Black and White and 23 Weeks

I’d heard that turtlenecks were getting popular again this year and . . . I think I had too many flashbacks to my turtleneck days in elementary school. 
But then, Landen bought me this one from Target for my birthday and I love this dang thing.
It’s super stretchy and soft (this isn’t a maternity one, but it easily accommodates my 23 week bump) and I feel like the elbow sleeves keep it feeling lighter and fresher than a full-sleeve turtleneck. 
I’ll probably be wearing it all fall and winter long. Or until I’m just too pregnant to make it work. 
Amusingly, when I went to look it up on Target’s site, I noticed that the reviews were only 3 stars. Considering how much I loved mine, I was pretty surprised by this, so I clicked through to read the reviews and realized there was only one review
The review said, “I ordered both color options online and wear them quite often. Great top!!” 
So who knows what it takes to get that reviewer to give a five-star review? Maybe a turtleneck that also does your dishes? Scrubs your toilets? 
This turtleneck sadly doesn’t do household chores, but other than that, I’d definitely give it five stars. 

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  • Reply Samantha Leslie October 25, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Looks great on you! Stylish and comfortable. I've been avoiding turtlenecks, because like you, the flashbacks to earlier years just won't stop. At one point in junior high I had enough ribbed turtlenecks from the Gap to wear one in a different color each day for a week…which I did, and I've never been able to forget or live it down!

  • Reply Kristin @ Going Country October 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I hate turtlenecks only because I can't stand the feel of anything around my neck. My husband says I must have been hanged in a former life or something, because even scarves make me feel like I'm choking. Unfortunately, my cold environment (including indoors at our old house–ice on the interior bedroom walls and everything) requires heavy wool sweaters. Since I ALSO can't stand the feel of wool on my skin, I have to have something to keep the wool off my neck. And that's why I pre-stretch the necks of my turtlenecks (even the second-hand ones, which tend to be stretched out already), so don't spend all my time pulling at my neck, feeling as if I'm being strangled.

    Obviously, fashion rarely enters into it for me, but I'm glad to hear they're stylish again. I doubt they're styled with bulky, oversized wool sweaters, however. If they were, I'd be totally chic.

  • Reply csouth October 25, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Can I ask what size you're wearing? It looks super tight on the Target model but longer and much more flattering on you.

    • Reply Janssen October 25, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      It's an XS which is my normal pre-pregnancy size!

  • Reply Julia Manfredi-Hobbs October 25, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I wonder where I can buy clothes that do household chores? That would be a perfect Christmas gift to me

  • Reply Paige Flamm October 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    I've been amazed by how many t-shirts I've gotten from Target that I love so much more than other expensive brands I've bought. I feel like their longer sleeved ones are my absolute favorite.

  • Reply Natalie October 25, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    I was a turtleneck wearing freak when I was younger (under every sweater and sweatshirt I could get my hands on!), but didn't wear them for a long time, for a lot of the same reasons. About 2-3 years ago I found one at Target that was a bright pink, didn't have a super tight neck, and had half sleeves (very similar to yours). I wore that thing all the time with skirts and boots! It totally restored my faith in turtlenecks!

  • Reply Alyson October 25, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Hey Janssen, I was looking at book trailers online and I saw a pic of your oldest in one of them from a library in Indiana. Thought that was neat and maybe you would get a kick out of seeing it. Here is the link:

  • Reply Susanne October 26, 2016 at 12:52 am

    After I read your blog (at 6:30 this morning) I went online & ordered both the black & white and the navy & cream. I was able to pick them up in the store this afternoon and I love them! Something about the short sleeves makes them much cuter!

  • Reply shopperdivaS October 26, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Such a cute outfit!!

  • Reply Anna Liesemeyer October 26, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Girl, you look incredible! I am totally getting a turtleneck…have been looking for one just like this!

  • Reply rebeccalately October 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    It's super cute! I haven't gotten over my turtleneck days in elementary school, so I still avoid them. 😉 I love that bag!

  • Reply Puneet November 1, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    can you please post the correct link for your wedges?

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