Fashion Throwback [summer dreaming]

Until yesterday, Columbus experienced a few days of sunshine and warm temperatures. While not at all normal for this time of year, I couldn’t help but enjoy the beautiful weather. I had a gorgeous sunset as my backdrop on my run Friday night, and I walked around barefoot outside at a party I attended Saturday night. Though I’m more of a spring and fall kind of gal, this weather had me summer dreaming. Continue reading


JoJo Style Challenge Day 5

JoJo Style Challenge

Floral Friday

This is it. The dramatic conclusion of my JoJo Style Challenge. On Monday we learned that JoJo gave her final rose to Jordan Rodgers (unsurprisingly), but who is worthy of my final rose now that my style journey has come to an end?  *Insert montage of me pacing and crying, trying to decide who to choose as my tears are punctuated by dramatic music.*

Nah, this decision isn’t that hard. I choose all of you! My friends, family, social media followers, Internet strangers–I have so appreciated all of your support. I know it doesn’t seem like a lot, but taking the time to read my work–to even be aware of my work–validates the creative energy I put into this project. My dream is to be a writer, and I feel like this series has gotten me one step further to achieving that goal. (If not, at least I had a great time and got some writing practice.)

Who wore it better?

JoJo Style Challenge

Someday I’ll find a fish-kissing man to call my own//Photo credit: Cary Fetman

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Fashion Throwback [Woman in a Romper]

Christina in marching band | Christina's Best Life

FOUND FOOTAGE: The only digital photographic evidence that confirms I was in band. The marching band story is not a cover up, folks.

The Back Story
In August I had the honor of being a bridesmaid at my friend Maria’s wedding. I met her in high school when I was a freshman and she was a sophomore. We both played trumpet in the marching band.

We shared a cabin at band camp in the summer of 2003 and became friends within the week. She nicknamed me gremlin. (I’d like to think it’s because I was [and still am] adorable and small, not because I resembled a reptile-like monster.)  Since then, our friendship has been one of the most authentic connections I’ve experienced.

Maria looked beautiful on her wedding day, and her twins made adorable flower girls. The parts I most enjoyed were catching up with old friends at the reception and dancing the night away in my fuchsia flip flops.

Woman in a Romper
Today’s fashion throwback features the army-green romper I wore to the rehearsal and dinner the night before the wedding. I’m disappointed I haven’t featured this outfit sooner. However, I think it’s a look that could still be worn going into fall, especially here in Nashville since it’s still in the 70s and 80s.

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#ootd [canadian tuxedo]

If sticky humidity before 9 a.m. and crickets chirping loudly at at all hours of the day are any indication, the dog days of summer are officially here in Nashville. It’s not my favorite time of year. Although, does anyone really enjoy having a layer of condensation attached to their forehead as soon as they step outside? I’m really more of a spring and fall kind of gal. This humidity has got me longing for legging and sweater weather. But, in the meantime, why not take pictures by the pool to show of my outfit of the day?

I always thought denim-on-denim was weird. But, a few summers ago, I was inspired to buy the chambray top featured in today’s outfit. Since then, I’ve worn the shirt dozens of times. (An example of one way I’ve worn the shirt can be seen in my “Fashion Throwback” post about my engagement-photo outfit.) Chambray shirts make great cover ups for a variety of different outfits. Also, they’re a lot more comfortable to layer with than a denim jacket.

Summer-Approved Canadian Tuxedo
I ran errands in this outfit, although it is probably better suited for a day at the mall with friends or movies and ice cream with your boo thing. In addition to the shirt, you may also remember the shorts and headband. They were both featured in “My Shopping Bag” from  July 11.

headband//charming charlie
shades//ray ban
shorts//urban outfitters

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