Spice Market Chic Etsy Round-Up

Spice Market Chic Etsy Round-Up

Etsy is one of my favorite online places to shop! You can find anything for any taste and style there and curate a closet or home full of personalized touches from all over the world. Any time I find a few new shops I’m loving I have to share a round-up to get the word out! Here’s what I’m loving lately on Etsy:

Velvet floral turban by Rona $59, Rio Ginger Jar earrings by St. Armand $38, Vintage embroidered dress by Glory Wild $98, Tropical Leaf necklace by Seoul Little $58, VIntage mini straw purse by All Night Yard Sale $16, Staffordshire dog mug by Anne Chovie $18, Chartreuse velvet babouche by Ancre USA $35

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A Date at Belle Meade Plantation

This week we had our 7th Anniversary💖 It’s been a crazy couple of years since moving to Nashville and it’s even crazier to realize we only have 1 year of law school left!🎓 This week we tried to make up for a lot of lost time hanging out together and just enjoy living in Nashville.🎻 We went on a little day date to Belle Meade Plantation for a guided tour and wander around the grounds.🏰 Just an FYI to you ladies, the entire experience is a small enough amount of walking to still be able to wear some chunky heel pumps or wedges, I discovered (in relief)

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation #OOTD

This adorable boho dress is light and loose enough to get away with having long sleeves for the Summer and is from one of my newly discovered favorite brands, plus, it’s less than $30! Shop my look here! 👉 http://liketk.it/2rq5j

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Date at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

The Belle Meade plantation grounds are really beautifully kept and such a pleasant walk with many photo ops and plaques with notable historical instances. The tour guide thoroughly covered the interior of the mansion and answered all the questions we had. If you read my previous posts about attending the Iroquois Steeplechase horse race you’ll be interested to know that the Iroquois was named after a race horse owned by William Jackson, owner of Belle Meade. Iroquois was the leading sire of 1892 and many current derby winning race horses are descendants of horses raised on Belle Meade.🏇

Belle Meade Plantation #OOTD

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Date at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation #OOTD

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade plantation

Belle Meade Plantation #OOTD

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

At the end of the tour we enjoyed a brief wine tasting and had the opportunity to buy wines only available at Belle Meade. We purchased a bottle of our favorite to open next year on our anniversary as a little souvenir. Next year we may or may not have already started the moving process to leave Nashville, so it will be a nice reminder of our time here when our 8th anniversary rolls around!

Belle Meade wine tasting🍷 🏇

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A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

Our afternoon concluded with a stroll down 12th South, stopping at 5 Daughter’s Bakery for a donut and a pop into Draper James so I could pick out Chad’s anniversary gift to me (we’ve been together so long we just let the other person choose their birthday/christmas/anniversary gifts because we know it’s sure to be the perfect thing! Neither of us likes surprises!). We also stopped in at Sprinkles for my free Birthday cupcake (you can sign up for this perk on their site!) and had dinner at Bar Taco.

Belle Meade Plantation #OOTD

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

In all it was a lovely day and I must thank the Nashville weather gods for blessing us with sunshine and very little humidity!

Have you ever visited Belle Meade Plantation or been anywhere in Nashville you recommend? I’d love to hear about your experiences and suggestions! I’ve got one year left here, so I want to make sure we don’t miss any “musts” before we leave!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! + FREE tech wallpaper download!

What better way to commemorate a birthday than with gifts?! In celebration of my 29th birthday this week I created a free phone wallpaper, just for you, with a little RKC Southern sprinkled in! I hope you love it! I see nothing but good times ahead for my 29th year!

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Birthday #OOTD

Birthday selfie for posterity! This is me, May 15th, on my 29th birthday!

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Birthday lunch at Uncle Julio's in Brentwood

Birthday lunch at Uncle Julio’s with bae🎂🌮🍸

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76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

Steeplechase at Percy Warner is always a fun, Spring event in Nashville. The weather Saturday was perfection and probably the most beautiful day I’ve seen this year! Even though we were at the Hunt Club most of the day, we found time to take a few turns in the infield and stop by the new Fox Den Tent. It felt like there weren’t as many attendees this year as previous years, but it made everything far more quiet and enjoyable! I love Steeplechase so much because I always meet so many awesome new people and see friends over great drinks to catch up! The view is spectacular, the food is incredible and the company is priceless.

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

View of the track standing in front of the Hunt Club

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

We *barely* got in with 5 armbands haha! Huge thanks to Andrews Cadillac and the Fox Den for a great time!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

The Hunt Club was two tents this year because there were so many attendees!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

Enjoying the incredible weather…

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

The hats and outfits this year were absolutely darling!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

View of Paddock seating from the Winner’s Circle.

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

Candid hair vibes thanks to the beautiful Nashville breeze!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

The Hunt Club bartenders outdo themselves every year! I had my favorite Hendricks Gin and Seltzer with a splash of orange juice over ice!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

#OOTD vibes from my view.

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76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

Gearing up for the first race of the day! Got to make sure those trophies are shined!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

He’s so dapper! Shop His Steeplechase Look:

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DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings

My love for statement earrings dates back to my 13th birthday when I was *finally* allowed to get my ears pierced! For the last 16 years, I’ve been adding to my ear bob collection and some of my favorite pieces are ones I designed or DIY-ed myself! After seeing THIS pair of earrings, I knew I had to attempt my own “inspired by” version to share with y’all! You can make these earrings with any color combination your heart desires and the best part is they pack a huge statement-making punch without hanging too heavily on your earlobes or your wallet! Scroll down for full video tutorial and supplies list!

DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings Tutorial

DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Faux leather fabric HERE
  • Clip-on earring backs HERE
  • 18 pieces mini sequin flowers HERE
  • Scissors HERE
  • Hot glue gun HERE

DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings Tutorial

DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings Tutorial

DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings Tutorial

DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings Tutorial

DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings Tutorial

DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings Tutorial

I’d love to see a photo of you wearing your new earrings! Tag me on social media everywhere @rkcsouthern or use the hashtag, #rkcDIY!

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