Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday! I’m am so ready for the weekend. How about you? We have a fun Saturday planned with friends. We are participating in a restaurant crawl. You get to taste each restaurant’s signature dish or “best bite” at 20 different locations, all while sampling specialty cocktails, craft beer and drink pairings along the way. I’ll let you know how it goes. šŸ™‚

Before the weekend gets underway, we need to chat about Friday favorites! So I am super excited to talk about this leopard print peter pan collar top from Talbots. One side note – it is nearly sold out online and sizes are extremely limited, so if you love it and they have your size, act fast! Sorry guys, sometimes you just don’t realize how popular an item is going to be. There is a chance you may be able to find it at your local Talbots store, otherwise I did find comparable tops from Belk, as well as J Crew Factory (linked below).

Outfit Details: Leopard Collar Sweater (wearing XS) – If the Talbot’s top sells out in your size, here are comparable options to consider: Comparable Shirt with Animal Print Collar or this Comparable Woven Ruffle Neck Pullover

What I love about this style of top is the small dose of animal print. Sometimes we don’t always want an all-over print. The print on the collar gives it a bit of refinement, while maintaining the always so-popular animal print trend. I also like how a top like this one can be dressed up or down.

Talbots sells a version of this top in a sheath dress, as well. Sizes are getting limited, so if you’re interested – click here. I anticipate this dress to sell out just as quickly!

Another popular piece and best seller is the Sweater Blazer from J Crew Factory. It is soft like your favorite sweatshirt and is super comfortable. It’s made of 100% cotton. It comes with the collar popped up (as in the picture), but you could certainly press the collar and lapels down for a more traditional looking blazer, should you prefer.

Outfit Details: Sweater Blazer (wearing XS) / Comparable Grey Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater // Comparable Banana Republic Mid-rise Jeans (wearing size 26) // Comparable Tassel Driving Moccasin // Double Tassel Pendant Necklace (I’m wearing the navy, which has sold out – but it’s still available in the ivory). Otherwise here is a Comparable Navy Tassel Pendant Necklace

As for the sizing of this sweater blazer, based on reviews, it depends on which color option you select. The heathered oatmeal runs TTS, but from reading the reviews, some of the other colors run large. If you’re interested in this blazer, you may want to grab two sizes and see which one will fit you best (and just return the other size).

If you are looking for a quality made crossbody bag that is not only stylish, but has some great built-in security features – look no further than this Arden Cove Crossbody bag. I heard about Arden Cove from a Facebook Travel group that I follow. You can learn more about the company here. I received this handbag last Christmas and brought it on our recent vacation to San Francisco and it worked out perfectly.

The faux leather strap is adjustable and can be used as a shoulder bag, should you prefer. I personally appreciate the hands-free option of a crossbody, especially when on vacation. The strap can also be detached and used as a clutch – three bags in one! The one I own is black with gold hardware. Talk about fashion meets functionality. It’s stylish and pulls together your look, but let’s also talk about the other features that will keep you confident. Guys, I’m talking about full body anti-slash lining, cut proof strap, locking zippers, and RFID protection. Yup, this baby’s got it all.

It has great organization, too. The front exterior zipper pocket has a built-in wallet. It offers eight credit card slots plus a place to store your money. When you unzip the main compartment, you have access to two side or wall pockets and on the opposite size, a zipper pocket. And how lovely is that lavender lining! It makes it easy to see what’s inside.

Product Details: Full Crossbody Bag (black with gold hardware )

This handbag also comes in black with gun metal hardware, cream, grey, navy and maroon. The cream, navy and maroon all have the gold hardware and the grey has the gun metal hardware. I’m super happy with it and definitely would recommend it. šŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! xo ~ Michelle


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