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 kelsey September 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    This sweater is so cute and looks so cozy!!
    Xo, Kelsey

  • Reply Ladyofashion September 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Since I don’t do Snapchat I’d say I like Insta Stories. We love cauliflower rice, just made some last week actually. I really need to post more recipes soon. Happy Friday! <3 This lace-up number is adorable. /Madison

  • Reply Laura September 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Looking fab as always!

  • Reply Molly Hogan September 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Loving this sweater especially paired with those amazing retro shoes 🙂


  • Reply ADA September 23, 2016 at 11:55 am

    That is the perfect sweater for now. How nice to have a Christmas baby!

    I only have Instagram and one of these days will move into Instagram stories. I follow you there so I like the updates and all the baby stuff. I truly love reading your blog and not just seeing your personal style, because you are a wonderful person Amy Ann.

    Ohh and I was short on words on today’s post too. Oh well TGIF.

  • Reply Karly @ Miss in the Midwest September 23, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Awe, nothing better than a Christmas baby – that’s exciting! I’m still loyal to Snapchat. I just can’t get past still using Instagram only for pretty pictures. 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

  • Reply Adri Cisneros September 23, 2016 at 10:23 am

    That sweater is on my wish list! But it’s so cute with your bump! That book sounds like a great read!
    xo Adri |

  • Reply C A M I September 23, 2016 at 10:15 am

    This sweater is just gorgeous girl, I love how it looks on you and that bag is just one of my faves!

    My Vogue Style |

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom September 23, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I really love the color of this sweater and it even has lace up details on the sleeves! So pretty. I just received a sweater sort of similar to this… I love it with the jeans and heels!


  • Reply Hannah Will September 23, 2016 at 10:05 am

    What an adorable outfit! Loving this sweater. What a great way to style it also. Ripped jeans look fabulous on you!:)

  • Reply Biana Perez September 23, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I love the lace up sweater so much – such a great trend and the color is perfect on you! LOVE the bag girl! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Shea Sayers September 23, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Love the sweater and the distressed jeans! I bought a pair that I was hoping would be a similar weekend distressed jeans but the fit was never right so I don’t wear them much. I should have just returned them!! Oh well. How exciting that you could get either a Christmas or a New Year’s baby! How sweet that your husband’s birthday is the same time of year too. I love turkey meatballs so I’ll have to check out that recipe too!

  • Reply The Fashion Folks September 23, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Stylish outfit as always! Love how you paired the bag with the shoes! And love insta stories, even if I haven’t begun using it yet, I just love how everything is in once place! Have a lovely weekend! Xx

  • Reply Rach September 23, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Seriously that sweater is amazing! I’m considering getting it! That is so exciting that you guys will be celebrating two Christmas bday. So happy for you!

  • Reply Jill September 23, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Your lace-up sweater is adorable and I love that bag! Perfect styling! Present Over Perfect sounds like a good read! I’ll have to add it to my reading list!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Aracely September 23, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Look at that belly!! Love the sweater, I need to get one (non-maternity version). Look so good and super cute jeans. Have a great weekend.

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold September 23, 2016 at 8:43 am

      It’s not maternity if you want this one! 🙂

      • Reply Aracely September 23, 2016 at 10:57 am

        Really, ok then I need to order it!

  • Reply Joy and Ivy September 23, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Love how you dressed the outfit up with that bag! I prefer Snapchat to Instastories – it’s easier to view the people I do follow rather than everyone I follow on Instagram – there are too many!

    Allison / Joy and Ivy

  • Reply Mina Stojković September 23, 2016 at 8:22 am

    love the bag!


  • Reply Jodie Filogomo September 23, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I think the lace up sweater is fun—of course, i’m probably biased since I just got one for myself in olive green!!
    It’s perfect for the cooler days!!

  • Reply Rumela Dey September 23, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Love this look casual yet chic.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

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