Tuesday, January 29, 2013


For those of you that don't speak German, or just think the title of this post looks like complete gibberish, I'm twenty-one today! I actually didn't realize it was my birthday when I woke up this morning at the crack of dawn for my 8AM, and then people started texting me..I was like oh yeah, it's my birthday! Anyway, to celebrate this wonderful day, I'm gonna tell you twenty-one things I want to accomplish in this twenty first year of my life.

1. Get married...obviously. I can't describe how excited I am to start this journey with Curtis! <3
2. But, not only do I want to get married, I want to learn to be a Godly wife, a wife that is there for her husband to support him and even to push him when he needs it.
3. I really want to get out of Texas. I feel a bit trapped here right now, and I want to explore new places! We're going on a cruise for our honeymoon to Jamaica, the Grand Cayman Islands, and Cozumel, I am sooo stoked! But we're also planning on trying to make it to an away game for football, so we'll probably end up going to Oxford, Mississippi or Baton Rogue, Louisiana; I'll be perfectly content with either!
4. Get a 4.0 GPA..I haven't had one in so long. Darn you B's!
5. Dive into my Bible more, and truly learn the meaning of God's word.
6. Start learning German again. I miss it so much.
7. Be a better servant of God, as referenced in this post.
8. Get an internship. One of the most stressful things I will have to do this year, and the career fair is coming up quick! (Like next week..eeek). I'm slightly not ready to be a grown up.
9. Embroider more. It's one of my absolute favorite hobbies, and I have so many ideas..gotta implement them!
10. Speaking of crafty hobbies, I really want to learn to sew. So, I plan on teaching myself to sew; I've got my mom's old sewing machine (1970's, what up?!), so might as well use it!
11. Be more patient with those around me.
12. Chill out with the road rage...seeeee, I need some patience.
13. Pray more often.
14. Become closer to my new family! Even though Curtis and I have been dating for almost seven years, I really want to become closer to his whole family. They love me so much, and I'm so thankful for them!
15. Make more bold fashion choices, but also remember who I am, and not try to be someone else.
16. Along the lines of number 15, I want to stop caring so much about what others around me think. I can already feel this one starting to happen. It's awesome. (Others being random people I don't even really know; I actually really do care about what my friends and family think, as I should.)
17. See a new historical land mark in Texas. I love history so much, and Texas is full of history! Can you say, San Jacinto Monument?
18. Get into a better workout routine; stop starting and stopping so much.
19. Learn some new hair tricks! I'm in need of them. I may just dye my hair and cut it a bit after the wedding.
20. Become more involved in volunteer work; I love helping others so much, I'm not sure why I'm not more involved.
21. And finally, learn to cook! I'm not awful, but I want to learn new things. Good thing I have the perfect future mother-in-law for that!

There you have it. Here's to becoming a better me! :)

Alrighty, here's my outfit of the day. My hair absolutely did not want to cooperate today. It was curly this morning, then I walked outside to the awful humidity, and what do you know..awkward flat hair. Not to mention the wind, of course I decide to wear a skirt on the windiest day we've had in a while! Oh, well, I made the best of this humid, dreary day by wearing this bright yellow blouse! I've actually had that thing for forever, and I've almost gotten rid of it more than a few times, but I think I've found new life in it. Can I get a woot for shopping your closet? :)

And here's how I plan on wearing it to my date with my fabulous fiance tonight! Subtract the tights and boots, add some swanky nude heels! Double yay for converting a day look into an evening look. I'm getting the hang of this.


Tan Cardigan: Similar
Yellow Blouse: Similar
Navy Skirt with Lace Detail: Similar 
Tights: Similar
Gianni Bini Booties: Same // Save
Watch: Christmas present from Curtis last year
Sidebag: Similar (I actually like this one more, ha)
Forever 21 Nude Heels: Similar

I'm ready to go eat some delicious authentic Italian pizza for my birthday dinner! Yummmm. 


  1. Happy happy birthday! I hope this year brings you so many blessings :). I love your skirt too!



    Southern (California) Belle

  2. Happy Birthday, Kristina!!! I LOVE both of your outfits- you did a great job turning it from a day-look into a date-night look! :) Also loving those 21 goals for the year! woot woot for being 21!! (.....not that I would know how awesome it is, seeing as I have like 9 more months of being 20. darn.)

    -Jenna Brianne

    1. Thank youuuu, Jenna! :D
      Haha, 21 is fabulous so far. I've already got some pretty hilarious stories, and I'm only 22 hours in! Even if I didn't do the usual 21 thing, if you know what I mean, lolol. :)

  3. I loveee your skirt! Your outfits are so so cute I'm so excited to see them :) I hope you had the happiest of birthdays! 21's such a fun year!

    Nicole @ Sequined Patterns

    1. Thanks, Nicole! :D
      I'm excited for this year!


  4. Your skirt is just so pretty - and that's a great list! I'm a total road rager too - patience is something I always have to work on!

    Pearls & Paws

    1. Thank you, Heather! :)
      I totally let the road rage take over for a few moments, and then I'm like..what on earth is this actually helping?, feel like a dork for a few minutes, and then I'm back to yelling at someone ;)


  5. Hey girl! just found your blog - you look lovely!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May it be the besssst one yet!

  6. Cute post, btw I nominated you for liebster award. Check my blog for more info. xx

  7. i am OBSESSED with this outfit! i was going to say it is so very Austin, and then i realized the skirt is from Austin and that you live in Texas! if you're ever back in the ATX, we should def meet up.
    also, i'm a little late, but happy birthday! i hope all of your wishes came true.

    1. Ahh, you live in Austin?! Schweeet! I love love love Austin. We should totally meet up sometime when I'm down there.
      And thanks, it was pretty great! :)



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