I love a shirt or sweater with a message, and I’ve collected a few of them, including “Petit Chien,” “Passenger” and “Bad Ass Blogger“. I avoid politics on my clothes, even though I am a strongly opinionated progressive, because I don’t want to get in arguments with strangers, or get a pie in the face. : >
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Today I’m celebrating feeling free: free to speak up, to dress as we like, to break fashion “rules” and to sing loudly. Free is one of my favorite words – everybody loves a free lunch – but it also means unconstrained by unreasonable rules and restrictions. Like wearing graphic sweaters when you’re 61!
I bought this top retail (shock!) from Nordstrom (similar) – I do love their free shipping and returns – and paired it with a thrifted pencil skirt (sim). The skirt has a dark plaid that’s hard to see here. My booties are by funky brand Cydwoq (sim) and I’ve had them for years. Love the pointy toe.
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Great sweater Patti, and those boots are awesome!
Yes, graphical tees and sweaters are so fun. And I hear you about wearing your politics on your sleeve. I have an anti trump button I got at the woman’s march in NYC and sometimes get worried when I wear it on the one coat it is still on but so far that has not happened.
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Ahhhh you truly are a free spirit, Patti, and you inspire me to be a lot less rigid, less tightly wound up 🙂 you do that rather often, actually, I just don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it 🙂
I luv your free spirit, Patti. Yes.
The message is great, but the boots are even better, Patti!!
And where in the heck did you get one that said “Bad Ass Blogger?” We all need that one!
I love that sweater. Thanks for the inspiration!
What a fabulous sweater!!
What a fun and cute sweater! Love it! 🙂
Free spirit indeed Patti – how perfect for you. Sometimes it’s good to break our own rules and buy retail for a change. This sweater was worth it. I bet it looks great with jeans. The boots are fab too x
Freedom of speech, that’s what I like about T-shirts with a message. 🙂
You look lovely!
This is such a cool sweater and definately the best statement of the day. Have a good week. Love, Kirsten xx
haha…but what if it was a lemon merengue pie? Thats delicious ;-)))) No I hear you. And bad ass blogger? Slays! I got 2 statement shirts I designed “Yes, I’m a fashion blogger” and one that rhymes in German. But in English it translates into something like: dare to be daring..
Love your “japanese” clean style. You know its my favorite on you. Wearing something in that direction as well today. xo Sabina
That’s a slogan that surely won’t offend anyone! Thanks for hosting x
Ah, Patti, you were “this” close to me.
From Suzanne’s post, it looks like you all had a fab time!
Um, this comment makes no sense because you don’t say anything here about your AZ Blogger Meetup. Oops. YOU knew, right?
I love that sweater and those booties! You look so fun and sassy! Have a great week! #thefierce50
Patti, perfect sentiment! Love the style and those boots are pretty fabulous as well.
Have a great week!
I love graphic anything and this sweater is no exception…the message is awesome! I don’t usually get too political with my graphics outside of my HRC tees, but I do have a tee on the way that may or may not say “Nevertheless, she persisted…” 🙂
Fabulous graphic sweater. I thought it looked great from the front, but then when you turned around it became even better. It describes you perfectly.
Love the graphics on the sweater. The font is pretty and flowy. And the boots are soooo cute! Great outfit.
Excellent sweater and I like how you styled it!
What a cute graphic sweater! Love the slogan!
Doused In Pink
I love it!
What a terrific sweater! So interesting coming and going, what fun!
Free Spirit, I like it! You can’t get a better slogan that that! x
A great sentiment for you Patti!
I am LOVING this sweater. You look incredible!
Such a great sweater! I love the entire outfit!
Thanks for the link up & have a great week!
What a beautiful sweater Patti! I want one.
I love this top, Patti, front and back. The whole thing is sweet and bad at the same time, in the best possible way. And the pointy toes are fantastic. Thanks for hosting this linkup.
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Patti, this sweater is so fabulous! It speaks volumes, for sure. And the ivory color is so stunning on you. I am loving it paired with a pencil skirt and those amazing boots!
That sweater is so YOU. I love it!!!
Thank you for hosting Patti. Free spirit loud and proud! Love the jumper x
Ps. I have just started hosting a link up. Would love you to join x
Such a great message and how fitting it is for you. You always look like the epidemy of a free spirit and staying true to yourself. Thank you for this great example of how to work a message garment and as always, thank you for the inspirations to stay visible.
How much do I love that sweater and your spirit! : P
I’m missing the fab Arizona weather although I did get out for a walk today as it was a balmy 13 C.
Love your sweater Patti, I am also intrigued by writings on my clothes 🙂 Thanks for hosting the linkup =) Kisses
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Love the sweater, Patti – not just for the fabulous message but the ribbing on the neckline and cuffs makes it a really nice shape. Thank you so much for hosting!
Cute sweater! You look adorable. I’m a huge fan of Nordstrom’s free shipping and return too!
I adore a cute graphic and I love that this has such a cute writing on the front and on the back. You’re Adorable!
Perfect Shirt for you, Patti…a beautiful free spirit! You go girl! Thanks for the link up!
Loving this sweater!!!