Fashion Friday and Standing at the Edge of Possibility

Hi Friends! It’s a blustery day in Michigan, and we are ready for the weekend!How about you?

We had a busy week here in the Kennedy household. I actually worked a few extra shifts at my job than I normally have, so the weekend looks pretty good to me!

I want to thank my husband Troy for his help with my photos this week. I so appreciate his patience and help with my photos. I generally like outside photos more than inside ones, but getting days that the weather cooperates is a bit tricky in winter. You would laugh at the conditions we sometimes shoot under and how we try to overcome blustery winds blowing my hair out of control! But we have a good time on our quest for places to take a nice photo!

In my exercise group, it’s been so nice for ladies that live where the weather has been warmer! Hearing about their springlike temperatures is so encouraging! And those of us in the throws of winter know it won’t last much longer!

As spring approaches, we all want to look and feel our best, and The Sizzler Challenge Exercise Group is a fabulous place to find encouragement to make time for intentional movement/exercise for women on Facebook.

It’s Free! Woohoo!

And it’s all encouraging all the time.

Come check us out!

We sure would love to have you join us! Click Here: Sizzlers Challenge

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Weekend Sales: Well now is the time to shop those winter sales!

Ann Taylor – 40% off select full price styles, use code SHOP40; And an extra 40% off all sale styles. Wowza!

Anthropologie – Extra 25% off sale styles

Banana Republic – Up to 40% off all pants and denim; extra 30% off sale styles

Bloomingdales – 20% off items labeled “LOVE” (25% off with a Bloomingdales Credit Card)

Chicos – 25% off full priced styles, use code 29281 (some exclusions apply)

Dick’s Sporting Goods – Up to 50% off this week’s deals, Huge Clearance Event, save up to 75% select apparel, equipment and footwear.

DSW – 25% off boots and booties, use code BOSS25; Free weekender online only with $69 purchase, use code FREEBIE

Gap – Up to 50% off site wide. Plus, an extra 20% off your purchase, use code STAYWARM

Gap Factory – Up to 60% off for the family! Plus an extra 15% off, use code PLUS

JC Penney – Extra 30% off $100 or more, or extra 25% off for orders less than $100. use code AMOR

JCrew – 40% off women @work styles, use code COFFEE; 24 hour sale on all 30% off full price styles (online only) use code COFFEE

JCrew Factory – 40-50% off new arrivals (online only)

JJill –  30% off entire purchase, use code RHYTHM

Kohls – $10 Kohls cash for every $50 spent, loads of DoorBusters, and extra incentives for Rewards Members.

Loft – 40% off jewelry. Dresses and skirts starting at $49.50

Lord & Taylor – 20% off everything (some exclusions) use code LOVE

Luckybrand – 30% off tops; extra 40-60% off clearance

Macy’s – Big Home Sale – 20-60% off plus extra 25% off use code HOME

Nine West -Boots and booties $39.99-$59.99; Up to 60% off end of season sale

Old Navy – Up to 50% off jeans, pants, tops, and outerwear

Pier 1  – Extra 15% off interior furniture

Talbots – 70% off clearance sweaters

Target – 20% off jewelry, watches and handbags. Up to 25% off Home items. 

White House Black Market – Take $40 off select full price jackets – use code 75687; pants and jeans buy one get one 50% off; 30% off sale styles

This week on the blog:

So this week I am sharing a cozy soft boucle coat by Halogen.  It’s a double breasted front button closure with notched collar. I love the length of it.

It’s a timeless classic boucle jacket, that wraps around you like a cozy blanket. Mine is a cocoa brown. I was surprised at how compatible the color brown was with so many other colors. Below I have it on with an ivory sweater.

The ivory sweater is from Stitch Fix, and I paired it up with a cameo necklace that came from an estate sale. How fun is that? You can see Kasey off to the side there. I also am carrying my red bag, this one by Rebecca Minkoff. I’ve used it a ton this year. Red is my go to color!

So then I tried the cocoa brown coat with light blue. And I really liked it!

The sweater is a boatneck sweater by Caslon in a soft luxe blend knit featuring wool and alpaca. It is super cozy and soft.

And then I tried it with a turtleneck that has wide stripes in navy and cognac and gray and ivory. I loved it with that! I wore darker tan booties and carried a light brown suede bag by Rebecca Minkoff.

I really liked the warm tones of the jacket with denim. I have never had a dark brown coat before.

The bag is on super sale right now, its a final sale at Rebecca Minkoff, but it’s a great deal.

It really is so much fun to try different things! I’m now really opening my mind about what I am interested in trying! Certainly in fashion, but in all sorts of things! Did I tell you I just bought my first pair of snowshoes? Truth! Oh my word it feels so good to learn new things!

It’s like my mind is free now to really rethink things I use to put in a box and say, “Well I guess that isn’t going to happen in my life”.  Nope, that negativity can just find the door. It’s like having a Ferrari but determining you will never drive over 40. Now is our time!

We have this life, and it is such a gift! I want to live it to the full! I want to live it feeling fantastic, and healthy and strong! We have been given the passions and dreams we have, and they are ours to use or to simply leave them collecting dust like old china you never take out of the cupboard. What is up with that? Why not go for it? Goodness gracious if we miss the mark, at least we will have a blast trying!  I want to live a life that is vibrant and active, and  I want to encourage others to do the same! Come on, my friend! We are standing at the edge of possibility! How can we possibly walk away?

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

I’ll be back Tuesday with another Tasty Tuesday!

Love Always,

Amy

The horizon leans forward offering you space to place new steps of change.  ~Maya Angelou

 

Places I link up:

Jo Lynne Shane My Life and Style 

Jodie’s Touch of Style / Ageless Style Link up

Sharing A Journey

Fashion Should Be Fun  

Not Dressed As A Lamb

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Glass of Glam

A Pocket Full of Polka Dots

Nifty Fifty Fabulous

The Blended Blog

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4 comments

  1. Hi Amy! First of all…I totally know what you mean about pictures! Sometimes it’s so difficult to get that great shot and the wind is not great for your hair! I love your warm teddy coat! I haven’t gotten one yet but I’m not sure what I’m waiting for because it will be spring soon! Also, I do love what you wrote about standing on the edge of possibility. Anything is possible but we have to get out there and seize the opportunity. Have a great weekend!

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