Gingham Bow Back Top + Personal Q&A

April 24, 2017

This gingham bow back top is the cutest! I love the peplum detail! Plus it is only $20. Yas! I tried it on with my white jeans too, and it was super cute with them as well. I ended up wearing this to work on our casual Friday when it was raining like crazy though, so I opted not to wear white… This pink bag is a favorite from last year, and I found it on sale! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I am answering a few of the personal questions I got last week below.

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Gingham Tie Back Top

Personal Q&A

  1. Do you have any hobbies outside of blogging? (Or did you pre-motherhood? That does tend to get in the way of hobbies! e.g. did you ever play any sports, a musical instrument, anything like that?) Such a fun question! I played sports all growing up. In high school I played basketball, volleyball, and softball. I love to be active. I also love to read, and before I got serious about the blog I actually ran a bakery out of my home. I love to bake and cook.
  2. Do you like musical theater? If so, what are some favorites you’ve seen? I really enjoyed going to the theater. Anytime I have gone to NYC, we have been sure to go to a show. That being said I don’t go regularly at home or anything.
  3. What’s your favorite song on the radio right now? Okay, I got this question twice, and I really wanted to leave it out, but that felt dishonest. The truth is, I love music. I always have the radio on in the car, and I love singing to Ivy Jean. Buuuttt I am just like the least cool person ever. I cannot tell you the name of a song or who sings it or anything cool on the radio. I never watch the cool shows on TV (I think I am the only blogger who doesn’t watch the Bachelor…). Anyway, I cannot tell you a favorite song on the radio right now. Do you still like me?
  4. What kind of lunch do you usually pack for work? (Or do you buy lunch?) Another fun one! I always pack my lunch. And it is always a peanut butter sandwich, no jelly. What I pack with it varies. Sometimes Greek yogurt and an apple. I generally eat different parts of my lunch throughout the day because I like to have a 3:00 snack. I often pack a bar (I like Oatmega or Kind bars a lot).
  5. You and Russ seem to be very faith-based, which I totally respect. How do you incorporate that into your blog and into your daily lives? I loved this thoughtful question. Our faith is very important to us. I would say that our faith is the lens through which we see the world. It informs our decisions, helps us see people, reminds us how we want to live, shapes how we view culture, etc. On a daily basis, we try to read scripture and be involved in church and our community. Related to my blog, I am constantly assessing how much money I spend, if my closet is too full, and if I am too caught up in my appearance and/or things that really don’t matter.

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99 Comments

  • Reply Britney Crawley April 24, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Love learning more about you, Amy Ann! I’m totally with you on the not knowing who sings which songs or keeping up with the latest in Bachelor Nation. I love baking too and I think it’s so cool that you ran a bakery out of your home! Thanks for sharing all these details. (Obviously, that’s a cute top and I love your distressed denim too.)

  • Reply C A M I April 24, 2017 at 8:10 am

    The back of that top is absolutely gorgeous girl!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Sytle | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • Reply Aracely April 24, 2017 at 8:09 am

    The bow details on this top are so good! Loving this effortless look!

  • Reply Lauren {By Lauren M} April 24, 2017 at 7:55 am

    This top is just too cute. I love the bow details!

    By Lauren M

  • Reply Whitney April 24, 2017 at 7:55 am

    I have been eyeing that top and now I must have it! It’s so cute! I love getting to know you better and I am the same way. i know all the words to a song, but have no clue who sings it or the name!
    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Siffat Haider April 24, 2017 at 7:55 am

    The top is super cute, and I loved learning a little more about you.
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  • Reply The Fashion Folks April 24, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Hahah don’t worry I have no idea what’s playing on the radio either or what reality shows that people are watching. I always feel way behind when someone asks if I heard a song, and I’m like: I haven’t even heard about the artist? Lol! Anyways, gorgeous gingham top, love the simplicity! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

  • Reply Shauna C April 24, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I love these Q and A’s – so fun to learn more about you! And I’m a peanut butter girl all the way too πŸ™‚ PS, love the shoes! xo

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Reply Jodie Filogomo April 24, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Thanks for a glimpse into your life, Amy!!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Reply Jill April 24, 2017 at 6:53 am

    I love this q & a to learn more about you! That gingham top is darling!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Rach April 24, 2017 at 6:33 am

    That top is super cute! I love the back! I also think it is awesome that you ran a bakery from you home. My husband also only has peanut butter sandwiches for lunch haha!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • Reply Vale April 24, 2017 at 6:29 am

    This top is wonderful and I love the pink bag =)

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion and beauty blog

  • Reply Benita James April 24, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Happy new week. I love the details at the back of the gingham top. Nice getting to know more about you.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  • Reply Laura April 24, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Love learning more about you! That top is absolutely fantastic and what a great price!

  • Reply Rachelle April 24, 2017 at 6:02 am

    you look so cute, love this pretty top and loved getting to know you. I love cooking as well.

    xo
    Pinksole

  • Reply Biana Perez April 24, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Loved getting to know you a bit more – so interesting that you always pack a peanut butter sandwich!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Jacquard Flower April 24, 2017 at 5:50 am

    This is so pretty! I love the bow details and your pink RM bag.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • Reply Kelsey B. April 24, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Oh my goodness, this top is SO cute!! And I love it with flats, totally mom friendly πŸ˜‰ aaaaand I have never seen an episode of the Bachelor or any series connected with it. HA!

  • Reply Meagan Brandon April 24, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Loved this post and hearing more about you! I considered running a baking business from my home, too, but realized I couldn’t swing it with the blog and everything else. I did occasionally sell cheesecakes to friends, though. Either way, I still bake a lot and just share it with everyone so I don’t eat it all myself, ha. We both eat the same lunch, too…I actually just ate a PB & banana sandwich with greek yogurt today πŸ™‚ And your top—totally fabulous! The bows are too sweet.

    Meagan
    http://www.meagansmoda.com

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine April 24, 2017 at 5:21 am

    So happy to see you in this sweet top! I got it in red but haven’t received it yet! You look adorable!!! Such sweet back detail!

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