dreaming of a white christmas // {kellie pickler} style

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last weekend my gal pals & i got together for a festive & wine-filled holiday party!  there was brie, spinach & artichoke dip, apple pie and meatballs!  all the best things right?  but what made the night even better was sharing stories about family traditions and our favorite holiday memories.  some of us have known each other for a few months and others for a few years, but we all got a little closer after a glass of pinot noir and a story about christmas gifts gone wrong!  moments like these are what make the holidays so special, and you’ll catch a few of them below.

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messy bun // {dressy} bun

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not many things make me feel like a princess [with the exception of my crown in my Indianapolis 500 Princess days!, #TBT].  however i have stumbled upon an accessory that allows me to kick it up to princess status on a regular basis.  when i saw the beautiful Becca Tilley effortlessly wearing a bun pin in her hair, i knew i had to have one.  stars, they’re just like us.  speaking of stars, i’m wearing the “beyond the stars” bun pin from my kitsch.  as you can see, it can also be a pony pin!  either way, it dresses up & is guaranteed to impress.

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elevated // {graffiti} diaries

don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love new york city.  but sometimes the city streets can be a scary place… filled with rats, old pizza, & cigarettes.  my recent shoe purchases provide a functional yet stylish solution: flatforms!  sandals or sneakers, i love the elevation & comfortability.  a little michael jackson sass goes a long way!

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{neutrals} are always in season

if there’s one thing i’ve learned about style since living in new york, it’s that a black ensemble always works.  but now that summer is upon us, it’s all about bright whites.  in my opinion, neutrals are always in season.  and neutrals can always be paired together.  my favorite way to wear monochrome is in different textures.  i think a white sweater knit + a sequin woven jogger + a nude patent leather pump creates interest without distracting.  this can be done in a variety of ways, but neutrals feel effortless.  happy viewing, let me know what you think!

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all that glitters // it’s all in the {details}

cutouts.  black & white.  gold.  what’s not to love?!  my thoughts exactly.  i picked up this crop top & skirt set without even a second thought.  it’s from my chic cousin Caroline [who I like to think of as my southern counterpart]’s online boutique.  i wore this for holiday festivities, as it worked well layering under tights as is pictured below.  but i look forward to also wearing it this spring.  i think the crop top would look so fresh n so clean clean with a pair of black jeans, white jeans, or even a flared skirt.  peep how i styled the outfit for cold weather weekends, as well as mix & match spring outfit inspo below!

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feathers + leathers

winter can take us into a slump.  whether it be our gym routines, social lives, or our wardrobes that suffer- it really takes a toll!  that’s why i’ve tried to snag a few out-of-the-ordinary pieces that i can wear in the winter.  pieces that bring back that fuzzy feeling (& even feel fuzzy!)  pieces that add a little fun back into the woes of winter.  i think it worked – see for yourself below.  i fully embrace the RBF all day, but sometimes you just can’t take yourself too seriously!

 

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twirl tuesday // a {bold} color becomes a cool accent

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on my tippy toes, can you tell i’m ready to twirl?!  i’m giving off all sorts of vibes – & my mischievousness can’t be hidden from the camera.

the bold red becomes a cool accent.  add the DIY bow belt & I’ve created a fresh take on a classic look.  as a New York City kitty, I can’t stress enough how much I love black.  black & white is about as classic as it comes.  but I have a penchant for adding just enough flair to make an ensemble my own. Continue reading

summer {scarves} // ladies who lunch

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not pictured: Isabel Kellman, the lady behind the camera & creator of these beautiful silk scarves.  my friend Izzy is a graduate of Indiana University & Parsons School of Design, a fashion designer, a business owner, and a photographer.  to say the least, she is a busy little bee.  and her latest endeavor is Nicole Isabel Designs.  she combined fashion, photography, and customization to create what you see here: one-of-a-kind pieces of art in the form of a silk scarf. Continue reading