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Shopping at Urban Outfitters at 40? Why Not?

Gazing longingly at the smorgasbord of wintry sweaters appearing online and in stores everywhere, I find myself feeling completely ridiculous. I LOVE winter clothing, but the catch is that I live in Florida. We get roughly two weeks of “winter” temperatures, and by “winter temperatures”, I really mean fall for most everyone else.

Up until a few days ago, I owned thirteen sweaters. I figured that I should really buy just one more to account for the full two weeks of winter that will rain down upon me in January.  I thought to myself, “If I could find a truly unique piece, that would justify adding a fourteenth sweater to my already bursting-at-the-seams closet.”

Having already searched online, I’ve noticed that off-the-shoulder sweaters and sweatshirts are everywhere. And I wanted a piece of that action. But it became almost impossible to find an off shoulder sweater in a fun color. This season, the racks seem to be offering only sad gray, plain maroon and boring beige. If I really wanted color, I knew I had to do something scary. I had to go younger. So, my fingers hesitantly typed u-r-b-a-n-o-u-t-f-i-t-t-e-r-s-.-c-o-m,  and after about ten minutes, I found exactly what I was looking for.

I know what you’re thinking. The Urban Outfitters home page presents shoppers with a sea of bare midriffs and short-shorts with ass cheeks hanging out. Go on…I know you’re dying to check it out for yourself.  Click on this link and come back to me when you’re done. I’ll wait. Go ahead…

Welcome back (kudos to you if you never left). It’s quite an intimidating page for a forty year old like me, right? But I am writing to tell you that I survived, and I am so happy that I had the courage to keep clicking!

I was lucky enough to find the Kimchi Blue Off-The-Shoulder Balloon-sleeve sweater. Despite the name, the sweater is actually a blend of colors from the pink family.  But not an obnoxious pink. I’ll call it “grown-up” pink. And those balloon sleeves make the sexy off-the-shoulder look more casual.

Stock Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Although the model in the ad looks like she hasn’t gotten her period yet, I promise you, it’s wearable for the 30 and 40 something crowds. Take a look below to see a post-pubescent chick (me) take on the same sweater.

See? Totally rocking it, right?

So, if you are in need of your fourteenth sweater for the winter season, I would give this one a try. And right now, it’s on sale here at for $39.99!

P.S.- I am 5′ 1″ and weigh 112 pounds (I’m telling you this for fit purposes). The size small would have fit perfectly, but I ordered a medium because I wanted it to feel extra roomy.

P.P.S. – If you like my jeans, you can find them at the Gap factory store, or click here (currently on sale for $29.99). I am wearing the size 2, which are a tad big in the waist, but the fit is so perfect everywhere else that I figured I would just add a belt.

P.P.P.S.- If you like my brown Michelle D ankle booties, you may be out of luck, as I bought them a few years ago at Dillards. However, feel free to click on the links below for some similar options.

Option A – Aerosoles

Option B – Guess

Option C – Carlos Santana

P.P.P.P.S. (is “p.p.p.p.s.” a thing?) – This outfit (minus the shoes) is under $100!

Happy shopping!

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