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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big city of dreams // the {brooklyn} shirt

as you probably already know, i’m obsessed with new york city and everything it has to offer.  one of my favorite things about the city is that you can explore every single day and stumble upon something new… a new restaurant, an unfamiliar street, a unique view.  on this day in soho we stumbled upon an amazing mural from tristan eaton.  it took my breath away & the situation could not have been more perfect.  coincidentally enough, my top is called “the brooklyn shirt” [my second favorite borough ;)].  & no, i don’t follow the white after labor day rule, not even a little bit.

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{bomb}er + boot season

sup pup.  it’s officially bomber + boot season and i am so so ready.  right now it’s all about military-inspired jackets and the perfect show-stopping boots.  the best thing about this season’s trends is that they all mix and match!  the olive greens, the rich blacks, the cozy burgundy’s.  feeling in my element with cozy finds that step up any outfit.

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new ‘do // by {david benjamin}

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welcome to my new ‘do!  these gorgeous locks are courtesy of david benjamin, an amazingly talented hairstylist at chris chase salon.  for those of you who have met him, [talking to you, melanie sutrathada] you know that he is simultaneously incredibly sweet and incredibly hilarious.  david has represented so many prominent clients, from demi moore to SJP – he styles the greats.  he has been featured in elle, the new york times, and vanity fair… styled attendees at the grammy’s, miss america, and NYFW… tv stars on rolling stone, the today show, and project runway. Continue reading

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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{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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