January 11, 2017

50 Shades of Grey

Feeling the winter blahs?  Me too.  My husband just informed me that the 3rd Monday of January is referred to as “Blue Monday,” and is allegedly the most depressing day of the year.  Am I the only one who wants to curl up on the couch and have Netflix marathons on a daily basis??  Must.  Resist.  Couch.  Want to know what my solution is?  Sweatshirts.  Not just any sweatshirt . . . fancy sweatshirts.  Sweatshirts that can go from the couch to the play date to dinner and back again.  Sweatshirts that are comfy and cozy but also a little bit of fun.  Sequins, ruffles, lace . . . bring on the fancy.

Dress Up the Sweatshirt


Feather Sweatshirt (size small, probably could have sized down to xs as the sleeves were long but I liked the looser fit)

McGuire Newton Crop Vintage Skinny Jeans (true to size, wearing 28)

Boots (Shana totally sold me on these . . . a walkable heel and higher shaft for a “sock boot”)

Dressed Down

I’m loving these jeans lately . . . the grey is perfect to pair with pretty much any color (I obviously prefer 50 shades of grey – I mean look how I dressed my daughter!).  And they’re actually short enough to keep the distressed hem without having to hack them up–a typical problem for us shorter mamas. They’re super comfortable and didn’t lose their shape – at all – when I wore them.  


Ruffle Hem Pullover (super soft and pooch-friendly)

McGuire Newton Crop Vintage Skinny Jeans (true to size, wearing 28)

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty Ox (I just liked the look of the smaller ones on my foot)

Nickel & Suede Earrings (My favorite earrings because they’re so lightweight . . . pretty much worn 90% of the time!)

On Greenlea: Leggings, Skirt (similar), Sneakers (similar), Sweatshirt, Bow

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  • KAM
    January 11, 2017

    FYI- Anthro is having extra 40% of sale items with code ‘TAGTIME’ so that sweatshirt would be a steal! Thanks for the posting- clever idea!

  • Fran
    January 11, 2017

    Yay, love cool sweatshirts with a little extra something! Just a heads up; I ordered the faded grey sweatshirt from Anthro and it’s a really weird fit. Bummed to send it back, great price and was excited about it. But it’s too short and boxy, and I’m only 5’5″ with a pretty average length torso…

  • Lori
    January 12, 2017

    Love these so much! I’ve been looking for some “fancy” sweatshirts to wear every day for the exact reasons you mentioned lol.

  • aeriel
    January 12, 2017

    Love these!!! Thank you for finding so many great options!

  • Plum Pretty Sugar
    January 12, 2017

    You are so right!
    Fancy sweatshirts can really turn your day around!


  • Christy Hartman
    January 12, 2017

    I love this post. Question – do you put that ruffle sweatshirt in the dryer?

  • Emily Gould
    January 12, 2017

    Question. How do you wash a feather sweatshirt? Dry clean (ugh)?

  • Robin Anderson
    January 30, 2017

    50 shades of gray isn’t only a book. Today it’s also trendy color in the clothes. And you can follow the fashion trends with the help of my dissertation paper. Thanks to the author for the post.

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