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Tennessee Photo Diary

20130528-171238.jpg20130528-171327.jpgtake me back, take me back!!
Seriously, this trip was one of the best ever. We drove through the Appalachian mountains and then the smokey mountains, which are breathtaking. If I wasn’t such a city girl and silence didn’t scare me I’d kill to live with such a gorgeous view!
Once we arrived in Nashville (and the most adorably quaint bed and breakfast) it was straight to [gourmet] pizza at City House, which with it’s infamous pizza and eloquent drinks, was the bomb dot com. 20130528-171427.jpg20130528-173047.jpgDay two began at Mad Donna’s in East Nashville with cap’n’crunch french toast (yumm!), while the majority of sunshine was spent in the dry town of lynchburg, TN, exploring the land of Jack Daniel. Definitely both mine and the boy’s favorite part of the trip; in the barrel house the scent of whiskey was so pure and strong you could TASTE IT.

Ofcourse, we had to spend a night in downtown Nashville going to honky tonk’s. It was definitely an experience that I’m glad we did, but we both agree we could go the rest of our lives never going to another honky tonk.
20130528-171526.jpg20130528-171610.jpg20130528-171740.jpg20130528-172912.jpgWe began day 3 attempting to get into Fido’s; a notoriously delicious brunch spot that offered tofu scramble, but a two hour wait? No thanks; we ventured next door to Jackson Bar and Bistro and it was the best decision. Scrambled eggs on a biscuit served with hot and sour sauce!? SO YUM. And a breakfast drink of bourbon and pineapple juice? Ayayayayay! Feeling buzzed, a lengthy walk ensued to Centennial Park and The Parthenon, which is gorgeous and makes me want to travel to Greece to see the Real Deal!20130528-172955.jpg

We made our way to The Hermitage, only to find out the admission price was absurdly high (research before you go places, guys!!) so we bought some souvenirs and headed back to our favorite little neighborhood of East Nashville for some thrifting. 20130528-171851.jpgDid I mention the bed and breakfast had urban chickens!?? Wearing my coveted Ella Moss dress!20130528-171951.jpg20130528-172738.jpgOur final day began at an East Nashville diner spot called Sky Blue, which seemed to be the only good breakfast place open on Memorial Day! It was decently good, and I loved that they supplied you with the adorably mini bottles of Cava for your mimosa!We ventured downtown to Jack White’s Record Studio and Store, then to Marathon Village before heading on our lengthy trek home. 20130528-173134.jpg20130528-172822.jpg20130528-172126.jpg
What Do you think of my trip!? There were definitely more photos but I didn’t want to bombard you all! Also, in case you noticed, it’s hard to be vegan in the south, but there were a few places that offered vegan options like the aforementioned Fido’s, as well as BBQ tofu at Drifter’s in East Nasvhille, and The Wild Cow in the similar neighborhood! Also noteworthy, Taco Mamacita near Music City area has an entire vegan menu which includes jerk plantains in place of meat, HOLY YUM!
Also, if you’re traveling to Nashville, or anywhere really, we used AirBnB.com and it was a great experience! Anyone looking for a place in Nashville should check out where we stayed!

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Halloween with Saver’s (part 1)

Here it is, guys! Video 1 from my Halloween with Saver’s series! All about costumes and shopping at Saver’s and Value Village!



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Monochrome and Brown


Sometimes it’s really hard to beg my friends and family enough to get them to take outfit posts for me, so my InstaGram gets a more “daily feed” of my looks than this here blog, but I do my best to get some good digital images when I can. This is a look I’m so sad never got photos taken of, but I figured I’d share the Insta’ photos with you, because it’s honestly not that bad.

Bullhead white denim from Pacsun

vintage/thrifted lace cami

WetSeal asymmetrical tank

Cowboy boots from Virginia

Hair wrap a gift from my brother

necklace, a gift from Costa Rica

bracelets from Forever 21, Target, TopShop

wallet from TJ Maxx

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Cherry Blossom CowGirl

I interrupt the posts from the marathon shoot with Darkside Images to bring you a look from another photoshoot I did right before leaving for Costa Rica with LCPhotography.

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CowGirl Rock

I was never  a fan of the Suburban Cowgirl look growing up. After moving to the real concrete jungle, though, I feel in love with the urbanized cowgirl look. Brown leather boots are a great staple for use in both summer and winter.

First, where to find a quality, authentic looking pair: I found mine at a cowboy shop in Alexandria, Virginia (that I sadly forget the name of). If you happen to live in or be traveling to a state Virginia or south of there, you’ll be lucky to hopefully find a quality authentic shop. These 100% leather boots run on the pricey side, though. Children’s sized pairs go from $60 to $120, while adult sizes (women’s 6 and up) range from $175 upwards to $300.

image from Forever21.com

If you don’t happen to live in one of those southern states, or just don’t have the funds for authentic ism, there are still options. Forever 21 and Strawberry have been seen carrying brown boots resembling cowboy styles. While Forever 21 shoes are reasonably priced ($27.80 for the pair pictured to the right), I’ve never found them to be noticeably comfortable. Strawberry tends to carry more noticeable shoe brands. While they are unable to be found online, they carry Jessica Simpson, Rampage, Bakers, and more brands. While most locations are in Manhattan, they have a few locations in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania as well (locations can be found at strawberrystores.com). If you’re looking in department stores, Macy’s, Nordstrom,  and JC Penney also tend to have some cowboy inspired boots. Prices for these can range from $49.99 to $120.

Now, how to wear them. Let’s start with our current season, summer. Throw your cute brown leather boots with a floral sundress (knock out two trends at once without overdoing it!) or some denim short shorts. One night I went out and even added a real leather gun holster!I particularly love the brown leather boots look with white; whether it be a white sundress or some light denim jeans and a white top.

a couple of my outfits using my cowboy boots

This trend is one of few that can be carried through the seasons. This past winter I wore mine with some ripped jeans, an over sized sweater, and some rustic looking jewelry. If you can find a leather belt and/or satchel bag that matches your boots, lucky you! With the right accessories, including wooden bangles, you can make almost anything work with these boots.

Here are some more images to inspire you to create your own look….go out and have fun! Get some boys to save a horse and ride a cowgirl 😉

images from CollegeFashion.net