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Friday, July 17, 2015

Dressing Room Diaries

Happiest of Fridays, friends! I hope you had a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast, because it's about to get serious around here! Today marks opening day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (the last week has been just for cardholders). For the handful of men readers out there, this is basically the equivalent of the NBA and NFL Drafts...on Super Bowl Sunday. Get my drift? It's BIG.

And lucky for you, I've got a Kardashian-sized Dressing Room Diaries today, featuring tons of my favorite finds from the sale. 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. I even drug Mr. SP with me for one of the trips (yes, there were many!). Let's get after it, shall we?


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.

The biggest surprise by far is this shirt. I didn't think too much about it when I ordered it, or have high expectations...afterall, it's just a white button-down...but wowza is it the perfect, casual, white button-down. It's got kind of a sexy, laid-back look, and feels like heaven. I didn't try the other colors on, but the white was by far my favorite. The jeans are so soft they don't even feel like jeans, and you don't need me to talk about the boots. #perfection #getthem #trustme

Tip: Size down one in the jeans.


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Picture these moto pants with booties, and you've got my new Fall uniform.

Tip: I sized up one in the pants, but ordered my usual size for comparison, too. I'll let you know when they arrive. But these pants sold-out in pre-sale, so if they restock, you might want to scoop them up!

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Fringe + Infinity + Cozy + $12 = Enough Said.

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This top is really cute and flattering...and comes in 3 great patterns (there's a fourth pattern, but I didn't love it). The only reason I didn't get it is because I couldn't choose between the three.

Tip: Size up one...even if you're small-chested.

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Hi Sugarplum | Dressing Room Diaries Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Hi Sugarplum | Dressing Room Diaries Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


There's something so chic about a v-neck and dark jeans. This one is really soft, well-made, and a great price point. This brand of jeans is new to me, but the salesperson raved about them and said they are one of the most popular. Who am I to argue with the masses...so I tried them. And loved them! They have good hold-it-all-in-powers, and are a bit higher on the waist (no muffin-top!), but without giving me the dreaded bootie-gap. (That space between you and the jeans.) I'm wearing them in each of the three pics above, too.

Tip: Size up one in the sweater for a relaxed fit like I'm wearing. 

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Here's a striped version of the same v-neck sweater, layered over a cute plaid top. These jeans are a nice dark rinse, with no fading or distressing, and fit like a glove. In fact, they feel almost like jeggings. (For the record, I do not like the white version of these jeans...way too thin for this jelly.)

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The shirt is so cute it needed to be shown alone. Plaids can be tricky....they tend go lumberjack very quickly. I liked that this one has a more feminine pattern and shape. These jeans weren't my favorite (even though I typically love the brand), but I might like them better if I sized down.

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This was another darling and feminine plaid...and I'm a sucker for a good popover top. It's also long enough to wear with leggings. #bonus These jeans were another surprise...great rinse, very sturdy denim, and no muffin top or bootie gap. I highly recommend them for the ladies who prefer not to shop the Juniors department, but still want to look current. 

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Such a fun statement coat, and doesn't break the bank.

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Babygirl wanted to shop the sale, too....the Woman's sale! #nochancelittlelady This shawl-collared cardi would be a fun wrap or in place of a light jacket. The tshirt, however, is the poorest fit ever...I could barely get my arms in it! Even after sizing up! #pass

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It's hard to see in this picture, but these leggings are pretty genius....faux leather, but the butt and waist is stretchy cotton! So only the legs look leather...making them look cool and edgy, yet totally comfortable. (Remember the 'Friends' episode when Ross got stuck in the leather pants?!) The top looked awful online, but completely adorable in person. It's not quite long enough to wear with leggings though. #aintnobodywantstoseethat

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Another cute top...great with jeans, but you could also pair it with slacks and a pendant necklace for work. I'm wearing it with the 'grown-up' jeans...which I reached for repeatedly. #alwaysagoodsign

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Obviously I'm a fan of this year's cognac zipper bag (I still adore mine from last year), but this is a great option, too. You'd be hard-pressed to notice it's not real leather.

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Nevermind my lake hair...I was really excited to try these fringe booties...and they did not disappoint! So fun, and truly comfortable. I'll wear mine with ankle socks, so my usual size worked perfectly. This cardigan is a tad long on me, but it was as soft as a kitten's embrace. Seriously, one of those things you'd reach for the second you got home every day.

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Great leopard pumps, especially for those of you who prefer a manageable heel. These are lower (about 2.5-inches), but still sexy.

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I tried several other booties, and also really love these...they are in route to my house, so I'll report back on them. The ankle bootie in the middle was really flattering on the leg, too. I should have worn jeans that day to give you a better idea...but it's July in Texas! I did, however, get tons of compliments on my skirt!

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This sale is a great time to stock up on work wear, and I really loved this pencil skirt. Fun pattern, and nice structure. You can't see the blouse very well in the pic, but it's a flattering drape-front...it'd be really easy to transition to weekend and date night.

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This has become my go-to, most comfortable tshirt...I grab a new color every time they go on sale. And these jeans aren't in the sale, but I loved the fit.

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And finally, these last two dresses aren't part of the Anniversary Sale, per say...but are on super, end-of-season sale. Like $25 each sale. #yourewelcome

Tip: Size up one if you plan on breathing eating in it.

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Hi Sugarplum | Dressing Room Diaries Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


I have more to show you, but I'm sick to death of myself, so that's enough for today. And apparently I have a nasty habit of standing on my toes when taking mirror selfies...that's not annoying! #sarcasm So what are your favorites? Happy weekend, lovebugs!

22 comments:

  1. Great finds, girl!!! I must ask-did you know the guy in the background. Ha! His thumbs up made me LOL!

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  2. You always look so precious!!!! I need a consultation! Ha! The guy in the back is creeping me out!!! 😂😂😂

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  3. I planned on ordering a pair of booties this fall, and after seeing both of the B.P. on you, I'm definitely going with the strap pair. They're exactly what I'm looking for.

    Also, with the Vigoss Distressed Tomboy Jeans, do you find they stretch after wearing for a while, or keep their shape? I've ordered two different sizes and tried on both, one is big in the waist but the other isn't. I really like how they fit. I really want to get the bootleg pair, too!.

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  4. great picks! i ordered the lucky boots but they were wayyy too big on me (wah-wah) and i bought that last striped short sleeve shirt, and the long sleeve bw striped sweater, i hope they fit! you cant beat those prices ;) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. LOLOL I was noticing the standing on the toes thing too! Too funny!!

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  6. I love the plaid popover. Ordered the red/pink one. Can't to get it. I was glad to see you in the STS Blue Jeans. I got them and was debating on sending them back. I love the way they fit!

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  7. I'm loving that coat! Aww that picture of you and your daughter is so sweet :)

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  8. These are fun post! I considered the white button down and now white is sold out. I prefer a popover so guess I'll keep looking! I ordered the fringe scarf in camel. It came yesterday and I think it will go with so much! The olive is pretty too! I love your shirttail skirt. I just had a baby so so way a medium that is left would fit and by the time it does fall will probably be here. Do you think it would work for a Texas fall?

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  9. Great post! In the striped tee and lace top what sizes are you? Thinking about SP for the tee, but want to know how they fit before piling 47 of them into my cart!

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    1. Thanks, girlie! I'm in an XS in the tee, and a Small in the lace top. I could have worn an XS in the lace top, but it wasn't in stock. Hope this helps! xo

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  10. You can wear anything and look great in it! The Tulip Hemmed Floral dress looks fantastic on you; hope you got it! :)

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  11. Mr. Sp is hilarious in the background! Love your picks.

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  12. I totally got that BP shirt in the mail yesterday and was so darn surprised at how much I loved it! I am po'd now that I did not order in the chambray color. I love those sam edelman booties too...I've ordered so much crap to try and now I can't remember if those were one of them! Eek..better go check. I thought they were much cuter in person with the detail around the top.

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  13. I have the Kut from the Kloth "Reece" jeans and LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Great price point too! I like that they are a bit higher rise. I also have the "catherine" jeans that are a similar fit but longer, and I like to cuff them. Thanks for highlighting so many great options! I'm now ordering the plaid shirts.... :)

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  14. I seriously love your style Cassie! And I love the looking current without shopping the juniors section! I'm stuck in a weird in-between fashion stage and can't find clothes that don't look old lady for work. Thanks!

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  15. I love your dressing room posts! And the great reviews! I've been eyeing that Halogen pencil skirt for days now (okay, maybe since the #Nsale started lol) and so happy to see your review and how it fits! I already ordered the Vigoss jeans (in the sale), Halogen tees, and a slew of other things so I told myself if the skirt is still available come the last day of the sale I'll order it.... okay and maybe the fringe booties. :) .... and the BP plaid shirt? Lord help me! It's thee best sale!

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  16. What color are the Sam Edelman fringe booties you are wearing in the photo with the long blue cardigan?

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    1. Those are 'putty'...kind of a light gray taupe. The gray ones are a much darker shade. Hope this helps! xo

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  17. as usual u look adorbs! did u buy the new cognac bag? I luv it but not sure enough for having almost duplicate bag. I stocked up on my Kendra scott

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  18. Got that perfect white shirt too and also in navy! Your hubby seriously cracks me up every time! But he's right with the 'thumbs up' with that tee! ;)

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  19. I ordered the Dark Skinny Jeans because of this post and they arrived yesterday and are just heavenly! You are right that they feel like leggings - but the best part is they don't look like them at all!! I love being able to get your honest feedback about how things fit without actually having to drag my butt to the store! So, THANK YOU!!

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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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