Monday, June 18, 2012

Beauty Evolution {Beauty Blog Backtrack}

i love this post. it was one of the first ten posts i wrote and re-reading it i realized several things.
  1. i've lost a little of my personality in my writing. when i started writing it was for fun, now that i have incorporate more "professional" pieces i have lost a little spunk. i promise, i'll work on bringing it back.
  2. seriously, gotta rock every stage of life. becoming a blogger has made me realize there is no weirdness in rocking the side skrillex or the bedazzled toes. it is me being me.
  3. the message is still true. be true to yourself, be true to your faith and be true to others. the rest will just fall into place.
on to the post!

hi everyone. i was hanging with my girls the other night and we started laughing about how crazy we looked ten years ago and my girlfriend suggested i do a post on my evolution of style. so please laugh with me as you look at the past to present kristie.

freshman year of high school. this was my favorite shirt. i wore it EVERY friday. i am looking at my skin now wishing i could get that back.

senior picture. i loved this. who didn't love senior pictures?! it is the first time in life (for most) that you get your own personal photo shoot. i still wear those earrings (thanks mom for loaning them to me, you will probably never get them back)

here is where it starts to get interesting. first year of college (at Rick's when it was still called Rick's). i am the second from left. while that outfit may look a bit cray i wore that stuff ALL the time. favorite t-shirt of my life, had a screen print of Joseph Smith's face (you can only find those gems in the Rexburg D.I.), orange leopard print skirt and penny loafters that i spray painted silver. on my head i am wearing a tube top. BTW those pink socks were remnants from my tonsillectomy surgery, you know the kind with skid proof bottoms?

at a friends wedding. that is me on the left (not the one in the wedding dress) far right is my ex boyfriend. my roommate brought me back that purse from London (Topshop) and i thought it was so cool. i still think Topshop is so cool.

me and some girlfriends. YIKES. yes i wore that velvet jacket ALL the time (in fact i still own it). while my posing looks a little cheeseball can you tell the girl on the right is an actual model?? sheesh.

aaaacccckkkk! what was i thinking?!? jet black hair, chuck taylors, cordoruy pants coordinated with glittery scarf (both purchased from thrift store) and i look like i am working on a deuce. however, shout out to my buddy Carl, that tie is sweet.

me and the band. yeah, i was hanging back stage in the green room...i guess that makes me sound like a bit of a groupie?? i promise, i was just emo, NOT a groupie. kudos to me for going back to an organic hair color.

at my bridal shower. and that is how i evolved into the beauty my husband married (love ya Tman!). in between all those pictures were even more hair mishaps (purple, blue, and orange to name of few colors, all of which unintentional)

going back through these pictures really dredges up a lot of memories. hindsight is 20/20 and i realize that i am happiest, loveliest and most content when i am true to myself. fitting into a mold, being someone you're not or living in a manner that is incongruent with your beliefs tends to make a person void. find yourself and your beauty will follow.


Why have bread when you can have a salmon


  1. I love this post and the insight at the end. WOW! You are definitely believing these days. You are a babe!

  2. Okay, I was honestly hoping for a LITTLE more awkwardness. Your years were "quirky" at best! No fair! Especially when I have years that I'm pretty sure people were like "why does that little boy have such long hair?". But I am loving the pixie hair and JS t-shirt. As cute as you've been, though, I definitely agree with your last statement. Too bad none of us realize that at the time!

  3. You went to Ricks???? Me too! I did not know that. I thought it had changed names before you got there. We will talk later. I could NEVER pull of short hair. Love the freshman picture. So cute.

  4. What an amazing realization. If only more young girls could realize that truth and validity of that statement.

    I love that you've experimented with so many fun hairstyles. You can pull anything off!

  5. Great post!

  6. a deuce???? Seriously?!?! why am i laughing so hard at that right now. you rock kris! i love seeing all your styles! i also love the end of the post. :)

  7. Your are cracking me up and those pics aren't the worst of it :) We missed you this weekend :(

  8. Kristie. It is so fun to see you in so many stages. Always beautiful in each phase!!

  9. First of all I just found your blushing basics blog & I love it! Second, these pictures are awesome, I don't think I would dare post pictures of me in elementary and jr high, trust it would be best for everyone!! It looks like you have always had awesome style!

  10. Look at all those fun pictures! I remember you saying you had short hair. That was a fun post.

  11. thanks everyone for your sweetness, and trust my sister meg when she says those pics aren't the worst of it ;).

  12. GREAT POST! Crack up. I loved seeing these pics!!

  13. So fun girl! You didn't have any awkward stages I just see your awesome personality coming out. I swear I miss looking at your blog a couple of days and I miss all the good stuff. Super awesome!

  14. wow! Great post! I really enjoyed this beauty evolution post :)

  15. Jordan K. McClellanJune 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    You know who still wears that velvet jacket? Me :) I remember when we traded it. I wear it to work all the time and I get tons of compliments on it, haha. I'm so lucky to have such stylish older sisters.