Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Exploring the Girl I Am....

Outfit Links:
** Skirt: Revivalist / Dress worn as a Top: Pura Vida Vintage (also seen here) / Heels: DMSX by Donald J. Pliner (get here) / Belt: Vintage / Ring: Hardwear Merry / Earrings: Unknown **

I had the chance to meet the ladies behind the Revivalist brand.  What stood out to me first was the message behind the label - "Our mission is not to create another mold for women to fit, but to accommodate their lifestyle and magnify their existing beauty." 
What a great message for all women.  I am guilty of questioning my body based on the trends that are popular, cough...crop tops...cough....  We, as females, can be so hard on our selves and I love that this label tries to create designs that don't want us to question our size or shape.  
These ladies are trying to get more funding to "kickstart" their message and designs to the public.  You can see their Kickstarter page here.  Also, below is their amazing video.

I love this floral skirt and couldn't wait to style it.  The original pattern was hand painted by the talented ladies, Monica and Megan, of Revivalist.  Crazy awesome, right?! I paired it with my newest vintage find from Pura Vida Vintage, which is actually a dress.  The skirt of the dress help add some volume to show more of the floral skirt. I wanted to make it as full as possible to get a bigger impact.  Also, I love the texture of the top which I thought was a great contrast to the bottom.  Added some gold accessories to add a little shine and called it a day!  A bright and cheerful day.  

Thank you, Abby, for taking my photos.  Had so much fun! :)  

Revivalist Brand 
Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1qKoefq
Instagram: @revivalistbrand
Twitter: @revivalistbrand

Monday, July 28, 2014

Flower Power.....

Outfit Links: 
** Pants: Vintage (similar here and here) / Shirt: Sheinside (get here) / Shoes: Balenciaga (old) / Watch: Vinage / Earrings: Nora Catherine (get here) / Bracelet: Vintage / Ring: Hardwear Merry ** 

* Link up on Monday Bloom at DCstyle.com

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.