Wearing: Shine Through

Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm trying to appreciate the temporary condition of today. For one beautiful moment, my world became a winter wonderland, then today, nothing...just brown, gray earth.

Sometimes, I wish I could go back in time, back to the pretty, snowy days in my life...
before hurt ever touched my heart, before doubt ever entered my mind.

But I know I can't go back to those days.
I can't erase the mistakes or take away the questions you might have about me...I can't always let myself be kept in turmoil at being misunderstood, stumbling every which way I turn.

I have to keep walking, learning, growing...
because as some anonymous person said,

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty, well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--Wow, what a ride!"

(Anthro Ha'penny cardi, Shine Through button up, Circle the Globe skirt, Target stud belt, Mia booties, Orla Kiely print bag)


  1. I love this! It's laid back but chic and the bag is like a playful little wink:)

    What a fantastic quote about life. Lately I've been telling myself that perfection is overrated. I'm always attracted to things that are a bit worn, nicked, bruised, tarnished...with a story to tell. I want to have a glorious, messy, heartfelt story to tell:D

    Have a fantastic day love!

  2. your hair is just beautiful and i love the colorful polka dot bag! =)


  3. I am new to your blog, I have to say the scenery for your photos is beautiful. And, I love the Anthro cardi you have on above. The snow pics are lovely too, It's snowing here with more to come.


  4. "I can't erase the mistakes or take away the questions you might have about me...I can't always let myself be kept in turmoil at being misunderstood, stumbling every which way I turn." Just what I needed to hear today... Thanks!!


  5. What a great post, it totally made me smile.
    And the Shine Through Button Up made me smile more. I love it with the skirt, booties, and cardi.


  6. Oh I'm glad you were able to make that cardigan yours - it's perfect! I think I should fly out to you instead - goodness you find such beautiful spots to soak in and take pictures - love it!

  7. Those boots are amazing! You always have the best photos too!

  8. lincolnpark MI just outside of detroit... GR is a few hrs away i think... i found another MI style blogger miss vinyl ahoy... i need to ask her where she is from...

    i love those shoes, have i told you that yet?


  9. Looking great :) I've seen it in quite a few of your posts but haven't proclaimed my love for it just yet:Your bag is brilliant :D

    Happy weekend!

  10. i love your entire outfit... especially your shoes, and hair! i have always wanted curly hair. :) you wear it well!

    SWEATshirt DRESSshirt

  11. wow I love your shoes + outfit! your hair is so gorgeous <3


  12. Kristina, you look lovely as usual! I love how you styled these three items (the Ha'penny, the Circle the Globe, and the Shine Through Button-Up) - you're too adorable for words. And I can't wait to see how you wear the Dog Trot cardi! Haha, I thought I was the only person nutty enough to love that sweater. ;)

  13. what a beautiful outfit!! i love the beautiful floral print of the button-up shirt and it pairs perfectly with this skirt and booties. and the waterfall in the background is picturesque!!


  14. That bag is adorable! I love all the colors in it, such a perfect accessory!
    Also, you're a brave girl in those heels on that rock in the water! It was worth it, though, the photos are great

  15. You are always dressed to the nine's, I tell ya! I love it! (almost bordering on an "I hate you" mentality because you are so darned stylish...although, I don't hate you...you're fabulous, really.) I must have those boots....

  16. I recognize the print of your purse from a few items at Charming Charlies - any chance it was from there? New to the name "Orla Kiely" but adore the bag!!

  17. This post is a special form of torture, as I keep telling myself I do not need suede heeled ankle booties, and I do not need Orla Kiely anything. But now I just might need them again.

    You look just beautiful, and the background is lovely.


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