GAP Western Shirt Dress, Darby Boot Socks, Stella and Dot

One of my favorite looks year around is a shirtdress. I own tons of them – they are easy to throw on, comfortable, flattering, and can easily be dressed up or down. I pair them with all types of shoes and accessories. This week’s look is paired with some accessories that I’m just loving right now – my favorite new earrings – reversible studs from Stella and Dot that are tough on one side and girly on the other. I also got to break out my Darby’s Boot Socks for the first time from a line called Boot Socks. A pretty genius concept – a nylon tight that I love to wear all fall and winter long, but with a sock on the bottom that is perfect for wearing with all of your boots.
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All photos by Kara McLeland

As I mentioned in Friday’s post, I attended the Miss Tennessee USA pageant this past Saturday for the first time as a has-been and had such a great time being at a pageant with no nervousness what-so-ever! There were some phenomenal contestants in both the Miss and Teen competitions, and the winners are absolutely beautiful, intelligent, charismatic, and deserving. I wanted to share a little scrapbook of photos that I took over the weekend – being at the pageant was like a mini-reunion with so many people that feel like family to me after a year of intense work alongside many of them.  Continue reading

It’s finally fall here in Nashville which means the most beautiful weather of the year in my opinion. This post depicts my perfect weekend uniform – casual, comfortable, on trend, and can easily go from day to night by changing up a jacket or shoes. I love mixing prints, colors, and textures and this fall I love army green, red, leopard, stripes, leather, etc.

Hope everyone has a great weekend – what will you be wearing? I’ll be wearing something just like this and some fancy duds too – Miss Tennessee USA is this weekend and this is my first year attending as a former! I can’t wait to catch up with old friends and see who the newest member of the Miss Tennessee USA sisterhood will be! There are some beautiful contestants this year, so the competition will be fierce! I’ll be documenting my weekend on Instagram and Twitter, check it out if you don’t follow me already!

This past month I’ve discovered some really amazing new artists that are showcased on this playlist. I love Lake Street Dive’s lyrics and indie jazz/soul sound and I was fortunate enough to see James Bay open for Hozier a couple of nights ago and I fell head over heels for his insane vocals. You’ll definitely be hearing more of them on future playlists.