She’s Gone Country

I grew up in Montana, but ran off to college in Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University and chase the bright lights and shiny stars of a country music career. And through hard work and determination, I was lucky enough to land a regular singing gig at a bar downtown on the most coveted nights of the week. Oh how I loved that chapter in my life. And while I obviously made the decision somewhere along the line to walk away from it all and pursue a more “regular” life, I will always cherish my years in the Music city and Nashville will always hold an incredibly special place in my heart.

So last summer when a friend told J and me that the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville partners with the Sundance Resort in Utah every year to showcase the best songwriter’s from Nashville at Robert Redford’s beloved (and breathtakingly beautiful) resort, I knew I was all in. And so this year, when it fell over our anniversary weekend, I knew it was the perfect way to kick off our celebration. And a perfect evening it was…

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Maxi Dress: American Rag (on sale!) | Necklace: Macy’s (old), similar | Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Sunnies: Rayban | Flats: Rampage (on sale!)

And not only was it a perfect night of music in the mountains, it was also the perfect occasion to wear my favorite maxi dress.  I am so in love with the vibrant colors and soft fabric of this maxi-I just can’t get enough.  And while my hubby (along with most men) is not typically a fan of maxi dresses, he actually doesn’t mind this one.  Lucky for him, because he’ll probably be seeing a lot of it this summer! 🙂

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

xx

Denim and Lace

I LOVE denim shirts. The way I see it, wearing one is kind of like flipping your outfit upside down-just like a great pair of jeans, a great denim shirt goes with everything. And because I always love my favorite skinnies back to a lace shirt, this outfit combo was a no brainer…

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Dark Denim Shirt:  American Eagle, similar | Lace Skirt:  Kensie via Macy’s (on sale!) | Belt:  Target | Layered Pearls:  JCrew (less expensive version here) | Gold Watch Charm Bracelet: Anne Klein | Gold Watch: Michael Kors | Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Sunnies:  Rampage via TJMaxx | Boots:  Aldo (old), similar, similar

I guess I figured since I still have a bit of a tan from our vacation I could get away with bare legs and boots.  But truth be told, tan or not, it was a little chilly to be without tights.  And I hate to say it, because we have a long ways to go, but boy am I ready for summer!!

Thanks for reading!

xx

Feathers and Lace

Last week was a tour of small town America for me. I spent the better part of the work week in Casper, WY visiting one of my stores only to come back to the SLC and turn around and head straight to Beaver, UT to cheer my hubby on in the Crusher (an insane mountain bike race in the Tushar mountains). And while it was a fun event and my hubby did amazing, I couldn’t have been happier to get home to the SLC on Saturday evening and sleep in my own bed! I also couldn’t have been happier when my hubby suggested that we head out to a fun dinner on Satruday night to celebrate his stellar performance.

And truth be told, after a week in small towns, I was feeling pretty casual, so decided it was a perfect opportunity to wear my cute white lace top (first mentioned here) back to some skinny jeans, and finished the look with feather earrings to create a bohemian cool feel-which was fitting for our evening and my mood.

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White Lace Top:  INC via Macy’s

White Tank:  H&M

Skinny Jeans:  Gap (sold out online-but check our local store!)

Flower Clutch:  Coach (last summer)

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Gold Bracelet:  Oia Jules via Etsy

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Feather Earrings:  The Icing (last summer)

Cat Eye Sunglasses:  Rampage via TJMaxx

Gold Wedges:  Steve Madden via Dillards (recent)

As I said in my previous post about lace, it really is a perfect summer piece.  Whether you prefer it in shorts, a skirt, a top or in color or neutrals, you really can’t go wrong.  And not only is it of course “on trend” this summer, but lace is timeless and something you can hold onto in your closet until it comes back around again-which it always does. 

xx