Monday, April 21, 2014

It's All In The Details....

Outfit Details: 
**  Pants: Romwe (get here) / Heels: Zara (get here) / Clutch: emPOWERED (get here) / Blazer: Akira Chicago (old) / Vest: H&M (get here) / Top: Old  / Pin: Vintage / Necklace: Old / Rings: H&M and Hardwear Merry **

This is my outfit from Easter Sunday. We spent the day eating brunch and then a BBQ with friends. It was a much needed, relaxing day after being away for work for 2 weeks.  

If you didn't see my Instagram (look here) last week, you missed all the beautiful pictures from NYC Bridal Week.  Which was a combination of loveliness and exhaustiveness.  One thing I gained from this experience was, never forget the details. 

This outfit has little details in all parts... layers, patterns, colors, contrasting accessories.... It's actually important when showcasing many different details to not make it look like too much. That's why my many layers are in solid, simple colors. I added pop of colors with my heels and bag.         





Another thing gained from my NYC Bridal Week was my emPOWERED bag.  I wish I would have had it before the trip so I wasn't running all over town looking for outlets... but I'm ready for the next one. 
This bag has a portable charger built into the bag.  How freakin' smart, right?!  They are available in many colors and has a detachable chain to make it a cross body.  So, you can charge in style!

You can get yours' here!   





Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Closet Renovation Reveal.....



Finally, I am able to share the final photos of my closet renovation!  Er... maybe I should call it a dressing room. 

My daily routine is mostly spent in here.  I am not a girl that takes up the bathroom most of the morning.  I get out of the shower and go straight in my dressing room.  So, in the past few places I have lived it's was important to have an extra room or space for this.  


I have a love for antiques and wood work, so I tried to include  these elements as much as possible.  


My contractor, GillBuilt, was super supportive of my out-of-the-box design ideas.  Like...pipes to house necklaces and huge nails to organize my belts.  

If I can't see something I have, I forget I have it!  So, I like to organize my closet to prevent anything from getting hidden.  



I wanted to use as much as the room as possible, so there isn't too many empty spaces.  Also, I found these glass trays to organize all my jewelry by color or finish.  
Gillbuilt custom built my shelves and long mirror out of reclaimed wood, which ties in the rest of the wood work in the house.  (You can see it, here)



 The original closet in the room became the shoe closet!  Just removed the doors and added shelves.  



All of my bars are metal water piping.  It adds a little industrial design to the room.  


And I have to have vintage chandeliers in just about any room possible.  This 1960s, smaller piece is perfect for the lower ceilings.  It just adds a little bling to the room! :) 

My closet definitely has a combine feeling of a retail store and a stylist's closet which is exactly me!



Monday, March 17, 2014

Well, Hello Spring......


** Top: Sheinside (get here) / Jeans: Zara (similar here) / Heels: Shoe Republic (get here) / Necklace: Forever21 (similar here) / Rings: Vintage and Hardwear Merry **

So, finally got to be outside with out freezing this weekend.  This was a great day to go to brunch with my love.  We tried a new restaurant here in Nashville, called Josephine's.  There seems to be a new place opening every week here and it's so much fun to try them all.  Josephine's was great and I can't wait to go back for dinner soon.

I couldn't wait to wear this blouse when it came in.  I love the simplicity it has but also has amazing shape.  Also, I wanted to keep this look clean and simple. Mixing silver and white together make a great combo for Spring.  















Sunday, March 2, 2014

My Oscar Guesses..

Here are a few of my Oscar Red Carpet picks or guesses of what we may see.  Unfortunately, I won't get to watch the awards live due to traveling but I will be glued to my phone to get a glance of the red carpet.  Thank goodness for DVR!  


 (Left to Right):  Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen (wouldn't Lupita look fab in this color!!) 

Armani Prive' (without jacket), Chanel, Elie Saab 

Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad. 

We will see if I got any correct....  Can't wait!!  

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

So Ready for Spring...

Links to Items:
**  Jacket: Vintage / Dress: Vintage (very similar here)/ Heels: Tildon (get here) / Tights: DKNY (get here) / Belt: Thrifted **


We got a few little teaser, Spring days this past weekend, but it's cold the rest of the week.  But it has me thinking it's short lived and can't wait for those wonderful Spring days.  

So, I decided to pull out this floral maxi dress I found while thrifting in Buffalo over the Christmas holiday.  One day soon I can forget long sleeve and tights for a while...... hopefully...





Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fashion Week Roundup Fall 2014

Standout Items:
(aka: Items I want to own)

Left to Right:

Mary Katrantzou: Embellished, High/low Blazer
Carolina Herrera: Fur, High Collar Sweater
Reed Krakoff: Wrap, Leather Maxi Skirt


Standout Designer: 


The designers described their collection as "....more badass, but a little good girl..."  I think that sums up this collection and also what I think most women want to feel like!  Or at least I do!  


Standout Red Carpet Picks:

Clockwise, Left to Right:



Standout Hotness:



**All photos via style.com


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fella Friday Came Early


You can check out my latest blog post, as a contributing writer, at Love Inc magazine.  I am talking about the wool tie trend for men and how to incorporate that for wedding attire.  Also, there are a few other pointers for men when dressing up! 
Also, Love Inc is the perfect stop for all things wedding planning.  So explore the site for so much more great posts.   

Check out the article in its fullest here