Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Summer Pajamas

Does anyone else randomly have a pajama crisis in the middle of summer or am I the only one? Confession: I usually stock up on pajamas during the holiday season, because let’s be honest, that is when stores break out their strongest pajama game.
This year I was a little late on the stock-up and by the time I got around to it the selection was pretty low… luckily, the summer pajama game is pretty cute for the summer!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Guest Post :: 5 Style Mistakes No Bridesmaid Should Make

I just recently got engaged so when Peter Minkoff wanted to write a wedding related post I was super excited! Right now I am leaning towards only having my sister in my wedding, but it is definitely an exciting time and it is always exciting to be invited to be in a wedding. So for today here are the five style mistakes no bridesmaid should make!
Being asked to be a bridesmaid is something many girls enjoy and are happy about. It is usually your best friend, and it is a perfect occasion to look great and have a good time. If the bridesmaid dresses are not all the same, you can incorporate a bit of your style in the outfit, but make sure you don’t make these common mistakes. 

Wearing Mini, Provocative Dresses

Unless the bride specifically asked for this type of dress (which we doubt), you should stay away from mini, revealing dresses, especially if they are too tight as well. Firstly, it is not an appropriate wedding attire for any guest, but you as a bridesmaid want to look a certain way. The best choice, you can't go wrong with are midi dresses because they allow you to play with patterns, prints, and length. A knee-length body dress will look amazing, regardless of it being tight. Or if you want something a bit lighter, an empire waist dress can be a great option for a bridesmaid.

Avoid Dresses Similar To A Wedding Dress

Needless to say, a wedding is the most important day for the bride and the groom, so naturally, they should get all the attention. If for example the theme of the wedding is light colors, and you show up in a maxi, white dress it wouldn't be fair to the bride. This is why, if you are wearing light colors, make sure they are not pure white, and that the dress doesn’t have many similarities with a true wedding gown. This means, without much lace, pearls or glitter. You can be creative here and get a jumpsuit, which will clearly not be the bride’s outfit choice and add an interesting belt to make it more stylish. 

Heavy Makeup And Hair

Along those lines of not stealing the attention from the bride, it is worthwhile mentioning to keep it nice and simple. This means no heavy makeup or complex hairstyles. Keep it natural and soft, especially if you don’t know what the bride’s makeup and hair are going to look like. Unless it’s her desire, don’t use accessories in your hair, and if you think that is a good option, you can suggest it to the bride, and have all bridesmaids wear it. Loose waves, or straight hair, even a high pony tale are good options for a hairstyle. As long as the makeup goes, you can’t really be that wrong. 

Not Respecting The Bride’s Wishes

If a bride has a certain dress code, she wants you to follow, respect that wish. It is her wedding, and she gets to choose that. If the dress happens to not be your style, try to compensate in another way, like picking your jewelry or shoes. After all, you are there to help the bride with everything, so you should also be thoughtful about outfits. But we are sure you won't have any problems since most brides today choose gorgeous dresses for their bridesmaids as well.

Not Speaking Up

We mentioned multiple times that you should respect the bride's wishes. However, sometimes you may feel uncomfortable in a dress that she has picked. It is important to speak up and say that, and see if you can make a deal with the bride, to choose something you feel more comfortable in. Most brides just want everyone to be happy and cheerful, so this will probably not be a problem. And it is important to you because you will be able to relax and help her and everyone else enjoy the magical day. So, if something bothers you, find a compromise with the bride.
Being a bridesmaid makes you feel so happy and special. If you want your friend’s wedding to be just perfect, follow the tips we gave here are you can’t go wrong. After all, you can be creative in every outfit and add something of your style.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Happy Hour Time

Well helloooo Friday! It is so nice to finally see you again! I have to say this week, and this month for that matter, have seem to go by in the blink of an eye; I seriously cannot believe that it is already August! I hope everyone has some wonderful plans for the upcoming weekend. Here’s to good times spent with friends and family and great memories to be made. Cheers!

“Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.”

Drink Special! 
Scarlett O’Hara 
½ounces southern comfort bourbon
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 dash fresh lime juice
ice cubes
shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass

Around Town!
Nashville, TN: Wine and Wishes 2019 at Page Rd, Nashville, TN. 37205
Louisville, KY: Shawn Mendes at KFC Yum! Center, Saturday, August 3, 7:30om
Savannah, GA: 7thAnnual Savannah Voice Festival at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Saturday, August 3, 2:00pm
Charleston, SC: Crème Day La Crème Premier Day Party Experience at Shisha Ultra Lounge, Saturday, August 3, 4:00pm
Little Rock, AR: Little Rock Night Market at The River Market Pavilions, Friday, August 2, 5:00pm

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Confession: the Nordstrom anniversary sale is pretty much my favorite sale of the entire year. Sadly there are only a few days left to shop the sale, but upside, there are still a few great finds to be found!
This sale is the perfect opportunity to stock up on a few closet staples, and do a little {very} early holiday shopping. I love how there are always endless amounts of fall and winter items included in these sales. This time of year in Nashville the air is so thick that I can’t help but dream of a cool fall day, chunky sweaters, and the crunch of leaves under my feet. Here are a few of my favorite sale items!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Guest Post :: 5 Stylish Ways To Wear Silk

There are few things in life you can count on, but one thing that can always be garneted is that fashion is always changing, except for a few classic staple that have been around for decades; silk being one of them. Silk is in in a major way this year. Two of my personal favorites are silk blouses and silk scarves. Today Peter Minkoff is sharing five stylish ways to wear scarves!
Fashion trends change all the time. Pieces go in and out of style, so sometimes you have to make a calculated risk about what you want to spend your money on. Accessories and details are a big part of it and picking the right designs and fabrics as well. This time we are talking about one safe choice, and that is silk, and about ways, you can wear it and look stylish.

A Classic-Silk Blouse 

Let’s start from looks for many daily occasions that include a silk blouse. A pinkish nude, silk blouse with high waisted jeans or black cigarette pants will look effortless yet amazing. You can wear it with pumps, sandals, or ballet flats depending on the occasion. Complete the look with a lacquered purse and big sunglasses or a nice silver wristwatch, and you will be ready to go. You can even wear a silk skirt as a part of your work outfit with a pencil skirt or formal pants. 

Silky Details Make All The Difference

If your wardrobe consists of basic pieces, you can style every outfit by throwing in some details. Silk scarves are a great way to complete any outfit either by wearing them around your neck or playing even more and tying them to your purse or even making a headband. Animal prints are pretty popular this year, so you can go for leopard print scarf and wear it with a beige shirt dress, and some leopard print slippers. One more detail you can try are silk scrunchies. They are better for your hair because they are gentle and won't break it, they are trendy and look cute. 

Versatility Of Silk Dresses

When you want to look stunning for any special occasion, a silk dress is something you can't go wrong with. A maxi, slit dress, and a bit of cleavage will look sexy and glamorous. One example can be olive green, dark red, or very light-yellow dress with crossed straps on the back, and high heel sandals. A low, messy bun, with some shiny earrings and subtle makeup, and your look will be complete. Another option you can try is a tight, siren shaped silk dress, perfect for a cocktail party or any fancy event you have to attend. However, no matter how formal it sounds, you can style silk dresses with belts, sneakers and even boots and turn them into street fashion and chic outfits. 

A Night-Out Silk Crop Top

For a crazy night out, when you want to look fancy and trendy, you can wear a silk crop top with basically anything high-waisted. A black, tight, pencil skirt with a slit in the back, and a black, silk, spaghetti strap crop top will make you look fierce and attractive. If this is too much for you, you can go with loose leg pants which will create a good contrast between the sexy top and casual bottoms. Pastel colors, green or blue will also look amazing in this combination, making it even more fashionable. 

Silk Shoes And Silk Detailing On Them

The first thing you think about when you hear silk shoes is wedding outfits. However, silk shoes can be an amazing detail for any simple outfit you want to style up a bit. Gray, royal blue or even red with a big buckle in the front can be a part of any luxurious look, or even a jeans and blouse outfit. If your style is a bit more casual, a good way of incorporating silk into your shoes is to get sneakers with silky shoelaces that are a big hit this season. They can be a part of your daily outfits with jeans or shorts or even certain going-out looks that include cotton, body dresses when you don’t want to look too dressed up. For a more edgy yet feminine look, get bold colors, and if you like the flirty, girly looks, pastel pinks and nudes, or even floral patterns are a good option. 
Silk is normally considered a sexy fabric, but luckily for anyone who likes it out of the lingerie area, there are ways to wear it as a part of different outfits. Even the smallest details can change the whole vibe and create a more interesting look, so try some of these tips and see for yourself.