My Attempt at Fashion: School Uniform? + Versatile Blogger!

May 3, 2012·

You guys, per usual, I’m not gonna lie: I’ve had this outfit forever and I love it. However, every time I wear it I sometimes think I look like either:

A) a Catholic school girl in a school uniform of some kind (i.e. Mary Catherine Gallagher?),

B) a little kid,

C) I have no idea.

Yet, I still lurve this outfit. I mean, I know it’s not “conventionally” fashionable – but what does that really mean? Or is it? I don’t know. Still trying to figure all this out.

What do you think? Would you wear it? Do you like it?

[still awkward at the self portraits. i apologize, but i don’t think i’m ever going to feel not awkward taking these]

[you know, trying to look pensive. or thinking about how stinkin’ hot it is now in north carolina]

[you know, a close up to see detail?]

[i’d be remiss if i didn’t take my standard thumbs up-mouth open shot]

Outfit Deets: White shirt: Theory (super old) | Green Vest: JCrew (super old) | Skirt: Lilly Pulitzer (super old) | Shoes: Kazuri Sandals (got ’em in Kenya during my mission trip) | Bracelet: JCrew Warehouse Sale | Necklace: No idea.

BTW: I define “super old” as over 5 years old… yeah, I don’t shop much anymore haha. Huzzah for things that stay in fashion!

Also, I was, like, super honored when Bonnie of Mini Me Style gave me a “Versatile Blogger” award yesterday. I mean, I love her blog and when she commented and told me she’d named me one I was like WHAT?

That’s bananas.

Bonnie is a petite (5′ tall), PhD student (way smarter than me), lady blogger who mainly blogs about fashion for petite people (and just awesome people in general). I love her cause she has AWESOME style but is clearly super down to earth. I love this girl! So, thank you SO much, Bonnie!

I mean, I guess you could say I’m a versatile blogger in that I’ll blog about anything that’s on my mind. There’s been a lot of fashion posts lately, but I’ll blog about my wedding, food, crafts, bits, loving the Lord, and whatnot all the time. So I guess you could call that versatile! WOOP!


Rules for accepting the award: 
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you
2. Write 7 random things about yourself
3. Pass on the love to other bloggers
My 7 Random Things:
  1. I played golf since I was two years old. I played on the varsity team (a team of all boys) in high school (was co-captain my senior year), and then coached a high school team for two years. I don’t play competitively anymore, but sometimes I wish I’d had.
  2. I taught high school English for two years after college. I loved that job. Sometimes I really miss teaching.
  3. I’m left-handed. South paws, FTW!
  4. I took French for nine years growing up (my elementary school had a French immersion program where I spent half my day in French class and half my day in English) – but I can barely speak a sentence now.
  5. When I was growing up, my family went camping a lot. We had a CB radio in our old 80s motor home – my CB radio handle was “Little Pony” – yeah, not creepy at all being 8 years old and talking to truck drivers with a handle like “Little Pony.”
  6. I won’t hang my legs or arms off the bed when I’m sleeping because I’m convinced a monster / predator / thief / bad person is going to grab it in the middle of the night and eat me alive.
  7. There was a restaurant next to my house in my hometown growing up that I LOVED. It was called The Tortilla Factory. I once ate there 76 days in a row in high school. Not ashamed. I miss that place more than I can say.

And here are 15 bloggers who are SUPER versatile. They’re fabulous. They’re photographers, writers, fashionistas, wedding people, pure awesomeness, and people that just plain crack me up.

  1. Katie at Katie Nesbitt Photography
  2. Chelsea at Classy, Chic, and Chardonnay
  3. Clare at Clarabelle
  4. Johnna at Artketing
  5. Lilly at Lilly’s Style
  6. Ms. Mia Maree
  7. Gwen at Vintage Gwen
  8. Lindsay at Southern Lovely
  9. The Dapper Bun
  10. Simply Sarah
  11. Serious Southern Shopaholic
  12. Quintessential Feline
  13. Magnolia Grace Style
  14. Smart Savvy Style
  15. Elizabeth Anne Designs
  16. Heart Love Weddings

Make sure to pay these FABULOUS people a visit! I love their stuff and I think, well, you should too!