Dressing Room Diaries

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! After a week of gray skies and freezing cold, the sun is finally shining today, and we couldn’t be happier! I’m all for a cozy day inside, but I have my limits!

The upside was we baked our first pumpkin bread of the season… then promptly ate the entire thing. I guess holiday eating starts now. Awesome.

Speaking of holiday, does it seem like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are just going to be one big holiday this year? I hate to admit, but I’m perfectly happy with the idea of pumpkins on my porch and a tree in my foyer. That’s the perk of 2020… all bets are off! It’s a ‘do what makes you happy’ holiday season in my book!

And Dressing Room Diaries make us all happy, so let’s kick off the weekend with an all new edition, featuring darling new arrivals for fall. It’s a mix of retailers from J.Crew to Old Navy… but I don’t want you to judge the shirt by its label, so they’re all mixed in! My job is to find the cutest things, at the best prices, and I think you’ll love these!

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, 125 pounds-ish (give or take #covid), with a slight pear shape. My usual size is XS/0.

 

Sweaters //

Let’s kick things off with the happiest sweater of the bunch! This cable knit is from the always-stylish Blair Eadie and her Collection with Nordstrom. It’s thick and warm, but super soft and stretchy, as well. I love the mock neck and little gathers on the shoulder, and close fit through the torso for dressing up or down.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS.


Striped Mockneck Sweater | Solid Mockneck Sweater | Cropped Jeans | Similar Loafers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Stripes + pink, and you know I’m going to love it! This crewneck is a medium weight, in a soft and stretchy sweater knit. I love the shades of camel and the pop of pink. You’ll never believe where I found it… or the price!

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


Colorblock Sweater (Extra 20% off!) | Cropped Jeans | Leopard Loafers (Also HERE, both on sale!) | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Argyle and winter go together like cocoa and marshmallows. I love this classic pattern, and this one has the best shades of camel and red. It’s a slightly cropped fit, perfect for pairing with high-waist jeans or trousers. It’s a wool blend, so I’d layer a tee under for softness.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Argyle Sweater (40% off!) | White Jeans | Similar Loafers | Cropped Jeans | Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

If this sweater looks familiar, that’s because I’ve already shared it in both khaki and cream! Yes ma’am, and now black… it’s just that good. I love the flowy, forgiving fit, soft fabric, and longer length. It comes in a slew of colors, and so far they’re 3 for 3 for me!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but would prefer a size down.


Oversized Sweater | Cropped Jeans | Similar Loafers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

If you’re a Barefoot Dreams junkie like me, then you’ll love this sweater! It feels so similar to that yummy BF fabric, but in the cutest striped pullover. It’s a medium weight, with a mock neck and relaxed fit. It’s so soft, I’ll wear it around the house with joggers, too.

Fit Tip: I sized up to a small, but don’t think it’s necessary.


Fuzzy Roll Neck Sweater | Cropped Jeans | Leopard Loafers (Also HERE, both on sale!) | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

This ribbed pullover is lightweight and loose, with a sassy wide v-neck and dolman sleeve. I’d layer it over a lacy bralette like this one and let it fall off the shoulder a bit for an easy night-out look.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, it’s an oversized fit.


Light V-Neck Sweater | Cropped Jeans | Leopard Loafers (Also HERE) (Both on sale!) | Gold Bead Bracelets | Heart Necklace

 

I love the colors and fair isle pattern of this sweater… plus it’s super warm and thick. But I’m not a fan of 3/4 sleeves on winter sweaters… which is odd considering I always push my sleeves up anyway. It’s super cute otherwise! It does have a wool blend, so I’d layer it over a tee for more softness.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, I’d size up one in this brand.


Fair Isle Mockneck Sweater | Cropped Jeans | Similar Loafers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

This sweater has a loose fit and longer length, with cute staggered stripes. It has a relaxed fit with drop shoulders, and would be super cute with black jeans, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but sizing up not needed.


Striped Sweater | Raw Hem Jeans (60% off!) | Booties | Gold Bead Bracelets | Heart Necklace

 

How about a little holiday red? And in the most luxurious cashmere! This turtleneck has a slim fit, with a loose neck, and easily dresses up or down.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but would prefer a size up for a little more of a relaxed fit.


Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater (Up to 50% off!) | White Jeans | Leopard Loafers (Also HERE) (Both on sale!) | Chain Hoop Earrings | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Always a sucker for pink and red together… this sweater has the cutest polka dots and an easy crew neck. Wear it with jeans, or tuck it in to skirts and trousers for tons of styling options. It would be super cute layered over a plaid shirt, too!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Polka Dot Sweater (Up to 50% off!) | White Jeans | Leopard Loafers (Also HERE) (Both on sale!) | Chain Hoop Earrings| Heart NecklaceGold Bead Bracelets

 

Cardigans & Blazers //

This cardigan is the same brand as the yummy Barefoot Dreams-esque sweater I shared above… literally so soft!! I love the color block options, so cute with jeans… but cozy enough for loungewear, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Open Color Block Cardigan | Scoop Neck Tank | Distressed Jeans | Camel Mules | Heart Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Long blazers are everywhere right now, and honestly, it’s not a trend I expected to like for myself. I usually prefer my blazers to have a shrunken fit… so I was so surprised by how much I loved this one! I think the reason is the material… instead of being a sturdy wool blend that reads ’80s newscaster’ to me, it’s a stretchy knit that isn’t bulky or overly masculine. Plus, the stretchy sleeves stay pushed up, and the waist nips in a little for added feminine fit. It’s a winner for me!

Fit Tip: I usually size up at this retailer, but this is already oversized. I’m wearing an XS.


Plaid Blazer (20% off!) | Scoop Neck Tank | Raw Hem Jeans (60% off!) | Similar Loafers | Heart Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Shirts & Tops //

Hello fall plaid! I love these cheery colors, plus all the feminine details of this brushed flannel shirt. It has tuxedo pleats on the front and a ruffled neckline for a feminine fit that’s easily dressed up with trousers.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but would size up if you prefer wearing it casually.


Ruffle Neck Blouse (40% off!) | Cropped Jeans | Similar Loafers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

My favorite color combo, but with a twist… this hooded pullover is pink and rust! It’s a heavyweight cotton, with a slight boxy fit, but not too short. The sleeves are wide to the wrist (why would they do that?!), so I just cuff or roll to keep them pushed up.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Striped Hoodie (Extra 50% off!) | Cropped Jeans | Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

This long-sleeve tee is a super soft waffle knit, in a relaxed, oversized fit. So easy with jeans or joggers, and great for layering under jackets and vests.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but wouldn’t size up.


Long Sleeved Crewneck | Cropped Jeans | Sneakers | Heart Necklace | Chain Hoop Earrings | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Let’s get back to plaid… this brushed flannel shirt is a long tunic length, perfect for pairing with leggings or jeans. It’s an oversized fit, and really warm and soft.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small.


Plaid Tunic (Extra 20% off!) | Puffer Vest (Extra 20% off!) | Raw Hem Jeans (60% off!) | Similar Slip-On Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Another great plaid option, this one has a more classic, slim fit. Same great brushed flannel material that’s so soft and warm, and great for layering under sweaters and vests.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Plaid Button Down (Extra 20% off!) | Raw Hem Jeans (60% off!) | Similar Booties | Cropped Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Sherpas & Pullovers //

Okay, thanks to #2020, cozy pullovers and jackets are pretty much my staple! It’s almost all I seem to wear these days, and I’m totally okay with it! This is one of the cutest I’ve seen this season, especially for the price! Super soft and cozy, with the cutest color block details. You have to see the other color combos!!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small because I prefer a looser fit for layering, but it’s true to size.


Sherpa Jacket | Scoop Neck Tank | Cropped Jeans | Sneakers

 

More sherpa options… these are soft almost to the point of being silky! Plus, it comes in tons of great colors and fun camo. This one isn’t overly bulky, but a great throw on with jeans or over workout wear.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Relaxed Sherpa Jacket (Extra 20% off!) | Scoop Neck Tank | Cropped Jeans | Sneakers

 

This jacket is more of a teddy bear fleece, it’s thick and super warm with cute contrasting trim and leopard detail. It’s on the boxy side and a little cropped with more of a shrunken fit. It also comes in black.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Leopard Pocket Jacket | Scoop Neck Tank | Cropped Jeans | Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

More sherpa, this one has a nubby texture, but still soft and extra warm. It’s a quarter-zip tunic style, that’s long for leggings, with a hood and front pocket. The leggings are soft and comfy, but not a material I’d work out in (too cottony). I’d pair them with casual tops and sneakers for streetwear.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small pullover and small-petite legging (yay for shorter lengths!)


Half Zip Sherpa Pullover (Extra 20% off!) | High Waist Leggings (Extra 20% off!) | Slip-On Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Pants //

I hesitated to include these because my size is off… but they’re just so dang cute!! I love the colors in the plaid, and comfy pull-on style. The back is elastic for an easy, forgiving fit, and they’re fully lined.

Fit Tip: I sized up to a 4, but need my usual 2. I love them so much I’ve already reordered! I’ll report back.


Light V-Neck Sweater | Cropped Pants (Extra 20% off!) | Camel Mules | Heart Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Jackets & Coats //

I hit the jacket jackpot this month, and I’m honestly having trouble deciding which to keep! This one has a field jacket style, in a soft quilted material. It fully zips with snap closure and stand-up collar. And it’s darling!

Sidenote: Notice the difference in my hair in these pics? I realized my blonde was getting a little brassy, so washed it once with this shampoo and this conditioner, and boom… no more brassy!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small for easier layering.


Quilted Jacket | Fuzzy Roll Neck Sweater | Striped Mockneck Sweater | Cropped JeansSimilar Loafers

 

This jacket is a similar fit, but a little shorter without the utility style.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small.


Fuzzy Roll Neck Sweater | Puffer Jacket | Cropped Jeans | Similar Loafers | Chain Hoop Earrings

 

This faux-fur leopard just shot straight to the top of my Christmas Wish List! It may be a little extra for life right now, but honestly, coats this good don’t come along very often! It feels amazing, the pattern is spot-on, and the price is fair considering the quality. I’ll wear it with all my night-out looks, from jeans to dresses.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a US4, and it’s large enough for all kinds of layering. Def don’t size up.


Faux-Fur Leopard Coat | Cropped Jeans | Similar Loafers | Chain Hoop Earrings

 

Pajamas & Loungewear //

This set is equal parts loungewear and pajamas. They’re made of a soft sweatshirt material, and lined in brushed fleece, for a cozy and warm fit. The pants have a jogger style with elastic hem, and they come in a ton of darling patterns.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but I’d size up if in-between.


Fleece Pajama Set | Chain Hoop Earrings | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

These are more on the pajama side, in a soft waffle knit. The pants are jogger style with contrasting cuffs and matching crewneck tops. So many fun patterns for these, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, and they’re generous in size.


Leopard Pajama Set | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

Classic plaid for Christmas morning! I love this traditional pajama set in classic tartan plaid, and made of the softest brushed flannel. The pull-on pants have a wide leg, elastic waist, and adjustable drawstring. They come in tons of fun holiday patterns, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small.


Plaid Pajama Set (Extra 20% off!) | Heart Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

So many fun finds this month, right? I honestly love everything I shared (I only share the good stuff!), but if I had to narrow it down, these would be my Top 5:

  1. Quilted Field Jacket
  2. Colorblock Sherpa Jacket
  3. Oversized Sweater
  4. Plaid Blazer
  5. Colorblock Sweater

And of course, the Faux-Fur Leopard Coat, I love that!! Did you notice these jeans I wore in almost every shot?? I’m obsessed! They’re a flattering high-rise with a little kick at the ankle that’s just perfect for sneakers and flats. Plus, they’re a sturdy denim with enough stretch to hold everything in. I find them true-to-size and wear a 26.

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 October Fashion Faves 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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