Hey y’all! Today kicks off the One Button-Down | Three Days | Three Ways event! Plus it’s Awk+Awe Thursday! Woo! 


  • Being able to get most of your to-do list done and still be in your pajamas. I try to not do that, but I could. 
  • When you look up the lyrics to a song and you think either, “I’ve been listing to THIS?!” or “Woooah I love this now!”
  • Considering yourself a pretty strong person… until customer service tries to talk to in to staying another month. *sigh*
  • Having a completely full-blown freak out session last Friday. I couldn’t breath in between ranting about a million things and flopping all over beds and pacing and arms flailing and shaking with excitement over things to come. I hope y’all are getting as pumped as I am for this skirt line. 
  • Getting a numb mouth on April Fool’s Day thanks to my dad putting baby orajel on my toothbrush. 
  • When dreams mix with reality and you start typing on your phone at 1 am… not good. 
  • Walking around a strange town and not being used to the weird friendly people like the residents are. 
  • Arriving home hoarse from singing at the top of your lungs for 4 hours trying to keep yourself awake. 
  • Being asked to speak in front of the church… and not really having a plan. 
  • Doing all my skirt line lists/numbers/information on lined notebook paper instead of on the computer. I can stay better organized and focused that way somehow. Plus it means I can take my work into the field (literally) with me. 
  • Realizing you’re wearing two different flip-flops as you’re on your way to lunch with someone. 


  • This warm weather! I didn’t think about it being in the 80’s when I chose this shirt. πŸ˜› 
  • Friends who take time to help you brainstorm about names or crunch numbers or visit factories. I could not do this without their support. 
  • The power steering fixing itself.
  • This quote, which is working its way to being my life’s motto: “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” ~Mother Theresa
  • Driving around with no place to go, arm hanging out the window singing at the top of your lungs on an absolutely GORGEOUS day to clear your head and revive your spirit, sipping alternately cold coffee and warm mandarin orange soda. Cured.
  • Bell Tower Boutique
  • Not being nervous as I head to a business meeting. Seriously, the grace of God is amazing because I was once the shyest girl you’d ever seen. Finding confidence in Christ is the best feeling ever. 
  • Watching storms blow in. 
  • Getting to take a factory tour when I met with my manufacturer on Monday. It was such a beautiful, friendly place. 

This is the only outfit I had thought of when I picked this shirt for this challenge! It’ll be interesting to see what I come up with tomorrow. πŸ˜› Because of the warm weather, I rolled the sleeves up as much as I could. To show off the button detail on my skirt, I tied the button-down, which also helped make it more flattering since it’s so loose on me. 
// outfit details //
Shirt: Charity Shop: $1
Tank: Forever21: $1.80
Skirt: Made By Me: {click here for directions}
Bracelet: Borrowed from my sister
Flip flops: Sears?
Earrings: Walmart
Necklace: GroopDealz : $3.99

Go check out Ashley’s, The Boyer Sisters, and Callie’s blogs to see their Day 1 outfits! I hope you’ll join us. Enter the link to your post below and grab the button to add to your post! For more information about how to participate, Charlotte wrote an awesome post with all the information. {click here to read that}

1 Button Down | 3 Days| 3 Ways 

Have an awesome day!

32 thoughts on “1 Button-Down | 3 Days | 3 Ways ~ Day 1”

  1. Your MANUFACTURER?! Somehow I thought you were going to be making them yourself! That is neat, and I have always wondered just how that kind of process works. It would be wonderful if you could share that process with us sometime.

    1. Um YES!!! All we have heard about is a "secret project" and then in the last few days something about skirts?!?! So yes please πŸ˜‰ haha we are dying to know all about it! At least I am! Tell us the whole story! From the first thought that made you want to do it, and what inspired you, and…..yeah πŸ˜‰

  2. I know jusy what you mean by the whole "lined notebook paper instead of on the computer" I too stay better organized and focused that way. πŸ™‚

    Also, regarding the first commenter and your reply: yes, I was shocked in a good way about the skirt line mentioned in the last post! We want to know more! πŸ˜€

  3. Absolutely adorable! You made the shirt look so lovely, flattering, and sophisticated! I thought it might look awesome tied up like that.

    Can't believe it's in the 80s over there! The 60s has been the highest it's gotten here, although I really can't complain about that since it's such a relief compared to the below zero winter temps. Enjoy it!

    Also, that is SO amazing about the clothing line! I pray for its success, although its sure to be one, since your skirts absolutely rock.

  4. I am doing the button up challenge just to see what happens. I am wearing a white, pink, and periwinkle button up with a pink shirt underneath. So the buttons are not really buttoned! XD. I am currently working on a modesty blog and it was inspired by yours Olivia! You are such a blessing to me!!!

  5. Okay, I am not sure why my link showed up three times (because I refreshed the page?); I am sorry about that, how do I fix that?
    I love the color of your top and the ruffles on it.
    I was rather warm in my outfit because I wore a top over a dress.
    I planned out my outfits. That is the only way I could do this because I don't usually wear button downs.

  6. I have a very similar shirt in pink and I'm excited to see how you style it over these next few days. πŸ™‚ Super excited about your new skirt line! Yes, more details please. πŸ™‚ Blessings!

    p.s. Nothing from thredUP in this outfit? πŸ˜‰ But don't get me wrong – love seeing the treasures you find on there!

  7. Sooo…I didn't read all the comments but it looks like your are finally getting the chance to launch your own clothing line?! SO exciting! I love the way you styled your buttondown with your skirt too!

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