Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year you guys! 
I hope you've all had wonderful holidays and are now blissfully in food comas, cuddling your empty champagne bottles or just basking in the glow of your 2013 accomplishments. 

And on the topic of accomplishments:

The 10th of this month will be my 2 year blogiversary! So, happy birthday, blog!

Oh how time flies. I'm getting anxiety as I type - knowing that in a single blink of an eye it'll be 2015. There are so many things on my New Years resolutions list! I better get started now! Maybe tomorrow. shit. the downward procrastination spiral begins.

my laziness aside...

I've had so much fun these past two years. I can't even produce words that match the feelings of sheer joy that I've gotten from finally taking the leap and staking out my own little portion of the inter-webs (otherwise known as my blog) and filling it with all that makes me happy.  

Not only that, but I've made so many friends along the way. The abundance of creative minds and open, warm hearts in this beautiful, beautiful town can be so overwhelming. I almost feel like my heart will explode when I think about all the people that I love here. All the inviting places I've been. All the places I'll go.  It's pretty mother freaking exciting. 

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been there with me each step of the way. When I was slacking, you'd keep me on my toes. Thank you for the support, the company, the collaborations and most especially - the fashion and friendship that you've all given me. 

I really value every one of you! And for those of you who I don't know so well - please don't ever be afraid to say hi. 

You guys can expect more from me in the future. Don't forget - #NashvilleFashionWeek is right around the corner. You can also keep up with me through Nashville Style Collective, which I can't wait to share more about.  LOVE YOU GUYS. 

I just wanted to share this beautiful quote by Kahlil Gibran which happened to be hanging on my friend Ruthie's fridge. I feel like quotes are always around, right when you need to hear them the very most.

Happy 2014.


Monday, January 6, 2014

I had the pleasure of meeting Glynnis Garcia, one of the talented and lovely ladies that make up Salon FX - a midtown salon and spa that can dish up just about whatever you might be looking for. They really are a total package, with salon services, hair services and of course for those of you already day dreaming about  spring and summer  - spray tanning.  I guess I've grown to love my Edward Cullen shaming white skin, but couldn't turn down the opportunity to "get detailed like a car" as Glynnis so adorably put it. And it was New Years Eve, so why the hell not.  
I've got to admit, I'm kind of loving convincing everyone I run into that I've been in Bali for the holiday. IM SO TAN. 
Not only was this sweet goddess kind enough to give me a golden glow, she gave me a great blowout and plenty of useful tips on how to achieve the same sleek look myself. My hair had the perfect loose curl by the time she was done.  

Right now Glynnis has some great client perks. You can get 20% off of your color service with either her, or Katie Carver. She also has a referral program where you can receive a free haircut if you refer a friend, or $10 off your service. 

Check out some of her amazing editorial work!

You can find more from Glynnis on her Facebook page HEREDon't forget to call or go online to make an appointment.615-321-0901

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Liz Goldwyn & Karen Elson present Vintage Vanguard, benefitting DRESS FOR SUCCESS - 1/6 - 1/12 through MODAOPERANDI.COM 

Everyone loves being stylish and helpful to others AT THE SAME TIME!

Taxidermy Classes 2/28 - 3/2 
Get in on this sweet class at one of my newest favorite places. Classes are $200 and details can be found HERE
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Eyeliner / Beautybar, $16 Sunglasses / Nastygal, $40 Drawstring Tote / Cynthia Rowley, $225 Cut-Out Boots / MissGuideUs.com, $66 HIGHPhone Case / Karmaloop, $12 Black Skinny Jeans / J-Crew, $125
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Now that the madness of the holiday season is slowly subsiding and spring is only a few months away - you know what that means. 

Wedding Season. 

Don't panic. It's really not so bad. Whether you're a bride, a bridesmaid or an innocent bystander - it can be fun! Especially with the right arsenal of chic wedding gifts at your fingertips. I'm a big do-it-yourselfer, so any opportunity to create something kitschy and cute always thrills me. With Target's guiding light, I figure the perfect gift CAN be possible. Don't settle for an impersonal silver picture frame or a glass vase that the happy couple might possibly return - put a little fun and thought in to it! 

If you're feeling a little intimidated, just go with a theme. Everyone loves themes. 

Try a "relaxation" theme by filling up a cute whicker basket with two towels, (I love these beautiful vintage inspired floral towels by Threshold) and some designer soaps and bath products. I'm pretty obsessed with all of Sonia Kashuk's beauty and bath line. Great stuff!

And well. Everyone loves candles. If you don't love candles, we just can't be friends. These were a few of my favorites from Bella: Capri Olive and Lemonwood + Fresh

If you're feeling goofy, a rubber duck would be a pretty adorably hilarious addition, right? This wicker basket by Smith & Hawken would double as a great laundry basket. Plus - how organizationally delicious is the attached chalkboard? And yeah, I guess you could put veggies in it too. 

Target's wedding registry is an easy place to get started. Here are five tips for adding flare to any gift:

1. For the party couple: Threshold Gold Cocktail Shaker to go with these Riedel Vivant Martini Glasses. Classy! 

2. The artsy fartsy kids: This Threshold Round Metal Honeycomb accent table would be pretty hilarious to wrap. I like to keep people guessing.

3. The Lovebirds: Those people who are all PDA. Yeah. They probably never get out of bed. High quality sheet sets for them! Maybe these sheet sets by Threshold would be a nice start along with this earth friendly organic blanket!

4. The crazy couple that wakes up at 5am to jog: HIS: The Schwinn Men's Legacy Cruiser HERS: Huffy Lady's Empire Cruiser

5.  And of course, we can't forget about the Foodies in your life. How about this Hamilton Beach Juicer? You know, because everyone is juicing now. It's a thing. 

Fear not, wedding gift shoppers. I have total faith in you! 

This post is brought to you by Target & all opinions are my own! Follow along using the hashtag #TARGETWEDDING You know you want to.