3 Ways to Style a Cropped Sweater

What is better for brightening up this dreary spring weather than a brightly colored statement sweater? Today’s post features this striped crop sweater, adorned in bold hues and just a touch of sparkle, in three different stylings. Which one is your favorite?

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  • Arnie and I had an impromptu brunch date last Saturday—and Josie, too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We got advice before having a baby to get them out early and often, and we really try to do that. We’ve made it a point to take her with us to restaurants, the grocery store, running errands—you name it. Its definitely harder in some places than others, and it’s forced me to get comfortable nursing in public, but every time we manage a new place, I feel more and more like my “old” self. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In becoming a mom, I always told myself that I don’t want to be the type that loses themselves to parenthood—that I will want (and need) to maintain my own identity outside of being a mother. These little adventures are just small steps in making sure that happens. Deep down, I truly believe that the only way I will be the best mom for my daughter is by ensuring I am taking care of myself and my mental wellbeing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While #maternalmentalhealth month is coming to a close, it shouldn’t mean closing the door on taking care of yourself and your needs. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary for your health and the health of your family; don’t let anyone make you feel otherwise.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#mentalhealthawareness #pittsburgh #shadyside #pghblogger
  • Up and at ‘em at 5:00 a.m., even on the weekends. No one told me that pumping meant never sleeping in! Who else is up at the crack of dawn starting their day? #pittsburgh #blogher #pghblogger #wkloveyourcloset
  • Where are you guys at with the ruffle sleeve trend? Honestly, I thought this would’ve come and gone by now, so I’m surprised it’s still hanging on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Me—I’m kind of over it, but I’ll incorporate a few subtle pieces every now and then. Let’s hear your thoughts!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#trendwatch #affordablestyle #wkloveyourcloset #pittsburghblogger #theblogsocieties #sscollective
  • Arnie texted me at 9:00 last night: “Milkshakes acquired. Returning home.” I fell in love with him all over again. 😉🍦 #themilkshakefactory #pittsburgh #jcrewalways #wkloveyourcloset #pghblogger #pittsburghblogger #theblogsocieties
  • Do you have a favorite drink? Either one that you need in order to start your day, or maybe something that you treat yourself to as a little pick-me-up? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Me, I usually stick to coffee or espresso during the weekdays, but I live for an iced chai latte on the weekends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My favorite one in the city is from @tazzadoro, and I  have to hold myself back from drinking them by the gallon. 😬😬⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#givemeallthecoffee #newmama #thehappynow #sollybabywrap
  • If you could name one item in your closet as your absolutely favorite, what would it be? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For me, it's probably this blazer. We've been having a not-so-secret love affair this spring (in case you haven't noticed). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First of all, it's great for breastfeeding because it can be worn over anything and, second, it makes even a t-shirt look presentable. Those are two MAJOR wins in my book right now; I can feel semi put-together even when covered in spit up. #win Comment below with your wardrobe favorite!

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