Work to Weekend | The Power Suit Deconstructed

Thank you so much for all the birthday love this week! I honestly don’t know how I lucked in to this, but am beyond grateful for this community and your friendship! I hope you feel as loved and supported here as I do.

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Today I’ve got some fun work wear for you… a stylish suit for all my boss babes. But of course I had to style it two ways, so I’m deconstructing the power suit for both Work and Weekend. And thanks to Marks & Spencer’s Pre-Black Friday Sale, it’s all 20% off!

Double Breasted Blazer | High-Waist Crop Trouser | Cashmilion Crewneck Sweater | Similar Nude Heels | Crystal Drop Earrings

This classic wool suit is a gorgeous mix of camel and plum, with a slimming high-waist and cropped leg. Both pieces are fully-lined and impeccably made. Wear them together, or as separates, paired with heels and subtle accessories for a perfect office-ready look.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing US4 in the jacket, but needed my usual US2, so it’s true to size. I sized up in the pants, and am wearing a US4-short.

Double Breasted Blazer | High-Waist Crop Trouser | Cashmilion Crewneck Sweater | Similar Nude Heels

I shared this crewneck sweater in my Jumper Jackpot post, and it’s been getting a lot of wear lately. This wardrobe essential is lightweight, and made of a soft cashmilion yarn that’s as soft as cashmere! It comes in 12 colors and is under $30.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a US4

Crystal Drop Earrings | Chain Necklace | Bracelet

High-Waist Crop Trouser | Cashmilion Crewneck Sweater | Chain Necklace | Bracelet

Double Breasted Blazer | High-Waist Crop Trouser | Cashmilion Crewneck Sweater

Double Breasted Blazer | High-Waist Crop Trouser | Cashmilion Crewneck Sweater | Similar Nude Heels


And who says plaid trousers are just for the office? I added a fun sweater and sneakers, and they’re perfect for weekend, too. I love this playful combo with so much personality, while still super comfortable and chic.

I really can’t say enough good things about Marks & Spencer’s sweaters! They have such great styles and options, and every one I’ve tried has been superior quality. And the prices really can’t be beat! (See my latest sweater picks from Marks & Spencer, all under $60, here and here.)

Colorblocked Sweater | High-Waist Crop Trouser | Sneakers | Crossbody Bag

Colorblocked Sweater | High-Waist Crop Trouser | Sneakers | Crossbody Bag | Swirly Hoop Earrings

I’ve shared these sneakers before, too… so on-trend and comfortable, and a great price with 20% off! They’re stylish enough for life beyond jeans and leggings, making them super versatile, too. And bonus… they’re actually super comfortable!

Fit Tip: Half sizes go down.

High-Waist Crop Trouser | Sneakers

This mini-saddle bag is made of genuine leather and suede, and a fun unexpected color combo that’s perfect for Fall and Winter styles.

Crossbody Bag

High-Waist Crop Trouser | Sneakers | Crossbody Bag


Colorblocked Sweater | High-Waist Crop Trouser | Sneakers | Crossbody Bag | Swirly Hoop Earrings


And if you think Marks & Spencer knows sweaters and pants, you must check out their Christmas Shop! I found some of my favorite gifts and stocking stuffers there last year, and I’ll be shopping their huge selection at 20% off and stocking up early! Seriously, their card games are the best! Here are a few fun things I’ve got my eye on…


one. Decorative Plate Set // two. Plaid Flannel Throw
three. Knit Your Own Beanie Kit // four. Bathroom Joke Book
five. Family Card Game // six. Monogram Mug
seven. London Dish Towel // eight. Traveler Kit
nine. Pom Pom Tree Topper // ten. Leopard Ornament


This is my favorite season for shopping Marks & Spencer! Plus, their Home selection is incredible with everything from bed, bath and kitchen to decor. They also offer fast and free delivery over $50 (my order usually arrives within 2-3 days).

And thanks to their Pre-Black Friday Sale, everything is 20% off today (no code needed)! Which look is more your style? Would you wear stylish sneakers with trousers? Which was your favorite gift idea?



*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Hafner. This post is created in collaboration with Shopping Links for Marks & Spencer, but all product selections, styling, and attempted British accents are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*


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  1. Mimi wrote:

    Happy Birthday to you!!
    Very cute outfits!!! Where are your sunnies from?? I like that they are big and I need to copycat you!!!

    Posted 11.14.19 Reply
  2. Donna wrote:

    How cute is this outfit! Love the work version but the more casual one is adorable! Never would have thought to do that with those pants. Give me tons of ideas for stuff I already have at home. I just love your style!!! Thanks again for this post and all of them. You are my favorite blogger and I can’t wait to see what you have for us each day! 🙂

    Posted 11.15.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much, Donna!! I’m thrilled you find inspiration here! xo. C

      Posted 11.15.19 Reply