Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Insta-Round Up


Nashville is pretty awesome. Especially in the fall/winter. 

Photo 1: Downtown Nashville
Photo 2: Gearing up for cold(er) weather + vintage shoes
Photo 4: Music City Candy
Photo 5: Lights at The Stone Fox 
Photo 6: Gold Leaf for this DIY project
Photo 7: Zombie Flapper + Scientist 
Photo 8: Stuck on a bridge in Thanksgiving Day traffic
Photo 9: Snuggle Monster
Photo 10: Where's my latte?
Photo 11: Music City Candy
Photo 12: Champagne Jell-o shots for my best friend's birthday (recipe coming soon!).

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hoarding and Other Fun Stuff


Anyone who has known me for more than about five minutes knows that I love/need/crave change (except in my friendships/relationship, of course). I've had about every hair color on the planet and have been known to rearrange my furniture on a weekly basis. Not always a good idea since no one ever recognizes me and couches are really heavy. Lucky for the boy I live with/date, there's really only one logical place for the couch in our current apartment. I get my fix by rearranging all of the pillows. Weird.

I'm also a little bit of a hoarder, which makes changing things out pretty easy since I have like 12 of everything. Don't worry, I'm not a hoarder in a fast food wrapper/dead cats kinda way. In fact, I actually have some minimalist qualities, like, for example, I think people should really only own two pairs of pajamas and three towels. Seriously. Anything more and you're just going to end up with a pile of laundry that puts you in a bad mood or makes you feel guilty for doing something fun, like taking your grandma to the Zoo. And besides, all of those heinous bud-light pajama bottoms and ragged towels are taking up space where lots of pretty, useful, good-to-hoard things could live. Like shoes and silk scarves and old lady-ish animal broaches. You can never have enough of those things.

 I say all of this because I've been thinking a lot about changing (surprise) our apartment. And by changing, I just mean decorating it in general. We've decided we're going to stay in this building for another year (or longer) and we haven't done much in the entire year we've been here except paint our previously orange bedroom (it was that way when we moved in and it was TERRIBLE). We did buy some some chairs and a credenza and I bought some bronze cat statues, to my favorite human's dismay. But all that stuff doesn't exactly equal a great apartment.  While I really love furniture and interior design and all that mess, in some ways it makes me really anxious. I know that I don't like kitsch. I don't like black. I don't like anything too contemporary. Anything upholstered in red velvet makes me want to puke. But other than those things, I couldn't really tell you what I do like.

 I've noticed that my Pinterest is filled with all-white interiors, which seems weird since that's not what I  gravitate toward clothing wise. Does your fashion taste influence the way you decorate your home or are your styles pretty different? How do you approach interior design?

As far as my wardrobe goes, lately I've drawn to super saturated colors like these:













I just don't know if I'd want to go so far as to paint with them. While I'm really into the idea of using wallpaper (I like both this and this), I don't know if I want to bother with it since we don't own the place and I'm not sure how long we'll be here. I don't want to put work into something if, like usual, I'm going to want to change it in a week (this is what I'm trying to avoid). Where do I begin?

(Image 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)








Friday, July 13, 2012

Catching Up

{Vintage Skirt, Gap tank, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Qupid sandals, Kate Spade gold bangle, UAL bracelet} 

I'm only slightly embarrassed to admit how excited I am to join the slew of bloggers out there who post photos of/with their dog/dogs. Monster has kept me pretty busy lately between trips outside to pee and weekly puppy school (he's the class president). He's a boxer, so he has lots of energy and makes a lot of insane faces like the one above. I may or may not rock him to sleep every night. I could be crazy.

In other exciting news, I BECAME AN AUNT LAST WEEK! Baby Addison was so excited to hang out with her family and friends that she decided to come two months early, so needless to say things have been a little crazy in my family lately. I know I've said it before, but I'll be on a regular blogging schedule soon, I swear. 

As far as fashion goes, this banana yellow skirt/mess used to be a dress. A really ridiculous dress that I loved. One botched alterations job later and it is now a skirt.  Win some, lose some. 



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Instagram Update: Meet Monster + Other Fun Stuff


I'd like to introduce you to my handsome puppy, Monster. He's been taking up a lot of my time lately, but I plan to be back on a regular blogging schedule soon. Until then, here's a little Instagram photo diary of what I've up to lately!

 {splurged on new products}

 {spent a lazy day at the park}

 {danced the night away with this handsome fella}

 {broke in these beauties}

 {watched one of my best friends in this world get married}

 {ate a super classy Waffle House breakfast}

{wore pretty much nothing but t-shirts}

{reached hoarder status}

{snuggled with this guy}

Monday, May 7, 2012

Nashville Farmers' Market

{Zara pants, Target shirt, Kimchi Blue pumps, vintage bracelet, gold cuff— purchased from Gilt Groupe, Nashville Farmers' Market hat, Linea Pelle bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses}

I think I could go to the Nashville Farmers' Market every day of my life and never tire of it. I feel instantly happy as soon as I walk through those doors and am bombarded with rows and rows of color. The free food samples might have something to do with that, too. 

I may or may not have returned home with five bags of gourmet popcorn on my last visit. 

Hope you have a happy Monday! 







Thursday, April 12, 2012

R&R

 {Steven Alan shirt, thrifted Gap shorts, DIY ribbon belt, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Urban Outfitters shoes}

We've had some really nice weather here in Nashville lately. Knowing that unbearable humidity (soon enough I'll look like this) and 100° days are just around the corner, I plan to spend all of my free time in the next few weeks at the park across the street. 

Clothing wise, I like to keep things pretty simple when park frolicking. To me, there's nothing worse than seeing a girl overly "done up" for something as simple as a day at the park (although it can be fun to watch the makeup melt off faces). Give me a good Steven Alan button-up shirt, a pair of old denim cutoffs, and a quick swipe of pink lipstick and I'm good to go.

Speaking of Steven Alan, I'd like to share with you a film (Directed by James Clauer) that Dustin Lane—the other half of this blog—shot for Nashville's nD Festival (the event was waaaaaaay back in October) to benefit the Belcourt Theatre. The film, which features the fashions of designer, Steven Alan, premiered on the last night of the festival. Ultimately, over $45,000 was raised for The Belcourt Theatre's Education and Engagement Programs. Since I was a lazy blogger and never got around to posting about the event, you can head on over to Zarna's blog to get the scoop. 





Saturday, April 7, 2012

Wearing Orange

 {Vintage skirt, Target shirt, Aldo pumps, necklace and sunglasses—unknown, Michael Kors watch}

I think it's safe to say that I am the only Tennessee resident who is not a sports fan. As a result, I have never been one to wear orange. Perhaps it's been out of fear that I'd end up looking like this. With the onset of warmer weather, however, I've recently found myself drawn to the color (I've got my eye on these pillows for my all-white bedroom). As someone who hoards collects vintage clothing, the ladylike shape of this skirt keeps me feeling like myself while trying something new.