Pink and Bows

Sweater: Tea and Tulips  | Pants: Old Navy | Shoes: Night Market in Taiwan | Earrings: Poshlocket giveaway on Beautiful Blendings | Bracelets: Forever 21

Growing up, I was in a family of four, my parents, brother and myself.  My brother was 8 years older than me and all his little life he had wished for a sister.  He’d throw pennies in the wishing well asking for one (too cute) and his wish came true!  My mom dressed me up in all sorts of pink, purple, dresses, bows, anything girly… you name it, I wore it.  It’s no wonder that my favorite color is pink and I’m obsessed with bows (case in my point, my former etsy shop).

In my junior year of college, I was known to have lived with two other girls in what was called the “Pink and Purple Palace”.  Yes, our pad had a name and yes, we believe we lived in a palace.  Our place had a pink Christmas tree, purple couch, pink pillows, purple decor, etc.  The alternate name for this place was also the “Jello Shot Factory”, but we’ll keep this blog post PG for now.  Anyhow, this vintage sweater brings me back… way back… to all sorts of memories from my childhood/collegehood.

Do you have any clothes that you are still wearing from years ago? 

Or pieces that bring your back many years ago?


  1. February 5, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    Hmm, i seem to change my likes and style so often, but i do have a pair of boots that I’ve worn for 6 years! The fact that your brother wished for a sis is the cutest thing ever! And a girly sis you are;)

  2. February 5, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    The photo of you and the baby is adorable 🙂 Love the ribbon sweater

  3. February 5, 2012 / 6:32 pm

    Hmm, I do have a couple Gap shirts (band shirts) from the early 90’s. I also have a bit of a box obsession. I’ll have to send you a photo of my favorite vintage necklace sometimes. It’s linked sterling silver latticework bows.

  4. February 5, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    hmmm I have changed my style as I have gotten older. but shoes have always stayed with me. I am in love with your sweater and your shoes gah so cute

  5. February 5, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    Aww how fun!! Those bows are just darling. Bows take me back to frilly dresses and BIG bows in my hair. I swear my mom loved dressing me up 😉

    You look gorgeous in that last picture holding little Austin!

  6. February 5, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    We share the same favorite color!

    I went back and forth… I was a girly girl when I was really young, then a tomboy, then back to girly girl. Frankly I’m totally okay embracing my girly side!

  7. February 5, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    gah! love your sweater, friend! and you look beautiful. 🙂

  8. February 6, 2012 / 4:26 am

    That jumper is awesome 🙂 I wasn’t very girly growing up, even though mum made me wear dresses all the time.

    I adore your shoes!!

  9. February 6, 2012 / 8:43 am

    your outfit so pretty and the baby so cute

  10. February 6, 2012 / 8:55 am

    Love the pink bows and sparkle – sometimes we all have to indulge the little girl in us! 🙂


  11. February 6, 2012 / 8:56 am

    I love your sparkles and pink shoes, Sandy! What a cute mama you are 🙂

  12. February 6, 2012 / 9:18 am

    I’d say yes, but truth is I’m not actually wearing them because I can’t fit into them. But I do have them in storage for the day when I can ;o)

  13. February 6, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    loved this post. you are too cute. really dig those pink flats.

  14. February 6, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    I’ve changed my style dramatically since after having kids. When I was younger I HATE wearing skirts and dresses but now love them!

    Happy Monday =)

  15. February 6, 2012 / 1:40 pm

    Love it all!!! That sweater is too fun. And these photos are just adorable! I’d like to hear more about the jello shot factory 😉 xoxo

  16. February 6, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    omgosh you gave birth!!! austin is so adorable!! congrats sandy!! you look so gorgeous you have that pretty new mom glow!!

  17. February 6, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    thanks for posting our earrings! Those are so darn cute huh? We don’t carry them anymore so it’s nice to see them on you!

  18. February 6, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    That sweater is TOO cute!! Anything with bows= I’ll take it. Love the name of your apartment– ours was The Princess Palace 🙂 (creative? no.)

  19. February 6, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    aw cute sweater. the bows are so sweet!

  20. February 6, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    hiii i’m rachel and i’m new here popping over via bouffe and bambini. all i had to read was *pink palace* and *jello shot* to realize that i think we’re meant to be friends….i still have some fab party dresses that i pop out from college every now and again and relive all of the trouble that we used to get into 😉

  21. February 6, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    ooh I love that photo of you & Austin! Sooooooo adorable. bahahah love the name of your old place! 😉 Both the names!!

  22. February 6, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    you and your baby are too cute! and yes, i have so many pieces of clothing that i’m still wearing from years ago!

  23. February 7, 2012 / 12:07 am

    i am obsessed with your bow sweater!
    obsessed. your outfit is too cute.

    haha, i do have a bunch of clothes that i still
    wear from years ago (but it’s mostly because
    i have trouble letting go of my things)

    (and happy 1 month to beautiful little austin!)

  24. February 7, 2012 / 12:50 pm

    I love your sweater, and your baby is gorgeous!

    Coley @

  25. February 7, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    Love the sweater and shoes! But the best part is that, in spite of not getting much sleep, you look absolutely radiant and beautiful. And A is just an “A”ngel!


  26. February 7, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    LOVE that sweater. and i totally still have clothes from high school which was 10 years ago!

  27. February 11, 2012 / 11:38 am

    Eeeek, I left a link I didn’t mean to in my last comment…Feel free to delete it! xoxo

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