Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Style Six ~ Take One

Welcome to The Horton Family Blog! 

Well, today's THE day, Friends! It's the very first take of The Style Six linkup and I oh-so hope you're here to link up with us or browse other blogs for fashion and beauty ideas. For those of you that are stopping by for the first time today, my name is Laura and I've been blogging since my daughter was one year old. She's fourteen now and a little bit on the sassy side. I honestly have no idea where she gets it (Ha!). I've also been married to my college sweetheart for nearly twenty-five years and I wouldn't change a thing! He's simply the best! 

But I have a confession to make. 

I'm nervous. Do I look nervous?
See, I allowed some of my closest girlfriends to talk me into this Style Six gig. And although I love them to pieces and I think it's a really great idea, I've still got some butterflies. For thirteen years, my blog has been about our family - with my crazy and sarcastic thoughts thrown in from time to time - and so now, throwing in the fashion link up changes things up a bit. Oh, don't worry. The blog will still be our family scrap book, but now the pressure is on to bring you a fashion or beauty post once a week. Sharing pictures of myself is definitely taking me out of my comfort zone so we'll see how it goes! I would LOVE for you to leave me a comment with any fashion or beauty ideas that you would like to see on my blog in the future. 

So with that in mind, I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this blue boho blouse thanks to my friend, Kellyann! She featured it in another color on her blog mid-summer and since royal blue is one of my favorite colors to wear, that's the color I ordered.
This flowy tunic is made of a soft, silky material, contrary to what the website refers to as "polyester." The style I'm wearing is definitely not polyester. The embroidery is so unique, too. I thought about styling it with some shorts, but opted for white jeans and leopard platforms instead. 
I wore this beautiful blouse for the first time this summer in Alabama at a book signing with my favorite author, Beatriz Williams. It just so happened that we were in town the same day, on our way to see Wayne's family. I received an autographed tote for traveling the farthest to see her. Beatriz is a wonderful author and if you enjoy historical fiction, I highly recommend her books. 
This look has also become a favorite for church and work, which you'll come to know that I refer to the office as "The Mother Ship." I've paired it with wide white palazzo pants AND I love this tunic so much that I just recently ordered it in another style and color, but you'll have to wait and see because that's another post to come.

And now it's your turn! 

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Laura
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Hi there, I'm Laura, I'm the happiest wife, the loudest cheer mom, and the craziest girlfriend you'all ever have, I'm a Southern Belle living in a Southern world!

36 comments:

  1. Well girl, you knocked it out of the park! That blue top is amazing on you and I love it with those leopard platforms! You'll laugh when you read my post today because I'm following your fashion lead today in what I recently purchased because of YOU!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Yay! Can't wait to pop over and read it! Love you!

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  2. My Beautiful Blue BABE! I am sooooo proud of you. You look absolutely amazing. I love that you bring such a great mix of content to the world with your Blog but I am soooo happy you agreed to include a fashion day because your ultra cute fashion ways need to be shared!!! Loves you to pieces! xo

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement and love, Friend! I hope I can keep this gig up!

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  3. Laura, you’re so precious and cute. I can’t stand it. I love this top on you - the blue is gorgeous! I’m so glad you’re doing this because your fashion game in on pointe!

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  4. Oh, I have that same top. Don't you love it? Don't worry about doing the style link up. You look great.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness, Julie!

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  5. Congrats on your fashion link up party! I will look forward to visiting to see all of the great fashion. Your top is so pretty and just perfect for the spring and fall months.

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie! This blouse truly is perfect for the transitioning months!

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  6. SEE!!! I knew you were a fashion blogger at heart. You ROCKED it my blonde sister! I got that top in black and really like it too. Happy Wednesday sweet pea!!!
    XOXO
    www.coasttocoast2.com

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! That means so much coming from one of my very favorite fashion bloggers!

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  7. Oh girl - you totally have style so work this blog with your style posts :)
    ... & I'm sure your teenage daughter can even join in :) Wouldnt that be fun!!!

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    1. Great minds think alike, Rebecca Jo! I'm actually planning some posts with her if she will agree!

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  8. Such a cute tunic! I love those leopard print shoes too!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    https://colorandgrace.com

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    1. Thanks, Grace! I hope you are having a fantastic week, too!

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  9. Nope... look hapoy and cute and yous style look great!!!
    https://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/
    IG @gracenjio

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  10. Congratulations on your new link up! Looks like it's going to be a hit. Love the top you highlight today and am looking forward to seeing your next installment.

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  11. I'm not normally one for fashion posts either but I am trying to branch out with just (just a little here and there). I do enjoy reading them though and think this link up is a great idea; I love that bright blue paired with the white.

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you decide to join us one week!

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  12. You look great in this navy blue color:)Lovely outfit:**

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  13. Congratulations on the great link up!! I am absolutely loving those sandals - so fun! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  14. You don't look nervous at all! You look fabulous and that blue is really your color! Best wishes on your fashion/beauty venture.

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  15. Good job Laura, and such a cute top on you.

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  16. It s a beautiful blouse and you do fashion posts very well!

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  17. That top is so cute and a beautiful shade of blue on you! Beatriz Williams is one of my favorite authors too and you are so lucky you got to meet her!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thank you, Jill! Beatriz Williams is such a treat! I've met her twice actually. Book signings are always so much fun!

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  18. Ahhh, look at you go! Trying new things and looking fierce doing it! I love that cobalt blue on you. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  19. Girl friend, you are going to be smashing with these weekly fashion posts. You blew this one out of the water. Great do-able look that most of us can replicate. Thank you for the inspiration!!

    Hope Alise is on her way to a fabulous year at school. We are playing fantasy football because Tennessee football leaves little to cheer about this year. PC is an Ohio State fan, though, and they always have a good season. Like 'Bama.

    Need to check out the new Beatriz Williams book. Will add it to my to-read list. Thanks for sharing. Lucky duck to meet her!

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  20. WOW, I am loving those sandals! I linked my leopard print kimono, too. Such a cute outfit.
    Have a great weekend.
    Anne

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