Float Like A Butterfly

This is the outfit I wore to my 10 year high school reunion. It’s a mix of lace and a bit of a rocker-ish edge, something I’ve been gravitating toward lately.

It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since I graduated from high school and made the short trek to Austin for university. As anyone who has been to their high school reunion will tell you, it’s certainly a melting pot of emotions.

On the one hand you feel you’ve outgrown the person you were back then, you’re a “better version” of yourself, you’re happier, and more successful, and making your mark on the world.

On the other hand, you slip right back into your old role, and you feel tentative, even shy maybe, about saying hi to the jock or the popular cheerleader.

But in the end it doesn’t matter, because you’ve got the most handsome man in the room on your arm, and you’re happy, and you’re successful, and you’re making your mark on the world.

Photos by the most handsome man in the room. Thanks hubby!

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  1. 08.13.2012 / 5:25 am

    you picked a great outfit for the event. having graduated 12 yrs ago, it’s so nostalgic to look back, but i wouldn’t re-do it for a million dollars – life’s fabulous now! x

  2. 08.13.2012 / 6:24 am

    I think this is a perfect outfit for a school reunion – and the things you are saying about it are very true. Sometimes the most popular girls/boys haven’t found their way in life yet, sometimes the shy little girl nobody noticed is now very sucessful – the role one had in school isn’t important in life, I saw that at my own 5 year reunion some years ago. The 10 year is still three years away 😉
    xxx Anita

  3. 08.13.2012 / 6:59 am

    I think this is the perfect outfit for a HS reunion. You look great!

  4. 08.13.2012 / 10:04 am

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  5. 08.13.2012 / 11:19 am

    Aww, this is so sweet! Having moved to NY from OR, there is no chance I would fly all the way back for my reunion, but I can imagine it would feel strange going back to “high school” and seeing how everyone has changed over the years. Love your lace top and that necklace! 🙂

  6. 08.13.2012 / 1:05 pm

    aww, that is such a sweet post. You look very pretty. Hopefully I will find my prince soon lol.xo

  7. 08.13.2012 / 2:26 pm

    Those pants are so fun, the lace is perfect with them.

  8. 08.13.2012 / 2:43 pm

    I loved this post, Kristina! My 10 year passed last year, and I didn’t go back. Partially because getting from New Orleans to Maryland during that time of year was hard.. partially because … well, as a military kid, I moved around a lot. I went to high school with those kids for 3 years, and I figured most of them wouldn’t know me or remember me– so why bother? I’m kind of envious of those who have the chance to catch up with the kids they spent their whole lives alongside, to see where they’re at!

  9. 08.13.2012 / 5:58 pm

    Love your lace top and your nails! So pretty!

  10. 08.13.2012 / 11:31 pm

    Love it!! =) You HAVE made your mark on the world!! And will continue doing so =)

  11. 08.14.2012 / 12:07 am

    I love how lace instantly makes everything girlier! Cute outfit!

  12. 08.14.2012 / 12:23 am

    Love the outfit! And that bag…le swoon!!!!

  13. 08.14.2012 / 12:54 am

    How sweet this post is. It brought up all kinds of memories from high school. Love your jewelry and how cute is your gold fingernail? 🙂

  14. 08.14.2012 / 2:32 am

    Aw I love your outlook on your reunion. Hopefully when I attend my 10 year high school reunion I can have as positive an attitude as you 🙂

  15. 08.14.2012 / 4:44 am

    I love your thoughts on the reunion. My 20 year is less than 2 years away and I am already a bit nervous about it.:) Love the outfit!!-amy

  16. 08.14.2012 / 4:43 pm

    I am obsessed with that lace top! Too cute 🙂

  17. 08.14.2012 / 4:46 pm

    Gorgeous lace top! This is such a classy outfit!Meredith

  18. 08.14.2012 / 9:23 pm

    The flare pants I love. They shoe your beautiful shape. I think this is a nice mix with the perfect amount of effort put in without trying hard at all.

  19. Windie
    08.14.2012 / 11:53 pm

    Can you please share the name of the gold nail polish you are wearing?

  20. Kerry
    08.30.2012 / 1:00 pm

    This outfit is nice, but I think the pants aren’t very flattering…

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