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Womanista Entertaining: Memorial Day Entertaining

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Memorial Day weekend is one of my favorite times of the year – it’s a kickoff to the summer season & an opportunity to gather with friends & family & share a meal together outside. I teamed up with World Market this year to create a punchy, seaside tablescape that is casual enough for a BBQ with friends, but […]

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Womanista Spotlight: White’s Mercantile


White’s Mercantile is one of my favorite shops in Nashville. Set in an old, remodeled service station it’s part general store, part chic boutique, part luxe gift bazaar, and 100% awesome.  When my friend Holly (who also owns another one of my favorite boutiques, H. Audrey) decided to open White’s and explained the concept to me, […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Last Minute Steals & Deals


Happy Christmas week, womanistas! Christmas is just a few days away (hooray!) and if you still have a few people on your list to shop for, there is still time! I was browsing Nordstrom yesterday and they not only have some amazing last minute gift items, but they are also offering FREE SHIPPING with guaranteed […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for the Babe on a Budget


So here’s the thing about this gift guide…everything is fabulous & everything is LESS THAN $50! FOR REAL! I love it when I find a gift that’s perfect for someone I love and amazingly affordable! Like this gorge jumpsuit from Nasty Gal, and this luxe watch from ASOS. Happy shopping y’all, and enjoy making the people on […]

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Black Friday // Deals & Steals


Happy “Black Friday”, womanistas! I hope y’all had an amazing Thanksgiving with your friends & families! Here is a super-comprehensive round up of some AMAZING deals that retailers are offering today and some through the weekend. Not only are the black friday sales awesome, many of the retailers are offering free shipping! Many sales are […]

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I know y’all are all aware of the craziness that is black friday (I, personally, am not interested in hitting up the mall at midnight after thanksgiving, but to each their own…) The good news is, many of my favorite online retailers like Shopbop, Nordstrom, C Wonder, and Piperlime have started their holiday sales EARLY, […]

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Womanista Entertaining: A Holiday Party


I don’t know about y’all, but I LOVE TO ENTERTAIN. And I love a holiday party, so much. I recently invited my friends April & Kelly from Velvet’s Edge & Hayley from The Vogue Trip over to host a fun holiday soireé where we planned out every detail from the tablescape, to the cocktails, to […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for the Girl who loves GLITZ


Y’all, can you BELIEVE it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping already?? (I know. I didn’t believe it either. And then I looked at the calendar and saw that we have 40 days. FORTY DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! And Santa has been set up at the mall for about 2 weeks already, so…) Not to […]

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Ready for Takeoff…

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Lord have mercy, I am thankful today. Lady A’s fifth studio album, 747, is out today…And y’all, it is so dang good. One thing that (to me) is the mark of great music is the way that it moves you. The way that it creates a memory and timestamps a moment. I am so thankful […]

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Womanista Shopping: 5 can’t-miss online retailers


I love online shopping. I love shopping in general, but it’s really fun when you can shop at a boutique across the Atlantic Ocean or design your own custom throw pillow, all while sipping coffee in your living room. Online retailers have made discovering chic global brands as easy as a few strokes on your […]

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Womanista Style: Gold Rush

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I am loving gold lately (ok fine, more than lately – all the time!) This rich metallic is so versatile and great to mix in everywhere in your life – from you makeup, to your home decor, to your wardrobe. Here are a few pieces that I’m seriously loving – just click directly on the […]

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Womanista Entertaining: A Summer Table

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I  L-O-V-E to entertain. Sharing a meal & a great glass of wine with friends in the comfort of your own home is absolute heaven to me. And I always skew on the side of a little bit fancy (you can never go wrong with a splash of glam!) – so last week my husband […]

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This Week I’m Loving: July 4th Edition!


One of my favorite holidays of the year, July 4th, is in just a few short days!! I mostly love the 4th because we all get to live in the Land of the Free & the Home of the Brave…but I also love hamburgers & lakes & fireworks (you know, typical celebratory 4th of July […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Father’s Day


Guys. They can be so hard to shop for! And Father’s Day is really the one day of the year that is just for them. They can lay around, watch golf, and request beer & snack refills without a hint of hesitation (at least, that’s how my dad liked to spend Father’s day!) This will […]

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Womanista SALE!: The Best Sale Items on the Web (May Edition!)

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Just in time for the weekend, I have scoured the web for some of the very BEST sales on some gorge stuff! Check it out below and enjoy some deep discounts! xo Save an additional 25% off Rebecca Taylor with the code: SUMMERFUN25  - Here are a few of my fave looks from their sale… […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Mother’s Day


Still looking for the perfect gift for mother’s day? I’ve got you covered with some super glam treats that every mom on your list will love! Happy day to all you womanista moms out there – You are incredibly wonderful and have the hardest job in the world! Make sure to celebrate yourself this weekend! […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for your Guy

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I don’t know about you, womanistas, but the guys on my Christmas list are usually left until the end of my shopping adventures because, well, guys can be tricky to find gifts for. So this year I didn’t waste any time and went straight to the experts for ideas—Bobby Rossi and Josh Keller, co-founders of […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for the Home


I think my favorite kind of gifts to give (and get!) during the holiday season are items that make a home warm, stylish, & inviting – which can be something small & budget-friendly like cute cocktail napkins, or a grander item like a crystal decanter. Bottom line, I love them all. Here are a few […]

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Womanista Decor: Decorating a New “Womanista” Home


About a year and a half ago, my husband and I purchased our dream home in Nashville – We only looked at it once before making an offer, and I knew immediately that I wanted it to be ours. The property is what sold me almost immediately. We have sweeping magnolias, an elegant pool, and […]

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Womanista Decor: Buying Art that Speaks to You

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I absolutely love the spirit and energy that an original piece of art can bring to a home. But let’s be honest, buying art can be really intimidating and stressful! I know I can easily get derailed by viewing too many options with varying prices, colors, and feel – and I’m often left thinking ‘how […]

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What I’m Loving This Week (Birthday Edition!)

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A Wintry Escape: womanistas, it’s officially my birthday week!! I turn THIRTY (30!!) a week from today and my husband and I will be celebrating on a snowy mountain. I can’t wait to click into my skis and sail down the slopes (but let’s be honest, I’m WAY more excited for a little apres ski […]

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