BLACK MAMBA VINTAGE // OPEN HOUSE AT ERABELLUM ARTISAN CO-OP

Thursday, April 25, 2013

BLACK MAMBA VINTAGE
Vintage clothing in Nashville is an incredibly over saturated market, and you can't throw a rock in this town without hitting at least twenty people who sell it. 

That being said, the tough part is weeding through the duds to find the most spectacular selections with the best price points. Chrissy Radford made this easy for you! Not only does she have impeccable taste, but a great eye for all that's old and glamorous. 

You can find her sweet selection for sale at Erabellum Artisan Co-Op - a great place to visit if you're ever in Nashville. 


Her sassy and stylish selection consists of high and low price points so it's shoppable by all! I bought a spectacular silver harem pant jumpsuit that I'll be rocking all summer. You'll be jealous when you see how perfect it is. But don't be TOO jealous, just go visit Black Mamba Vintage and buy your own amazing vintage ensemble!




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EXPLORING NASHVILLE'S APRICOT LANE + CLUTCH GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Are you ready for one of Nashville's best kept secrets?  

Apricot Lane in the Gulch is one of the most adorable boutiques I've visited thus far - and it's safe to say I've been to quite a few - it's stocked full of everything you might need to get your spring and summer wardrobe started off right. Need a pair of denim cut offs for under $45? How about a perfect spring dress? You'll be ready for festival season in no time. 


You can find all of these beautiful things and more at Apricot Lane. You'll have a hard time leaving without purchasing everything, I promise. So be prepared. 

*Spring Dresses Under $100*
Pink & White Dress: $75 + Color Block Dress: $47 + Bird Print Dress: $60







Studded Carry-All Purse: $51 + 
Peach Woven Clutch: $39


Can you believe these adorable floral shorts are only $26??

The most important part of my shopping experience anywhere I go is how pleasant and helpful I find the associates - and you won't find a sweeter more helpful bunch anywhere! I had such a good time browsing through all the beautiful pieces and was so impressed by the quality and selection. 
Thanks, Apricot Lane!


Now for my favorite part:
VEGAN LEATHER TURQUOISE CLUTCH GIVEAWAY


You know you need this for your stylish spring wardrobe. You'll be the envy of all of your fashionable friends!

How to enter:
"Like" Apricot Lane Nashville on Facebook HERE

"Like" Le Minimalist on Facebook HERE

And be sure to leave a comment below letting me know you've done both. 

Contest ends May 1st! GOOD LUCK!
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MONIQUE LHUILLIER AT THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY WITH MUSICAL GUESTS KAREN ELSON AND LEAGUES

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I was so incredibly lucky to score a press pass through a delightful friend of mine last week, enabling my fashion obsession and allowing me to attend the swankiest of Nashville events at the Nashville Symphony - featuring one of the top evening and bridal wear designers in the country, Monique Lhullier. In addition to the total elation I'm still to this day experiencing due to the formal wear overload, I also got to meet one of my favorite Nashville ladies, Karen Elson. (You'll know her around town as Jack White's ex-wife, brilliant model and sultry songbird) Karen serenaded the crowd along with another great local band, Leagues. 

Did I mention there was an open bar? Yeah. That was cool too. 

So enjoy the impending photo flood:
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I'm wearing: 
F21 Jacket & Dress (both for under $65!)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Soiree
Hair: Reyna Waller of Salon YaYa off of 21st - Tell her I sent you and you'll get $20 off your first service. 

Red Carpet: Leagues, Karen Elson & Miss Tennessee



Emily Fletcher and Leslie Stephens of Ola Mai Handmade
What beautiful ladies! They were on point with their stylish ensembles and super cute accessories. I love Emily's bag and Leslie's dainty pussy bow. I always feel so awkward saying pussy bow - but I love them! 


Adrian Morales of Snappylifestyle. He always looks so sharp. His shoes are handcrafted! Can you believe it? 




Chic plus size fashion blogger and Tennesseean contributor, Codie Gentry of A Brunette. Doesn't she look classy?


Fan girl moment! 
Me and my favorite red headed songstress and model, Karen Elson. Check out her music, it's dreamy. 




Amber Williams Chapman of DNAStylix


 I couldn't have possibly expected a more beautiful collection. I was obsessed with all the fall and winter whites along with an array of textures, furs, feathers and fringe. Everything blended seamlessly together. The gold was a nice touch, too. I know what colors I'm incorporating into my wardrobe this F/W  - thanks for the inspiration Monique! 







AFTER PARTY


Miu Miu sandals! Beautiful!



Boutique owner Stacey Rhodes with the beautiful Meagan Nordmann Rhodes, Lindsay Timberlake of Thriftophile and Codie Gentry of A Brunette.

SPRING TRENDS: PALM SUNDAY

Saturday, April 13, 2013

PALM SUNDAY

Rock the spring's hottest print trend with prices for any budget! 
$42 - $275!


MICHAEL Michael Kors dress, $275 / MICHAEL Michael Kors jersey t shirt, $70 / Juicy Couture Bowler $178, Juicy Couture Cross Body Bag, $148 / Juicy Couture Palm Tree Earrings $42, Wallet $42 and Scarf $48.

NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK NIGHT FIVE: ANTHEM // EMERGING DESIGNER SHOWCASE ++ AFTER PARTY


SATURDAY 4/6/13
EMERGING DESIGNER SHOWCASE W/ SPECIAL GUEST AND PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STAR CHALLENGE DESIGNER MYCHAEL KNIGHT 


This night was magical. Aside from tripping my way through the maxed out crowd in high heels, every last moment was perfect. What a great note to end on! I'm disappointed I didn't get pictures of all of the showcases, so I'm trying something different with this post and keeping it simple with a few of my favorite snaps from the installations and a few from the after party of some of my favorite stylish ladies and gentlemen. 

The emerging designer showcase featured brilliant designs from Blooming Leopold,  Jennifer Nina Evans, Elizabeth Suzann, Voyage Clothing, Corello, Phillip Madison & Sarah Jane Estes. 
You can read more about these talented individuals on the Nashville Fashion Week website HERE

The emerging designers were chosen from online submissions based on their creative talents. If you're a talented, fresh faced designer then please consider applying for next years emerging talent showcase. It will be a validating and incredibly fun experience, you can bet on it. 

With all that being said: Enjoy! 










I'm wearing: 
Dress / F21 + Shoes / Jeffrey Campbell + Bag / Alexander Wang + Necklace / Vintage Turquoise 
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