"The thistle is a prickly flower, aye, but how it is sweetly worn."

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Church date night

So I realize my last date night style post involved football dates.  Now we have church date style.  You don't have to tell me how wild and crazy my life is.  I know.  :)  But seriously, I love it.  My boyfriend goes to the Village here in DFW, but will only go on Saturday nights (its basically crazy huge).  So sometimes that is what we do for date night.  I actually like it, because I feel like church dates are a good way to grow your relationship in the right ways.  Church gives us something substantial to talk about.  Especially because we are both 'thinker' types.  Anyway.  It's fun.  Next week though we are going to see Turnpike Troubadours or something like that.  So you will get a real date post with Texas flair.  Get excited :)

Ok here is the top half.  I just want you to know that the main reason I did this is because my hair made me happy.  I love when my hair is messy enough to look kinda punk.  If you know me, you know my hair is like the only thing I blow money away on.  Just because I like to look funky and somewhat edgy I guess.  So when I feel like my hair has that funkiness I love, well I get excited.

Elephant earrings- frock stock
Elephant necklace- Forever 21
Jacket- target

 I am shamelessly wearing leggings.  And forever on I will think of my favorite blogging and real life friend Kate, and her comment on this.  She is a blog you MUST read in my opinion.  Click here.

Tunic t shirt: forever 21
leggings: American Apparel

And then my shoes.  I found these pretty cheap at TJ Maxx when I was searching for an outfit for a friends rehearsal dinner.  They pretty much made my outfit.  My life has been based off of shoes as my statement piece for a long time.  I'm not that into jewelry or purses or things like that.  But shoes, yes.  Unfortunately with teaching and kids I do not have the stamina for heals.  But on date nights, I love my shoes.

So this outfit was awesome because it was comfy.  Leggings and a t shirt tunic.  It's like practically yoga apparel.  And these leggings are winter leggings from American Apparel.  They really are warm, which is good, because I HATE to be cold.  Comfy, warm, win.  The shoes and jacket make me look like I have an actual outfit on, which is nice.  Keeping it real over here, ya know.

Ps- have loved having new people finding my blog and following along and love even more getting to go over to your blogs and getting to follow along.  Super fun!  There are some amazing stories out there!


Rubi Ruiz said...

Cute outfit, Ashley! Love your hair! :) Thanks for linking up! I hope you had a fabulous church date night. Those are the best! ;)


Lena B, Actually said...

Love the shoes & the cropped jacket!! Totally rockin'! :)

ThistleAshD said...

Thanks! They are def the best :)

ThistleAshD said...

Thanks girl!

Danielle In The City said...

THe Village! as in, Matt Chandler's The Village? My friends couldn't believe I didn't stop there when I was in town recently (I LEFT DFW on Sunday morning so it would have put me getting back late on Sunday and I couldn't have that). I listen to The Village podcasts all the time. It's one of my favorite. I love that their pastors, particularly Matt, don't play. They tell it like it is in a state where there are lots of lukewarm Christians or "Cultural Christians" (follow Jesus culture - not Jesus). They don't let people fool around, and I can so appreciate that. Anyway, if ever Im back at a time when I CAN visit I really want to go :)

ThistleAshD said...

Hahaha that's the one. Next time your in town you can come with Jimmy and I :)

Lindsey said...

I am a shoe girl too! I am not into jewelry that much, or bags either. I love the idea of a church date! Plus, you can do dinner afterwards and keep the fun going!

Beth Mayberry said...

so cute. Church can most def be a date! Especially when paired with coffee or a meal before or after!!!


I have also heard a lot of great things about Villiage church in the Dallas area! So great. it's a solid place.

ThistleAshD said...

We did actually get coffee after which I think I totally forgot to mention. The village is good :) they are starting Nehemiah next week which I am excited to pop in for. I always love random studies like that

black tag diaries said...

love the hair... and love the shoes! i know i'm incredibly behind on my blog reading... but i just read your roe v wade post, and it totally made me tear up. i applaud your bravery and obedience for pushing "publish" on that post. xoxo

Alix said...

You look beautiful! Going to church together is the best!

ThistleAshD said...

Thanks girl! Your too sweet :)