The Coziest Oversized Sweater

Happy Monday, friends!

We host both of our families for Thanksgiving every year so today I will be spending much of my time preparing the house for Thursday.  Fingers crossed that little Miss Emerson understands how important it is that things start getting accomplished.  I was able to finish the tablescape yesterday so today needs to consist of straightening up and organizing.  With the birth of Emerson and then having to spend two days last week in the hospital with the little one, let’s just say that our house has seen better days.  I felt behind on everything even  before she was born so now it feels like I am a bit underwater.  Hopefully, the rooms on the first floor can be tidied up today and I can worry about upstairs later.  To clarify, by “upstairs” I mean put away the piles of laundry and tackle the disaster that is my closet.

Have any of you thought about what you would like to wear on Thanksgiving?  Typically, we all dress fairly casually.  Nobody wears sweats or anything but we do value comfort.  This year, I’ll likely wear a sweater or cardigan paired with skinny jeans.  The oversized sweater that I am wearing in this post is a fantastic option.  The color is perfectly festive for Thanksgiving and the fit is perfect for gorging yourself on delicious food.  This particular sweater also comes in black, cream, blue, bright pink and gold.  After realizing how much I found myself wearing the “Tobacco” color, I ordered the black.  It arrived just a little over a week ago and has already been worn three times.  It’s the perfect option for those days when you want to feel comfy but look put together.  It’s quickly becoming my “I can’t figure out what to wear so I’ll put this on again” piece for the fall and winter.  It is supposed to fit oversized but you could definitely size down and not lose that feel.  Also, I think that this color would look AMAZING paired with leopard shoes or booties.   (Side note: It’s rare that I don’t size down in Free People.)

I’d love to know how you typically dress for Thanksgiving!  Do you dress up or dress down?

 

 

xoxo

Lindsey

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Casual Wear

It’s Monday…urgh, not my favorite day of the week, but I had a great weekend with family and friends.  I absolutely love that I can make last minute plans now that I am in Charlotte.  Sunday, we had brunch with some friends then went to a birthday party, so I wanted to wear something comfortable for the party but also a little dressy for brunch.

Luckily, I had purchased this silk bell-sleeve top from J.Crew Factory several weeks ago and it was the perfect top to pair with jeans for a dressy casual look.  The top is available in 4 different colors and is under $50, but you can get an additional 35% off by using JUSTINTIME code through the end of the day.

Since I was going to a kid’s birthday party, I opted for flats and I am not exaggerating when I tell you that these leopard flats are THE MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES EVER.   They are right under $90, but they are totally worth it…trust me, you will love these shoes!

Well, I’m off to my day job, but I hope you all have a great week. Rudy and I are headed to Asheville on Wednesday…what are you up to this week?

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xoxo,

Tiffany

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An Essential Fall Item | A Duster Cardigan

Hi, friends!

Hoping that you all are having wonderful week so far.  For me, days are blurring together ever since Emerson’s arrival but I am hoping that we will have found our new normal a few weeks from now.  Several friends have said that once you hit the three month mark post-second baby that things have generally settled into place so fingers crossed that will be the case although that seems so far away.   We are definitely floundering a bit but David and I are so fortunate to have supportive families who are helping us out a great deal.  Not to mention the fact that David is doing anything and everything he can to help out.  Whether that means taking Ryan to and from school, taking over a night feed because I can’t keep my eyes open or simply having a cup of coffee brewing for me in the morning, he is constantly anticipating what Ryan, Emmy and I might need.  I had a c-section so I’m a bit limited for another three weeks.  I mentioned on social media recently that the physical healing is not the difficult part, it’s the fact that picking Ryan up is not allowed for six whole weeks.  He is constantly asking me if I am feeling better and if I can lift him yet.  My heart aches every single time he utters those words.  Thankfully, as long as someone else places him in my lap or if he climbs up himself, we can spend much-needed snuggle time together.  He’s just been so incredible during this major transition so it’s important to both David and myself to make sure that he is receiving loads of quality attention right now.

The good news is that the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight.  I have passed the halfway point and we are starting to get out and about as a family of four…granted we have yet to leave the house as a foursome at decent hour but we’ll get there.  We will get there, right?!  One of my go-to post-pregnancy looks consists of a cardigan, a layering tunic and some cute booties.  This particular one is a personal favorite because of the length.  The fact that it hits well below the knee makes it a bit different than the other cardigans.  Technically, because of the length, it is a duster cardigan.  The great thing about dusters is that they create a great line for your body.  Because they add length to your figure, they are instantly slimming.  Many dusters have a tie around the waist which adds a nice bit of detail but if you’re like me, tying that baby only accentuates your hips.  The design of this one has a tie-back detail but it is actually built into the fabric.  It doesn’t actually need to be tied and it doesn’t hang down…just adds some aesthetic detail.  This green is almost sold out but there are three additional color options available!  (I have linked everything at the end of the post.)

 

 

 

Wishing you a fantastic day today and an even better weekend…only one day away!

xoxo

Lindsey

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