Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Y'all Is Authentic


Last Sunday I met Jessica with Here & Now. Her and I have been long time blog buds and she was in town for her bachelorette party. We knew we had to figure out a way to finally hug in real life. We started our sites around the same time and have cheered one another along the whole way. I wasn't nervous in the slightest to meet her face-to-face because literally I felt like we were long time friends reuniting after many years. It blows my mind the connections and friendships that bloggers make. In the past year I have been blessed to have met several women that I "follow" on a daily basis and have become great friends with so many. 

Jessica and I chatted it up like I knew we would and there was absolutely zero awkward moments. I took some photos of her, but still felt a wee bit shy for her to snap some of me. I need to step out of my shell and feel more at ease with others taking my pics. Later in the day, I had my husband take a few of what I wore. I kept it casual, relaxed with a few added layers.

Target Chambray (option here and here) // Forever 21 Maxi Dress (option here and here) // The Home T Tee c/o // Chuck Taylor Converse (coupon code) // Forever 21 Tote // Costa Sunglasses (option here) // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Ettika Bracelet c/o

This is the third or fourth time I have worn this floral maxi dress (originally seen in this post). This time I decided to transform it into a maxi skirt by layering it under my The Home T, My y'all is authentic, shirt (one of my all time faves). The weather was slowly starting to change from super warm and sunny, to breezy and cloudy, so I added my light wash chambray just to be safe. I cannot get enough of my Chuck Taylor Converse. I typically would never pair them with a dress, but for some reason I felt a little quirky with my style and went with it. It was something I felt comfortable in from 10:00 AM to the end of the day. I live for these type outfits.

In other news, I am off to my daughter's kindergarten field trip. A few parents and teachers will be corralling about a hundred five and six-year-old nuggets. This day should be interesting. Wish us luck!
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Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

Shanna

67 comments:

redlipstickandsparkle said...

Very cool outfit!

Ladies in Navy said...

darling skirt!
ladies in navy

Alice Warren said...

So awesome that you got to meet Jess! Love this outfit paired with the Converse...how do you keep them white? I own a pair of grey ones because I could never keep them clean.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Erica Zar said...

I adore this outfit! So weekend chic! :) The converses were a nice touch!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Becky M said...

I have the same top from target! Love that you layered a tshirt over the maxi, I'll have to keep that in mind!

www.madeintheshadeblog.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

That skirt is so cute, I need more maxis in my life.

xo
​PinkSole​

Nina Piccini said...

that skirt is gorgeous and I love how you sported it up with your tied up tee, chambray and the chucks. I cannot stop wearing mine, aren't they so comfy?
I'm also very grateful for this blogging community and am repeatedly astounded at the loyalty and friendships you can make via the internet. It's amazing. I'm glad you had fun with Jess, she's seems like such a fun chick!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

TaraMixandMatch said...

How fun that you guys met up! I love your floral :)

ItsTheNewTwenty said...

I love everything about this outfit! Floral skirt, denim top, fun tee... pretty much everything on my spring "to buy" list!

Inge Jane said...

I really love this casual look! The tee and skirt work really well together and I think the converse were a nice addition! Have fun on the field trip!

Victoria Mason said...

Love this combo instantly and that shirt!!! I would never think to put those all together but it works!

Some of my best friends are women I met through blogging. It's amazing the bonds you can form.

L,
Vicky
themummychronicles.com

Lulu Soler said...

Really love this - looks so cute and comfy. Happy to see you in People SW! Have a great day!

Lulu
simplylulustyle.com

Susan Jeffries said...

I love turning dressed into skirts and vice versa! I never would have figured that out if it were not for fabulous bloggers like you!! And I wear my Chucks almost every day. They are a staple! You are one of the most authentic ladies I know. That is why I adore you(: I linked up today with my Stitch Fix!! Susan

Charnele Michel said...

This look is great and that short is too cute! Very creative way to turn a maxi dress into a skirt. love it!

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Jill G said...

I love how you turned your maxi dress into a skirt with the tee and converse! Such a fun outfit!

Jill
dousedinpink.blogspot.com

Tea&Sequins said...

So fun that you and Jessica got to meet in real life! I always feel like I would be completely awkward meeting a blog friend face-to-face, but you're giving me hope that I wouldn't be! Also, loving this maxi dress-turned-skirt!

Kaitlin
www.teaandsequins.com

Kimberly said...

Love the idea of a maxi skirt dressed down with sneakers...this is SO cute!!

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Danavee said...

I STILL want that dress, but our store didn't have it either.

GOOD LUCK TODAY!!!!!!!!! This teacher wishes you a fun time!

courtney parker said...

I would have never thought to pair all of these pieces together! They culminate in a fabulous look! I love it! Your skirt is gorgeous!

www.loveandclothing.com

Ashley said...

I NEED this shirt! So fun!

Love that you met Jessica! How awesome is that?!

JP Lord said...

I LOVE this outfit. It's so totally you - if that makes any sense. You're just gorgeous all the time - dressed up or down.
xoxx

JMc said...

I didn't realize you and Jessica started blogs around the same time. I started following y'all about the same time though and love both of your sites! It's cool to see how much your sites have grown over time too

The Pink Growl said...

Love this outfit - and I need that shirt! You are still (always will be) the cutest!

Ally said...

There are just so many pieces to this that I am loving. 1. The casual sneaker with a floral skirt and 2. A graphic tee dressed up with the skirt but kept in check with the casual chambray over. So cute!

http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

Irene Papadopoulou said...

absolutely love this look!

Irene
www.thedailylace.com

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

This look is great! That t-shirt is cute. As you can imagine, my y'all is NOT authentic. When I say it I'm channeling Tammy Taylor from FNL. I adore her.

I'm glad you guys had a great visit!

Daily Express said...

How fun that you got to meet a blogger friend- I can't wait to meet mine. :) I'm also really amused/fascinated that you were "too shy" to let her take your pictures!! Who in the what now?!? That's actually kind of shocking! I would not have guessed you'd be camera shy! You learn something new & random every Wednesday here. :)
Gina
On the Daily Express

Alyson said...

LOVE your top! I moved to Pitt, PA from Memphis, TN 20 years ago and I still say y'all. And I still get funny looks haha. I may have to get this!

Cheers,
Alyson

Elisabeth said...

Absolutely love your outfit! How did you get your t-shirt knotted so perfectly? :)

Setarra said...

Awww yay! I love when other bloggers meet each other in real life! It's so awesome when you're able to make a genuine human connection with someone afar. Have fun on your field trip! Hope the kiddos don't wear you down haha ;)

Rebecca said...

What a cute easy breezy look.....and love the fun graphics on the Tee!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Linda Cassidy said...

I adore the styling of your maxi dress, I love my chucks but they are nowhere near as white as yours ( but they are 10 years old so maybe it is time for some new white ones)
Great tshirt. and best of luck herding (taking care of) all the little ones

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love Jessica and that's so great that you got to meet her! And I love the way you re-styled the maxi! The tee is awesome!

Lewis Lane said...

Loving the My y'all is authentic shirt. Just got the Chuck Taylor Converse after seeing them on your blog with another outfit. Been loving them, and trying to find things to wear them with lol. Good luck with the field trip.

Agnes Mayer said...

Love this outfit Shanna. I say y'all at work and my co-workers laugh at me, considering I'm not southern at all. Love it!!!!!!

Thank you for the link up.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Sarah Tucker said...

God bless you on that field trip....my life is a daily field trip, hah! And I LOVE this shirt.

DC in STYLE said...

So true, blogging world is amazing! I "met" so many incredible people and wish we could all meet someday! Your look and beautiful as always!
http://dcinstyle.com

Rachel said...

This outfit looks so comfy and still fun & feminine! I love linking up with you on Wednesdays!!
www.floralandfudge.blogspot.com

TheTinyHeart said...

That tee is so adorable and funny! Really neat that you and Jessica got the chance to meet up! It is so nice making real life blog friends :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Susan Liberatore said...

I want to say y'all and have it be authentic! Except I'm not from Texas. OR the south. Sigh.
xox

V @ X-tremely V said...

Love the outfit! Aren't the tees from The Home T so soft and comfy? Just love my Ohio one :)

Sofia Donatelli said...

Loving your adorable t shirt.

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Lindsay Truax said...

Can I still say Y'all even though I'm not from Texas???? Cute post! Love that tee.

PinkandNavystripes.com

Because of Jackie said...

This may be one of my all time favorite looks on you! Loving how you layered it with the tee and sneakers, it is perfection. Good luck on the field trip, you may need a beverage when you get home;)

Helene in Between said...

LOVE the home t! I have the regular texas one and it's one of my faves! so soft!

Sarah said...

love it, will have to remember that I can put a shirt over my maxi dresses to make them maxi skirts, twice as many outfit ideas...:)

Rachel Lynne said...

Gorgeous darling, love this look!

Nicole Layne said...

Great outfit!! I love the saying on that skirt!

Nicole
www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

Iris Hanlin - Writer/Photographer said...

What a cute outfit! :) Love that shirt.

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Cool tee and I love the maxi skirt with the chucks. :-)

Mo

Anna Belle said...

That tee is perfect! I have the TX home tee, but I think I need this one too!

Caroline said...

That shirt totally resonates with me :) I have such a love/hate relationship with Texas, but I'll always, always have a soft spot for it. Wonderful outfit, lady!

Ashleigh said...

I love that tee. My ya'll is authentic too! B/C I work in Cincinnati and I have no accent (SE OH, NKY and SE Indiana have absolutely no accent. It's weird.)people will weird out when I say Hi ya'll! It's naturqal for me though. I'm from Kentucky!
-Ash
wwww.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Whitney James said...

I love that tee, and I love how you styled it!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Adri Lately said...

Layering is so fun! And that graphic tee is so cute and quirky!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Shannon Rice said...

I absolutely love this look, Shana! The floral skirt with the graphic tee is perfection!

Shannon
Clothes & Quotes

J Trogstad said...

I love the t-shirt! I must have it! Thanks for hosting the link up!

OccasionallyAJ said...

I'm surprised you were shy in front of Jessica! You always seem so comfortable in front of the camera :-)

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Reagan Leigh said...

Can't get the Nordstrom coupon code to work! It's saying it's expired (SUNNY25M)! Is that right? Wanted to use it to get those shoes!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I love how you styled the tee, it looks great paired with florals.

Jessica @ Here&Now said...

LADY! If I would have known you were just being shy, I would have tried to push you harder… sorry! Honestly, your husband probably takes better photos than me!! You are so beautiful inside & out, happy to have you as a friend. And yes, the y'all is authentic :)
xx

Nikki said...

Love the home tees! This one is AWESOME!! It looks fab with the floral maxi. Hope you survived that field trip!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

Cute tee! Love how you paired it with the floral skirt and chambray shirt-- one of my fav combos!

evukmir said...

1. this shirt is adorable!!

2. glad to hear you had a nice time meeting a blogger buddy in person! i'm just starting to develop these blogging relationships and i can finally see what you mean about them being so rewarding!!

xoxo, Elena Michelle
www.anewyorkloveaffair.com

Judith Miranda said...

Bonita falda!!
Saludos

Amy said...

Ahh I love this so much! Every bit of it!

xo Amy
www.urbanfrill.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute tee! That tote is gorgeous... faux leather is becoming so much more leather-like nowadays. Hope you survived the field trip!

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