Hi y’all! (Yes, I am feeling very southern right now.) So, we’ve been in Nashville only a day and have already experienced great food and drinks at The Farm House, The Southern, Patterson House and Rolf & Daughters. Needless to say, it was a fantastic introduction into the bar and restaurant scene. It was a scorcher yesterday so this flowy maxi was a perfect choice for the 90-degree weather we were experiencing.
Today, we are hoping to check out Edgehill Cafe and the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, then eat dinner and maybe go bowling at Pinewood Social. Afterward, I am hoping to hear some live music at either the Listening Room or The Bluebird Cafe. I can’t wait and hope to get some great photos this weekend.xo
Hey y’all! I’m very excited to share that I am flying to Nashville today with my dear friends, Keiko, Helena, Lauren and Amanda! I am so excited for this long weekend away with these girls and can’t wait to take in the food, sights and of course, the music. We are renting a cute little house and have a great itinerary lined up thanks to the amazing Lauren. And lucky for us, Keiko has been there a bunch (her adorable cousins live there) and knows her way around, so I know we are good hands. However, that said, if you know of any hidden gems or amazing spots that we must go to, please share!
I can’t wait to report back, but until then, follow me on Instagram - I will be posting up a storm! :)
P.S. I happen to be a huge fan of the show Nashville as well as country music fan, so this is going to be HEAVEN for me. :)
Spent the day yesterday walking around the Marais and stopped off to admire the Place des Vosges, which is one of my favorite spots in Paris. Afterward I grabbed brunch at Les Philosophes, then spent the afternoon reading and getting some work done at a nearby cafe. I leave tonight to fly back to New York, which is always bittersweet for me when Paris is involved, but I feel so refreshed, inspired and ready to take on the holidays and new beginnings. Hope this week has been a happy and productive for everyone so far! xo
Just a quick hello from Paris! Quite the last minute and very spontaneous trip, seeing that I was just here a couple weeks ago, but the stars aligned and an opportunity presented itself for me to fly back, so I jumped at the chance to do so. I have some meetings lined up as well as shooting a few things for work, but I hope to find some time to relax and soak up as much of Paris as I can before I fly back on Thursday. Stay tuned for more outfit shots and you can follow me on Instagram here!
Sunglasses: Saint Laurent (gift) / Hat: Forever 21 / Jacket: IRO / Vest: APART / Shirt: J.Crew (Currently offering 30 percent off in stores and online with the code, MERRYMERRY) / Leggings: Zara / Booties: Nine West (old but plenty of other options, here!) / Bag: Givenchy
Attempting to re-enact this print that I recently hung in my apartment. :)
I can’t tell you how much use I got out of this faux fur vest while I was in Paris. I layered it under almost everything, and I loved how it added that bit of added luxe to every outfit.
Overall, I wore and remixed all the basic pieces that I brought, such as this pleated gray skirt (remixed here and here!) with tights, boots and my go-to black bag. I think it’s true what they say (or what I’ve come to believe) that when you pack for certain trips, it’s a good idea to keep your clothing fairly monochromatic. In this case, it was black, gray and navy, and it definitely worked for me. :)
Sunglasses: Saint Laurent / Jacket: Zara / Vest: APART / Shirt: Bailey44 / Skirt: Zara / Tights: Express / Boots: Vince Camuto (old) / Bag: Givenchy
These photos were taken my dear friends, Genevieve and Jennie. Thank you for your continuous support! xo
More photos from my recent trip to Paris! Packing for this type of trip can feel so overwhelming, especially if where you are going, the weather is cold, because you have to factor in bulky layers. I decided to try and keep things simple by bringing easy pieces I could mix and match and then pull the whole look together with a tailored overcoat, or as Jenna Lyons like to call it, “my candy wrapper.”
Seeing that it was frigid most days while we were wandering around quaint Parisian streets, it ended up not really mattering what I was wearing underneath because my jacket was kept on at least 75 percent of the time. But I made sure to bring a coat (or coats rather) I love and this navy one from Zara definitely did the trick. And on days that I wanted to spice it up a bit, I simply layered it with my favorite faux fur vest to give it a dressier feel.