Dressing Room Diaries

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! What plans do you have? We’re taking it easy tonight before another busy volleyball weekend! We drew the short straw and have the earrrrly start time, so you know it will be a leggings day for me! (These leggings, to be exact, since I can’t seem to stop wearing them… or buying new colors!)

Today I’ve got an all new Dressing Room Diaries for you, and it’s chock full of the cutest new arrivals! It’s a range of price points from a mix of retailers, and even some of my favorite small shops I know you’ll love! My job is to find the cutest things, at the best prices, and I think you’ll love these! (I know I did!!)

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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. 


Sweaters & Blazers //

Okay, so I know it’s still January, and the coldest days are still yet to come, but I’m pretty much done buying winter-only sweaters. Now I’m turning my attention to styles that work now and will transition to the early, chilly days of spring… and this darling striped number is perfect!

Made of a silky cotton thread, it’s soft and comfy, and I love how the fun mix of blue and red add a pop of color for dreary days! I layered the classic striped shirt for added pattern and warmth, but will wear the sweater alone in spring.

As for the jeans, these are the internet-breaking Risen jeans, but in an all-new lighter wash! I can’t promise they’re still in stock since they sell out every.single.time!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS sweater and shirt, but would also love this sweater in a size up for a more relaxed fit. The jeans run big, I size down to a 25 (trust me, size down!).

Striped Half-Zip Pullover | Poplin Button Down
Light Wash Risen Jeans (code SUGARPLUM10) | Similar Loafers | Earrings, Ring, & Bracelet


This ribbed sweater has a great medium weight to it, making it warm and cozy for now, but easily transitions for spring. It’s soft and stretchy, with a longer length and fun hem.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS. You could also size up in this one for pairing with leggings!

V-Neck Tunic (Extra 10% off with code SUGARPLUM10)
Light Wash Risen Jeans (code SUGARPLUM10) | Leopard Loafers | Bracelet | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)


Okay, so this sweater isn’t going to transition, but it’s such a closet staple! A classic, ribbed turtleneck sweater, but with feminine pleats at the shoulder and a full sleeve perfect for everything from denim and trousers to skirts. It’s thick and super stretchy.

As for the jeans, cropped wide legs are everywhere right now, and are so fun with flats and boots. These by Risen are super stretchy and soft, with a cute exposed hem.

Fit Tip: The sweater is a very slim fit, I’m wearing a size Small. I sized down in the jeans, but would prefer my usual size.

Balloon Sleeve Sweater (code SUGARPLUM10)
Wide Leg Risen Jeans (code SUGARPLUM10) | Leopard Loafers | Bracelet & Earrings | Headband


This is clearly my favorite neckline this season, as I’m drawn to everything with the quarter-zip and oversized collar! This caramel color is gorgeous and so flattering on, and it’s so cute with traditional and white denim. It’s a touch cropped, so it’d be darling paired with a maxi skirt, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater.

Ribbed Sweater
Light Wash Risen Jeans (code SUGARPLUM10) | Similar Sneakers | Bracelet


The notch collar blazer… you know I love it!! It’s made my Sugarplum Favorite Things list like three years in a row! Well now they’ve gone and hooked me again with fun new colors, and I can’t get enough of this green!!

Made of a sturdy knit, it’s stretchy and soft, with a flattering fit and an uncanny way of making every outfit feel instantly chic. I pair it with denim, skirts, dresses, everything!

Fit Tip: I typically size down in this blazer for a shrunken fit, but for these I chose my true size XS for a bit more length.

Notch Collar Blazer (code SUGARPLUM10)
: Pocket Tee (Small) | Raw Hem Crop Jeans (Size 2) | Rothy’s Sneakers | Bracelet
Right: Scoopneck Tank | Light Wash Risen Jeans (code SUGARPLUM10) | Leopard Loafers


Tops & Shirts //

Bring on the preppy!! How could I resist pink and tan stripes with a tall collar? Throw in a super soft cotton-knit material, and this shirt is made for me! I love how easily it will transition to spring, too, so I’ll get lots of wear out of it.

As for the jeans, y’all asked for some affordable alternatives to my beloved Mother jeans, and these definitely fit the bill! Straight leg, high-rise, perfect rinse and slightly cropped… they fit and feel amazing! (I’m wearing them in all of these looks HERE!)

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS shirt, but would love the fit of a size up, too. I’m wearing my usual 26 jeans, but by mid-day they had stretched quite a bit, so I’d recommend sizing down. 

Striped Button Pullover
Straight Leg Jeans | Rothy’s Sneakers | Bracelet


Hello, date night! I love the soft, romantic style of this top, and if you look closely you’ll see a pretty gold thread woven in for added luxe. The color is stunning, and so perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond. I love the sheer sleeve, and the smocking throughout makes it really comfortable with a flattering fit, as well.

These jeans aren’t new around here, I’ve had (and loved!) them for years! Made of the very softest denim, they’re stretchy and have a hidden tummy-smoothing panel I love. Plus, they’re so comfy I’ve even traveled in them several times!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top and size 2 jeans.

Peplum Peasant Blouse (code SUGARPLUM10)
Raw Hem Crop Jeans | Strappy Heels (size up half) | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)


Dresses //

I was instantly smitten with this dress… the color, the pattern, and feminine ruffle details! It comes with an optional tie, so you can wear it loose and flowy, or belted for a fit-and-flare, depending on your mood. It would be cute paired with black tights or knee-high boots for now, and heels for the rest of the year.

PS… No way my legs are this tan in January… it’s all thanks to this magic formula! Truly amazed by this stuff!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small.

Flouncy Tie-Waist Dress (code CASSIE15)
Strappy Heels (size up half) | Bracelet | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)


Did you see?! Our best-selling long sleeve GLxHSP Decked Out Day Dress is BACK in this popular spotted print!! This dress is truly the Goldilocks of dresses… looks amazing on every body type, and is so versatile you can wear it with everything from sneakers to heels. I love the little puffed shoulder and full sleeves, and of course we gave it pockets!

Fit Tip: It runs large, I size down to an XXS.

GLxHSP Decked Out Day Dress (code SUGARPLUM 10)
Notch Collar Blazer (code SUGARPLUM10) | Block Heel Booties (TTS, Color: Khaki) | Bracelet

It comes in solid pink and soft blush, too… here it is dressed up and kept casual. It’s also darling with knee boots!

GLxHSP Decked Out Day Dress (code SUGARPLUM 10)
Strappy Heels (size up half) | Headband | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)
Right: Levi’s Jean Jacket (Size: Small, Color: Jeanie) | Rothy’s Sneakers | Bracelet & Earrings


Pants & Jumpsuits //

I love a good wide-leg pant… they’re just so chic and easy to wear! Not to mention, comfy. These woven pants are silky soft with a gorgeous print and bold colors I love. They have a smooth flat front, but elastic waist at the back for an easy fit.

I’d dress them up with a classic woven blouse, or pair them with sandals and a tee for spring and vacation.

Oh, did we talk about this jean jacket yet? It’s everything I love about a jean jacket… perfect wash, feminine, slim fit, and just enough ruggedness to add style to all your pants, skirts, and dresses. Not to mention, it’s an incredible price!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS blouse and pants. The pants run a touch big, so size down if in-between. I’m wearing a size Small jacket, but would like the slimmer fit of my usual XS, too.

Floral Wide Leg Pants
Left: V-Neck Blouse | Strappy Heels (size up half) | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)
Right: Pocket Tee (Small) | Levi’s Jean Jacket (Size: Small, Color: Jeanie) | Miller Sandals | | Bracelet


Another wide-leg option, these are great for the office! They have an elastic waist, and come in this neutral khaki and the cutest bold green! They are a lightweight material, and run long so the taller gals will be thrilled!

This blouse is a closet staple for everything from workwear to date night. Made of a silky, textured woven material, it has a flattering v-neck and feminine sleeve details. I’m wearing the same top in black in the previous pic.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size 2 pant and size XS blouse. The top runs a little big, I’d size down if you aren’t busty.

Wide Leg Trousers
V-Neck Blouse (XS) | Similar Heels | Bracelet | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)


When it comes to jumpsuits in this style, you either love or hate them! I love them on other people, but can’t commit when it comes to wearing them myself! But as far as utility jumpsuits go, this one is a gem!

Made of a sturdy cotton canvas-style material, it has a flattering elastic waist and cute belted tie. I love the front flap pockets, too!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS… it’s a little big overall (sleeve length and hem), so I’d consider sizing down.

Utility Jumpsuit | Rothy’s Sneakers | Bracelet


Resort/Spring //

Based on your feedback, most of you either have a warm-weather trip on the horizon, or you’re dreaming of warmer days… which you know I always am, as well! So I couldn’t resist all the Resort styles coming out now, and I found some real winners… most of which will be sold out by the time Spring arrives, so I’d jump on it now if you see something you love.

Starting with this DARLING top… and yes, that’s darling in all caps, because that’s just how much I love it! It has a full, bubble sleeve and comfy smocked body with cute little peplum hem. Plus the bright green print… what’s not to love?!

Fit Tip: It’s super stretchy, I’m in a size XS.

Puff Sleeve Peplum Blouse (code SUGARPLUM10)
Light Wash Risen Jeans (code SUGARPLUM10) | Miller Sandals | Bracelet | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)


As long as we’re throwing all caps around… HELLO LOOK AT THIS TOP!? Y’all, I’d wear it tomorrow if I could get away with it. This bright blue has me pining for warmer days now!

The body is a soft cotton knit, and the sleeves a crisp poplin for more fullness. Not to mention the color… swoon! It is cropped, but not so much it shows skin or won’t half tuck.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small. (The link defaults to Women’s Plus, but it’s available in both!)

Poplin Puff Sleeve Blouse
Light Wash Risen Jeans (code SUGARPLUM10) | Miller Sandals | Bracelet & Earrings | Headband


Since discovering these pants last year, I’ve become a full-fledged palazzo pant fiend! They’re just so easy, comfy, and cute!! And who doesn’t love that combo?! This pull-on style has the cutest print in the chicest colors. I love them with a tee or tank, or over a swimsuit… perfect for everyday and vacation!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS.

Tropical Pants (code SUGARPLUM10)
Pocket Tee (Small) | Levi’s Jean Jacket (Size: Small, Color: Jeanie) | Miller Sandals | Bracelet


Never one to shy away from a statement sleeve, I’m absolutely smitten with these ruffles! The silhouette was a best-seller last year, and I’m thrilled to see it back in this fresh new print. It’s made of a crisp, sturdy material that dresses it up a bit, making it perfect for showers and parties, or strolling barefoot on the beach.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS.

Floral Smocked Midi Dress (code SUGARPLUM10)
Miller Sandals | Bracelet  & Earrings | Headband | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)


Same silhouette, but different pattern… this dress is made of a lightweight, textured material that’s flowy and soft.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS.

Floral Smocked Midi Dress (code SUGARPLUM10)
Miller Sandals | Rothy’s Sneakers | Levi’s Jean Jacket (Size: Small, Color: Jeanie) | Bracelet | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)


This dress seemed like a lot of fabric when I pulled it out of the package, but I love it on!! Made of a soft, gauzy cotton, it’s lightweight and flowy, but fully lined for no sheerness. It screams summer and vacation and looks so much more expensive than it’s impressive price tag!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS.

Tiered Maxi Dress
Miller Sandals | Headband | Woven Tote Bag | Removable Tassel | Bracelet & Earrings | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)


Another fun dress find, this one has a cotton-knit tank top, with crisp asymmetrical skirt. I love the bold colors, and would be so fun styled with these bracelets.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS, but it runs large so I’d size down if you aren’t busty.

Pocket Midi Dress
Miller Sandals | Rothy’s Sneakers | Levi’s Jean Jacket (Size: Small, Color: Jeanie) | Bracelet | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)


Workout & Athleisure //

I’m thrilled ya’ll loved last week’s All Things Activewear post (see it HERE), and I had a few requests for long-sleeve tops. This one is for sure a winner… so soft and relaxed, and perfect for layering under vests and jackets for chilly morning walks.

The leggings you’ve seen on repeat… it’s all I seem to wear anymore!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing size XS leggings and Small top… but size up again in the top if you want full booty coverage.

Tulip Hem Top
Mid-Weight Leggings | Sneakers (TTS, Color: Black/Bleach Blue)


I can confidently say this pullover will be your go-to piece for the remainder of the season… it’s that good! If you didn’t see the tag, you’d swear it came from lululemon (the quality is that good!).

We won’t speak of how many colors I have now, all that matters is I’m happy, okay?!

Fit Tip: I have the pullover in both Small and Medium, and love the fit of both. This is the Medium. 

Hooded Pullover
Mid-Weight Leggings (XS) | Sneakers (TTS, Color: Black/Bleach Blue) | Earrings | Thin Heart Necklace (Also HERE)


I wore this bra from our favorite comfy brand with just about every outfit, and the fun artwork behind me is HERE. Notice my new phone case? It’s so cute and I found it HERE. Oh, and my tan is courtesy of this stuff HERE.

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. Puff Sleeve Peplum Blouse (code SUGARPLUM10)
  2. Flouncy Tie-Waist Dress (code CASSIE15)
  3. Poplin Puff Sleeve Blouse
  4. Tropical Pants
  5. Hooded Pullover

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 it, I rounded up all my fave athletic and athleisure wear HERE, the cutest Valentine’s Day tops HERE, and snapshots from our recent trip to Mexico 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! And stay tuned to Instagram Stories later this weekend, I’ll be sharing a live try-on of everything! Happy Friday, lovebugs!



Avara // Shop Sale HERE, 15% off full-priced styles with code CASSIE15

Colleen Rothschild // 20% off site-wide with code SUGARPLUM20

Gibsonlook  // 10% off full-priced styles with code SUGARPLUM10

Kendra Scott // Shop Sale HERE

Nordstrom // New women’s markdowns HERE

Social Threads // 10% off full-priced styles with code SUGARPLUM10

tarte // 15% off eligible items with code CASSIE15

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  1. Kelsey wrote:

    So many great finds! The Gibson Day Dress is on the top of my list, and I need to check out that adorable blue top and white maxi dress- thanks for sharing!

    Posted 1.27.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I’m thrilled you like the finds this month!

      Posted 1.29.23 Reply
  2. Ann wrote:

    Love the green blazer! Is it sage or teal? I would like to purchase but colors look different in on line pics. Thanks!

    Posted 1.27.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I’d say it leans more sage…has brown undertones rather than blue.

      Posted 1.29.23 Reply
  3. Jinger Fowler wrote:

    I am a new business owner in a very small town and I need some help with my wardrobe! Do you have a capsule wardrobe or a post with staple pieces and links? I love your style!

    Posted 9.10.23 Reply