Sister Style: Mixed Messages

Emma8 Emma4 Emma3Emma2Emma7The weather in Springfield, MO has been great lately but fairly unpredictable. Some days it’s cold enough for a chunky sweater or a light coat. Some days you could wear a skirt or dress without tights and feel totally fine (or shorts, I just never seem to be able to find shorts that look good on me).

We’ve also had some pretty stormy nights lately. The kind where you wake up in the middle of the night and see flashes of lightning. I sort of love it once the initial terror wears off. 🙂

And while I’m on mixed message weather patterns and what not, can we all give a big round of applause to daylight savings! (Insert clapping emoji hands here) I could feel my mood immediately lifting once it started to stay bright after 5pm. Feels like I’ve got SO much more time in my day now. Wahoo!

Emma5Emma10Emma6Also, this is totally the kind of outfit I wore in high school. Part thrifted and part all-black. You might think I’m kind of edgy, but then you talk to me and I’ll start going on and on about how the new Muppets show is AWESOME and the illusion is shattered. Mixed messages man.

Emma’s wearing: Hat and sunnies/Target, Sweater/thrifted, Skirt/F21, Shoes/H&M, Purse/Zara.

Throwing it to you, Elsie….

Magic hourAh yes – I like this mixed messages talk. Because having a defined style is good, but it’s even better to have that ooone piece that makes you go, “huh?”. Some call it keepin’ it fresh. I call it less pressure to always match.

Magic hour Magic hour Magic hour Magic hour Elsie’s Wearing: Dress/Dillards, Shoes/Converse (a gift from my grandma), Necklace and Bag/Madewell, Fur balls/Amazon, Sunnies/Pre To Post Modern Vintage in Nashville.

Magic hour Welcoming these warmer/longer days with OPEN ARMS. It’s been so beautiful around here!

Have a great day! Emma + Elsie

Credits//Author: Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson. Photography: Janae Hardy and Jeremy Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • Nothing but mixed weather here in Colorado! A spring dress is suitable in the morning and by noon a snow storm is moving in!!

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  • Amazing that you have some thrifted clothes as well! I recommend that you watch the documentary called ‘The True Cost’, I guarantee that you’ll be shocked and it’ll open your eyes! And hopefully spark a positive change for you 🙂

  • Love your dress Elsie

  • Just kidding, Google helped me find it! lol I didnt even think to check Jr’s #duh

  • Elsie – do you mind me asking what brand your dress is? I’m obsessed with it already and a quick perusal of the Dillard’s site turned up nothing 🙁 thanks! xoxo – B

  • I’m obsessed with that striped dress! It’s so fun!


  • Elsie I love your outfit! Black and white with yellow sneaks! Can we all agree that keeping the tongue straight on Chucks is just never going to happen? It makes me feel better about my sideways-situation. IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

  • Adore that striped dress! I live in striped tops but weirdly have never bought stripes in anything else, I think I need to change this.


  • You girls look great! I totally love the striped dress and the black shoes.

  • I’m from Canada and Daylight Savings has been my saving grace! Like, light past 7pm?! Wonderful, I’ll take it!

  • This one is even better than long sleeves because it seems to have 3/4 sleeves. Much more versatile/seasonless. I like them because I hate applying sunscreen all the time. They give coverage without looking too covered up.

  • I love your sweater and leather skirt combination Emma!

  • I used to live near Springfield, MO so I totally get what you’re saying about bipolar weather! Haha. And seriously, Target is amazing! I have to give myself a pep talk before I go in. “You are here for one item. Do not buy other things. You can do this!” 😀

  • The weather here is similar! Some days I’m in sandals and a dress, and some days I’m bundled up!
    Love both looks ladies!

  • love the outfits! and i know what you mean the weather had been bipolar in chicago lately. just this past saturday it would hail and snow one hour and be sunny the next. I wake up not knowing what to wear

  • The clothes and bags are very suitable for you, look you very have temperament!!!!!!

  • Clothes and bags are very suitable for you, is you have temperament!!!!!!!!!!

  • I know that mixed weather feeling! Went from being warm and lovely last week to me shoveling 6 inches of snow yesterday (thanks, Canada!). Give me allll the mittens. Can’t wait for shorts weather!

  • I love, love a long-sleeved dress. I’m constantly on the look out for a really good one. Elsie’s is perfect for me!

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