Striped Tunic + Boyfriend Cardigan

Happy Friday guys! Spoiler alert – I’m writing this post on Thursday night. But I had to blow my cover because word on the street is it’s supposed to be 70 degrees in Chicago tomorrow! Can you freaking believe it? YAS! It’s been below freezing the past week, so I’m going to celebrate this epic heat wave by wearing a dress and skipping the parka. I’m so so so ready for spring to be here. I’m not the biggest fan of Spring fashion, but anything is better than hiding my outfit under a giant jacket every day. What do you guys think? Has Spring hit your city yet? Do you like dressing for the new season?

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I have been wearing this cardigan on repeat. I’m clearly obsessed with this boyfriend cardigan, and I’m not afraid to admit in. In case you were wondering, I scooped it up at a crossroads in Brooklyn when twin and I were on a weekend trip a few months ago. It’s one of my all-time favorite second-hand finds to date. I’m so obsessed with it that when I travel this is the only cardigan I bring. Case in point, I wore both weekend days a few weeks ago when we went to visit Logan’s family. As I mentioned in my outfit post a few days ago, I’m all about no jeans and no bras when traveling and this outfit fits the bill. Definitely a major score in my book.

I want to get some more slip-ons to add to my collection. I like this pair, but I don’t like how they feel after a little bit of walking. They start hurting my feet and my ankles after I walk a couple blocks, and that won’t cut it in Chicago. I want a pair that look exactly like these guys, but I want them to feel like they’re a pair of Dr. Scholls. Do you guys have any recommendations? Thanks!

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Oversized Checker Tunic

Spring has freaking sprung guys! Well not so much sprung, but it’s definitely thinking about springing. Alright, that was confusing. Sorry. I wore this look a few weeks ago when Hubby and I were on a little road trip to visit his grandma. It was her 80th birthday, so all of us met up and celebrated! Steaks, hangs, and lots of angel food cake. SCORE.

There’s something you all should know about me. I absolutely refuse to wear two things when I travel: jeans, and a bra. I won’t do it. Sorry if that’s TMI, but we’re trying to keep it real over here. Obviously, all of my travel outfits are tunics, that can conceal my chest and cover my bum. Let me tell you guys, this oversized checker tunic really covers all my bases. I should also note this is one of those shirts where I bought an XL. So it’s supposed to be a regular shirt, but now it’s a tunic. Does anyone else do that…?

Oh, I also have to tell you guys about these leggings. They’re the Girlfriend Collective leggings that you probably saw all over Facebook and they’re absolutely amazing. I always doubt those Facebook campaigns, looking at you, Quip. But I saw one of my actual girlfriends get them and I knew I had to try them. In case you live under a rock and didn’t see the billion social media ads, these leggings are made out of freaking plastic bottles! Isn’t that insane? Anyway, they’re really comfortable and basically shape to your body. I’m so so so happy I jumped on the bandwagon!

Side note: did I ever tell you that I grew up in a red house? Yup! It’s probably one of the weirdest houses ever (in the best possible way). We already covered that it’s red, it also has floor to ceiling windows in every room and, oh yeah, a flat roof. I’m pretty pumped we never moved and now I have an awesome backdrop for photos when I go home to visit!

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Fair Isle Sweater

fair isle sweater

I remember just a few weeks ago when it was 60 degrees outside. I had to wear a light jacket to keep from sweating my a*s off, and I was daydreaming about little a-line dresses and slip-on shoes. My optimistic thoughts about Spring were well-intentioned but didn’t come to fruition. Because as most of the midwest and east coast knows, there’s about 4 inches of snow outside, and it just keeps on coming. While our little spring stint is over, for now, I can keep daydreaming of warm weather and spring clothes. Since it’s still winter, I’ll share this perfect snow day outfit with you all.

fair isle sweater

fair isle sweater

Hubby and I snapped these photos last weekend after brunch at Flower Flat. I scooped up this fair isle sweater from the clearance rack of Forever 21 for a whopping $5. To be honest, it’s a little itchy. But per Hubby’s brilliant suggestion, I wore a little boyfriend style tee under it, and the itchies were gone. YAS.

I love love love the cowl neck on this bad boy because it’s got the stylistic perk of the turtleneck without the strangulation feeling. You know? I only have a few grievances with this sweater. A.) I wish the pattern was on the entire sweater, and B.) the boxy cut isn’t the most flattering look on my Germanic frame. But alas, I’ll still wear it.

fair isle sweater

fair isle sweater

I’m hoping this is the last time I have to wear this bulky sweater, but if it’s going to snow outside in the middle of March, I might as well be cute and warm. Alright, let me tell you about these jeans. They aren’t super stretchy (which I’m personally not a fan of TBH), but I do love the cut. I’m only 5’4″ so any jeans that I don’t have to roll are A++ in my book.

What’s your go-to look for a snow day?

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