Category Archives: Music

Guys, I have to apologize to you for being so absent the past month and a half! I don’t have a great excuse other than I have enjoyed some fun time traveling and relaxing this summer from LA to Seattle to Rosemary Beach to Portland, to Asheville, etc.!  (Have you seen any of my adventures on Instagram and Snapchat @BrennaMader?)

But today’s post is about music, so let’s get to that. If you’re feeling upbeat this month, then this playlist is for you. I’d like to make special note of “Hide Away” by Daya. I was feeling this song so much and then found out while in LA that my good friend from college Brett wrote the tune which makes me love it even more. Be sure to check that one out. Sidenote: She’s like 16 years old and has a supermodel body, nbd, I’m not jealous. My friend Jessica recently tagged me in a meme on Instagram that said, “I hate it when I see people younger than me with their sh!t together. It’s like, excuse me fetus, can you not?” haha I can’t help but feel that way sometimes, anyone else still in the midst of a quarter life crisis? As always, I wanna know which songs you can’t stop listening to!

This month’s playlist is full of eclectic goodness. The fact that I can’t stop listening to Tori Kelly and Brandi Carlile tells you everything you need to know about my personality! Ha! I also did hair and makeup for an artist named Kristina Train. She was so cool that it made me want to check out her music. Little did I know that my mind was about to be blown with soulful but earthy goodness. I also had the pleasure of working with up and comer Kirsten Arian – so much personality, talent, and maturity packed into a 20 year old girl. You can’t help but fall in love with her – and her music lives up to the big personality… and she has a song called Queen, you know I love that!

DSC_0099I loved yesterday’s outfit so much – quintessentially summer. I love pairing bright colors and I’m obsessed with these natural stone jewels. Everything I’m wearing minus my boots and sunglasses came from Muse Boutique. (You may remember my last outfit from them!) Muse always has tons of on trend styles from casual to dressy with tons of great accessories!  Continue reading

CMA Fest NashvilleMy outfit from yesterday has gotten the most compliments from people in the crowd yet! I even had a guy ask me if he thought he could wear it as a men’s shirt… Would you like it if I told you it can be yours for $19.90?? It’s super soft and breathable – perfect for hot days! It would be so cute with a denim or leather jacket over top during cooler temperatures too! Continue reading

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Day 2 of CMA Fest was full of amazing performances and fun interviews for me! I have #girlcrush(es) on so many female artists right now – especially Ashley Monroe and Maddie & Tae who I got to interview and enjoy their performances. Continue reading