Monthly Archives: November 2015

blogcollab2Just in case y’all aren’t worn out yet from Black Friday, now it’s Cyber Monday aka a great chance to finish up Christmas shopping… and maybe snag a few goodies for yourself. Perhaps a few fab things to wear to upcoming Christmas parties? (Keep scrolling down for all the best Cyber Monday deals!)

I recently collaborated with some of my favorite Nashville ladies who also happen to be bloggers and ¬†photog Ryan Kanaly to bring you everything you’ll need to have a successful holiday season – decor, a playlist, a fab cocktail recipe, conversation starters, gift ideas, etc. Today I’m covering the wardrobe piece of the holiday season.

L to R Sarah Moore of Sarah C Design, Kelleigh Bannen of This Nashville Life, Whitney Haldeman of Blonde Atlas, moi, and Gracie Moakler the brains behind Miriam Designs which is now a part of Live Fashionable

L to R Sarah Moore of Sarah Catherine Design, Kelleigh Bannen of This Nashville Life, Whitney Haldeman of Blonde Atlas, moi, and Gracie Moakler the brains behind Miriam Designs which is now a part of Live Fashionable

I’ve prepped two easy looks for you guys that are affordable to buy (ahem! on sale today!) or that you can recreate with similar pieces you already own. The first look combines a metallic pencil skirt, black crop top, classic pumps, and some statement jewels for a look that’s classic, modern, and a little bit sexy. Own it – you never know who you might meet under the mistletoe. ūüėČChristmas outfit inspiration

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You may remember these Guilhermina shoes from the CMA Awards… wore them on the red carpet, and now to Christmas parties!

I love that the pencil skirt is such a classic piece, but that the metallic fabric of this makes it totally modern, especially when paired with the crop top and accessories. 
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I also alternated necklaces to show you different ways to accessorize. I love both this BaubleBar collar and the Live Fashionable layered necklace with the look. bc6

In my mind the below pose looked way more fly. hahabc5 bc3 bc2 bc

| Top: Free People (sold out, similar here) | Skirt: c/o JC Penney (61% off today!) | Shoes: c/o Guilhermina ($60 off right now!) | Necklace: c/o BaubleBar and Miriam Designs/Live Fashionable (20% off + free shipping with code: Holiday) |  

For my second outfit, I went a little more classic ala Betty Draper. This look is also a little bit more conservative and would be totally appropriate for a church service, etc.Shabby Apple Dress Green

I love the metallic taffeta fabric – so stretchy and comfortable!blogcollab4

I paired it with accessories from Muse Boutique – I’ve been wearing these shoes everywhere this fall – they are shockingly comfortable!¬†blogcollab3

Didn’t want to put Kelleigh’s cocktail down… check out her recipe (and fab holiday playlist!)¬†here!¬†IMG_0108

| Dress: c/o Shabby Apple (Dress is already on sale and today dresses are buy one get one free!!!) | Shoes: c/o Muse Nashville | Necklace: c/o Muse Nashville |

Meet Whitney, founder of Blonde Atlas and one of my best friends. You won't want to miss her post today about the holidays, what they really mean, and good party conversation starters here!

Meet Whitney, founder of Blonde Atlas and one of my best friends. You won’t want to miss her post today about the holidays, what they really mean, and good party conversation starters here!

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Cheers to a beautiful holiday season!

Cheers to a beautiful holiday season!

Now for the best Cyber Monday deals!

Ann Taylor // 50% off everything + free shipping

DATE: 11.30

CODE: EVERYTHING

Anthropologie // Cyber Monday 25% OFF Sale + Free Shipping, No Minimum

DATE: 11.30

ASOS // Cyber Monday U.S. 30% off everything

DATE: 11.30

CODE: BLESSED

Chic Wish // Cyber Monday 15% Р60% off

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GAP // Cyber Monday 50-70% off everything restrictions apply

DATE: 11.30

J.Crew // Cyber Monday 30% off everything

DATE: 11.30

Nordstrom // Cyber Monday Savings of up to 50% off select top brands + Free shipping and returns

DATE: 11.30

Revolve // Cyber Monday up to 80% off + 20% off all sale (11.29), 50% off final sale items (12.1)

DATE: 11. 30

Tobi // Cyber Monday save up to 80% on your favorite designers

DATE: 11/30

I can’t even put into words how much I love Black Friday shopping! …But let me clarify, I like it ONLINE. You will NOT catch me heading to any stores at midnight or probably anywhere on Black Friday. However, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite sales and a few of my favorite sale items for you right here! (Scroll down to see a collage of some of my favorite items!)

This very dress is on sale today - comes in 3 colors and is perfect for holiday parties! It also has plenty of stretch which makes it ultra-comfortable. Betty Draper holiday vibes anyone?This very dress is on sale today – comes in 3 colors and is perfect for holiday parties! It also has plenty of stretch which makes it ultra-comfortable. Shoes and statement necklace from Muse Nashville. Betty Draper holiday vibes anyone? Continue reading

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I’m having so much fun this week with CMA Awards prep – and wearing this flirty fringe skirt isn’t hurting!Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

Normally, JC Penney isn’t somewhere I think of for shopping, but when I was invited to come in and shop pre-CMA Awards I was pleasantly surprised by how many great items I found. The prices are also so affordable – it blew my mind!Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

I got numerous compliments on my skirt yesterday and I couldn’t stop dancing around!Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset
I’ll be wearing it so many different ways – I think i would be cute with a chambray button up, or a cropped sweater and some heels. LOVE!Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

I also wore these pointed toe booties all over Italy last week and all over downtown Nashville yesterday. So in love Рand I got them at Muse Boutique in Nashville. Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

As if I could ever wear enough fringe – I am obsessed with these ear crawlers from BaubleBarProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset

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| Top: c/o JC Penney | Skirt: c/o JC Penney | Shoes: c/o Muse Boutique | Bracelet Set: c/o BaubleBar | Earrings: c/o BaubleBar | Tan: Hot Spot Tanning

bauble barToday kicked off the first day of CMA Awards pre-taping. I am co-hosting the live red carpet show on abc.com again this year (Starts at 5 PM/C – I would love for you to tune in!) and Monday and Tuesday are full of taping segments, rehearsing, etc.

Interviewing country music newcomer and sweetheart Michael Ray. It's his first year at the CMA Awards, but he's already had a #1 hit "Kiss You In The Morning." His newest single "Real Men Love Jesus" is beauuuuuutiful.

Interviewing country music newcomer and sweetheart Michael Ray. It’s his first year at the CMA Awards, but he’s already had a #1 hit “Kiss You In The Morning.” His newest single “Real Men Love Jesus” is beauuuuuutiful. Speaking of beautiful, my facial expression in this photo is the opposite of that. OH WELL.

With the Siri of the CMA Awards aka the booming voice announcing all non hosted things. So cool meeting John Willyard.

With the Siri of the CMA Awards aka the booming voice announcing all non hosted things. So cool meeting John Willyard.

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This month’s playlist has been with me through all corners of the US and in Italy as well. This past month has been incredibly busy with work and then with a 9 day trip to Italy! (Post coming soon!) These songs are a reflection of what I was feeling and listening to from San Deigo to Florence. Speaking of Florence, I was lucky enough to see Florence + The Machine, Leon Bridges, and Allen Stone in concert this past month. All 3 artist are PHENOMENAL live – if you get the chance to see them, drop everything and do it! (You may have seen some footage via snapchat @BrennaMader and they all sound just as good in an iPhone recording as they do on their albums. #legit)

Scroll down to see all songs on the playlist.

What are you kids listening to right now that you can’t get enough of?