Dressing Room Diaries

Cheers to Friday, friends, and the weekend ahead! It’s literally poured rain seven straight days, so my rainboots have seen a lot of action. Rumor is we might see the sun later this weekend, so hopefully I can put my plans for an Ark on hold. #harhar

Thanks for your love on this week’s Amazon post, featuring 10 darling Fall outfits, along with our Fall Home Tour and my recap of our time in Dublin and the Irish Coastline. 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, and this one is a beast, with so many great finds for Fall. Plus, I have Mama Sugarplum with me, so you know it’s got her special charm!

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!

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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. Mama Sugarplum is 5’1″, with an hourglass figure. Her usual size is XS/2p.

Let’s start with our favorite find, shall we!? Ya’ll always want to know what actually came home with us from these shopping trips, and we both immediately grabbed this one! In fact, I now have it in several colors!

It’s the perfect top for chilly Fall days…soft, comfy, great with jeans or leggings, and super cute! Bonus that you can wear it with the wrap in front or back, giving you more styling options.

Fit Tip: We’re both wearing XS regular. It’s cute when sized down for a smaller fit, too.

Cozy Turtleneck |  Distressed Jeans | Knee Boots | White Jeans | Similar Booties

Here’s a peek at the first time I shared it…you can see other colors and the way the wrap looks when worn on the back.

Cowlneck Pullover with split back | Earrings | Sandals | Jeans

Obsessed is too mild a word for this pullover! I’m crazy for the pink and plum combo, and the cute funnel neck. It’s super lightweight, but not sheer. It would be darling layered under a jean jacket, too. Oh, and it’s 40% off and now mine!

Fit Tip: I sized up to a small for a longer, relaxed fit.

Striped Pullover (more colors here!) | Jeans | Leopard Flats

I never met a stripe I didn’t love, and this cashmere-blend sweater combines all the best Fall colors. It’s soft with an easy fit and great mid-weight.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Crewneck Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Ankle Booties | Hoop Earrings

My sweater isn’t online yet, so it will have to wait for another post…but I wanted you to see how darling the stripes are on Mom! And yes ma’am, you better believe she’s on the ‘white jeans year round’ train!! #choochoo

V-Neck Sweater | Crewneck Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Ankle Booties | Hoop Earrings | White Jeans | Similar Booties

I shared this slouchy mock-neck sweater with you in the last DRD, and Mom was anxious to try it for herself! It’s crazy soft with a relaxed mock-neck and sleeves. She was crazy for the pink, but I took home the gray.

Fit Tip: It runs large, but we’re both wearing our usual XS for the oversized fit.

Slouchy Mockneck Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings | White Jeans | Similar Booties

Here’s a close-up look from the last post.

Mockneck Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Leopard Flats | Earrings | Ring

I ran in to Loft last night (hello, everything is 40% off!), and it was one of those times when I wanted to keep everything I tried on!!! Definitely a jackpot going on over there right now. Including this world’s cutest hooded pullover sweater!!! Do the number of exclamation marks adequately express my excitement for this one? It’s soft and thick and stretchy, and I’m already planning to wear it tomorrow…regardless of the weather. I’ll wear it with flats, boots and even sneakers.

Fit Tip: It’s an oversized fit, I’m in an XS

Hooded Pullover Sweater | Jeans | Leopard Flats

This tunic sweater is perfect for this transitional weather…lightweight and soft, but not so thin your bumps show through. It’s long enough for leggings and comes in a bunch of great colors. It’s also 40% off!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular XS

Cowlneck Tunic | Jeans | Leopard Flats

How could I not try this darling dog sweater? Actually, it was Mama SP who grabbed it first…she’s an even crazier dog-person than we are! The sweater is a soft cotton knit in a great medium weight, perfect for wearing alone or layering over a collared shirt. It has a high-low hem and side slit. You have to see the other fun prints, too!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small

Crewneck Dog Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings

Mama SP is wearing a small, as well.

Crewneck Dog Sweater | Striped Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings | White Jeans | Similar Booties

Remember this striped sweater from last time, too? Yeah, she couldn’t wait to try it, either! She’s wearing a small.

Crewneck Dog Sweater | Striped Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings | White Jeans | Similar Booties

Striped Cashmere Sweater | Distressed Jeans  | Leopard Flats | Ring

I love the button detail on this crewneck sweater, along with the textured stripe. This one is a wool blend (and a little itchy), but the solid colors are cotton.

Fit Tip: This wool one runs small in the arms, I’m wearing a medium

Button Detail Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings

Mom is wearing the cotton-blend…sort of a thick cable knit, with the same cute button detail.

Fit Tip: She’s wearing a small in the solid, so size up one in it

Button Detail Sweater | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings | Button Detail Sweater | White Jeans | Similar Booties

My friends at Gibson know how to do cozy, and this pullover in their signature fleece is perfect for jeans and athleisure.  It has a three-quarter sleeve and built-in twist tuck…and crazy soft!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Front Tuck Fleece Top | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings

The lilac is a fun, fresh option for Fall! We’re both wearing XS.

Front Tuck Fleece Top | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings | White Jeans | Similar Booties

You know that jersey knit material of pajamas? Yeah, that’s this top. Plus, it has the sweetest gather on the back, giving it a little feminine touch. But mostly you’ll want to sleep in it!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Striped Pullover | Jeans | Leopard Flats

You’ve seen me wearing this v-neck pullover several times already (here & here)! It’s another Gibson piece in their signature fleece, with the perfect v-neck and drapey fit through the body. I like it paired with this bralette, as well.

Fit Tip: It’s a relaxed fit, I’m wearing XS

V-Neck Fleece Top | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings

Mom is wearing a petite XS. A regular XS would be long enough for leggings for her!

V-Neck Fleece Top | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings | White Jeans | Similar Booties

This top is a basic long sleeve tee, but with a twist. Literally. The hem has a fun twist, giving it the illusion of a half-tuck. It’s a soft, t-shirt cotton, and the stripes come in a few colors.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Front-Twist Striped Tee | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings

Front-Twist Striped Tee | Distressed Jeans | Boots | Hoop Earrings | White Jeans | Similar Booties

Let’s stop and stare at Miss Sassy Pants in her too-cute-for-words casual Friday style!! The dark jeans are favorites for her (dark rinse and super stretchy), and she loved the fit of the blazer for both work and weekend. The oxford is a nice structured cotton with extra stretch.

Fit Tip: She’s wearing a 4p jacket, XS shirt, and size 2p jeans. 

Blazer | Plaid Oxford | Dark Jeans | Similar Booties

Talk about sassy workwear…leopard in the office, anyone?! This skirt is a thick knit jacquard with a great beige and black leopard print. It zips in the back and has the slightest a-line shape. The weather is knit with cute ties on the cuffs. Both pieces are 40% off!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS sweater and reg 0 skirt. 

Tie-Cuff Sweater | Leopard Skirt

Let’s move along to dresses…holidays are practically upon us, you know! I love the colors of cornflower blue, plum and black of this lace sheath. The material is thick and substantial, and fully lined. The straps are adjustable for a better fit on top, and it bends to fit your shape.

Fit Tip: This brand runs a little small, so I sized up to a small.

Lace Sheath Dress

I get a lot of requests for long sleeve dresses, especially in colder months…and this one, my friends, is your winner! It’s a thick textured knit, so it’s super comfortable and easy to wear, but beyond chic with the jewel neck and three-quarter sleeve. The asymmetrical ruffle trim gives it a little sass. I’d wear it under a blazer for work, or with statement jewels for a festive event.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular 2, but it has a little wiggle room

Long Sleeve Tiered Dress

Mom is wearing the 2, as well, and it hugs her figure beautifully.

Lace Sheath Dress | Long Sleeve Tiered Dress

Another long-sleeve option, this one with extra holiday pizzazz thanks to the velvet panels. It’s a deep navy, and the material is a thick, stretchy scuba-like material. So basically it holds everything in!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2 and it’s a body-con fit. The arms are a little long for me in the regular.

Velvet Dress

Mama SP made me twirl as soon as I slipped on this fit-and-flare…and obviously I happily obliged. That’s the true dressing room test, you know!! Does it make you dance with joy? It’s a rich satin jacquard with beautiful box pleats and square neck and back.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular a reg 0, petite sizes available.

Jacquard Fit and Flare Dress

Mom is wearing a 4 petite.

Jacquard Fit and Flare Dress | Velvet Dress

And finally, I found the cutest pajama sets in crisp cotton. Both have contrasting piping and darling embroidery on the pocket. The waist is elastic with a functioning drawstring.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS in both

‘Night Night’ PJ Set (also here on sale!) | ‘Sweet Dreams’ PJ Set (also here on sale!)

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 same-season sale, including these suede knee boots!
Loft  //  40% off everything with code FRIENDS (I love this hooded pullover!)
J.Crew  //  40% off coats, sweaters & boots, and 25% off everything else! (I think I need this hooded coat!)
J.Crew Factory  //  40-50%% off site wide
Ann Taylor  //  40% off site wide, including everything from my latest Work Wear post!
Colleen Rothschild  //  25% off site wide Friends & Family event. Check out Mama Sugarplum’s skincare post for her faves!


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  1. Thank for sharing. Love seeing all the piece, especially loved the twist-front striped tee and the fit and flare dress. Great finds!

    Posted 10.19.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks Susanne…I hope the post was helpful! happy Friday!

      Posted 10.19.18 Reply
  2. Elizabeth wrote:

    So many gorgeous sweaters! Is the plum/pink striped one called “red stripe” online, or have they perhaps sold out of the color you tried on? I love the one you tried. You and your mom are so adorable. Thanks for sharing your finds!

    Posted 10.19.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Yes, mine is the ‘red stripe’…which is strange bc I wouldn’t consider it red. For some reason my first link took you to the Lou & Gray site directly, where it’s not on sale. Try this one to get it 40% off! http://bit.ly/2J86Lw3

      Posted 10.19.18 Reply
      • Elizabeth wrote:

        Sweet! Thanks!

        Posted 10.19.18 Reply
  3. Sandy wrote:

    Stripes=fun, casual, sporty!
    Lovin’ on that hooded pullover, and doxie dog sweaters.
    Mama SP looks amazing as usual (long sleeved tier and velvet dresses-wow!)
    You all hit the motherlode this time!

    Posted 10.19.18 Reply
  4. Pamela wrote:

    The link for the split back tunic goes to a different sweater. Can you please share the correct link? I can’t find it when I search on Nordstrom’s website and it’s so cute!

    Posted 10.20.18 Reply