Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Heart in Motion

Something about my outfit today reminds me of the cover of an old Amy Grant album, Heart in Motion.  When I was about 9-10 years old, I was oddly obsessed with this album.  No joke.  My parents liked that Amy Grant was nice, wholesome music (not to say they didn't let me listen to normal 90's sensations like New Kids on the Block) so they were happy to let me listen to her as much as I wanted.  I specifically loved the song Every Heartbeat and would listen to it all the time.  Like all the time.  Wholesome as Amy was, I probably drove my mother crazy listening to her every single day for an entire summer.  Eventually Paula Abdul and a spin off group from the New Mickey Mouse Club called The Party entered the mix too, but I know I spent an entire summer listening to Heart in Motion daily.  So again, what does that have to do with my outfit today?  Well here's my outfit:

Oh Sunshine making me squint, I love you, but come on.  Anyway, here is the album cover of Heart in Motion:

If nothing else, I feel the color scheme just kind of matches.  Maybe I'm crazy.  I can't explain the way my brain works sometimes!  I do know I've had this CD on my mind ever since Every Heartbeat was recently used in an episode of House.

So, me and my strange brain and odd references aside, I had planned to wear this outfit back on the Sarah Jessica Parker Inspiration Monday.  Then I found that other dress at Old Navy and so I ended up pushing this one back.  When I heard that it was going to be near 50 today, I realized that our winter days are numbered and so are the days left to wear sweaters and colored tights, so that made my decision today.  Quite frankly, I'm probably even overdressed, but I just knew I wanted to try this combo with this dress before it gets terribly warm.  Believe me, I'm still not done styling this dress too - I can't believe all the mixes I've come up with so far.

So anyway, that's my story, I feel strangely like an album cover from my childhood and I'm overdressed for a mild day. I never said I was normal!  How's your Tuesday going?

Outfit rundown:
Dress - Axcess by Clairborne, thrifted
Sweater - Old Navy, thrifted
Tights - Target
Shoes - DSW (old)
Necklace - Charming Charlie
Earrings - thrifted


  1. Love the outfit! I really love that dress and I've enjoyed seeing all everything you have done with that dress.

  2. Love that dress, especially with those tights!

  3. Love the dress!


  4. Great dress, it definitely has lots of remix potential. All sorts of great colors to pull out. My Tuesday is going pretty well so far. Woke up on the right side of the bed this morning. =)

  5. OK, so that is ONE thing I will miss about winter: no more colored tights. :( But I hope you got to be outside and enjoy this beautiful day! So so pretty! We'll be rocking spring dresses in no time! xo

  6. i never really got into amy grant...i might have been a bit too old when she was popular! i am sure i will miss tights come mid-summer, but today, not so much!!

  7. I forgot about that album! Now I've got the song stuck in my head!

  8. i definitely grew up listening to this cd as well, thanks for bringing back some good memories! :)

  9. The pink and red look nice together. I din't listen to a lot of Amy Grant, but I loved Paula Abdul.

  10. I was raised in a religious household so I loved Amy Grant- I even have a signed postcard that I sent away for in fan mail! :) I LOVE your dress- the pattern is adorable!

  11. very pretty outfit! I like the red tights and the pink sweater. And the dress has a nice vintage feel. This is work appropriate and also a great outfit for a date night. I like Amy Grant too. I used to listen to her and Michael W Smith.


  12. Really like this dress and these colors, Beth.
    Aren't our brains just weird, complicated, quirky and wonderful. haha I have the strangest dreams sometimes and wonder what in the heck THAT was all about. lol


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