Dressing Room Diaries

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! Do you have any fun plans? We’re hoping for lots of sunshine and time in the backyard. I ordered several things from my Backyard Staycation post (find that HERE), so we’re excited to get out and play.

Today I’ve got a new Dressing Room Diaries, full of fun new arrivals for summer… and lucky for us, most everything is on sale!

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 (or at least I was pre-quarantine!), with a slight pear shape. My usual size is XS/0. 

Tops & Tees //

How could I not love these colorful stripes?! This button-front top has a cute tie and sporty tank style. It’s slightly textured, and a great medium weight with no sheerness… plus bra-friendly. It comes in other stripes and solids, too.

And I’ve worn these jeans non-stop for the last month, and can confirm they are really good! The curvy fit is so comfortable with more room through the hips and bum, and just enough stretch to keep their shape after repeated wears. The denim is soft and opaque, with no show-through!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small top and 26-petite in the jeans.


Button Down Tie Tank (Up to 35% off!) | White Jeans (40% off!) | Sandals | Necklace | Ring | Bangles

 

This knit top is pajama-soft, and in a great lightweight for steamy days. It has a feminine ruffle detail at the neck, and added length for wearing out or tucking. It comes in several colors, but I thought this mint was so fresh.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS top and 26-petite curvy jeans.


Sleeveless High Neck Tank | White Jeans (40% off!) | SandalsRing | Bangles

 

Let’s dress it up a bit, shall we? This woven top is perfect for work and weekend, with a flattering and feminine shape and fit. Cap sleeves and pleating give it some detail, and the slightly A-line shape falls away from the body. Wear it long or tucked, and with everything from trousers and skirts, to jeans and shorts.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but I’d recommend sizing down unless you’re busty. 


Split Neck Blouse (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM25’ to save 25%!) | White Jeans (40% off!) | Sandals | Necklace | Ring
| Bangles

Here’s the same top in white, and dressed down quite a bit. I love the versatility and weight! Plus, code SUGARPLUM25 gets you 25% off and free shipping!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but I’d recommend sizing down unless you’re busty.


Split Neck Blouse (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM25’ to save 25%!) | Jean Shorts | Sandals | Necklace | Ring | Bangles

 

Another woven top option, this one perfect for an easy night out. This tank has a deep V-neck (but still bra-friendly), with a high-low hem that fully covers the bum. It comes in several solid colors.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but would recommend sizing down unless you’re busty.


V-Neck Tank (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM25’ to save 25%!) | White Jeans (40% off!) | Sandals | Heart Necklace | Ring
| Bracelets (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM30’ to save 30%!)

 

I adore the graphic floral of this blouse, and the style is perfect for work (or Zoom!) or an elevated casual outfit. The 3/4 sleeves have a cute roll tab, and asymmetrical hem gives it a tucked-in look.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Asymmetrical Hem Blouse (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM25’ to save 25%!) | White Jeans (40% off!) | Sandals
| Heart Necklace | Ring | Bracelets (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM30’ to save 30%!)

 

I love all things pink and red, and this pattern is too cute! It’s a crisp button-front shirt, that’s both soft and structured. And even better, it’s a no-wrinkle fabric!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


No-Iron Sleeveless Shirt (40% off!) | White Jeans (40% off!) | Sandals

 

Okay, moving back to cozier styles… this tank is made of the softest lightweight fleece that feels cool and silky soft. I love the longer length and swing style for a comfortable and forgiving fit. The tank style is sporty, and completely bra-friendly. Dress it up a bit with jeans, tuck it in to shorts, or wear around the house with your favorite joggers.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XXS, definitely size down one.


Sleeveless Tank (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM25’ to save 25%!) | White Jeans (40% off!) | Sandals | Heart Necklace | Ring
| Bracelets (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM30’ to save 30%!)


Sleeveless Tank (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM25’ to save 25%!) | Jean Shorts | Sandals | Earrings | Ring | Bangles

 

I love a good linen-blend for summer, and this button-front shirt is the perfect relaxed fit. It has front pockets and a dropped shoulder, with just enough texture.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but would stick with your true size unless you prefer it oversized like this fit.


Button Down Linen Shirt (Up to 35% off!) | White Jeans (40% off!) | Sandals | Necklace | Ring | Bangles

 

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen this sweater a few times already. I think I wore it twice this week already! I’m a sucker for the colorful stripes, and the lightweight is great for spring. It’s super versatile for work and weekend combos.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing am XS, but it’s a touch tight through the arms, so I’d size up one.


Lightweight Striped Sweater (30% off!) | White Jeans (40% off!) | Sandals | Necklace | Earrings | Ring | Bangles

 

I’ve yet to find a retailer that excels at the Henley like Old Navy! I love the drop shoulder and shoulder pleats of this linen-blend, giving it a relaxed, yet chic style. The white is a touch sheer, but not enough to deter.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but XS would fit, too.


Henley Tee (Up to 35% off!) | Jean Shorts | Sandals | Necklace | Earrings | Ring | Bangles

 

Pants & Skirts //

Do I even need to talk about these wide leg pants? I’ve been wearing them in black non-stop, so of course I couldn’t resist the new colors! The blush pink is great for spring and summer, and so cute with a basic tank and sandals. They’re pajama-soft jersey knit, in a comfortable pull-on style with a wide elastic waist.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS.


Scoop Neck Tank | Wide Leg Pants (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM25’ to save 25%!) | Sandals | Necklace | Ring | Bangles

 

Here they are in gray, paired with the softest modal cotton tee. I love the scoop neck and relaxed sleeve.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS tee and pants.


Scoop Neck Tee (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM25’ to save 25%!) | Wide Leg Pants (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM25’ to save 25%!)
| Sandals | Necklace | Earrings | Ring | Bangles

 

You know I love a good set, and all the stying options it gives. This darling combo is so cute worn together, or as separates. The fabric is soft and breathable, and both the top and skirt are fully-lined. The top has a little ruffle trim at the neck and arms, and the skirt an easy pull-on style with comfortable elastic waist.

The floral pattern is delicate, but not too sweet, with just a touch of metallic thread to make it special.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS top and XS petite skirt, but would prefer the length of a regular. 


Flutter Sleeve Top (60% off!) | Pull-On Skirt (60% off!) | White Jeans (40% off!) | Eyelet Sleeve TopSandals

 

Dresses & Jumpsuits //

I did a happy dance with this dress… always the sign of a winner! Can you even believe it’s from Target?! Fully-lined in a sturdy cotton, it has the cutest embroidered details, flutter sleeve, and A-line shape. I’m so smitten, I’ve already ordered it in white!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Tiered Tassel Dress | Sandals | Necklace | Earrings | Ring | Bangles

 

The tie-dye trend is going strong, and this jersey knit swing dress is such a cute, affordable option! It has a racerback neckline, and an A-line fit that doesn’t cling or hug the body. It’s silky-soft and cool to the touch… perfect with sandals for day, or over your swimsuit as a cute cover-up. Wear it with sandals, or add a jean jacket and sneakers.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but need an XS… so definitely true to size.


Sleeveless Tie Dye Dress | Sandals | Earrings | Ring | Bangles

 

A classic shirt dress in the cutest stripes for summer, this linen-blend is a comfortable and easy fit. Dress it up a bit with wedges, or keep it simple with flats.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but definitely need an XS… so true to size.


Sleeveless Tie Waist Dress | Sandals | Earrings | Ring | Bangles

 

This knit dress is a great medium weight that holds its shape and doesn’t show through. Completely bra-friendly with a fit-and-flare skirt, it’s super soft and breezy, with great movement. The midi length makes it perfect for dressing up a bit, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small. 


Jersey Knit Tank Dress (Up to 35% off!) | Sandals | Earrings | Ring | Bangles

 

The same sweet pink and red print as the shirt, this one in a lovely faux wrap dress. It’s fully-lined with a slight asymmetrical hem. And the sandals? One word: Obsessed. They’ll replace wedges and espadrilles for me this summer.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2-petite dress and sized up half in the sandals 


Faux Wrap Dress (40% off!) | Block Heel Sandals (40% off!)

 

Smitten doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings for this jumpsuit! I love the deep indigo color and wide legs. The waist is elastic with a removable belt, and the woven material is great for dressing it up or down.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS jumpsuit, but definitely recommend sizing down one. I sized up half in the sandals.


Off The Shoulder Jumpsuit (Use code ‘SUGARPLUM25’ to save 25%!) | Block Heel Sandals (40% off!) | Earrings | Ring
| Bangles

 

Can we pause for this pattern please?! So cute, right?! I love the shades of navy and blue, and the cute flutter sleeves. The linen-blend is thick and fairly sturdy, with a slightly longer inseam and tie waist. This is a keeper for me!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Flutter Sleeve Romper (40% off!) | Sandals

 

Okay, this one is actually an oversized tunic… but I sized up to wear as a swim coverup. I love the classic popover style and wide stripes. Size up to wear it as a cover-up, or go with your usual size as a tunic shirt with jeans and shorts.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a medium


Striped Cover-Up (Up to 35% off!) | Sandals | Earrings | Ring | Bangles

 

Undergarments & Loungewear //

I’m still living in loungewear at home, but now that it’s warming up, the sweatpants need a break. This set is super cute, in a thick cotton with a touch of stretch. The sweatshirt is a pullover style, and the shorts have an elastic waist and drawstring. It’s soft, but lined in terrycloth, so not as plush as most Lou & Gray pieces.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS in both pieces.


Sweatshirt (40% off!) | Shorts sold out

 

Okay, do you watch my Monday Mail Days on Instagram Stories? It’s where I find and review a range of products, from mosquito repellants to mascara. (Find the all HERE.) Last week I was raving about finding my favorite strapless/backless bra on Amazon. I’ve been wearing this for years and was excited to find it for a better price on Amazon (find it HERE).

Well, since y’all are incredibly resourceful, several of you told me Target sells a version of it, too… for half the price! So of course I had to try it out. And had I never worn the original NuBra, I’d be thrilled with this Target version. It does the same job, but just a little different. The material isn’t as soft, the cups are a little smaller, and the nude color is darker. The adhesive is a little gummier, too.

So my advice… if you only need it for occasional wear, go for the Target version. If you’ll wear it more frequently, have sensitive skin, and are on the fairer side, I’d go for the NuBra. I’ll be sticking with the NuBra.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small in both, use the bra-sizing for best fit.


Original NuBra | Target Stick-On Bra

 

Same thing with my go-to True and Co wireless Bralette. The same company makes one for Nordstrom, and another for Target (again, at half the price!). And here’s the deal, absolutely the Target option is good… but in order to reduce the price, they have to make concessions.

First is the composition of materials… the Nordstrom option is silkier and softer, made in a slightly more luxe fabric. The second is the removable pads… the Target version has round pads made of a stiff foam. The Nordstrom pads are tapered and more naturally-shaped. And lastly, both have soft, adjustable straps, but the Nordstrom Bralette can be converted to racerback, where as the Target is fixed.

So again, the Target version is absolutely a great option, but it’s not like you’re getting the exact same bra at a better price. Had I never worn the Nordstrom True & Co Bralette, I’d be thrilled with the Target find.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small in both, use bra-sizing to determine.


Nordstrom Wireless Bralette | Target Wireless Bralette

 

Okay, that’s it for today, I hope you found some new goodies and enjoyed the post as much as I 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 May Fashion Faves HERE. It was the most popular haul to date!

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

What’s your favorite from this round of Dressing Room Diaries? What can I help you find for next time? Let me know what you’re shopping for these days, plus any retailers you’d like to see included! Happy weekend, lovebugs!

 

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Gibson  // 25% off site-wide with code SUGARPLUM25
LOFT // Up to 60% off summer-ready styles, plus an extra 60% off sale styles with code FRESH
Macy’s // 25%-60% off everything
Nordstrom // Up to 60% off clearance
Nordstrom Rack // Up to 60% off name-brand footwear
Old Navy // Up to 60% off summer favorites (Up to 35% off your order on 5/29 only!)
Pottery Barn // Up to 50% off Outdoors event, plus free shipping on orders $79+ with code REFRESH
Serena & Lily // Special pricing on select outdoor styles

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20 Comments

  1. minau wrote:

    Love your dressing room!

    Posted 5.29.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Minau! xo, C

      Posted 5.29.20 Reply
  2. Patricia wrote:

    I’ve got an Old Navy black rib knit dress and a different striped tunic top holding in my bag until tomorrow when I can apply my $20 reward discount. Didn’t think I needed more clothes (just ordered some crops (what women my age wear instead of shorts) until this post showed up.
    Rib-Knit Fit & Flare Dress for Women
    Vertical-Stripe Split-Neck Popover Tunic for Women

    Posted 5.29.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      There is just so much good stuff at Old Navy right now!!! xo, C

      Posted 5.29.20 Reply
  3. Gretchen wrote:

    Adorable finds!! I am desperate for more mondello tees….. black? charcoal? Pretty please with sugar on top!!!!!

    Posted 5.29.20 Reply