Curly and Carefree


Have you ever had that glorious moment where you felt like “you”? Where, for just a moment you felt like you are who you have always wanted to be; still growing, yes, but finally on the right track in your mind of where you want to go in order to be the person God made you to be? I have had a few of those days lately when it comes to my personal appearance. It sounds silly, I suppose, to say that, but it’s true.

Let me explain…


It seems like most of my teenage life, I would look at images of other bloggers, who had such impeccable, uncomplicated style, and wonder “Why can’t I look like them? They look so effortlessly put together.” And yet, there I was, a fashion blogger in my own right! How could I feel that way? I felt like I needed to be someone who I wasn’t. Someone more polished, more sophisticated, someone who wasn’t who I was everyday. I love wearing nice clothes, but I always felt like I had to dress up even more when it came to fashion blogging.


But, I was going through a necessary stage, where I was discovering how I wanted to present myself to the world. I didn’t look like that put-together woman yet, because I didn’t really know how I wanted to look. I wanted to look effortless and carefree, yes, but what was my effortless? Well, I think I finally caught a glimpse of my “effortless style” this Spring: My hair just as it is: curly and just a little messy; little-to-no makeup, and simple staples like this me-made Skirt and Sweater.

Sweater and Skirt: Me-made


I was so worried that I wouldn’t ever be able to wear these garments again after giving birth to my precious son, but no! They still fit! I made my sweater 3 years ago. I absolutely loved it when I first finished it, but quickly realized that it isn’t suitable to most types of weather except those days where it is 70 degrees and slightly cloudy. So, it sat in my closet, hardly worn. But then I rediscovered it this Spring. I pulled it out again, tried it on, and to my joy, it fit! Absence has made the heart grow fonder. It’s just too bad that we are already so close to Summer’s heat, otherwise this outfit would be on a weekly rotation for me.


And my skirt, oh I LOVE my skirt. I have ever since I first made it back in 2015. There is a reason that it is going to become one of the next Brijee Patterns. It is so comfortable yet stylish and practical, with it’s fabulously large patch pockets. I have been wearing it almost every other day this Spring. I think I need to make myself another one, otherwise this one will wear out far too quickly for my liking.


I almost laughed when I wrote out the description for what I wore in this post. I seriously only have on TWO clothing items worth mentioning (unmentionables are called unmentionables for a reason after all ;P ). No jewelry, no shoes, nothing. And that is just how I like it. Summer is for carefree, barefoot days. Somehow I always knew that, it just took me a few years to realize how carefree suited me.

What does your carefree style look like?

Do you have any wardrobe favorites?


Brigid E.

Author: Brigid Everson | Photography: Gabriel Everson


9 thoughts on “Curly and Carefree”

  1. You look great Brigid! And wow, you knitted that sweater yourself? My hat is off to you!

    My go to staples for the summer are comfortable, well fitting Tees or button downs, coupled with usually denim or Chambray skirts. I like the practicality of this style a lot, but it also really feels ”me”.


  2. I think that the skirt looks lovely (and the whole outfit too)! Too bad I donโ€™t know how to sew, because Iโ€™ve been looking for a skirt like this.

    My go to outfit is a nice dress and a little bit of heel (not super high ones, more like a pair of espadrilles). I use flats and I like them but I donโ€™t feel 100% me in them.


  3. I wish I had some staples… My go to skirt for literally everything just bit the dust.
    I love layering with half tees, tank tops and a unbuttoned plaid button up. Cool , modest and perfect for country living. Loose t-shirtsare a must and flowly loose skirts. And bare-foot ALWAYS!
    Love, love your outfit!


  4. My summer outfits are anything that is cool and comfortable. I hate the hot weather so I try to stay as cool as possible when I am not in air-conditioning situations. Your skirt and sweater are lovely.


  5. Seriously, your happiness in these photos is infectious. Short-sleeved knitted tops are great for Autumn and Spring, aren’t they? I finished one myself recently (well, a few months back) and I thought I wouldn’t be able to wear it as Autumn was approaching… but no! Despite the short sleeves, the wool kept me just warm enough when the heat went out of the day. Hopefully you will be able to bring your lovely top out when Summer is over and enjoy wearing it again.


  6. This is absolutely beautiful! My carefree style is usually pants with an easy movement shirt or sweater… But wouldn’t ya know I bounce between my favorite high waisted jeans and the Linden Lady Palazzo pants ๐Ÿ™‚ I have several pairs in my closet now!
    By the way, your makeup and hair look truly lovely in these shots.


    1. I am SO happy to hear that Olivia! I really, REALLY need to make myself a few more pairs of the Linden Lady, as well as the skirt in this post. ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. I adore outfits that consist of simple pieces that are carefree and actually “me!” Yours looks so comfy and fun! I can’t believe you made your sweater! I wish I had the patience to finish a knitting project that complicated! ๐Ÿ™‚
    ~ Megan Joy


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