Tag: Iro

Outfits

Support Live Musicians

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So….it’s been a while. Sorry I’ve been so MIA for the past several weeks. First, I spent two weeks in Los Angeles shooting new commercials for work. It was such a fun experience, but I really wanted to dedicate myself to focusing on work, and unfortunately the blog had to take a back seat.

 

BUT, before I left for the sunshine and palm trees of LA, the lovely and talented Jacque agreed to shoot some of my new picks for Spring. I use the term Spring lightly, since there was still snow on the ground in New York. One of my absolute favorite purchases in recent months has been my Gucci Princetown loafers. They’re so comfortable and bring a boyish ease to any outfit. I love throwing them on with jeans and a tee (as seen here), or even a flowy midi dress. For this outfit, I paired my new loafers with a pair of high-waisted embroidered jeans and a graphic tee with a special message. If you can’t make out the words, the shirt reads “ Support Live Music, Hire Live Musicians.” Purchased at Imogene & Willie, a Nashville staple, the shirt is an ode their hometown and the spirit of music city. As the wife of a once struggling Nashville musician, the shirt really resonated. Not to mention, a portion of the proceeds are donated to a local Nashville music school for children of low-income families. Sold.

 

In addition to my trip to LA, I’ve had a lot of other changes that I’ve been working through. I’m excited to share the news that Jason and I have officially decided to move back to Atlanta! He’s accepted a new role that he’s excited about, and I’ll be transferring with my current agency. While it’s definitely bittersweet to be leaving New York, Jason and I are thrilled to start a new chapter. Who knows what the future holds, but we think this is the right move for our family and what we hope to achieve in the next couple of years. SO…that means we’ve been a bit preoccupied coordinating the move, figuring out work situations, and just overall planning to get ourselves back down South! I hope y’all can be patient with me if I’m a little slower to post for the next couple of weeks as we get settled. Thanks for bearing with me, and I’m excited about bringing Brown Paper Doll to Atlanta!

 

Melia Moto Jacket: Iro.  T-Shirt: Imogene + Willie.  Roses Denim: Topshop.  Princetown Loafers: Gucci.  Sunglasses: Givenchy (sold out, similar).  Handbag: Chanel.

Features

Date Night Hair

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Happy Pre-Friday Dolls! How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day? Jason spoiled me with my favorite gift of shoes (he got shoes too), home cooked meals, and a late-night trip to the movies to see 50 Shades Darker. I was so shocked and appreciative that he actually opted in to seeing a cheesy movie, but we had the absolute best time. Plus I’m all about that white-cherry icee life.
 
Since we started our relationship as long distance, date nights have always been really special to us. Even now, with working such busy schedules it’s nice to put aside time to do something special together. Most days, I’m in a casual dress with low-key makeup and hair going wild with a mind of it’s own. But for date night…I try to turn up the glam and put a little more time into my wardrobe and beauty regime. Enter my not-so-secret hair weapon, the Sapphire Curling Wand from Irresistible Me. I know I posted about this last week (see it here), but I wanted to share the photos of my hair curled to perfection.
 
I will admit, it takes a minute to get used to the wand technique – having been a traditional curling iron girl for so long. But since I’ve gotten the hang of it, the wand has become my hair’s new best friend. It comes with a heat-resistant glove to protect you from burns, which I love. My mom says I’m accident prone, so this is a big plus for me! My favorite thing about the wand is the variety of attachments that help you achieve different types of curls. Not to mention the sleek design, beautiful packaging, travel case, AND the auto-shut-off feature…I’m in love. So I used the wand for a recent date with Jason and had my tresses curled to perfection, which was the perfect accessory to my navy and black Zimmermann jumpsuit and new Iro leather jacket. The curls lasted for days and stayed frizz-free. The best part? My polished hair made me feel super confident and sexy for our special date. And in the end, isn’t confidence the key to any look?

 

Curling Wand: Irresistible Me.  Area Leather Jacket: Iro Sold Out (Similar).  Halter Lace Silk Jumpsuit: Zimmermann.  Nudist Goosebump Sandals: Stuart Weitzman.  Bag: Chanel.

 

Thank you to Irresistible Me for partnering on this post.

Lust List

Winter Wishes

Winter-Wishes

 

It’s about this time of year in New York that Winter can seem like it will never end. I have to say the blistering winds on my walk to work are not my favorite. But, with winter comes some fun shopping options, including cold-weather wear, dresses for wintertime events, and fun beauty buys to moisturize or primp while staying in your warm and cozy home. This week’s lust list highlights my winter wishes!

 

1. Iro Moto Black Leather Jacket– So I mentioned this on my Instagram story, but I actually lost my leather jacket recently. It was the softest, buttery leather in such a deep purple it almost looked bluish-black. It’s a tragedy! BUT… another day, another jacket. This Iro leather has a similar buttery texture and will be a Fall/Winter staple in classic black.

 

2. Uniqlo Cream Cashmere Beanie– Cashmere and Cream – two of my favorite things. And with a price tag under $10 this beanie is an absolute steal and must-have for the remainder of this season. I also love this one!

 

3. Rebecca Vallance Laced Split Dress– Rachel and I saw this dress in person, and it’s just to-die-for! In a deep navy with a bustier style top and lace-front slit, this is a sexy showstopper for an evening event.

 

4. Tom Ford Smoke Red Nail Lacquer– Speaking of Rachel, my ravishing redhead just got me the most gorgeous shade of red Tom Ford polish. The color glides on like silk and is the perfect winter “Smoke Red.” Thanks Rach!

 

5. Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm– I find that winter months are when I stock up on a lot of my favorite beauty buys. With the cold weather, my lips are in need of extra moisture. Don’t you ever feel like the more chapstick you put on, the more chapped your lips get? Well not with this tube of minted rose balm by Smith’s. It’s only $5, and so great to keep in your purse or desk. Plus, it’s not sticky and has a great smell. Your lips will thank me!

 

6. Grace Lee Signet Ring– In recent years, the idea of a signet ring has become more appealing to me. They look a bit old-world, and I feel add a little touch of sophistication to an outfit without being glitzy. This one by Grace Lee comes in different metals and has a little bit of a more feminine shape. Other options here, and here.

 

7. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter– Winter weather can be brutal for your skin! I know I can feel like an ashy alligator if I don’t moisturize properly. This body butter is one my favorites, with a whipped texture that feels and smells good enough to eat. But don’t! Haha

 

Hope you all enjoy these picks and stay warm while winter wages on! xo