Tuesday, July 24, 2012

fit to be tied... summer edition

Back in December, I fell in love with the look of a tied oxford. It lends an air of playfulness to a traditionally polished piece. But I grew up during the 90s, so the thought of an exposed midriff makes me a little nervous. Honestly, has anyone really forgotten this...
This summer, though, I've been warming up to the idea of just a sliver of skin. While we were in Floyd, we had the opportunity to attend a music festival at a local winery. And if a music festival at a local winery doesn't just scream "exposed midriff" I don't know what does.

I could edit this post to say I got dressed and felt fabulous, but really I spent 25 minutes going back and forth, getting snappy, and finally through tear-filled eyes whining "I just don't feel pretty..." In hindsight, it was a hormonal breakdown and I can't be held responsible for my actions. Taylor did a great job of diffusing the situation (as for hiding his dismay at my quickly deteriorating mental state... not so much.)
[details, details: top-J. Crew skirt-J. Crew Factory Sunnies-Ray Ban Sandals-Report]
When I look at these happy pictures, it's hard to believe that's the same girl that was staring back at me in the mirror that morning... frustrated, angry, and tired. I do this a lot. I get hung up on something, I get trapped inside my head. The view from the mirror that morning and the view from my camera that afternoon tell two different stories. And both hold some truth. But you can't get hung up on one point-of-view. I wonder sometimes, when I'm having a bad day, how long it will be before I look back on this time with fondness and think, "those were my salad days..." Sooner than later, my friends. Sooner than later. 
I would make a terrible style blogger. 


  1. 1. How cute are you!?
    2. I do the same thing sometimes (lots of times) with getting trapped inside my head and letting things like getting dressed become frustrating.
    3. I've been wearing my shirts like this too while also hoping it doesn't come across as too 90's. But then a little throwback never hurt anyone.


  2. That outfit is super cute (might be copying this idea for some fall outfits [: )

    I love the Britney pic. that is such a priceless video that definitely defines the wardrobe choices of our generation in the 90's (whether that's good or bad, I'll never know)

  3. You and Tyler are so cute! Oh, my goodness... I can relate to the "I just don't feel pretty" frustration. Josh has gotten very skilled at [eventually] coaxing me back to sanity in those moments.

  4. Taylor! I meant TAYLOR, not Tyler! Haha.



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