Sugarplum Style {Vol. 4}

Happy hump day, lovebugs! We had an ‘accidental’ bathtub overflow at home, so we’re dealing with 10 industrial fans and 2 child-sized dehumidifiers…along with a lot of noise and stink. But I’d rather talk about fashion than water damage, wouldn’t you?! I usually dress up for my day job, and share many of those
in my {Outfit Inspiration} posts, but I love casual, colorful, everyday
style just as much…as showcased in this Vol. 4 of Sugarplum Style.

Wishbone Necklace (similar) | Triangle Necklace | Watch | Chain Bracelet

Swing Tank | Lace Shorts (similar) | Flip Flops | Necklace

Cobalt Dress (similar) | Pink Bangle | Yellow Sandals (similar)
Striped Top | Shorts | Flip Flops | Tassel Necklace (similar)
Striped Top | White Skirt (similar) | Wishbone Necklace | Yellow Sandals (similar)
Ring | Cognac Bag (similar) | Arrow Cuff

This isn’t a traditional Sugarplum Style pic, but it was so popular on InstaGram and Facebook, I thought I’d share more details. I was at the mall scouting outfits for a friend (I love dressing other people!!), and stumbled on these two amazing skirts. The floral is an obvious choice for me, but I’ve never considered a midi skirt, simply because I thought the longer length wouldn’t be flattering. But I quickly changed my mind, and am on the midi skirt train now! It’s got a nice conservative length for work, but is chic and sophisticated for social events, as well. (Side note: my skirt is actually red and the top is light pink.)

What are your thoughts on midi skirts? You can follow my everyday style posts on InstaGram under #SugarplumStyle.

{Sugarplum Style}





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  1. Darling as always! Our tub almost over flowed, the youngest turned the water on while I was cooking and I walked back in the bathroom to see it 1 inch from the top- hope the clean up happens quickly for you!

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
    • Yikes! That was close…glad you caught it in time!

      Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  2. Jillian wrote:

    ahhh these posts always make me want to shop shop shop! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
    • ha!! Just shop shop shop your closet…there's so much there just waiting for you to mix up in to new outfits!

      Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  3. You're the cutest! I love a midi – makes me feel like I'm on set with Don Draper. πŸ˜‰

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
    • Right! As soon as I put it on, I felt like I needed a cigarette! πŸ˜‰ #justsayno

      Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  4. sallyr168 wrote:

    I love both skirts that you tried on and I love midi skirts, BUT they are not the same thing! MIdi skirts are traditionally more challenging to style because they are much longer than those pictured, typically falling to at least as low as the widest part of the calf and definitely way below knee-length.

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
    • Technically, a midi skirt is anywhere from just below the knee to just above the ankle…not a mini or a maxi. πŸ™‚ True, that's a pretty big range…but the website also refers to this skirt as a midi, so I wanted to keep consistent to that. πŸ™‚ xo

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  5. Holy Moly I LOVE SUGARPLUM style!! I love these posts. I adore how colorful your outfits are…so cute and so my style too. I always get the best inspiration from you!

    xo, Taylor

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
    • I'm so thrilled you're inspired to mix it up in your own closet!! I love finding 'new' ways to wear my old clothes!

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  6. Andrea wrote:

    Curious about your thoughts/opinions of Old Navy. inotice a BUNCH of items this time. While I think they have some cute/on trend thing, I find they are a "wear once or twice" deal, and they lose their color, shape, fabric looks very worn… and then I am bummed, and they sit in my closed because they don't look so hot. What are your feelings on what you will spend/more/less on, etc.

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
    • Hi Andrea — you bring up a good point, but I am a big fan of Old Navy…specifically their price points. I don't find that they wear out any faster than higher priced clothes from J.Crew or Gap, but I'm not as mad when it happens because I didn't pay J.Crew prices for them. Tees and shorts that I'm going to wear repeatedly for a season, I'm okay replacing after a few years. I only invest in non-trendy items that will get years-long wear…like boots, coats, jeans. But even when I shop higher-end stores like Nordstrom, you've likely noticed I lean towards the lower priced items. It's what my budget allows, and they usually aren't pieces I have the desire to keep for 10+ years. But honestly, I have just as many 5+ year old pieces from Old Navy in my closet as I do any other store. πŸ™‚ xo

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  7. I just love your style!!!! And I am so happy you mentioned that your skirt is red, it looks hot pink in the pics and ever since last week when you posted it on instagram I have been stalking that skirt like it's my J-O-B! I kept wondering why the link took me to a red skirt, lol! Your fashion posts always inspire me, thanks so much!

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  8. Nancy wrote:

    Can you share what your day job is?

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  9. You are THE QUEEN of summer patterns and clothes! And you look great in everything!!!!

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  10. I love everything and especially the fact that you are as into stripes as I am! πŸ™‚

    The Grass Skirt
    The Mini Skirt

    Posted 9.17.14 Reply
  11. I love all of your shorts! They are so fun and colorful!

    Posted 9.18.14 Reply
  12. Amy wrote:

    Love the pink gingham shirt!

    Posted 9.20.14 Reply

Sugarplum Style {Vol. 3}

Aaaah, Thursday…how much do I love you!! We’ve almost made it through the week, and fun times are just around the corner! I usually dress up for my day job, and share many of those
in my {Outfit Inspiration} posts, but I love casual, colorful, everyday
style just as much…as showcased in this Vol. 3 of Sugarplum Style.
Sweater Top (similar) | Floral Skirt (similar) | Sandals
Striped Tee | Patterned Shorts (similar) | Belt (similar)
Flip Flops | Tassel Necklace (similar) | Watch | Cross Cuff
Striped Tee | Floral Skirt (similar) | Sandals
Wishbone Necklace (similar) | Watch | Tassel Bracelet
Pink Puff-Sleeve Top | Brocade Skirt (similar) | Sandals
Striped Top | Watercolor Skirt (similar) | Leopard Sandals
Jean Jacket | Dress worn as Skirt (similar) | Sandals
Are you starting to notice I wear a lot of the same items, just mix them
up a little each time? And are you convinced that a black and white striped bag or jean jacket makes every outfit cuter?! Especially when paired with a fun tassel charm. Enjoy your Thursday, lovebugs!

{Sugarplum Style}
Vol. 2 

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28 Comments

  1. Beautiful outfits! I love the way you mix & match and re-invent your outfits. I need to be better at that, I'm sure it makes you feel like you've just shopped and bought a "new" outfit.

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
    • Yes — It helps to stretch my wardrobe so I don't over-shop, or get bored with my clothes. It's like a challenge to see how many combos I can create. xo

      Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  2. Such an inspiring fashion post! I love the thought and creativity you put into each and every outfit!

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
    • Thank you so much, Leanne…I love putting outfits together, and I'm thrilled you guys appreciate them too!

      Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  3. Jillian wrote:

    ok you are convincing me to buy a jean jacket! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
    • Yes ma'am!! Check the girl's dept too…their XL gives a nice super-fitted look.

      Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  4. Adorable outfits! You are an expert at pattern/print mixing. Great color choice too!

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
    • My mom might disagree with you…sometimes she looks at me and says, 'Are you going to wear those together?!" πŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  5. I always love your outfits! And yes! A denim jacket totally takes an outfit up a notch! πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
    • Thank you so much! My jean jacket is definitely in constant rotation!

      Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  6. Yesterday I received the fit and flair striped dress from the Gap that you highlighted recently…Oh..My….so darn cute! I am only 5'7" but have really long legs so I often have trouble with dresses being too short…but Gap has this one in Tall!! I was super excited.

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
    • I just got it in too!! Not in a tall, mind you. πŸ˜‰ I'm thrilled and can't wait to style it up. Stay tuned!

      Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  7. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Ha, your casual looks like my "work" attire! LOL Super cute as always.

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
    • Thanks Lauren…hopefully one day I'll be able to ditch the 'work' attire!

      Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  8. Carrie wrote:

    I really love the brightly colored stripe shirt with the watercolor skirt! Such cute outfits!

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
    • Thanks Carrie — stripes and floral is one of my all-time fave combos!

      Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  9. I love all of your looks! I have been using the heck out of the bag charm. So many people ask me about it..what it represents, if I've been to Mexico recently, etc.. Cracks me up a bit. Lots of twenty somethings admire it and the ladies my age (mid forties and fabulous!) don't really get it! LOL – I LOVE IT!

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
    • Ha — why yes, I just got back from Morocco! πŸ˜‰ My mom has one on her bag, and she said people stop her all the time to ask about it too…mostly younger gals! πŸ˜‰ xo

      Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  10. Katy wrote:

    I SO want that bag charm, but it's sold out:( Off to search the internet for something similar!!

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
    • Hey Katy — it sells out frequently, but they continue to re-stock it…so just add yourself to the wait list! You'll be hard-pressed to find something similar to it for the price!! xo

      Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  11. Boy do I love the Sugarplum style! I love how colorful all of your outfits are!! Prints, different textures, and colors oh my!

    xo, Taylor

    Posted 8.7.14 Reply
  12. Um, drooling over that stripes + patterned shorts combo.

    Posted 8.8.14 Reply
  13. KismeTKate wrote:

    Hello!! Love your blog and especially style posts, but the last few have come through with the photos being broken/un-viewable. I know there's a chance this is a problem on my end, but I'm not so good with Technology! Help, please! I want to see the fun outfits! πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.8.14 Reply
    • Thanks so much — all the photos load for me, and on multiple platforms, so I'm not sure what's going on! πŸ™ I'm sorry I'm not more help! xo

      Posted 8.8.14 Reply
  14. I need a new jean jacket STAT. After I saw you looking all chic in your posts wearing one I ran into my closet and tried mine on. Not so chic. Could be that it's 15 years old. Could be that I'm not chic πŸ˜€

    Posted 8.8.14 Reply
  15. The more I see it the more I'm convinced I need a black and white striped bag! Yours is so cute! I also LOVE those patterned shorts!

    Posted 8.9.14 Reply
  16. OMG- I love this Cass! All those great sandals! That Sugarplum Style tag is so cute too!

    Posted 8.10.14 Reply
  17. Mama2two wrote:

    Love love love!
    I think I found you on Pinterest a while back, liked you on FB, am FREAKING out for the elephant bag tassel!!! I'm sooo sad they're out of stock! But I see above you say they restock. So I signed up for the random website =). Never woulda done.
    I LOVE the colors and have a thing for Ganesh (he's a rock star God, check him out. A remover of obstacles!!! =). I've been in a total fashion RUT and feel super inspired by this post with all the yummy colors!!! My fav. is the white skirt, gingam top, neon yellow shoes! Thx for the post!!

    Posted 8.11.14 Reply