Lesson Learned In What I Wore (& a Giveaway!)

I am sharing today about a story that happened at the Haven Conference this past weekend (more on that soon!).  And, I am breaking completely out of the box, and I am going to share with you about what I wore.

I know, crazy!  There is a first time for everything.

Let’s just state up front, I am terrible at “selfies”, which is why my head is so not in this picture!


(sweater – last year from Target, Jean – The Limited, Necklace – Lucy’s Locket’s)

On the last night I was there, I was going to dinner with a small group of friends.  I was reaching the point of tired, so I thought, ooh, I will dress comfortable (but cute!) with my adorable new My Sister’s Tee shirt.  I pulled this outfit together, along with the necklace I had literally just bought from my friend Lucy of Lucy’s Lockets.  I was feeling all sassy and ready.

When I met with my sweet friends, they let me know, two more bloggers, who I had never met, would be joining us.  Let me preface, that my two friends are really gorgeous and really young ( You can find them here and here)  As we waited, two ladies came over to us and I found myself crossing my fingers hoping they were not the ones joining us for dinner.

I know, that sounds mean.  It wasn’t.  It was insecurities.

These girls were so crazy young, gorgeous, and dressed to the “nines”, as my grandmother would say.

They had on the cutest little dresses, high heels and perfectly styled hair and make up.

And I felt like a painful cross between an old grandmother and being stuck back in high school.

shirt up close

And, when we got back from dinner and entered the lobby, it seemed as everyone was all dressed up for this party.  I guess I didn’t get the “dress for the final night” memo.

I went back to my room to freshen up and I felt just like I did at my first conference, and I was struggling to get myself to head down to the party.  What if I didn’t find any of my friends?  Would I stand out in jeans?  Should I change?

And then I decided to take a “selfie” and “Ride On Girl”.

Yup, I read my own shirt, and realized I was being so silly.  I went down to the party, laughed so hard with my friends Ashley and Jamin and Shayna.  I realized when I was just myself, my outfit didn’t matter.

And the funnier part, everyone kept asking me about my cute shirt!

So now, if you are wondering about those young ladies who I went to dinner with.  Shame on me.  I could have missed out on meeting some of the kindest and most talented ladies at the conference.  If you would like to meet them too, you can visit The DIY Playbook. Now, I have two more bloggers to call friends.

A reminder that we are all works in process.

And, perfectly ties in with the message of My Sister’s Tee:

“Uplifting and inspiring designs that make the women who wear them look great and feel even better. There is too much division in this world. Let’s come together.”

Lesson – learned!

MST giveaway

The lovely ladies at My Sisters Tee are also doing a giveaway!  They have some of the cutest styles ever.  They are the perfect t-shirts that you can dress up or just wear casually – and all with a perfect message.

Enter here for your chance to win!

My Sisters TEE
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38 thoughts on “Lesson Learned In What I Wore (& a Giveaway!)”


  1. I am really digging the dolman style tees. I think I like the Rise Above and the Ride On the best. I would love to see the ReLOVEution in a dolman style too!


  2. I love the “Rise Above” shirt. My pastor, who is also my boss, is always saying that. When things aren’t going the way I think they should go he says “Rise above it, Felicia.” I would so like to walk in to work one day with that shirt.

  3. This is a great post and message to just be yourself and have fun and not worry what everyone is wearing! I saw you at Haven and thought you looked fabulous and LOVED your outfit!!! Just wish I hadn’t been so shy so that I could have introduced myself and told you in person : )

  4. You do look SASSY!!! to bad the face did not make the shot, LOL!
    I now, so hard to decide what to wear for some occasions!!!
    You don’t want to show up “too dressed up” or “too stiff”.
    You looked great!

  5. Laura!! Isn’t it funny how we perceive ourselves sometimes?! I kid you not, when you agreed to go to dinner I about fell off my chair!! I was SO EXCITED that LAURA said yes to our little dinner. Seriously, I spent the afternoon trying to come up with something witty and impressive to share with a blogger I look up to 🙂 And of course by the time dinner came around and laughs and stories were shared I realized I never need to “try” to be someone different ~ especially around you! LOVE YOU TO PIECES!

  6. OH MY WORD! We had so much fun laughing and carrying on! And to think, before I sat down I was getting ready to head up to my room and call it a night! Good thing I didn’t, I would have missed out on a lot of fun! 😀
    P.S. I loved your outfit and YOU!

  7. I’m glad that you finally realized how great you look!! I love the dolman Dreamer of Dreams t-shirt. I think sometimes when I look at a person I don’t really look at their clothes but more their attitude. We have to learn to be confident in our own skins. You are tall and thin — I am shorter and not thin. We all have our insecurities, don’t we?

  8. YOU are so young and gorgeous! OMG! Your Ride On Tee is my super favorite! I am doing an art exhibit for the 2014 USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships in High Point, NC in Sept and definitely this shirt!

  9. I just retired and I’m starting to LIVE my put on the back burner until the kids grow up dreams! So, I love the “Dreamer of Dreams” v neck tee!

  10. Laura…you know I think you look gorgeous all the time…no matter what you wear. It’s so funny because the best part of that whole night was the great dinner conversations we all had together. I adore you & your “Ride On Girl” shirt! <3 Heidi

  11. I really love the “Be the Good” crew t-shirt. These don’t come in my size, so I would love to make the little one-year old in the family wear it. He could spread a great message!

  12. Gosh..love your tee..ride on, AND loved the Rise Above..kind of their with a person right now ;)..and, of course as a true Southern Lady/Gal..Soul Sister..great tee’s..AND, LOVE your sweater..our Target like most stores are very limited in winter clothing/boots as it isn’t cold here..thats a bummer eh! 🙂

  13. I am so glad to read that I am not the only one who had those crazy silly thoughts and worries about outfits and meeting everyone… so interesting to read what is really in people’s heads:-) Thanks for sharing this lovely and amusing version of your evening, Laura!!