Friday, June 21, 2013

Free Spirit

GET THE LOOK:
Forever 21 Tee (option) (option) // Old Navy Shorts (option)  // Tony Lama Boots (exact) // Kendra Scott Earrings (exact) // Forever 21 Ring (option

Man, I could go so many routes with the title of this post, but I am gonna stick primarily to the road of style.

But first, those of you who know me or have been in my life for a number of years, heck I guess it actually applies to anyone who has spent more than 24 hours with me, can vouch for my personality. I tend to lean toward the carefree lifestyle. Do I get stressed? Heck yes. Do I worry like a mad woman? Yep. Do I tend to let things get to me? Of course. But, I am a Gemini...which means I have dual personalities. And my evil twin is definitely my opposite.

I have a spark that can sometimes ignite into a full blown campfire. In my "younger" years I did some crazy things that we won't discuss here....ever. Now that I am an adult, wife and mom, I had to tame my ways and now my free spirit seems to gravitate towards water slide races, spontaneous moments with my husband, out of control golf cart rides through the neighborhood or just dancing by myself in my bathroom while getting ready for the day. My "spirit" won't ever burn out...I can promise you that. It's how I have always been, it's how I will always be.

Now onto the style part of things. If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you probably have taken notice that my style is somewhat eclectic. When someone asks me, "What is your style?", I seem to get stumped and scratch my...hmmmmm, I don't know. I like everything. Really, I do. Maybe too much.

I have never been one to gravitate toward one certain look. I tend to mix things up and wear clothes that go along with my environment or mood for a particular day. One day I might channel a polished and feminine look. The next I may be feeling a little spunky. Or in the case of today's post, I was feeling free spirited at the ranch.

Fingers are crossed that my multiple personality "free spirited" wardrobe can relate to all my friends in some shape or form; maybe not every single day, but hopefully every now and again. I am staying optimistic that each one of you get inspired by an outfit or two that I feature on my blog and we can be spirited together.

When it comes to personal style do you stick to a few genres or are you all over the creation like me?

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The ladies below are a fab mix of fun, fashion and fearlessness. Make sure to take look, visit and say hello.

 
I have been reading Jessica's blog, Jeans and a Teacup, for quite some time now. Her style is very well rounded, and if I could pick one word to describe it it would have to be romantic. Hope that's okay, Jessica! She has a way with mixing and matching her wardrobe. I about died when I saw her in this...so romantic, right? Okay, let's go with the word SMOKIN'. Right now Jessica is on a month long journey visiting family on the farm! Yep, this California girl is hitting the raw land. I told her I was excited to see some style shoots in the meadow. Did I mention that Jessica is an actress in Hollywood...yep, check out her about me section to find out more and make sure to stop by and take a look at her fab style.

I "met" Susan with Charming Lucy before she started her blog. She reached out to me via email and Instagram and I was so happy to find out she was launching her own personal blog this past May. Susan is one of the nicest and most genuine ladies you will meet. She has so much heart and has worked like crazy to get her new blog looking oh so fabulous! She has the most adorable family, freely hands out shopping tips and discovers the cutest shops to share with her readers. Susan and I both aren't too savvy in the kitchen...I mean, we are moms that try, right? Stop by Charming Lucy, give her a high five and welcome her to blog land.

Rachael with Rach.E.Cakes is a native Texan (you know that's a plus in my book) currently living life near Boston. Miss Rachael will share a little bit of everything on her blog. She is a regular with the outfit inspirations. She knows her way around the kitchen...glad somebody does and gets a little crafty every now and again. BUT, my most favorite thing about Rachael she is pretty savvy when it comes to finding dupes for some of the things we are all craving these days. See, I told you will get a little glimpse of all kinds of goodness from Rach.E.Cakes. Now go see for yourself! 

Happy weekend friends! I am off to the lake for a grown up good time! I am sure I will be that obnoxious Instagram poster this weekend...maybe even a video or two...I am DYING over this new feature that they just launched! Have you used it yet? So fun!


Shanna

46 comments:

Carly said...

I loveeeee that top!!! Have a blast at the lake, grown up time is VERY important!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

Shanna, you are GORGEOUS! Love how laid back and comfy this outfit looks. :)

Ashley said...

Love your cute boots!!! I need to get a pair. I still can't believe I don't have boots like that yet. It's ridiculous lol.

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Sam said...

Love the braid! It's so summer-y!

Sam
simplysam.org

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

I am also ALWAYS stumped when people ask me to describe my style! It changes daily! But it's always feminine. =)

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Jenn Poole said...

You look so adorably Texan in this photo! Love the boots with the shorts (mostly because I could never pull that off!)

Susan Jeffries said...

I love this outfit Shanna! you look as good in this casual style as you do in a fancy dress. That says a lot about you. Thanks for the kind words today! There are days when we need that more than others. Getting started in blog land is not easy and I am so thankful for your encouragement! Have a great weekend! Susan

fleurani said...

Love this Country Girl inspired Ensemble Shanna :-)

www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Because of Jackie said...

First, these photos are beautiful and you look wonderful. Second, I would agree that style and what I love changes...constantly! That is what I love the most about personal style and fashion, being able to reinvent yourself daily:)

Always Maylee said...

How cute are you? Love this carefree style. I'm not a gemini, but I'm totally the same. I worry all the time, am extremely paranoid about random things, get stressed out... but overall, I like to think I'm pretty carefree and can enjoy the little things in life. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lauren said...

What a fun, relaxed look. I have trouble defining my style as well. I kind of bounce around with what suits my mood or interests at the time!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Montana Smith said...

This is my kind of look lady! You are rockin it! I love a laid back outfit and this one has just enough pizazz to be greatness!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

SHANNA. I'd have to say the exact same thing about my style. I seem to love everything and can't nail my style down to one particular 'look'. I think this one is fun and your pictures look so great!! Have fun at the lake.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Gorgeous lady! Love the outfit and your hair always looks fabulous.

Have a great weekend at the lake. Enjoy!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Love how you styled it with the cut-offs, the boots, AND the Kendra Scott earrings! Perfect!

The Pink Growl said...

This is such a very Texas-y look to me! Perfect my beauty Shanna! Love you girl! XOXO

Katie said...

you look so cute! i love how you can pull off lots of different kind of looks! :)

Style-Delights said...

LOVE ur mani Shanna!!! And this look so fun..All American style with Texan twist! Love it:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Alyssa said...

You look so cute! I definitely need to pick up a few more casual tees like the one you're wearing. I don't have any!

allthatglitters810 said...

I am SO pumped about the Instagram video thing too! I actually had no idea until you posted on Twitter:)

xox Megan
allthatglitters810.wordpress.com

Christina Heflin said...

I love this casual outfit, perfect for summer! I am also a Gemini, and my personality is the exact same. I can be so up-tight and stress over things but at the same time I'm carefree and tend to let things go.

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

Ladies in Navy said...

this is so fun! you look good!
http://pennilesssocialite.blogspot.com/2013/06/favorite-fashion-friday-link-up-8.html

Darby Hawley said...

Shanna I swear you make everything look good! :-)
Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Ashleigh said...

I love that you always rock your cowboy boots!
-Ash
www.thestylizdwannabe.com

TheTinyHeart said...

The tee is so cute with your cowboy boots! It's hard for me to describe my style too in just a few words. Have a great weekend!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Kayla Gilbert said...

You are just the cutest thing ever Shanna! I hope I'm a cute mom like you! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

You look so great in everything! I am still exploring my style, but have learned a lot in th past few months about placing fewer limitations in what types of clothes I wear.

Helene said...

YAY! i was so excited for this post! you look gorgeous! I love this look

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

I gravitate towards the classic, plain (sometimes boring) looks/ style. I blame my teaching job!! I used to be trendy and spend money of just trendy pieces, but now i'd rather get quality (expensive) over quantity. I need things that will last me all year and if it goes into the next year then it's even more worth the price!! BUT (thanks to your closte that I drool over) I've been trying to find a balance so that I can have fun with clothing, while still get quality pieces...and don't recommend jewelry!! I didn't text you the night I went jewelry shopping and almost broke down in the mall crying to my sister on the phone because I couldn't make a decision!! hahahah
oh and I am a Cancer...we're basically best buds :)

Niki Caron said...

Are we secret twins? I'm not a Gemini (Im a Virgo) but I feel like this entire post just pretty much described me to a tee (even the crazy past antics that will never be mentioned - although I don't know what they are, I'm pretty sure I can relate). Maybe that's why I like you so much!

MorganizewithMe said...

Is comfortable a style??? Ha! You look so cute, love the boots!

Rachel Lynne said...

This is SO cute and definitely a care free vibe. So summery and fun, LOVE IT!

Misty said...

I'm all over the place with my style too.

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Aww...thanks for your kind words! I definitely don't mind being described as romantic :-)
I love these photos of you!!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Susan said...

You are ridiculously adorable in these photos girl!!!!
Style. Hmmm...I'm a classic kinda gal but with an edge. Kinda like my personality. HA HA HA.

Alissa Kelly said...

I just love this! You're inspiring me to try out tee's!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I want all of this in my closet now! This is on my top 5 of loves from you. This is Shanna to me. Love you!

prettyanddelectable.com said...

You look so cute, and I love the earrings! Have a great weekend!

Jordan Shaner said...

Love this outfit! So cute and perfect for summer! I'm obsessed with that top!

xox

Jordan

http://thattallgirlinheels.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

You look perfect...the boots make the outfit!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I love that your style is all over the place, but you look comfortable and happy in all of your outfits! You are lucky that you can wear anything!!

I tend to lean towards the preppy, classic looks. I'm boring...o well!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Meghan Ouellette said...

Love this! Pinning it so I remember what I need to wear for my next country concert! <3
Meg
msmayg.blogspot.com

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Now this is a look that my hippy heart can get behind! This is totally something I would wear, haha! I love it! :)

Lauren @ Style of One's Own said...

I like that your style is eclectic! I'm kind of the same way...part preppy, part girly, part classic, and a tiny bit of chic. Hope you had a great time at the lake!

Lauren
Style of One's Own

Ashley said...

bahaha you sound like me when I was younger :) lovve this look girl!

Cait Val said...

boho & carefree you look awesome.
love the graphic muscle tee!

xo. c & v
cake & valley

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