A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock-N-Roll

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous lately, sunny and warm with just enough breeze.  Such beautiful weather makes me happy.  It also makes me reach for easy and comfortable clothes.

Dress:  eShakti (Available here)
Sandals:  Target (old)
Today's outfit is a little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll, and a little bit bohemian.  The dress is my most recent eShakti purchase.  I was admittedly disappointed that this very sheer dress (practically more of swimsuit cover-up) was not lined.  No worries - I found an old slip from another dress and chopped the hem to make it work with this dress!
Purse:  The Limited
The fringe, feathers, and scarf add a cool bohemian, rock-n-roll vibe. that I really love during the spring/summer.
Scarf:  The Limited
Bracelet:  Jodi Arnold for The Limited (old)
I wore this outfit while attending my son's Young Author's conference this morning.  So proud of his hard work that made him a winner with his story, "Beyond Heroes."

My kids have been asking to be on the blog numerous times, but I've always been somewhat reluctant to do so.  With it being Mother's Day weekend, I decided to give each of the kids a feature.  Tonight, I'm starting with Gabriel.

Gabe's outfit:  Kohl's
Gabriel is finishing up fourth grade and is a very funny, sweet, smart, articulate, and athletic little man.  He loves playing Minecraft and soccer, and he is an excellent big brother.  He's also one of my blog photographers!

There is a special bond between mothers and their sons, and I take the responsibility of raising a boy very seriously.  

In a patriarchal culture, I believe that it's our job as parents to teach our sons to reject inequality and to encourage feelings of self-worth that empower them to make wise and brave decisions.  I believe it is our job to give our sons the tools to reject the system of inequality that not only gives them unfair advantage but that also limits their own growth and development as "whole" people.  

I've always encouraged Gabe to be who he is and to freely exhibit both the qualities that are gendered masculine in our culture but also those that are gendered feminine.  I worry everyday, as I'm sure most mothers (parents) do, that I'm not doing a good enough job, but I hope that my efforts will be successful.
Hope all you mothers have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!!  See you tomorrow!!


  1. Love this look. You can't beat the old hippy out of some of us. LOL Gabriel is sure a cutie pie!

  2. Thanks Carla!! I'm too young to really be a hippie, but I do embrace a lot of that spirit!

  3. Sadly, I'm not. LOLOL!!!! I have always loved the look and I think it looks good on anybody as a great fun style.

  4. A little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll, and a lot of awesome. The dress here is lovely. The sandals, scarf, and fringed handbag add edge to an otherwise easy outfit. Your motherly insight is also vastly appreciated here. Great post!


  5. cute outfit! and your son is soooo cute! he reminds me of my nephew

  6. Thanks Lizzy! I have to say...I make gorgeous babies! ;-)

  7. LOL!! It's an easy look - I tend to get a little more bohemian in the summer when I just want to be relaxed but still want some style!

  8. Great kid, great photographer, great outfit!

  9. Thank you!!! He really is a great kid!!

  10. Aww very cute and he is a great photographer! I love this outfit it's seems so light and easy to wear for the warmer weather and I like how you styled it with the black and white accents, I'm always a sucker for black and white. I really like the fringe bag it's so fun.


  11. I love this dress! I purchased the pink print version and it's quickly become my new favorite! I pair with a wide brown belt because I feel like I need more "waist definition" than the dress offers on it's own. Just ordered another one last week and am eagerly awaiting it's arrival. :)

  12. Thanks so much Amy! Isn't eShakti just the most genius company ever!?
    I haven't tried it with a belt yet, but I definitely plan to do so soon. You're right - a belt definitely shows off shape better and provides waist definition.


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