Monthly Archives: February 2015

Happy Friday everyone! It doesn’t feel much like Friday to me since I’ve literally been sitting at home all week because of the crazy ice and weather in Nashville. I was supposed to be in four different cities this week – alllllll cancelled.

I saw where someone had put on Facebook that these past few snow days = freshman 15. HA! I can’t help but agree, I’ve been doing my fair share of eating and drinking this week. #oops

Also, due to the weather, there’s no way I was going outdoors for a photo shoot! (Yeah yeah I know some of you probably live in Fargo, I GET IT, IT’S COLDER THERE! However, we don’t have snow tires here and the city of Nashville literally has like… 5 trucks that can plow and salt. Let us wimps have our dramatic moment, pleeeease!)

SO, because of that, here is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while – pieces to invest in and pieces to save on. I’m known amongst my friends as being a superior bargain shopper – finding ridiculous pieces for ridiculous deals and I think it’s good to be strategic where you’re spending your money on fashion – some of the items in your closet are only going to realistically be worn for one season and some you’ll wear for years and years.

Invest: The key thought on investment pieces is that they should be classic(ly your style, you’ll notice with me that means a lot of leather!) and be of high enough quality that they’ll last long enough to make the investment worth it.

1. Boots – a nice pair of boots will last almost forever. You guys know how much I love my cowboy boots and I’ve had some of them for 10 years now and they’re still going strong. Any type of nice boot is worth the investment though – riding boot, cowboy boot, high heeled boot, etc… find a pair or two you LOVE that is versatile and you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. (I wear some of mine with shorts, dresses, jeans, etc.)

Ok, so this might be classified as a crazy pair... but the American flag never goes out of style, right? I also have numerous (as in way too many) pairs of cowboy boots so I technically NEEDED a crazy pair! ;)

Ok, so this might be classified as a crazy pair… but the American flag never goes out of style, right? I also have numerous (as in way too many) pairs of cowboy boots so I technically NEEDED a crazy pair! 😉 (Get them here) When you invest in a couple of nice, classic, neutral boots, you can then add some crazy pairs if love them and think you’ll wear them for years.

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Does the fact that I could eat Mexican food for every meal make me such a basic white girl? If so, I don’t even care. My passion runs DEEP. In recent years, I have grown to love it even more because believe it or not, it’s actually easy to eat incredibly healthy with many of the basic ingredients of Mexican cuisine. If you’re trying to be vegan and/or gluten free, it ain’t NO thang! IMG_0567
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Not that you guys need another reminder, BUT Valentine’s Day is this weekend. What is the absolute best part of this holiday, even for the valentine-less?

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