Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Celebrity Crush


I was about 8 years old when New Kids On The Block were at their prime.  Donnie Wahlberg was my fave.  I slept in a NKOTB nightgown and played "Cover Girl" over and over and over again on my awesome boom box.  When I heard his name announced at the Grammy's as one of the presenters, I got all excited, anticipating a wave of celebrity love.  But it didn't happen.  I felt as much for him as I did for Justin Bieber, maybe less.  So I guess I'm over Donnie.

When I was 11 I fell hard for Michael W. Smith.  Had all his albums and his concert video.  Sure, he was a little too old for me, but I didn't care.  I sort of lost touch with him/his music over the last few years, but the flame never went out entirely.  Thanks to my awesome BFF, I was able to see him in concert with Amy Grant on Sunday.  They did a bunch of throwback songs which took me back to my Jr. High/High School days.  Michael is a grandpa now.  But he's still super hot and even more talented.  The crush survived.

Shirt:  Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Sweater:  Vintage, thrifted
Shorts:  Calvin Klein via TJMaxx
Tights:  Old Navy
Shoes:  UrbanOutfitters.com
Purse:  DSW

23 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness. Michael W. Smith. Yep.

I am LOVING this blue and yellow on you! And I'm incredibly jealous over those shoes. I NEED yellow pumps like those. NEED.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love this look, especially because of the great yellow pop!
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two birds said...

i need these shorts! you look so cute today!

Rebecca said...

You look super cute. I loved NKOTB, and got my picture taken with Donnie when they went on tour a couple years ago.

The Suburb Experiment said...

In junior high I was crushing hard on . . . Tom Brokaw. Pretty odd choice. :)

Those yellow shoes are gorgeous. They add just the right touch to the rest of the outfit!

Jenn

Lauren said...

This look is SO awesome - I love the bright pops of yellow against those shades of blue - GORGEOUS!!!

Ariana said...

LOVING that bright blue with the yellow! There's just something about primary colors together!

Work With What You've Got said...

<3! I must have gone to see MWS like 5 times or more when I was a kid. My parents bought me tickets every single time he came to Houston. I had SUCH a crush.

But what I really wanted to say is that THIS? Is ADORABLE. Oh my gosh, So so cute! The colors are perfect!

Babes in Thriftland said...

Alright. Love this outfit! I loved Joey the best. With his gorgeously high voice and baby blues. I'll be loving you FOREVER! :)

monster cakes said...

haha I love your crushes. And I LOVE this outfit! The shoes, the shorts, and the blue is too cute!

ps. Are you a Christian? You mentioned Michael W. Smith so I just thought I'd ask. If so, me too! Yey! I love meeting other Christian fashion bloggers. xo

Jilliebeanie said...

Thanks! I must say this is one of my favorite recent outfits!

Monster Cakes: YES! :)

Mrs. J said...

This is a great outfit, I'm loving the cobalt blue and hints of yellow together. I love the shorts and tights look... I must try it one day!! :)

Brittany D'Lynne said...

This outfit is so perfect! Love the gingham right now, and its paired so perfectly with the yellow. Yellow and blue is an obvious pairing, but it looks so fresh here! Absolutely love it!
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WobiSobi said...

So So cute!!

Fashion Momma said...

YOU.LOOK.AMAZING. I adore this color combo and I want to try the tights/shorts, but my leggies are so my least favorite body part. Yours look incredible!

I crushed Donnie Wahlberg, too!! And I'm going to see BSB and NKOTB in JUNE!!! AHHH!!!

Emily said...

I love the bright blue and bright yellow. And while I never really got into Michael (my youth group was more of a Relient K kind of group), I had an Amy Grant cassette that I listened to until I pretty much wore it out. How is she sounding these days?

Tara said...

oooh love this you look great!

Elizabeth said...

Loving the colors in this one! The sweater looks so gorgeous on you.

I was a HUGE Michael W. Smith fan -- I guess I still am, actually, since I got tremendously excited when I saw you mention him.

Elizabeth

Jess said...

I loved NKOTB as a kid! I had all their merchandise. I love those yellow heels. Once the 30 for 30 challenge is over I think I will buy a pair for myself!

Law Mama said...

Um, the yellow accessories + the blue & grey? Amazing!

Pearl Girls said...

This is such a pretty look. I want those shoes!

-Elizabeth
http://growingupscottish.blogspot.com/

silvergirl said...

You look absolutely darling
Been to a couple Michael W. Smith concerts. He does a great job
I am a bit too old for NKOTB, but
the Wahlberg's have it going on!
Brett

Gertie Girl said...

stumbled upon your blog a few days ago and i am in love! I love your outfit - the tights and yellow heels look fabulous!

and you're so right about michael w. smith stll being hot - ow ow!!