Tie Sleeve Sweater and Platform Loafers

You know it’s officially Fall only when all the Mums and Pumpkins come out! The weather complied as well this past weekend and we had a chance to break out our favorite Fall hashtag: #sweaterweather. I wore this for a day out shopping with the family, we bought Adam a new video game, grabbed a week’s groceries, and picked up some new fish and coral for Tom’s salt water tank. Of course I couldn’t resist making him snap a few pics of my outfit in front of the mum display at the  grocery store! I didn’t even flinch when people stopped and stared, and one even pulled out a cell phone, I think to maybe add us to the boyfriends of instagram feed? Hopefully not…haha.

If there is anywhere I do want drama in my life, it has to be on my sleeves this season. This cozy wool cashmere blend sweater with the tie-sleeve detail is my newest addition to my wardrobe, also available in grey, navy, and winter white. I like to wear my sleeves longer as I’ve done below, but you can also tie the bows tighter so that the sleeves don’t go over your hands – which is exactly what I did when I was home changing diapers instead of out trying to be extra cute 🙂

I’ve also been using my favorite tote bag a LOT more now since I’ve been going to my Stand-up comedy class with Second City, and often lugging around more stuff than usual, including notebooks and the all-important snacks for the road (I’m SUCH a mom). The class has been a lot of fun and I would encourage anyone with the slightest interest in comedy to give it a shot. It isn’t easy though, and I do want to curl up and die in the riff sessions at the beginning of every class, but besides that, overall it has been great! (P.S. This bag is a part of the friends and family sale going on now, use code WEAREFRIENDS for 30% off + a free pouch with purchase of $250!)

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Sweater: thanks to Ann Taylor | Bag: thanks to Gigi New York (Get 30% off with code WEAREFRIENDS)| Jeans: Zara (old) – Similar Style | Scarf: (on bag) Cuyana | Shoes: Rag and Bone (sold out) – Similar Style 

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