How to Wear: Maxi Dresses!

A summer wardrobe staple for many in Nashville is a great maxi dress. We’ve got plenty in the store at the moment, so we hand-picked our favorites and came up with some fun ways to wear them, below:

maxi dress blog 2Dress- Donna Morgan sz 8 $28

Scarf- Love Quotes $24

Agate Necklace- $48

Suede Wedges- Sergio Z sz 6.5 $24

Throw a lightweight scarf on with a floral maxi dress, perfect for when you head into that chilly restaurant!

maxi dress blog 3Dress- Ryu sz L $36

Blouse- Fun 2 Fun sz M $24

Necklace- $16

Heels- Rough Justice sz 7 $75

Layer a sheer blouse over your maxi for some coverage that’s not as bulky as a cardigan!

maxi dress blogDress- Moulinette Soeurs sz 0 $40

Vest- Staring at Stars sz S $20

Necklace- Tarina Tarantino $28

Wedges- Miu Miu sz 6.5 $260

Pair a ruffled vest with a printed maxi for an unexpected layer!

maxi dress 4Dress- Twinkle by Wenlan sz 4 $100

Espadrille Wedges- Jimmy Choo sz 8.5 $100 (50% off!)

And this one? All the hard work is done for you…mixed prints and a necklace built in. Just throw it on and go!

How do you wear your maxi dress?


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The Denim Dress Revisited

Denim is one of those American trends that will probably never go out of style. This past year we’ve noticed the return of the denim and chambray blouse, the denim jacket over practically anything, and of course our staple blue jeans. For summer, why not try out a denim dress? We’ve put together some creative ways to wear the ones we have in store now, below:

DENIM DRESS BLOG 2Dress- Joie sz M $50

Scarf- Sammy $24

Belt- Omega sz S $12

Sandals- Carlos by Carlos Santana sz 8 $16

DENIM DRESS BLOGDress- Etoile by Isabel Marant sz S $300

Vest- BCBG sz S $24

Belt- sz S/M $16

Heels- Marc by Marc Jacobs sz 7 $100

DENIM DRESS BLOG 4Dress- Nanette Lepore sz 6/8 $48

Blazer- Norm Thompson sz M $16

Blouse- Converse sz XS $12

Belt- $16

Necklace- $12

Espadrilles- J Crew sz 8 $24


Shirtdress- New Directions sz 8 $12

Blouse- Free People sz S $48

Cardigan- J Crew sz XS $16

Belt- sz S $8

Peace Sign Necklace- $24

Pumps- Steven by Steve Madden sz 8 $40



Happy Thursday!


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How to Wear: Gingham!

It’s finally feeling like summer here in Nashville, and we’ve got fresh air and sunshine on our minds! Everyone loves a picnic in the park, but you don’t want to look like the tablecloth. Check out how to rock some gingham, below:

gingham blog2Blazer- Donna Degnan sz 4 $36

Blouse- Zara sz S $24

Jeans- Siwy sz 27 $68

Necklace- $88


Blouse- Paper Tee sz S $16

Cardigan- J Crew sz XS $20

Skirt- Richard Malcolm sz 8 $24

Peace Sign Necklace- $20

Other Necklace- $24

Scarf- $10

Hat- $12

gingham blog3Top- Kimchi Blue sz S $28

Cardigan- Plein Sud Jeans sz S $48

Skirt- Lilly Pulitzer sz M $24

Metallic Belt- Omega sz S $12

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Blouse- Columbia sz M $20

Skirt- Motto sz 6 $20

Wrap Belt- Hype sz S $12

Howlite Stone Necklace- $48


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Off to the Races!

Steeplechase is in just a few days,  have you found the perfect hat yet? We’ve got tons of fabulous ones in the store right now, check out our ensemble ideas below:


Horse Dress- Ark & Co sz S $24

Jacket- WD NY sz 4 $16

Necklaces- $8 & $12

Wedges- Nicole sz 8 $32

Hat- $10

Scarf- $24

Take a simple sun hat and wrap a silk scarf around it for some fabulous Steeplechase flair!

STEEPLECHASE2Horse Dress- Tibi sz S $60

Necklace- Seasonal Whispers $40

Espadrilles- Jimmy Choo sz 8.5 $200

Hat- Arlin $32

What better excuse to wear a horse print dress than to a day at the races?!


Dress- Tailor NY sz 6 $24

Jacket- Nicole Miller sz S $20

Freshwater Pearl Necklace- $34

Wedges- Belle by Sigerson Morrison sz 7 $52

Hat- Fine Millinery $48

Rock an toile print with your hat for a classic and effortless look!

STEEPLECHASE3Dress- Lilly Pulitzer sz 8 $48

Necklace- $28

Bow Sandals- Prada sz 7.5 $200

Rhinestoned Hat- Adolfo II $48

Set your quirky side free with a fun vintage rhinestoned hat!

Still need more ideas? Come on in and let us style you for your day of tailgating and races!


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Inspired by: The Great Gatsby!

Are you as excited as we are for the premier of The Great Gatsby movie?! We’ve put together some fabulous Jazz Age inspired ensembles that would be perfect to don at the movies on May 10th , below:



Feather Dress- Painted Lady sz S/M $88

Sequin Belt- sz S/M $16

Pearl Necklace- $20

Heels- Manolo Blahnik sz 5.5 $160


Fringe Tank- Iron sz M $20

Skirt- Banana Republic sz 8 $16

Heels- BCBG sz 7.5 $28

Feather Hair Clip- $8

Pearl Clutch- Magid  $28


Leopard Shift- Dana Buchman sz 6 $20

Multi-Chain Necklace- $24

Scarf- $20

Rhinestoned Heels- Stuart Weitzman sz 6 $12 (on sale from $48!)


Beaded Dress- Patra sz 10 $56

Glitter T Strap Heels- Betsey Johnson sz 9 $48

Hair Pin- $12

Need some more help channeling your inner Daisy Buchanan? Come in and let us style you! 🙂


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