Womanista Fashion: CMT Awards Glam

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the CMT Awards with my handsome husband and his band, Lady Antebellum. The CMT Awards are one of my fave award shows to go to because there is a relaxed vibe, the fans are front and center so the energy is rockin’,  you can have fun with fashion, and there is awesome catering and a full bar backstage (I mean really. I had a delish, handcrafted Crown Royal cocktail last night called a “Maple Iced Tea” that included cinnamon and lemon. DE-LISH.)

I was super excited to rock this neon Antonio Berardi dress (and it is on sale at Net-A-Porter right now!) The fit was structured and modern, and the COLOR. Y’all, the color. I love me some neon.

I paired the dress with a turquoise “lips” clutch from Diane von Furstenberg (also on sale!) I added two crystal Erickson Beamon cuffs for a little bling (I’ve had them for a few years and wear them ALL the time, obsessed.) They are from Haven in Franklin, TN.

I finished the look with some seafoam Alexandra Tukelturk drop earrings (from Trumps Salon in Nashville), and some silver metallic Giuseppe Zanotti peep toe pumps (mine are old, but a similar pair is on sale!)

For my hair, I wanted to go with something summery and fun, not to mention a look that would hold up for a long time and still look good while exposed to the Nashville humidity (If I had opted for a stick straight, sleek look, I would have been rocking an afro by the end of the night. My hair gets FRIZZY!)

The fabulous Earl Cox & Katie Bender (she’s a braid wiz!) of Trumps Salon created a GORGE messy side braid, with lots of texture & sass. My hair inspiration was this look from Miley Cyrus, but I wanted my hair be a little softer. I absolutely LOVED my hair. Loved. And it still looked great when I finally got in my PJs at 12:30AM.

For my makeup, I wanted to look fresh, youthful, and fun. The perfect palette to create that is Aqualillies for Tarte. Y’all, I have been rocking every.single.lipstick in this collection. I can’t say enough how obsessed I am. They are luxurious & rich in color, plus they last FOREVER. Fab makeup artist Mary Beth Felts worked her magic to create a soft, pretty look with a bold lip. I didn’t reapply my Tarte glamazon 12-hour lipstick in “Foxy” at all last night, and even went to dinner after the show and it was STILL on after eating and drinking. For real. I also used Tarte 12-hour amazonian clay foundation for glowing skin – and it also lasts ALL.NIGHT. They aren’t kidding with the “12-hour” in the name!

Mary Beth added to my look with rosy cheeks, cat-eye liner, and  mega-watt “Atlanta” lashes from Smoke & Mirrors Beauty. I finished the look with “watts up” highlighter from Benefit Cosmetics on my cheek bones for a hint of shimmer.

Here are a few more fun pics from the show. And YAY for Lady Antebellum’s win for “Group Video of the Year” with “Downtown”!

A backstage smooch never hurt anyone!

Enjoying all of the FAB performances in the audience!

Hope you enjoyed the show, womanistas!

xo, the Womanista

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  1. Heather Baker June 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Womanista!!! You look absolutely to die for in the neon citron dress…!!! especially being a blonde!!!
    I was not sure if I could wear that color, but you inspired me to buy a neon citron silk shirt!!!
    Not sure if I can pull it off like you!! but I’m excited to try!!!
    thank you Womanista!!!

    • Woman June 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

      Thanks, Heather!! Glad you were inspired! I’m obsessed with this color at the moment :-)

  2. Katie June 14, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    One word Amazing… Head to toe.

    • Woman June 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

      Thanks, Katie! xxx

  3. Veronica S June 9, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    First of all CONGRATS to LADY A on their win, I didn’t get to see the show (because I’m still VERY Norway bound:() but I was so happy to hear them win, ‘cos Downtown ROCKS.

    You looked AMAZING Cassie, you always do, but you really rocked that dress.
    BTW the kissing picture is ADOREBLE… I guess like over half of my twitter timeline fangirled so much about it..;)

    • Woman June 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

      Thanks, Veronica! x

  4. Claudia June 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Love love it all! Especially the beautiful picture of the wonderful couple!

    And Lady A was incredible!!

    • Woman June 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

      Well thank you! And I agree!

  5. Rachelle June 7, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Cassie, you looked beautiful. The one question, is the Tarte lipstick cakey or dry at all, or does it stay on smooth all 12 hours? I always feel like I need a lipgloss with those long wearing lipstick

    • Woman June 7, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      Hey Rachelle! It is seriously emollient. I have the same issue with “long-wearing” lipsticks and this one is hands down my fave. I wear “Fierce” “Bold” “Timeless” and “Foxy” all the time! after eating dinner (which was 10 hours after I initially applied it) it was a little drier than in the beginning, but i’m ok with that because it was still bold and bright and fabulous! I highly recommend. Let me know what you think!

      • Rachelle June 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

        Cassie thanks so much for the its reply great to know that. I am disabled and in a wheelchair. I drink out of a straw a lot. My lipstick constantly comes off so I am glad to hear about this. I can’t stand the way they get dry and sticky. Thanks so much for the feedback. Congrats Lady Antebellum, you are my all time favorite.

        Rachelle, Napa, Ca

  6. VA June 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Love the look Cass! You and Charles make one handsome couple. xo

    • Woman June 7, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      Thanks, Ginny! xxx

  7. Sarah June 7, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    STUNNING, per usual, my neon green glam goddess girl! YAY LADY A!!!!! Whoo Hoo!

    • Woman June 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

      YOU looked stunning my dear, per usual!! xxx

  8. Lauren @ The Highlands Life June 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    You look gorgeous!! Love that you rocked the neon. And you rocked it good!!

    • Woman June 6, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

      Thanks, girl! x

  9. James June 6, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Girl you looked gorgeous last night! I totally raved about your look on my blog, well done!

    • Woman June 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

      Thanks so much, James!! You are sweet and fabulous! I appreciate it :-) xo

  10. Karen June 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    You always look stunning!! Love the dress and your hair. So glad you didn’t go with that crazy double braid thingy you posted yesterday. (haha) . You guys are such a cute couple!! Loved the show last night and watching Lady A do their thing. Sooo awesome as usual singing Wagon Wheel w/ Darius and of course Goodbye Town. Congrats on the win. Love you guys!!!!!!!

    • Woman June 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

      Thanks, Karen! And I’m glad my hair turned out a little better than that, too! ha ha. x

  11. Ali P June 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    ur right! so fresh and fun – love this look and love me some neon

    • Woman June 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

      Thanks, Al! And when you wear neon, you don’t need a tan! xx

  12. Brooke Wighton June 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    You never disappoint!!! Absolutely gorg!

    • Woman June 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

      Thanks Brooke! xx

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