Open Back Dresses: Savoring The Last Of Summer

 

Did everyone have a great weekend? I would love to hear what you guys did. I got stuff together all weekend for the Louisiana flood victims and then transported it on Saturday where our friend rented a huge moving truck and took supplies to those affected by the flood. The donations given were amazing and I was so impressed by the good humanity of people. Unfortunately I sorta overdid it carrying stuff etc and started having contractions Saturday afternoon. I put myself on bedrest until the following morning, We went to church at Crosspoint and then Airelle and I shot some outfits for the blog. When I went to cook dinner and food prep, I started to have them again so I cooked the entire night siting down haha.

This morning I dropped Keatyn off at preschool then went to the doctor for my glucose test. Crossing my fingers everything went ok.

I know summer is creeping to an end and I for one am happy about that because I loveeee fall clothing. However, I wanted to share one of my favorite summer dresses from Threads in Nashville. I love the drapey look of this dress and how it falls on you. The back is stunning too. I plan on wearing it in the fall with a sweater. I paired it with fringe sandals from Missguided and have linked a similar pair from Steve Madden below.

I hope you guys enjoyed this look and can’t wait to share some fashion collaborations with you in the next few weeks! Xo.

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Stay On Trend: Off The Shoulder Tops & Flares

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Hello loves! How is your Thursday going? Keatyn started school yesterday and I’ve been painting baby furniture and organizing the house since I’ve had more free time. I can’t wait to share the nursery when I finish with you all. I’m doing a boho mermaid theme. Eek!

I have had a lot of people ask me about this shirt when I posted it on Instagram. It’s under $30 and I’m obsessed with it! I love the bohemian trend of off the shoulder tops. I feel like that’s all I buy anymore. And flares…we all know my love affair with them. The BEST jeans ever. These are from Express but they’re not in stock anymore so I’ve linked similar styles below. I also included similar overalls¬†and shoes of Keatyn’s below because that little baby is a trendsetter ūüôā She’s dressed cuter than I am in these photos. Btw she totally jacked this photo shoot but I didn’t mind. Look at that face, it made her soooo happy.

Ohhhh I almost forgot, last but not least. These earrings & sunnies are from ilymix.com and use my discount code Nashville20 for 20% off your order!! I wear these mirrored shades so much and get tons of compliments. Hope you have a wonderful Friday! xoxo

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Tunic Love: Grace & Lace

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Hello! It’s Tuesday and my little one starts pre-school tomorrow and I hit 25 weeks in my pregnancy, Tomorrow is a big day. Today we had gymnastics and dance class so it seems like Tuesdays are going to be crazy busy this year. We had a great day baking muffins and making waffles. I seriously savor each day with Keatyn and can’t wait for Charlotte to join in on our mommy-daughter fun.

I wanted to share another outfit from Grace & Lace with you guys. This tunic (Which BTW is under $40) is so beautiful and colorful. I paired it with denim shorts but I have also worn it as a cover up to snazz up my swim suit game.  I will be wearing it out in the fall with some denim leggings. See my previous blog on some info about Grace & Lace. I definitely support their brand mission. Any company that gives back to others is amazing in my book. Rock on girls.

Go Back to School with Grace and Lace! Take 20% off Site Wide Using Code: BACK2SCHOOL (Click for discount)

These shoes are one of my absolute favorites from summer. (Similar styles HERE & HERE) Plus they’re under $35.

If you guys have any questions please reach out to me by commenting, through my social media or email me ūüôā I have so much more to share throughout the week.

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Grace & Lace Boutique: Fall Transitional Tunic

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If you haven’t heard of Grace & Lace, you must not be an avid Shark Tank viewer like I am. I just started a partnership with them and thought I would share some lovely photos of an outfit they carry. I will say this tunic is intended to be a shirt but I’m pretty short and it was blazing hot here in Nashville so I just couldn’t stand to wear pants ūüėČ

First off, I had to share with you guys the creator of Grace & Lace, Melissa’s story of starting her company. She has been blowing it up ever since. Her company has since been featured on Shark Tank, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Cosmopolitan, The Small Business Journal and Forbes just to name a few. Their mission inspires me as a Christian, ¬†A few years ago, they began¬†a partnership with Angel House, where a portion of every sale would go towards building orphanages in India to house 50 orphans each. They were able to build two¬†orphanages in the summer of 2014, taking 100 orphans off the street. They are in works to build 5 more.¬†“For the first time in their lives, these children now have mattresses to sleep on, fresh water to drink, food in their bellies each day, and a school to go to. They have backpacks and school supplies, uniforms, shoes, and bibles, and will now receive a private education. The little girls also have Grace and Lace socks to wear.”

This tunic¬†works best with their lace extenders shown HERE & HERE¬†¬†but you can also wear it with leggings or jeans. I will post more outfits week from Grace & Lace but I had to share this fall transitional look with you guys. Oh BTW these adorable lace up shoes are on sale for under $100! They are so versatile you can wear them with basically everything. Hope you guys liked this look and PLEASE check out Grace & Lace, get 10% off your first order and support their mission ūüôā

Go Back to School with Grace and Lace! Take 20% off Site Wide Using Code: BACK2SCHOOL

 

 

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Mommy & Me Flares: Nashville Wifestyles

 

Photo Credit: Airelle Snyder  

SUNNIES  |  SHIRT  |  FLARES  |  NECKLACE  |  PURSE  

So today was the first day I’ve been able to actually accomplish some stuff in my day since last Friday. By that I mean my daughter and I went to get mani/pedis before preschool starts next week and painted baby furniture. I’m heartbroken over thinking about her being away from me but I know it’ll help prep her for kindergarten. On another note even though at my appointment almost 2 weeks ago I had only gained 8 lbs in 22 weeks, I feel like I’m a whale. I have lost all flexibility. Why does pregnancy last so long?! I started on the nursery today so I felt semi productive. I’m also gonna do a post on the nursery when I’m finished for you guys.

Also, if you guys haven’t checked out Pretty Rebels Boutique, you HAVE to. I have found the cutest clothing and they are so reasonably priced. Plus you can use my code NASHVILLEWIFE ¬†for 15% off your order. Plus these flares from Harlow Jade are mommy & me. (I was looking for matching clothes that aren’t frilly)¬†Keatyn has a pair and I’m ordering a pair for baby Charlotte too. Yes, I’m totally ok being that mom haha.

Thank you guys so much for reading! Can’t wait share a big fitness piece I’m working on with you.

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Boho Trends: Nashville Wifestyles

 

Sunglasses  |  Lipstick  |  Necklace  |  Shorts  |  Blouse  |  Shoes

Another bomb outfit from my loves at Lizard Thicket¬†you guys! I love the boho pieces I find there. This shirt has my heart. Plus these shorts fit perfectly and have just the right amount of stretch in the waist. If you haven’t been following my blog, then a heads up you can shop LT on their website, call the store (615-678-7092) or go to one of their 4 locations in Middle Tennessee: Nashville, Franklin, Mt Juliet and Murfreesboro. Tell them I sent you! They are awesome.

Ok guys sorry I’ve been MIA but I’ve been having some issues this weekend. I have to go to the doctor end of the week but something is up with my blood sugar or something. I’ve been extremely dizzy the past few days to the point it felt like I might black out. Have any of my other mommas felt like this before? Today I’ve been having braxton hicks contraction so I’ve been trying to relax. I’m hoping I’ll feel better tomorrow so I can get some things accomplished.

Anyways, I hope everyone had a great weekend! Xoxo

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VK Sport: Luxurious, Comfortable Golf Clothing For Women.

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This was such a fun day at the Silver Lake Golf Club¬†near my parent’s house in Kingsport, TN. I’m not a huge golfer by any means but almost every male in my family is. My little brother has played his entire life on school teams, my dad plays golf¬†nonstop (and watches golf on tv constantly too) and my own husband played golf his whole life and was offered the chance to walk on the Vanderbilt golf team. I’ve always wished I played more because of how much my family enjoy the sport. Plus the golf outfits are too cute and you guys know I love any way to express myself through fashion.
I am excited to collaborate with a local golf and activewear label right here in Nashville, VK Sport LLC. VK Sport, LLC was created by Victoria Kopyar, an avid golfer in the Nashville area. “VK Sport products are designed to provide the quality and style of a luxury brand, combined with the innovative performance typically found in sports apparel. Every item is designed with style and colors more typical of the runway than the fairway.¬† More than that, the line uses top-quality innovative fabrics and finely detailed design to ensure great performance for the elite female golfer.”
From my perspective, the apparel is very luxurious and high-end quality. This outfit in particular was extremely comfortable on my pregnant self but still fitted in the right places to make you feel feminine. An equal mix of comfort, fashion and upscale to make all the ladies jealous of your golf wear. The golf market for females has dramatically increased in the past few years. Statistics show that 41% of new golfers are women.
You can find VK Sport at select golf pro shops, online retailers such as Golfsmith.com and through VKsport.net. VK Sport is a proud clothing sponsor for LPGA Professional Amelia Lewis.
I hope you guys enjoyed this and are having a great week so far. I’m so excited to share¬†all the new things I’m working on with you. Thank you guys so much for following along this journey. It makes me so happy to be able to stay at home with my babies and do something that doesn’t feel like “work.” Xoxo
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20 Kid Friendly Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

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Breakfast. The most important part of the day apparently. Honestly, if you’re anything like me as a mom, you’re running like a chicken with your head cut off on school mornings. I simply cannot get it together sometimes. I mean I barely make it out of bed and get my daughter of the door to make it to school on time. If you’re not that mom, however, I applaud you.

School starts back on Friday for us in the Nashville area. My daughter’s preschool starts 2 weeks from today. While I’m half relieved to have some time to get things done and half inconsolable about my baby being gone a few days a week from me, mostly I stress out about feeding her a healthy breakfast and lunch on those days. Right now I’m 5 months pregnant so my energy is basically kaput. Anything that I can do to keep my baby girl happy and healthy, I will do. If that thing also saves me time, well where do I sign up?

I’ve been combing through recipes for quick breakfast ideas that you can food prep for busy mornings. This also applies for you and your entire family in the mornings. I usually spend Sunday morning or afternoon food prepping for the next few days and probably Wednesday as well. Most breakfasts you can freeze ahead of time too so you don’t have to do it as often.¬†I thought I would share with you guys the recipes I make the most, that also take the least amount of time.

 

*** Quick Tip: I would cut up a big bowl of fruit ahead of time on Sundays also for the week too! ***

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In no particular order, here ya go loves:

1. The Busy Mom’s Oatmeal Bowl

www.ahealthysliceoflife.com
www.ahealthysliceoflife.com

A power packed smoothie to give kids the energy they need. Recipe HERE.

 

2. Zucchini Waffles

www.gimmesomeoven.com
www.gimmesomeoven.com

Well basically because you had me at waffles. Recipe HERE.

 

3. Power Muffins

www.fingerprickingood.com
www.fingerprickingood.com

Blueberry + Oatmeal + Yogurt. Recipe HERE.

 

4. Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins

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www.everydayfamily.com

Recipe HERE.

 

5. DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups

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www.cupcakesandkalechips.com

For those needing Gluten-Free especially. Recipes HERE.

 

6. Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

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www.jessfuel.com

I would recommend toasting the bread myself but gimme gimme ūüėČ ¬†Recipe HERE.

7. Fall Apple Oatmeal Bars

www.sweetlyserendipity.com
www.sweetlyserendipity.com

A healthy meal that tastes like apple pie. Recipe HERE.

 

8. S’more Baked Oatmeal

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www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com

For those with texture issues (raises hand). Recipe HERE.

 

9. Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

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www.sallysbakingaddiction.com

Basically I signed up the second I saw the chocolate. And they freeze well. Recipe HERE.

 

10. French Toast Sticks

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www.beenthere-bakedthat.com

Perfect for Freezing. Recipe HERE.

 

11. Breakfast Burritos

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Make them in bulk & freeze. Hands down one of my husband and I’s favorite quick breakfast. Recipe HERE.

 

12. Banana Wrap

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www.thegraciouspantry.com

So quick & easy even without the food prep. Recipe HERE.

 

13. Scrambled Egg Muffins

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www.sixsistersstuff.com

Ok guys this is my #1 go to for breakfast food prep. So easy & healthy. Recipe HERE.

 

14. To Go Baked Oatmeal With Toppings

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www.thewholesomedish.com

In only 40 Minutes you can make 16 muffins. Recipe HERE.

 

15. Egg and Sausage Breakfast Taquitos

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www.tastesbetterfromscratch.com

Yummmmmy. Recipe HERE.

16. Mini Pancake Bites

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www.corinanielsen.com

Pancakes in cute little muffin form. I, for one, know my daughter would gobble this up. Recipe HERE.

 

17. French Toast Roll Ups

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www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com

French toast roll-ups with gooey fillings. Thumbs up over in the Houston house. Recipe HERE.

18. Ham & Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas

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www.littledairyontheprairie.com

These completely interchangeable and customizable quesadillas are great as leftovers to prep for the week. Recipe HERE.

19. Freezer Smoothie Packs

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www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

Putting together these individual smoothie freezer packs make your morning smoothie routine a breeze. Recipes HERE. 

20. Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole

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Ok guys I hope that gave you a little relief with school starting back. I make most of these weekly then freeze them for future meals for my family and I. My husband and I need it just as much as my daughter because we are both so GO GO GO. It makes life so much easier, trust me. Please email me, comment or reach out on my social media (IG: @Nashvillewifestyles) with any questions, suggestions or responses you may have for me. Xoxo.

 

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Non-Maternity Maxi Dresses You Can Also Wear During Pregnancy: Under $75

Photo Credit: Airelle Snyder  ||  Dress: Forever 21  ||  Purse: Similar HERE & HERE  ||  Earrings: Bauble Bar  || Lipstick: Urban Decay 

If any of y’all have ever been pregnant, you know how frustrating it is to find maternity clothes that 1. Don’t make you look like a cow 2. That aren’t expensive.

I decided during this pregnancy I will not live in sweatpants and I will not spend a ton on maternity clothes that I won’t wear again. (I’m done after this one haha) I’ve been looking for pieces to add to my wardrobe that I can wear while I’m pregnant and also carry into my closet after the baby comes. I have found a number of maxi dresses that keep this chick trendy and fashionable but still has room for my little munchkin bump. Wrap dresses, elastic waist and stretchy material without zippers are my favorite to style the bump.

The dress above is from Forever 21 but it’s no longer available. I have linked my favorite bump friendly maxi dresses below. Bonus: They’re ALL under $75! OH and these earrings are on SALE for under $15. (My lipstick is from the new Urban Decay Vice line called Wildfire. )¬†

Don’t forget my luscious lashes pictured above are still $50 off with Amy if you mention my name and are in the Nashville or NYC area. She’s an absolute doll, I wouldn’t steer you wrong. Hope you guys have had a great weekend! We had a wonderful weekend in Nashville with birthday parties, Secret Life of Pets movie, Princess Party at the Zoo and my husband and I binge watched the first 8 episodes of Bloodline. Solid if you ask me. I have lots to share with you guys this week ūüôā

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Bohemian Mini Dresses

Photo Credit: Airelle Snyder  |  Dress: American Threads  |  Shoes: Steve Madden  |  Earrings: Bauble Bar  | Sunnies: H&M

Recently I caught wind of this cute store that opened up near my husband’s office called American Threads in Edgehill. I already followed them on Instagram but I just wanted to check it out in person. I seriously fell in love. They have the cutest bohemian clothing. (That’s not the only kind of style they carry) Anyway, extremely my style. Loved it. I found this dress among other things I picked up. Currently I’m 22 weeks pregnant but during this photo shoot I was 20 weeks pregnant and this dress styled my bump perfectly. The best part is it’s transitional to wear after pregnancy, which is mainly what I’m looking for in my style right now. Check them out online or if you’re local in Nashville the girls in there are absolute delights. Currently they are running a promo for $20 off every $100 that you spend. Tell them you heard about them through yours truly ūüôā

I also linked some other bohemian dresses that I like below along with THESE¬†shoes I’m wearing from Steve Madden and also a cheaper pair HERE.

I hope you guys have had a great week. I’m pining away for so many things from the Nordstrom sale I can’t even think straight. I’m just wondering why I can’t be rich? Ha. I have such a busy weekend planned when all I really wanna do is work on the blog and write articles. The good thing is one of the things I have planned is a princess party at the zoo tomorrow with my own little princess. I’ll tell you guys all about it soon.

OH & these lashes are by the talented Amy Kendall, don’t forget to book with her and mention my name for $50 off your first set!

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