Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ring a ding

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I've been on the fence about this sweater. I want to love it - the bell sleeves are so darn fun! - but I kinda also think it makes me look a bit like the stay puft marshmallow man. Still, I got enough compliments in real-life to make me feel decent about wearing it, and it's INSANELY soft and cozy. I scored it during Loft's 70% off sale - so ring a ding dong - bring on those bells (sleeves)! As an FYI, it runs large, like really large. I normally wear an extra large at Loft, got this in a large and *almost* could have sized down to a medium.

I might not be sure about the cardigan, but I'm 100% super excited to finally get to wear these pretty velvet flats. I bought them in the summer while still pregnant and have patiently (okay not so patiently) waited for months for the right season (and less swollen feet) to wear them. I was worried they might not fit post-pregnancy, but thankfully they'll feel great! Right now all my shoes are about a half size too tight - boo - so it's been interesting trying to find appropriate shoes for work that don't kill me feet. The same thing happened to me after I had my daughter three years ago, but they went back down after I lost a bit of weight. So I either need to cut the calories or buy more shoes...I know which of those two plans is more fun anyway. :) 

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 cardigan: Loft (exact - runs large)  |  shirt: Loft (exact)  |  pants: Loft (exact)  |  shoes: Target (exact)  |  necklace: Stella & Dot  (exact, more than 50% off on eBay)  |  watch: Michael Kors (two-tone version)  |  bracelet: Baublebar (cute alternative)

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How gorgeous is this Stella & Dot necklace?  It's currently on sale on their website, but I found it for almost 60% off retail on eBay. It can be worn a bunch of different ways by adding and removing chains. It can be worn short or long, and you can't tell well in these photos but is gold with hints of silver and rose gold.

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I feel like I'm a walking ad in this post - my apologies - but it's been so long since I've gotten to wear anything fun, I want to wear - and share - all the fun things!

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