Friday Fashion

Hey there, friends, and happy Friday! Thank you so much for all your feedback and enthusiasm over our Kitchen renovation this week…your excitement and confidence is fueling me to keep pushing forward to create a space perfect for us. Julia nailed it when she commented, “I’d rather be someone’s shot of whiskey, than everyone’s cup of tea!” And that girl has mad style and taste, so I think I’ll adopt her motto!

Between work and home life, this week has been full of paint swatches, tile orders, home inspections, lost title policies, and an endless list of house loose-ends. I’m ready to take a break from all that, and have a little fun with fashion.

I haven’t given my outfit selection much attention this month (and never mind that my hair’s been in a ponytail for three straight weeks), so I thought I’d create a few using items in my closet, in hopes of kick-starting my desire.

I can’t get enough fair isle, so I jumped at this sweater dress when it was marked down 50%. It’s super cute, but a tad long on me (I’m just under 5’4″). I always get asked about my crossbody bag when we travel…I’ve had mine for ages, but this one is perfection, and the price can’t be beat.

For the love of Fair Isle

I’ve been wearing my puffer vests non-stop with jeans (as evidenced in my Sugarplum Style posts), but love the idea of pairing it with a casual dress and boots, too.

Stripes + Puffer

One of my favorite things about Winter style, is how a structured coat can transform even the most basic and casual outfit. My favorite is a swing shape with a good collar…it’s both flattering and fun. These are such classic pieces that can elevate any outfit…and all of them are on super sale! Well, except the leopard heels, but I couldn’t deny them.

sexy jeans

It may be intervention time…my kitten cardi-wrap count now stands at three. I started with the striped one (see the outfit here), and loved it with all my heart, so decided to add a solid. But the problem is, choosing a color is like trying to pick a favorite kid…it’s virtually impossible most days. If you’re new around here, the cardi-wrap gets it’s nickname because it feels like being snuggled by kittens. Declawed kittens. Serious.

Cozy Cardi Wrap

Do you have a kitten-cardi yet?! You know you’re going to cave and get one eventually…2500 people can’t be wrong…so you might as well do yourself a favor, and cave while it’s still cold out. If you wait to give in to it’s snuggly power in March, you’ll only be kicking yourself for lost time you could have been wearing it. Just sayin.’

Okay, my fashion break is over…back to the construction zone. Follow me on InstaGram and Facebook if you want to see reno updates. And wish us luck…there may or may not be a closing in our future this afternoon. But I’m not allowed to speak of it yet, for fear of The Jinx. Happy weekend, lovebugs!

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Friday Fashion

Whoop-whoop, it’s Friday! I know I’m ready for a time-out this weekend…how about you? I had other plans for today’s post, but when I caught word that Nordstrom was having their Half-Yearly Sale for Women and Children, I had to abort mission and check it out. This really is the mother of all good sales…the only thing that tops it is their Anniversary Sale later this Summer.

I scoured everything, and picked out my favorites…actual things that I’d buy and wear. And because I can’t help myself, I made some fashion moodboards….every last item in this post is on sale!! If that doesn’t make it a good Friday, then I don’t know what does! The downside is, everything sells out fast! I had items in my shopping cart last night, that are already sold out this morning. So don’t dilly-dally.

Chevron Tie Dress
Stripes & Hot Pink
weekend cool

And here are a few other items worth checking out because of their extreme discount…

And since the sale is Women and Kids….let’s not forget them. I shop everywhere for my kids, but I’ve found over the years, that Nordstrom sale prices are as good as Target and Gap…but the quality is better, and the clothes don’t wear out before they outgrow them. Now’s the time when I’ll shop for next year’s sizes, too…especially shoes!

playful girl

Summer Boy

See anything you like? Don’t forget they have free shipping and returns (why don’t all the retailers do that?!?!). And if you haven’t yet, make sure you’ve entered to win the Swag Bag from my Style Blogger Conference. Unless you can’t be bothered with $1200 worth of awesome. Happy long weekend, lovebugs!

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This post sponsored by Nordstrom, but all selections, opinions, and dent in my credit card, are mine! Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!

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Friday Fashion

FRIDAY!!! Hoodie-Hoo! Let’s talk fashion and Mother’s Day gifts today, shall we?

1) I found this beyond cute dress online a few weeks ago, and had to try it for myself. I’m a sucker for a flirty, fit & flare dress (fitted on top, flared below the waist), and the $50 price tag can’t be beat. I’ve got some blog conferences and parties coming up, and hoped this would be a good option. Since the shipping and returns are free, I ordered both white and black. But now I can’t choose which to keep!

Hi Sugarplum | Nordstrom Dresses

Here’s an idea of how I’d style it….

White + Color

2) And now the same dress in black….

Hi Sugarplum | Nordstrom Dresses
The pose on the right is awkward…have you ever tried to take a selfie of your back in the mirror?! There are so many ways to style a little black dress, but of course I love to throw in some color. What say you…white, black, neither? Or both?! Ha!
little black dress

3) I created a moodboard around this floral number a few weeks ago (another $50 gem), so I added it to my shipment (free shipping and returns…holla!). I can’t decide if I’m horrified or if I love it. It’s a tad on the too-short side, but I’m crazy for the print. Never mind the shoes I’m wearing in the pics, and let’s pretend I brushed my hair. Yay or hay-ell no?

Hi Sugarplum | Nordstrom Dresses

And here it is all styled up….

Floral Fun
4) Clearly I love a good dress, but sometimes an extra layer is needed…for warmth and style. I scooped up this adorable cotton twill bomber jacket for only $23! Available in black, white and faded green. Cardigans are great for layering over dresses and skirts, but I like the bit of edge this jacket adds to an otherwise prissy outfit.
Hi Sugarplum | Nordstrom Dresses

5) Further proof this year is flying by….Mother’s Day is weeks away! I’ll pause while you panic and check your calendar. Yep, just around the corner. I usually get so busy scheming up what I want, that I almost forget my own sweet mom! She’s so easy and fun to shop for, but at the same time, I love to find her special and unique items that you can’t find just anywhere.
Uncommon Goods has become my go-to for creative and unique gifts…I can always find the best gift ideas for moms, dads and kids. They
carry thousands of cool gifts, from fun jewelry and accessories to
creative home decor and kitchen items. I love that they find and feature artists
and handmade items, and a portion of every order goes to your charity
of choice. My mom hates when I spend money on her, but I know she’ll love knowing her gift also did some good in the world. Here’s a few fun ideas for the special moms in your life
Hi Sugarplum | Uncommon Goods Mother's Day Gifts

Neat stuff, right? Have you started thinking about Mother’s Day? Help this mutha mother out and give me your feedback on the dresses! White, black, floral….what say you? Happy weekend, and Easter, lovebugs!

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Friday Fashion

Hoodie-hooooo, it’s Friday, friends! Granted I had a great week, but it was a whirlwind, and I’m ready to be still for a few days. It was amazing to experience New York City in the Fall, and their crisp temperatures allowed me to finally pull out my favorite cozy clothes. Several people asked about the different outfits in my InstaGram posts, so I thought I’d share the Fall outfits I packed for exploring the city.

We walked everywhere, so being comfortable was almost as important as looking cute. *I kid* This was my travel outfit…minimal jewelry so I could easily pass through security, boots that slip off quickly, and a large tote that doubles as my purse and carry-on. I added bold earrings and more bracelets for dinner that night.

Camo & Dots Fall Outfit

Day 2 was walking, walking, and more walking….with cooler temps and the threat of rain. So I layered up, and wore tall boots to keep my jeans from getting wet. We lucked out and it stayed dry, but I did add a wool coat to the mix. I love layering pattern and bright color under sweaters for more interest around the face, and more often than not, my collar is popped. I guess it’s my inner-Molly Ringwald, but I just love the look.

Colorful Fall

Our last day was spent traveling home, so I went with a soft and comfy striped shirt and light jacket. I’m pretty crazy about these camo jeans, and the booties are super affordable, while still being really comfortable.

Since we were only gone three days, I didn’t need to follow my own packing tips about mixing and matching too much, but I kept it light for simpler travel. Unlike some people. *wink*
Can you guess which bag was mine?

Are you pulling out the boots and jeans yet? Happy weekend, lovebugs!

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