Archive | September, 2012

Womanista Beauty: Oxblood Nails

Prabal Gurung Blood Nails

Oxblood (or burgundy, wine, maroon…whatever you want to call it!) is THE hottest color for Fall 2012. I personally, am in love with it! It’s a great, rich shade that works with everything from jewel tones to metallics to prints. My latest inspiration for the love of oxblood? Adding just a hint of it. Lips, […]

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Womanista Wish List: This Week I’m Loving (Aussie Edition!)


I cannot wait to spend some time in Australia. The easy, relaxed beach atmosphere of Sydney, the cosmopolitan shopping & dining in Melbourne, and the gorgeous coastline of Brisbane are calling my name! Here are a few of my favorite Aussie originals that I’m excited to check out: Dion Lee: 26-year-old Australian designer Dion Lee […]

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Womanista Food + Drink: Wines for Fall


Now that the weather is starting to cool down (there is definitely a chill in the air in Nashville!) one of my favorite things to do is sit outside around dusk, watch the sunset, and sip a rich, smooth glass of red wine. I’m excited to head out to Napa Valley in October and stock […]

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Womanista Travel: Packing for Hawaii, San Francisco, Australia, Napa


Tomorrow I leave Nashville for the last portion of my husband’s 2012 world tour. We’re heading to San Francisco, Hawaii, Australia, and ending up in Napa Valley. Otherwise known as, the best trip ever!! There is one little interesting detail about this trip: We are literally traveling through every single season and packing is tricky! […]

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Womanista Beauty: Facial Moisturizers for Fall


I have really complicated skin (le sigh!) I’m 29, getting wrinkles, breaking out, and my skin always gets dull and gross in the cold weather. (Sorry, skin, but I’m just speaking the truth!) For the past few years I always transitioned my dewy, summer skin into the cold weather with a rich, emollient moisturizer that […]

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Womanista Fashion: Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town’s Fall Favorites

Rita Jacket

Stylish chanteuse Karen Fairchild has a lot going on these days. Her GRAMMY-nominated band Little Big Town released their latest album Tornado today (and y’all, it’s AWESOME! Check out the lonely, smoldering “Your Side of the Bed”), she is constantly curating gorgeous looks on her pinterest page, her band is playing sold-out shows with Rascal […]

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Womanista Wish List: “Non-Date” Essentials

Jane Iredale

Three years ago I married the man of my dreams. Literally, he’s super hot, kind, funny, smart, and the greatest friend. On July 6, 2009 I said “Adios, see you again never!” to the dating world, and was super-glad to do so! But that doesn’t mean I have stopped navigating the murky waters of the […]

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Womanista Fashion: Fashion’s Night Out


Fall+Fashion+Party+Cocktails+Music. Sound pretty awesome? Well it is…and it’s called Fashion’s Night Out! FNO is a global party, launched in New York in 2009, to bring people back into stores and to put the FUN back in shopping (not sure that fun ever really left shopping, but whatever…) Three years later, stores everywhere are participating with […]

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Womanista Fashion: Styling my FashionABLE Scarf for Fall

Abeba scarf

I was so excited to see the new colors, textures, and styles of the fall 2012 line of FashionABLE scarves…and then I spotted the newest addition to the FashionABLE line-up: The Abeba! Amazing! Abeba is the brainchild of Nashville stylist (and overall fabulous lady!) Amber Lehman. The gorgeous pomegranate color fits perfectly into my fall […]

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Womanista Wish List: What I’m Loving This Week


I feel like in the week post-labor day, people have a new found energy. This time of year always feels like a new beginning, with the laziness of summer beginning to fade away and people’s sights getting set on the new season with a fresh perspective. I’m thrilled to spend this week in New York […]

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Womanista Travel: Heading to New York City

New York

Hello lovely womanistas! I’m heading to the fashion capitol of the world, New York City, today. I’m going to attend my first ever blog conference and I’m SUPER excited about it! In addition to meeting fellow bloggers (I feel like it’s my first day at a new school! EEKs!) I can’t wait to check out […]

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