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Sweater Coat + November Update + Link Up

One thing that really frustrates almost every style blogger I know is when we get something new, love it, photograph it, get ready to post it for the first time...only to find out it's already sold out! I can't speak for everyone but generally I find people are most interested in the exact items I share vs. similar options. And that's understandable since one of the advantages of seeing it on someone else is that they can answer a lot of questions about fit, fabric etc. that help make or break purchase decisions. But it's bound to happen from time to time, and today is one of those times!

Sweater Coat (c/o) | Lace Cami (Almost sold out. Similar, Similar S-XLBudget Option) | Jeans | Boots | Necklace | Tory Burch Bag (Budget Option

I'm leaving the link to my exact sweater coat (c/o SheIn) in the post just in case they happen to re-stock it. (It happened over Black Friday weekend with an Express sweater so you never know!) For reference it's a One Size piece and pretty roomy. I think it could fit sizes XS (as long as you don't mind it oversized) through Large.
Sweater Coat (c/o) | Lace Cami (Almost sold out. Similar, Similar S-XLBudget Option) | Jeans | Boots | Necklace | Tory Burch Bag (Option, Budget Option) | Earrings

As for the still-in-pieces I'm wearing, my black jeans and slouchy boots run true to size. There are a couple of colors/sizes left in my exact lace-trim cami and it does run true to size but on the roomy/boxy side.

Since my exact item is out of stock, I thought I'd share a few other highly-rated SheIn sweater coat options under $40.
One | Two | Three
Four | Five | Six
Seven | Eight | Nine

If your size is sold out in my lace cami, here are a few other current options at price points under $60.

One | Two | Three | Four | Five 

November Update:
On the last Wednesday of the month I always share a little behind-the-blog update here to add a little variety beyond the standard fare of what I wore, what's on sale, etc.!

What I'm eating:
After going a month without any baked desserts (I'm not kidding when I say that's probably a lifetime achievement since I started eating solid foods as a baby) I enjoyed some pie for Thanksgiving Day and these cookies over the holiday weekend:

They were a little bit of a mess an hassle to make (after rolling the dough it has to be dipped in egg white followed by corn flakes) but the result was a delicious peanut butter chocolate cookie with a crunchy exterior. You really couldn't taste the corn flakes...it just tasted crunchy! My husband had the brilliant idea to pair these with ice cream so it tasted similar to fried ice cream recipes I've had.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I'm ready to get back on track with healthier eating. Having sugary sweets around the house reminded me how easily I get addicted and how tough it is to resist temptations sitting around my kitchen. Out of sight, out of mind! We tossed the sweets we didn't finish over the weekend and will wait for another special occasion to indulge. I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunities for that in December!

What I'm working on:
Holiday Prep: I just ordered our holiday cards but will need to address and mail those when they arrive. I have a few ideas for things to get my kids but I really need to sit them down and have them write an actual wishlist for me...then get it all ordered!

2018 Prep: The new year will be here in no time and I've been thinking a lot about what goals I want to set for myself and for the blog. And by blog goals I don't mean, "get this many followers." I mean things I can work on or control, like "improve photography" or "post consistently to my Facebook page." Hopefully I'll have some kind of plan in place by the New Year so I can share it here! I also ordered and received my 2018 Planner so at least I have that much done! Thanks to Kristen for directing me to Plum Paper for my planner. I favor a particular page layout (every weekday on ONE side of the page) that I couldn't find anywhere until she suggested them.

What I'm reading:
Currently reading The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman and enjoying it so far! The full review will be in my December Book Reviews (coming on the 14th). For more book recommendations you can check my most recent round of reviews here or head to the menu bar up top and select Categories > Book Reviews.

What I'm listening to:
My current Audible Selection is The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults. Spoiler alert for my December Book Reviews but I highly recommend this to parents of tweens and teens (or anyone who works with them regularly)! It started out a little too anecdotal for my taste but once the author got into the substance of the book it's been so informative. It's really changed some of my ideas about teens and how I plan to parent my soon-to-be teens.

What I'm doing this weekend:
My second monthly Friends Brunch is coming up this weekend! I am a little proud of us for making this plan and actually following through with it. I'm in charge of restaurant selection this month so fingers crossed that everyone likes it! (For the backstory and more about the challenges of making friends as an adult read this post.)

What I'm looking forward to next month:
Two things rolled into one! First, the middle school orchestra concert. My oldest will be playing in it and he's been so dedicated to practicing and preparing for this. I'm excited to hear the whole group together for the first time. And on that note (no pun intended), my mom is coming out for the orchestra performance so I'm looking forward to that extra family time! She's a very talented musician herself so it will be fun to share this experience with her.

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That's it for this month! As always, thanks for spending a few minutes of your day here and I'll see you back on Friday.

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  1. That does look like a nice cardigan! :) I rarely get to link to what I'm actually wearing as I so rarely buy new things for my wardrobe, haha! I did snap up a few things in the sales though....

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a lovely week, and you got some bargains in the sales.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Oh yes I totally hear you on that, I often have that happen and get so frustrated too:( I get excited when my pieces are still available like the dress I posted today:-) This is a very cute sweater coat on you! It's nice to see what you've been up too, I need to pick up that book about teens as I work with adolescents and that sounds like a great resource.

  3. I'm loving the camisole oversized sweater look right now, and you rocked it!

  4. That sweater coat is super cute! I love the oversized look! And those peanut butter cookies look delicious! I love the idea of adding a crunch to them with the cornflakes!

  5. I hate when that happens. I think I'm going to have to return the planner I ordered that would be the second one lol. Plum Planner looks amazing.


  6. Sweater coat? That seriously sounds/looks like heaven. This looks so cozy and chic!!

    Enclothed Cognition

  7. This actually happens to me quite often! I love the sweater coat! So cozy!

  8. That sweater coat looks so comfy!!!

  9. Those cookies look amazing, definitely worth the wait! That sweater coat look so cozy, and I hear ya on items being sold out so quickly. It's frustrating, especially when you have no idea if they'll be re-stocked or not <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. That sweater coat is adorable! Looks perfect for chilly San Diego nights. Too bad it's sold out! That happens to me almost every single post now! It's so frustrating but that's the problem with style blogging sometimes ;)

    I have been thinking a lot of my goals for my blog next year too, and I'm hoping for more consistency in my posting! Can't wait to see what's in store!

  11. The sweater coat looks really cozy!

    Man those cookies look so yummy!

  12. I love your outfit. Kind of want to try that one soon.

    Adriana | Boho Winter Outfits Every It Girl Is Wearing

  13. I just love the name it has! Sweater coat sounds like it would be absolutely cozy to wear!



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