Lace Up Sweater

September 23, 2016

How fun is this lace up sweater (it’s not maternity)? I love the blush color, and it gave me a good excuse to wear my Chloe dupe patchwork bag again. I just love the colors in it. Oh, and the $30 price tag. I paired my sweater with distressed denim. This has been one of my favorite maternity pairs. I cannot believe it’s the first time they are making a blog appearance as they are my weekend go-to. I’m linking a couple non-maternity favorites below.

Not sure why, but I don’t have many words today. Here’s a few random things I’ve been doing and/or thinking about.

  • I’m just finished reading Shauna Niequist’s latest book, Present Over Perfect. If you’re a fellow struggler in this area, it’s a good read. She’s one of my favorite authors. Her book Bread and Wine inspired me to suggest our monthly girl’s dinner. We intentionally share the real parts of our life with each other over a great meal. Two years later it is still going strong and remains a highlight of my month. This book really made me think about how I respond to God’s love and how that plays out in my life.
  • Russ and I have been using our spare time to arrange shower gifts and clean out closets to get ready for baby.
  • We also just finished redoing our upstairs bathroom (what will be the kid bath). I love how it turned out! You can follow along with the progress on snapchat (straightastyle) and/or Insta stories.
  • This turkey meatball recipe is my current favorite. I usually double the recipe. We’ve eaten them alone with marina and a salad, over cauliflower rice, etc.
  • Did you know my due date is December 28th and Russ’s birthday is Christmas day? We may have two Christmas babies! It makes my heart so happy.
  • Speaking of Russ’s birthday, he turns 30 this year. We’re planning to celebrate in October which is shaping up to be a fun and busy month.
  • Yesterday I read Lily’s post about infertility. I’ve gotten to know her through blogging and love her heart. If you or a loved one are struggling, I recommend reading. You can also find our story linked in my about section. If anyone ever needs a listening ear, I’m here!
  • Do you all prefer Snapchat or Insta stories? I would love to connect with you more, and I am trying to be better about using them. Now I am just confused about where to post…

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Lace Up Sweater

Lace Up Sweater c/o Chicwish // Maternity Jeans and Non-Maternity Option, Option (I have and love them too!) // Chloe Dupe Bag // Purple Peridot Tassel Earrings

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  • Reply Lucrezia Candelori September 23, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Laces and sweaters are definitely the trend of this season! Love how you styled them!


    Lucrezia ♥ (

  • Reply My De Beauvoir Diaries September 23, 2016 at 7:59 am

    This outfit is everything! Can I come and steal it 😉

    X Hayley
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  • Reply Leah Behr September 23, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Are you obsessed with that sweater as much as I am?! Also, I think I need to get your Chloe dupe. So good!

    xx Leah /

  • Reply Gina Daily September 23, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Love this sweater – great color and detail! As for Snapchat vs. Insta stories…I like the functionality and features of Snapchat way better. But I use both depending on what I’m sharing. Snapchat feels way more personal to me.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold September 23, 2016 at 7:41 am

      You’re right, snap does feel more personal which I like. I have gotten way better engagement on IG though. And I am so not cool enough to post different things on both! haha

  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz September 23, 2016 at 6:58 am

    I still totally prefer Snapchat honestly but it’s all super confusing! I absolutely LOVE that lace-up sweater–when I saw it on your Insta I knew I would be obsessed!!

  • Reply Lauren {Fizz & Frosting} September 23, 2016 at 6:57 am

    This sweater is adorable on you! I’ve been struggling with what to post on Insta and Snap too. I don’t want to post the same thing twice, so what do you share on which one?! Also YAY for Christmas babies! My bday is the 24th! 🙂
    Fizz and Frosting

  • Reply Victoria Fox September 23, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I love love lace up sweaters this fall! They are so fantastic and I just need one in my closet this fall! I love the color of this one the texture looks so nice and so soft! I love the way you styled this one so fun! Happy Friday!

  • Reply Gabriella Pacifico September 23, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I love the colours in that bag! And the sweater looks super comfy. I’m still obsessed with those shoes! Happy Friday, Amy.

    xx Gabriella

  • Reply Blaire Bingham September 23, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Such a cute and cozy sweater! I am with you on the confusion over Snapchat and Instagram stories. We just don’t have time to post to both, so we are trying to figure things out as well. I just love Lilly, she is the sweetest thing, and I am praying for her and her infertility . Have a great weekend Amy!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine September 23, 2016 at 6:01 am

    LOVE IT!! The detailing on the sleeves too is what makes this extra special. Well, actually what makes this darling sweater even more special is YOU!! Happy weekend gorgeous!!

  • Reply Rachel September 23, 2016 at 5:32 am

    This lace up sweater is just perfect! I’ve been looking for something with laces and I think this is my favorite sweater/top yet! And the Chloe dupe bag is gorgeous! That is so crazy your due date is not only so close to Christmas but also your husband’s birthday! That would be such a sweet Christmas and birthday present! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Amy Ann!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Chayanika Rabha September 23, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Beautiful llook, love it. 🙂

  • Reply Rachelle September 23, 2016 at 4:59 am

    this Chloe dupe is sooo cute and loving that sweater.


  • Reply Rosanna Briguglio September 23, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Love the bag, what beautiful colours!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

  • Reply Violette September 23, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Obsessed with lace up sweater! Love this one!!

  • Reply Izabela Nair September 23, 2016 at 3:02 am

    This sweater is amazing. I love the blush colour. It goes with everything.

  • Reply tiphaine marie September 23, 2016 at 1:54 am

    the sweater is perfect! 🙂

    x tiphaine

  • Reply Natali September 23, 2016 at 12:45 am

    First of all, I absolutely love your chunky sweater, looks so stylish and comfy! Also, your bag is magnificent, so unique! Thanks for sharing these links with us, I liked them all, esp. the turkey meatballs recipe and how cute is that your baby might not just arrive in the most magical time of the year, but on the birthday of your hubby?! <3

  • Reply Kasie Chelanne September 23, 2016 at 12:45 am

    This sweater is gorgeous, Amy! I love the color and the lace up detail. I can’t believe you might have two Christmas babies in your house! It’s such a special time of year to be born in.

  • Reply Mica September 23, 2016 at 12:23 am

    The lace up sleeve details on your top are so unique! What a great feature 🙂

    Really like your distressed denim too. I miss my maternity jeans some days, they were so comfortable! 🙂

    Glad everything is coming together for baby – we did a big clean out too before our boys arrived. Part of nesting I think! 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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