Wednesday, February 15

Weekly Wears: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

This may or may not be going through your mind right now:  "Girl!  Don't you know it's winter?!  In Missouri, no less??"  Well, how am I supposed to show off my sparkly new tattoo if I'm wearing that winter-appropriate sweater?  It's been healing for a couple of weeks and driving me a little crazy (itchy, you know), but it's finally feeling much better.  I've honestly had a little bit of a break-in period with this one.  After I had it done it took me several days to adjust, not knowing how I felt about having such a large, sudden change to my body.  Now that I'm over the initial shock I do love it.

Dress, Tights, & Belt: c/o ModCloth;  Knee Socks: Target;  Boots: Vintage;  Necklace: c/o Shlomit Ofir

Johnny was teasing me a little bit while we were shooting these about when my country album was being released.  I think it was the location + the cowboy boots, but we got a good chuckle out of it.

 xoxo Katie

 **This tattoo was designed by Olivia Mew and done by Ethen at Hearts of Fire Tattoo in Springfield, MO.**

76 comments:

  1. LOVE you tights! :)

    Kc

    a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com

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  2. These pictures SO make me want to go buy those tights. How awesome! Your tattoo rocks too. Yay for fun changes =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  3. You look gorgeous! Love the new tattoo! WHen I'm brave enough I'll be getting a sweet birdie too :)

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  4. what an adorable outfit! & your new tattoo is so pretty!

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  5. Your tattoo is beautiful Katie! As is your outfit, like always :)

    ~Renae
    www.veneciadesigns.com

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  6. I really love your tattoo! What was the inspiration behind it?

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  7. What is wrong with singing country! I am pretty sure you would be u there with Taylor Swift! either way, that is a cute look. And, I love the new tattoo! Birds.

    ♥ Meowwzie ♥

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  8. Wow. I can see why it would take a little getting use to. It's quite a commitment but a truly beautiful one indeed. :)

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  9. Love your tattoo! The colors and the shading :]

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  10. The tattoo is gorgeous, and if you make a country accordion album, I'd be the first to buy it!!

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  11. Ah! I'm not sure what I love the most about this outfit, the dress, the boots or the stockings! Your tattoo is so gorgeous, i'm a big fan of Olivia's work!

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  12. So so so adorable, Katie! <3 Your new tattoo is incredible - I've been so excited to see it since you mentioned you were doing it!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  13. Your new tattoo is AMAZING, I love it! Plus, the nautical/country vibe is totally cute!

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  14. Love it! The colours are gorgeous and I especially love the flowers! Thanks for sharing :D

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  15. That's a lovely tattoo! I get that it takes some getting used to though, I'd feel weird too if I suddenly had something on I couldn't take off at night like I could with the rest I was wearing.

    Great outfit too:)

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  16. That dress is adorable, and the tattoo too! I loved the title of this post though, we just read that poem in school this week!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  17. you look gorgeous and that tattoo is amazing

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  18. I love the tattoo design, it's incredibly pretty! Great outfit as always too :)

    Kerry x
    http://navylouise.blogspot.com/

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  19. What a fun outfit! Really my favorite- wish I had that creativity with clothes. The tatoo is beautiful and very sweet. I'm always impressed by large tatoos- such a committment! My dad has huge one's and he's never regretted it.

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  20. You are so beautiful and that tattoo is amazing!

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  21. I always love your outfits & I love that tattoo!!

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  22. adorable as always. :) love the tat!

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  23. Agreed, your tattoo is beautiful. At first, I thought the tattoo you were speaking of was the stars on your knees and I was like whooooooooa, but then I realized it was on your arm :) HAHA! Beautiful as always my dear.

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  24. LOVE the new artwork! and dying for those boots!

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  25. Your new tattoo is gorgeous! I think we both got one near enough at the same time but mine is still not quite photo ready :) Just as well, it's pretty cold here in England too and taking shots tight-less (it's on my leg) will take some determination.

    Love your outfit - cowboy boots are just the best :)

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  26. haha! at first i saw your tights and i was like, SHE'S GOT STARRED KNEES! THAT'S ADORABLE! but then i saw that they were tights :P

    so... when's your country album being released?

    just kidding! :P

    with love from valourandlace.com

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  27. Oh, such an incredibly gorgeous outfit and that tattoo is AMAZING!!! I love birds. :D (You're gorgeous as well!) ;)

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  28. I love those tights!! And your tattoo looks FANTASTIC Katie!! I adore it!!!

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  29. Wowwee, this outfit it amazing! That dress & tights are super. Love the tat as well.

    Izz.x

    www.isabelknowles.com

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  30. the tattoo is beautiful!! I'm in love with it :) makes me want to get a new one too, aaah.. have a great day!

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  31. katie, it's beautiful! i love it, and you look amazing!

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  32. It's lovely Katie

    Did you design it yourself? What inspired the bird choice?

    Nicolette xo

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  33. i love love the new tattoo! i'm going back to hawaii to get some work done! BTW! i heart the tights too! dope!

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  34. Congrats on your tattoo! Your designer AND tattoo artist did a wonderful job, and it looks even more fantastic resting on your arm.
    I was the same way. I love tattoos and was just getting more and more and more, then my left arm was a sleeve and I'd find myself looking at it in shock some days that that was *my* arm. It takes a while to get over that kind of shock, but it's well worth it, I think. Tattoos can be so beautiful.

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  35. I love your new ink! It's really beautiful - and so are your cowboy boots!

    Just started following your blog via Beautiful Mess. :)

    xo
    cortnie

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  36. You do look a lil' bit country but I'm loving it. That dress is so sweet! And, I love the new bright ink! Gorgeous.

    Kacie

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  37. Oh, it's so beautiful! The colors are brilliant. I'm actually planning to get a bird tattoo as soon as I have the spare cash lying around (which could be as soon as next month or as distant as 10 years from now)! I'm considering either a painted bunting or a blue titmouse. The silly name of the latter is the only thing holding me back from going with that one. hehe

    P.S. I'd totally buy your country album. :)

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  38. Katie, your new tattoo is gorgeous! You are, of course, lovely as always and looking so beautiful! Love those stars on the knees, they just set the look off! Hang in there, spring is around the corner! Terry

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  39. Wow you have an amazing style! I love everything about this outfit from head to toe, especially these cool tights!! And your tattoo is so pretty <3

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  40. I love those tights girl! I like how subtle they are but the really catch your eye.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  41. Your new tattoo is really pretty and totally suits you! I wish I were brave enough to face the needle that long :) Love the whole outfit- adorable as always!

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  42. Love that dress! Is it still available at ModCloth? I may have to snag it. Your tattoo looks really great, too!

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  43. Such cute tights! And the tattoo is adorable. I actually just got a tattoo at Hearts of Fire in January. It took a bit of adjusting for me too. Also, I laughed at the country album statement, I could see it.

    http://adventuresofemilylynn.blogspot.com/

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  44. That dress is so rad. Esp. paired with that belt! Yowza!

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  45. I have a Maya Angelou tattoo! This poem is on my right shoulder blade! I also have a bird & birdcage on my back. :) Love her.

    xo,
    Amanda

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  46. Gorgeous tattoo! The details of it are exquisite.

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  47. so lovely! i love the new tattoo. and the outfit is incredible.

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  48. When you said sparkly new tattoo I kept looking at your knees thinking how can they make a glittery tattoo and on your knees???!!!! HAHA wow I need to get it together! CUTE!

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  49. Love the outfit, adorable! Love the new bird tattoo, it's beautiful :)

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  50. such an adorable outfit. love the location. dig those vintage boots. i am on a HUNT for a pair.
    also your tattoo is fabulous.
    i want to get one this year.
    though i'm a bit frightened of the pain. and i want a bird/flowers!

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  51. Gorgeous tattoo and outfit today! The sweet bird is lovely! I like how you've got it starting at your previous tattoo :) Just lovely!
    Luvluv
    Sway xx

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  52. lovely tattoo!
    Nothing wrong with a bit of cowboy feeling. My wish is a roadtrip through the States and buy blue cowboyboots in Texas. And I live in the Netherlands ;)
    Have a good weekend!

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  53. that tattoo is seriously beautiful!

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  54. cutest dress on the cutest gal!

    xo,
    steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  55. adorable! i love, love, love your tights & the new tattoo!

    lacey

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  56. it's so beautiful!!! what amazing colors! I feel like I always have a breaking-in period with mine...it's certainly an adjustment. is it your first? looks great :)

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  57. this entire outfit is so super fabulous! love the tights too!! :)
    xo TJ

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  58. Love the new tattoo! It's beautiful!

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  59. That dress is so cute!! And I love your new tattoo...I've been saving to get my new one. =)

    Julie
    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  60. Katie, what a beautiful tattoo!

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  61. i love your tattoo! i always appreciate anyone who has the guts to get something beautiful tattooed on themselves- i'm too chicken!

    http://www.themodernette.blogspot.com

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  62. i love reading your fashion/family/photography/crafty/funky/music/awesome blog <3 and that tattoo is rad!

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  63. what we won't do to show off our newest goods :) Loving the tattoo, even though I can understand the issue with adjustment, it is quite big, but oh so pretty. Loving your tights as well, they are the sweetest. I am a sucker for stars :)

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  64. Okay - I'm really dumb. I had to share that. LOL I thought the stars on your knees were tattoos, and I was all, "When did they start making metallic tattoo paint and is that really safe?" DUH. :) The tights are adorable!

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  65. Love those tights with the cowboy boots! Great outfit Katie! x

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  66. Love this outfit! Which Modcloth dress is it?

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  67. i always look at this post because i love your tattoo!

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  68. Your tattoo made me think of the song Let's Be Still by the Head and the Heart. I have a feeling you would love it. http://www.lovely-tattoo.com/celebrity-tattoos/

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  69. Great blog, keeping me from working. All the Best
    tattoo supply

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