Sister Style: Holiday Lanes

Emma Chapman Holiday lanes Emma Chapman Black lace up dress Emma Chapman Holiday lanes For any fellow Springfield, MO friends, you might (or might not) recognize this bowling alley. It’s on the north side of our town, and I can’t even remember how long it’s been closed. I grew up in Springfield, and although it’s not necessarily a big city, growing up it felt like everyone kind of stayed on their side of town (pretty much wherever their high school was). I’m from the north side, and this past year when Trey and I moved, the house we ended up loving was way on the south side. I felt a little like a traitor – ha! It’s kind of funny the connections we make with certain areas or places, especially if it was a part of growing up. Locations can take on so much nostalgia.

I’m excited to watch this happen more for you, Elsie, since Nashville is your new home. So you’re figuring out a whole new set of parts of town you love or feel you belong to.

I do wish someone would open this bowling alley again though – it’s just too cute. Look at the pretty triangle wall!

Lace up dress and shoes Fringe bracelet Holiday lanes Emma Chapman Lace up dress Emma ChapmanEmma’s Wearing: Dress/ASOS, Shirt/ShopSosie, Shoes/H&M, Bracelet/gift from Katie of the Uncommon Place (Fossil), Bag/Fossil, Sunnies/Moorea Seal

Take it away, Sister!

Elsie LarsonOh yes, I remember that bowling alley too. So cute. My favorite childhood birthday parties were at roller skating rinks. I still love roller skating today. Maybe I’ll have my birthday at one this year. Haha!

I am fully enjoying exploring and figuring out our new city. Nashville is weird because the longer you live here, the smaller it becomes. I love that! We’re steadily trying 1-2 new places each weekend, and (forgive me if I’ve already shared about this, but…) we started a journal a year and a half ago that we use to document if we liked restaurants and bars and what to order or not order. It’s kind of silly, but I love reading it back. And it’s pretty helpful for when we have guests because we also write down which spots would be best to take kiddos.

Anyway! We’re having so much fun here. I miss my family terribly, but luckily they’ve been coming to visit and so have we. My brother and I snapchat each other constantly… oh Snapchat, created for evil and used for good, clean fun. Haha!

Elsie Larson Elsie Larson Elsie Larson Elsie Larson Elsie’s Wearing: Top/My Little Belleville, Overalls/Madewell (similar), Bag/Kate Spade, Sunnies/Oui Fresh, Clogs/Swedish Hasbeens

Thanks so much for reading, you guys! We love you! xx- Emma + Elsie

Credits//Photography: Janae Hardy and Amber Ulmer.

  • I live on the north side not too far from the Holiday Lanes. There are a lot of new and exciting things happening on Commercial Street and even Kearney!

  • So bummed that your dress is no longer available, Emma! Do you happen to know the style name so I can attempt to find it on ebay??


  • I love your dress Emma, you look spectacular!

  • So much cuteness happening here – love the pops of colors!!!


  • I love both outfits! I like your lace up heeled wedges Emma!

  • The layering is so on point Emma! And what a cool print on Elsie’s top too!

  • Both your outfits are amazingg. But I love Elsie’s top! Such a fun print 🙂

  • Hi Im excited to find your site, just breezing through better homes and gardens magazine tonight! Really interested in the painting that was in the piece printed in the magazine this September 2016 issue. What size is it, a print or canvas does it have complimentary pieces to go with it. This may be the piece I’m looking for a clients new home.thank you

  • aww loved reading this. moving places is always kind of scary but super exciting nonetheless :p great outfits you both! 🙂

    Xoxo Jessy

  • You both look great! I really love that dress the lace up detailing is awesome!

    / O.R.R. – Life & Style Journal

  • I can’t find the black grommet dress on the site. Do you have a direct link?

  • Emma, that style is absolutely perfect! The dress, the sunglasses, the shoes… I love everything about it!

  • I think that my favorite thing about moving to a new place finding new places to eat and drink 🙂 I just moved to NYC and we’re in our element! A lovely post and I loved the matching pics 🙂

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