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 coa t 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

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!!!

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! 

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!

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. 

THE DENIM SHIRT DRESS

  The denim shirt dress is a timeless piece of fashion that will compliment any style. For this look I wanted a 1970's retro style, so I paired a wooden and leather platform sandal with a fringe cross body bag and a double wrap watch.   I added little touches of gold with a feather cuff bracelet and a gypsy necklace. You can finish the look with a  fishtail side braid  hairstyle.

The denim shirt dress is a timeless piece of fashion that will compliment any style. For this look I wanted a 1970's retro style, so I paired a wooden and leather platform sandal with a fringe cross body bag and a double wrap watch. I added little touches of gold with a feather cuff bracelet and a gypsy necklace. You can finish the look with a fishtail side braid hairstyle.

BIKINI vs ONE-PIECE

Polk-a-dots are a hot summer trend for swimsuits this season. For a fresh take on the pattern, pair it with a bold color bikini top, a patent leather beach bag and your favorite flip flops. For a more vintage inspired look pair a one-piece suit with an ankle wrap sandal and a large white structured tote. Finish either look with a pair of black frame cat eye sunglasses and don't forget your sunscreen! 

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

My friend Lindsay asked me to create a "Girls Night Out" look for her upcoming trip to New York. I wanted the look to be elegant and sexy just like her. So I paired a structured tank, that shows just enough skin, with black ankle jeans and closed toe heels. I added a little sparkle with the jewelry and finished the look with an envelope clutch that has hint of color. 

A SOUTHERN EASTER

For a fun, stylish, and comfortable Easter look try a sleeveless knee length sheath dress. This will be great for all the festivities. A pair of standout wedges will be much easier to hunt Easter Eggs in than a pair of heels. To complete the look, trade your Easter basket in for a nude tote and add a cuff bracelet with some simple earrings. 

BLACK & WHITE

 I have always loved black and white photos. These are from the Love-N-Lavender shoot and they take my breathe away. Sitting on a stone wall, Janna and Brealynn look timeless.   Photography by : Lea Nicole Photography  Flowers by:  LeRae Events and Design

I have always loved black and white photos. These are from the Love-N-Lavender shoot and they take my breathe away. Sitting on a stone wall, Janna and Brealynn look timeless. 

Photography by: Lea Nicole Photography Flowers by: LeRae Events and Design

 This shoot was on an extremely hot day in Alabama and Janna makes modeling look easy. The  Saja Wedding  dress looks light and airy. And I'm in love with how her hair falls just under her arm and to the side.  Photography by:  Lea Nicole Photography   MakeUp by:  Lush Makeup Art   

This shoot was on an extremely hot day in Alabama and Janna makes modeling look easy. The Saja Wedding dress looks light and airy. And I'm in love with how her hair falls just under her arm and to the side.

Photography by: Lea Nicole Photography  MakeUp by: Lush Makeup Art  

THE OSCARS

 The Oscar fashion last night did not disappoint! There was so many beautiful gowns, hair and makeup it was hard to narrow down to my top picks. But I did! My absolute favorite is Rosamund Pike in a luscious red Givenchy gown. Emma Stone look stunning from head to toe in a backless Elie Saab dress. Jennifer Lopez also wore Elie Saab, her skin tone plunging neckline ball gown was perfection. My favorite fashion risk of the evening is Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein. The fit of the pearl structure was breathe taking against her skin tone. Tell me your favorite!

The Oscar fashion last night did not disappoint! There was so many beautiful gowns, hair and makeup it was hard to narrow down to my top picks. But I did! My absolute favorite is Rosamund Pike in a luscious red Givenchy gown. Emma Stone look stunning from head to toe in a backless Elie Saab dress. Jennifer Lopez also wore Elie Saab, her skin tone plunging neckline ball gown was perfection. My favorite fashion risk of the evening is Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein. The fit of the pearl structure was breathe taking against her skin tone. Tell me your favorite!