Acne Studios Calla Merino sweater | medium, purchased with credits from Shopbop
Hope News Trousers (link goes to navy, mine are black) | Couple years old, Brown on sale
Sydney Brown vegan clogs | light, cork version on sale at Anthropologie
Kara small dry bag
First, you guys are BLOWING ME AWAY with your responses to the 2016 reader survey. Seriously, you’re making me laugh, smile, and cry with gratitude that I get to do this everyday, and that I have the most amazing, thoughtful, readers. I am really going to work hard to try and incorporate your suggestions for Grechen’s Closet going forward – look for some changes ahead!! I’ll let the survey run through the weekend and choose one (or more!) winners randomly on Monday. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your suggestions, comments, and input.
Also, I’m feeling much better today, thanks for your well-wishes here and on Instagram. I did have a cold, but I knocked that out pretty fast with some Zicam, but then yesterday I was having MAJOR tooth/mouth pain so I went to the dentist, and it turns out I have blocked salivary glands. SO painful. I was having so much pain I would get dizzy and nauseous, something I’d never experienced before. And what is the best to un-block blocked salivary glands? wait for it….suck on sour candy! Seriously – it helps to stimulate the glands and hopefully push out whatever is blocking them. So…with my dentist’s permission, I ate sour candy all afternoon yesterday and most of the pain has subsided. Which is good, because it means that it’s nothing more serious. Thank goodness.
Anyway. I know some of you guys want shorter posts (!) so sorry!!! And I’ll try to wrap this up LOL – here’s an outfit with my new Acne Studios Calla sweater I mentioned as one of my “holy grail” items last week. I got it because I tried on a similar Acne sweater early last fall and couldn’t stop thinking about it. I kept trying to find something similar, but cheaper, with no luck, so I sucked it up and got this with Shopbop credits. I’ve worn it once this week since it has been very nice and warm-ish, and am so pleased with it. I love the long, slim sleeves, which I need to balance out the more boxy silhouette of the sweater. I also think the v-neck femininizes the sweater, which I desperately need in my wardrobe; more “feminine” items, especially to balance out these Hope trousers.
More on the Hope News trousers in a years-later review next week, which I also know you guys want more of! Keep the suggestions/comments coming please, I love reading them.
Happy Friday!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Are you doing anything special for the Super Bowl? We’re having some friends over and my husband will smoke some meat and make empenadas. Yum. I don’t care about the football, but I love the food, and spending time with friends. Oh, and the commercials…