8.09.2011

Vacation Post - Outfits

Before I begin this post, I am a bit of mixed emotions today for an event that happened a year ago today. I haven't mentioned what my husband does for work, he is an assistant coach for a university's cross country and track team. A year ago, the team was driving up to their high altitude training camp traveling in 3 vans. The team was almost at the camp when one of the vans was involved in a deadly crash with another car.
Here I was three weeks newly married and if my husband wasn't a few second behind the 2nd van, he could have been the one involved in the accident. My husband's university lost their cheerleading coach, and there was very serious injuries involving the athletes. Here is a link to an article about the accident, I'll let it speak for the details about it, I'd rather not get into it. http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-cal-baptist-fatal-crash,0,78579.story
I am thankful to God that my husband wasn't hurt, but my heart hurts for the family that lost a wife and mother. As a result, things for the first year of marriage were a little bit more tense and scary because I associated the accident with my husband's job and resented him being gone a lot more than I cared for. Just reflecting today a bit... and thankful that my husband is with me... sorry there is no real clear point to this opening it is just on my mind...

As you can see today's category is fashion, I took photos of all (well, most) of the outfits I wore on the cruise. Honestly this was something I was really excited about prior to the cruise. Of course I was looking forward to the islands but thanks to my wonderful Sean I was stocked up with plenty plenty of cute and adorable outfits.  Thank you honey!
Ready to go out and about St. Kitts, dress from Forever 21

St. Thomas here we come! White shorts from Old Navy, top from Forever 21, sandals from Old Navy

Dinner one evening, dress from Forever 21, I call it my firework dress

Curacao, last day on an island, skirt from Ann Taylor Loft, top from Ann Taylor Loft, bag from Old Navy


Bracelets I wore, pink bracelets were a gift, flower bracelet from Cost Plus World Market
White shorts from Old Navy, top from Nordstroms

Aruba, Jamaica, oh I wanna take ya...
Unfortunately I missed a few outfits, sorry about that and two were a really cute maxi dresses as well. I preferred to wear the maxi dresses when we were spending all day at seas rather than trying to walk around in 90 plus degree weather with humidity. 

45 comments:

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Very cute outfits!

Thank you for sharing what is on your mind this morning, I am glad your husband was safe. The great thing about blogs is you can share your thoughts. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Lauren said...

Sometimes events like that have a much stronger hold on us and our relationships than we realize. At least you're able to see how it's affected you and reason with it! Still so sad :(

Love the outfits - looks like you packed very well and were able to maximize the things you brought. I pray I can do the same when I go to Europe. I don't know how I can fit 2 weeks worth of clothes in ONE bag.

Michelle said...

I looooooove the firework dress!! And I'm so sorry about the accident last year. It's awful. I guess the only good that can come out of an event like that is that you can appreciate what you have even more.

HazelandMare said...

Oh my gosh, that is such a scary and tragic event!! I am so sorry for their loss as well. I am very happy your husband wasn't injured though. We can never guess why these things happen, you know? My thoughts will be them today. :)

Kendall and Luke said...

I am so sorry to hear about the accident. Praise the Lord your hubby was not involved but my heart goes out to the family who lost their wife, mom, and daughter.

I am in LOVE with that cute hat you are wearing as well as the white top, blue skirt and orange bag!! by far, most fav!!

And in response to your post on my blog, we LOVED soul surfer!! It was refreshing to watch a movie without having to fast forward through "bad" scenes if you know what I mean! Hope you are having a fabulous day, and I look forward to following your blog!

Holly said...

Thank you for sharing that story of the accident. That's a really hard thing to deal with, I'm sure, but I'm thankful your husband was ok. Prayers to that family who is grieving today...

Your outfits are SO cute!! I love love love that firework dress, what a great maxi! And your hat...girl you rock that hat! That outfit is so simple with the white top and black skirt, but it looks really great. Love those bracelets, too!

Lauren said...

you look darling...I just LOVE maxi dresses on vacation!

Alexis @bloomedinjune said...

i'm definitely praying for the grieving family today and understand why you posted this. i'm sure that was such a scary event-for you and your husband. i'm so glad your husband is okay!

your vacation wardrobe is great! chic but still perfect for a cruise :)

Amanda said...

Gorgeous outfits! I especially love that maxi dress! I need to get me another one ASAP

Amber said...

That is so sad, saying a prayer for those who lost loved ones and thankful your husband made it out ok.

Cute outfits, it looks like you guys had a fun trip!

Meghan [One Girl, Two Cities] said...

Adorable outfits, perfect for cruising! Love the flowy Forever 21 dresses. Totally my style... on vacation or not!

Christina said...

Wow, what a sad story. I can imagine that would have added to the stress in the first year of marriage.

I love the outfits. Isn't Ann Taylor Loft awesome?!

birdie to be said...

LOVE your outfits! Hope youre having a blast!!! :)

kira said...

I like your fireworks dress :)

And, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's co-worker and all of the student athletes injured as well.

Danielle said...

So glad your husband was safe! That's such a sad story. I love the second maxi dress - the print is awesome :)

Natasha said...

I really like that hat... it seems like it perfectly matches you personality :) correct me if I'm wrong :)

Jenna said...

You look pretty in every one of those outfits! I especially love the fireworks dress :)

Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing your story, so happy your hubby is ok! And I'm loving your outfits as always
<3

sherri lynn said...

Cute outfits! I love the bag from Old Navy!

Kitty Cat said...

Love the Maxi dresses & the hat! Perfect cruise outfits! :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

thank you ladies for all your sweet thoughts! i appreciate each and everyone of them

life is aMAYESing said...

Sometimes it's a good thing to talk about (or write about) things that weigh heavily on our hearts. I completely understand and I'm so sorry that you had to go through such heartbreak. But I'm so thankful that your husband is still with you!!

And I love your outfit selection! That hat is adorable :) Thanks for sharing!!

Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

oh sweet friend. . . I cannot even imagine. . . just know that I'm praying for peace today to just surround you! :-) ANNDDD you look super cute in all of your outfits!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

How sad! It's not surprising that you have mixed feelings today. :-/

Cute outfits! I like the firework dress the best!!

Becca

Ashley said...

Such a heartbreaking story... So sad to hear that. Can't even imagine. Thoughts and prayers are with you today!

And I love all of these cutie outfits! You have great taste. The firework dress is adorable and I love the orange bag and bracelets! SO summery :)

Val said...

I'm thinking of you and sending your positive thoughts and prayers.

You and your outfits are adorable!!

sh_sport said...

Hi Love! I'm glad you were able to share your feelings today. You are the love of my life and I am happy I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. I wouldn't trade our experiences and the joy we share together for the world! I had a great time on our cruise, we made many happy memories together. Don't forget to give me some credit for all of those outfit pics that were taken! You really did have some cute ones.

Loving You Always,
Your Sean

ashley said...

thank you for sharing that story! i love all of those outfits, especially the maxi "firework" dress...and p.s. your hubby's comment is so cute.

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh...I don't know what I would have done if I were you. It's so true that timing is everything. Thank goodness your husband was ok. I feel so bad for the families that were affected though. Prayers are with them.

I love, love, love all of your outfits- no surprise there though! They look just like things I would wear. I love your style!

Kaysie said...

thank you!
Now I just need to find more lost chairs : )

Love your outfits and your cutetouristy look. I live in Florida so I'm all too familiar, but I have to say you do it best :)

Kaitlyn said...

Wow, that is really scary! I'm glad your husband is okay! So sad for that family. I couldn't even imagine losing my mom, ever.. and i'm 23

Love all the picture of you though <3



In our sea of love

Meggan from Lila Grace Accessories said...

Wow, it is amazing how life can change in seconds. I am so sorry for everyone who was affected by the accident and my prayers are with them.

Loving your outfits on vacation :) The forever 21 dress is fabulous - you look great! xo

Whitney said...

Love your outfits! The hubby an I have been to St. Kitts and St. Thomas. We had so much fun!

Camylla Leonardi said...

looks like you really put some effort in your outfits! You look beautiful :)

Lots of Love,
Simplycamyllamarinho2004@hotmail.com

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the accident but I'm glad your husband wasn't injured. Sometimes it takes a while to realize the effect things like this can have. It's good to reflect on it sometimes.

Very cute outfits, btw :)

Bad Joan said...

So many cute outfits!


GTBB,
http://badjoan.blogspot.com

New Every Morning said...

My hubby and I went on our first cruise last June and I have to say that my outfits weren't nearly as cute as yours! :) Love the sundresses!!!

The.Red.See said...

Such a scary story about your husband. Stories like that always make you cherish life and the moments with your loved ones.

Great vacation style! Looks like a fun vacation.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Very scary story but I am a firm believer that if you can pull through events like that, your relationship will only get stronger! Very cute outfits Meg, especially loved your evening dress! P.S - I now have that song stuck in my head!

Marian said...

Gosh, I wish I could be so stylish when on vacation! I think it is my whole approach to packing...I hate it to just throw random things in the bag:)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

oh my goodness - you look so cute in all of your outfits.


xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Oh my Nancy I love your little hat. You look so cute in it. You've given me some ideas for what to bring on a cruise I have coming up in Oct.

Also, so sad about the team. I think I remember hearing about that. Glad your hubby was safe.

Brandi said...

Wow I must admit that I am a little jealous of your vacation :) Love all the outfits! Thanks for following me, I am a new follower too!!!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

I just want to say a big thank you to you all for your care and concern. And remember to give your loved ones an extra hug today and if there is anything you need to tell them don't wait any longer just say it because you just never know... that is the lesson I learned through the whole experience :-)

Katy said...

You, my friend, are adorable!! Love your blog so much!! I am now following! And thank you for your sweet comments on mine! Can't wait to get to know you!