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I love that fleece is having a moment right now. Every where I look I see another cozy fleece pullover like this one or this one. I love them for days off and lounging at night or even when heading to a workout. Pullovers are definitely more on the casual side, so when heading out and about at night, they are often left at home. This jacket changes that. The moto style with the fleece fabric makes it just as cozy as a pullover, but able to be dressed up for heading out to dinner or drinks. This fuzzy wuzzy jacket is one of my new fav purchases because I wear it casually as I would a pullover, butttt get even more use because I can style it differently to wear out. This one is a great price, too.
I styled it here with a lace cami, jeans, and over-the-knee boots. The OTK boots and fun burgundy patent bag gave this a more dressed up feel. It’s not so dressed up like going to a nice dinner, but its dressy casual-cool, which is my preference for a low-key dinner with girls or the hubs. For day time, I’d wear a different bag and a comfy pair of sneakers or slides. You could also style it with a classic t-shirt instead of a lace cami during the day for an even more casual look. The lace cami I am wearing is a bit of a splurge, but I wear it at least once, sometimes twice a week, so for me, the price is absolutely worth it. This one and this one are more budget friendly options that will still give you the same look.
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How are you wearing the fleece trend? I shared a fleece or faux shearling lined denim jacket earlier this week (along with some words of encouragement + some #realtalk) here. I’m not sure if you all have heard of the app called Trove before, but its a new app I just got on that a lot of bloggers are a part of! Its a super easy way to keep up with several that you may already follow, find new ones, and find outfit inspiration! You can even shop directly from the app which is nice. Anyways, I’m pumped to now be on it and would love any of you who use it to follow me on there!
My Whole 30 is almost over! I have just five days left (including today) and I am oh so excited for the light at the end of the tunnel and the reservation on day 31 at my favorite Italian spot. I wanted to share five thoughts I’ve had or have been having in honor of just five days left.
- Why didn’t I start this two days earlier so that I could indulge in Superbowl food festivities? Although, in hindsight, it’s probably best I don’t end my Whole 30 and then partake in Superbowl binging. The next day hurts no matter what, so falling face first into 1/2 a pound of buffalo wings, queso, cheese, jalepeño poppers, buffalo chicken dip, sausage balls, BBQ, and whatever else you can think of probably wouldn’t end so well for me.
- I’m surprised at how easy it was for me to cut out meat this Whole 30. I still ate fish, but I made it through with no chicken, no beef, and no bacon. Go me! I’m not giving up meat forever, I just thought it would be an added challenge as I have been trying to only eat meat like once a week as is. I used bacon as a convenience food a lot during previous Whole 30’s, as well as chicken and apple sausage, so it was a little extra thinking or planning on my end to make sure I had fish or extra veggies on hand. Tuna and I really got close this round.
- I’m also surprised at how much easier every Whole 30 gets. My girlfriend and I who have done several together were talking about it and we almost feel ‘guilty’ for how easy they are getting. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a major challenge, but we just know the results are worth it. We also know tons of food options and recipes, so we don’t get as bored.
- I’m so happy I did the reintroduction phase the right way the first time I did my Whole 30. I know now what affects me how and am able to use that information to decide what is worth it and when. I know my body will continue to change in how it responds to certain things, so I’ll toy around with cutting things out and adding them back in as needed.
- I forgot how much I loved cooking several time a week. Well, I didn’t really forget, but I had to force myself to make time almost daily for it during the Whole 30 and I am so glad! Cooking is so calming for me and it is a labor of love, so making time for it more often is important. I have also loved to share new recipes with you all again and love the feedback I’ve gotten on recipes– both old and new!
If you already finished your Whole 30– go you!! If you have some time left like me, hang in there. You got this! XO