Womanista Beauty: CMA Awards Glam (2013!)

On Wednesday night, Nashville celebrated the CMA Awards (also known as “Country Music’s Biggest Night!”) The show was really, really great and it was fun to sip some champagne & catch up with friends while wearing a gown & some diamonds (more on those diamonds later – they were AMAZING!)

I started my day at Trumps Salon where Earl Cox created an sleek, simple look for my hair. My gown was pretty-statement worthy and I didn’t want my hair to be too “fussy” – otherwise I could have looked like a 30-year-old going to prom. After a wash & blow-dry, Earl flat-ironed my hair, clipped in my extenstions, and then used a few velcro rollers to give my hair a little volume on top and some movement.

For my makeup, I was inspired by this smoky cat eye – it’s definitely an evening look, but has a softness to it. I wanted my makeup to look pretty, but not too over-the-top. Beyond my eye makeup, Mary Beth Felts gave me a rosy cheek & a peach, glossy lip. Pretty & chic. (on a side note, I got my makeup done next to Kacey Musgraves’ fabulous Nana, her date for the evening. She looked equally gorgeous!)

This was Mary Beth’s workstation (the salon was packed so we set-up on a window sill! She can work her magic anywhere!)

After my makeup was fully done, Earl pulled out the rollers & finished my hair. I absolutely loved it, plus it was so easy to wear!

And now y’all, my gown. My GOWN!!! I was in love. I was first introduced to Olia Zavozina when one of my best friends, Kelly Jarrell, got married. She wore an incredible gown that was not only tailored to perfection, but it was stylish & perfectly “her”. So when I had the opportunity to check out some of Olia’s other gowns for the CMA awards, I was SO excited. I wore the “Delia” gown, in blush.  From the second I saw it, I knew it was “the one” – the incredible detailing, the gorgeous fabric, and soft color were all stunning and perfectly “me”. I asked Olia to change the hem to make it a little more “red carpet ready” and she loved the idea.

Here I am with Kelli Haywood – it’s so fun to have her to chat with while our husbands are doing interviews!

To accessorize my gown, I wore Jimmy Choo “Sierra” Sandals (they are old, but you can get a similar look HERE or HERE) And then came my jewelry. Y’all, I was wearing close to 200 carats of diamonds. YES, ALMOST 200 CARATS OF DIAMONDS! I discovered Nashville’s best kept jewelry secret when I met Randi Williams of Williams Gallery about a week ago. She not only has an INCREDIBLE eye for the special & fabulous, but she generously loaned me and some other fabulous ladies some ridiculously gorgeous bling for the CMA Awards (Caroline Bryan’s AMAZE necklace? Yep, that’s from Williams Gallery. Kellie Pickler’s stunning earrings & bracelet? Yep. That’s her too.)

I was lucky enough to wear some rose-cut diamond earrings set in platinum, as well as an art-deco diamond bracelet from the 1930s. And did I mention the 145 carat diamond necklace?? yep. I was seriously blinged-out! The jewelry added a glam dimension to my whole look that I absolutely loved.

And finally, here we all are on the red carpet (Doesn’t my husband look SO HANDSOME in his Tom Ford suit?!). What a FUN night!

xo, the Womanista


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  1. Kristin @ Camels & Chocolate December 27, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Charles looks so dapper, and you look like a princess!

  2. Lisa November 10, 2013 at 12:26 am #

    You looked beautiful! Love the gown!! And what a great picture of the 6 of you!! Hope y’all had as good a time as I did watching the show!! (Although, I think Lady A should have definitely won!!)

  3. Veronica S November 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    I just love Lady Antebellum and you spouses of Lady Antebellum! Y’all are so down to earth people and always look so amazing on the red carpet AND y’all look so close! I mean, it looks like a happy huge family! I really think that’s why we fans love you, Kelli and Chris so much, because y’all are so nice to the fans.

    You looked absolutely gorgeous and your dress WOW! It must be so much fun going to award shows and get to wear lots of pretty dresses, jewlery and shoes. Actually, I had an ambition to be a jewlery designer for people walking the red carpet;)

  4. Kelli-Anne Anderson November 8, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    I’ve said this so many times, but you looked AMAZING! I loved your dress and your make up. You and Charles were definitely the most attractive couple there! All 6 of you looked amazing! Just too gorgeous!

    • Woman November 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

      Thank you so much, Kelli-Anne!

  5. Nichole Ocepek November 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    You nailed it again! The dress is perfection :)

    • Woman November 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

      I for real am obsessed with that gown. Obsessed.

  6. Kelly Jarrell November 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    You looked gorge!!!! Olia is amazing! So happy to see one of her dresses on your cute little self. xx

    • Woman November 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

      Thanks, Kel! xxxxx

  7. Lindy Wilson November 8, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    One of your best looks! Your hair is flawless and you looked radiant! So crazy to me how much Kelli resembles Meghann!

    • Woman November 8, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

      Thanks so much, Lindy! (and they are TWINS!) xx

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