This past weekend, I went to Texas to visit family and to cheer on my sister and brother-in-law in a charity dance competition benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Ironically, both my sister and I competed in charity ballroom dance competitions this year. Being polar opposites, I loved and relished every moment of being on stage, performing, and wearing tons of makeup and an outrageous sparkly costume whereas my sister was slightly mortified and had to be talked into it. That being said, I didn’t even place in my competition and my sister and brother-in-law won the whole thing. #polaropposites I thought I would embarrass us both by posting both our videos today.
As a girl on the go, I eat out more than I should. Luckily I live in a city that lends itself to a healthy lifestyle. Nashville truly caters to both ends of the food spectrum – delicious southern food dripping in butter and delicious vegan, gluten free, fresh, healthy meals – all prepared in creative, innovative ways. I do my fair share of indulging in both – but today’s post is all about my favorite entree salads all over Nashville that won’t leave you feeling unsatisfied.
1. The Kale Salad at Burger Up – This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned this salad on this blog – but I can’t stop talking about it and I can’t stop eating it. Kale, dried cherries, hazelnuts, parmesan and lemon. Simple, but so tasty. I recommend adding beets and avocado to make it a little more hearty. I’ve converted many a pal to loving this salad.
Today is probably my favorite Fashion Friday post to date – homegirl LOVES to wear some evening gowns. Luckily, I have one of the most talented and generous friends in the world who also happens to own a boutique that sells such evening gowns. (If you read this blog often, then you already know that I’m talking about Steven Fields of JS Fields and Company in Brentwood, Tennessee. He’s also the man responsible for my hair cuts and color.)
The first gown I wore is potentially my favorite gown I’ve ever worn. I love the color, fabric, shape, fit, etc. I tried it on and immediately felt giddy. It’s a Jovani and I never want to give it back. And I want to frolic in it.
No gown is complete without accessories and I am also uh-bsessed with what I wore as frosting! I have been loving druzy jewelry all this year and Kendra Scott had a bajillion pieces that were perfect. Earthy, but still dressed up and blingy. I love both this Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring and Kylie Ring. Continue reading
Day 2 of pre taping was filled with running around downtown Nashville doing segments backstage at Bridgestone Arena where the awards are held, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and at Hatch Show Print. Be sure to look for all this week’s looks during our live broadcast tonight starting at 5 Central at: http://abc.go.com/shows/cma-awards/live I’ll be starting on the red carpet and then moving backstage to the press room once the awards start! Can’t wait! Continue reading