these violets remind me i'm golden

{shirt: handmade by my sister, skirt: shop in New Zealand, tights: FP, shoes: borrowed from my Mom}

I have the day off today, so I had a lazy-sleep-in-kinda morning.
I went on my back porch and took some self portraits after breakfast.
Tim is working today, so I was on my own for outfit shots!

Let me tell ya....trying to throw leaves perfectly for a self-timer is pretty hard!
And I'm sure some of my neighbors could see me actin' a fool...running around on my porch, throwing leaves and laughing to myself.
Oh boy...

And I took a curling iron to my hair today!
I feel sort of weird curling my hair...seeing that my hair is naturally curly.
But I really love the way the "controlled curls" look.
And mayyyyybe I've been practicing a certain hairstyle for my halloween costume ;)
I rarely plan out my costumes ahead of time.
I always end up scrambling up something at the last minute.
I thought it would be fun to plan something out for this year!

I'm off to hang out with my mom & sis.
We're having dinner with my parents tonight...but we're sneaking in some girl time beforehand.
Eeeeek! Mom-daughter-daughter time is the best ;)

Happy Friday!!
I think a beautiful weekend is in store.

xo, Christen


  1. I really like your shirt a whole lot! And your self-timing skills, haha

  2. Great great outfit!! I like the leggings...
    and the photos are great anyway!

  3. hahaha! I love the part about you taking pictures and what your neighbors thought. Hilarious. :) This outfit is absolutely amazing!

  4. Your hair is too pretty! Gorgeous outfit too.

    Carmen Ri.

  5. My neighbours already got used to me acting weird, running back and forth with my camera, haha ^^ I love these photos, you are so cute! and what a lovely outfit you have on :) x

  6. that giant bow has WON my heart! and the leaves! gorgeous!

    <3 steffy

  7. You look adorable in this outfit!!! I love the tights with the skirt and booties.

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  8. Just discovered your blog and LOVE it! Now following you xx

  9. Hope you have a lovely weekend! Has your kiwi husband made you watch any of the Rugby World Cup? NZ vs Aussie in a few hours and we have a very nervous nation!

  10. Very lovely, we love your outfits s much! We totally see ourselves wearing those dress.

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  11. Love the entire outfit...especially the leaf playing!

  12. Yay, leaves! You look adorable beyond belief!

  13. sexy tights and i love all these cute bows!

    xo zebra and meerkat

  14. gosh, you/your blog is so cute! i just spent a good half hour reading your old posts, and I love your style. You have such cute hairstyles and I love the little owls on your Etsy. I just started blogging and have found that not a lot of bloggers are also from the midwest, so I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future :)


  15. great pics! it makes me so excited for fal :) have a great time with your mum and sis!

  16. LOVE your outfit. And I love that the pictures have leaves in them. Mmm fall!! :]

  17. Aww you look like your having a blast playing in the leaves. Sadly, the leaves haven't quite fallen here yet, but my fingers are crossed!

    That handmade blouse is so cute and dainty looking.
    & radical boots!
    xoxo mama wolf

  18. aww fall leaves are so gorgeous. and your hair is amazing!

  19. You look absolutely fab in these pics, I like you style!Funny post, i love see you playng with leaves!
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  20. I love your outfit so so much! Those photos are just too cute!

  21. So cute! That skirt is just lovely. So happy I stumbled across your gorgeous little corner of the internet today!

    Katie x