Dressing Room Diaries

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! Sloan and I spent a few peaceful days alone at the lake this week, and it was exactly what I needed after the craziness of May! Plus, I always love one-on-one time with her… especially since she’s headed to camp on Sunday.

Today I’ve got an all new Dressing Room Diaries for you, and it’s chock full of the cutest new arrivals! I’ve been shopping for my sister’s wedding and our upcoming 25th anniversary trip, so this month an overload of bold, colorful, statement styles!

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! So let’s get started….

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Dresses//

I don’t remember the last time I added to cart so fast as I did when I spotted this dress! The colors and print were just calling my name, and fortunately, it’s as cute in person as it was online! It’s a crisp cotton, with smocked top and full midi skirt. The straps are adjustable, and can also be worn tucked in for a strapless style. Consider me fully smitten!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Smocked Geometric Dress (Also HERE)
Braided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS) | Layered Initial Necklace | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

I love color, but can also appreciate a beautiful neutral, especially when it comes in a chic print! This crisp cotton dress has a fun full sleeve, operational buttons, and can be worn either belted or loose, giving it two very different styles.

Fit Tip: It runs large, definitely size down. I’m in a size XXS.

Belted Puff Sleeve Dress (code SUGARPLUM10)
Espadrille Wedges | Braided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS) | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

I love the retro feel of this cotton dress… plus the colors and print are so fun! The straps tie for an adjustable fit, and the belt ties in the back for a cute bow moment. Just FYI, the front buttons are non-operational.

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

Mod Tie-Shoulder Midi Dress
Left: Block Heel Mules (TTS) | Layered Initial Necklace | Medium Hoop EarringsStretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Braided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS) | Headband

 

A gorgeous woven halter dress in fun, bold colors, this one easily dresses up or down, and has an unbelievable price point! Plus, it’s fully lined and has a comfortable elastic waist with removable tie belt.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Floral Halter Maxi Dress
Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Sloan promptly swiped this maxi from me and is planning to wear it to my sister’s wedding brunch next weekend! I love the color and print, but the material makes it feel special! It’s almost a lightweight taffeta that’s easily dressed up or down.

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

Floral Stem Midi Dress (code CASSIE15)
Left: Espadrille Wedges | Straw Clutch | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) // Right: Leather Slide Sandals | Layered Initial Necklace | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

I’m considering this maxi for the brunch… I love the pink and orange combo, and the twisted front is so flattering on the bust line. The straps are adjustable, and the material so light and gauzy. It’s also a great price point for the style!

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

Twist Front Maxi Dress (code SUGARPLUM10)
Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Layered Initial Necklace | Stretch Chain Bracelet | Woven Leather Tote Bag

 

Sloan begged me to order this Free People dress for senior events she has coming up, and I think we’ll both get a lot of wear out of it, ha! I love the fitted bodice for a feminine look, and the full skirt is so fun. It’s easily dressed up or down for showers or vacation.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Smocked Flowy Maxi Dress (Also HERE)
Left: Braided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS) | Headband | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10)

 

How fun is this lilac and coral combo?! It’s as comfy as it is cute, too! Made of a super-soft and stretchy crochet knit, it’s form-fitting without being overly tight or body con.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Knit Sweater Dress
Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Layered Initial Necklace | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Statement Dresses //

Okay, hold on to your hats because I found some really special dresses… starting with this gorgeous color block maxi! It’s made of a woven, gauzy material that moves so beautifully, with a braided halter tie and sassy front cut-outs. The coverage is minimal, so definitely a better fit for small chests.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Braided Tiered Maxi Dress (Also HERE)
Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Medium Hoop Earrings

 

There’s so much to love about this maxi I don’t even know where to start!! I was twirling the moment I slipped it on, which is always a sure-fire sign you’re in love with a style! It’s the same print throughout, but each tier in its own beautiful color combo. It’s also lightweight and soft, with stretchy straps for a comfy fit, and plenty long for the tall girls. You’ll also never believe the price!

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

Tropical Ruffle Maxi Dress (code CASSIE15)
Clear Block Heels (TTS) | Layered Initial Necklace | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Leather Clutch Bag | Headband

 

This classic sheath dress has a stunning lace overlay with a beautifully embroidered floral pattern. The v-neck is flattering and bra-friendly, and it comes with the bold grosgrain tie. These clear heels continue to be my best affordable buy this season!!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size 2 dress. 

Fitted Floral Cocktail Dress (Also HERE)
Clear Block Heels (TTS) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Your tropical vacation called and said to pack this dress! A sturdy cotton, the open back is super-sassy, while not being too revealing. The straps are extra stretchy for a comfy fit.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Strappy Tropical Midi Dress (Also HERE)
Leather Slide Sandals | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10)  | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

The print and colors grabbed me first, and the unique cut-outs sealed the deal! I think I need to keep this one for our anniversary trip, don’t you think?! It’s a sturdy cotton-blend, with a relaxed fit and fun, twirly skirt.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress, but it runs large, so I’d size down.

Cut-Out Pineapple Dress
Left: Block Heel Mules (TTS) | Rattan Handbag | Toggle Heart Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) // Right: Braided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS) | Headband | Small Hoop Earrings

 

This dress has a lot going on, but is stunning for the right occasion! It’s made of a cotton-linen blend that has a good weight to it, with a beautiful appliqué front and large cut-outs along the side and back. The top buttons in the back, rather than smocking, so it’s a firm fit (and doesn’t allow much room for larger boobs). The tiers are so beautiful and the length great for taller girls.

Fit Tip: I had to size up to a Small in order for the top to button, making the waist too big and low. So I’d say it’s true to size, but for the very small-chested.

Palm Leaf Statement Dress (Also HERE)

 

Body-con dresses aren’t usually my first choice, just because I prefer looser fits… but my sister (and husband!) unanimously voted for me to wear this smocked dress for the rehearsal dinner! It’s smocked all the way down, so the fit is actually extremely comfortable, and the ruffled tiers add layers that make it feel less exposed. The flared hem gives it an incredibly flattering hourglass shape, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size 0 dress, it’s super stretchy!

Fitted Tiered Ruffle Midi Dress
Clear Block Heels (TTS) | Top Handle Bag | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

Another dress just waiting for your tropical vacation… I’m crazy for this print and these colors! It’s a heavy linen blend, so has a sturdy, dressy feel about it, with a gorgeous low back and large tie.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Palm Tree Maxi Dress
Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Small Hoop Earrings

 

This eyelet midi was another contender for the rehearsal dinner! I love the deep blue color, fun straps, and low back. The top has a flattering sweetheart neckline with bustier-style cups, and it’s lined to the mid-thigh.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress, but it’s a little big on top and the straps a little long.

Eyelet Midi Dress (Also HERE)
Left: Knotted Platform Heels | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) // Right: Leather Slide Sandals | Top Handle Bag | Headband

 

Rompers & Sets //

This flirty, floral romper is as sweet as it is sassy. A ruffled one-shoulder, with elastic waist and optional tie, the shorts are loose and floaty.

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

Ruffle Romper (code CASSIE15)
Left: Espadrille Wedges | Headband | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Leather Slide Sandals

 

How about this find for a statement romper!? It’s a sturdy cotton, with puff sleeve and deep v (we’re talking grab your fashion tape deep!). The belted waist is so flattering, and it easily dresses up for a night out.

Fit Tip: I sized up to a Small for more room through the shorts, but would definitely require fashion tape to keep the top flat!

Tropical Belted Romper (Also HERE)
Left: Block Heel Mules (TTS) | Toggle Heart Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) // Right: Leather Slide Sandals

 

Halter necklines are always a favorite of mine… they are so incredibly flattering! This one is silky soft, fully lined, and with a comfy elastic waist and full legs.

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

Tie-Waist Halter Romper (code CASSIE15)
Rattan Wedges | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

This two-piece set is uber-chic, with a gorgeous print and beautiful satin material. The cropped top zips up the back and the wrap skirt ties at the side. I love them together, but they make incredible separates, as well.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size 0 in both, but would prefer a 2.

Satin Tank Top | Midi Satin Skirt
Left: Clear Block Heels (TTS) | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Leather Slide Sandals | Top Handle Bag

 

Tops & Tees //

I open packages all day, every day, so only the special pieces get an audible ‘CUUUUUTE!!!‘… and this top definitely made the cut! I love the shades of pink, flirty tiers, and the textured material for pairing with jeans and shorts.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top, but I’d recommend going up if you’re in-between.

Ruffle Sleeve Blouse (code SUGARPLUM10)
Left: Flare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Leather Slide Sandals | Layered Initial Necklace | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Jean Shorts (size 26) | Headband

 

I’m always a sucker for embroidery, especially in statement tops for summer! This cotton top has puff sleeves and a forgiving a-line shape, plus fun tassel ties! So fun for summer!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top.

Puff Sleeve Tassel Blouse (code SUGARPLUM10)
Left: Flare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Leather Slide Sandals | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: White Jean Shorts (size 25, size down)

 

This top has an unexpected fit, but is so unique I decided to include it for you. Made of a pique cotton, it buttons up the front with a peplum hem and cap sleeves. It’s super low though, so only nipple covers will work.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS tee, but would prefer a Small for a floatier fit.

Peplum Crop Tee
Jean Shorts (size 26) | Leather Slide Sandals | Headband | Layered Initial Necklace | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet

 

This lightweight cotton top is perfect for steamy days, and adds so much fun color and print! I love the puff sleeves and a-line fit through the body.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top.

Watercolor Blouse (code SUGARPLUM10)
Left: Flare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Leather Slide Sandals | Headband | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Jean Shorts | Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half)

 

This ribbed tank easily works for day or night, and is darling with everything from skirts and trousers to jeans and shorts. The body is a stretchy knit with textured ribbing, with flirty ruffles at the shoulder and neckline that are made of a crisp cotton poplin. The buttons are operational, as well.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top.

Knit Ruffle Top (code SUGARPLUM10)
Leather Slide Sandals | Flare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Layered Initial Necklace | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: Espadrille Wedges

 

Another floaty top to make summer dressing easy… throw this relaxed fit cotton top on with jeans or shorts for a cute and colorful combo.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top.

Puff Sleeve Tassel Top (code SUGARPLUM10)
Left: Flare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Braided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS) | Headband | Medium Hoop Earrings | Stretch Chain Bracelet // Right: White Jean Shorts (size 25, size down) | Leather Slide Sandals

 

Also…. this best-selling top in the world’s cutest print is finally back in stock!! I sized up to a small for more room around the arm.

Tropical Print Blouse (code CASSIE15)
LeftStraight Leg Button Fly Jeans (Size 26) | Headband // RightStep Hem Jeans (Also HERE) (Size 26) | Leather Slide SandalsMedium Hoop EarringsBead Stacked Bracelet

 

See what I mean about all this month’s finds?! Dangerously good!! So many favorites I can’t even begin to choose! As for your favorites, these were the most popular from last month’s Dressing Room Diaries HERE:

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

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

 

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)
LeftFlare Cropped White Jeans (size 27) | Leather Slide Sandals | Chain Coin Necklace (code SUGARPLUM10) | Stretch Chain Bracelet // RightWhite Jean Shorts

Square Neck Midi Dress (XS)
LeftBraided Sandals in ‘Apricot’ (TTS) | Straw Tote Bag (code CASSIE15) | Stretch Chain Bracelet // RightClear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10)

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

 

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.

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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5 Comments

  1. Becky wrote:

    Holy smokes!!! So much summer perfection!!! You share all of the very best things!

    Posted 6.9.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you so much, Becky! It’s kind of tropical, bright color overload… but I mean, I’m not complaining, ha! xo, C

      Posted 6.9.23 Reply
  2. Lisa wrote:

    So many cute styles as always! I don’t even know where to begin!

    Posted 6.9.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I totally agree, Lisa!!!!

      Posted 6.9.23 Reply
  3. Sandy wrote:

    Oh, my. I even see some real possibilities for your sister’s wedding-Floral Halter Maxi dress, Fitted floral cocktail dress ( I want!), Satin Tank w/Midi Satin skirt. You could do several changes, ha,ha.
    You done good, lady! : ) -xo.

    Posted 6.9.23 Reply