Dressing Room Diaries

Hey, hey, hey!! Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! Our son has been sick all week (#dormlife), so he might head home this weekend for a little R&R in his own bed. Not the best circumstances, but I’m excited we may get to see him for a bit. It’s hard not being there for your kids when they’re sick!!

Today I’m excited to share a new Dressing Room Diaries with Mama Sugarplum, and it’s a GOOD one. So many incredible new pieces for Fall, holidays and more. The overwhelming vote was to continue grouping things by retailer, but I encourage you to not overlook something because of pre-conceived retailer opinions! I work hard to find the absolute cutest things from each spot, and you may be surprised by retailers and prices!

You know the drill with Dressing Room Diaries… 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, and her usual size is XS/2p.

Nordstrom //

Add this sweater to your own gift list, and buy it for every gal on your list! Stunning, luxe cashmere under $100! It comes in a ton of colors, feels amazing, and fits like a dream. Wear it alone, layered over collared shirts, or under jackets… with jeans, skirts, and trousers. Serious bang for your buck!

Fit Tip: I prefer my sweaters a little loose, so I sized up to a small, but it’s TTS


Cashmere Crewneck Sweater | Black Jeans | Flats | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum)| Multi-Strand Bracelet | Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’

It also comes in a stunning turtleneck… same great cashmere and fit, with so many gorgeous colors.

Fit Tip: Mama SP wearing a small. 


Cashmere Crewneck Sweater | Black Jeans | Flats | Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater | High-Waist Dark Jeans | Leopard Flats

 

We both went cuckoo for this color-blocked sweater. Warm and soft enough to wear alone, I love the relaxed fit and loose neck. It’s shades of gray and black, so cute with jeans or leggings.

It’s these leggings that are the true star of the show though! I found them a few weeks ago and literally flipped (you saw me wearing them all over New Mexico), and couldn’t wait to get Mama SP’s opinion. Well, she flipped too! Made of a thick Ponte knit, they are the texture of a heavy trouser, but the fit of a legging.

They’re fully-opaque with flattering seams, but even better is the built-in ab panel that wraps around the entire top 4-inches of the waist! It gives control and support, but still super comfortable. I honestly don’t think you’ll find a better legging. And the thickness means you can wear them with flats, sneakers, booties or knee-high boots!

Fit Tip: She’s wearing a small sweater and size 2 leggings. 


Colorblocked Sweater | Ponte Knit Leggings (also here in more colors) | Flats

 

How about a little graphic sweater fun? These crewneck sweaters are a soft and lightweight merino, with embroidered statements. The ‘Cheers’ is my fave, and even includes tonal sequins for a little holiday sparkle. It’s super cute with our Etoile Party Skirt, too!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


‘Cheers’ Sweater | Black Jeans | Black Flats | ‘Voilà’ Sweater | Dark Jeans | Leopard Flats | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum) 


‘Voilà’ Sweater | ‘Cheers’ Sweater | Dark Jeans | Multi-Strand Bracelet | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum) | Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’

Fit Tip: Mama SP wearing a small 


‘Voilà’ SweaterDark Jeans | Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’ | ‘Cheers’ Sweater | High-Waist Dark Jeans | Multi-Strand Bracelet | Hoop Earrings | Wedge Sneaker

 

I never met a fair isle I didn’t love, and this one is no exception. I love the fall-perfection colors of navy and mustard, and the soft cotton-blend. It’s a medium weight, and would be cute layered under a jacket, or over a chambray shirt.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Fair Isle Sweater | Dark Jeans | Leopard Flats | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum)| Multi-Strand Bracelet | Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’

Mom paired her fair isle with some cute corduroy pants from one of our favorite denim brands. They come in a slew of colors and have a touch of stretch for a comfy fit.

Fit Tip: She’s wearing a small sweater and size 2 pant, but would prefer a petite length


Fair Isle Sweater | Dark Jeans | Leopard Flats | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum)| Multi-Strand Bracelet | Corduroy Jeans | Chelsea Boots

 

My Gibson friends are taking cozy to the next level with this fleecy top in the cutest leopard print. Wear it with everything from trousers to work, under my fave blazer, and even with these joggers for a cozy lounge combo! And bonus, it’s on sale!

And these pants aren’t new around here, I’m completely smitten with them! A thick and stretchy Ponte knit pant that fits like a trouser, but feels like stretch pants! Super flattering and so easy to wear. Pair them with flats or heels, and perfect for work.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS top and 2 pant.


Cowlneck Fleece Top | Perfect Trouser | Black Flats | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum) | Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’

I’ve got Mama Sugarplum hooked on the pant too!

Fit Tip: She’s wearing XS top and 4p pant.


Cowlneck Fleece Top | Perfect Trouser | Black Flats | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum)| Leopard Flats

 

I now own this tunic sweater in gray and black, it’s so cozy! Not thin or sheer, but also not overly heavy or bulky… it’s crazy soft with an oversized, yet relaxed, neck. It’s long enough for leggings, with a great side slit, and comes in several fun colors.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Turtleneck Tunic Sweater | Jeans | Snakeskin Loafers | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum)

Fit Tip: Mama SP in an XS


Turtleneck Tunic Sweater | Jeans | Snakeskin Loafers | Mama SP’s Jeans | Wedge Sneakers

 

I’ve got Holidays on the brain, so couldn’t try this leopard skirt fast enough! It’s a similar fit to our Etoile Party Skirt, but the fabric a little thicker and waist a bit more fitted. It has a gorgeous sheen, and would be darling with tights. The top is super stretchy and fitted with a cute puff shoulder.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS skirt and top, but I’d size up one in the top.


Puff Sleeve Turtleneck | Leopard Skirt | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum) | Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’

 

Okay, moving on to jackets. I actually wore this one to the mall that day… the perfect weight for Fall! I love the utility jacket style, but it’s lined with the softest sherpa fleece! It comes in a slew of colors, this olive and black are two of my faves.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Quilted Utility Jacket | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum) | Dark Jeans | Multi-Strand Bracelet |
Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’

Fit Tip: Mama SP in a small. 


Quilted Utility Jacket | Dark Jeans | Chelsea Boots | High-Waist Dark Jeans | Wedge Sneaker

 

If you’ve been a HSP reader for longer than a minute, then you’ve seen this peacoat about 100 times over the years! I have it in three colors and wear the heck out of it every year. I’m thrilled to see it back, and on sale!!!

Fit Tip: Size up one for layering, I’m in a small.  


Peacoat | Dark Jeans | Leopard Flats | Layered Necklace | Hoop Earrings (Necklace + Earrings 20% off with code HiSugarplum)  | Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’

Mom has been a fan for years, too, and has it in several colors.

Fit Tip: She’s wearing a small. 


Peacoat | Dark Jeans | Leopard Flats | Layered Necklace | Hoop Earrings (Necklace + Earrings 20% off with code HiSugarplum) | High-Waist Dark Jeans | Wedge Sneaker

 

For my leopard-lovers, you do not want to miss this coat!! Most faux-fur feels too boujee for me, but I was totally into this one, and would wear it over all my evening outfits this season. Crazy luxe and silky soft, it’s fully-lined and actually warm. And the leopard print is spot-on. #punny

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Faux-Fur Leopard Coat | Black Flats | Layered Necklace | Hoop Earrings (Necklace + Earrings 20% off with code HiSugarplum) | Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’

 

One last Nordstrom find… both of these you actually saw in my Santa Fe post! I had to have both pieces, and wore them non-stop on the trip. The flannel pants are so warm and soft, not crazy long, and come in the cutest plaids. The sherpa is warm and cuddly, and my new fave top layer with pjs, joggers, and after workouts.

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


Sherpa Jacket | Plaid Flannel PJ Pants | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum) | Lipstick in shade ‘Yu’

Mama SP has both, too and loves the jacket for her morning walks.

Fit Tip: She’s wearing small jacket and small pants.


Sherpa Jacket | Plaid Flannel PJ Pants | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum)

 

J.Crew // 30% off everything with code FRIENDS

I’ve shared these pieces before, but had to include again now that there’s an incredible site-wide sale! As if the cheesy grin on my face weren’t indicator enough, this ruffle collar sweater had me swooning!! My go-to Tippi sweater in the lightest merino wool, but with a darling contrasting ruffle at the collar. So cute with jeans, trousers, and skirts, and especially peeking out from under a blazer!

Fit Tip: I always size up one in the Tippi, I’m wearing a small.


Lace Collar Sweater | Cropped Jeans | Leopard Loafers | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum)

It’s super cute in pink, too (although it looks red in the online image). Mama SP adored it, as well.

Fit Tip: We’re both wearing small.


Lace Collar Sweater | My Jeans | Leopard Loafers | Mama SP’s Jeans | Camel Mules

 

This skirt had me at blush pink! So unexpected for Fall and Winter, yet pairs beautifully with rich Fall colors. It’s a thick wool blend with just a touch of stretch, and fully-lined. It’s sturdy enough for tights in Winter, and so chic with a blazer. I paired it with sweaters, but camis, tanks and blouses would be beautiful, as well.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular 0, but would size up one if in-between.


Lace Collar Sweater | Pencil Skirt | Leopard Sweater

 

The softest sweater in my closet… I reached for this repeatedly last year, and I’m thrilled to see it back… and in incredible new colors!! It’s soft and warm, with a relaxed mock neck and perfect fit.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Super Soft Sweater | Jeans | Leopard Loafers

 

 

Old Navy // 30% off everything with code FAMILY, plus 50% off sweaters

In my opinion, Fall and Winter is when Old Navy really shines! Their plaids, puffers, jackets and hats are always so stinking cute, and the prices are amazing. I’ve been living in these henley shirts (I have three colors now!), and love it layered under this puffer vest. It’s super warm and fleece-lined, and comes in a slew of colors. The fair isle hat is adorable and even has a matching scarf.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS shirt and vest.


Fair Isle Beanie | Henley Shirt | Puffer Vest | Dark Jeans| Layered Necklace | Hoop Earrings (Necklace + Earrings 20% off with code HiSugarplum)

 

You can’t go wrong with classic tartan plaid, and this one is perfection! Made of a soft, brushed cotton, it’s a feminine and flattering fit (no lumberjacking!) in the best colors. Wear it with a black or red skirt for holiday, or layered under a vest for casual.

I paired it with the lighter quilted vest, a great top layer that doesn’t add bulk.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing small shirt and XS vest.


Classic Plaid Shirt | Quilted Vest | Dark Jeans | Chelsea Boots | Hoop Earrings (20% off with code HiSugarplum)

 

Here’s a closer look at the henley (I was actually wearing it this day), but with some cute jogger-style sweats. They’re thick and warm, and so cute for lounging around, or out with sneakers and a jacket. (Socks are actually old from Old Navy, too… I refuse to ever be barefoot in a dressing room!)

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS shirt and joggers, but ended up sizing up one in the pants.


Henley Shirt | Jogger Pants | Layered Necklace | Hoop Earrings (Necklace + Earrings 20% off with code HiSugarplum) | Multi-Strand Bracelet

 

Walmart //

Pay no attention to where these things are from, and focus on how stinking cute!! The leopard sweater is from the popular Scoop brand, now available at Walmart. It’s super soft and well-made, and an incredible find. The scarf and hat are a soft chenille, with a cute faux-fur pom topper!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS sweater, and sneakers are TTS


Leopard Sweater | Dark Jeans | Platform Sneakers (also here) | Scarf & Beanie Set

 

These pullovers are fleecy soft with a cute tonal plaid pattern. They’re a lighter weight than traditional sherpa pullovers, making them perfect for layering under vests and jackets.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing small in the gray and XS in the plum. I prefer the fit of sizing up.


Half-Zip Pullover | Dark Jeans

 

This puffer bomber literally stopped me in my tracks! I love the throwback vibe, and the mix of colors and striped trim is adorable! Plus, it’s really well-made, comfortable and super warm!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but would prefer my usual XS, so don’t size up.


Retro Puffer Jacket | Dark Jeans | Platform Sneakers  (also here)

 

I found some fun shoe options… both at Walmart! The slip-on sneakers have a hidden platform, giving you a height boost. Plus they’re supple with a padded insole for comfy walking all day. The gray is a great neutral that goes with everything, too.

The boots are a little outside my wheelhouse, so I was surprised by how much I liked them. Soft sherpa lining around the ankle, with a comfy memory foam insole and sturdy rubber soles.

Fit Tip: Sneakers TTS, but go down half in the boots.


Platform Sneakers  (also here) | Boots | Dark Jeans | Hooded Pullover

 

J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything!

J.Crew is my original go-to for plaids and puffers, and I always love their color combinations! This pink and plum is my fave of the moment. Their quilted vests have a dressier touch to them too, so they’re less sporty and more chic.

Another thing I love so much about the J.Crew brand is that their colors coordinate across categories, so it’s easy to mix-and-match outfits, and for entire families.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS shirt and vest.


Plaid Shirt | Quilted Puffer Vest | Dark Jeans | Chelsea Boots

 

I have been on the hunt for a sweater dress all season and finally hit the jackpot! This one is made of the J.Crew famous superset yarn, for a silky soft and warm feel, and a hefty amount of stretch (but without losing its shape). The neck is loose, and unbelted it falls to the knee. So cute with booties or tall boots, and even tights when it gets cold.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but have ordered a size down to see if it’s shorter so I can wear it unbelted, too.


Sweater Dress | Knee Boots

 

If I were a coat, I’d be this coat. Am I right?! I have this coat in gray from a few years ago, and couldn’t grab this new pink fast enough. An incredibly chic coat, it’s fully-lined, super warm, and has the cutest faux-fur hood. Wear it over dressier styles for evening, or add cuteness to your everyday styles.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 0.


Hooded Coat | Dark Jeans | Snakeskin Loafers

 

Kendra Scott // 20% off full-priced items with code HiSugarplum

I added a few new Kendra styles lately, and I’m smitten with them all!! I love the classic shapes, and brushed gold for day or evening wear. I can’t believe I forgot to include my layered necklace (I was wearing it!!)… but I haven’t taken it off since finding it a couple of months ago. It’s so dainty and light, and goes with everything. And with my code, it’s under $50! (Perfect gift!!)


Crystal Drop Earrings | Swirly Hoop Earrings | Chain Necklace | Filigree Hoop Earrings


Quilted Utility Jacket | Dark Jeans | Chelsea Boots | High-Waist Dark Jeans | Wedge Sneaker

 

Okay, that’s it for today, I hope you found some new goodies and enjoyed the post as much as we enjoyed creating it! If you missed our last installment of Dressing Room Diaries, check it out here! And if you’re looking for Amazon finds, check out my October Fashion Faves here.

Speaking of Amazon, I finally figured out how to create my own storefront!! You can find my top picks for everything from Holiday to Fashion HERE.

What’s your favorite from this round of Dressing Room Diaries? Happy weekend, lovebugs!

 

[GREAT WEEKEND SALES]

Nordstrom // 15% off TONS of fantastic beauty items!
J.Crew // 30% off everything during Friends & Family Event
J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything!
Colleen Rothschild // 20% off site-wide plus free Hand Cream with $75+ purchase
Kendra Scott // 20% off full-priced items with code HiSugarplum
Express // 40%-50% off everything
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Target // BOGO 50% off boots, plus the Black Friday Preview Sale!
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Macy’s // 10%-30% qualifying items with code FRIEND
Gap // Up to 50% off everything
Banana Republic // Up to 40% off everything
LOFT // 40% off everything with code FESTIVE
Old Navy // 30% off everything with code FAMILY, 50% off sweaters plus start earning SuperCash