Monday, October 24, 2011

What I Wore. {baby dedication}

Recently I've decided to branch out farther than my usual Target v-neck pocket tees

My husband is actually quite excited about this. He always compliments me, but I can tell he is liking this whole blogging thing. So far it has meant new fun looks and fun recipes! haha.

But it's true... I've been inspired... and I've realized that it's actually kind of fun to put random outfits together even from the clothes that I already have. 

And it's not as hard as I thought...

By no means have I become a fashion expert overnight, but I'm ready to at least try to be a little more creative.

So this is what I wore to my son, Sawyer's, dedication at church on Sunday.

This dress was inspired by the lovely Marissa of Momma Rake who is ALWAYS looking fab and the hair wave was thanks to the technique I learned by Meredith over at Everything Espey

The Michelle Money Curl!!! 

Dress: Target, Belt: H&M, Boots: Reference, Watch: Michael Kors

I go to a non-denominational, Christian church, have been for almost 6 years, you can read about that here... but instead of doing baby baptisms, we do baby dedications. There were babies from only a few weeks old to a couple years old that were with their families and getting dedicated. It was awesome. Basically, the pastor prays over each family. 

Actually, there is kind of an awesome story that goes along with Sawyer in regards to being dedicated.

I decided to get baptized in the summer of 2009. I had already been baptized when I was about nine years old, but this time, I really wanted to re-dedicate my life to God and in doing so, get baptized again as an adult. My sister and I both got baptized on this particular day. It was July 23rd. I don't know why I remember that. Come to find out...

I was actually about 4 weeks pregnant with Sawyer when I got baptized and had no idea.

I found out I was pregnant only a few weeks after this event. We were so thrilled when we found out about Sawyer...he has been such a blessing to us. I can't wait to tell him when he is older that we shared this event together. 
Kinda cool huh??

Here are pics from that baptism back in 2009 {yes, I was blonde. I tend to mix my hair up all the time. lol!}

My sis and me. About to get baptized!!

Our awesome pastor, Jeremy {he married me and hubby in 2007}.

4 weeks pregnant with Sawyer and I had NO idea!

And back to what I wore this weekend.... This is so awkward for me to pose. 

Thank goodness it's my hubby taking the pictures. lol!

 And here it is again! Michelle Money Curl!! Thanks Meredith!!!

 Best part... this dress was on the clearance rack!!! $9.98!!! Not too shabby!!! Oh I love you Target!

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  1. LOVE. I'm obsessed with your curls...they look so good! Gah, I love your whole look-the dress, the boots, the belt. Come pick out clothes for me to wear, k?!

  2. Great story! I love the clearance rack at Target, too!

  3. Cute! I have that dress in black and white! LOVE!! And the curls are FAB! XOXO! <3

  4. you are so gorgeous! LOVE the outfit!! i am in love with target's clearance rack - always great finds!!

  5. I absolutely love the belted dress look! And I saw Mere's post about the Michelle Money curl...I am jealous! My hair has two states...straight and STRAIGHTER. No body whatsoever. And thank you for sharing your baptism pictures :-) I got baptized as a child and then in 2008 as an adult fully submerged, it was one of the most amazing times of my life.

  6. you look sooo cute! you're so tiny! i'm jealous...being 30 weeks pregnant...i'm dying to be little again! haha ps...your outfit from the bates nut farm was amazing tooooo! loved it! you have great style mama! xoxo

  7. Very cute :) Love belts on dresses especially with my big hips. Shows off the smallest part on me :)

  8. You loook adorable!!
    I so need to go check out target!


  9. You look great! I think i need to get some belts.

  10. Love the whole outfit!! Dress, belt, boots, hair, everything! You're the second WIWW poster I've seen today with that exact belt from H&M. I love it! I just recently bought my first wide belt recently and shared my first outfit attempt with it. :)

  11. so pretty, stopping by from wiww, i'd love for you to stop by and checkout the huge ($100) giveaway going on at my blog- xoxo nicole

  12. You look so cute! I love the dress with the belt and boots. I just found your blog through Momma go Round . I just did my first ever what I wore Wednesday post.


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