30for30: Sweet Sixteen

Ah, sixteen. That was ___ years ago... Eeek! Oh, you thought I was sixteen now? That's really kind of you. I should bake you something. Oh the things I would love to tell sixteen year old Linley. That could be an entirely different post. An interesting post for sure. 

Did you have to take a double look at these photos? Kind of looks like I chopped all my hair off? I did not. Last year this time I swore as soon as we were back from our honeymoon I would chop all of it off. But some time between making that statement and the days after the honeymoon I fell in love with long hair. I usually hate it as it knots up like a nest in the back around my neck (maybe my hair was trying to tell me it wanted to be in dreads?.. yeah, fat chance, hair!) But not this time. It's been very nice to me and I will keep the length around until it turns into a bully. I saw an up-do similar to this and decided to recreate it. I like it a lot. What do you think?

I've had this outfit in my head since before starting the challenge and I've finally gotten around to it. I really wanted a dark, floral print dress for fall and this is the one. It has creams, dark plums and pinks, florals, and lace. It's kind of perfect in my eyes and I'm so glad I have it. This is the only look I've thought to put it in. I guess I need to brainstorm for more ways to mix it up. That's fun and exciting. 

Dress: Target
Cardigan: Target
Belt: Target
Tights: Target
Socks: NY&Co.
Boots: Steve Madden
{I think Target needs to be paying me for this look}


 Um. This is me half way laughing /slash/ wondering when the picture is going to take. 

Also, I have a Formspring where you can ask me anything! Seriously, you want to know what's under my bed or in the trunk of my car... I have an answer!


Unknown said...

Your hairdo is all kinds of awesome!! If there was one thing I wish I knew how to style, it would be my hair. It's either straight or curly - and that's about as creative as I get :).

Love this outfit as well - that dress is all kinds of awesome! I love how the belt echoes the color in the boots and ties everything together. Can't wait to see how you remix the dress :)

PS - Loved the previous post of all your looks thus far! You've got some serious style girl :)

Small Time Style

Anonymous said...

I love your hair style. I just "chopped" my hair. Well, chopped for me means a little below the shoulders, so I don't think I can do fun updos like your anymore :(

Linley said...

thank you both!!

alana, i think even if your hair is below your shoulders you could still do this!

Anonymous said...

Linley--the hair do is lovely. Perhaps you should do a how-to video when the challenge is over. Do you ever wear your hair in braids? I've been growing mine out, slowly, so I can begin to do some of these wonderful things.

Linda said...

I love your hair today!
Also, I think those dark florals are perfect for the fall/winter - though from the sounds of it, you are still experiencing warm, warm weather down there.

The Auspicious Life

Linley said...

Thank y'all about the hair!

Linda, yuupp... I am experiencing hot and humid weather. I've just learned to ignore it and wear what I want.

Anonymous said...

oh that is so cute! i think we need a diy for the hair 'do :)

does target still sell that dress? i love it! might be my favorite look of yours yet! :)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I love your hair like this! I'm glad you didn't cut it...because it is so pretty long!

That dress is adorable and I love the belted cardigan over it!

May be one of my favorite outfits you have worn, yet! :)

Unknown said...

I love the hair-do! I miss my long hair sooo much...but at the time I hated it...it was sooo heavy...and thick...and could never decide if it wanted to be wavy straight or curly...but I sure miss it now!
I love love love this look...the dress is perfect!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous hair, girlie! That outfit is amazing--I love your dress! You look so pretty!

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Heidi said...

Your outfit is perfect for this time of year! The layers are awesome & uber stylish. I'm not surprised though, you always deliver!

Also, I love you hair long & ohhhh the things my 16 yr old self would say! Lordy!

Brooke T said...

I love what you put together. You definitely should be in an AD for target!

Shannon said...

Sweet, indeed! Such a pretty dress and your hair looks fabulous!
Hmm...I don't think I've changed all that much since sixteen =]

Mandy said...

I have this dress from Target too, and I love how you styled it. I'm forming some ideas :0)

Lindsay said...

Your hair is so gorgeous. Love the outfit too! Hooray for day 16!!

Lisa D. said...

Um, best hairdo ever. :) This is so cool! I love this outfit, too -- especially how added a new color to the mix with your belt and boots. That dress is so pretty, and you look gorgeous in these pics. :)

Cara-Mia said...

I really did do a double-take & thought your hair was shorter! It's fun to be versatile haha.

Anonymous said...

belted cardigans are the remixes best kept secret. you look lovely with your dress

De Vero said...

What a great outfit...sweet flower dress!!


Alessandra said...

so pretty! love how you styled the dress with cardi and belt.
your hair is fantastic, too.

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

lovely x hivennn.

Unknown said...

Love the hair! And I really really love the colors in this outfit.

Chelsea said...

Adorable outfit!