WHAT I'D WEAR & WUW

I pondered and pondered this prompt which is something you’d never wear, but truth is, I’ll try about any clothing piece or trend at hand. About the only thing I won’t try anymore are body-con dresses and there isn’t anybody who wants to see this forty something lady in one of those, at least, not without a full body Spanx! Nope, just can’t pull off those figure-hugging skin-tight suckers anymore so there was no way I was even trying one for this post. So instead I’ll showcase a fun new outfit that anyone could wear and dress it up or down.



So what I’m going to say “Never, will I ever” is.....stop wearing hot pink, lol. Yep, Never will I ever stop wearing Hot Pink.
I guess you could call this Hot Pink Post 2 because Last Week I brought you my favorite hot pink sweater.



Now, I do want to make note of the weather for a minute. Yes, I am in short sleeves and will occasionally wear them in the Winter and maybe a little mental Spring channeling but this photo was taken a few weeks ago on an unseasonably 50-degree day! TODAY, the air feel is a full 100 degrees difference! Yes, I said it! Kids, it is -50 wind chill with an actual temp high of minus -11! In our neck of the woods, things are shut down! People are warned not to go outside. 


Yes, I’m focusing on this Cute Bow Top and What’s up Wednesday but the only freezing thing on our brains is the record cold so I will be under extra blankets and probably very unmotivated the next couple days. But hey, I can still blog. So, let’s think warm and toasty thoughts and get to the rest of this post of goodness. And how about this Cute top as possible Valentine's idea! I mean it's under $14!! Lots of cute colors AND I LOVE IT!!

TOP HERE // BLACK JEANS HERE //
PUMPS HERE // EARRINGS HERE

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Cute new WUW graphic from the girls!

WUW Now, time for some What's Up in the Nine neck of the woods

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Soups, Light and Healthy Meals...I'll be sharing some healthier meals in the week's to come.
 New to Me Bean and Bacon soup so good...Find recipe HERE

 Cauliflower soup..first heard about from Lisa, Recipe HERE

My Chunky White Chicken Chili Recipe HERE

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: Neither of our Teams Being in the Super Bowl this weekend and those poor Saints...just Wrong! Thinking about our 2 teams and the robbed New Orleans Saints!
Read the story of how my purse was confiscated HERE


3. WHAT I’M LOVING: Our sweet girl, Daisy Mae had a birthday yesterday and turned 14!
We have carpet runners for her since she cannot walk on hard surfaces, I turned around the other day and somehow she got her lil paws under a runner, so cute!

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Well, with -50 windchills, staying IN! And running the fireplace non-stop!

5. WHAT I’M DREADING: This

6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: Well, with the staying in, cooking, reading, binge watching...actually kind of nice...

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Our youngest was awarded, along with 4 other Seniors, the IFCA Academic All-State Honors for Football.

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: In Season 5 of Ray Donovan, I go from loving him to hating him to loving him again. Next up: You and Dirty John.


This will be finished during this Polar Vortex, Then, Monday I'll tell you what is next on the reading list.
BUY IT HERE

9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: Old school Rock, Old School and Current Country and a lot of weather.

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Lots of flannels...and all the cozy clothes!

11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Super Bowl Snacking of course, thankfully, no big plans.

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Oddly, we have no big February happenings, my mom is going to Florida for most of the month and we just want to make it through the Cold spells. Hopefully it will warm up a bit to go snowshoeing! 

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: The Blended Blog February Fashion Prompts are out. Join us!

BONUS: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FAMILY VALENTINE'S TRADITION: Feeding my family heart shaped foods of course. Like my heart shaped Turkey Meatloaves with pink mashed potatoes and heart shaped Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins for dessert!

RECIPE HERE

RECIPE HERE

For those of you affected my the bitter cold, stay warm and toasty and praying you encounter no problems! 
WARM HUGS!

50 comments:

  1. I love that blouse...thinking about getting it in royal blue. What size did you get because it looks like it runs small. Thinking about a medium? Congrats on that great honor for your son.

    Stay warm girlie!
    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

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  2. I thought about y'all yesterday when Dylan Dreyer was talking about what that weather and wind chill can do to a person outside! Stay inside haha!! We had a "snow day" yesterday for snow that never showed up but it was still cold so I stayed inside and relaxed--it was wonderful! Enjoy your day!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. Ooooh that bow blouse is so pretty! I think I need it, maybe in the pretty blue color! Gosh, I gotta stop shopping! I hope you stay warm and cozy today my sweet friend. Congrats to that handsome and talented son of yours! What an honor!
    You are the cutest snow bunny evah!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. Isn't this weather crazy cold! Stay warm inside. Love the pink on you! Happy BDay to Daisy.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  5. Congrats to your son, how exciting! Happy birthday to Daisy! And, I totally wouldn't wear one of those skin tight dresses either, not a good look for me either, ha.
    x, Julie | This Main Line Life

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  6. You look SO chic! I love this outfit for date night or even work! Those earrings are too cute! Happy Birthday to sweet Daisy!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  7. Stay warm friend!! Congratulations to your son and happy birthday to Daisy! I agree you should never stop wearing pink!! It's just a pop of happiness! xo

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  8. Darling as always! We are having bone chilling cold here too. Nothing like forecasted highs in the negative numbers. Half of town is closed today, but we're off to work. Off to layer up.... stay warm!

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  9. Brrr...that's crazy cold. Stay warm, friend! I need to check out Ray Donovan since both you and Laura like it!

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  10. Hi Andrea! I love that darling blouse one you. I never met a bow that I didn't like. An Anonymous Girl is on my download list. Stay warm!!!

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  11. That blouse is so cute on you! I have a similar weather screen shot in my post. It is ridiculous how cold it is! I haven't heard of Ray Donovan. Is it on Netflix or Prime! Stay warm!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  12. I had lunch with one of my die-hard Saints fans yesterday and they are boycotting the Super Bowl this weekend. I saw on social media that most of the bars in NOLA are re-playing the SB game of when the Saints won it a few years ago instead of the live game. People in this part of the country are TICKED (to put it ever so slightly!). I saw the play and I agree with them, but we're not NFL fans so much, so I know you understand. Stay WARM today, Friend! I'm thinking about you!

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  13. I love your top! I was going to say that pink is my favorite on you. Yikes with those temperatures! Stay warm my friend. Flannels are a favorite of mine too. And happy birthday to Miss Daisy!

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  14. Whoa, that forecast is legit freezing. But I wouldn't mind an excuse to stay bundled up and cozy reading in your house by that fireplace! Eating the bean and bacon soup while I'm at it! LOL! You look fab in your hot pink and you should definitely NOT stop wearing it!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  15. Stay warm!! Those are scary numbers to see!! I adore the pink with black color combo! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  16. I love that you approached it this way, Andrea.
    I think the more I've gotten older, the more I realize I should never say never!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  17. I love hot pink too! If wearing it is wrong, I don't want to be right! Ha! Happy 4th Birthday Daisy Mae. Also, those temps are CRAZY! Have the best relaxing weekend at home!

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  18. Oh girl give me ALL the pink! That top is fantastic on you!

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  19. Happy Birthday to your sweet Daisy!!!
    This cold has been RIDICULOUS! When your HIGH is negative? Something is really messed up!!!

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  20. Loving the super cute bow on this hot pink number! So good for Valentine's!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  21. I won't go near anything for fitting either. In addition to assaulting peoples eyes, it is just not comfy.
    You look so beautiful in this hot pink, love this blouse!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  22. Kent's been watching the weather as if it's his job. LOL Where we lived in MN the actual temp is -26 this morning. BRRRRR. You had so much goodness to share this fine Wednesday. I love making all the hearty, Valentine's foods for my family too and miss that. One day, I'll be doing it for my grands❤️. Enjoy being forced to stay in. It's kinda fun and on some level I miss it a little. Happy Hump Day!!! XOXO

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  23. Hope you are staying warm! We are below 0 here, too, but not quite as bad! That chicken chili looks delicious. Love how you mash one can of the beans - sounds like it would make it so thick and yummy!

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  24. Love you in hot pink! The bow everything is so sweet with this look on you. I have been making soups too, warm and yummy butternut squash is my specialty :-) No Superbowl for the Steelers either! .. I am the same, I have just been hating Ray Donovan too.. his character grumbles few words lately and he just uses his fists if he doesnt like someone. He was more likeable in earlier seasons!
    Have a great day!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  25. Stay warm you gorgeous snow bunny! I cannot beleive those temps! Hot pink is your color. Happy Birthday to sweet Daisy, she is as cute as a button. I need to read that book, loved the last one by them.

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  26. BRRRR it's cold there!! I love your fireplace and cozy flannels. You've got the right idea. Happy Birthday to sweet Daisy and Congrats to your son! Wow!!!! Never should you ever stop wearing hot pink, did I say that right? It's a GREAT color on you! The bow details are so cute. How are you liking Ray D, the show?? You've gotten pretty far through it. I agree, it's a love/hate thing with his character but those are the kind of characters I usually like to watch! Ohhh I just finished YOU and Dirty John! YOU is so creepy but addictive. DJ was good but I had already listened to the podcast, I think Bravo did a good job with it. Have a great day and stay warm!

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  27. Another great hot pink look for sure! Also loving the flannels you posted in the second part of this! Congrats to your youngest on the award. I watched You and Dirty John - that one is crazy because it's based on a true story! Hope you are keeping warm in this terrible cold!

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  28. You totally try all of the trends and you rock every single one of them! You can seriously pull anything off!

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  29. I love hot pink too!! I don’t even know what -50 feels like. Don’t want to know!! Didn’t know it was possible to drop that low. The bean and bacon soup sounds amazing and I’m off to check that out. Stay warm!!

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  30. You look lovely in pink! And happy birthday to your sweet pup so precious.

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  31. Stay warm! The cauliflower soup looks so good, I'm going to go check out the recipe. I love your fireplace set up, my new imaginary home has one just like it, haha!

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  32. Absolutely love the pink, the bow is so perfect! It's cold cold cold here today too- stay warm by the fire! Happy Birthday to your sweet pup and Congrats to your son on the recognition, that's simply amazing!

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  33. What a wonderful honor for your son! You must be so proud :) LOVE that pink blouse on you too!

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  34. WOW it is cold there huh? You love fabulous in Pink and I think you could rock the body-con dress.
    Happy Birthday Daisy!
    Lisa

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  35. Omg that pink shirt is stunning on you! Also, pink mashed potatoes?! I know color has no impact on taste, but omg, looks crazy (and cute!) I bet my kiddos would love those! Stay warm, lady!

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  36. You looks so good in hot pink! Happy Birthday, Daisy Mae! What a sweetie! Also, I love your heart shaped food items. Too cute!

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  37. We're part way through season 4 of Ray Donovan and while I don't really admit it to my husband I am totally hooked on this family that I alternately love and hate. Stay warm! It's cold here too but not THAT cold!!

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  38. LOL at the body-con dress comment. This 30-something wouldn't dare leave the house in one. That hot pink top is gorgeous on you and happy birthday to sweet Daisy! Your fireplace looks so cozy and warm to snuggle up at home. xoxo

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  39. Love your blouse! Happy birthday to your Daisy! Hope you stay warm. Have a great rest of the week!

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  40. Congratulations to your son! I love hot pink too - it's a great color on you, and the bow is such a pretty touch. There's no way I could wear short sleeves in winter, even in the house. I'm always freezing!

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  41. That is a fabulous blouse and it looks stunning on you!

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  42. Stay safe and warm Andrea, that weather sounds horrendous! I though -14 in the Alpes last week was cold. Brrrr. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  43. I will never give up a certain color either! Hot pink is just too cute of a color on you! I don't typically go for those body con dresses either, and the same with crop tops! That area is just better under a layer of looser fabric! Haha! But I will take my 2 kids over a flat belly any day! Hope you are staying warm!!

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  44. I am cracking up after popping back and reading about your purse! I may have read it before but I was laughing all over again. Your handsome boy!! Congrats momma that is so exciting.

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  45. That bow top is just stunning. I love you in hot pink, Andrea. It is 100% your color! And I was wondering if you were freezing on the pics and then found out these were taken when the Midwest had their warmer spell. Congratulations to your son too, that's real nice.

    I miss you on the blog so make sure to join the Thursday Moda linkup today {http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2019/01/thursday-moda-152-winter-in-beanies.html} and every Thursday, and while you are there join the "Skirting the Rules" linkup too. Thanks and enjoy the weekend! =)

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    P.S. You will love "You". It used to be on Lifetime and it is addictive!

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  46. LOVE that blush sweater on you!! I agree with those winter cold memes! It's cold here but you've got us beat by a lot. Stay in and stay cozy! I have to read the purse story now. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  47. It's been so cold here too! This morning was 10 degrese! I love that bow top. It would be perfect for Valentine's day!

    Tracy
    https://www.findyourdazzle.com

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  48. Girl never stop with the pink! It's your color and I just love the bright pop!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  49. you look so good in this bright pink! And can I just say I love your fireplace!! Thank you for linking up for #TheWeeklyStyleEdit xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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  50. That pink blouse looks sooo pretty on you dear! Such a cute piece.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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