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Friday, October 9, 2015

Dressing Room Diaries

Cheers to Friday, friends! Thanks for your excitement over yesterday's ORC news. Knowing you're following along is added motivation to git 'er done! I guess I don't have to tell you what we'll be doing this weekend! 

Today I'm excited to share the next installment of Dressing Room Diaries. You guys seem to like the occasional dressing room snaps I post on InstaGram and Facebook 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 (or completely unbrushed, as is the case in some of these!), 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. There's also a few ridiculous Mr. SP (and his sidekick, Little Miss) photobombs!



Sidenote: Everything fits true-to-size unless I indicate otherwise.

This laid-back, casual look is easily one of my favorites for Fall...it's a no-brainer outfit that always works. Sometimes simple is best! The scarf is a nice lightweight gauzy material, so no heatstrokes during these early Fall days.


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Sometimes the cute stuff is only available online, so in those cases, my bedroom becomes the dressing room. I've been scouring the internet looking for the perfect plaid shirtdress, and this one is a winner. I love the pattern, front pockets, and collar...it even has a cute contrasting cuff. It doesn't come in XS, so it fits a little looser than I'm accustomed, but I think that lends to the relaxed feel. Stay tuned for a {Now & Later} post with a similar one next week!

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Hot dang...this is a real Date Night contender. Mr. SP's eyebrows shot straight up when he saw me try it on. It's made of a thick, stretchy crepe, so it smooths the lumps and bumps. How fun is the asymmetrical hem and back cut-out?? Not sure I need it, but I sure do love it.

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Other than jeans, I don't wear a lot of pants. I think skirts and dresses are just more flattering to my figure #bigbootie, but I've had some requests now that the weather is cooling off to find pants. I actually really liked these fitted pants...nice thick material, and wide waistband. They feel like leggings, but have pockets like pants...kind of the best of both worlds! And these were excellent leggings as you can see by their perfect reviews!

Fit Tip: This blouse is a great staple, and is perfect for work and weekend, but runs reeeeally big. In fact, I'm wearing an XXS Petite.

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Black Pants | Blouse | Patent Heels (similar)

This pretty floral number is the patterned sister to my recent {Date Night Style} dress. I'd keep it in a second, if I needed another dress.

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The muted colors and subtle pattern of this dress were really pretty, and great for transitioning to Fall. The back has a fun, unexpected cut-out, and as you can see, it's not nearly as short on me as the willowy model. I loved the simplicity and color options of this black dress, but feel like it overwhelmed my frame a bit. It'd be great for taller girls.

Fit Tip: I'm wearing an XS in both, so they run a tad big.

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With another cruise around the corner, I started thinking about pretty maxi dresses again. The colors of this one were really pretty, but the pattern maybe a little much on me. This one sold out, but this one is really similar, and this one looks like a shorter version.

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I loved that this sweater was both relaxed, and still had some structure. I ended up ordering this one because I loved the winter white.

Size Tip: I sized up one for a less restrictive fit.

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I love the feminine and flirty shape of this blouse, and was surprised that I actually liked the color. I usually go for colors that contrast my hair. It'd be gorgeous on you brunettes, but I'd pair it with a bright lip to avoid looking washed out.

Fit Tip: It photographs sheer (thank goodness I actually wore a bra this shopping trip!), but isn't in real life.

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I haven't worn a drop-waist dress in, well, a lot of years. But this one is actually darling. I can just hear my mom now, 'Oh!! That's so cute on you!!!!!' Love it for work with heels and a cardi, and weekend with boots and a jacket. Update: the dress is on sale for $34 when you add it to your cart!

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I may have remembered my bra, but not my make-up...so never mind my naked face. Cute rugby striped dress in a substantial-weight cotton...even cuter with a rugged jean jacket. Update: This dress is $34 too! Just add it to your cart and the price drops again!

Fit Tip: Jean jacket runs big...I'm wearing an XS and it's still too big.

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This darling striped swing dress is crazy-soft, but thick enough to not let everything hang out. #knowwhatImean Can't you just picture it with a vest and booties?! And the plaid shirtdress was another contender, but I didn't love the unfortunately-placed crotch pleat.

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The upside of trying on at home is I get to pair things with the right shoes and jeans. If I didn't have an arsenal of puffer vests already, I'd scoop this one up. I'm working on a {5 Ways} Puffer Vests...but love them so much I could easily show you 20 Ways!

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Yep, this is the plaid shirt from my {Work to Weekend} post earlier this week. This look is kind of a work/weekend hybrid...casual with the jeans and boots, but a little jazzed up with the pearls. #swoon

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This is a similar plaid, but a lighter material and longer, boyfriend shape. Bonus for being long enough to wear with leggings! #coveryourladybitsladies And since we're all friends here, let's pretend I combed my hair and put on a little makeup before shooting this batch. And we'll assume my teeth are brushed, too. #theyarent #itwasearlysaturdaymorning But of course my bed's made! #priorities

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I like the nubby texture and color block of this top so much, I immediately added it to my Sugarplum Picks (click the shopping bag graphic in my sidebar for more of my seasonal favorites). 

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This soft leopard sweater was added to the favorite pile, too. So cute dressed down with jeans, or paired with a black skirt for work and church.

Fit Tip: It's a relaxed fit, but size down if you want it fitted. I'm wearing an XS.

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So what are your favorites from this installment of 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! (I also return them all back to the racks...I remember what it's like to work retail!) Happy weekend, lovebugs!

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  1. What size do you wear in the favorite distressed jeans by vigoss? Do they run true to size or run big? Thanks!

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    1. The reviews will say to size up or down in many of the Vigoss, because depending on the style, the fits are different. But I just always order my usual size in all styles (26), and some are looser than others. I just reach for those on 'those' days. Knowwhatimean? :)

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  2. You are really making me want a plaid popover! Can't wait to see the now and later on the shirttail dress. So cute!

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  3. You should keep the floral swing dress, it's adorable on you. And the black drop waist is classic and fresh at the same time, you could do a lot with it. We are heading into cold sweater season here in Illinois, so I'm interested in swetaeters. The textured ON one is on its way to me, they carry tall for us long waited girls, can't wait to see how you tell me to style it.

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    1. I'd love some of that cold weather! I sweated my face off trying to shoot next week's plaid dress post yesterday!! Hope you like that ON sweater, they are having a really good season with these new styles!!

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    2. OMG ! I shouldn't have tried to post a comment when I was suppose to be packing lunches. I have spelling errors all over the place.

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  4. Cassie, you HAVE to buy that date night asymmetrical dress! That was made for you!

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    1. Enabler!!!! ;) I love the color and shape, but it might be a little too VAVOOM for me!?! I still have it, so obviously there's a reason I haven't returned it yet! ;) xo

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    2. It is glamorous and it is you!

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  5. I'm loving that last leopard sweater, but you look so good in everything!

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    1. Thanks, friend! I thought that sweater looked pretty high end...I'd never guess it was Old Navy!

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  6. I always wondered why you don't wear dress pants or pants other than jeans. Must be a southern climate thing. Maybe you could indulge us Northern readers and try some dressing diaries outfits with dress pants? Skirts and dresses just aren't options during our colder seasons...and I can't wear jeans to work ;) Love from your biggest fan!

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    1. When it cools off enough, I add tights to my dresses and skirts, but they can really ruin a look quickly! I'll keep my eye out for pants! Gap used to be my go-to for them. xo

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  7. I'm getting ready for a Bermuda cruise in a week. If you could bring one dress that would suit for a casual but nice dinner what would you pick?

    What a coincidence; the name of my band is Unfortunately-Placed Crotch Pleat. :)

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    1. Okay, the band reference is hilarious! I was totally going to write that (Mr. SP always says 'I love that band' when I say random phrases like that!)...I wondered anyone would get it though. :)

      And girl, I love that racerback dress. It packs like a dream, and works for everything from a swum suit cover up, to casual lunch, and even dressed up for dinner. And it's less than $50! #bam It's in my Sugarplum Picks xoxo

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  8. That plaid popover flannel.... how was the sizing? Some of the reviews say its a bit tight.

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    1. It's a tad tight getting on (mostly because you pull it over your head and shoulders), but once on, I found it TTS. I'm wearing an XS. I guess if you want a slouchier fit you'd size up. xo

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  9. I'm loving that last leopard sweater, but you look so good in everything!THANKS

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  10. Loving the date night, floral maxi and drop waist dresses!

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  11. I love so many of the dresses, especially the rugby t shirt one. Your husband is too nuts.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  12. I have that Rugby dress and love it and I've had that polka dot top in my cart for a week trying to decide whether or not to pull the trigger. Think you sold me! Trying to figure out how I've missed that striped swing dress...would be perfect for an Aggie football game.

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  13. So many fabulous pieces! I own a bunch of them and have several more in my cart so it's fun to see them on you too! I think we'd be shopping besties :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. That could be trouble...and very expensive!!! ;) xo

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  14. That rugby striped dress! And the swing dress!! Aaahhh why are my favorites always the ones that won't work while my baby is still nursing?!

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    1. Oh yes, I remember those days! But they won't last forever...enjoy them while they're here!!! xo

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  15. I love so many things in this post! Thanks so much! Your husband was cracking me up in that first picture he looks like the movie Weekend at Bernies :)

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    1. LOL....yes!!! Thrilled you liked the post! xo

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  16. Love all of these combos! I am getting the rugby dress and the asymetrical hem, too cute. The only one I don't think you should go for is the plaid shirt dress - you have wayyyyyyy too gorgeous a figure to hide it in that dress, it's sort of shapeless! I hope that's ok to vote on, I love your style :)

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    1. It's always okay to weigh in!!! Thanks so much, Katie...I went with a different plaid shirtdress, it's got a bit more shape (I hope) I'll share it this week! Hope you love the dresses you picked up!

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  17. i agree with Katie - but u cud always dart it in the sides if u really like it. i luv all of them, but that baseball t - looks just like its calling for fall! give me a starbucks pumpkin spice latte, and i;m good!

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  18. Ok, Cassie, you look good in everything not fair! 😊 Seriously though, are you just blessed with an amazing figure or do you work hard?

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    1. Whoops! The question marks used to be a smiley face...oh well!

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    2. Thanks Lauren!! I do watch what I eat (for the most part) during the week, and splurge on weekends. And walk the dog almost everyday. But I do think genetics has a big role in it. Happy Tuesday!! xo

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  19. This is hilarious and awesome. I take these kind of photos all of the time to send to my hubby for a quick buy or don't buy decision. Haha You are a brave woman for posting and what a fun post it is to flip though! It is neat to see what these clothes looks like in real life--not an edited clipped in the back version.

    I am especially loving the black shift dress and Old Navy vest. Super cute!

    Bailey |One Thousand Joys

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  20. I have that Rugby dress and love it and I've had that polka dot top in my cart for a week trying to decide whether or not to pull the trigger. Thanks

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  21. I love so many things in this post! Thanks so much!
    Thanks

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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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