Thursday, September 25


One of my biggest pet peeves when working out? When my hair comes loose and I have strands in my face. Simple solution would be to wear some kind of headband, but until now, every headband I've tried has either slipped off the back of my head or been too tight and given me a headache. Y'all share my same struggle?!

Enter BANDED a local company based in Franklin, TN, that makes a headband that doesn't slip, pull, or pinch. I've tried plenty of headbands before, and I can say that BANDED is a miracle worker. There are so many different designs and 3 different sizes - 1", skinny, and wide. You all know I love a company with a good mission (fashionABLE, Warby Parker) - well, for every BANDED purchase made, 3 meals are funded for children in Uganda. This month, BANDED celebrated providing one million meals! This is definitely a purchase you can make without having shopper's guilt.

To find out more about BANDED or shop the collection, click here.

Wednesday, September 24


Lou & Grey top  //  Loft booties  //  J.Crew jeans (old, similar)

After a hot summer, I think Nashville is finally starting to cool off for good. This past weekend got pretty warm, but most of the humidity is gone, which makes all the difference.

Dressing for this in-between weather can be tricky. It is typically around high 50s, low 60s in the morning, but can warm up to low 80s by afternoon. Thoughts that go through my head: Is it too early to wear boots? When can I start breaking out sweaters? Am I being too eager wearing this jacket? Life as a girl is tough!

Luckily, booties are back for another year and although my boyfriend hates them, I happen to love them.  They serve as the perfect transitional shoe in early fall. They aren't as heavy as riding boots, but don't make you look like you can't let go of summer. I paired them with a pair of jeans and a super comfortable top from Loft's new line Lou & Grey (I'm obsessed). Throw on a jacket or replace the top with a sweater for cooler temps and I have effortlessly transitioned from early fall to late fall!

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Tuesday, September 23


It is officially fall, y'all! Fall is one of my absolutely favorite seasons because it means crisp days, football Saturdays, THANKSGIVING, and of course, cozy layers and fun new clothes!

These are just a few things I'm loving for fall. I'm not typically a flats person (I like a little bit of a heel), but something about those leopard sneakers are just calling to me. This olive green vest from Old Navy would be perfect to throw on over a sweater during cooler days and you can't beat the price. Also loving this chartreuse skirt, cozy pocket sweater and pretty scarf. I think I would get more than enough wear out of these pieces through fall and the winter months!

What are you loving for fall? Any splurges you are making?


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Monday, September 22


Well, I only meant for my blog hiatus to be a week... but it turned to two. The good news is I have some great posts lined up over the next few weeks - from food to fashion to home decor - and will be announcing a fun collaboration in the next couple of weeks. 

So life, recently. I have officially moved into my new apartment and although there are still boxes in my bedroom and the dining room and I haven't hung everything on the wall, it's getting there, and I love the new place. Sneak peeks to come soon!

 Ole Miss came to Nashville to play Vanderbilt at LP Field. Had a great weekend cheering on the Rebs and hanging out the latest and greatest of Nashville - Acme Feed & Seed.

Also made it to a few Live on the Green shows - most notably The Lone Bellow. They are unreal live. Newest fan/stalker.... sorry for the lame iPhone picture!

Attended the grand opening of Madewell at the Green Hills Mall. It was a hipster's dream come true, and I have never seen so many trendy people in one small space. Really excited that we have Madewell in Nash... it just makes sense, you know?!

This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the Music City Food + Wine Festival, presented by Food & Wine Magazine. It was 2 days of pure food and alcohol bliss, and it reminded me yet again how lucky I am to live in Nashville. We got to try food from the best restaurants in Nashville, wine and spirits from all over the country, and watch some of the best talent in demos. My favorite was Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods) - he was the last of the day and Tim Love and Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon) joined him midway through his presentation and were absolutely hysterical.


Hope you all have a great week. Thanks for sticking around in my absence - New posts coming every day this week!

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Tuesday, September 9


It's been silent or very off and on around here for the past month, and while moving isn't necessarily an excuse, it's my excuse. It is exhausting, expensive, and time consuming to move! I'm finally feeling a little bit more settled, but have no Internet in my apartment. Needless to say I'm a little behind in the blog world, but I'm hoping that I will be back to normal posting very soon. 

Wednesday, September 3


Has everyone recovered from their Labor Day weekend festivities? I think it took me all of yesterday to remember what working was.... yikes. But that just means my weekend felt super long and relaxing! Ready for a weekend recap?! This is going to be long, and I really apologize in advance... but too much good stuff not to share!

Meet two friends for dinner at Tacombi. Have the crispy fish and pork belly tacos - yum. Highly recommend. Follow up with dessert at Milk. Hi, cracked pie and cereal milk ice cream and cake truffles. You were amazing. 

Jane works till 2:00, so I wander down to SoHo and aimlessly shop. Literally the most perfect weather ever - 70s and NO humidity. Have a yummy smoothie at The Bean. Decide at 12:30 to slowly make my way to meet Jane for work. Walk through NYC up 5th Ave to the Flatiron building. Walk in Eataly, realize there are way too many people to handle, leave after approximately 30 seconds. Meet Jane. Go back to Madison Square Park for Shake Shack. 45 minute wait = worth it. Subway to Central Park to row boats in the reservoir but decide against it after seeing another really long line. Lay in the park, enjoying the weather and talk to my Grandma. Decide to get a macaroon at Laduree because even though we are stuffed we want one #yolo. Take subway back to East Village. Drink wine on Dorothy's rooftop, eat yummy pasta and cheese, go to Destinations for a couple beers. Sleep. WHEW!

It's gameday!!! Wake up weirdly early - attempt to rent Citi Bikes to go to the Brooklyn Bridge and fail miserably. Try to take the subway to Brooklyn Bridge and it's out of service for the weekend - another fail. Fill our sadness with an amazing donut from Gasoline Alley. Go to brunch a couple hours later at Fonda - cheers to the Dawgs and bottomless margaritas! Find some street merch on the way back to Jane's apt, hooray for a desk chair! Go to American Whiskey (UGA bar), watch Todd Gurly and crew crush Clemon #gurleyforheisman. Sleep.

Yet again wake up strangely early. Decide to seize the day, eat amazing avocado toast and ricotta toast at Two Hands. Walk through parts of Chinatown and Little Italy. Make it to the World Trade Center / Freedom Tower. So pretty. Continue walking through the financial district (we're explorers!) and see Stone Street - such a cool street with lots of restaurants and bars and open air seating. Have a late lunch at Chelsea Market with Kaitlyn who is visiting from DC! Nap because it's pouring rain. Meet Natalie for dinner at Keste and celebrate her engagement (yayyy!!!!!!) and eat more delicious food - this time, pizza! Sit in Washington Square Park and enjoy each other's presence.

Ate NYC bagels from Tompkins Square, walked to find a book for me to read on the plane, and off I was to JFK. I had the best weekend in NYC visiting Jane and I'm so glad I took Friday off so I got an extra day. I'm not kidding when I say I think I gained 10 pounds on the trip and walked all of Manhattan, but it was all worth it. Thanks Janie!!! I will be back soon :)

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