Friday, February 24, 2012

Channeling Childhood

The last time I wore this sweater, I commented that it reminds me of something I would have worn when I was a little girl.  In the spirit of that, I decided to style it in a way that is reminiscent of how I might have dressed when I was 8.  Because hey, it's fun.  And it's Friday.  If you can't have fun on Friday, when can you have fun?

I can guarantee you that 8 year old Bethie would have worn this sweater with a jean skirt.  Instead of leggings however, she'd probably be wearing those knit tights that almost look like a cable knit sweater - anyone have any idea what I'm talking about? They'd be pink. She'd finish out the outfit with buckled Mary Janes and probably a couple of plastic teddy bear barrettes in her hair.  8 year old Bethie wasn't super hip, but she could be sort of stylish!

What kinds of things was 8 year old Bethie into?  Well, let's see, her favorite movie was The Little Mermaid, she was a Brownie Scout, she sang in her church's children's choir, her favorite after school activity was playing Barbies with her friends, she loved to ride her bike around the block and her favorite TV shows were Tiny Toon Adventures, Hey Dude and Reading Rainbow.  Yep, I know I'm totally dating myself.  If you haven't figured out by now that I'm 30 and grew up in the late 80's/early 90's, well, you know now!  Some things have changed in 20 some odd years, but some apparently haven't!

Oh well, I love this sweater and I don't care if it takes me back to my youth!  Everyone needs to let out their inner child every now and then!  Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!!

Outfit rundown:
Sweater - vintage Daytons via two birds at b.(a resale shop)
Skirt - LOFT thrifted via Clothes Mentor
Leggings - Target
Shoes - SO (Kohls) thrifted 


  1. Haha, you're too cute! I totally watched, "Hey Dude"! It's fun to be able to let your inner child out now and then. Have a great weekend, and maybe play with some Barbies ;)

  2. i'm so glad it was you that bought that sweater. i love it...and i'm sure that 8-year old bethie was just as adorable as you are now!

  3. 30 isn't old at all! And hey, I loved Tiny Toons. LOVED it. And, for the record, 8 year old Bethie sounds a lot more stylin' than 8 year old Ashley. All she wore was a pair of windbreaker pants and a t-shirt. Every. Day. I have no idea why. At least she turned out okay, right?

    Anyway, I love that sweater. Minnesota chic. Hands down.

    1. Ha ha! Thanks! Too funny about your outfit of choice! I'd say you'd turned out great!

  4. DAYTONS. Blast from the past -- thank youuu!
    xo Josie

  5. I just love how you dress the way you feel every makes me feel like I have this little peek into your world and who are that's just really delightful :) This green cari is DARLING!!! Way to style it...I love the socks over tights idea, gotta try that.

    <3 Cambria

    1. You are so sweet! That is exactly what I want my blog to be, so that is the nicest compliment!!

  6. Really adorable sweater! I was a totally fashionista as a kid. I don't know what happened in my tweens, but I used to love dresses and boots, Seems like we come full circle as adults.

    30 is definitely not old! You're not even halfway through life. ;D

    I also watched all those shows.

  7. lol, i would SO wear that outfit,yet i'm 13! :)

    lizzy-beth <3

  8. very cute! I like the little bethie inspiration..hehe..the sweater is such a sweet buy, look at all the cute print!



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