Dressing Room Diaries

Happy almost-Friday, friends! With school back in session, weekends are about to resume their previous level of excitement. Unlike the last few months, where I had no idea what day it was! Ah, the oblivion of Summer break!

Little Miss had her first full day of remote learning yesterday, and was relieved by how organized it was. We so appreciate all the hard work the teachers and school have done to make this experience better! It’s all so new, and likely changing from week-to-week, so we’re just trying to stay patient and keep a positive outlook.

But let’s get to today’s post…I’m bringing it to you a day early because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally open to all Nordy Club members at 8:30am CST. (Non-cardholders will be able to shop starting next Wednesday.) I can’t say I like how spread out the NSale is this year, but I realize the intent was to allow more social distancing in the stores. #safetyfirst

So Mama Sugarplum and I are back with a brand-new Dressing Room Diaries, sharing more of our favorite finds on sale! Each combo is styled with head-to-toe sale items, including boots, jeans and jewelry, so make sure to check all the links! Let’s get after it, shall we?

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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 0/XS. Mama Sugarplum is 5’1″, with an hourglass figure, and her size is XS/2P.

Sweaters & Cardigans //

Both of us did some serious oooh-ing and aaah-ing when we slipped on this cowlneck tunic sweater! It’s made of a thick, luxe cashmere blend that’s super soft and so warm. I love the oatmeal color, relaxed neck, and of course the longer length for jeans or leggings. It’s darling with leopard booties or slides, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Cowlneck Long Sweater | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Leopard Booties | WatchBangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off

Fit Tip: Mama SP wearing an XS

me: Cowlneck Long Sweater | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Leopard Booties | WatchBangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
mama SP: Cowlneck Long Sweater | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Leopard Slides

 

Another cozy option, this pullover is cashmere, too…but in a more casual hooded style. It has a slight high-low hem that covers much of the bum, and a side slit for wearing out.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Cashmere Hoodie | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Slip-On Platform Sneakers | WatchBangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)

 

Long cardigans are pretty much a fall uniform, especially paired with a great-fitting jean and bootie. Madewell makes a great cardigan, in a medium weight, lots of stretch, and fun colors. This one also has a front pocket and is long, but not overwhelming.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


left: Long Colorblock Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Raw Hem Jeans | Chain Slides | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace
right: Long Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Raw Hem Jeans | Leopard Slides | Star Necklace |Bar Necklace

Fit Tip: Mama SP wearing a small.


me: Long Colorblock Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Raw Hem Jeans | Chain Slides | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace
mama SP: Long Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Leopard Slides | Disc Necklace

 

This cardigan is lightweight and relaxed, in a luxe cashmere blend. I love the length and pockets, and it’s so cute with a long sleeve tee peeking out on the arms. It comes in a slew of colors…the light pink is a tad sheer, but the others are opaque.

The tee is a super-stretchy jersey knit, and very fitted.

Fit Tip: Cardigan is one-size, top is a small (size up!)


Cashmere Throw | Striped Long Sleeve | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Leopard Booties | WatchBangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)

Fit Tip: Mom wearing a medium in the tee


me: Cashmere Throw | Striped Long Sleeve | Raw Hem Jeans | Leopard Booties | WatchBangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
mama SP: Cashmere Throw | Long Sleeve Tee | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Slip-On Platform Sneakers

 

I shared this long cardigan last week, but new colors have now been added! It’s extra long, and lightweight, great for Spring and early Fall. The camisoles are darling, and on sale (for all shoppers).

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS cardigan and camisole


left: Long Cardigan | Lace Trim Cami | Raw Hem Jeans | Chain Slides | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off) 
right: Long Cardigan | Lace Trim Cami | Raw Hem Jeans | Booties | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)

 

This relaxed sweater was one of your top sellers last week…and with great reason! It’s so soft, with the best oversized fit for Fall. And so many styling options!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but could easily size down.


Crewneck Sweater | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Leopard Slides | WatchBangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)


left: Crewneck Sweater | Leopard Jeans | Booties | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
middle: Crewneck Sweater | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Booties | HatWatch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
right: Crewneck Sweater | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Leopard Flats | Watch |Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)

 

This crewneck sweater is a great workwear staple…lightweight with a slight puff on the shoulder and three-quarter sleeves. Wear it with trousers and pencil skirts, or with jeans and flats for a more casual style. The silhouette is simple, yet flattering, and a great Zoom piece.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Crewneck Pullover | Black Absolution Jeans | Leopard FlatsWatch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)

Fit Tip: Mama SP in a small, and her go-to black denim.


me: Crewneck Pullover | Black Absolution Jeans | Leopard FlatsWatch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
mama SP: Crewneck Pullover | Black Absolution Jeans | Leopard Flats | Disc Necklace

 

This is a similar lightweight sweater, in crewneck pullover style…but this one has button details on the sleeves for a little more feminine touch. It comes in a ton of colors and is a great price! Dress it up or down, it’s another workwear workhorse.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Button Sleeve Sweater | Black Absolution Jeans | Chain Slides | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off) 

Fit Tip: Mom wearing a small


me: Button Sleeve Sweater | Black Absolution Jeans | Chain Slides | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off) 
mama SP: Button Sleeve Sweater | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Leopard Slides | Disc Necklace

 

Tops & Tees //

Speaking of workwear, these leopard tops are not only darling, but super versatile! Pair them with jeans, trousers, or pencil skirts, and wear them alone or layered under a chic blazer. They’re a soft woven material that hangs beautifully, and the leopard pairs with black, brown and just about any other color.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS in both, they run a little big


left: Long Sleeve Leopard Top | Black Absolution Jeans | Chain Slides | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off) 
right: Sleeveless Leopard Top | Black Absolution Jeans | Chain Slides | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off) 

Fit Tip: Mom in an XS

me: Sleeveless Leopard Top (Long Sleeve option HERE) | Wide Leg Pants | Strappy Heels | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off) 
mama SP: Long Sleeve Leopard Top | Black Absolution Jeans | Black Slides | Disc Necklace

 

This faux-wrap top is flattering and professional, but is actually made of the softest fleecey knit! I love the blouson sleeve and soft colors. So comfy you could wear it with joggers for the perfect Zoom combo!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, it runs big so I’d size down one.


Fleece Wrap Top | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Chain Slides

Fit Tip: Mom in an XS


me: Striped Wrap Top | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Chain Slides
mama SP: Wrap Top | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Leopard Flats

 

This fun graphic tee was on Mama Sugarplum’s Top Picks list (see that HERE), so of course she couldn’t wait to try it! It’s so soft, with a relaxed fit for everything from pajamas to jeans.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small for an oversized fit


‘Indoorsy’ Graphic Tee | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Slip-On Platform SneakersWatch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off) 

Fit Tip: Mom in a small


me: ‘Indoorsy’ Graphic Tee | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Slip-On Platform Sneakers | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
mama SP: ‘Indoorsy’ Graphic Tee | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Camo Wedge Sneaker

Bottoms //

Mama Sugarplum found these sassy leopard jeans, and just had to have them! They’re a high-rise with just a touch of stretch, and ankle length.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular 2


V-Neck Tunic | Leopard Jeans | Wedge Sneakers | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)

Fit Tip: Mom wearing regular 4. Petite sizing available, but size up…and keep in mind they’re already cropped.


me: V-Neck Tunic | Leopard Jeans | Wedge Sneakers | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
mama SP: V-Neck Tunic | Leopard Jeans | Slip-On Platform Sneakers | Disc Necklace

 

Pajamas //

Mama Sugarplum’s favorite category…she grabs a new pair every year during the Sale. The material of these Moonlight pajamas is the softest jersey knit that’s cool to the touch, and doesn’t hug. They come in a shorts set, plus a short sleeve and long sleeve with pants.

Fit Tip: I normally size up in pjs, but these are roomy…I’m wearing XS


Shorts Pajama Set | Fuzzy Slippers | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off) 

Fit Tip: Mama SP in an XS


me: Shorts Pajama Set | Fuzzy Slippers | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
mama SP: Long Sleeve Pajama Set | Fuzzy Slides

 

These pj pants come in fun patterns with a drawstring waist. They aren’t as soft as the Moonlight, but still comfy. The tee is super soft with a draped fit

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS in both


Scoopneck Tee | Camo Pajama Bottoms | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off) 

 

Of course we both always pair the Barefoot Dreams circle cardigan with pjs for our nightly uniform. Seriously, the softest, most comfortable combo!!

Fit Tip: We’re wearing XS/S in the cardis


me: Barefoot Dreams Cardigan | Short Sleeve Pajama Set
mama SP: Barefoot Dreams Cardigan | Long Sleeve Pajama Set

 

The Barefoot Dreams cardigans are not only comfy loungewear, but also super cute with jeans and booties.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS/S in both.


left: Barefoot Dreams Longline Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Raw Hem Jeans | Leopard Booties | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
right: Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan | Scoopneck Tee | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Chain Slides

Activewear //

I always scoop up new workout wear while it’s on sale, and this tank was a favorite find. Lightweight and racerback, it’s the best length and incredible price!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small.


left: Ribbed Tank | Patterned Leggings
right: Ribbed Tank | Running Shorts

 

This hoodie is a thick, traditional sweatshirt material, and perfect for throwing on over workout wear or with jean and sneakers.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small.


left: Zip-Up Hoodie | Ribbed Tank | Patterned Leggings
right: Zip-Up Hoodie | Longline Sports Bra | Side-Pocket Leggings

Fit Tip: Mama SP in a small, too.

me: Zip-Up Hoodie | Ribbed Tank | Patterned Leggings | Sneakers
mama SP: Zip-Up Hoodie | Long Sleeve Tee | Pocket Leggings | Sneakers

 

This half-zip pullover is crazy-soft and super warm!! Made of thick fleece, with a tall collar, pockets and relaxed hem…wear it with leggings or jeans all winter long.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Fleece Pullover | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Slip-On Platform Sneakers | Star Necklace

Fit Tip: Mom in a small

me: Fleece Pullover | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Wedge Booties | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace
mama SP: Fleece Pullover | Dark Wash Ankle Jeans | Slip-On Platform Sneakers

 

STILL IN STOCK & ON SALE

Several pieces have already sold out, but many of my faves are still in stock! Including the $25 throw your family will fight over on movie nights, and this cozy cashmere crewneck! Both of which also make a great gift! And if you don’t have these joggers yet, you’ll thank me for them.


left: Turtleneck Fuzzy Sweater | Raw Hem Jeans | Leopard Booties | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
right: Turtleneck Fuzzy Sweater | Raw Hem Jeans | Booties | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)

 


left: Twist Front Top | Raw Hem Jeans | Slip-On Platform Sneakers | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace| Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
right: Twist Front Top | Raw Hem Jeans | Wedge Sneakers | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)

 


left: Hooded Camo Jacket | Scoopneck Tee | Raw Hem Jeans | Wedge Sneaker | Star Necklace | Bar Necklace | Watch | Bangle Set (code SUGARPLUM30 for 30% off)
right: Suede Moto Jacket | Scoopneck Tee | White JeansChain Slides

 

Fleece Tunic Tops | Fleece Joggers | Slip-On Sneakers

 

Curious what your fellow Hi Sugarplum readers loved most? These are your Top 5 styles from the first week of the NSale:

  1. Cozy V-Neck Tunic
  2. Nike Street Sneakers
  3. Notch Collar Knit Blazer
  4. High Waist Ankle Jeans
  5. Plush Tassel Throw

 

Honestly, we loved everything we’ve shared, and would be happy to own all of it (if only we had a money tree!). Now I just need the temperatures to drop about 50-degrees so I can wear more of this great stuff!!

So what are your favorites? What are you grabbing from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale today?!? Make sure you check out my first round of picks HERE and HERE. And of course my favorite category of all…my top shoe picks HERE. Happy weekend shopping, lovebugs!

[More NSale Guides]

Sugarplum Essentials
Best of Women
Best of Shoes
Best of Beauty
Best of Intimates
Best of Home
Mama Sugarplum’s Top Picks
Sugarplum First Picks

 

[Other Great Weekend Sales]

Accessory Concierge // 30% off my Guitar String bracelets, my Color Stack bracelets, and the new Customizable ones with code SUGARPLUM30

American Eagle // 25%-50% off jeans

Anthropologie // Extra 25% off sale clothing, shoes & accessories

Banana Republic // Flash sale! 40% off, no code needed

BudhaGirl // Save 20% off site-wide, plus free gift with orders $50+. Save 15% site-wide with code HISUGARPLUM. This includes my favorite all-weather bangles!

DSW // Up to 70% off clearance, new sandals added

Express // Up to 80% off clearance

Gap // 40% off everything with code FRIENDS, plus an extra 10% off your purchase with code FAMILY

Gibson  // 20% off site-wide with code SUGARPLUM20. Shop the newest Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Celebrate Summer Collection HERE!

J.Crew // Extra 50% -70% off sale styles with code EPIC

J.Crew Factory // Extra 20% off 2 items | Extra 30% off 3 items | Extra 40% off 4+ items with code SAVEBIG. Plus, an extra 50% off clearance with code YAYSALE

Kendra Scott // 20% off back to school styles

LOFT // Summer sale styles starting at $10 with code SUMMER

Macy’s // Extra 20% off. Plus, extra 10% or 15% off select sale & clearance items with code HOME

Madewell // Secret stock sale, up to 70% off

Nordstrom // Anniversary Sale open to all cardholders! Check out our last Dressing Room Diaries | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post here

Nordstrom Rack // Extra 50% off clearance dresses

Old Navy // Up to 50% off jeans & tees on sale

Pottery Barn // 20% off sofas, sectionals and armchairs. Plus free shipping on orders $79+ with code COZY

Talbots // 60% off sale items!

 

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7 Comments

  1. Sandy wrote:

    Cashmere hoodie-I want!

    Posted 8.13.20 Reply
  2. Dina wrote:

    I had to giggle yesterday. Rarely do I read the comment section of your blog. You handled yesterday with grace. Ironically I’ve been having discussions with my high school son about defusing situations and conversations. A skill that both my kids should learn as it will benefit them in adulthood. You have that skill. Anyhow, never thought I would be asking this, could you review face masks? Trying to find ones that I like, my kids like, my husband will wear. I’d like to know your kids opinions too.

    Posted 8.13.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Dina! This is something I’m working on with my kids, too! I actually just taught my son the ‘compliment sandwich’ last week, ha! Or as Mama SP always taught me, ‘You’ll catch more flies with honey than vinegar!’ 😉

      And YES…I’ve been researching masks for weeks!! I’ll have a post up early next week! xo. C

      Posted 8.13.20 Reply
  3. Gwyn wrote:

    Where are your masks from??
    Thank you, Cassie, for all of the insight and joy you bring to us.

    Posted 8.13.20 Reply
  4. Lynn R. wrote:

    Thank you for all the care, effort, and expertise you put into helping us navigate the best of the Nordy sale! You and your mama are darling! I purchased several of your recommendations (camo jacket with hood, knit blazer with notched collar in red and gray, and zella leggings). I had quite a few recommendations of yours on my wishlist but alas they sold out before I was able to enter the sale. I ended up going into the actual Nordstrom store yesterday and decided, on a whim, to try on the Gibson fleece wrap top and fleece joggers. I am not one to by lounge wear or spend much money on pj’s but…..then I put these yummy pieces of comfy and flattering happiness on and I knew they were going home with me! What I really wanted to do was wear them home and never take them off! The sales gal told me she is afraid to buy them because she will not want to wear anything else! True! Again, thank you, Cassie!

    Posted 8.14.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      LOL, it’s true! I live in those Gibson fleece sets! I don’t know what I’ll do when these days of elastic are over! 😉 xo. C

      Posted 8.14.20 Reply