Sugarplum Style, Vol. 74

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend ahead!! Little Miss has a two-day tournament, so a lot of cheering, sitting, and waiting is on our agenda. She recently took her love of volleyball to the next level, and joined a Club team.

We’re learning pretty quickly the intensity that comes with it! Anyone else in the same boat? I’d appreciate any insight you have on this level of sports. She’s not hoping to go to the Olympics, she just loves to play volleyball!

Today it’s time for another round of Sugarplum Style, snapshots of my everyday outfits I share on Instagram and Facebook, created by mixing and matching items in my closet. I hope they inspire you to stretch your wardrobe further by mixing up what you already have, and thoughtfully add new things.

This round is a mixed bag of casual and night out, but you’ll see a lot of these black jeans. They are by far the best-fitting pair of jeans I have right now…black or regular denim! They are the perfect mid-rise and ankle length, and hold their shape so well (no sagging bum or knees!).

They’ve become my go-to night out jeans, and I loved them paired with the Sheaffer lace top from the Gibson x Glam Collection. I added the Moto jacket to break up the black a bit.

Fit Tip: The jeans and top are true…I’m wearing size 2 and XS respectively. Size up one in the jacket though.

Faux Leather Moto Jacket | Sheaffer Lace Top | Perfect Black Jeans | Black Boots | Belt | Clutch | Sunglasses | Earrings

I hope you grabbed this sweater when I shared it Black Friday, because it flew off the shelves! I paired the ivory with white jeans for a tone-on-tone look, but of course had to add the earring color pop.

Sweater | Belt | Jeans | Earrings

I’m so excited it’s finally Patagonia weather! I literally live in these pullovers this time of year…with jeans, joggers, workout pants, I wear them several times a week.

Fit Tip: I always size up one for a more relaxed fit.

Pullover | Jeans | Boots

I think this is year four for this peacoat, and it’s still going strong! I add a new color every year (I have it in camel, black and blush)…but for less than $40, can you blame me?!

Fit Tip: Size up, it runs small. I’m wearing a small

Peacoat | Sweater | Jeans | Boots | Deer Print Bag | Earrings

Oops, wearing this sweater again. It really is a fave of mine, so hopefully it restocks. Can you believe I stuck with all neutrals? I love the ivory, black and cognac combo! (The belt remains a HSP reader-fave!!)

Sweater | Perfect Black Jeans | Belt | Hat | Earrings | Ring | Sunglasses

This pink plaid has been on repeat this season…I just adore the feminine colors and fit. Plus, it’s super soft, as is the sweater. And don’t get me started with plaid and leopard! #allthehearteyes

Yarnsoft Sweater | Plaid Shirt | Jeans | Monogrammed Bag | Leopard Flats

Over on Instagram Stories yesterday, the Gibson x Glam Squad had a fun little style challenge…we all styled the gorgeous velvet Tara top. It was fun to see all the different ways we’d wear it. Talk about a versatile holiday top!

Fit Tip: Size down in the top, especially if you’re small-chested.

Velvet Tie Top | Pencil Skirt | Black Pumps | White Jeans | Nude Pumps | Satin Joggers | Leopard Pumps | Earrings

Our weather is still all over the place, 30-degrees one day, and 70 the next. But I can bet I grab this coat on the cold days. One of my faves, it’s so cute and warm, and makes every outfit cuter.

Fit Tip: I normally size up in coats for room to layer, but it’s not necessary with this one. I’m wearing a o.

Fur-Lined Hooded Coat | Plaid Shirt | Sweater | Earrings

These holiday pajamas were faves from my latest Amazon Fashion Finds…for me and you! And with good reason…not only are they cute, but they’re made of the same pima cotton as newborn clothes. Literally nothing softer.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular small. Tall lengths available, too.

Holiday Pajamas (see the full Amazon Fashion Find post here)

I often share daily outfits in my Instagram Story that never make it to my Instagram or Facebook feed, or even the blog! This day I shared how I wore my soft, fleece top for errands around town, and then later working at home. It’s really that comfy! Which is why I have it in multiple colors.

Fit Tip: It’s a generous fit, I’m wearing XS 

Fleece V-Neck Top | Lace Bralette | Earrings | Perfect Black Jeans | Belt | Bootie | Fleece Joggers | Slippers

If I were an outfit, I’d be this pink and leopard combo! #amIright? The vest is so soft and just the best shade of pink (and on sale!)! I think I’ll pair it with plaid next.

Fit Tip: The vest is true to size, I’m in an XS. But I’d go up one in the sweater if in-between.

Leopard Sweater | Pink Faux Fur Vest | Belt | Black Jeans | Earrings | Sunglasses

A top so nice, I wore it twice!! I love this sweet and sassy lace top! So cute with a skirt or trousers, but I paired it with my trusty black jeans for an easy dinner out style.

Fit Tip: It’s true to size

Sheaffer Lace Top | Black Jeans | Knee Boots | Earrings

I reach for a lot of cozy, relaxed fits this time of year, and this sweater fits the bill…but still looks cute. I love the little funnel neck and subtle texture pattern. It’s a soft, lightweight, with an oversized fit. It comes in a slew of colors and under $50, too!

Fit Tip: It’s oversized, but I still wear an XS

Funnel Neck Sweater | White Jeans | Boots | Earrings

Here it is on…if you can look past those sweet pup faces!

Funnel Neck Sweater | White Jeans | Earrings

And finally, our sweet not-so-little boy celebrated Homecoming this month, and I had a lot of requests from the boy moms to share the source for his suit! I love this young man so much! (And that’s the under $40 peacoat I’m wearing…this time in camel.)

Peacoat | Men’s Slim Shirt | Men’s Slim Jacket | Men’s Slim Pants

That’s it for today, I hope you found some new outfit inspiration, and fresh ideas for mixing things up in your closet! I’d love to hear what new combinations of patterns or colors you’re wearing.

You can catch up with past installments of Sugarplum Style here, or follow my everyday outfits on Instagram. You can also shop my outfits anytime by clicking the Shop My Insta button under my blog header, or in the Shop menu of the navigation bar. Happy weekend, lovebugs!


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  1. Laina Ramsey wrote:

    Hi! My daughter played club volleyball for six years. Wouldn’t trade it for the world. There were trials, tribulations, mean girls, jealous moms and crazy parents, but we survived by not just sitting around between matches and stirring the pot with everyone. I would generally get in a walk or get a drink or coffee somewhere. She was safe hanging with the team and we were able to decompress and get fresh air! I also always dressed cute for every tournament day instead of frumpy (your blog helped) and having a cute outfit that I felt comfortable in set a good tone for the day. I would love to answer any questions you have about It! We had a good time and enjoyed the travel!

    Posted 11.30.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I love that advice, Laina!! I followed it yesterday! We woke up before dawn and I was so tempted to throw on sweats and a ball cap, but I made a little effort and was so glad I did!!

      Posted 12.2.18 Reply
  2. Sevahn wrote:

    The Sheaffer lace top in red is on my wish list–so very elegant. Gibson & Glam Squad tops sure do make dressing up for the holidays extra enjoyable. Happy weekend:)

    Posted 11.30.18 Reply
  3. Betsy wrote:

    Hey Cassie,
    Our son played volleyball thru college and it’s a fantastic sport that she can play for the rest of her life!!My husband and son used to play “pepper” in the yard for hand eye coordination.It’s bumping and spiking the ball back and forth to each other in a controlled manner.They really enjoyed the time practicing and honing my son’s skill, he was an outside hitter.Its a great team sport and so fun to watch! Wishing your daughter the best! You need to make a button with her name on it to wear to all her matches!Love your blog and keep the cuteness coming and Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

    Posted 11.30.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      What a fun idea, thank you!! And Yes, she’s always outside bumping with dad!

      Posted 12.2.18 Reply
  4. Vanessa wrote:

    Thanks for the links. I’m especially loving those black jeans. Can you share some info on picks for your hubs? I’m looking to get my almost 40 year old husband some wardrobe updates for Christmas, especially a blazer.

    Posted 11.30.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      My husband LOVES the J.Crew slim blazers and suit jackets. And he’s VERY picky!

      Posted 12.2.18 Reply
  5. Gail wrote:

    Love your hair! What hair salon in Dallas do you go to? I’m not too far from Dallas!

    Posted 11.30.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you! I see Ashley at Salon 5014…she’s amazing!

      Posted 12.2.18 Reply
  6. Janet Pearcy wrote:

    Hold on to your hat girl! Club volleyball is a full time job:) All 3 of my girls play club ball. It is exhausting but my girls love it. Bet your daughter will too. Good luck to her. Absolutely love your blog!

    Posted 11.30.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you so much!!!

      Posted 12.2.18 Reply
  7. Jenny wrote:

    Hi Cassie!! I’ve been following your blog the past few years and am a HUGE fan of all things Sugarplum! :)) I’m also a huge volleyball fan. I played since the 6th grade, played Club ball and ending up getting a scholarship to play for a small school. I also coached middle school vball for about 10 years as well as Club! Whew! My advice is to just let her enjoy it and see what she can do. Club is the best option if she ever wants to learn more fundamentals and could potentially lead to playing at the college level. I know that’s a long way off!! That’s so incredible that she’s the libero. Often, they are scrappy, very good passers and are willing to lay out or do anything to get the ball. The libero’s from Penn State and USC are amazing to watch and learn from! Best of luck!!

    Posted 12.1.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Jenny!! I read her your comment and she started grinning so big!!

      Posted 12.2.18 Reply