Dressing Room Diaries

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! This week absolutely flew by, between prepping for our GxHSP Summer Collection launch, and our impending house project, the week was gone in a flash.

You may recall our kitchen flooded from the burst pipes during the crazy Texas storm in February… well now that school is out, it’s time to address the repairs. We have to move out for a month or so to replace all the downstairs floors and baseboards, so I’ve been staring at 87 floor samples all week! Choosing new floors is a lot of pressure!! I’ll be sure to share the finished space here later this summer, but you can follow all the real-time progress in my Instagram Story HERE.

Today I’ve got an all new Dressing Room Diaries, chock full of the cutest new arrivals for 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!

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Fit Note: I’m 5’4″-ish, 125 pounds-ish, with a slight pear shape. My usual size is XS/2. 

Tops //

I love a good embroidered top in Summer, and this peasant style is giving me all the Anthropologie vibes, but at Old Navy prices! Made of a soft, gauzy cotton, it has full sleeves and a swingy shape, with the cutest scallop trim. I love the punch of coral against the white… so cute with shorts or jeans.

Fit Tip: I always size up one at Old Navy, but this is a relaxed fit, so I’m in an XS


Embroidered Top | Jean Shorts | Miller Sandals | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

Another surprise find, this square neck top is a linen/rayon blend, for a lightweight and breezy fit (but it’s not sheer). I love the crisp blue & white stripes and longer sleeves.

As for the jeans, you know I love Liverpool white denim for their thick material with good stretch and no see-thru! This mid-rise style is a great find, with a flattering and comfortable fit. I simply roll the hem under to fit whatever shoe I happen to be wearing.

Fit Tip: I always size up one at Old Navy, but this is a relaxed fit, so I’m in an XS. The jeans are true, I’m in a 2/26.


Square Neck Top | White Jeans | Strappy Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

Clearly I’m having a moment with loose swing tops! I love this one for the fresh peach color, but also the soft cotton and breezy fit. It has a drop shoulder with an easy flutter sleeve and the cutest cut-out in the back.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Tiered Top | White Jeans | Strappy Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

A classic cotton/linen shirt, these blue and white stripes are so fresh for Summer. I love the drop shoulder with feminine gathers and the cuffed sleeve. It’s a relaxed fit, with a high-low hem that covers the bum.

Fit Tip: It’s an oversized fit, I’m in an XS, but would size down if in-between. 


Oversized Button Down | White Jeans | Strappy Sandals | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

This sweet little tank is so fun with cut-offs or jeans, with an easy fit, adjustable straps, and a tie-front.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small


Strappy Tank | White Jeans | Strappy Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

For more fun tops, like this darling eyelet trim blouse, check out my last Dressing Room Diaries HERE.


Eyelet Blouse (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | White Jeans | Strappy Sandals | Color Tile Bracelets

 

Tees & Tanks //

I wore this tank in my Instagram Story earlier this week, and the link requests came pouring in!! So simple, yet so stylish and flattering! I love the ribbed texture and henley style. It has a slight racerback shape and a cropped length. It comes in several colors and is only $12!

Fit Tip: I sized up one, I’m in a small


Henley Tank | Jean Shorts | Miller Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

I love graphic tees in summer, but prefer to keep them simple… this love tee has a classic font and perfect navy and white color combo.

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


Love. Tee | Jean Shorts | Miller Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

Henleys are such a classic shape and flattering on every bust line. I love the relaxed fit of this drop shoulder tee. It’s lightweight with a gauzy fit (thanks to a touch of linen!), and comes in great colors and stripes.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but they are oversized so would prefer my usual XS


Henley Drop-Shoulder Tee | Jean Shorts | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

Another classic, also with a touch of linen, this crewneck pocket tee is relaxed with a loose shoulder and sleeve. I love the drapey fit that the linen adds.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small.


Drape Pocket Tee | Jean Shorts | White Shorts | Miller Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

The perfect Summer weight, this cotton pullover is soft and lightweight, in the prettiest washed dyes.

Fit Tip: It’s an oversized fit, I’m in an XS


Oversized Pullover | Jean Shorts | Miller Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

One of my all-time go-to tees (now under $20) is back-in-stock in tons of colors, including the stripes! I have it in countless colors and have been wearing it for years.


Fave Pocket Tee | White Jeans | Miller Sandals | Double Strand Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets

Shorts & Skirts //

Remember the linen shorts from our GxHSP Summer Collection a few years ago? This updated style still has the comfy pull-on elastic waist, but now with a drawstring and cute patch pockets! They’re a classic linen, but with just enough rayon for a flowy fit and to keep them from getting too wrinkly! They’re also a great, slightly longer inseam.

I paired them with our Sunnyside V-Neck top, now in this fun blush pink! (And restocked in the popular green leaf!). Plus, both pieces are 15% off with SUGARPLUM15!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS in both the top and shorts.


Sunnyside V-Neck Top | Drawstring Shorts (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15% on both!) | Miller Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

Have you seen the Farm Rio brand before?! It’s a new find for me, and I’m completely smitten! The price points are on the higher side, but they make the most adorable patterns and color combos, especially for Summer. (Find tons of styles HERE).

This striped skirt is a pull-on style with elastic waist, in a cotton blend with great movement and lightness. It’s fully lined to the knee.

The lemon skirt is a silky satin fabric, with a side zipper and fluttered hemline. Both could easily be dressed up or down.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS in both skirts, but need to size up in the lemons for more room in the waist. The stripes are elastic so the fit is good.


Striped Midi Skirt | Lemon Midi Skirt | Henley Tank | Miller Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

You know I love my Agolde shorts (I’m wearing them in half this post!!), but I’ve also been getting a ton of wear from these high-rise cut-offs with longer inseam!

Fit Tip: The shorts are true to size, if not a tad big, I’m in a 26. The tank runs large, I sized down to XXS.


Ruffle Tank (Use code SUGARPLUM15 to save 15%!) | High-Rise Denim Shorts | Miller Sandals | Butterfly Necklace | Color Tile Bracelets

 

And of course it’s hard to beat this under $25 pair from Target! I have them in both the darker wash and white (the white are my faves!).

Fit Tip: I size up in the shorts, I wear a 4 in all washes. The top is an XS


Statement Sleeve Top | Jean Shorts | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!) | Square Sunglasses

Dresses //

If you follow my Instagram Stories, then you’ve seen this gorgeous embroidered dress because I wore it to a wedding a few weeks ago. It was an afternoon wedding, and this navy was perfect! I love the fit-and-flare shape with lace overlay for more style and ‘dressed-up factor.’ It has a nice V in the front and back, but is still bra-friendly.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2, but would size down if in-between.


Floral Overlay Dress | Ankle Strap Block Heels | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

I did a twirl the moment I slipped this wrap dress on… which, as you know, is the indicator of love-at-first-sight! Not only is the pattern just too cute, but it feels like a dream in a silky soft and stretchy jersey knit. I love the longer sleeve and petite collar, and it’s easily dressed up or down depending on your shoe and accessories.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2.


Jersey Wrap Dress | Miller Sandals | Butterfly Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

This dress is classic meets sassy, and is perfect for just about any wedding or event year-round! Made of a thick and sturdy crepe, it has a classic fit-and-flare shape with a knee-grazing length, but an extra-low V for just enough sex appeal. It comes in a range of colors, and of course we love the pockets!

Fit Tip: It runs small, I sized up to a small and it’s snug! The good part is it’s thick and fitted enough to skip a bra for many.


Fit and Flare Dress | Ankle Strap Block Heels | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

Palm Beach called and said your dress is perfection!! Seriously though, how darling is this graphic green print?! This jersey maxi has a ton of stretch, with a flattering twist front and back tie. I’d actually remove the tie and let the dress fall in the back for a more streamlined shape.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 0, would definitely size down if in-between.


Twist Front Maxi Dress | Wedges (Also HERE) | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

I need a party STAT, because this dress is giving me all the dancing vibes! I adore the bold red and cobalt combo and fluttery asymmetrical hem. It’s a lightweight woven material, fully lined with a side zip, and with adjustable ties on the straps. Dress it up with strappy heels or keep it cool with flats, it feels amazing on, and is a great designer option for less!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS.


Asymmetrical Hem Dress | Strappy Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

Fun stripes for the win! This cotton swing dress is soft and lightweight, with just enough structure to keep it from being shapeless. The smocked sleeves can be worn longer, or pushed up above the elbow, and the seams fall on a flattering spot at the bust line.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 0, but would stay with your true size if you’re busty.


Striped Tiered Dress | Strappy Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

This t-shirt dress has ‘easy summer’ written all over it! Super soft and comfy, like your favorite tee, in a thick cotton with a touch of stretch. I love the racerback top, and flowy skirt. Wear it with sandals or sneakers, or even over a swimsuit.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS


Tank Maxi Dress | Strappy Sandals | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

The quintessential summer white dress, this eyelet shirtdress is darling! Made of a sturdy cotton eyelet, and fully-lined, it has the cutest stand-up collar and drop waist style. And don’t overlook the power of the pocket!

Fit Tip: I’m in a 0, size down if in-between.


Eyelet Drop Waist Dress | Wedges (Also HERE) | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

For tons more dresses, both dressy and casual, check out my last Amazon Haul HERE.


Strapless Maxi Dress (Color: A-navy leaves) | Wedges (Also HERE) | Layered Pendant Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets | Belt (Color: B-khaki) | Straw Tote Bag

 

Swim //

I’ve got a handful of fun and affordable swim styles, starting with these leopard cuties. The print and styles are straight out of J.Crew, but for a fraction of the price. The tops are lined with removable cups and good support. The bottoms have full coverage, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small in all pieces, which is true for me with swimwear.


Left: Leopard Swim Suit Top | Leopard Swim Suit Bottoms
Right: Leopard One Piece | Hat | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

Another fun option, these sets have full coverage and support, in a flattering retro style. I love the extra coverage of the tops!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small in all pieces.


Swim Top | High Waist Swim Bottoms | Hat | Star Necklace | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

I also rounded up 15 great swimsuits under $35 HERE


Tank-Style One-Piece SwimsuitLayered Pendant NecklaceHat | All-Weather Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!)

 

And here’s your friendly reminder that the big Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale ends this weekend! Here are a few of my top picks up to 50% off!


one. Jersey Maxi Dress // two. Tie Neck Blouse (40% off!)
three. Havaianas Flip Flops // four. Fave Pocket Tee
five. Zella Sports Bra // six. Barefoot Dream Cardigan (40% off!)
seven. MAC Lipstick // eight. Levi’s Raw Hem Jeans
nine. Kendra Scott Heart Necklace // ten. Platform Wedge Sandals
eleven. Round Sunglasses (33% off!) // twelve. Longchamp Tote Bag

 

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. Henley Tank
  2. Embroidered Top
  3. Asymmetrical Hem Dress
  4. Henley Drop-Shoulder Tee
  5. Tank Maxi Dress

As for the last edition of Dressing Room Diaries, these chambray shorts were hugely popular, along with these Top 5:

  1. V-Neck Ruffle Tank
  2. Sleeveless Tiered Dress
  3. Eyelet Blouse
  4. Notch Collar Blazer
  5. Flutter Sleeve Dress

 

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. (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!

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

 

 

[BEST WEEKEND SALES]

Anthropologie // Extra 25% off all sale styles, like this initial pendant necklace

BudHa Girl // 15% off with code HiSugarplum, including my fave all-weather bangles!

Colleen Rothschild // Select items on sale, like my fave Sheer Renewal Cream and the Discovery Kit! 20% off everything else with code SUGARPLUM20! And don’t miss my At-Home Spa Facial HERE.

GibsonLook // 15% off with code SUGARPLUM15

J.Crew // 30% off summer essentials with code SHOPNOW

J.Crew Factory // 50% off summer styles, plus an extra 50% off clearance

LOFT // 50% off select summer styles, plus an extra 50% off sale styles with code LETSGO

Nordstrom // New markdowns up to 40% off, like these TB wedges and these Zella leggings

tarte // 15% off eligible items with code CASSIE15

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3 Comments

  1. Jessica Shobe wrote:

    Love so much! What size do you were in the favorite tee and are the liver pool white jeans true to size? Thanks!
    Jessica

    Posted 6.4.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Jessica! I’m a small in the Caslon pocket tee, and I’m wearing a 2/26 in the Liverpool jeans, so yes, TTS! xo, C

      Posted 6.4.21 Reply
  2. Sandra wrote:

    Nice design of all outfit its it looks wonderful Especially green wear its very beautiful. Thank you for posting.

    Posted 6.7.21 Reply