Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hometown Hidden Gems: Nashville - Pura Vida Vintage

I am participating in RelayRides' Hometown Hidden Gems campaign. They are a peer-to-peer car sharing, rental company (kinda like Airbnb for cars). Pretty smart idea and very inexpensive compared to car rental companies.

They are getting together people's favorite spots in cities around the country to help out all the travelers out there. Giving tourists non-tourist options. Travel like a local! 

Of course, I thought of my favorite shopping gems in Nashville. Pura Vida Vintage is one of my favorite places to find one-of-a-kind vintage items at a great price. It is located on the famous Music Row which is home to everything music business. It in itself is a place to see. 

PVV is able to fit such a variety of items in a small space, yet not feeling like you have to dig.  Everything is merchandised in categories, which as a stylist I love! It's so easy to comb the entire store to find your can't-live-without items.

I tend to make a pile of options to try on, then head to the dressing room. 
This seems to always become a fashion show between Krystle (the owner) and I, which makes it so fun! She loves getting to see her customers enjoy vintage as much as she does. 

** Also, if you find a great piece but needs a little tailoring... well.. there is an in-house tailor shop on site.  And customers get 20% off alterations! **

 {Sorry, everyone.. I bought this lovely dress, but everything else I am wearing is still available.}

See, a fashion show! I felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.  Well, minus the hooker part, oh, and Richard Gere's credit card...   

Don't worry boys... she has an entire side of the store dedicated to you! It's probably one of the best, if not THE best, place to shop men's vintage fashion and accessories. 

Nashville, TN 37203   

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Clearance Notice:

If you have every wondered where I get many of my fun outfits..... Sheinside!

Had to share their Summer Clearance with y'all!  They already have amazing prices, these are just better.   

Note:  If you are in the US, I recommend using a metrics conversion calculator to figure at sizing. They use cementers instead of inches. Make sure to look at the actual measurements and not just order your normal -S, M, L, XL- sizes.   

Just click on the link below to check out their Summer clearance: 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Strength, Hope and Character.....

Outfit Links: 
**Top: Sheinside (get here) / Shorts: Romwe (sold out, love these and only $30) / Heels: Jeffrey Campbell (eBay find, sold out) / Necklaces: Vintage / Earrings: Vintage / Bracelets and Watch: Vintage / Rings: Hardwear Merry ** 

This is such a fun summer outfit! I love the shape and unexpected volume that the top and shorts have. And these heels are a recent eBay (which I have kinda getting obsessed with) find.  
Though, I wish I had this for the 4th, it's still July. Isn't our country's independence worth celebrating all month? I think so!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fab One Pieces For Summer...

One Of A Kind

This summer you don't have to have a bikini to be stylish and sexy on the beach. There are so many fabulous one piece options available. Here are some of my picks.

(Click on the numbers for links)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 

Not to mention, you can just add bottoms and go to your next adventure!

Cover up

Skirt: hereSandals: here

3rd option

Blazer: hereCutoffs: hereHeels: here 

Monday, July 7, 2014


Outfit Links:
** Shorts: R13 via UAL (get here) / Cardigan: Inhabit via UAl (similar here) / Tank: Freeloader (get here) / Heels: Alexander Wang (sold out, but love these) / Necklaces: Vintage / Rings: Hardwear Merry and Forever21 **

This is a casual outfit I wore while showing my Man Friend's parents around Nashville on a recent trip. Light layers were perfect for our weather and going into cold air-conditioned stores.  

I love these metallic shorts on a recent shopping trip. They add an unexpected color to the outfit. I tucked the front half of the tank to show off more of the shorts and left the back out to peak under the cardigan. This gave more of a relax feel to the look. 
 Also, I was able to wear a necklace passed down to me from this mom. I always love wearing pieces that have a story or that I receive from someone close.   

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Master Bathroom Reveal

I'm finally able to show you all our master bath renovation.  It's been a long time coming, but it's finally done.  The major renovations have been done for a couple of months, but I needed to go junkin/diggin to get all the decor items before the reveal! 

All the renovations were done by GillBuilt and we collaborated on the design and styling of the room.  

Our favorite part of the room is the shower and shower wall.  When they tore down a wall connecting the old bathroom with another room, they stubbled on that cast iron pipe.  Since pipes have been a consistent decor item in our home and the fact it was going to cost more to move the pipe, we decided to keep it and work around it.  Our solution was to get an old door to use as the shower wall instead of a glass wall, which would have been too modern.  

We found this 1930s, old bank door at a local salvage place.  We stripped the exterior side to showcase the raw wood.  The door push are perfect again for the pipe theme.  We added the Art Deco, antique armor for added storage and to pull more of my favorite time period to the room. 

We love these floating, corner shelves for towels and it gives a spa-like feeling to the room.  

Hope you like our new bath as much a we do!  Thank you again for Gillbuilt for going along with our crazy ideas and helping our vision come to life.  And adding so much more than we even imagined.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Styling: CMT Awards

I had the honor to get to dress the beautiful, Catherine Nail, for the 2014 CMT Awards.  She attended with her uber talented husband, David Nail, who performed his hit "Whatever She's Got."

Here are the details of her outfit:

Dress: Alice and Olivia (David picked it out!)
Jewelry: Judith Bright
Handbag: Patricia Nash
Shoes: Catherine's own.  

Such a great couple!