Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sip, Shop, See: Germantown

When I moved to Nashville in 2009, Germantown was THE up and coming neighborhood. 5 years later, it has officially come up. This neighborhood boasts amazing restaurants (Silo, Rolf & Daughters, Monell's, Cupcake Collection to name a few), artist collections (100 Taylor), & unique shops (Miriam Designs, Nisolo, & Peter Nappi are some of my favorites!). Check out where I Sip, Shop & See in this very Nashville neighborhood.

Thanks to the businesses that made this feature possible, including Red Bicycle Coffee, Nashville Farmers Market, & Pieces Boutique. And to the creative eye & skillful shutter finger of my photographer, Rae Marshall.

This coffee shop serves up amazing crepes & coffee drinks. My go to beverage is their Almond Milk Latte. Enjoy their lovely patio, or grab a book & chill inside. 

What I love most about the Germantown Farmers Market is that it is a permanent installment, where local famers sell their goodies 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Lesser known, are the restaurants inside, & the amazing flower selection. For locals & visitors alike, this spot should be on your radar!

This is my favorite local place to find that unique little something that sets my outfit apart from the rest, without breaking the budget. From cute local tees, statement jewelry, & special tops, sweaters, dresses, & accessories, Pieces Boutique has it all. And do not fret, non-local fashionistas, you can shop all of this fabulousness online too! Currently crushing HARD on this patterned cardigan for Fall! 
Locals, what are you favorite spots in Germantown?
Locals & non-locals, what neighborhood would you like to see next??

Saturday, August 30, 2014

weekend reading: 08.30.14

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This weekend why don't you :: show some skin, Summer is on it's way out!

{what you might have missed on Here&Now}
{1.} Getting long weekend ready with Vera Bradley.

{2.} Giveaway from Lisi Lerch (fab tassel earrings!).

{3.} Casual weekend chic.

{4.} Getting druzy with it.

{5.}  Wearing watermelons on my sleeve.

{posts I'm loving around the internets}
{3.}  Inspiration for full time working bloggers (this is what is possible). 

{4.} Why you should switch to a Pinterest Business Account (I just did it).

{5.} Good call, it is my obsession too. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

long weekend ready

Like any proper Southern Belle, I received a matching set of Vera Bradley luggage & accessories upon High School graduation. The hot pink motif was my signature look & it covered all of my luggage (weekend bag, flat iron cover, make-up box, school books tote, & hang-up bag), & went with me from my dorm room, to class, to holiday trips. I still have every piece, hoping to one day pass it on to my daughter. Even after almost 10 years post High School graduation, I am impressed with the pristine condition in which it has remained.
As I enter this new chapter of my life, I am excited to have a new set of Vera luggage coming with me. I am obsessed with this black & white print (love the pop of neon yellow!), & as always Vera blows me away with her attention to details. I can't be the only one who's love language is pockets! With inside & outside pockets for EVERYTHING, each piece that this brand puts out clearly has had extreme thought & consideration. 
{ What I Wore from work to travel: J.Crew Panama Hat // J.Crew Factory chambray shirt & black pants // Vera Bradley travel bag and make-up case ℅ }

My travel bag is ready to go for a long weekend trip to see my bestie in Texas this weekend, & I might be even more excited about my high level of organization than the outfits I have planned.
I also adore the new makeup case - with special pockets for brushes, make-up & larger skin care products. Check out my 3 must have travel products below:
While the quilted cotton bags from Vera will always be a classic in my book, I am also enamored with their new line of leather goods. Shop my favorites here: leopard wallet, drawstring backpack, accordion clutch, shoulder satchel.   

What are you long weekend plans? Packing bags for a trip? Or staying close to home?

This post is sponsored by Vera Bradley, through a partnership with Adorn Media Group, but all thoughts & reviews are my own.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Style File: Lisi Lerch

Excited to be linking up with my #BloggerBesties today for Julie Leah's Summer Style File featuring these fabulous tassel earrings from Lisi Lerch. You can shop your own pair here (or scroll down to see how you can enter to win a pair!)
I will be celebrating the end of Summer with tassel earrings and a white maxi dress this weekend. Regardless of whether or not you are putting your whites away for Fall/Winter, I advise you to keep the tassel earrings around! How fun is this poppy orange pair?
{ What I Wore: earrings ℅ Lisi Lerch // dress ℅ Chicwish // Jack Rogers sandals // sunglasses ℅ Krewe du Optic // shapewear ℅ Madienform }

all photos | Kate Davis Photography
How will you be celebrating Labor Day weekend?
 Be sure to enter to win a pair of your own tassel earrings below:

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

simple pleasures

{ What I Wore to the Farmer's Market: top ℅ Z Supply // jeans ℅ Hart Denim // Birkenstock Arizona sandals // tote ℅ Alternative Apparel // Ray Ban sunglasses // Kendra Scott druzy earrings & arrowhead necklace // Loren Hope bracelets (1, 2) }

all photos | Zipporah Photography 
Obsessed with the perfect basics I received from Z Supply. Denim that feels like PJs & a breezy top with Birks, that is what my Saturday dreams are made of. We have been having a surprisingly mild Summer here in Tennessee, that is until this week when it decided to be a MILLION degrees outside.Good thing this shirt pairs perfectly with ripped cut offs as well!
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P.S. Don't forget to enter to win the Mickey Lynn druzy bracelet giveaway here!