THE $100 DIFFERENCE, WUW & TBB STYLE LINK-UP

 Happy last Wednesday before Christmas and welcome to our weekly link-up and twofer with What’s up Wednesday. While Mom and I were in Marco Island in November, we did a little boutique shopping.

We found a charming boutique at a shopping plaza and pretty much loved everything in there. It was pretty pricey but when I saw this sweater with the ties on the side and a tag that I thought said $62, I was like, ok, not bad, let's get it. When the very chatty sales clerk rang it up, she said "that'll be $170 and some change." Whaaaat? I thought it was $62 not $162. Now trying to play it cool, I didn't say that, bit the bullet and just paid it. Now, that I've fallen in love with it and worn it on repeat, I'm ok with the mistake. However, next time, I #won'tmisstheone!! 

I have worn this a couple times shopping and it is so comfy, throw on leggings and my OTK boots that are flat and comfy, and it's a chic shopping outfit that gets sweet compliments. 



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


1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Italian Turkey Burger Soup, Pumpkin Spiced FudgeAntipasto Bake..
Recipe HERE

Recipe HERE

Recipe HERE

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: One of the first family photos taken at the old house.

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: The New House..may not be full of furniture yet but loving it, just looking around at all the details makes me smile.

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: MOVING! AND had to take my mom to the Urgent Care at 9 on Friday night because she cut her finger 75% into the tendon and it wouldn't stop bleeding, Then on Satuday, final moving day, I hit my elbow so hard on a corner in my closet that it knocked me out cold. It went crack and I saw stars. Ouch!! No way was I going to the Urgent Care! Too much to do. Mom and I were quite the pair. Her left finger, My right elbow. Oh my!

5. WHAT I’M DREADING: Nada

6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: Putting stuff away, Decorating, Baking, wrapping...may have to pull an all nighter

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: A new year and lot's of decorating!

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: Bloodline & getting ready for The Punisher



9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: All the Christmas Tunes! 

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Hunters, Plaid, Beanies, Sweaters and Coats






11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Why tidings of good Cheer of course and celebrating Jesus's birth!!

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Snow

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: Everything!

Now Let's Link-Up your fabulous style and head over to The Blended Blog and see what one of our beautiful ladies is styling and loving!

xoxo


50 comments:

  1. Oh, Andrea. You two are quite the pair! I hope you are both feeling better. And what timing with the move and Christmas! This sweater is so cute but I can't believe the price mix up! That has happened to me before too. The good news is that it's super cute and versatile and sounds like you have already been wearing it a lot! Happy Wednesday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  2. Oh my goodness! I hope you & your mom are doing alright! Two peas in a pod ha. That is a super cute & super comfy looking sweater. I probably would have died if that happened to me.

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  3. oh my goodness! I hope you and your mom are ok!!
    you look darling, as always!
    Hugs friend!

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  4. Oh no, well it looks great on you and definitely something you'll get lots of use out of! You look so cute in this outfit! Wishing you a very Marry Christmas Andrea!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  5. Well you're certainly getting your wear out of the sweater poncho!! I can't wait to see how everything comes together in your new house - it's going to look amazing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Oh bless your hearts - injuries are no fun especially when you're so busy. I will be praying for your mom's finger, one of my co-workers had a similar injury. Your sweater is super cute on you and you're worth every penny my beautiful friend! I'm making your Stout Beef Stew tonight!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  7. First - I love your sweater - and worth the extra $100. Second - tell your mom I hope she is feeling better. What a scare. And, you, too. I am glad you are okay. Your house looks beautiful - from the pictures I have seen so far. Have a great week.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  8. I almost did the same thing with a dress at Lilly Pulitzer once. The tag on one said one thing and then another one said something wayyy different! At least you're getting a lot of wear out of it! Hopefully you and your mom don't fall apart before Christmas haha! All jokes aside, I hope you both feel better quickly!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  9. Oh heavens! You'll just have to wear the sweater extra much to make it worth it! ;-) Your poor mama. I hope she's ok! Of course I hope you're ok too! I love the sneak peek of the house and all the fabulous outfit inspiration. We're in the holiday home stretch now, let's do this! xoxox

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  10. OMG too funny about the sweater!! You are rocking those red hunters and I love every single outfit you pair with them!!!!

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  11. I wear my hunters year round too! And oh boy that price sure is different! Wear the poncho like it is your job now! 😊

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  12. Oh, your poor mom and you too! Moving is hard work! I love your sweater, even with the extra "1" in the price...ouch! I can't wait to see more of the house. I'm wondering where you found your dining table...love it! Have a wonderful week-before-Christmas!

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  13. LOVE that poncho and those boots! Such a great combo! Hope your mom's finger heals quickly!!! Also we only got about halfway through Bloodline then stopped watching-I think we need to revisit!

    Rosy Outlook

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  14. That sweater does look great on you, even though the price was more than you wanted to pay! So sorry about your mom's finger and your elbow! Feel better soon and Merry Christmas!!

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  15. That flashback photo in your old house - just look at those tiny boys! Oh my goodness! I know that tugs on your heartstrings. And I hope you and your mom both feel better soon!

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  16. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear about your mom AND you. Ouch! Love your tunic/poncho. Good thing you have been able to wear it so much. I hate when the price is different than I expected. That old pic is so cute. Y'all should recreate it the same way at the new house now!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  17. I am loving that sweater! A great boutique find for sure :) Now the price tag... I would of been scared too!! Hope you and your mom feel better and your unpacking goes by quickly :)

    xo
    Mel

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  18. Your momma!!!!!!! That's scary. Cut too far in tendons & that's serious stuff.
    Sticker shock is a whole other game,there. But it is beautiful & something you'll wear for years!!! Classic

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  19. So glad you and your mom are ok! And LOVING that picture of the fam at the old house! Yay for boutique shopping, that sweater is fabulous on you sweet friend <3

    Green Fashionista

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  20. I love the sweater. I also love the hunters with everything! Are they comfy? I hope your mom is ok, and ouch on your elbow!!

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  21. You and your mom need to heal fast!! Poor things!!
    And what a surprise with that poncho. But as long as you wear it and love it---it's all good!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  22. Anonymous20.12.17

    Wishing I was there to give you a huge hug lady !! Give your mom a hug and one for you too, sorry to hear about the mishaps, praying you both heel soon !! I love love this years Christmas card, thank you for sending me one. I couldn't round up all my crew for a family photo session this year. Me (the photographer) couldn't get my own family to cooperate. LOL ! You look gorgeous as always and that fudge looks yummy ! Merry Christmas to you and your family ! XOXO

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  23. Thanks for hosting this party all year long. I wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Nicole of High Latitude Style

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  24. Oh no, so sorry to hear about you and your mom's injuries. Sending you both big hugs!! I love your Christmas card, I was so excited when I received it. Super cute sweater, I feel your pain with reading the tag wrong. That is such the worst feeling, I mean who likes feeling stupid. I love small boutiques but sometimes I'm shocked by the price of certain things. And then when I see the same item somewhere else for cheaper, I'm like UGH. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  25. Love that darling sweater on you!! Bloodline was so good but the last season was almost too dark. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas in your new home.
    PS ... your poor Mom! Hope that she's on the mend soon!!

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  26. Ouch, not a good surprise at the register, but it's so cute, it was worth it! What a cute throwback pic of your family! Double ouch to you and your sweet momma, hope y'all are recovering nicely! I hope y'all have a fantastic Weekend celebrating Christmas!

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  27. Love this cozy sweater on you, my friend! I've been wearing oversized sweaters nonstop! They are just the best this season! PS: Congrats again on the new BEAUTIFUL house!!
    Happy Wednesday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  28. OKAY! Well first off the sweater is totally cute, but I could have never been as cool as you were and still bought it once I found out about the all important 1 that was overlooked.😉 SO...after I got to the part about your poor mama's finger and then your elbow I couldn't hardly focus on the rest of the post. I am so sorry that happened to both of you. Oh my goodness. That sounds like an absolutely awful cut and getting knocked out from hitting your elbow. GOOD GRIEF! Are you sure you didn't crack it or break it? Be careful my darling work-a-holic. Hope the week is going much better now. XOXO

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  29. Oh my gosh I am SO sorry about you and your mom getting injured! I am glad that you are OK though! Maybe have Mr. Nine bring you some Bailey's? :-) Anyways.. I love that poncho and I can't wait to see more photos of the house. I also hope that you and your family have a WONDERFUL Christmas!! Sending you a hug too! xo

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  30. Oh my goodness, y'all take care!! I'm sorry about your moms finger and your elbow. Take it easy ladies!

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  31. Great sweater but I would have cringed and been so frustrated with myself. I hope mama is doing better each day!

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  32. Boutique shopping is some of my favorite shopping! I love this look on you! Oh how yummy does that antipasto bake look! I need to just get myself a pair of a hunter boots already. We loved watching Bloodline! I'm so sad it's over.

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  33. I need that pumpkin spice fudge!
    Loving the cozy sweater too :)

    www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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  34. Love that quote at the end, too funny! I hope you and your mama are doing better after all the moving craziness. Love all the outfits your wearing this week!!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  35. I hope your mom if feeling better, ouch!!! That is such a sweet family picture in the old house. One I am sure you cherish! That sweater looks fabulous on you! Love it! I think I would have been like oh $162? Ummm pass. Haha. But that is my cheap self. It does look fabulous and something I am sure you will wear year after year though, so totally worth it!

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  36. Trade that poncho for a oversized grey cardigan and we are twinning right now! Look at the LITTLE boys in that photo! I'm restyling my home in 2018 - its not as fabulous as your's but it will have to do! Merry Christmas sweetie! Feel better wishes.

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  37. The exact same thing happened to me in Abu Dhabi except I hadn't got to the till!! I think your jumper looks well worth the money - it's great on you. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  38. Sorry to hear your precious Mom hurt her hand! Hope she's recovering quickly. I'm so excited for you and the new home! I already know it's gorgeous without the decorating but I hope you have a blast styling up your new home. xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  39. Dying laughing at the price because that totally sounds like what I would do because I probably wouldn't have had my glasses on ha! And I hope you and your mom stay injury free the rest of the year!!!

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  40. Ha - laughing at your answer to "what's new"! You certainly do have a lot going on friend. Merry Christmas!

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  41. OMG I hope you and our mum are alright! That sounds so painful - both your poo mum cutting herself and you knocking yourself out. Ouch :(
    That is quite an expensive buy but clearly worth it, Andrea. You look gorgeous and I can imagine you'll get loads of wear from it.
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  42. I loooooove decorating a new house - it's so exciting with so many blank pages to fill! I can't wait to see how it all turns out. And I'm glad you and your Mom are OK! Both sond so painful and NOT the way you want to start the holiday weekend. I hope you enjoy the Christmas tunes, baking and lots of time with the family this weekend. Merry Christmas, sweet friend! Enjoy every second of it!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  43. I'm digging those boots, girlfriend! And I cannot wait to see the rest of your house- it's so beautiful!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  44. Your house is looking so fabulous Andrea! Your family photo of when the boys were younger made me tear up, it all goes by so fast. I am so sorry that your mom hurt her hand, that looks painful. All of your looks are fabulous, and that antipasto bake looks AMAZING!!! Merry, Merry Christmas my beautiful friend!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  45. Sending love your way.

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  46. Oh my; be careful! I'm sure being exhausted and trying to do so much isn't helping. I know I am quite accident prone to begin with and just dreadfully more so when I'm tired.

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  47. Gosh I hope both you and your mama heal up quickly! I love your style. Hunter boots can sure make an outfit pop!

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  48. I hope your mom is feeling better. It sounded scary. I love your Hunter boots looks. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

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  49. Oh that hand looks scary! Inhoud it will heel good. Have a fabulous Christmas!

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  50. Oh my goodness you and your mom...a detriment to your wallet and your body. Haha. I'm joking of course. You are a sweet pair. Anyway, my boy cracked his elbow hard at school one day. It gave him trouble for weeks and he didn't knocked out. Hope yours feels all better! Btw, getting a Christmas card from you totally made my MONTH! loved it. I love the sweater, the goodies and wish you a Merry, merry Christmas!

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