year one, done

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Chris and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary last weekend. He surprised me with dinner at Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, NC and an overnight stay at a bed and breakfast in nearby New Bern. It felt like a miniature vacation, which was absolutely blissful. I gave him a print by his favorite local artist in Knoxville. Continue reading “year one, done”

year one, done

met gala red carpet looks

If there were ever a time to BRING IT, sartorially speaking, the Met Gala red carpet was it. This is not the event to play it safe with a simple slip dress or traditional gown.

Every year, the Met Gala, hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, has a theme and each attendant is expected to don a LEWK inspired by said theme. This year’s theme, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” called for ensembles inspired by the relationship between handmade and machine-made garments.

Now that you have a little background behind the event, take a look at my favorite looks from the night. (I “judge” based on how well attendees follow the theme. Why wouldn’t you have fun with fashion, especially on a night when the wild and wacky are celebrated?!)

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Rita Ora in Vera Wang

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met gala red carpet looks

oscars 2016 red carpet

Awards season is over, making this my last red carpet fashion post (sadly.) But what better way to end the season than with a stellar red carpet at the Oscars?! Trust me when I say, the ladies BROUGHT IT this year. Rooney Mara in Givenchy and Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein were my favorite looks of the night. I picked more of my favorites below.

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Rooney Mara, nominated for her supporting role in “Carol,” wearing Givenchy (Image via Who What Wear)

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oscars 2016 red carpet

exploring (mostly) north knoxville

Balter Beerworks in North Knoxville

It seems like every month a new restaurant or bar opens up in Knoxville. No doubt, the surge in breweries and casual-upscale eateries brings lots of foot traffic into downtown Knox. At the risk of sounding too political, these new businesses are great for our city and local economy.

Plus, Chris and I love supporting local businesses and finding excuses to eat and drink. We enjoy trying different foods and tasting wine or beer. So, we spent last weekend doing just that. Continue reading “exploring (mostly) north knoxville”

exploring (mostly) north knoxville

grammys 2016 red carpet: my favorite looks

I was a little disappointed in the fashion this year. Cut-outs ruled the carpet, as did black dresses. And apparently, showing as much skin as possible without exposing, ahem, lady parts, is a thing now? No surprise there, though.

In other news, I am officially a 20-something grandma. (See above statements for evidence.)

Taylor Swift received all of the attention for her waist-high skirt slit, shorter ‘do and, of course, 1989. Lady Gaga brought the drama with her David Bowie-inspired look. And Florence Welch stuck to her lovely, whimsical, bohemian ways in a pale pink Gucci number. So, in other words, it was a typical Grammy awards show.

These are my favorite looks from the red carpet.

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Ellie Goulding in Stella McCartney

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grammys 2016 red carpet: my favorite looks