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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  • Reply Mary Murnane April 24, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Pinning this look immediately! I love every piece of it. Loved reading through your Q&A.


  • Reply Jane Fitfabfun April 24, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Such an amazing top! You look amazing!
    xo, Jane

  • Reply Annessa Smith April 24, 2017 at 10:58 am

    This look is so cute! I am loving the gigham and the bow back is such a cute detail. And how fun is that Q&A! I played softball and volleyball as well – I miss them!

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  • Reply hena tayeb April 24, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Very cute top!
    Loved the Q+A.. how else would we have learned that you once ran a bakery out of your home.. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Laura Boswell April 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I had no idea you used to run a bakery out of your home, so cool! Love the blue and pink color combo.

  • Reply Treats and Trends April 24, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Bows, gingham and peplum… three of my favorite things! Love this look!

    Treats and Trends

  • Reply Dolce Nina April 24, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Such an amazing outfit! x

  • Reply Jalisa April 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I absolutely adore that top! How cute is it with the bows on the back, I’ve never seen a top like this before, it’s perfect for spring and summer! It was great getting to know more about you by reading your answers to these questions. You’re definitely not alone, I don’t listen much to the radio or watch the popular shows on tv either. In fact, the music I listen to is mainly Christian rock and r&b and the shows I watch are like Shark Tank or documentaries. That said, our faith definitely effects the choices we make and how we view society and I can definitely relate to having to step back sometimes and evaluate if my perspectives are all in the right place. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!



  • Reply Zelle Brown April 24, 2017 at 10:20 am

    How cute is this!? Love that cute back. And love the Q+As! They are always my favorite posts to read.

    Southern Style

  • Reply Emma April 24, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I cannot believe the price on that top! So awesome. Loved the q&a too!

    Emma | With A City Dream

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista April 24, 2017 at 10:06 am

    So much to love about this cute top – the peplum, the sleeves, and oh my goodness the bows in the back. LOVE <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Ashley April 24, 2017 at 9:47 am

    This top is the cutest!! You can’t beat that price too!

  • Reply Lyddiegal April 24, 2017 at 9:46 am

    What an adorable top, and I love that your lip color and bag are coordinated!!

  • Reply Victoria Fox April 24, 2017 at 9:23 am

    How cute it this top!!! OMG I am beyond obsessed with this look! I hope you have a wonderful monday!

  • Reply Denise Kokinis April 24, 2017 at 9:21 am

    So….. saw this top on LTK recently and loved it! I am still debating getting it, it is sooo cute on you!
    Also, loved the questions and answers! Loved the way you addressed mine, I think it was such an eloquent answer!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Reply Gold Coast Girl April 24, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Such a cute top! Love how you styled it!

  • Reply Karly @ Miss in the Midwest April 24, 2017 at 8:58 am

    That top is just the cutest, can’t beat the price. I’m laughing about your music admission – I never listen to regular radio, so I don’t know half of what’s out there either!

  • Reply Nina April 24, 2017 at 8:56 am

    It ‘s so nice to read about you Amy Ann. This top looks super cute on you, love the back details.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz April 24, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Such an adorable top and loved learning more about you!! I could totally eat a peanut butter sandwich every day for lunch honestly! Packed with energy!!
    Rosy Outlook

  • Reply Violette April 24, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Such a beautiful top! I love the back detail! Nice post!

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