OH YEAH, I BECAME A MOM!

 Let me start off by saying I'm sorry for not posting a blog for alomst 6 MONTHS! But yeah, I became a mom and have been a little preoccupied. So this blog post will not be the fashion and style that you are use to seeing, but I feel that I need to tell you about my journey of becoming a mother.

Becoming a mother was NOT something on my bucketlist of things I must do. It's not that I don't love children, I do! But the process of being pregnant and the responsibilty of raising a child scared the poop out of me!

So there I was, married for a year and a half, 37 years old and not pregnant. By the way, my husband wanted a baby BAD! He was 43 at the time and I think he had a biological clock that was ticking for both of us. He wasn't the only person wondering when we would get pregnant. His parents, my mom, our friends, my clients, needless to say I felt a little pressure.  Everyone would always ask "when are you and your husband going to have a child?" or my personal favorite (insert sarcasm here and an eye roll) "you are in your late 30's and you aren't getting any younger, so don't you think it's time?". The questions didn't really bother me, but how am I supposed to answer them when I didn't know deep down inside how I truly felt. So I would usually answer with "when God wants us to have a baby, we will have a baby.". And that is exactly what happened, God blessed us with a baby.

 At the end of July 2015, I started to feel nauseous and could not eat anything! This lasted for about 3 weeks until my hubs got angry and told me to go to a doctor. He hates it when I can't eat. Feeding me is one of his ways of taking care of me. So after lunch with him one Monday, where I didn't eat a morsel of food, I got a pregnancy test on the way home. Took the test and it only took 30 seconds for that bright pink positive sign to come through and stay that way. I may have freaked out a little. Okay, a lot. I cried, called one of my BFFs and cried some more. After I calmed down, I sat outside for hours trying to stare into the future to see how my life would be.  It didn't work. I had no clue what was coming. Eventually I did call my man to tell him and I think he wasn't sure if I was being honest! So I sent him a pic of the test in our bathroom so he would know that it was FOR REAL!

Not gonna lie, the next 8 months were not easy. It could have been much worse and I'm very thankful it wasn't. But I had morning sickness every day all day and I couldn't eat for the first 2 trimesters. That's 24 weeks people!!! I actually lost weight, which infuriated my loving husband. He thought just because I couldn't eat that the baby wasn't getting her food. Well the doctor explained that that wasn't how it works and she was getting everything she needed. HALLELUJAH!

Fast foward to delivery time! I was terrified! Because of my age and a pre-existing blood pressure issue, my doctor thought it would be best if we scheduled a day to be induced. So March 8th was the day or so I thought. We went in at 3pm that afternoon, started the procedure at 6pm and baby decided to make her entry into the world on March 10th at 10:03 am. If you don't want to do the math, that is 40 HOURS!!!! She did not want to come out and my body wasn't letting her go!

When the doctor finally handed baby girl Ella to me my world disintegrated and a new one grew in its place. She was my new world and SHE was the ONLY thing that mattered now.  My heart hurt becase it was so full of love, a love that I had never known. All I wanted to do was stare at her. It was like she wasn't real, like I was holding a perfect doll. At that very second, I knew there was a God. There wasn't another explanation for this beautiful creature that my husband and I were blessed with. 

 

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 Ella has made me a better human being and given me more faith than I knew I had. I know raising her will be challenging at times, but I don't want it any other way. All the drama of the delivery and pregnancy was worth it because in the end, I have her. So yeah, I am very thankful I became a mom!

Please take a minute to watch this amazing video that was created by my very talented friend, Julie Lowry owner of Chanterelle Photography. Make sure watch all they way through, even after credits! ;)  And don't forget to click HD for a clear viewing. https://www.facebook.com/julielowry/videos/t.1408055647/10209551697694811/?type=2&theater

 

 

 

SENIOR PROTRAIT OUTFITS

Senior portraits can be one of the most exciting parts for a teen in their last school year. Long gone are the days of just a simple cap and gown photo. Today, it is more like a photo shoot which is so much more fun! It can be a little hard to figure out what to wear and how many looks to take on location. So here are a few tips for any Senior on their big photo shoot day! First of all, try not to take your whole closet. I know it's hard, but if you can narrow it down to 5 or 6 different looks, it will make the day a great deal easier on you and your photographer.   Try on your outfits with shoes and accessories and be sure to have someone snap a photo. If it looks good on a phone pic, just imagine what it will look like in a professional photo. Make sure that your accessories, shoes, and articles of clothing can mix and match together. That way when you are on location and aren't feeling that necklace you brought to go with your favorite dress, you will have options. I've created five different looks to give you inspiration while choosing your outfits. Have fun on your big photo shoot day!

Senior portraits can be one of the most exciting parts for a teen in their last school year. Long gone are the days of just a simple cap and gown photo. Today, it is more like a photo shoot which is so much more fun! It can be a little hard to figure out what to wear and how many looks to take on location. So here are a few tips for any Senior on their big photo shoot day!

First of all, try not to take your whole closet. I know it's hard, but if you can narrow it down to 5 or 6 different looks, it will make the day a great deal easier on you and your photographer.  

Try on your outfits with shoes and accessories and be sure to have someone snap a photo. If it looks good on a phone pic, just imagine what it will look like in a professional photo.

Make sure that your accessories, shoes, and articles of clothing can mix and match together. That way when you are on location and aren't feeling that necklace you brought to go with your favorite dress, you will have options.

I've created five different looks to give you inspiration while choosing your outfits.

Have fun on your big photo shoot day!

GOLDEN GLOBE FASHION

Awards season is upon us and last nights Golden Globe red carpet did not disapoint. Fashion walked the carpet in all forms, from plunging necklines to jewel tone gowns and even pockets made a statement! My three favorites are two fashion heavy hitters that you would expect to see on every best dressed list and a newcomer who came out swinging for the fence. Jennifer Lawrence was Hollywood perfection in a modern cut-out Dior Couture gown and Chopard statement necklace.  Jennifer Lopez showed everyone that she can still be extremely sexy without showing a lot of skin in her Giambattista Valli marigold gown complete with cape and Harry Winston jewels. Newcomer, Jaimie Alexander, was stunning in her green and black patchwork Genny gown with a plunging neckline and emerald ring and earrings. And this gown has POCKETS!  Now onto the OSCARS! I just can't wait to see what they have in store for us fashion lovers!      

Awards season is upon us and last nights Golden Globe red carpet did not disapoint. Fashion walked the carpet in all forms, from plunging necklines to jewel tone gowns and even pockets made a statement! My three favorites are two fashion heavy hitters that you would expect to see on every best dressed list and a newcomer who came out swinging for the fence.

Jennifer Lawrence was Hollywood perfection in a modern cut-out Dior Couture gown and Chopard statement necklace. 

Jennifer Lopez showed everyone that she can still be extremely sexy without showing a lot of skin in her Giambattista Valli marigold gown complete with cape and Harry Winston jewels.

Newcomer, Jaimie Alexander, was stunning in her green and black patchwork Genny gown with a plunging neckline and emerald ring and earrings. And this gown has POCKETS! 

Now onto the OSCARS! I just can't wait to see what they have in store for us fashion lovers!

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HER!

Choosing gifts for the special woman in your life can be difficult. It helps if you know what she likes to do in her spare time. So here are some of my favorite items for different types of females. For the woman who loves everything that sparkles, a pair of princess cut stud earrings or a diamond "v" pendant necklace will be perfect gift wrapped under the tree. An apple watch is the perfect holiday gift for the gadget loving girl! And you can change the band!  The fashionista in your life will love a piece of fashion designer art or a bag by her favorite designer.  For the lady who loves that glass of wine after a long day, a bottle of her favorite wine and 2 beautiful wine glasses will be exactly what she'll want after all the holiday festivities are over. And for the woman you just want to keep warm this holiday, a cashmere and wool infinity scarf will do just the trick!  Hope everyone has a safe and beautiful Holiday Season! Merry Christmas!  

Choosing gifts for the special woman in your life can be difficult. It helps if you know what she likes to do in her spare time. So here are some of my favorite items for different types of females.

For the woman who loves everything that sparkles, a pair of princess cut stud earrings or a diamond "v" pendant necklace will be perfect gift wrapped under the tree.

An apple watch is the perfect holiday gift for the gadget loving girl! And you can change the band! 

The fashionista in your life will love a piece of fashion designer art or a bag by her favorite designer. 

For the lady who loves that glass of wine after a long day, a bottle of her favorite wine and 2 beautiful wine glasses will be exactly what she'll want after all the holiday festivities are over.

And for the woman you just want to keep warm this holiday, a cashmere and wool infinity scarf will do just the trick! 

Hope everyone has a safe and beautiful Holiday Season! Merry Christmas!

 

PERFECT FALL OUTFITS

Fall is an amzing time of year to show off your personal style. But the weather can be a little unpredictable. So I created four looks that will be perfect for those light breezy fall days and also could be layered if winter comes early.  Look one is a perfect party/date night look. I paired a full circle tulle skirt with a soft off shoulder sweater. The skirt has all the drama and by choosing a neutral color top it keeps the look balanced. I finished with teardrop earrings, black open toe booties and studded clutch to give the outfit a little more edginess. Add a black leather jacket to keep cool at night. Look 2 is the perfect fall outfit and easy to recreate. Start with choosing a netural tone sweater, your favorite skinny jeans and up-to-the-knee boots. Accessorize with jewelry and a bag in the same neutral tone, gold or silver. This outfit will be your fall uniform that will always make you look and feel great. Add a double breasted coat for the cold winter days. Look 3 is perfect office attire. I chose to let the accessories make the statement with this look. The high waisted pant and simple white long sleeve shirt get a modern vibe when paired with a structured bib necklace, marble printed leather clutch and T-strap pumps in oxblood. Add a white wool belted coat to stay warm when you aren't in the office Look 4 is perfect for any occasion. The sweater dress is a staple piece to have in your closet that can be dressed up or down. For this look, I chose a pair of fabulous studded riding boots, gold accessories and an animal print bag to show just a little bit of my wild side. You could add a rain proof trench coat for that fall rainy day.   Have fun creating looks this fall and don't forget to show off your own personal style!!  

Fall is an amzing time of year to show off your personal style. But the weather can be a little unpredictable. So I created four looks that will be perfect for those light breezy fall days and also could be layered if winter comes early. 

Look one is a perfect party/date night look. I paired a full circle tulle skirt with a soft off shoulder sweater. The skirt has all the drama and by choosing a neutral color top it keeps the look balanced. I finished with teardrop earrings, black open toe booties and studded clutch to give the outfit a little more edginess. Add a black leather jacket to keep cool at night.

Look 2 is the perfect fall outfit and easy to recreate. Start with choosing a netural tone sweater, your favorite skinny jeans and up-to-the-knee boots. Accessorize with jewelry and a bag in the same neutral tone, gold or silver. This outfit will be your fall uniform that will always make you look and feel great. Add a double breasted coat for the cold winter days.

Look 3 is perfect office attire. I chose to let the accessories make the statement with this look. The high waisted pant and simple white long sleeve shirt get a modern vibe when paired with a structured bib necklace, marble printed leather clutch and T-strap pumps in oxblood. Add a white wool belted coat to stay warm when you aren't in the office

Look 4 is perfect for any occasion. The sweater dress is a staple piece to have in your closet that can be dressed up or down. For this look, I chose a pair of fabulous studded riding boots, gold accessories and an animal print bag to show just a little bit of my wild side. You could add a rain proof trench coat for that fall rainy day.  

Have fun creating looks this fall and don't forget to show off your own personal style!!

 

FALL BOOTS FOR UNDER 100$

Fall is here and that means it is time for BOOTS! Finding the perfect boot can be hard especially if you are on a budget. So here are a few of my favorites that range from 45$-95$!!!! From booties to cowboy boots and rain boots to knee high boots, they can all be found on Polyvore. 

Fall is here and that means it is time for BOOTS! Finding the perfect boot can be hard especially if you are on a budget. So here are a few of my favorites that range from 45$-95$!!!! From booties to cowboy boots and rain boots to knee high boots, they can all be found on Polyvore

BOHEMIAN ELOPEMENT SHOOT

When LeaNicole Photography asked me to come to Auburn, Alabama (WAR EAGLE) to style hair for a bohemian style shoot, I of course agreed. I have worked with Lea and Nicole several times before and knew the images would be stunning.  

When LeaNicole Photography asked me to come to Auburn, Alabama (WAR EAGLE) to style hair for a bohemian style shoot, I of course agreed. I have worked with Lea and Nicole several times before and knew the images would be stunning.  

Thorne & Thistle designed the floral crown and all of the flowers for the shoot. I love working with floral crowns, they smell amazing and are a bohemian bride's dream head piece.

Thorne & Thistle designed the floral crown and all of the flowers for the shoot. I love working with floral crowns, they smell amazing and are a bohemian bride's dream head piece.

I love working with real couples and these two were absolutely adorable. For the bride's hair, I wanted large, soft curls to enhance the softness of her gorgeous Saja wedding gown. The groom had a great haircut that just needed to be cleaned up. 

I love working with real couples and these two were absolutely adorable. For the bride's hair, I wanted large, soft curls to enhance the softness of her gorgeous Saja wedding gown. The groom had a great haircut that just needed to be cleaned up. 

Photography and Concept: Lea Nicole Photography   Floral Design: Thorne & Thistle   Wedding Dress: Saja Wedding     

Photography and Concept: Lea Nicole Photography   Floral Design: Thorne & Thistle  

Wedding Dress: Saja Wedding     

EMMY'S FASHION 2015

It's that time of year again, Awards Season! The Emmy's kicked off this season with some amazing fashion! My absolute favorite of the evening is Kerry Washington in a stunnig silver Marc Jacobs. She actually saw this dress only a few days before on the runway and asked to wear it to the Emmy's. Sofia Vergara did what she does best (which is looking HOT!) in this stunning silver strapless St. John dress that has 64,000 hand applied Swarovski Crystals! Aubrey Plaza was simple and elegant in her Alexandre Vauthier v-neck gown. Lady Gaga suprised me the most! She toned down her usually over the top style and wore an amazing one-shoulder Brandon Maxwell dress. Her make up and hair comlpeted her glamours movie star look. Last but certainly not least is Laverne Cox! She was breathtaking in this cut-out Calvin Klein and the color is perfection! Can't wait to see what other fashion is in store for this AWARDS SEASON!!!

It's that time of year again, Awards Season! The Emmy's kicked off this season with some amazing fashion! My absolute favorite of the evening is Kerry Washington in a stunnig silver Marc Jacobs. She actually saw this dress only a few days before on the runway and asked to wear it to the Emmy's. Sofia Vergara did what she does best (which is looking HOT!) in this stunning silver strapless St. John dress that has 64,000 hand applied Swarovski Crystals! Aubrey Plaza was simple and elegant in her Alexandre Vauthier v-neck gown. Lady Gaga suprised me the most! She toned down her usually over the top style and wore an amazing one-shoulder Brandon Maxwell dress. Her make up and hair comlpeted her glamours movie star look. Last but certainly not least is Laverne Cox! She was breathtaking in this cut-out Calvin Klein and the color is perfection! Can't wait to see what other fashion is in store for this AWARDS SEASON!!!

TANNER'S SENIOR SESSION

Senior photo sessions are a hot new trend, so when I was asked by one of my favorite people to do hair and my makeup for her beautiful daughter Tanner, I jumped at the chance! I have actullay never done makeup for a professional shoot before so I was a little nervous.  But I think I did a pretty good job, just look at this picture! And it was the last photo taken that day!

Senior photo sessions are a hot new trend, so when I was asked by one of my favorite people to do hair and my makeup for her beautiful daughter Tanner, I jumped at the chance! I have actullay never done makeup for a professional shoot before so I was a little nervous.  But I think I did a pretty good job, just look at this picture! And it was the last photo taken that day!

Wes Roberts was the photographer and he did a magnificent job! He wanted a relaxed girl next door look, so gave her a high pony to compliment her t-shirts and cut off shorts.

Wes Roberts was the photographer and he did a magnificent job! He wanted a relaxed girl next door look, so gave her a high pony to compliment her t-shirts and cut off shorts.

Since I started with the last photo of the day, I wanted to finish with the first photo of the day! Isn't she gorgeous! 

Since I started with the last photo of the day, I wanted to finish with the first photo of the day! Isn't she gorgeous! 

CHANDELIER SHOOT

I love working with LeRae Events & Design and Wes Roberts Photography because the results are always magical! When Rae Culver told me she was going to transform her beautiful rustic barn into an all white chandelier shoot I knew she was a little crazy but at the same time a GENIUS! 

I love working with LeRae Events & Design and Wes Roberts Photography because the results are always magical! When Rae Culver told me she was going to transform her beautiful rustic barn into an all white chandelier shoot I knew she was a little crazy but at the same time a GENIUS! 

My mission, after hearing the concept, was to make the bride and groom look just as fabulous. So I chose a strapless sheath gown with a peplum skirt for the bride. This gown has a sophisticated silhouette and by adding the brooch, earrings and headpiece gave it the perfect amount of glamour. To finish the bridal look, I gave the bride a modern version of a classic french twist. The groom I wanted to look handsome and timeless like James Bond, so I chose a classic white tux jacket with black bow tie. Don't they love marvelous!!!! 

My mission, after hearing the concept, was to make the bride and groom look just as fabulous. So I chose a strapless sheath gown with a peplum skirt for the bride. This gown has a sophisticated silhouette and by adding the brooch, earrings and headpiece gave it the perfect amount of glamour. To finish the bridal look, I gave the bride a modern version of a classic french twist. The groom I wanted to look handsome and timeless like James Bond, so I chose a classic white tux jacket with black bow tie. Don't they love marvelous!!!! 

Photography: Wes Roberst Photography  Design, Concept, Floral: Le Rae Events and Design           Venue: The Barn at Pisgah Hill  Makeup: Lush Makeup Art  Bridal Gown: Denson's Bridal   Tux; Jim Massey's Formal  Lighting/Drapery: Special Event Lighting  Chandeliers & Rental: Brendal Rentals    Hair & Fashion Styling: Kamee Style

Photography: Wes Roberst Photography  Design, Concept, Floral: Le Rae Events and Design          

Venue: The Barn at Pisgah Hill  Makeup: Lush Makeup Art  Bridal Gown: Denson's Bridal  

Tux; Jim Massey's Formal  Lighting/Drapery: Special Event Lighting  Chandeliers & Rental: Brendal Rentals    Hair & Fashion Styling: Kamee Style

HAPPY JULY 4TH

Looking for a July 4th outfit that will be patriotic without loosing your style? For me its all about how you balance the colors and this great Nation has some amazing ones to work with. I chose to use white for the majority of this look because its a neutral and will create balance between the 2 bolder colors red and blue. Blue is my "signature color" so obviously I chose it as my standout color using the tank, ring and earrings. Finishing with red sandals and a bracelet delivers a perfectly balanced cohesive look.  Please everyone have a safe and fun filled July 4th weekend! 

BOHEMIAN STYLED SHOOT

I was asked to style the hair for a Lea Nicole Photography shoot and I fell in love with the bohemian concept. The models are perfection in the SAJA wedding and bridesmaid dresses. The shoot was in Auburn, Al (WAR EAGLE) at the Fountainview Mansion on a very cold day but you would never know with the way the pictures came out! Simply STUNNING! And this picture made the cover of Southern Bride Magazine!!!!!

I was asked to style the hair for a Lea Nicole Photography shoot and I fell in love with the bohemian concept. The models are perfection in the SAJA wedding and bridesmaid dresses. The shoot was in Auburn, Al (WAR EAGLE) at the Fountainview Mansion on a very cold day but you would never know with the way the pictures came out! Simply STUNNING! And this picture made the cover of Southern Bride Magazine!!!!!

Our bride looked absolutely magical. Her mother, Amy Camp, was the make up artist and she did a magnificent job! Just look at those lips and lashes!

Our bride looked absolutely magical. Her mother, Amy Camp, was the make up artist and she did a magnificent job! Just look at those lips and lashes!

Our bridesmaids are actual sisters! I had a blast getting to know them while styling their hair and I promise they are as sweet and beautiful as they look in this picture. To see all of the amazing images click here. Photography/Design: Lea Nicole Photography   Floral/Design: Flowers by Amanda   Bride/Bridesmaids Dresses: SAJA   Makeup: Amy Camp Makeup Artist   Venue: Fountainview Mansion    Videography: Southern Stream Live   Flower Girl Dress: Rachel Benton Clothing Design

Our bridesmaids are actual sisters! I had a blast getting to know them while styling their hair and I promise they are as sweet and beautiful as they look in this picture. To see all of the amazing images click here.

Photography/Design: Lea Nicole Photography   Floral/Design: Flowers by Amanda   Bride/Bridesmaids Dresses: SAJA   Makeup: Amy Camp Makeup Artist   Venue: Fountainview Mansion    Videography: Southern Stream Live   Flower Girl Dress: Rachel Benton Clothing Design

BOLD PRINTS

Bold Prints are a huge trend everywhere, from statement dresses to workout gear. These prints will always be noticed and that can be a little intimidating to wear. So here are a few of my tips for wearing and mixing bold prints.

Bold Prints are a huge trend everywhere, from statement dresses to workout gear. These prints will always be noticed and that can be a little intimidating to wear. So here are a few of my tips for wearing and mixing bold prints.

When wearing one bold print, like this statement dress, keep the accessories simple. A few stackable bracelets or rings will add enough sparkle.  If the print is monochromatic add a pop of color with a clutch and finish the look with a structured heel. This look is powerful, bold and great for the office. 

When wearing one bold print, like this statement dress, keep the accessories simple. A few stackable bracelets or rings will add enough sparkle.  If the print is monochromatic add a pop of color with a clutch and finish the look with a structured heel. This look is powerful, bold and great for the office. 

When mixing prints start by picking a bold and a neutral print. In this look my bold is the floral tux jacket and my accent is the simple stripe midi skirt. I chose these patterns because they are different in scale, meaning one print is larger than the other, and because they share a similar color palette. I separated the prints with a solid color crop tank to make the look more cohesive.  I finished with accessories in neutral tones from both prints using nude for the statement necklace and clutch and black for the heels.  Have fun mixing, and wear what makes you feel good!

When mixing prints start by picking a bold and a neutral print. In this look my bold is the floral tux jacket and my accent is the simple stripe midi skirt. I chose these patterns because they are different in scale, meaning one print is larger than the other, and because they share a similar color palette. I separated the prints with a solid color crop tank to make the look more cohesive.  I finished with accessories in neutral tones from both prints using nude for the statement necklace and clutch and black for the heels.  Have fun mixing, and wear what makes you feel good!

FEMININE MENS WEAR

Mens wear for women is quickly becoming a hot new trend. The look is cool, effortless and perfect for the modern working woman. If the look is a little too masculine for you, add a little more "girl" to the look by using the right accessories. A statement necklace and a pair of killer heels add some major drama to the clean lines of the look. Replace the briefcase with a sophisticated mini tote and finish the look with a modern low bun hairstyle.

Mens wear for women is quickly becoming a hot new trend. The look is cool, effortless and perfect for the modern working woman. If the look is a little too masculine for you, add a little more "girl" to the look by using the right accessories. A statement necklace and a pair of killer heels add some major drama to the clean lines of the look. Replace the briefcase with a sophisticated mini tote and finish the look with a modern low bun hairstyle.

CLOVERDALE SHOOT

This contemporary photo shoot was a blast! I got to work with Lea Nicole Photography and Southern Poises. They asked me to create a modern low bun and I love how it turned out. The models are an actual couple, so the kiss is real!!!! 

This contemporary photo shoot was a blast! I got to work with Lea Nicole Photography and Southern Poises. They asked me to create a modern low bun and I love how it turned out. The models are an actual couple, so the kiss is real!!!! 

This shoot started early one morning. I had to leave to go to another shoot, so I saw the finished product when RSVP published it for their bridal issue and its beautiful.  Photography: Lea Nicole Photography  Design, Styling, & Florals: Southern Poises  Venue: The A&P  Makeup: Lush Makeup Art  Bridal Attire and Jewelry: Ivory & White  Groom Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear  Models: Elizabeth and Jonathan Kimbrough  

This shoot started early one morning. I had to leave to go to another shoot, so I saw the finished product when RSVP published it for their bridal issue and its beautiful. 

Photography: Lea Nicole Photography  Design, Styling, & Florals: Southern Poises  Venue: The A&P  Makeup: Lush Makeup Art  Bridal Attire and Jewelry: Ivory & White  Groom Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear  Models: Elizabeth and Jonathan Kimbrough  

FINDING YOUR SIGNATURE COLOR

Do you have a signature color? I'm obsessed with the color blue. My logo is blue and almost every room in my home has some element of blue. I look better in blue than any other color, so it's my favorite color to wear. Here are a few of my tips for finding your signature color. First determine if you have cool or warm undertones by looking at the underside of your wrist. If the veins are blue or purple you have a cool undertone which means you will look better in colors like navy and violet. If the veins are green or a have a yellow cast then you have a warm undertone and look better in colors like red, yellow and orange. When shopping, try on the colors that attract you and pay attention to your features. Your eyes, skin and hair will glow against the right color. When in doubt, take pictures. We have all taken a selfie in the dressing room to see the fit of a garment, you also should pay attention to the color of the garment against your skin. Even in the worst lighting your signature color will look great on you. Have fun finding you signature color! Post a comment letting me know what it is.

Do you have a signature color? I'm obsessed with the color blue. My logo is blue and almost every room in my home has some element of blue. I look better in blue than any other color, so it's my favorite color to wear. Here are a few of my tips for finding your signature color. First determine if you have cool or warm undertones by looking at the underside of your wrist. If the veins are blue or purple you have a cool undertone which means you will look better in colors like navy and violet. If the veins are green or a have a yellow cast then you have a warm undertone and look better in colors like red, yellow and orange. When shopping, try on the colors that attract you and pay attention to your features. Your eyes, skin and hair will glow against the right color. When in doubt, take pictures. We have all taken a selfie in the dressing room to see the fit of a garment, you also should pay attention to the color of the garment against your skin. Even in the worst lighting your signature color will look great on you. Have fun finding you signature color! Post a comment letting me know what it is.

BOLD STRIPES

Bold stripes are everywhere this season. To give your bold stripe skirt a modern vintage look pair with a solid color midriff top. Don't want to show too much skin? Try a tank or crew neck t-shirt.  Add pops of color with a closed toe flat and a pair of sunglasses. Accessorize with a pair of vintage drop earrings and a modern structured clutch. Finish the look with a sleek ponytail and a classic red lip. 

Bold stripes are everywhere this season. To give your bold stripe skirt a modern vintage look pair with a solid color midriff top. Don't want to show too much skin? Try a tank or crew neck t-shirt.  Add pops of color with a closed toe flat and a pair of sunglasses. Accessorize with a pair of vintage drop earrings and a modern structured clutch. Finish the look with a sleek ponytail and a classic red lip. 

ELEGANT SHOOT

I had the pleasure of working with Lea Nicole Photography again on this elegant photo shoot for RSVP Magazine. Each model needed to have a different formal hairstyle but they also had to be cohesive to compliment the gorgeous Saja dresses.

I had the pleasure of working with Lea Nicole Photography again on this elegant photo shoot for RSVP Magazine. Each model needed to have a different formal hairstyle but they also had to be cohesive to compliment the gorgeous Saja dresses.

All the models and images turned out stunning. It was really hard to pick photos to share. You can see all the images on the Lea Nicole Photography website.

All the models and images turned out stunning. It was really hard to pick photos to share. You can see all the images on the Lea Nicole Photography website.

I had an amazing time working with all the vendors and models and can't wait to work with them again.  Photography: Lea Nicole Photography Venue: Fountainview Mansion  Floral&Design: Flowers by Amanda  Bridal & Bridesmaid Dresses: Saja Wedding  Makeup: Lush Makeup Art  Videography: Southern Stream Live  Cake: Ashlyn's Cake Cottage

I had an amazing time working with all the vendors and models and can't wait to work with them again. 

Photography: Lea Nicole Photography Venue: Fountainview Mansion  Floral&Design: Flowers by Amanda  Bridal & Bridesmaid Dresses: Saja Wedding  Makeup: Lush Makeup Art  Videography: Southern Stream Live  Cake: Ashlyn's Cake Cottage