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Monday, January 23, 2017

Elbow Room

First -- did you muses see me on the Independent Fashion Bloggers website last week? I was interviewed and featured as a blogger spotlight.

If you like this look, then you're definitely going to love Wednesday's post. Hint: it's all about the fabulous sleeve trends that I've seen all over social media, which includes elbow zips, ruffles and more. There's an off-shoulder cut-out sleeve top that I'm featuring that you're going to go ga-ga over!

Did any of you see my Instastory when I said how UPS said USPS had my package, and USPS said UPS had my package? Well, after not knowing where my package was for about four days, I finally got my hands on my items from Express, which included both this elbow zip sweater and these asymmetric cut jeans. Where last Monday's outfit post was very in your face and bold, this look is definitely more of my go-to style. But I'm happy that you all liked that look, and that we both believe that there's a place for both styles on the Muse.

Last week I also took a last-minute trip back to south Florida for family. It was my first time just getting a call and then getting on a plane the same day. Have any of you done that before? Every time I visit south Florida, I always see it differently. On the one hand, I am immediately reminded of how ratchet Florida can be some times. All the Florida Man memes and jokes that people make about this state are true on the right days and at the right times. But I also find that there are certain things that I really still love about the state. I love that the high was 81 and the low was 63 in the middle of January. I love that when I walked outside at night I didn't need a jacket and the weather was perfect. 

I love that I could see cruise ships blend into the downtown skyscrapers when driving on the highways (highways, not freeways). And I love that -- at least in south Florida -- people are really starting to embrace organic grocery stores, eclectic coffee shops and unique, local delights. But I really don't miss the crazy Florida drivers. Ratchet, crazy-ass, merge without a care Floridians. And I can totally say that because I grew up in Florida and the love/hate relationship is genuine.

On the Muse: | Express tech distressed denim | Express elbow zip destroyed pullover sweater | Express circle and leather choker necklace | Forever 21 d'orsay sandals (similar) |


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24 comments

  1. These jeans and sweater are so good, love this look so much.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  2. That sounds so frustrating about your packaging! I would have gone nuts haha. Love the sweater, especially on the elbows! It's such an unexpected twist.

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  3. The sweater is lovely!!love the look


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  4. Loving this sweater on you! We all need a little elbow room lol!
    Your hair is looking fab too!

    -Kat
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  5. I love this look! That sweater is amazing!

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  6. Glad the jeans and sweater eventually made their way to you - they look so fabulous!
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  7. Girlllll! This outfit is SO chic. I am loving the jeans!

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  8. That sweater is everything! Gorgeous lady!

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  9. Congrats on the feature, Cheryl! And you know, I still confuse UPS and USPS some days....hehe....
    That sweater is gorgeous btw. Love how you styled it.
    PS A high of 81 in January?!??! Aaaaaaaah!

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  10. the sweater is so pretty!! and i love your shoes too, havent seen tha sleeve trend you talk abut!! but dont want to miss that post!!

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  11. Congrats on your IFB feature! Good thing you finally got your package. I had a similar situation happen recently and it was pretty annoying to get it straightened out.

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  12. Simply cool and stylish! Love the combo!

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  13. Love this look and Congrats on the Feature. Looking forward to more. . .

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  14. Those jeans are just PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!! They look so hot on you! <3 <3 <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  15. Briliant outfit. Congrats on the feature x

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  16. What a cute idea! That sweater looks fun!

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  17. So who ended up having the package -- UPS or USPS?! I HATE silly mix ups like that!

    Obviously, given the denim & black combo (and my no color obsession) you know I ADORE this look! I really like those jeans -- I've never shopped Express for denim before. Might have to check it out!

    xo Stella

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  18. Hi Cheryl !
    I'm on a shopping ban, so no shopping for me ;)
    But I can feast on your new items and have to say that the idea of elbow room looks really cool.

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  19. This is such a simple yet striking look. You look great in those jeans.

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  20. I love so much that sweater! It looks gorgeous on you!

    XOXO Ana
    www.modaddicted.com

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  21. That is such a cute sweater! Love the elbow zips :)

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  22. Great casual look! Love how the distressing and elbows kind of complement each other.

    <3
    for vanity's sake

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  23. Love this sweater and jeans combo so much! And I really like how you took advantage of the cropped hem on the jeans to show off the ankle straps on your shoes.

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  24. I loved seeing this on your Insta and I find the cut-outs so intriguing. I've never seen elbow cut-outs like this but I just love the style. Your hair looks fantastic! xx Adaleta Avdic

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