Friday, April 12, 2013


One of my favorite songs when I was a little kid was Cecilia by Simon & Garfunkel, and by some odd happenstance, while I was getting ready this particular morning, it came on (my neighbors probably hate me for playing music at 7AM) and I thought to myself, how befitting.. this outfit just seemed to fit the song so well. Maybe it'd fit better if I didn't have to wear tights and it was 90 degrees outside, instead of the 60 degrees it actually was. Hey, random cold front, where'd you come from? But, this song just seems like such a summer song to me. Clearly, I'm not breakin' any hearts though.. tehe.

I'm pretty proud of myself, I've made it over two and a half weeks without shopping..honestly, I haven't even been tempted really. I've just been going crazy on my Pinterest and pinning every outfit imaginable to help inspire me to shop my own closet. Another tool that's been instrumental in my shopping ban has been Go Chic or Go Home, if you haven't ever visited the site before, I definitely recommend it. It's helped me organize my closet and serves as a great reminder that I really do have a ton of clothes and that shopping for more won't solve anything. 

In saying all of that, all of these pieces (minus the accessories) are relatively old. Y'all have seen the lace top before (here and here), it's one of my favorites and I'm so glad to have figured out a new way to wear it. The skirt I've had forever, and it's a little too big now, but I'm in love with the color.. and I can always get it taken in if I want to. The flats are shoes that aren't the most comfortable, as are most Target flats in my opinion, but they're so cute! Also, wearing tights with them does help a bit because they don't rub the backs of my ankles. My boater hat, how I love thee! It's the perfect summer hat, and like the lovely Danielle said on her blog the other day, hats are perfect for those days when your hair gives you the fits. I did buy my hat with a bit of a purpose though, you can't go on a big 'ole boat without a boater hat! Duh! Lastly, my sunglasses.. I wasn't sure about them when I first bought 'em a few weeks ago, and I wouldn't have bought them if they weren't $3, but I really had been wanting some round sunnies! I think they've grown on me now though.

Friday, oh Friday, you have finally returned to us. This particular Friday is especially exciting for me, you see I receive my Aggie Ring this afternoon, at 3:30 to be exact. My family's already in town, and Curt's parents and my best friend, Kelsey, will all be here pretty soon. Getting my Aggie Ring has always been a big deal for me, probably because I'm a girl and I like shiny gold things too much.. but also because it's such an accomplishment. For a girl whose family didn't go to big colleges and get fancy degrees, it's quite a big deal. Now, I've just got to actually finish college for it to truly be real, but receiving this ring is a reminder of what I'm working towards. It's so easy to just stay in bed in the mornings, or pretend like that exam really isn't that big of a deal, but having an education isn't something to be taken for granted. I am so blessed to have gotten into such an amazing university, one I love deeply, and I will be so proud to represent once I get out into the "real world." I'll be sure to post pictures and tell y'all about all of the festivities this afternoon and evening hold in-store sometime next week!

I hope you lovely ladies have a fantastic start to your weekends. Now go rock out to some Simon & Garfunkel ;) 


Top: Target (similarlusting over)
Skirt: Forever 21 (similar)
Belt: New York & Co.
Tights: Target (exact)
Flats: Target (savespendspend)
Hat: Target (exact)
Sunnies: Gap via Ross (savespendsplurge)


  1. I think those sunnies look amazing on you, especially with the hat! I haven't been brave enough to experiment with sunglasses and hats as of yet...

  2. Kristina! You are looking too sweet in pastels. It may be cold but I love that you're not letting that get you down :)

    Congratulations on your ring!

  3. I totally went and put on the song as soon as I read the first line. I listened to it as I was reading your post, and it was just the right length of a song to read through and get down here and start commenting before it trailed off into silence. Not the Sound of Silence, just silence. Great song.

    Congratulations on your ring and what it stands for. College is TOUGH! I'm glad that I managed through and that I'm done now. It's such an accomplishment!

  4. mazel tov on your aggie ring, girl! i know what a huge deal that is and i bet your fam is so proud.

    i love this outfit tons and tons and want to recreate it sometime. you balance the delicate + girly styles so well with the boyfriend jeans, sneaks, and blazer styles. love your wardrobe.

    ps. i just signed up for go chic or go home. let's see how this thing works!

    xo nicole

  5. this outfit is so stunningly perfect! I love every single bit of it, and it all works together so well! Great colors.

  6. awww you look SO girly, i am totally in love with! i think straw hats are just the best accessories- it totally made the outfit. And i'm totally dressing like it's 90 degrees out too haha i'm hoping to FORCE the warm weather on chicago =P

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  7. I love Simon & Garfunkel!! Love your cap toe shoes!! BTW, Found you via link up!! Hop ono my blog whenever you have time! Have a wonderful day!
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  8. this outfit is definitely in the Top 5 of my favorite outfits you've ever featured on the blog. its so freakin pretty and feminine but so casual and classic, too! ah! I will legit be recreating this, possibly this sunday? ;)

    I surprising haven't been tempted to shop AT ALL the past week or so and usually Matt and I hit up the mall or Target every.single.weekend, but I think this weekend will be different. I've been pinning a LOT of spring/summer outfits I want to recreate and it's definitely helped in curbing my addiction!

    and YAY! rings!! I wanna seeeee!!!

    -Jenna Brianne

  9. Congrats on graduating soon! I think it's really cool that A&M's senior rings a big deal. The university I work at (*hint - our mascot rhymes with Mooner) has tried to make their ring ceremony a big deal, but it hasn't worked too well. All that to say, enjoy your awesome new ring!

    I LOVE this outfit. It's gorgeous! Have an amazing day1

  10. Ok this outfit is gorgeous!! I'm loving the soft, feminine, romantic feel. Lace, peachy pink and a cute hat = perfection :)

  11. Ah! You are so darn cute, Kristina! I loooove the song "Cecilia" and you totally look like you fit with the song today! I just got a lace shirt and I am super pumped to wear it 100 ways. The color of your skirt, too, is absolutely gorgeous. You are just so darn cute all the time. Congrats on getting your ring!!!

  12. This is such a beautiful outfit! It's simple yet feminine! I love the soft colors and lace

  13. Can't pick my favorite piece -- the shirt? The hat? The sunnies? Your eye make-up? It's all so lovely! Congrats on the no-shopping situation; I'd been too busy to shop until... yesterday. Oops.
    Fifth Freedom Fashion

  14. Thank you for your sweet comment. I am following YOU now too!

    And I think we are meant to be blog buddies.

    Cecila. I just about hit the floor. I have that record (it was my mom's) and my sister and I wore it OUT when we were little. ANNNND it gets better. It played on the radio on Friday HERE TOO! I hadn't heard it on the radio in FOREVER.

  15. I love your blog! This is an amazing outfit!! love it!

  16. This look is SO adorable, Kristina!
    (Thank you for the beautiful comment you left on my blog, I'm so happy to have found yours now, too!!)
    I hope your weekend was fabulous :)
    Have a lovely week!

  17. Love this, so feminine and vintage inspired. You look dang cute in a hat. Me not so much haha

  18. I love the vintage feel of this outfit! Looks great on you!


  19. You look so cute! Seriously love the color palette on this! So pastel and beautiful!

    xo, Jessica

  20. I love this outfit! The lace with the delicate soft pink...ahh. So adorable!

    It's refreshing to hear someone admit to uncomfortable shoes you have no idea. I see so many lovely ladies with their Target shoes and although the prices are tempting, I don't do well with uncomfortable shoes and end up not wearing them. So thank you so much for your honesty.


  21. I have that exact same hat! Amazing outfit- I keep scrolling down your blogroll- I'm addicted! You have wonderful style!!

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