Thursday, March 24, 2016

Midwest Born & Raised


If you would have asked me as a teen, I would have nonchalantly told you that Indiana and I didn't mesh well and I had plans to move as soon as I graduated. Fast forward to now, and my mindset has completely changed and I'm proud to call the Midwest my home. It's so odd how priorities and goals change as you get older, but I can honestly say I'm proud Midwest born and raised and I wouldn't have it any other way. #midwestlove


Raise your hand if you totally had the same thoughts I did when you were younger? I would bet that nearly 80% of teens had the same thoughts. Now, I value having my family nearby–if you consider three hours away nearby–and love that I can easily drive home for quick weekend trips and family time.

If you're a proud Midwesterner, check out Elysian Co to grab a Midwest Born & Raised tee like this one for yourself...or the whole outfit because I'm totally in love with this whole ensemble. This deep button blush jacket looks amazing with ripped jeans, but would be beautiful with a black bodycon dress or a tank and pencil skirt for the office. As you can tell, I'm all about having clothing that can easily transition from casual to dressy.





16 comments:

  1. I need this tee!! So cute!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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    1. Isn't it adorable?! You can buy it at http://www.elysianco.com! They have such amazing things.

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  2. Love that tee! Graphic tees are my fave lately and love how versatile they are!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Thanks girl! Graphic tees have taken oven my closet as of late, but it's totally worth the takeover in my book.

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  3. I totally agree! I felt the same way growing up on the East Coast. I couldn't wait to get out west. I did, and I am back. There is no place like home!

    Love your tee!
    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Exactly! There definitely is no place like home.

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  4. Fun photos! Loving this outfit. I know what you mean. I never felt like I didn't like Oklahoma, but I really love and appreciate it now that I am older.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. It's funny how things change as you get older. Being from a small town in northern Indiana, I have such an appreciation for my hometown and its eccentricities. The nation got a taste of my hometown on this past season of The Bachelor, but I don't think they portrayed all of the cool parts at all. :)

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  5. Love this post! I'm midwest born and raised, too! :)

    XO
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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    1. Midwest is definitely best in my opinion. We're friendly and welcome and that's exactly how it should be. #midwestpride

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  6. These photos of you are GORGEOUS! And I love love love the t-shirt! I need this in my life :)

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    1. Thanks girl! This t-shirt is so comfortable. It's actually unisex also which I think is a really fun selling point. :)

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  7. I know how you feel - home is where your family is and it's tough to give that all up, even if you once dreampt about it.
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    1. I like the idea of moving somewhere new, but my family and our close proximity totally won out. I wouldn't say I gave up a dream by any means, I just adjusted what my dreams actually were.

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  8. That is a cute graphic tee!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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