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 Dora Toubanaki September 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the color!

  • Reply Missy May September 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I like that sweater on you, Amy. Very nice and you look beautiful. Off to check the meatball recipe. 🙂

  • Reply Simona . September 25, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Yap that sweater is really amazing and so are your shoes!!! <3

  • Reply Jacquard Flower September 25, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Lovely look and nice post! Have a great day. Gemma x

  • Reply Julia Mazzucato September 25, 2016 at 10:23 am

    I am in love with this sweater! You look amazing, Amy Ann!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Reply Melisa September 25, 2016 at 10:17 am

    obsessed with your sweater! gorgeous outfit | Bloglovin x

  • Reply Pinkoolaid September 25, 2016 at 9:12 am

    that sweater looks stylish and super comfy also <3 best wishes!

  • Reply Threads for Thomas September 25, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I love this lace up sweater, and it’s so perfect paired with the distressed denim! I’m a Snapchat girl. I haven’t been using Insta stories, and should probably start.

  • Reply Amy Johnson September 25, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I absolutely love that sweater. The lace up detail and the sleeves is so fabulous. Great purse too. Instagram stories vs. Snapchat? Definitely Instagram. I use both, but find Snapchat so hard to use in comparison to Instagram. And unlike most people, I really don’t care to see the silly filters. It gets old after awhile.

  • Reply Dolce Nina September 25, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Beautiful outfit!

  • Reply Amber @ September 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    So excited to have found your blog! I’ve been hoping to come across another pregnant blogger for some inspiration. You look lovely in all of your looks. Especially the dresses (like the pea in the pod one!)!! Very late congrats on your pregnancy!

    Easy Petite Looks Blog

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold September 25, 2016 at 7:51 am

      Thank you so much for visiting! Maternity dressing has been such a learning experience full of trial and error for me. Can’t wait to check out your blog! Hope you’re having a good weekend.

  • Reply districtofchic September 24, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I’m into all things lace-up right now and that top fits the bill! I can’t believe it’s not maternity (then again, maybe I can because you’re tiny!). Great look as always!

    District of Chic

  • Reply Diamonds and Dachshunds September 24, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    The outfit looks great on you, the colour of the sweater makes your skin look beautiful and radiant! Hopefully the baby will be a Christmas baby, it will add even more happiness to the happiest time of the year. Thanks for sharing.

    xxxx from Emily //

  • Reply Tina Phan September 24, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    oOo I love how you styled this outfit with those shoes! That’s exciting that your due date is Dec 28. My birthday is Dec 29! I haven’t really been using Instagram Stories since I’m so afraid people will think I’m annoying heheh. Cause my snaps on Snapchat are kinda too silly sometimes


  • Reply Jackie September 24, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Blush is a beautiful color on you and I love your lace up sweater. It’s such a great price point too. I hear with Instagram stories and Snapchat. I love the filters and have a lot fun with them ( especially with my mom) but I do find myself only sharing them mostly with family and friends. Because I feel silly sometimes sharing that with the ‘world’. Where as I find I share more of my everyday life with Instagram stories and it’s just easier. Feels like more people are on Instagram too. But who knows. lol!
    Hope you guys are having a great time on your trip!

    xo, Jackie

  • Reply Open Kloset By Karina September 24, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    You Look Sooo Lovely:) Love the style:)

  • Reply flowery September 24, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Great Look, you look gorgeous 🙂




  • Reply Heidi D. September 24, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I love these posts where you share a little bit about what you’ve been up to! Such a fun peek into your life. Super cute lace up sweater as well! One of the best ones I’ve seen so far.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • Reply Education Chic September 24, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I love this look – that sweater is everything!



  • Reply Suze @LuxuryColumnist September 24, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I definitely prefer Instastories, in fact I haven’t bothered with Snapchat at all. Have a lovely weekend and fingers crossed that you have a Christmas baby!

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