Dressing Room Diaries | ‘Celebrate Summer’ Edition with Mama Sugarplum!

Y’all. I am literally so overwhelmed and humbled by your response to our Celebrate Summer Collection yesterday. Mama Sugarplum came over to help me with the launch, and we just kept looking at each other with wide-eyes… not even believing the kind, excited, thoughtful messages that came pouring in!

Honestly, I can’t even properly articulate how I feel. It’s a mixture of shocked and overwhelmed. It’s beyond humbling, and I can only hope that my words convey all the love and gratitude I feel… thank you!

The Gibsonlook Team and I work tirelessly to create pieces that help you feel like your best self, and it’s so gratifying when we hear your joy and excitement. You inspire us to continue creating new and exciting Collections, and to raise the bar even more each time! (See the full Collection HERE.)

Yesterday was all about the individual pieces, but inquiring minds want to know what Mama Sugarplum thinks!! Which pieces she’ll wear, how she’ll wear them, along with her best sizing for each.

I could hardly wait to share it all with her for the first time, and her response was adorable! She absolutely loves it, and of course it looks darling on her! So here’s my precious Mama SP styling her faves from Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Celebrate Summer Collection!

Sidenote: I’m 5’4″ and 120-ish pounds, and usually wear a 0/XS. Mama Sugarplum is 5’1″ with an hourglass figure, and usually wears a Small/2-petite.




Crisp cotton poplin, fully-lined, pockets and knee-length… she was smitten with the Flamingo Colorblock Dress! It was the surprise hit of the Collection, and sold out before the sun came up! But we’re working on possible restocks, so stay tuned!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS, Mama SP in a small… but size down if in-between.

Flamingo Colorblock Dress in: Navy | Perfect Pink
Sandals | T-Strap Sandals | Tassel Statement Earrings | Hoop Earrings



Hands-down her favorite dress of the Collection, Mama Sugarplum ordered both colors of the Sunbrella Colorblock Wrap Dress! The crisp cotton keeps the great fit-and-flare shape, and I can’t get over the neckline on her! It’s stunning and so chic. Dress it down with flat sandals, or jazz it up with wedges or heels.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, Mama SP in a small, but size down if in-between.

Sunbrella Colorblock Wrap Dress in: Perfect Pink | Navy
Block Heels | Wedge Sandals | Flower Statement Earrings



We both love a good housedress, and agreed the Cabana Strappy Maxi Dress was like wearing a favorite nightie (except worlds cuter!). The straps are a little thin for her comfort zone, so she’ll just add a denim jacket for wearing out.

Fit Tip: We’re both wearing XS-petite… with adjustable straps, it accommodates different bust sizes. 

Cabana Strappy Maxi Dress in: Navy | Matisse
T-Strap Sandals | Wedge Heels | Hoop Earrings | Denim Jacket



Sass alert!! Mama Sugarplum was definitely feeling the Beachcomber Halter Jumpsuit, and I can see why! It’s stunning on her petite frame, and the longer length (she opted for a regular size) really elongated her. The fabric feels amazing, so she’ll wear it around the house with flat sandals, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS-petite, Mama SP in a regular XS (she preferred longer length and looser fit).

Beachcomber Wideleg Halter Jumpsuit in: Noguchi | Navy
T-Strap Sandals | Wedge Heels | Flower Statement Earrings



There was definitely some twirling going on the moment she slipped on the Paradise Maxi Skirt, and we both agreed they’ll be our Summer staples. She loves how it keeps her legs covered, but the lightweight material keeps her cool. It has a comfortable elastic waist, and is easy to dress up or down with tanks or tops.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS-petite and Mama SP a Small-petite in the skirts. It grazes my ankle and the top of her foot.

Paradise Tiered Maxi Skirt in: Coral Stripe | Noguchi
Bonita Ruffle Racerback Tank in ‘White’ | Sunshine Ruffle V-Neck Top in ‘Noguchi’
| Sandals | T-Strap Sandals | Hoop Earrings



Mom doesn’t wear a lot of shorts, so she was surprised by how much she loved the Playa High Waist Short! The high-waist creates a longer line, and the wider leg is flattering on the thighs. They’re soft and comfy cotton poplin, but definitely have a dressier feel. She ended up with both pairs, and loves to pair the patterns for cute sets, too.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XXS, Mama a small (she’s wearing an XS in the pic, but it’s tight across the tummy). Size down if you’re small-waisted.

Playa High Waist Short in: Matisse | Navy
Seashell Scoopneck Bodysuit in ‘Navy’ | Sunshine Ruffle V-Neck Top in ‘Matisse’ | T-Strap Sandals | Sandals | Raffia Earrings




One of each, please! That was her request for the Sunshine Ruffle V-Neck! And I have to agree… the neckline is gorgeous on her, and she loves the added style while still being bra-friendly. She wears them with the skirts and shorts, or basic white jeans. It’s also long enough to wear out and cover much of the bum. See all five colors/prints HERE.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS and Mama SP a small, but size down if in-between.

Sunshine Ruffle V-Neck Top in: Matisse | Clearwater
Paradise Tiered Maxi Skirt in ‘Matisse’ | Paradise Tiered Maxi Skirt in ‘Clearwater Stripe’
T-Strap Sandals | Block Heels | Hoop Earrings



Another reader-fave, the Bonita Ruffle Racerback Tank is selling fast! She loves the ruffle trim, but the racerback dips a little low on the sides for her comfort zone, so she just layers on a jean jacket for extra coverage. How cute is this combo with the belt!?

Fit Tip: We’re both wearing an XS, but I put mine in the dryer.

Bonita Ruffle Racerback Tank in: Navy | Spiced Coral
Playa High Waist Short in ‘Navy’ | Paradise Tiered Maxi Skirt in ‘Coral Stripe’
T-Strap Sandals | Sandals | Denim Jacket | Belt | Hoop Earrings



My go-to piece for maxi skirts, the Seashell Scoopneck Bodysuit is crazy soft, and so comfortable! Mom loves the smooth silhouette under a jacket, and we all appreciate the no-wedgie style!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS and Mama SP a small.

Seashell Scoopneck Bodysuit in: Perfect Pink | Navy
Paradise Tiered Maxi Skirt in ‘ Clearwater Stripe’ | Paradise Tiered Maxi Skirt in ‘Matisse’
Sandals | T-Strap Sandals | Denim Jacket | White Drop Earrings | Hoop Earrings



And finally, the Coconut Henley Tank… the softest piece in the Collection! I only had one, so wrangled it for myself! Pair it with the skirts or short, or throw it on with cut-offs for an easy style.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XXS, size down one

Coconut Henley Tank
Paradise Tiered Maxi Skirt in ‘Noguchi’ | Flamingo Colorblock Dress in ‘Perfect Pink’
T-Strap Sandals | Sandals | White Drop Earrings | Hoop Earrings



She’s so stunning, right?! I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed that I age as beautifully and gracefully as her! It was so fun having her over again… a first since February! She’s still staying close to home, so it may be awhile before we hit the dressing rooms again.

I hope this post has been helpful! You can find more styling combinations for every piece HERE. And shop the full Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Celebrate Summer Collection HERE. And don’t forget, code SUGARPLUM25 saves you 25% site wide, plus free shipping!

Happy weekend, lovebugs… and with all my heart, thank you for the love, support, and enthusiasm!


PS… Because I know you’ll ask…. you can find Mom’s skincare routine HERE, and it’s all 20% off with code SUGARPLUM20.

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