and camo, and these leggings are thick like a pant, and so comfortable!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS sweater and pants.
I love the colors of this striped sweater, and was so excited to try it…but the alpaca blend is too itchy for me!! It’s thick and stretchy with a slightly cropped fit. The jeans are soft and stretchy with the cutest navy embroidered polka dot, and great cropped length.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS sweater, and 26 jeans.
I shared this pullover in the latest Faves Under $50, and couldn’t wait to try it. It’s soft and fluffy, without being overwhelming, and the little heart a darling detail. I do wish it were a tad longer, but sizing up might help that.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a US4, so size up one or even two.
The best cardigan I’ve found yet this season…it’s soft and luxe, and a great longer length. I love the shawl collar and deep pockets, too. It’s not too heavy or bulky, and has a lot of stretch through the arms.
Fit Tip: It runs large, so size down. I’m wearing an XXS petite.
As the weather cools, I’m a sucker for soft fabrics…and flannel always makes the cut. I love the shades of pink in this popover, plus it’s tunic-length so you can wear it with leggings. It’s darling with this fleece-lined puffer jacket. Bonus: Both on mega-sale!
Fit Tip: I sized up in the shirt for a wider fit, so I’m wearing a small shirt and XS vest.
The chicest coat in a gorgeous camel hue…and amazing price! It’s a soft, medium weight and knee-length.
Fit Tip: It’s true to size, I’m wearing an XS
I’m on a blazer kick lately…I’ve worn this one four times in the last month…and love the navy and black combo of this one. Plus, the shrunken fit is my fave, feminine shape. Bonus, it’s 40% off!
Fit Tip: Fit Tip I’m wearing a 2, but need a 0.
My go-to dress from the last two trips (and tons of trips before those!!)…this shirtdress works for all occasions and packs like a dream without wrinkling. I love this deep plum for Fall!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS
Apparently leopard is hot this Fall….but excuse me, when is leopard ever not hot!? I add a touch of leopard to most of my outfits year-round. This shirtdress is taking the leopard next level, and I love it! It’s a thick cotton with lots of stretch and structure, and a wide belt to flatter the waist. It falls just above the knee, making it great for work…or adding some sassy accessory accessories for an evening look.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular 0, but if you’re busty or broad-shouldered, I’d go up one.
Okay, that’s it for today! I do hope you found this post helpful, and maybe discovered some new goodies. What’s your favorite from this round of Dressing Room Diaries? To see more finds from the dressing room, click here. Happy weekend, lovebugs!
[Fabulous Weekend Sales]
Nordstrom // Huge beauty sale, including this popular twist-front pullover
Loft // 40% off everything with code FALLFEST (I love this flounce dress!)
J.Crew // 40% off with code BIGSALE & huge swimsuit clearance! My fave ruffle bikini is only $16!
J.Crew Factory // 40-50%% off site wide
Ann Taylor // 40% off site wide, including everything from my latest Work Wear post!