Dressing Room Diaries

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the long weekend! I’ve been in Kansas with my son the last couple of days, getting him moved in for the summer. I always love one-on-one time with my kids, especially long car rides… there is so much more conversation when you remove all the distractions!

Selfishly I’m bummed to not have him around for the summer (or be able to take a family trip), but so thrilled for this opportunity for him, and not to mention, the complete independence. Something tells me this won’t be my only trip to Kansas this summer, ha!

Today I’ve got an all new Dressing Room Diaries for you, and it’s chock full of the cutest new arrivals! This month I added a slew of new retailers, and fair warning… these finds are dangerously good (as evidenced by how many things I’m keeping for myself!)!

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.

 

Special Occasion Dresses //

My sister is getting married next month in Bozeman, and she’s asked us to wear ‘colorful and fancy, but not necessarily black tie.’  (Basically right up my alley!) So I’ve ordered a slew of dresses, and thought I’d share in case you have similar events this summer…starting with my favorite, this gorgeous floral maxi with floaty tiers.

It has adjustable straps and darts through the bust for a more flattering fit, and is fully lined and longer for the tall gals.

Fit Tip: I’m exactly in-between size 0 and 2… the 0 is a little tight through the ribs, and the 2 a little loose and would need a hem. I’m wearing the size 0 in these pics.

Tiered Floral Maxi Dress
Clear Block Heels (TTS) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Another gorgeous floral option, this one-shoulder is a thick, satin material with flattering ruching along the side and a fun asymmetrical hem. The orange is so stunning, especially mixed with the green print. I think it’s between these two dresses for the wedding… which do you choose?

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size 2 dress.

Asymmetrical  Ruffle Dress
Clear Block Heels (TTS) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

I’m considering this dress for the Welcome Dinner, I’m just crazy about the print and fit! It’s a soft cotton, with tie straps and fun ruffled tiers. It easily dresses up or down depending on your shoe.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Peplum Ruffle Maxi Dress (code CASSIE15)
Espadrille Wedges | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Bangle Bracelets (code CASSIE15)

 

This dress is all kinds of fun… with the right amount of flirty meets sassy. I think Sloan is eyeing it for the wedding, so it’s a great choice for the teens! It’s a gauzy crepe material, fully lined, with a smocked panel across the back for a comfy fit. The color is a stunning coral-red that’s so flattering.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small, but would prefer a size XS since I’m small-chested.

Strapless Twist Midi Dress (code CASSIE15)
Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Statement Drop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Another bold and beautiful floral, this cotton maxi has tie straps and a smocked top, with a slightly fuller skirt that gives it a dressier feel. It’s plenty long for tall gals, too… I’m in a wedge, and it still hits the ground.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small dress.

Smocked Tie-Shoulder Maxi Dress (code CASSIE15)
Espadrille Wedges | Straw Tote Bag (code CASSIE15) | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Sloan needed a dress for school that was long and with sleeves, so I ordered this for her, and couldn’t resist trying it myself. I love the combo of aqua and lilac, and the neckline is so flattering! The full, sheer sleeves are perfect for covering your arms without adding bulk to the dress, and it’s fully lined. The crochet trim on the skirt adds a fun texture. It’s difficult to see in these pics, but it does have a subtle metallic thread woven in the pattern.

And can we talk about these shoes for a second?!?! You guys, they are so comfy and flattering! The clear straps give you legs for days, and even better is they’re under $50!! They come in a fun pink and green, and I’m truly tempted to get them both!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress and the shoes are true-to-size.

Gauzy Tiered Midi Dress
Clear Block Heels | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

This dress is ready to hit the dance floor! Made in a crepe material that’s also fully lined, it has a flattering faux-wrap style with adjustable straps and an asymmetrical hem. I love the ruffled hemline for a little sass.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size 2 dress.

High-Low Wrap Dress | Clear Block Heels

 

This dress is another contender for Sloan, with a watercolor floral print and comfy smocked top. The tie straps are adjustable, and the tiered skirt is so floaty. The yellow is bolder in person than in these photos.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Smocked Tiered Maxi Dress
Clear Block Heels | Statement Drop Earrings

 

This flirty swing dress is definitely staying in my closet! I love the bold colors and print, and the pleats are beautifully made. It has a halter neckline that ties in the back, is fully lined, and has a forgiving swing shape.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small, but would prefer a size XS for shorter arm holes. I’m still keeping it though!

Pleated Abstract Mini Dress (code CASSIE15)
Clear Block Heels | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Everyday Dresses //

This striped shirtdress just became my new summer uniform! It’s crisp and light with a good amount of structure in the collar and sleeves for a chic fit. It comes in a range of color stripes, and you’ll want them all!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small dress, but would prefer a size XS.

Striped Poplin Dress (code CASSIE15) (Same dress in: Pink | Red | Light Blue)
Leather Slide Sandals | Beaded Drop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

This super soft, one-shoulder dress is perfect for vacation and steamy summer days. I love the print and color, and the skirt is cool and floaty… plus the price is spot-on!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Floral One-Shoulder Dress
Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

How chic is this dress…. from Walmart!! I’m telling you, Walmart has hired some good people lately because their styles just keep getting better! This dress is a crisp cotton with a touch of stretch that’s fitted across the chest and shoulders, and it even has pockets.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress, but would size up if you’re big-chested.

Knot-Front Midi Dress
Braided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS) | Straw Tote Bag (code CASSIE15) | Bangle Bracelets (code CASSIE15)

 

This is the easiest throw-on-and-go dress, in a lightweight cotton with fringe trim. So soft and cute with sandals, wedges, and even sneakers.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small, but would prefer a size XS, so no need to size up.

Tiered Split Neck Dress (code MDW25 to save 25%)
Leather Slide Sandals | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Cut-out styles are still going strong, and I love the little hint of skin, without exposing too much. The cut-outs of this linen-blend dress actually create a flattering hourglass shape! It’s sturdy material that easily dresses up or down, too. Oh yeah, and it’s another Walmart find!!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS, and it’s a touch big, so it has a generous fit.

Cut-Out Midi Dress
Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | Bangle Bracelets (code CASSIE15)

 

Another darling Walmart find, this dress is super soft with a smocked top and optional halter tie. I’m crazy for the print and unexpected color combo of plum and coral.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small.

Smocked Midi Dress
Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Straw Tote Bag (code CASSIE15) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

I couldn’t add this one to cart fast enough… the floral print and colors were just so fun! It’s a sturdy cotton, with wide elastic straps for a comfy fit. And yep, pockets!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS, it’s a generous fit.

Square Neck Midi Dress
Left: Braided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS) | Straw Tote Bag (code CASSIE15) | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10)

 

Shorts //

These silky shorts are so soft and light, and I love that they have a dressier vibe for more versatile styling. They’re high-waisted with a slightly longer inseam and a chic contrasting trim.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small in the shorts, tank, and linen shirt.

Floral Shorts
Left: Muscle Tank (code SUGARPLUM10) | Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Linen Shirt | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10)

 

These cotton shorts have a wide, loose leg, with an elastic, paper bag waist, making them light as air and so comfy. They have a Swiss dot textured pattern, and are so cute paired with the matching halter top, or this flutter sleeve ribbed top.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS in both tops and the shorts.

Pull-On Shorts (code SUGARPLUM20 to save 20%)
Left: Halter Top Blouse (code SUGARPLUM20 to save 20%) | Miller Sandals | Beaded Drop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Ribbed Ruffle Knit Top (code SUGARPLUM20 to save 20%)

Tops & Tees //

Avara continues to impress with their fun spring and summer tops, and I added this one to my closet! It’s super lightweight, with a halter neckline and the prettiest green floral print! Of course I paired it with these cropped flare jeans… they’re my go-tos for white jeans!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small top and size 27 in the jeans.

Halter Neck Blouse (code CASSIE15)
Left: Flare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Rattan Wedges // Right: Braided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS)

 

Gauzy cotton is a fave around here, especially when Texas summers arrive! I’m crazy for this floaty and soft top in the prettiest periwinkle blue! The buttons are operational, and the shape is relaxed and forgiving.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS tank, it definitely has a generous size. These white shorts have been go-tos for a few years, but they do run big, I size down to a 25.

Gauzy Button-Up Tank
Left: Flare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Leather Slide Sandals | Beaded Drop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: White Jean Shorts | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10)

 

I love a fun and flirty top for Spring and Summer… so easy to throw on with jeans or cute-offs… and our Soleado Smocked Top is as cute as it is comfy! Made of a lightweight, woven material, the top is fully smocked for a stretchy, easy fit, with a peplum hem for added flirtiness. I love the puff sleeve, and even better it can be worn on or off the shoulder, making it the perfect night-out top, too!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS in the pink and XXS in the green. The biggest different is the fit through the shoulders and a slightly more length.

GLxHSP Soleado Smocked Top (code SUGARPLUM10)
Left: Flare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Leather Slide Sandals | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: White Jean Shorts

 

Colorful floral and ruffled sleeves is pretty much the formula for the perfect statement top, and this cotton top is lightweight with the cutest feminine details.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top.

Ruffle Tie-Neck Blouse (code CASSIE15)
Flare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Leather Slide Sandals | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Bangle Bracelets (code CASSIE15)

Not only are these graphic tops so cute for summer, but both are crazy soft! The sweatshirt is lined with the softest fleece, with a washed finish, and the ‘Stars & Stripes’ is perfect for all the summer holidays.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small in both tops.

LAKE Crewneck | Stars & Stripes Tee (code SUGARPLUM10 for both)
Jean Shorts | Braided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS)

 

Rompers & Sets //

We have a special tropical trip planned for next month (our 25th anniversary!), and this cute romper is coming with me! It’s a crisp and sturdy cotton, with full shorts and plunging v-neck.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size 4 romper, but would prefer a size down.

Open-Back Tie Romper
Leather Slide Sandals | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Target wins again! This textured cotton set is darling worn together, or as separates… and so comfy you’ll want it in every color and stripe! The quality is so good, and even the white isn’t sheer! It’s a keeper for me!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small in the shirt, tank, and shorts.

Pull-On Linen ShortsLinen Button Down
Leather Slide Sandals | Stretch Chain Bracelet
Right: Racerback Tank (code SUGARPLUM10) | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Gold Hoop Earrings

 

This gauzy top and shorts are darling worn together as a set, and so versatile as separates. Both are soft and comfy, with a relaxed fit, and I love the fresh color!

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

Gauzy Top | Pull-On Shorts (code CASSIE15)
Leather Slide Sandals | Straw Tote Bag (code CASSIE15) | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

See what I mean about all this month’s finds?! Dangerously good!! I won’t even tell you how many styles I’m keeping… you know, in case Mr. Sugarplum happens to read! But safe to say you’ll be seeing many of them on repeat this season!

As for your favorites, these were the most popular from last month’s Dressing Room Diaries HERE:

Tie Waist Flounce Dress (Small) (code MDW25 to save 25%)
Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Straw Clutch | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet | Small Hoop Earrings

 

Tiered Maxi Dress (XS, it runs big)
Leather Slide Sandals | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet | Jean Jacket (code CASSIE15)

 

Ruffle Sleeve Blouse (XS) (code CASSIE15)
Flare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Leather Slide Sandals | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Smocked Tie Waist Shorts (Small)
LeftTank (XS) (code SUGARPLUM10) | Leather Slide Sandals | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet // RightPeplum Puff Sleeve Top (Small) | Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half)

Tiered Mini Skirt (XS) (code SUGARPLUM10)
LeftTie-Neck Peasant Blouse (XS) (code SUGARPLUM10) | Leather Slide Sandals | Woven Headband | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet | Small Hoop Earrings // RightTank (XS) (code SUGARPLUM10) | Bucket Bag

 

 

Okay, that’s it for this month’s best new arrivals! I hope you found some new goodies and enjoyed the post as much as I enjoyed creating it! If you missed it, our new GLxHSP Endless Summer Collection launched HERE, and my latest Amazon Haul is HERE (warning: It’s equally dangerous!).

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!

P.S. Notice my new phone case? It’s so cute and I found it HERE, along with this cool strap that turns my phone into an easy, hands-free wristlet! Oh, and my tan is courtesy of this stuff HERE.

 

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