Tie dye

 

I don’t know why, but I saw this shirt at Target recently and I had to have it! So out of the normal “Anna” wardrobe, but there’s something so nostalgic about tie dye! It makes me think of summer time, being 10 years old, riding my bike around the neighborhood with my friends, and just a simple time of life. It’s kind of how I feel whenever I watch Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or Now and Then. That innocent time of life when you just wear your home made tie dye shirt (that you probably made at summer camp,) have sleepovers with your girlfriends and stay up way too late giggling about your inside jokes.

A few months ago our daughter Mae had her first sleepover for her birthday. There was something SO special about watching Freaky Friday, staying up past our bedtime and hearing them laugh just before falling asleep. It was magical and made me want to be that age all over again. Childhood can be so amazing and full of creativity and wonderful memories if we just let our kids be kids!

I guess that’s why I started dancing again too! One summer I was watching old dance videos and I saw how happy and carefree I was. I knew I wanted that feeling again, and I definitely feel that way even now when I’m at class or performing on stage. Nothing else matter in those moments.

Funny how just one $15 tee can bring out ALL of those memories and feelings inside me! Another reason I love fashion, blogging, and writing. The right clothing really can bring out the best in people!

Pick one up if you’re feeling nostalgic for childhood as well! I paired mine with a blazer to dress it up a bit and not actually LOOK 10! Haha! Happy Wednesday, friends. Thank you so much for being here!

Tie Dye top

Jeans are from Madewell

 

Cropped

 

Morning! I hope you all are having a good week! So I wanted to talk about the cropped jeans trend I’m seeing everywhere lately…it’s a great trend for spring and a fun way to show off your shoes! I decided I wanted a to try them out, but didn’t want to spend the money on a new pair, so in typical Anna fashion, I created some!

I found an old pair of flared jeans in my closet that I NEVER wear, and cut off a few inches. If you too want the look of these Madewell jeans, it’s so easy to achieve! Just don’t cut off too much or you’ll end up with full on capri’s instead of a slight crop. Less is more so you can always start small and then cut off more if needed later! I love the look of a raw edge hem (it’s just more relaxed and cool) and the more you wash them the better they’ll look! Give it a try this weekend and let me know how yours turn out!

Thanks for stopping by! Sending love and light to you all this weekend!

*if you don’t want to DIY a pair of cropped denim, here’s a link to the pair pictured above!

 

Winter greys

 

It’s January, and it’s officially cold for most of us this time of year. I’ve really been into grey pieces lately, (maybe because it matches the weather) but it just feels cozy to me. I’ve linked several pieces for you that I think epitomize the middle of winter. I got this hat for Christmas and have been wearing it a ton! I always get compliments on it…this brand has such good hat options, I highly recommend them! Happy Wednesday!

Grey sweater

Hoodie

Sweatpants

Flat brim hat