Friday, September 26, 2014

The Perfect Necklace

I used this necklace during some footage we shot of Danielle Bradbery last week, and we all agree that it's the perfect everyday necklace. Would look great for work with a shift dress, would look great layered with some shorter keepsake pieces and a v-neck tee...looks vaguely rock-n-roll with it's dogtag feel, but classic enough to not look like you're actually trying to be a rockstar. You can find this baby at Madewell, and while we're at it...WELCOME TO NASHVILLE, MADEWELL!  We are SO GLAD you finally came to hang :). 

Madewell Ensign Necklace, $48

Monday, September 22, 2014

Transitions::Fall

It's about that time, and I'm SO excited. Fall. When the pumpkin section at Trader Joe's looks like a hurricane is approaching, and when you need to grab a light jacket on the way out the door. One of the most important things in fashion this time of year to get a lotta bang for your buck is knowing how to transition your summer pieces to Fall. You don't need a whole new wardrobe just yet, so a well-placed jacket and a change of shoes can be all you need.

In this outfit that Carrie put together, you have your petal pink summer maxi. You take off the thong sandals, and add a bootie. Exchange your straw clutch for a black leather one. Top it all off with a black moto jacket and 'voila'. We basically stole this girl's look and made it easy for you to shop. In all these pics, summer outfits are slightly tweaked making them Fall-appropriate. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte .




1 Mango pleated maxi dress, $59.99 // 2 F21 Faux Leather Moto Jacket $29.80 // 3 Braided double wrap belt, BCBG, $34 // 4 Fossil Erin Foldover Clutch, $148 // 5 Kelly Wearstler cocktail ring, $147.50 // 6 dv by Dolce Vita booties, $47.99

Add a denim jacket and some flat boots to a knit dress. Pinned here.

Exchange your tank for a sweatshirt with this adorable leather mini. Pinned here.

Add a cardi and booties to an easy jeans and silk tank combo. Pinned here.

Put a long sleeve shirt under a shift dress and add tights. Pinned here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Danielle Bradbery::Acuvue

Last week I worked with my lovely lil' Danielle Bradbery on a shoot for Acuvue, the contact lenses. She did a concert here at J.T. Moore Middle School that was SO FUN. We may have all teared up a little when she was singing Katy Perry's "Roar" and the entire gymnasium started singing along. Slightly awkward middle schoolers shouting out "I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar." COME ON. Forget about it. I was done-zo.

Her outfit had to match the feel of the piece we did, where she is in a mentor role. But two things I wanted to point out are the jeans and the shoes. The jeans are a steal at $68--just perfectly mid-rise enough to hold everything in, and a good amount of stretch. The shoes are the best cognac color and surprising no one, they have fringe on them, my love language. 


Free People 'Roller' Crop Skinny Jean

Sam Edelman Louie bootie

Monday, September 15, 2014

Brett Eldredge::"Mean To Me" video

What can I say about this video. We found a suit that fit like a glove and sat back and watched the magic happen in Chicago. It's super gorge and super fitting for the song. And ladies, just get ready. (insert smiley face emoji with heart eyes here.) Byeeeeeee.

          

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Suddenly So Cute::Old Navy

While I was home in Louisiana last weekend, I took my bi-annual trip to the Pecanland Mall in Monroe, LA. Sure the roof was leaking all over, it's in terrible shape, and there's a food court restaurant called "Food 'n' Food" and a salon called "Hair We Go", but I've never been one to sneeze at any mall. I don't often make it to an Old Navy, but decided to stop in since I had nothing else really going on. Let me just say, I was pretty shocked. I texted Carrie "somehow I just spent $100 at Old Navy." I truly couldn't believe how many cute things there were and for not just Theo. Me too! 

I know a lot of us don't love spending a ton of money on those especially trendy pieces for our wardrobe, so ON this season might be where you need to head to unexpectedly drop a hundred dollars. Don't expect these duds to last more than a couple seasons, but for this price, who cares? Here are some of my faves from the site right now. 


1 Tweed jacket, $39.94 // 2 Animal print belt, $16.94 // 3 Ooh La La sweater, $29.94 // 4 Felt baseball cap, $12 // 5 Felt smoking flats, $24.94 // 6 Elbow sleeve jersey dress, $29.94 // 7 Crinkle chiffon skirt, $20

Other things I love: this drop waist gingham dress (!), shiny skirt, and these lace-up sneakers.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fall Trends::Accessories

On this Friday the first weekend of the NFL season, let's get a little girly with accessories. All of these pieces will be equally great for your tailgate party or for your everyday life. 

Thank God for football and thank God for jewelry! Here are some of my fave things coming for Fall accessories. Hope your team wins (unless they are playing the New Orleans Saints in which case I hope you get stomped)!!

The bucket bag:  If you must (Oh, you twisted my arm) buy a new purse this fall, may I submit to you this fun shape.  You may never actually find your keys again in this cavernous thing, but you'll sure look adorbs walking instead of driving to all your destinations.  And think of all the calories you will burn carrying its weight.

Madewell Lafayette Bucket Bag, $198 (absolute perfection)

The boys baseball cap:  Has been around for a few seasons now, but loving the style with different fabrics like leather and wool as an alternative to a beanie for the chillier temps. 
The hat pictured above is here

J. Crew Colorblock Wool Baseball Cap, $39.50

A great scarf:  Of course I am super-biased about fashionABLE scarves because I help design them, but oh my gosh, they are also SO DARN CUTE.  The scarf pictured above and below is called the Eden, and it is the perfect thickness for Fall and early Winter but so super soft and cozy. You gotta have a scarf to keep the chill away, and it may as well support an amazing cause. 
Eden Scarf in charcoal, marigold, terracotta and ivory, $65

Dainty rings:  Have been loving this look for a while, and it's still going strong. Stack on as many as you can handle. Rose gold is a particular favorite of mine right now. 

Tiara Romance Ring on Fab.com, $35.84

The lariat necklace:  I have one of these that Matt got me when we had Theo, and I get so many compliments on it. It is a great piece to spend a little money on because the shape is just so unique, and you'll want to wear it all the time and keep it forever. And might I suggest going ahead now and hinting to your husband about a "push present." It's pretty much the best and you've freaking earned it. 

Jennifer Zeuner Diamond Detail Double Mini Bar Lariat, $198
You can't really see the awesome detail on this, but there's a teeny tiny diamond on that bottom bar that is like the brandied cherry in the bottom of an amazing Manhattan--totally not necessary, but DANG.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Warby Parker Fall '14 Collection

Warby Parkers. I don't have any, but I definitely want some. And from their new Fall '14 collection, I want the Coley. The Coley comes in tortoiseshell, which I love, but I am particularly liking the clear frames. They look a little Parisian in that they are so dang cool without looking like they are trying too hard. And they will just make you seem smarter. Like my next-door neighbor whose kid only speaks French, and he's 3. I mean, smarter for sure. And think about it, they would go with any outfit too! 

I swear pregnancy made my eyes worse. Maybe I'm just getting older, but I'm sure that's not it. It was definitely pregnancy. So maybe these are my new glasses for the Fall to go with my new prescription. Go check out WP's whole new line here, and at Imogene + Willie here in Nashville. ANNNDD, remember that for every pair you buy, Warby Parker gives a pair to someone in need. Love that.

I went ahead and put my dream outfit together below with my new fave frames. Cool without trying too hard--a sweatshirt paired with sneakers and a pencil skirt. A great weekend going-to-brunch outfit for the Fall.
1 Wildfox 'ello sweatshirt, Shopbop // 2 Pencil skirt, Old Navy // 3 Warby Parker Coley crystal frame // 4 Mossimo quilted slip-on shoe // 5 CCSkye cuff bracelet // 6 DVF clutch

More images from the Fall collection!

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