Musings of Glitter

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Most Comfortable Vest EVER

Do y'all ever have those days when you just can't deal with real clothes and want to spend the day wrapped up in a blanket? Because this is the struggle I deal with every weekday. Hah!

When you work with kids (or not), you just want to be comfortable. I'm running around all day, getting up and down off the ground - there is no room for heels and skirts. But I'm fashion lover down to my core, so part of me always wants to feel semi-chic. So, when I opened my latest package from my friends over at Chicwish, it was like the heavens had opened and dropped down this vest.

It feels like the softest blanket you've ever owned and is soooo comfy. I'm obsessed! Now, is a furry, fluffy statement - but when paired with all black underneath, it looks sleek and chic. This would be so cute with some chambray as well! This vest is definitely going to be on repeat all school year. And bonus - my kiddos love it (potentially) even more than I do. Shop this look below!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mad about Plaid

Oooo, y'all. This coat has officially stolen my heart (and it helps that I worked with two amaze photographers on this shoot - their sites are linked under the photos). It has been crazy cold here in Nashville this past week which means that I've had 4 glorious snow days, but have been wearing a ridiculous amount of layers. It's hard to look fashionable when you feel like a marshmallow, but alas, this coat is the perfect solution! It's super thick and heavy, which was surprising considering the price point (under $100), and this plaid print is even more stunning in person. The print makes a bold statement, so I layered it over a fairly simple outfit to keep the focus on the coat. But I couldn't resist a little pattern play, so I finished the look with a fun leopard bootie.

Most of the coats I've invested in have been simple - either gray or black. And although I highly suggest having a few staples in your closet, I have to admit...this coat makes me feel so chic. I would have never thought to add a statement coat to my wardrobe but I am SO glad I did. It adds an element of fun to every outfit and is yet still so versatile. Dress it up, dress it down, keep it simple, or add layer various patterns to spice it up. I can't wait to wear this coat all winter long!

Shop this look below. And check out Micahla and Maria!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Nashville Street Style

I partnered up with two INCREDIBLE photographers, Micahla Vaughn and Maria Gloer, to take some photos on my favorite street here in Nashville (12th Ave S).  Michala is based in Lousiana and Maria is based here in Nash. Both are incredibly sweet and SO talented. They have a way of making you feel at ease and you end up laughing your way through the photos. I highly recommend either of them if you're looking to have some professional photos done of yourself or your family!

I'm back again to talk about one of my favorite brands, J. Jill. You all know how much I love their clothing because it's high quality and comfortable. Today's outfit is no exception. They just released these denim leggings and I am in love! Thinking about getting the other colors as well. They have the perfect amount of stretch to feel like leggings, but still look like jeans. And for any other jegging lovers out there - you know that's a hard combo to find. I paired it with this mixed stripe tunic top. Monochromatic looks are all the rage right now - so I'm totally feeling the chambray/denim pairing. But to break it up a little bit, I added in some brown accessories with this faux suede jacket and leather boots/bag. The easiest outfit to look chic but remain casual. This has been a go-to outfit of mine for weekends! Shop this look below.


shoes (similar)

bag (similar)

jacket (but it's sold out in this color so here's one that is similar)

Friday, December 29, 2017

Comfy NYE

New Years Eve is just around the corner! It's one of my favorite holidays - any time a holiday centers around glitter, it's a winner. I typically go for a sequin/beaded dress for NYE and end up with scratches all over my arms (girls - you totally know what I'm taking about). So this year I'm switching it up and wearing velvet. Not only is it comfortable - but so on trend this holiday season. This one from Maris Dehart is the perfect amount of classy and sexy. It's going to be perfect for all the parties! But it's SO cold at the moment, so I paired it with this luxurious faux fur coat from Goodwill. If you're planning on being outside for NYE - you might want to add some tights!

Hope you all have the best time ringing in the new year!


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas Crash

The Christmas rush is over and I literally haven't taken my pajamas off in the past 2 days. It's the best part of the holidays! My family always spends Christmas day in our PJ's and we eat and play games all day...which just continues throughout Christmas break meaning that all I wear is pajamas for a ridiculous amount of time - but don't get me wrong, I LOVE it. These jammies from Evy's Tree are my new favorites. They are sooo soft and luxurious, literally never want to take them off. The most comfortable set I've ever owned!

The holidays are always so magical, but also really exhausting. So I love that my family keeps it chill most of the time. But with all the traveling and catch-up time, there's just no way to not get a little run down. Now that Christmas is over, I've just been reveling in my time off by hanging with the family and reading my favorite new series (Red Queen). Anyone else love pre-teen novel series? I have a weakness. Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Mortal Instruments - I don't think I've read a book intended for my own age in years. Hah! But I love them, what can I say?

I hope you all had the best Christmas and are enjoying time spent with loved ones!


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gifts for the Parents

Parents are the HARDEST to shop for. At least, my parents are. They either already have it or don't want it. I feel like I have to plan their Christmas presents months in advance in order to get it right! So I decided to share what I went with this year.

Dad's up first. My Dad has an unhealthy watch addiction. Like...his collection is insane. Yet, he continues to buy them - so I decided to contribute to the habit (I mean, who am I to judge - have you seen my earring collection?). Bradford Watch Company creates beautiful, timeless pieces that are simple and high quality. Perfect addition to any collection. And the best part is that they're giving back this holiday season by partnering with March of Dimes to support research and programs that promote healthier pregnancies for all moms.

And up next - Mom. She's tricky. She's one who likes anything you get her - but you want it be something she ACTUALLY likes. You know what I mean? So this year, I went with the basics. What does every girl love? Comfort and style. So I went to my favorite athleisure brand - Yummie. I literally wear their leggings every day because they are SO comfy. They're high waisted with a shaping panel built in making them super flattering. And they have styles to suit everyone - mesh inserts, moto detailing, velvet and leather! You can never go wrong with comfort.

Shop these looks below!


Monday, December 18, 2017

Gifts for the Bestie

It's almost Christmas! If you need some last minute gift ideas - I'm here to help. Today I'm focusing on what to get your bestie. Now, if you're at all like me, shopping for friends is hard because I often end up wanting to keep their presents for myself. Hah! The struggle is real. 

But problem solved! I just bought two of everything this year. Hah! Okay....maybe it's a problem, but when you get cute matching monogrammed purses, can you blame me? And it's an excuse to take some cute Christmas pictures together! I love getting things monogrammed because I feel like it makes it more personal. When you're buying for a good friend, you want to get something high quality as well - and I guarantee these leather bags from Jon Hart will last a lifetime! She was so excited when she opened her package! I think our smiles say it all.

And if you're looking for more ideas, I've listed a few of my picks below! Happy shopping.