Happy Thursday and welcome to the 3rd monthly My Refined Style Link-Up. For this link-up I'm going casual and sporting my teenage son's sweater, who will be 18 tomorrow. I had pinned this gals ensamble a while back and when I started doing the outfit re-creations for posts, I knew it was one I wanted to try to pull off. The only thing I did not have was a neutral or grey v-neck. Into my sons closet I went, where I found this one from Express and it fit the bill perfectly.
Man does this girl look tiny, but she also looks 20 years younger, so I don't feel so bad. lol

My boots are Steve Madden from Macy's, White jeans are Target, Necklace also Target and gingham top that I adore is from Wal-Mart. Bracelet is Stella and Dot and since I didn't want to spend big bucks for a tortoiseshell fad watch, I got a similar one at Charming Charlie.

Now let's get to the link-up! So excited to see what all you beautiful ladies bring for December!!

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  1. This looks so great!!!!! :)

  2. You nailed this look! Your pink gingham is so cute! I love this color combo and the layers!

    Doused In Pink

  3. Love this look on you, I like it better than the original because of the pink and gray. You nailed it <3

    Green Fashionista

  4. This is a fabulous look, Andrea - love the pink gingham!

  5. Awesome recreation! Great look on you, Andrea!

  6. You look amazing! & that pink gingham top is so pretty. Can't believe you found it at Wal-mart-that's awesome :)

  7. I love the pink gingham on you. What a fun idea to recreate looks! So fun to be doing MRS with you!

  8. Andrea, you look fantastic! Much better then the inspiration actually! You are such a stunner, seriously! Sending you much love, dear friend!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  9. You totally nailed it, Sista! Love that you borrowed your son's sweater to pull it off, too! Style must run inthe family and of course, that's a good thing!

  10. You look amazing!! Love that you find cute things everywhere. Would have never guessed the pink gingham is from Wal-Mart! You go girly!!

  11. Love the layering! You look great in pink!!


  12. I LOVE that you took a sweater from your sons closet! I love borrowing the hubbys clothes or shopping in the boys section of stores. You can find great sweaters (like your sons!) and shirts that are often cheaper and fit better than womens! Love this look on you gorgeous, happy Thursday! XO -Kim

  13. I love pink plaid! Thanks for sharing.


  14. I love this outfit! I cannot believe that that is your sons sweater! You look so great!


  15. Love!!! I like your combo of pink and grey better too. I hope that you had a lovely day today too!!! :-)

  16. I think you did a great job recreating this look! Hey, I think you just found a second wardrobe haha!

  17. I love your recreation posts because you always nail it!! Looking fabulous as usual in a comfortable looking outfit!

  18. Always adorable! I love pink gingham....have to find a new one as mine was just too constricting. Way to be resourceful and expand your wardrobe with your sons clothes!! haha

  19. Nailed it once again!!! I like your look even more! And your hair looks so cute like that!!! And that necklace is adorable! Just yes to all of it!

  20. Love your twist on this look, and your boots are fantastic :)

  21. I love your bangs! And the pink gingham!

  22. I love the pink gingham with the sweater of it! Super cute and fun!

  23. Great job with the pin! Your son's sweater is perfect!

  24. This is my most favorite outfit you have ever re-created. You got it down to a T. How cool to shop your son's closet. I would have never known. Even the bracelet and watch are pretty identical. Very nice inspiration and so well done my beautiful friend. I need that pink gingham from Wal Mart. Wal Mart has been killing it lately. I am sporting a very pretty and cozy find from them, in my latest.

    Always a pleasure linking up with you and the other stylish gals (though I am under 40 LOL).

    <3 Ada.

  25. I feel like I write the same thing on all of your posts, I don't mean to, but I really love how you style things and how you seems to seriously look great in everything!! Not even fair :)

    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

  26. I love this recreation! It looks perfect on you!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  27. Love your interpretation of the outfit. The sweater you have is amazing!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


  28. LOVE this look! I cant believe you found that V neck in your sons closet - talk about getting creative!!! It works perfectly with this look.

    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

  29. Yasi is so great for inspiration! I love the way she layers - you recreated her outfit well!
    Thanks for sharing with the Hello Monday linkup!
    Carylee | more pieces of me

  30. Super style, love the boots. Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

  31. This was such a great outfit! Love it.


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