I wanted to be in a band

If you could hear this photo, you would hear the strains of a terrible, oh-so-awful, wanna-be rock band practicing. They've got some guy -- who is halfway between voice cracking and deepening -- on the mike and a few other hapless souls on the guitar and drums. Let's just say it's not pretty. I think at this moment they were butchering The Lumineers.

I always wanted to be in a band. A good band, not like the band playing their heart out for our entire neighborhood to hear, but a good, awesome band that wrote songs that made people dance and cry and laugh and sing along.

Growing up, my friend and I would jump on her bed and sing along to songs on her boombox and we had a grand plan to make our own music. We also, randomly, had a grand plan to be secret agents.
Neither of those dreams have been realized. (or have they-- you never know, my day job could be for government...)

Did you ever want to be in a band? Or did you dream of being a secret agent?

xo, erika

tank: thrifted
skirt: hand-me-down from a friend
shoes: nordstrom rack 

p.s. linking up here

Fashion & Faith


  1. I imagine being on American Idol all the time. ALL. THE. TIME. Like, performances alone in my office. Don't tell anyone.

  2. this skirt is adorable! i always wanted to be in a band, but i'm not so musically inclined ;)

  3. I wanted to be a fireighter and then a figure skater...don't ask!

  4. i have always been atrocious at singing so no band dreams for me! :)
    kw ladies in navy

  5. I always had dreams of being an award winning actress. I would perform in front of the mirror in hopes to master my facial expressions and delivery. I was such a little stage lovin' girl!

  6. I've always wanted to be in an indie-duet guy and girl band like she & him! Sigh...if only I could sing...
    I love this outfit by the way! It's so summery :) I just can't get over your beautiful hair too!
    Visiting from Style Sessions :)

  7. love the outfit! you are so darn cute.

    thanks so much for your sweet comment today. i will try to write you back soon. i just think it's so amazing how God works. you have NO idea how much i've needed the prayers!

    love ya girlie! xo

  8. I was going to be a pop star when I grew up. I used to dance arou d my living room singing along to Whitney Houston at the top of my lungs.

    ...sometimes I still think I'll grow up to be a pop star one day, except now I'm 30 and I'm pretty sure the main requirement of pop-stardom, after having 6-pack abs, is being 15 years old...

  9. My girl friend and I pretended to have a band we called Black Magic. Except neither of us could sing or play an instrument lol.

  10. so cute!


  11. I was in a band that performed for one night doing one song and I loved it. I'm on the worship team at church so I suppose I am in a band, but we don't go anywhere outside of church to play. I sing harmonies.
    I love this skirt so much!

  12. Love the outfit! That skirt is gorgeous! If you get a chance, please link this up to my WHAT WE WORE party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/wardrobe-wednesday_12.html

  13. Pleated AND dotted? I love it! Also your chambray top. So cute and summer appropriate.

    Sorry you have to listen to their music... If you can even call it that!

    -Nathy @ Earnestyle

  14. Love the skirt -- I am loving prints and pleats!! Cute!


  15. aww you are cute. mayyyybe this whole blog & etsy shop is a grand illusion to distract us from your real job as a secret agent! :) love this polka dotted skirt. and the picture of you and your friend singing and jumping on the bed when you were little. adorableness.

    xoxo linds
    my style blog :: Ruby Girl

  16. I think I need this skirt! Looks fabulous on you :)

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx

  17. Love the blue and orange together! Such a cute skirt! :)

    I always wanted to be in a band when I was younger - sadly my singing is not as great as I thought it was, haha!

    Away From Blue

  18. Ah this skirt! Could it be more fun?? Such a great combo :)


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