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I have wanted to experiment with the oversize chunky sweater trend and have hesitated , as it seems to go against nature for a woman trying to shed unwanted pounds… Feeling brave I decided to go to my husband ‘s closet and see what I could borrow….

This is a Aran sweater that my oldest son purchase on a trip he took to Ireland.  He was there as a high school student and actually went to the Aran Island and met the islanders via a well orchestrated scavenger hunt.  Since my husband is first generation Irish-American and proud of his heritage, I know he would love to see me in this…


Pairing an oversize sweater has to have a skinny bottom and this time I resisted my knee high boots and opted for my shooties instead.  I didn’t like this at first, then got the idea to fold the bottom up and expose the bottom of the striped shirt.  This did the trick!  I had to wear a shirt underneath as wool is too irritating for my sensitive skin…


Since that didn’t go too poorly, I felt brave and went for another attempt.  When I was trying this outfit out, my husband walked into the bedroom and caught me.  All he said was, “I love that sweater!”  I replied, ” on me or yourself” , he said, “Both”.  I guess that means he didn’t mind my raiding his sweater closet…. Yes,  he has what is suppose to be a linen closet in the master bedroom dedicated to sweatshirts (mostly New England Patriots) and sweaters.


I have to say, I think this isn’t bad for me and I can tolerate it despite my desire to show off my hard work of losing weight… In fact I went grocery shopping in this and caught a fireman checking me out admirably, so must not have been too bad…  Just goes to show you, that you never can tell and should attempt new things instead of assuming it won’t work…. I think these two both qualify as great Mom on the Go looks…


So, anyone eyeing their husband’s sweaters in a new light?  Let me know how you feel about this trend.  Your comments are welcomed and appreciated! 

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 Gratitude:  I am grateful to my son for putting up with my terrible PMS overemotional symptoms and taking my photos patiently despite my breakdown… I am grateful that I wrapped half the presents last night.  I am also grateful that I was able to do the grocery shopping for Christmas breakfast and dinner yesterday.  I am grateful that I have my husband’s upcoming vacation to look forward to and quality family time…


These cords are so soft , I wish I could post pictures of me wearing them, but I purchased them a size smaller than my current weight in anticipation of the continued weight loss journey. They are from Chadwicks  and are available in limited sizes   I love the pumpkin color!  I bought them in regular length to wear with boots, but they do come in petites.

While talking about Chadwicks, which I love, here is the link to a sweater I purchased from them earlier and  I just love the corals, browns and green in the print.  One more thing don’t forget to search online for coupon codes when placing an order as there are usually some pretty good ones.

Now onto my thrift store scores.  These shoes, just really looked special to me.  My intention is to wear them with pants and tights and just have to toes peeking out from pants.  To me they almost have a menswear inspired feel to them. What do you think?  

This sweater is my attempt for shorter tops to elongate my legs and disguise my petite body.  I love the color and the texture.  It is a Talbots Petite.  I don’t know if this will qualify as the chunky sweater trend, but it is my intention without bulking up.  When you are on a weight loss journey this trend is not ideal.  Does it qualify for the trend, please chime in!

Next is another Sfera sweater must have been donated by the same person as my previous one.  Researched and found out this is from a Spanish design house of affordable designs.  Can’t go wrong with olive….

This skirt is my favorite piece this week.  As much as I confess that I love pink, I would have to say chocolate brown is right up there with it.  If I can’t eat it, I might as well wear it!  This skirt was bought for one very important purpose… To force me to tuck since it has buttons that need to be highlighted.  I vowed to look for details like that and will search for more.  Ann Taylor tag on this is sewed on upside down…

Now, due to my realization that I need more cropped looks to accommodate my petite body, I recently went on a search on Ebay to see what I could find.  These just came in the mail. I love the jade green color of the mohair cropped jacket. The color of the red one is so fun and it is the perfect length.  Should I change out those white buttons?


Gratitude- I am grateful that my only daughter will be home today for fall break from college and infuse some much needed feminine energy into our home.  

I am really looking forward to taking my daughter for some “shoe shopping therapy” to release the stress of her senior year!

I hope my finds inspire you in some way.  If you are petite and trying to maximize your outfits to elongate you, please share your tricks.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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