Monday, September 1, 2014

Lip Gloss Junkie::Summer Beauty Edit

Ahhhh...Summer. My favorite time of year. Life just feels a little more laid back. There's nothing like some sweet tea sippin' on the front porch swing. But, then there is the heat. Here in the South it gets HOT and humid. Makeup basically melts off your face the minute you walk outside. And, just forget about doing your hair. No need. So, I like to keep it simple. Lightweight shadow, a little mascara and the perfect sheer lip color.
 
Since it's now Labor Day, heralding the end of the summer I hold so dear, I thought it would be fun to share a few of the "can't live without" beauty products that I have been loving all summer long!
Ok, I would like to say this eye cream works wonders after all of my late nights out partying. But, it's actually just my lifesaver after night after night of NO SLEEP because I am 7 months pregnant. Oh, and my 4 year old is the worst sleeper known to mankind. This stuff is legit, y'all. And, it feels sooooo good after you apply. It's a serious must have. No dark circles, no puffiness. Amen.

This drugstore stuff is a weightless gel color with a hint of shine. It just gives you that gorge, natural look.

Throw some of this on after you shower and your skin will thank you. Seriously, it's the best body lotion I've ever used. And, the smell? Delish!

This is the perfect summer shadow. Why? Because... "Infallible Eyeshadow provides sweatproof, waterproof, crease-resistant wear with velvet-soft texture that blends easily, providing luminous color with a smooth, even finish." Bam. 

While we are at it, let's just talk about the effect that little to no sleep has on your WHOLE face. I swear, I feel like I have aged 10 years since having kids, er, I mean after all of my partying like a rockstar...This, my friends, is a magic potion. You will wake up with a glow. Trust me. 

There ya have it! My beauty round-up for the summer. Have a product you can't live without this summer? Hit me up in the comments section below.

xoxo
Carrie

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cole Swindell::"I Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" video

We are not lacking for adorable, sweet guy clients over here at Amber Lehman Styling.  Cole is one of our newest, and we just LOVE him.  He's wearing the heck out of some John Varvatos in this video.  Loving the jacket and the black tee, which both fit to perfection.  Our girl Stephanie, the lead in this piece, is wearing lots of Charlene K bangles and Diana Warner Studio earrings.

          

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aritizia Fall '14

One of THE stores I always stop over in when I'm visiting NYC is Aritzia.  It is Canada-based, but has a massive two-story outpost in Soho.  I think they get it so right with their neutral palette and breezy silhouettes, and the price point is so manageable for the quality.  I've loved every Aritzia piece I've ever owned!  You can shop online of course, and I have gotten super pumped for Fall perusing their look book this morning.  Here are some of my faves from it!





Monday, August 25, 2014

White Jeans in the Fall? Yes.

One of the questions I get asked the most is when do I need to stop wearing my white jeans. Can we all just get over the antiquated "no white after Labor Day" thing and band together and decide we are going to wear them all year?  Cold weather has never stopped Beyonce from wearing leotards and neither should a little chill in the air deter us from our white jeans.  Below is a look I love for Fall.  The key is to warm up your jeans with some cozy knits and warm tones.  Steer clear of spring-y colors and fabrics, and you've got yourself a winner. 

Below this are even more looks I love that I found on Pinterest. Duh.

1.  Rowhouse Sweater by Madewell // The jean:  2. Seven For All Mankind Kimmie (on sale!) // 3. Bauble Bar necklace // 4. Rag & Bone 'Newbury' ankle boot  // 
5. Lizzie Fortunato clutch // 6. Essie nail polish in inky cobalt blue





Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fall Trends::Outerwear

So, new development around here.  We recently started doing fashion workshops for those of you biz folks out there (or non-biz folks!)  If you want us to come speak to your group about dressing professionally or do a fun talk on trends, we're your girls!  

During our most recent talk at CAA, we covered some of the upcoming Fall trends, so I thought I would share with all of you as well!  I will hit each trend (going clockwise) and pick a fave or two from what's out there.  

It's not too early to start thinking about Fall, right?  It's SO hot in Nashville this week that everything I'm wearing is literally clinging to every nook and cranny.  I am DREAMING of furry layers.  

The Blanket Coat:  Not the world's most flattering outerwear, but basically like wearing a throw and who doesn't love a good fashion-y throw blanket?

ON SALE AT URBAN!!! $29

The slouchy (moto) jacket:  Everything is looking super loose out there right now.  See the normcore trend if you aren't familiar.  Moto is always good in my book and make it relaxed and I'm in.  This exact jacket is from Madewell.  And here's another that looks kinda like a trench below.

Free People oversize knit jacket, $168

The furry coat:  When I think of a big furry coat it reminds me of playing in my great "Auntie's" closet as a little girl.  If you actually have a mink from your great aunt Ethel, then that's even better. If you don't, I submit this beaut to you.

Vintage Faux Fur Coat, $125.76

The army anorak:  This jacket is the perfect piece to transition your summer sundresses 
to the chilly days of Fall. The one above is from Piperlime and only $98! 

Pretty much obsessed with this one.  So perfectly slouchy!  $58

The moto vest:  Another great transitional piece for over summer dresses.  I also love this over a simple t-shirt dress or added to a basic (think Ann Taylor) shift dress to 
rock it up a bit.  A moto vest is the perfect day to night piece for all you gals headed to drinks from the office.  

TARGET!!! On clearance for $19.58


Friday, August 15, 2014

Sister C Photo Shoot

We were really inspired by rockin' girls for the most recent photo shoot I did with X Factor contestants, Sister C.  Their saucy song is called "Ladies of the South" and we wanted the shoot to reflect a more rocking side to them.  I will highlight a couple of my fave pieces we picked up below the images.  Happy weekend!




Shakuhachi Luna Leather Jumpsuit (on Cirby far left, bottom pic)

BCBG Leather Bustier Dress (on Carly, far left, top pic)

Serenity Body Chain by Free People (on Celbi top pic, middle)


                             

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, and Justin Moore::"Small Town Throwdown" Video

       

This video looks like a party, and that it was. It was REALLY HOT outside, but we had a LOT of fun. We dressed Justin and Thomas Rhett for this.  Justin is wearing a Wrangler button-up that we custom fit for him, and I am really loving the neck on the t-shirt that TR is wearing from Scotch and Soda.  Not too deep, not a v-neck, really stretchy and breathable. Great for touring and hot festival dates!!

Scotch and Soda Crew Neck T-shirt, $39

Beth and I on the road en route to the "Throwdown." Yes, we are glistening and yes my bangs are pasted to my forehead in a very unflattering way.