My Tiny Risks

There is a part of me that wants to get a sleeve tattoo, turn in my tiny nose stud for a ring, and dye a big old pink streak in my hair. A part that wants to sky dive and bungee jump and learn to pilot my own plane. A part that wants to go back to school and learn to be a chef or audition for a Broadway musical. In other words there is a part of me that is a risk taker.

She inhabits a pretty small part of me though. She sneaks out from time to time in the form of a tasteful well hidden tattoo and a itty bitty diamond in my nose. She doesn’t get much riskier than that though. Although I have always wanted to be edgy I am quite vanilla. You can take the girl out of small town Iowa, but…….

Add on to that that I am pushing 40 and driving a minivan. OY VEY!!

Oddly enough as I near 40 (shut up though, I am NOT THAT CLOSE), I also feel the most comfortable in my skin I have ever felt. And I am taking mini risks here and there. No sleeve tattoos (maybe for my 40th birthday?), but printed jeans and big bold necklaces. Those seem like the kind of risks a mom of three who drives a minivan just might be able to pull off.

What kind of risks do you take, fashion or otherwise?

printed jeans





  shirt (Old Navy)

 pants (Lands End)

 belt (similar Lands End)

 shoes (Lands End)






mint jeans



 sweater (similar Target)

striped shirt (similar Target),

pants (Lands End)

shoes (Crocs)

necklace (Groopdealz)







this post is linked up to What I Wore Wednesday, Dress For The Day and My Style Monday


  1. Your light mint outfit is awesome! I found you through WIWW.
    Taraleigh recently posted…Skirt StrickenMy Profile

  2. i still LOVE those polka dot pants. i love you taking risks and reaping the rewards!
    dearabbyleigh recently posted…dress for the day: on the road, off the pathMy Profile

  3. Love the polka dot pants! :-)
    Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife} recently posted…Look 10 Years Younger and 10 Pounds LighterMy Profile

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