1983: A Very Burroughs Christmas
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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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The Ultimate Preppy Earring Collection + A Giveaway!
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The Ultimate Preppy Earring Collection + A Giveaway!

There’s a certain je ne sais quoi to the perfect pair of earrings. The right ones will boost your confidence and elevate any outfit to fabulous status immediately! In my quest to broaden my ear bauble horizons I stumbled across St. Armands Designs on Instagram a couple of months ago. The designer, Kristina, is an absolute Dorothy-Draper-inspired genius! Her ability to combine fashion with comfort is a rare one indeed (how often have your purchased a new pair of earrings only to have them be so painful to wear you could not bear another second?!) considering her earring designs are…

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DIY Preppy Leather Back Statement Earrings
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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…

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What to Wear to Steeplechase
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What to Wear to Steeplechase

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since the last Nashville Steeplechase! This is one of my favorite Annual Southern events and I’ll admit I spend months planning out and putting together my outfit! If you’re going to a derby this year, or just need some outfit inspiration, I hope you enjoy these two looks! I’ve curated a “Proper” and a “Preppy” ensemble, so whether you’ll be celebrating from a general tailgating spot, or from box seats, you’re sure to impress with either of these outfits!

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DIY Steeplechase Derby Hat Tutorial
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DIY Steeplechase Derby Hat Tutorial

Because I don’t really have a horse in this race I can’t justify spending hundreds on a Derby hat every year, but that doesn’t mean I can’t at least look as if I did! You’ll probably recognize the hat shown in today’s DIY from last year’s Steeplechase post. I think I paid about $40 for that hat at Stein Mart, which is more than I like to pay for something I’m only planning on wearing only for a few hours! I decided this year I would just give that same hat a makeover and save my $$$ for the lobster roll…

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