Dressing Room Diaries

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! We’ve got volleyball and more volleyball this weekend, so I’ll be parked in this seat for much of the time.

Today I’m excited to share an all new Dressing Room Diaries, chock full of the cutest new arrivals for Spring and Summer! It’s a mix of retailers from Nordstrom to Target… 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!

SALE ALERT!

Before we get started, the annual Sephora Spring Event starts TODAY for ROUGE members, with 20% off site-wide! I’m stocking up on this hair miracle treatment, and more of my essentials like dry shampoo, glycolic peel pads, and lip mask.

If you’re looking to save on a splurge item, I can’t recommend this curling iron enough, and this dryer brush gives incredible blowouts for all hair types (even fragile!). And if you don’t have this yet, what are you even waiting for?? Shop the Sale HERE, and stay tuned for my full post next week.

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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/2. 

Spring Tops & Button Shirts //

Prepare to be torn, because I’ve found so many darling tops it’s nearly impossible to choose! Starting with this unbelievably cute eyelet top with a statement sleeve!! The pink is absolute perfection, and the statement sleeve is darling, without being over the top.

It’s a sturdy cotton, and comes with a matching cami for coverage through the torso. It’s cute tucked in jeans and skirts, or worn loose, and comes in white and the best bright colors!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Eyelet Button Blouse | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Wedges | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

More eyelet fun, this top has a super-soft jersey t-shirt body with crisp cotton flutter sleeves. It has a loose, drapey fit that easily dresses up or down, and a flattering square neckline.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Eyelet Sleeve Blouse | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

I love leopard year-round, and this top is lightweight and gauzy (but not sheer), perfect for warm days. It’s a loose fit through the body, with flutter sleeves and a tie. Tuck it in to black trousers for a work style, or keep it casual with jeans and shorts.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Tie-Front Blouse | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead BraceletsLipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

Looking for a fun night-out top? This Swiss dot is both chic and sassy, with sheer sleeves and an open neckline. It buttons all the way, with feminine bracelet sleeves and a flowy fit. It comes in a range of colors, and is 15% off with my exclusive code!

I know you see the wedges… we’ll talk about those in a minute!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Swiss Dot Blouse (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Wedges | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

There’s something so stylish and effortless about an oversized linen shirt, especially in a muted oatmeal color. Throw it on with everything from cut-offs to white jeans to long skirts, and you’re instantly chic. This one is an oversized, relaxed fit.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but would prefer an XS


Linen Button Down (On sale with code ADDON!) | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

A similar linen shirt, but with a shorter sleeve and open neckline. I love the double pocket and neutral colors of this one!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Linen Utility Blouse | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

Spring Sweaters //

And all the preppy fans said, ‘Cuuuuuuute!!!’ Because seriously, navy stripes with a seersucker ruffle collar, I’m a fan! It’s a soft, lightweight sweater with lots of stretch, perfect for pairing with jeans or shorts.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Striped Ruffle Trim Sweater | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Miller Sandals | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

Pink + Red… I couldn’t add this to cart fast enough! One of my favorite color combos of all time, it’s so bright and happy. Made of a super-soft knit in a great transitional weight, it’s darling with jeans, skirts and shorts. If you’re not a pink girl, it also comes in a preppy green and navy combo!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Striped Crewneck Sweater | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

I grabbed this top in black last year and was thrilled to see it back in more colors and patterns. It’s similar in weight to a long-sleeve tee, with the absolute cutest puff sleeve. Wear it casual like a sweatshirt, or dressed up with jeans or skirts. It’s also 15% off with code SUGARPLUM15.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XXS for a slim fit.


Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

Tees & Tanks //

Classic stripes never get old, and always make even the most basic combos more stylish. This v-neck tank is a thick, stretchy knit with a deep V and flattering almost-halter arm shape, but still totally bra-friendly. A great basic for wearing alone or layered under jackets, and easily styled with everything from skirts to shorts.

These jeans need no introduction, I’ve worn them pretty much on-repeat for months. The rinse and cropped length is perfect for the season.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small tank and 26 jeans.


V-Neck Tank | Raw Hem Jeans (30% off!) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

I shared this muscle tee in my More Spring Tops post earlier this week (see it HERE), and loved it so much I had to grab the black, too. Made of pajama-soft jersey, it has the cutest cap sleeve and twisted neck detail.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Scoop Neck Tee | Raw Hem Jeans (30% off!) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

A long-time t-shirt fave, I own this scoop neck pocket tee in a slew of colors. Yes ma’am, a slew! It’s a soft, lightweight cotton that hangs well, and is cute alone and layered. It’s got a new, lower price point I appreciate, too! (See the cute stripes I also got HERE.)

Fit Tip: I size up to a small for looser fit and so I can throw it in the dryer.


Fave Pocket Tee | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

Don’t you love how a tee can go from basic to sassy with just a little bit more of a V?! This one is just deep enough to give it some extra style and sex appeal, but still bra-friendly. I love the sporty ringer trim and extra-soft washed cotton.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but would size up if you need more room through the upper arm.


Ringer V-Neck Tee | Cut-Off Shorts | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

Shorts & Skirts //

So much cuteness in this outfit, where do I even start?! The eyelet tee is a great closet staple for giving everything a more feminine touch, and a darling pair for skirts, jeans and shorts.

The pencil skirt has not only the cutest print, but an incredible fit! Made of a super-thick cotton sateen with lots of stretch, it hugs the body in the most flattering way. I love the high waist for elongating the legs, and would pair it with heels, wedges, and flat sandals.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS tee and 0 skirt. Definitely size down if you have a small waist.


Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Tee (under $20!) | Floral Pencil Skirt | Wedges | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

Same top, this time paired with an easy pull-on short. Made of a soft linen-blend, they have a relaxed fit with elastic waist and drawstring, and a great dressed-up alternative to cut-offs. The price can’t be beat, either!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS tee and small shorts. They do run small, so size up.


Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Tee (under $20!) | Drawstring Shorts | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

Speaking of cut-offs, I’m always on the hunt for comfy, flattering options. I tried about 10 new styles for this post, and fell hardest for these! They have a nice high-waist that both smooths and elongates the leg, in the perfect wash for the season. There’s no distressing other than the raw hem, and I love the longer inseam. They have just enough stretch, and no gaping the back!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small tee and 26 shorts.


‘Weekend’ Tee | Cut-Off Shorts | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

Dresses //

My favorite category for Spring and Summer… dresses! You truly can’t beat the throw-and-go ease of a cute and flattering dress. This linen-blend peasant-style dress was a surprise find, and I love the flutter sleeve and hemline. It’s nice and sturdy, and lined in all the right places for no sheerness.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


A-Line Sundress | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

For my old-school J.Crew fans, you’re going to love this dress! It’s a crisp cotton poplin with a flattering fit-and-flare shape and puff sleeve. And of course the colors and pattern are so fun! Wear it alone with flat sandals, or add a belt and wedges for a more dressed-up style. (I just found this belt and it’s perfect for summer!)

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 0


Floral Puff Sleeve Dress | Wedges | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

This style was coined ‘Nap Dress’ last year, and I couldn’t agree more! So soft and comfortable, they could be a nightie, but so cute for day or night. I love the soft, flowy material and cute spotted print. It’s also reversible and can be worn with the tie in front or back (I tucked the ties for a cleaner look on the right).

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Split Neck Maxi Dress (Use code SUGARPLUM to save 15%!) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

An easy faux-wrap, this dress is lightweight and gauzy with cute flutter sleeves and hem. The smocking at the shoulder gives it even more of a flattering and feminine fit, and it’s fully-lined.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Wrap Dress (Use code SUGARPLUM to save 15%!) | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

Shoes //

Okay, now let’s talk about these wedges because they are good! Like ruuuhl good! They’re the perfect nude shade for both elongating the leg and wearing with everything, the straps hit at a flattering spot (so they don’t visually cut the leg short), and they have just enough platform to keep them comfy while giving you height. Oh, and they’re under $80!!

Fit Tip: I sized up half


Swiss Dot Blouse (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | White Jeans (Other Faves HERE) | Wedges | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets


Wedges

 

Pajamas & Lounge //

The last thing I need is another pajama set, but I’m 100% keeping this one! Made of a super-soft jersey knit, it has the cutest racerback tank top with an a-line fit. The pull-on shorts are loose with an elastic waist. And of course, stripes!

Fit Tip: I typically size up in pajamas, but these are a relaxed fit, I’m wearing an XS


Sleeveless Pajama Set | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

If you prefer a more tailored pajama, this set has the cutest pattern and shirt-style top. It’s a soft jersey cotton that will get better with every wash.

Fit Tip: I’m in an XS, but would prefer a size up.


Short Pajama Set | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

Cover-Ups //

And finally, for those headed to the water, add this cover-up to your cart because it’s darling!! A great quick-dry material with the cutest fringe trim and tassel ties. I love the relaxed drop sleeve and length.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Tassel Cover-Up | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Lipstick in ‘I Can’t Wait’

 

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. Eyelet Button Blouse
  2. Neutral Espadrille Wedges
  3. Sleeveless Pajama Set
  4. Tassel Cover-Up
  5. Ringer V-Neck Tee

As for last month’s Dressing Room Diaries, here are your Top 5:

  1. High-Waist Girlfriend Jeans
  2. Multi-Color Floral Top
  3. Flutter Sleeve Tee
  4. Slub Cotton Striped Tee
  5. V-Neck Bodysuit

 

And of course the Double Strand Necklace and Gold Bead Bracelets I’m wearing with literally every combo! Plus my floral phone case is HERE.

Psst… Notice my tan? Yep… it’s from a bottle! Check out my tips for a natural self-tan HERE.

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 March Fashion Faves HERE. (But warning: It’s dangerously good!!)

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! And stay tuned to Instagram Stories later this weekend, I’ll be sharing a live try-on of everything! Happy weekend, lovebugs!

 

[GREAT WEEKEND SALES]

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Nordstrom // Up to 50% off their spring sale picks!

Old Navy // Up to 75% off clearance

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tarte // 15% off eligible items with code CASSIE15

 

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8 Comments

  1. Robin wrote:

    Any luck finding a spring, wind/water repellent jacket?

    Posted 4.9.21 Reply
  2. Denise wrote:

    Yes, I did notice your tan looks amazing! And I love so many of the items you’ve presented in this try-on haul 🙂

    Posted 4.10.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Denise! xo. C

      Posted 4.10.21 Reply
  3. Katie wrote:

    Quick question on your Tory Burch sandals. I am contemplating purchasing a pair, but man they are pricey!! Do you love them, do they last?? Also how is the sizing on them. I feel like the makeup color literally goes with everything!!

    Posted 4.12.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      YESSS! I love them! They are 100% worth it! I wear them multiple times a week! I’ve the same pair for years. I do size up half. And you’re right, the ‘makeup’ color GOES WITH EVERYTHING! xo, C

      Posted 4.12.21 Reply
  4. Jeanette Hayes wrote:

    Just received the Steve Madden wedges today! They. Are. Fantabulous!!!! Thanks for the recommendation!

    Posted 4.20.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Woohoo, so happy you like them, too! xo. C

      Posted 4.21.21 Reply