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Trending - Elbow Patches

Welcome to the first Thursday Fashion Files of the new year! Carrie and I are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us!

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I don't know what it is lately, but I'm drawn to anything that has an elbow patch on it! Elbow patches go way back to the WWI era where they were sewn on soldier's sweaters to help reinforce them. Then in the 1920's when college kids used them to prolong the life of their jackets. In the 1950's elbow patches were popular in women's sewing patterns coordinating with belts and headbands. Onto the 1970's where they were seen on tweed jackets and today where they are on just about everything. Patterned, suede, sequins, and more, elbow patches add a unique detail and some fun to an otherwise plain top. My elbow patch jacket has been a go-to layering piece and now I've found this grey long sleeve top with embroidered cats on the elbow, also from Romwe! The adorable cats on the elbow are the perfect detail to make this top special!


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Tif at Bright On a Budget is our Co-Host this week. Tif is a wife, mom, attorney and hopes you'll find her blog as a style and beauty destination to help you find your inner-bargain hunter.  


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I'm loving Marta's grey cold shoulder sweater! The printed cardigan is the perfect layering piece for this cozy and stylish look! Be sure to stop by her blog, Sweaters, Stripes & Sweets, to say hello and to see more of this look!

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