1983: A Very Burroughs Christmas
Dochossois Estate, Barrington Hills

1983: A Very Burroughs Christmas

Some people may instinctively think of the Griswalds when they consider the quintessential family Christmas story… but I always think of the Borroughs from the 1983 film, “Class.” Equal amounts of 1980s shenanigans, but with Rob Lowe, which automatically makes it better. The only movies I love more than Brat Pack films is anything Wes Anderson. The Anderson aesthetic is both kitschy and chic at the same time. He makes the task of everyday living feel exciting. The colors, quiet drama, specifically and ornately decorated rooms, and carefully, thoughtfully arranged aspect of every single shot, is a work of art. For…

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Vintage Holiday Party Style With Happiness Boutique
Christmas

Vintage Holiday Party Style With Happiness Boutique

I tried something a little different for this shoot! Usually fashion bloggers take a very specific style of photo… You’ve seen them on every popular fashion blog: Bright, crisp, sharp, and definitely shot with a very new camera. I stick with that crisp, clean, bright style when I’m shooting DIYs, tutorials and makeup looks, but when it comes to fashion posts y’all know I’m a little eclectic in my taste! For this vintage, 1960s inspired Holiday party look, showcasing some pieces from Happiness Boutique in Germany, I decided to try to make my photos look as if they were actually…

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November Re-Cap & A NEW Christmas Freebie!
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November Re-Cap & A NEW Christmas Freebie!

Can you believe TOMORROW is December?! Where has 2017 gone?! I swear time goes by faster the older I get. Anyone else feel that way? I typically am not in the Holiday Spirit until December 1st, but I just couldn’t get away from it this year! I got swept up in the sparkle and tinsel and have completely caved to the mistletoe mania. The weekend after Thanksgiving ALL of my decor was up and 75% of the gifts wrapped and under the tree! Only thing I have to do in December is shoot and edit a few posts for y’all!…

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How to Shop for Vintage Records in Nashville
Nashville, TN

How to Shop for Vintage Records in Nashville

While I love visiting all the touristy spots in any given city, when I’m ready to leave I want a souvenir that means something to me, and isn’t an item everyone and their mother can buy. Hence my love for hitting up the best vintage shops everywhere I go! There are a few vintage shops I highly recommend skimming through if you have time while you’re in Nashville and one of those is Grimey’s Too. This shop is next to the well-known performing venue, The Basement, where my favorite Nashville band (Forlorn Strangers) frequents, and is in a very quintessentially…

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The Ultimate Prep Vs. Sloane Gift Guide
Lake Avenue, Newton, MA

The Ultimate Prep Vs. Sloane Gift Guide

Being infused with both Northern / Scottish blood (Kennedy, but you knew that), and an equal portion of Southern / Native American blood (I won’t even begin to explain), there is a constant pull between my Preppy and my Sloanie side as far as tastes, styles and tendencies go, but it’s Christmas, so why choose? Check out this gift guide with the best of both worlds. Plaid Napkins | Cologne | Tortoise cups | Coozie | Staffordshire ornament | Sweatshirt | Tortoise ornaments | Luggage Tag | Blanket | Tote | Tortoise Clutch | Loafers | Lee Book | Velvet blazer | Tortoise…

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