fill the sky around with happiness and joy

i got this beautiful peach shirt from red velvet a few months ago.
i love it paired with this striped skirt!
it was such a fun outfit for a pretty summer day.

these photos were taken on friday...only a few days before the big "midwest cool down"
fall has officially started, i think.
there was a downpour on saturday. there's been an amazing chill in the air ever since.
so this might have been my last day to soak up the summer sun...

shirt: red velvet, skirt: thrifted, boots: thrifted, belt: thrifted
[oh, and i just wore my hair in a messy bun with pulled-back bangs. nothing too fancy ;)]

i hope you're all having a splendid labor day today.
i'm spending it with my hubs, sis, and good friend.
we're cooking burgers and kebabs. YUMS!

see you all soon.
i'll be busy dreaming up pretty fall outfits ;)



  1. i absolutely LOVE your striped skirt!

  2. i love the pink shirt, the ruffles are adorable!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  3. AHH! a midwest cool down?! send some of that our way! our air has been drier due to all the hurricanes roaming around in the ocean, but darn it, i want some cool weather! i want to open my windows and let the fresh air in!!

    sigh...i've been turning my air down and lighting my pumpkin candle since september started...!

  4. i'm the good friend! haha. love you!

  5. I love all the colours in your outfit! So pretty.

  6. i really like how you've been doing your hair different ways, even though you say this style isnt fancy! ps, northern california has been nice so far,i really like the no humidity, and the view of course too!

  7. YOU are always SO DANG CUTE!

    I just wanted to stop by and tell you about a giveaway on my blog! it closes tomorrow evening, so i wanted to make sure you knew in time to enter if you wanted. It's in celebration of a local store here in OKC! we're giving away lovely little sweater clips!

  8. cj! i wont have a booth at renegade, but i'll be there saturday evening and probably sunday day. if i see you, i'll be sure to say hi!

  9. beautiful photos and I love your outfit :) xo

  10. The blouse is a beautiful colour <3 It goes oh-so perfectly with the striped skirt! Major outfit envy!

    Lost in the Haze

  11. your so pretty, love this outfit, esp the striped skirt



  12. The last picture is a perfection...I love strips,so the skirt is definitely great..You make the simple outfit look more fantastic and delicate...but try more colors..:D

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  13. I am in love with this outfit! Quite adorable.

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  15. oh i remember that bit of Red Velvet goodness and am still reeling from seeing you there. Elsie's the coolest ever and i adore your shirt, terrific color on you Christen!! we've had a bit of a summer reprieve and time spent outdoors is definitely waning but sure do enjoy its last moments.

    LOVE the messy bun, at 1st i'd wondered if you got a haircut. looks lovely off your gorgeous face that way! ♥

  16. Great color combo. And I'm digging those stripes! Lovely blog too!

    XO, Katie
    Running on Happiness

  17. I absolutely love your shoes. They're just pure perfection. And you're really pretty too! :)

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  18. absolutely love everything about this outfit!!
    xo TJ


  19. I love your outfit so much! And i just fell in love with your boots!

  20. oh my goodness, these are the cutest pictures ever! you look ravishing in this outfit, and your hair - amazing! I'm in love ♥