I ❤ Nashville, Autumn, & Sundays
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
"The Best Camera is the One That's With You" - Chase Jarvis
I have to apologize for my blog being over run by quick iPhone snapshots lately. But really I should be apologizing to myself. While I agree with Chase Jarvis, there is just something about getting the right shot on my DSLR that feels so good. My photography has always given me that sense of pride and creative accomplishment that one truly needs, and I have been slacking hard. I made a promise to myself to pick it back up before all the leaves have fallen. Autumn in Nashville has proven to be quite a beautiful sight and I have those fuzzy fall feelings that I was hoping for here, and I'm happy. My outfit today displays my quintessential fall uniform - oversized sweater, warm socks and boots.
Speaking of fall, I'm on my dear friend Michele's blog, Short Girl, Long Island, guest posting for her super cool Teach Me Something Thursday feature. It's Dia de los Muertos themed and educational! ;) Check it out!
(p.s. You earn major points with me, or at least teenage me, if you know the inspiration behind today's posts title!)
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I am loving my new tattoo. I didn't even know I'd be getting one when I woke up Saturday morning, but I saw my friend Gabrielle at work and she filled me in on free Halloween tattoos at Trick-or-Treat Tattoo Boutique on the east side. Typically I'd stay far away from a cheap tattoo situation, but she had gotten one the night before at it was so cute, that I went right after work.
Afterward I went for a pumpkin spice chai latte at The Well. It was my first time there and I really enjoyed it. I love a good independent coffee shop.
Today I made breakfast for Andrew and I and we were out early enough for the matinee showing of Perks of Being a Wallflower, which was everything I wanted it to be. We got to spend the day together before he had to work at 5. Now I'm on the couch with my cup of tea watching Freaks and Geeks.
Nick Andopolis, you are the king of my heart.
I hope you all had an equally fun weekend!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Making: This post! My ongoing home project is a gray circle scarf that I'm crocheting.
Anticipating: Lunch (brussels sprouts cooked in coconut oil with some lemon pepper), having more than ten minutes with Andrew tonight (opposite schedules), Joyce Manor and Burning Love on 10/30, Thanksgiving (not to rush through October, but I'm ready for more family time)
Learning: Accounting! YAY
Listening to: Basement
Wearing: Tried and true suede and sherpa booties, skinny jeans, red and black flannel, green tam hat. It's pretty cold outside :)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The past few days of my life were spent at home, on Long Island and in Manhattan, with all (subtract one because Andrew couldn't make it) of the people that I love. Fall in New York is such an experience, every year, even for someone whose lived there for twenty five years. I'm so grateful that I was able to travel back there. My past five months in Nashville have been incredible, and in no way do I plan on leaving here any time soon. But the amount of love I have in my heart for New York is vast and left me feeling really full and inspired.
It felt so good to be home celebrating birthdays, marriage, life and each other with family and friends. After every wedding I've been to in recent years I leave with this feeling of "WHY did that night have to end?!". Weddings are great, man. I am so happy and proud of my cousin Dan and his wife, my new cousin-in-law Jackie. I'm also so glad that I got to spend as much time as I could with my friends, around fires, dancing and just having fun. Another highlight was the Ace Hotel in midtown Manhattan, where we stayed. So incredible. You can see all of my photos (and there are many) from this past week on my Instagram.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Hey guys! I'm really excited about today's entry which is coming to us from Anya Sarre, who is a celebrity stylist as well as a stylist with ShoeDazzle, a new mom, and an all around awesome lady. Anya reached out to me (how lucky am I?!) and has some really great ideas about creative styling and wardrobe recycling. I was totally into the idea of sharing them on my blog.
Thanks for the inspiration, Anya!
Thanks for the inspiration, Anya!
- You don’t have to own a huge closet filled with designer clothes to look good. You can mix and match the clothes that you already have in your closet! Create a stylish looks that fits your personality. The most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to dressing is that no matter what the latest trends are, the outfits you choose should be a reflection of who you are. If you feel comfortable in your clothes, you will feel confident. A person with a confident attitude will look good in anything.
- The best thing about fall and winter fashion is that they involve more dark and neutral colored clothing. Most looks involve several layers of clothing. This is ideal because you can create new looks with items that you already have in your closet. One of my favorite looks for the colder months are a pair of dark colored jeans, knee-high boots, and an over sized sweater. If you want to update this outfit with the current trends then wear a Peter Pan collar shirt under your sweater. A huge trend this season is embellished collars. You can easily make a collar necklace out of an old shirt and embellishing it with beads and sequins. If you have button down shirts then you sew on a few beads to the collar and wear it under a sweater or blazer.
I've never met a collar that I didn't like.
- Don’t put away your summer dresses just yet. Think about how you can transition them into fall and winter. If you have neutral colored dresses, add some patterned tights, ankle boots, and a sweater or blazer over them. You can wear a chunky sweater over a dress so that it looks like a skirt. You can also use some of your summer skirts and pants by pairing them with cold weather items. If you fell into the colored jean trend this summer then pair them with darker colors and chunkier knits to go with the season. Another way you can save some of your older jeans or pants is by dyeing them. I have several pairs of white jeans that have turned yellowish and dyed them using fabric dye. Now I have pants for these coming seasons in trendy colors, such as hunter green and maroon.
Floral printed shorts with green tights and a sheer long sleeved top.
- Creativity can turn any closet into a fashionista’s closet. If you are lacking inspiration, follow some fashion bloggers for great ideas. This is a great way to start working with the items that you already have and after a while you will find that you no longer need to look for inspiration to bring life to your choice of shoes, apparel and accessories.
- You can be that girl that always looks good in anything they wear. The important thing is to feel confident about what you are wearing. Get creative and start creating new looks from the clothes that you already own.
Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.
Be sure to visit the ShoeDazzle blog for more tips, tricks and inspiration!