Friday, October 30, 2015

Denim Shirt + Fringe Skirt


Fringe here, fringe there, fringe everywhere!!!  Fringe has been trending for a while now and I'm sure you have seen it just about EVERYWHERE when out and about shopping.  From fringe skirts, to fringe trimmed sweaters, to fringe booties, to fringe jackets, to fringe bags...there are certainly plenty of options to try if you are loving this trend as much as I am.

I've personally stocked my closet with plenty of fringe pieces this season.  When I stumbled upon this faux leather fringe skirt, I immediately envisioned a variety of style combinations.  I've styled it with a denim button down for today's look but I will be pairing it with a chunky sweater next.

This particular fringe skirt will be one of the most affordable options out under $25 you can wear this skirt all season and know that you've gotten more than your money's worth.

I would love to hear from would you style this skirt?!

Wishing you all a beautiful Friday & a fun weekend ahead!  We are soooooo excited to go trick or treating tomorrow...Reins is going to be a Storm Trooper & Addison, Ariel.  They always like dressing up and of course, they are beyond excited for the treats.  Hope you all enjoy this fun holiday weekend as safe!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

| Photos | Kate Davis Photo

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Stylish Confidence with Aloncii


How often do you put put on an article of clothing or a pair of shoes that just isn't comfortable?!  I have been there so many times and often times I have sacrificed comfort for style.  Over the years, I have learned not to sacrifice comfort for style and I have also learned that I am much more confident when I am wearing pieces that are not only chic but that are most importantly...COMFORTABLE!

As a busy Momma of two, I have found myself consistently adding comfortable pieces to my wardrobe...including comfortable shoes.  I'm still wearing heels but I have turned in those pairs of heels that caused my feet any ounce of pain.  Wearing uncomfortable shoes and having feet that hurt for 24 hours afterwards just isn't worth it anymore.  

I've learned that style IS comfort and BEING & FEELING "stylish" comes when you walk confidently in whatever you are wearing.  If you aren't comfortable in what you have on, how could you possibly portray yourself to be your most confident?!  I know I can't.  If it's too tight...I'm tugging and pulling.  If it's too short...I'm self conscious.  If my shoes are a half size too small, if my toes are stuffed in like sausages, if the pads of my feet are pounding in pain...all I can think about is when and where can I take off these shoes!!!

Today I'm excited to introduce you to up and coming shoe brand here in Nashville.  Aloncii firmly believes that you do not have to sacrifice comfort for style and that you can have the best of both worlds!  Aloncii will soon be releasing a shoe app that will enable you to customize your shoes at a reasonable price point!  Comfort has a new name in the shoe game...Aloncii!

Stay tuned for the launch of their app & for all of the exciting things to come by following along with Aloncii on their Facebook page...HERE!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and for allowing me to introduce you to Aloncii!  Have a great day!

| Photos | Nicholas Graham 

*note - the shoes I am wearing are not Aloncii, I am part of their campaign focusing on bringing awareness to how comfortable stylish shoes impact the way we approach life and interact with the world around us!

Monday, October 26, 2015

L. Mae Boutique Fur Vest


Stop your search right now!  So many people have mentioned to me lately that they have been on the hunt for the perfect faux fur vest.  A vest that is not boxy, that doesn't have faux fur climbing up your neck, that is chic & comfortable, that is affordable, and most importantly, a vest that doesn't make you look like a walking Sasquatch.  Now we all know that we don't want to look like that!

Luckily, L. Mae Boutique has the most perfect faux fur vest that is so versatile and super affordable too!  It's the ONLY fur vest you will need this season.  Wear it over plaid shirts, over a turtleneck, over a fall floral dress, over a chambray shirt or dress, over a tunic...the options are limitless!

Of course I love how versatile this vest is...versatility is so important to me when looking for pieces for my closet.  You need to be able to wear it time and time again but still achieve a different look each time.  Plus, this vest has POCKETS!  Yes, I said it...POCKETS!  Are you convinced now that this is the only fur vest you will need this season?!

And how fun is this emoji necklace?!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know how often I use this emoji...pretty much All. OF. THE.TIME!  Check out The Twist through Cazabrand for more emoji necklaces....they seriously put a smile on my face.  

Which emoji do you find yourself using all of the time?!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We had such a great time with Peter's parents...they are heading home today and although we are sad to see them go, we are already looking forward to their next visit.  Family time is the BEST time!

As always, thanks for stopping by...wishing you a great start to your week!

| Photos | Kate Davis Photo

Friday, October 23, 2015



Have you shopped Forever 21's "contemporary" collection?!  If not, I definitely recommend that you check it out.  The pieces are chic and super affordable...not to mention, the quality is great too.  This tie front shift dress is a piece that I found in our local store, which I'm thinking must have been a popular piece because it sold out so fast!

You may be thinking..."I'm too old to shop at Forever 21"...something I have thought many times but I must say, when I'm in the store and I see women of all ages shopping there, I stop questioning and start shopping.  Their contemporary line is the perfect line for those of us who are no longer wearing short skirts, crop tops, cut off tees, etc.  It's the perfect match for those of us looking for stylish, AGE APPROPRIATE, pieces at budget friendly prices.

Here are a few other pieces from Forever 21's contemporary line that I'm OBSESSING over:

Have I peaked your interest?!  Head over to Forever 21 and check out more of their gorgeous contemporary pieces!

Hope you all have a great weekend ahead!  My in-laws are here visiting and we have lots of fun plans in store and many games of Candy Land to play too!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

| Photos | Kate Davis Photo

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jordane Bovary Off the Shoulder Crop Top

Today is a special day as Peter and I celebrate our 9 year wedding anniversary!  We have had a pretty awesome journey over the last 9 years (and the years before) and I am most proud of the little family that we have made.  Today I will be reflecting on so much and appreciating the growth we have achieved together as Husband and Wife and together as a family.

I also wanted to tell you all about an up and coming Designer by the name of Julie Lebrun, her brand is called Jordane Bovary and her designs are french inspired and made right here in the US.  Her pieces are classic and chic.  This off the shoulder crop top is so feminine & flattering...her signature cameo adds a little edge too!  Julie's pieces make me wish that I were sitting at a charming French cafe hand in hand with my love.

Check out Julie's designs when you have a moment...I think you will find yourself lost in a daydream too!

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

| Photos | Kate Davis Photo

Monday, October 19, 2015

Blush Off the Shoulder Sweater


Hi everyone...hope you all had a great weekend!  We are still enjoying our time at the beach, soaking up every last minute before we head back to Nashville.  It's so hard to believe that "fall break" has now come and gone...time seriously needs to slow down!  Although time is passing quickly, I'm so glad it is officially sweater weather!

I've really loved the off the shoulder trend and I'm so glad that this trend is easily transitioning from summer right into fall.  This chunky off the shoulder Viva la Jewels sweater is so gorgeous...wear it off both shoulders, off one shoulder, or like a cowl neck.  The color is a pretty soft blush pink color (somewhat mauve) and it can be paired with so many things.  I'm wearing this sweater in a size "medium" as I like for my sweaters to fit a little looser on me.  And don't forget, discount code KBSTYLED can be used on any Viva la Jewels item!!!

And how amazing is this Deux Lux fringe "Mae Tote" in blush?!  Fringe is another trend that is here to stay and every gal should have a little fringe in their wardrobe whether it be a great bag, a pair of fringe booties, a fringe skirt, etc.

What trends are you loving this fall season?!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great start to your week!

| Photos | Catherine Truman Photography

Friday, October 16, 2015

Oh So Sweet With Gigi's Cupcakes

Sweet treats to wrap up the work week...why yes, I think I will!  Who else besides me loves cupcakes...I mean LUUUVVVSSS cupcakes?!  It's okay to admit it, there is nothing wrong with loving cupcakes.  I'll raise my hand twice on this one.  Two hands up for Gigi's Cupcakes!!

Over the last several years, cupcakes have made a new name for themselves.  They have evolved from the Betty Crocker box (don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with good ole Betty Crocker mix) to these decadent delicious treats.  Cupcakes have become chic, fashionable, and frankly...just plain cool.

Cupcakes are no longer mainly seen as a child's dessert...adults have really caught on to the cupcake craze and have been enjoying them as well!  There have been many weddings, adult parties (bachelorette, baby shower, birthday, etc), holiday parties, corporate events, conferences, & social networking events that I have been to where cupcakes have been the star of the dessert table.  I'm sure you can say the same.  Everyone wants a cupcake!

Cupcakes are outside of the norm when it comes to traditional desserts and I love how fashionable and chic they have become!  Instead of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, why not try a tray full of Gigi's "Pumpkin Spice Latte" cupcakes?!  Which are A.M.A.Z.I.NG by the way.  Or the next time you get together with a group of girlfriends to celebrate a birthday, why not bring a box of Gigi's "Birthday Surprise" cupcakes?!

Can we just pause for a anyone else's mouth watering from all of this talk about cupcakes?!  Again, two hands raised.  I have a feeling I'm going to have to make a run to Gigi's real soon...Halloween is coming up and she has the most adorable "Boo Box" right now too.  See what I mean...cupcakes are for ALL occasions!

p.s don't run off to satisfy that cupcake craving just yet...keep reading below and learn a little bit more about Gigi herself!

| Photos | Kate Davis Photo

When I sat down with Gigi to talk about our collaboration, I was just so impressed with her for so many reason.  She is a woman of God, an entrepreneur who is also a Mom, and she just so happens to be an phenomenal Baker.  Gigi is driven & goal oriented...she dreams big, she chases her dreams, and she turns her dreams into reality.  

She is such an inspiration...Gigi opened her doors here in Nashville back in February 2008 with only $33 to her name.  She always knew that she loved to bake and when the idea of opening her own cupcake shop began circulating (thanks to the encouragement of her brother), she took action and made it happen!

Gigi is a hard worker and has maneuvered through some bumps in the road with such ease.  It is women like Gigi that inspire me (and many of you I am sure) to follow those dreams we have for ourselves.  She believed in herself and what she was capable of achieving and so should all of we.

I encourage you to read more about Gigi's story HERE and I hope you find it just as inspirational as I did!

p.s thanks so much for stopping by and for allowing me to introduce Gigi to you!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month + Kendra Scott

Today's post is dedicated to all of those brave women who are currently battling, who have formerly fought, and who may in the future be faced with a breast cancer diagnosis.  Today's post is especially dedicated to my mother-in-law, Caroline, who fought and won this battle many years ago.  How lucky I am to know and love her!

  To honor, respect, and show my complete admiration for these strong, brave, resilient I wear pink.

Did you know...

- Every 2 minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis
- Every 14 minutes, a life is lost to the disease
- 85% of all diagnoses have no family history
- 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
- Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between ages 40-55
- There are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States

When reading through these statistics, I couldn't help but get teary eyed just imaging the fight that so many women, and their loved ones, have fought.  Of course I couldn't help but think about all of the very important women in my life and how I can only hope that they (that I) will never have to battle breast cancer nor face it again on the battle field.

Join the fight...

I'm also filled with incredible pride to know a brand such as Kendra Scott that is a year-round partner of Susan G. Komen.  Every October, Kendra Scott and Susan G. Komen team up in the fight against breast cancer.

What's even more amazing is that our local Kendra Scott store in Nashville is teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Nashville during Breast Cancer Awareness month to gift women who are undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

For every customer that purchases a pair of Danielle earrings (the earrings that I am wearing in these photos) or Elle earrings in "Rose Quartz" at the Nashville retail location, Kendra Scott will donate a pair of earrings to a woman undergoing treatment at a local breast cancer treatment center.  Nashville customers will also be encouraged to write a short note of encouragement to be sent along with the earrings that will be donated.

Join us in the fight against breast cancer here in Nashville and help us brighten the day of some very strong brave women!  

To purchase the Danielle/Elle earrings in "Rose Quartz" you may simply visit our local Kendra Scott retail store or you may call our store directly at: 615-600-4353.

As always, thanks for stopping by...I truly appreciate your ongoing support!

| Photos | Kate Davis Photo