I am so excited to share some good news! The Ageless Style Link Up is back! YAY! If you remember way back in November I posted that the Ageless Style Link Up suddenly decided to call it quits. I had only just joined the group and participated in just three challenges when some of the other ladies in the group decided they didn't want to do it anymore. I was pretty sad about that because I loved being part of a group. Well shortly after that, Shelbee
asked me to join her group Stylish Monday; I was thrilled to be asked! Then, out of the blue I got an email from Jodie stating that Carrie was re-starting the Ageless Style Link Up link up again and told me if I was still interested I should apply. I had no idea Carrie was the original creator of the Ageless Style group, and I was excited she was resurrecting the link up. Daenel, who was part of the group when I was active, also re-joined the group. Of the seven ladies, I already know five of them and I can't wait to know Cammi and Jami.
The new, resurrected "Ageless Group" will post on the third Thursday every month. Each blogger will take turns picking a theme and we will create outfits around the theme. Readers will be invited to link up with us too!
This month's theme is "Sparkle and Shine". For this theme, I decided to pull out an old rhinestone embellished sweater. I thought it was perfect for both the challenge and the FRIGID cold temperatures we have been having in Wisconsin. Would you believe it was -22 degrees Sunday night? BRRR! And we have been stuck in this cold spell for over a week already with very little snow cover to insulate the ground. When temperatures get that cold, every home, no matter how well prepared, starts to have issues. Water pipes and septic systems freezing are common issues. Our septic system has already started to back up, but thankfully we got it functioning again quickly. Ahhh, the joys of living in Wisconsin! 😉
The best place to be when the temps get this cold is in front of one of my two wood stoves. A wood stove is a must have for anyone who lives in northern Wisconsin! And laying in front of a wood stove is where you will find my kitty Jackson on most winter days. He just loves the warmth of the fire.
My rhinestone sweater I bought several winters ago from H&M. It's a pun on the controversial Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside".
I paired the sweater with burgundy skinny jeans, taupe booties, and a burgundy leather jacket.
I added more sparkle with large silver earrings and a bracelet.
Hello how lovely I have followed along with the other ladies - I definitely need some sparkle and shine in my life! Wish I could send you some Thai sunshine!ReplyDelete
Oh thanks so much for following with everyone. Our weather has finally improved with temps in the 30s and 40s. It feels like a heat wave!Delete
I happen to love a bit of sparkle and shine! And what a cozy woodburner!ReplyDelete
thank you Nancy! We love our wood stoves this time of the year!Delete
Love this outfit on you Amy! So perfect for staying at home as well as being out and about! And love seeing Jackson in the pictures! So cute!!ReplyDelete
We've had those awful temperatures here too, it's supposed to warm up a bit and I can't wait for normal winter temps!! During this time I always have to leave one of the faucets dripping during the night, which caused my cat Thomas to be concerned so he's been meowing every single night waking me up several times!
Thank you Ellie! Warmer temps have finally arrived, and I hope they are here to stay and it doesn't get cold again.Delete
What a fun linkup! I love your sparkle and shine outfit!! I can’t wait for all of the other prompts and linkups!ReplyDelete
Thank you Abby!Delete
Yes to woodstoves! We spent a week in February once in the Catskills and the woodstove put out so much warmth! Love the cozy vibes of your outfit. Stay warm!ReplyDelete
Yes, wood stoves are certainly a lot warmer than fireplaces. Thanks so much!Delete
Gosh, that is C.O.L.D Amy!!! That makes the sweatshirt even more meaningful!!!ReplyDelete
Yes, it was. Thankfully it's over now.Delete
That is a lovely sweater! Try to keep warm.ReplyDelete
Love the sweater, the cat and that fireplace!ReplyDelete
I’m so happy the linkup is back; I was sad when it ended as well.ReplyDelete
Your sweater is too cute. I like the play on words... We’re with you on the temps, only this is Louisiana and we are not prepared. So very cold.
Thanks Daenel. Yes, I heard about all the suffering going on due to the cold temps in warmer climates. I can't even imagine how difficult it has been for people, especially when it's not 'NORMAL' for your area.Delete
Great little sweater. And a versatile piece. So glad to be a member of this great group with you.ReplyDelete
Love the photos by your cozy stove. Jackson knows where to be to get warm. I have one kitty who spends most early evenings in an old suitcase beside our fireplace. Cannot imagine -22*. We were cold in the teens!
Thank you! Me too! Yes, sleeping in front of the wood stoves is where you will find Jackson most days. ha ha!Delete
The rhinestones add a pretty sparkle to your sweater! Great theme for "Ageless Style."ReplyDelete
Jackson looks like he's enjoying the warmth and being on your blog! :-)
Thank you! Yes, it was not planned that he was to be in a photo shoot, he just joined in on his own.Delete
It's good your link up is back and what a cosy looking knit - the embellishment is a fun detail! :) You layer it up well :)ReplyDelete
Hope that you are having a good weekend!
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Yes it is! I love the fun embellishment too!Delete
You look great.. love the color of your pants.ReplyDelete
How wonderful that the Ageless Style group postings have been restarted. Your sweater was an excellent choice for this month's theme. Thank you for adding your post to my link up.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is! Thanks so much!Delete
I was super excited to see the return of the Ageless Style link up, too! I love this sparkly top of yours. It is so perfect for this time of year. I am very familiar with temperatures in the negative double digits! Cozy in front of the fireplace is the place to be right now. I really like how you kept the rest of your outfit in the monochromatic burgundies. So cool!ReplyDelete
I was too! We need the link ups to continue so women can support one another. Thanks so much.Delete
You look as warm as toast, what a lovely feature. Stay safe and warm Amy. x Jacqui xReplyDelete
I definitely am! I'm very grateful to have wood source heat during these times.Delete
Fun sweater and great look with the burgundy. Don't blame Jackson for staying by the fire. Minus 22!! Brrr. Thanks for linking at #WowOnWednesdayReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
It has been freezing lately! Thankfully it looks like it's warming up a bit for the next few days at least! Love your pretty sweater!ReplyDelete
Yes, it's warming up beautifully. Hopefully it'll stay this way. Thanks so much!Delete
ITs been cold here but lots of sun, which is rare for the Pacific Northwest! I love your cute Honey logo sweater and that cat is gorgeous! I am a huge cat fiend, looks a bit like mine...Mine is gray as well, diff markings tho.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. Enjoy your sunshine, since it's so rare where you live.Delete
I love this look!! Thank you for sharing!! Keep warm!!ReplyDelete