Monday, March 17, 2014

Sporty Casual, With Camo, Of Course

Sporty Casual, University of Redlands top
Top: University of Redlands Bookstore, Jeans: Express (similar), Belt: Express, Shoes: Converse, Bow: c/o Bows for Baja, Clutch: c/o Virginia Bluebell Couture, Ring: c/o Emitations
Sporty Casual, Camouflage Print Bow, Bows for Baja
Virginia Bluebell Couture Clutch, Handmade clutch
Sporty Casual, University of Redlands top
Camouflage Bow, Bows for Baja
Sporty Casual, University of Redlands top

I can't seem to get beyond the jeans and t-shirt phase when I have a day off—so what you see is what you get! There isn't a better way, in my opinion, to spend the weekend out running errands, doing yardwork, taking a neighborhood bike ride, etc., than when it's spent in a casual & sporty outfit. It's just too easy.

University of Redlands—did you know I attended that college during my freshman year in 2006? (I transferred to Boise State to join their cheer team afterward). What a beautiful campus that was... and the friends—man, how I miss them! My dad picked up this t-shirt for me last time he was down there, and I love it. This is my favorite fit for a t-shirt—v-neck and super-soft.

The clutch I'm carrying is made by Kelli of Virginia Bluebell Couture. I've worked with Kelli in the past and her items and quality never cease to amaze me. Plus, to score a completely custom & practical clutch for around $20 is just ridiculous... such a good deal.

Last but not least for today, the camouflage bow was made by my friend Kelsey. She goes to my church and began Bows for Baja to help raise money for mission trips and the Uganda Relief Effort by selling the most adorable handmade bows. When Kelsey asked me if I'd like to introduce you guys to Bows for Baja, I knew which one I wanted to feature—the camo one! Because it just makes sense, right? Anyway, if you guys love cute bows for you, for men's bow ties, or even as an accessory for your kids, please consider supporting Bows for Baja. What a great cause by a very good friend of mine!

Oh, and Happy St. Patty's Day. I've got my green covered in the camo bow, so no pinching me today!

26 comments:

Aunie said...

You're the cutest :) That camo bow suits you so well! Also, the clutch is amazing, and so stinking cute!

Aunie said...

Your hair is growing so fast! Also, love the bow! Just adorable. :)

Aunie said...

Thanks for the shoutout, Aunie! :) You're the best! LOVE that bow. Also... they're only $4 now! What a steal!

Aunie said...

Love the outfit! Looks so comfy and so cute.

Aunie said...

Love that bow! So cute and so you.

Aunie said...

ZOMGoodness! I had no idea you went to University of Redlands! That is my neck of the woods- well almost- It is one of my favorite necks of the woods? haha I have two friends that graduated from there, and my sister currently attends a university not far from there, so we go to downtown Redlands all the time! Did you enjoy Market Night a few times while you were there? That is one of our favorite things to do! Obvi this totes made me smile, and you look gorgeous! =)

Aunie said...

That bow is awesome. I need one! But first I need to grow out enough of my hair to need one. I cut mine waaaaaay short this summer and it's taking its sweet time to come back!

Aunie said...

Your hair is really starting to show it's growth! And that bow is super cute!

Aunie said...

So cute!

Aunie said...

I think casual is your look. You always look adorable and soo cute. I wish I could rock that look but then again I don't really have much of a "look".

Aunie said...

Love the little bit of camo thrown in!

Aunie said...

Great sauce today! You do camo very well.

Aunie said...

Hey! I have been reading your blog and have to say that its totally awesomesauce! You always look beautiful, and I love the Chucks:)


On an unrelated topic, I have also read Bye Bye Beehive and was inspired to start the BBB challenge with a friend. I was wondering if you could give me any advice (i.e. favorite hairstyles and what not)?


God bless!- Laina Marie

Aunie said...

Thanks Halie! You're totally making my day :)

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Aunie said...

It seems that way!!! Finally. Just need it to be in a bun for BMT so if haven't been touching it at all :)
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Aunie said...

Kelsey, you're the best bow maker I know! Thank you again!!

/ / Annelise Rowe
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Aunie said...

That's exactly what it was... Thanks Bre!

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Aunie said...

You're the sweetest, Zoƫ. Thanks girl!

/ / Annelise Rowe
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Aunie said...

Oh yeahhhhhh! Can you believe how close we would have been if I knew you when I went there??!! Dang! I actually never did Market Night. I'm so bummed I didn't know about it! Sounds like it was a blast!
/ / Annelise Rowe
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Aunie said...

Oh gosh, I love your short 'do. It's all I've known for you... So to me, it's so "you!"
/ / Annelise Rowe
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Aunie said...

Ha, I think I put it up so often that I don't realize it's progressing past chin length. Once it gets to my shoulders (like your length), then it will be pretty much perfect for anything.
/ / Annelise Rowe
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Aunie said...

What would you use to describe your style? You mix and match really well!!
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Aunie said...

Thanks! It's like a party-in-the-back surprise :)

/ / Annelise Rowe
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Aunie said...

Aw thanks Aunt Linda. Can't wait to be decked out in it from head to toe!!
/ / Annelise Rowe
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Aunie said...

Laina, CONGRATS! So excited for you!!! I really appreciate all you said and can't wait for you to keep up with the challenge. How far are you in? What time did you commit to... A year? A month?
Are you good at braiding/willing to learn? All my favorite styles were my braids that I learned... And the Friar Tuck! That one was a game-changer!!!
/ / Annelise Rowe
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Aunie said...

Really? Thanks. I think if I had to choose my style is Rustic Boho.

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