So Valentines Day…you and I both know the pressure is on. The expectations can be so dang high sometimes that you just want to throw in the towel and order a heart shaped pizza(which isn’t a bad thing). So this year I decided to do a little post on how to make Valentines Day a little easier. So let’s go you little lovers!! First off…DIY arrangements and decor.

Uhhhh $70 roses?! Ain’t nobody got time for that. Do you know how many dozens of roses you can get at Whole Foods for $70 plus the delivery fee?? 7 DOZEN ROSES if you buy the deal on the double dozen!! So make it easy on yourself and do a diy bouquet. What woman wouldn’t love to walk in to her kitchen and see not one dozen, but a few? Another thing I love is holiday decor. Never underestimate the statement a few balloons or a little banner can make. I love companies like Shop Studio Pep to bring holiday inspo to life like I did here. I got the balloons from them as well as the little XOXO banner. Or you could make it yourself. I also LOVE my letter board from Letterfolk. You can switch out the letters to make it say whatever you want! This is also the perfect Valentines Day gift!!

Another thing I LOVE to do to make the day easier is to buy premade desserts. Yes from scratch is from the heart, but so is picking up the phone and dialing in to Sprinkles Cupcakes. Or you can do what I did here and buy a pre made brownie mix and add that special touch by baking them in heart shaped ramekins.

Short Set: Zimmerman // Duster: Brown Allen

Ok now for a couple easy gift ideas. So HERE is a YouTube video on what to get your lover for this special day, but below are a couple shots of my favorite easy ideas from the video. I LOVE the underwear subscriptions from MeUndies! It’s Kyle’s favorite gift I’ve ever given him he says. You get a new pair of what ever style underwear you want(men or women) each month and the design is a surprise! These high end underwear are typically $24 but with the subscription are only $16. And then I love Shutterfly for free prints! I got TONS of prints in all sizes for Kyle and I for FREE with the app, I just paid around $20 for shipping and handling. But for what I ordered, I felt that was a steal. I then place them in a photo album or frame for a sweet personalized gift.

Sweater: Spiritual Gangster 

And last but NEVER EVER EVER least…beauty. Now you can watch a thousand of my YouTube vids on whatever makeup look you want to recreate at home, but lets talk hair…because we can’t get that hair Valentines ready without going to a salon right…WRONG!! Let me introduce you to my new favorite products to freshen your color and hair between salon visits from dpHue.  So this line is a game changer in the world of at home hair care…especially for a blonde. The further I get away from a fresh color the brassier my hair gets. Throwing something on there to tone it has always helped but I could never find the right product that worked, or didn’t dry out my hair, until I found this line. So they have the Cool Blonde Shampoo that’s what I use first as I would use a normal shampoo, then I follow that up with the Cool Blonde Conditioner. I LOVE these products for blondes!! And I’ve included them in the post because of course, a fresh beautiful head of hair is super important for Valentines Day prep and to make it easy, you can now do this at home.

When I’m not using the Cool Blonde shampoo and conditioner I love dpHUE’s Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, which I follow up with their Leave In Hair Therapy. It makes my hair so soft and since my hair is baby fine and fragile, that leave in hair therapy helps with detangling, protecting it from heat, restoring the ph balance and soooooo much more. You should REALLY check these products out for easy V-Day prep, but also just in general! Here are all these products below…

So you see?? Valentines Day can be made a little easier! I mean, it’s all about the love anyways right!? So I hope you guys loved this blog post and feel free to share it with your friends and loved ones to help them prep for the big day!! Thanks so much for reading!! All the products are linked below:

Photos By: Lindsey Grace at Wild Native

This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own and all products are ones I love and use.

Want to see my faves from our engagement shoot?! Well I thought it was about time…see the outfits linked at the end as well as a video I put together on how to style the perfect engagement shoot.

 

My Gold Dress: Nicole Miller

My White Dress: Zimmerman

My Sequin Blazer: IRO

My Black Dress: Monrow

Photos By: Chloe Wen

And I also did a video on how to style the perfect engagement shoot on my YouTube channel!! Check that out here! And thanks so much for reading!!

 

You know I love my city…and especially during Christmas!! Nashville comes alive during the holidays! So I partnered with the Music City Marketplace and Visit Music City to bring you some fun gift ideas all from local businesses. A few other bloggers participated as well. I’ll link them below. So basically what we did was curate a stocking.  We each chose our own favorites and our stockings runneth over. Here are shots of my picks and I’ll be sure to let you know what each item is and the price…but the best part is…you can get all of this at the Music City Marketplace! The most precious store filled with local goods in the heart of Nashville. Here are my favesssss….

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Wink Wink Paper Co. Nashville Print // $36.00

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The Greatest Album Covers of All Time book // $19.95

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Aviate Brand BNA Hat // $35.00

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Marble Guitar Cheesboard // $30.00

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Studio Vertu Handmade Nashville Coaster // $10.99

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Hummingbird Factory Hello Tea Towel // $15.00

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Hummingbird Factory Hello Tea Towel // $15.00

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Paddywax 8oz Apothecary Candle in Sea Salt & Sage // $19.00

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Nisolo Lori Tote in Oak // $158.00

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Seraphine Designs Pyrite 14K Gold Plated Bracelet // $225.00

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DCXV Industries White I Believe in Nashville Unisex Tee // $24.99

So I hope you love my local finds!! Also I want to shout out the awesome local photographer who shot these pics for me, Amy Richmond. She shoots really awesome polaroids as well. She’s so cool! And thanks to the TN Textile Mill who made the stockings for us. Also check out the other bloggers’ features on their site if you want to see some more!! Thanks for reading! All the places and bloggers linked below.

The Curated Stocking Participating Bloggers:

· Beth Sachan of Eat.Drink.Smile

· Laura Lea Goldberg of LLBalanced

· Kelly Henderson of Velvet’s Edge

· Landyn Hutchinson of Living With Landyn

· Greta Hollar of GretaHollar.com

And to visit these awesome places in our city here are their links:

Visit Music City click HERE

Music City Marketplace click HERE

Music City Marketplace’s Instagram click HERE

 

Sweatshirt: Wildfox (20% off)

DO NOT MISS THIS DAY!! If you are shopping online at all this holiday season, you will get the craziest deals of the year today only! Do yourself a favor and check out my finds her and my top sites to go to. Here are some things you can’t miss…

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Sweater: Wildfox // Jeans: Rag and Bone

The bow sweater that broke the dang internet. I love a holiday sweatshirt more than anyone in the United Sates of America and this is my favorite this year. Here are the others I’m loving now and with the cyber Monday sale on Shopbop you’ll get 20-25% off!

And now for another one of my favorites. You know the lace camis I wear all day er’day…well they’re ally 30% OFF!!!! So not miss these. Yes they’re pricey for a cami but when you get one you’ll see why they’re so high. They’re perfect with jeans or with a holiday skirt! Here’s my favorite one for holiday.

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Cami: Cami NYC (30% off) // Belt: Gucci // Jeans: Rag and Bone (20% 0ff) // Shoes: Steve Madden

Get these things stat if you’ve been eyeing them. You will not find a better deal all year…I promise. And lastly. The Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots that I have in 3 colors are 40% OFF HERE!!!

My other favorite sites with sales!

Cami NYC: HERE

Code: CYBERCAMI 30% off sitewide

Flare Jeans: HERE
Code: GOBIG16

Baublebar: HERE
Code: SAVE35 for 35% off 2 or more items

Chicwish: HERE
Code: BLK25

Shopbop: HERE
15-25% off with code: GOBIG16

Tarte: HERE
Code: 25% off with code WKEND
Neimans: HERE
Code: GC4YOU for 15-40% off
Saks: HERE
40% off Designer and earn a giftcard up to $750 with code CYBER16
Bergdorf: HERE
40% off designer

Don’t miss today…shop it like it’s hot.

Photos by: Chloe Wen

 

 

 

 

Ok, so this day is BIG. Be sure you don’t miss out on HUGE stewed sales today through next Monday Cyber Monday. So many of my absolute favorite sites are hugely discounted! Here my top 6 favorites…click the bolded link to go to the site with the SALESSSS!! And hurry!

ASOS

So many great basics and Christmas dresses!

20% off site wide with code: GOGOGO

CAMINYC

These are the lace camis I wear all the time. This is a staple that you NEED.

30% off site wide with code: CYBERCAMI

NORDSTROM

A favorite of mine for clothing and beauty always! Especially the new Charlotte Tilbury!

Extra 20% off Sale

SHOPBOP

My absolute favorite goto site for everything.

15-25% off site wide with code: GOBIG16

SHOW ME YOUR MUMU

I wear a ton of their dresses and rompers throughout the year!

40% off sale, dresses and rompers with code: MUMUSALE40

TARTE COSMETICS

One of my all time favorite makeup lines!!

25% off everything with code: FRIYAY

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!!

This is for all the mama’s, all the mama’s mamas, all the baby mama’s mamas, you know the drill. Whomever she may be….let me help you out. Whether you are shopping for your girlfriend, your sister or yourself, big mama’s got you. Here are my favorite picks for the girls! And check out my YouTube video on Thursday where I talk more in depth about my picks for her and show items not featured here.

So these are some of my faves. Click the icon on the image and it takes you right where to buy. Now let’s go a little more in depth on a few items.  So Rails everything for holiday. You know they’re my favorite of all time. And paired with a statement belt…like OMG.

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Dress: Rails La // Belt: Gucci 

This look with this statement belt is also rocking my world. I think a belt or bag or any accessory is a perfect gift for her.

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Belt: B-Low The Belt // Dupe Belt: Asos // Slip Dress: Urban Outfitters // Jacket: Rails La // Bag: Jennifer Haley

I also love the Leopard Cardigan I put in my gift guide. It’s perfect for the holidays and I purchased it for two people on my list!

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Cardigan: Show Me Your MuMu // Jeans: Goldsign // Shoes: Chinese Laundry

So these are a few of my fashion/accessory faves for her. Stay tuned for much more coming soon!! Thanks so much for reading!! Shop my looks here along with a few more of my picks for her!

Photos by: Chloe Wen 

 

 

 

Sweater: Free People

It’s here, the second most wonderful time of the year…sweater season!! It’s hot in Nashville, but I’m rebelling because it’s November. I’ve fallen in love these below.

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Sweater: Free People // Dress: Free People // Boots: Stuart Weitzman // Hat: Similar Here

I also LOVE the new Mara Hoffman sweater prints HERE.  They’re soooooooo beautiful. And if you’re like me, I wear the same leggings or jeans and the same t shirt everyday in the fall, changing out my sweaters to completely transform the look. Here are a couple shots of my faves that I ordered from the Mara collection(including a sweater like skirt).

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Top: Revolve // Skirt: Mara Hoffman // Boots: Sam Edelman

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Sweater: Mara Hoffman // Tank: Cami NYC // Jeans: Agolde // Booties: Rag and Bone // Bag: Jennifer Haley 

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Sweater: Madewell // Flannel: Rails // Jeans: DL1988

And there are a thousand more sweaters I’m loving now. Here are some more of my absolute favorites!

And shop my above looks here:

Thanks so much for reading guys!!! Be sure to check out my updated fall skincare HERE

Photos By: Chloe Wen

And it ends tonight!!! So stop what you’re doing, and shop it gurlllll. This is where I get literally everything, so I couldn’t let it go without showing you my faves from the biggest sale of the season. To see the whole site click HERE.

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Top: The Great // Jacket: Blank NYC // Jeans: Agolde // Boots: Rag and Bone

So these ruffle tees are my JAM! I love them under a jacket or a sweater and are such a great price on this sale. Shop them along with the outfit above here:

 

Also, I know y’all aren’t all crazy like me and spend a small fortune on Halloween sweatshirts every year…so it’s your lucky day! Some of my faves that I’ve even wearing are in this sale as well!! Get them 30% off right now!! Only until tonight though.  And they’ll be in in time for all the Halloween festivities! Shop the ones I have and love here…as well as the leggings and shoes I wear with them:

 

And here is one of my favorite little fall outfits ever that I put together and it’s all on sale…

img_1577 Sweater: Free People // Dress: Free People // Boots: Stuart Weitzman // Less Expensive: Here

 

And lastly all the flannel I wear and the ripped jeans that I adore are in the sale as well, so stock up!!

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Flannel: Rails LA // Jeans: Frame Denim

You can’t go wrong with this look. It’s my goto all fall! Shop it here:

 

Thanks so much for reading. Sorry this one was quick but I had to put something out there for all my peeps!! More grand things coming soon!! And check out my blog that just went live on my YouTube channel HERE.

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