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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dressing Room Diaries

Thanks for your comments and questions on yesterday's Alaska {Trip Report}! I'm planning a post profiling the ship, along with tips I picked up along the way, so I'll be sure to include answers to your questions then. Feel free to leave any questions you have about cruising Alaska here.

Today I'm excited to share the second installment of my newest series...Dressing Room Diaries. You guys seem to like the occasional dressing room snaps I post on InstaGram using #HSPDressingRoomDiaries, so I thought it'd be fun to expand it for the blog.

The shots aren't good, the lighting is bad, my hair is usually past it's expiration, and many of the items aren't a good fit for me...but it's real life, real girl, real clothes...and hopefully helpful for you to see them this way, instead of perfectly styled on a model. And I was able to sweet-talk Mr. SP in to coming with me on one of the trips again!



I'm all about lightweight dresses during the Summer...I love how one-and-done they are, not to mention cool in the hot Texas heat. This wrap-look dress with flirty tulip hem was a favorite of both mine and Mr. SP. It's pretty hard to beat the price...and so easy to dress up and down.

Sidenote: The shoes and jewelry I'm wearing in these pics just happen to be what I had on that day, not necessarily what I'd pair with the outfits. 

Side note to the sidenote: Everything fits true-to-size unless I indicate otherwise.

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This sleeveless jersey dress is a great office-appropriate length, and easily moves from work week to week end with a shoe swap (like I did here). This dress runs big...you can see I'm almost swimming in the XS.

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I scooped up this dress when the price dropped to $28...I love it in blue floral, too. 

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This striped skirt has my name written all over it! Super soft, flattering fit, great price, and even pockets! I asked Mr. SP if he thought it was too long on me....his response:

"Not the way you'll wear it with heels and a cute jacket."

Excuse me?! Who is this man, and since when does he pay such close attention to what I wear?! #Ilikeit #theskirtisminenow

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It's so fun with a floral print, too! The skirt is true-to-size, but the tank runs large. I love the little notched neckline of the top for a little something-something extra.

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Striped Skirt | Floral Tank | Bracelet | Watch (on sale!)Necklace


This tank comes in a multitude of colors and prints, but I was partial to the Navy Wave for it's subtle pattern and crispness when paired with white. I'd say you need to size down one or two...so if you're normally an XS, you might want to consider this tank instead.

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Is anything more chic and classic than a striped shirt dress...this one would make a cute swim cover-up, too. I'm super excited about this embroidered shift dress, and will show you as soon as it arrives in the mail!

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I crossed over to the romper dark side this year, but I'm very particular about which ones I'll wear. They are fun to wear in place of a dress at night, and easier than shorts for day. Unless you need to pee...then I second guess it. Palm print is all the rage this year...and this pattern is a really good one, especially given the price! 

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I made an audible gasp when I spotted this gauzy split-neck top...it makes me feel like riding a moped around Santorini. Or something like that. It runs reeeeally big, but I'm hoping it will shrink in the dryer. And hello wear-with-everything-distressed shorts!

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Old Navy now offers petite sizing in many of their items, but for the dresses with adjustable straps, I don't require the shorter length. Pretend I'm wearing a strapless bra.

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This is one of those dresses you buy in multiple colors and wear all Summer long...especially if you're not a fan of shorts. It really couldn't be more comfortable, and the shape and racerback make it super flattering. 

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When I posted this dress to InstaGram, many of you didn't care for the pink sash...fortunately, it's just as cute without it! This was my first choice maxi when shopping for the cruise, but since it doesn't come in petite, I went with this one (worn here).

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I like the idea of a tshirt tank dress, but this belly and bootie need a sturdier material, or a flared shape. I think you need to be extra leggy to pull off this length, too. I much prefer this dress on those of us with a pear shape.

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Striped Bag (in background) | Bag Charm | Scarf


I really wanted to love this tank dress, especially since it's on sale...but the extra ruching added bulk instead of disguising it (unlike like this dress I wore here), and the top was too large for my A-cups. I think it would be darling on those of you with larger chests and slimmer hips.

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Tank Dress | Sandals (similar) | Bracelet | Striped Bag | Bag Charm


You've seen a shot of this dress in my last Sugarplum Style post...I wore it on the cruise and can't wait to show you soon. It's pretty much the most perfect dress that ever was...stripes, floral, color, and pockets. #Idie

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So what are your favorites from this installment of HSP Dressing Room Diaries? See anything you want to try for yourself? And don't worry, Mr. SP, I don't buy all the clothes, I just enjoy sharing them! 

17 comments:

  1. Love your husband in the background of the pictures. Mine always finds a chair outside and starts to snooze...

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  2. I love seeing your husband in the background, too:) It's so easy to see how he feels about you, even in these photos:)
    I think you would look good in just about anything.
    I esp. liked the striped skirt on you. Have a great day!

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  3. I need that black and white striped skirt! I have the jersey tank dress from Old Navy in multiple colors and love it. It's super comfy and looks great on its own and as a swim cover up! And, I know you already know this, but your hubby is a doll :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I love the striped skirt the best, but I also adore that ON maxi dress!

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  5. Always adorable! You can pull off just about anything! Mr. Sugarplum is a riot! I'm sure he makes shopping a little more fun and interesting. I love the green palm leaf romper and the striped/floral dress!

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  6. Love this post! That striped/floral dress is fabulous! And I was totally crackling up at Mr. SP!

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  7. Cute, as always! Had to laugh at " swimming in an XS ". Words that have never touched my lips, even at your age!! ha ha

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  8. Oh my gosh your husband kills me! And you look darling in everything. And hello romper...I want that! Loving this series!

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  9. Mr. SP is killing me! I swear Chris and I are a younger version of y'all! Never a dull moment!

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  10. i want that first dress! i hope it's still in stock. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  11. That striped and floral dress is incredible!! Mr. SP is awesome in the background!

    xo Bree
    http://bree-west.com

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  12. Your husband is a total hoot. :) I just got that ON Romper for our upcoming Disney vacation! I wore it last weekend with a cover up and realized how bad of an idea that was when I needed to use the bathroom! LOL! But, it was still a super cute outfit, so I wore it the rest of the day. Your hair looks so good (in an effortless way, too!) in these photos!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  13. Soooooooooooooooo good! It's all so good! That first dress looks amazing, and I love that pleione tank. A different pattern is already on it's way to me! And those Old Navy dresses look great on you too!!!!!!

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  14. Mr SP is my favorite! :) I've never taken my husband in the dressing room with me! Crazy, right? You look great in all of the outfits. I really love the romper!

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  15. Love your style and how you share and show us all these options. It's helped me expand my fashion thinking and not to mention a great place to shop for size 5 shoes that I can't find in any store. You couldn't get cuter! Thanks for sharing and helping us style ourselves and our homes.

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  16. I luv them all! I have to say my fav's and what I would wear if they came in my size are the gauzy shirt and the black on top pink on bottom tribal print dress.

    mr.SP is hilarious!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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