Gigi Hadid Dominates New York Fashion Week!!!

Gigi was a busy girl on and off the runway at the Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week!!! She walked in four shows (where she definitely demonstrated her versatility) and attended several as well. Check out her looks from this week:

Gigi Hadid Jeremy Scott Runway  New York Fashion Week Fall 2015
Jeremy Scott Runway: NYFW Fall 2015 (look 1). Source.
Gigi Hadid Jeremy Scott Runway  New York Fashion Week Fall 2015
Jeremy Scott Runway NYFW Fall 2015 (look 2). Source.
Gigi Hadid Michael Kors Runway New York Fashion Week 2015
Michael Kors Runway NYFW 2015. Source.
Gigi Hadid Anna Sui Runway New York Fashion Week Fall 2015
Anna Sui Runway NYFW Fall 2015 (look 1). Source.
Gigi Hadid Anna Sui Runway New York Fashion Week 2015
Anna Sui Runway: NYFW 2015 (look 2). Source.
Gigi Hadid Tommy Hilfiger Runway  New York Fashion Week 2015
Tommy Hilfiger Runway NYFW 2015. Source.
Gigi Hadid Tommy Hilfiger Show
Gigi Hadid with her helmet from the Tommy Hilfiger Show // NYFW Fall 2015. Source.
Gigi Hadid at the Tory Burch Show New York Fashion Week Fall 2015
Gigi Hadid at the Tory Burch Show NYFW Fall 2015. Source.
Gigi Hadid at the Diesel Show New York Fashion Week Fall 2015
Gigi Hadid at the Diesel Show // NYFW Fall 2015. Source.
Gigi Hadid at the Rebecca Minkoff  New York Fashion Week Fall 2015
Gigi Hadid at the Rebecca Minkoff NYFW Fall 2015. Source.
Gigi Hadid at the "Maybelline Celebrates Fashion Week" Fall 2015
Gigi Hadid at the “Maybelline Celebrates Fashion Week” Fall 2015. Source.

Beauty Review: Clinique Black Honey

I have fallen in love with very few lipsticks in my life– Probably because my first love was so perfect… It was called “Black Honey” by Clinique and I was deeply saddened when I found out it was being discontinued (I believe this was back in 2007/2008). I searched for years to find a lipstick or lipgloss that could compare to “Black Honey” but it was to no avail. So, you can imagine my surprise when I was looking on Sephora one afternoon when I saw that it had been re-instated as a Sephora exclusive (Yipppy!!!). When I got it in the mail the other day, I put it on immediately (I just couldn’t resist 😉 ) Though the old version came in a long stick form and this came in a tube, It was just as perfect as I remember: silky smooth, perfectly glossy, and just the right color! But don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself! Link here.

AHHHH!!! I just discovered the “Black Honey Beauty Set” with the old “Almost Lipstick” version, the new “Superbalm Moisturizing Lipgloss”, “Nail Enamel”, and “Quickliner for Eyes”. I shall be purchasing this in the VERY near future!

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WIW: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Top & Michael Kors Boots

There is very little I love more than a good critter print and this lovely silk button-down is no exception! On one of my thrifting excursions I stumbled across this top and it was [puppy] love at first sight 😉 It was missing three buttons, but thanks to the teachings of my grandmother, that was an easy fix…

Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies Wild Souls: Vintage Puppy Dog Print Dalmation Button Down Shirt with Red Michael Kors Rain Boots Wellies

Boots: Michael Kors // Jeans: Banana Republic // Top: Vintage, but here are a few other critter print tops:

Puppy Print Tunic // Horse Print Blouse // Fox Print Jumper // Frenchie Ascot Top // Deer Print Long Sleeve Tee

Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography // Special thanks to my long time dog buddy, Rudee, for lending her modeling expertise 😉

What I Wore: Bold & Bright Blanket Scarf

Getting out of the cold for a few minutes and sipping on some Jittery Joe’s Coffee @ Trapeze Pub in Athens, GA 😉 My hair is a little windblown, but that’s a perfect excuse to try out the tucked-in hair trend again!

What I Wore Wild Souls: Blanket Scarf, Grey Wrap Cardigan, Pixie Pants, Frye Campus Boots // Jittery Joes' Coffee @ Trapeze Athens, GA What I Wore Wild Souls: Blanket Scarf, Grey Wrap Cardigan, Pixie Pants, Frye Campus Boots // Jittery Joes' Coffee @ Trapeze Athens, GA What I Wore Wild Souls: Blanket Scarf, Grey Wrap Cardigan, Pixie Pants, Frye Campus Boots // Jittery Joes' Coffee @ Trapeze Athens, GA What I Wore Wild Souls: Blanket Scarf, Grey Wrap Cardigan, Pixie Pants, Frye Campus Boots // Jittery Joes' Coffee @ Trapeze Athens, GA What I Wore Wild Souls: Blanket Scarf, Grey Wrap Cardigan, Pixie Pants, Frye Campus Boots // Jittery Joes' Coffee @ Trapeze Athens, GA What I Wore Wild Souls: Blanket Scarf, Grey Wrap Cardigan, Pixie Pants, Frye Campus Boots // Jittery Joes' Coffee @ Trapeze Athens, GA

Blanket Scarf from Wild Souls // Heather Grey Wrap Cardigan (similar here) // Pixie Pants // Frye Campus Boots

Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography

WIW: Faux Fur Gilet & Flannel // Naysayers Gonna Naysay

In 2004, Sienna Miller was photographed wearing a fur gilet and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have one (only faux fur). Sienna Miller 2004 Bohemian Style Fur Gilet and UGG bootsI scoured the shops and the internet, but it was obvious that this was a brand new trend and therefore had not made it’s way across the pond. When I finally tracked one down I jumped on it! I was so excited when it came in the mail that I showed it to my roommates – who then proceeded to make extensive fun of me. They called it “the pelt” and couldn’t believe I was actually going to wear it out in public!

Now… from a very young age I accepted that in order to be a trend-setter, I might have to be one of the first to step out there on the fashion ledge (and in a small town, I might be out there all by myself) So, I let the girls talk their smack and wore my faux fur gilet with pride when we went out that night and many other nights that followed… So, when these same aforementioned roommates were asking if they could borrow my “pelt” the following winter, I BARELY even teased them about it… 10 years later and I’m still coming up with new ways to wear my gilet and I love it as much now as I did the day it arrived on my apartment doorstep. Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet

Faux Fur Gilet (similar here) // Vintage Red Flannel (similar here) // Pixie Pants // Frye Boots // Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Let’s take a moment to talk about wearing clothes with confidence… Sometimes the difference between “best-dressed” and “missed-dressed” is the attitude worn under the clothes… So, wear what you like and wear it with confidence! If you want to take more risks with your wardrobe, but confidence doesn’t come easy to you, follow this “fake it ’til you make it”strategy: 1. Know AND accept that there are negative naysayers EVERYWHERE and some of them might think or say hateful things about you. 2. Wear it anyway! Walk out the door with your chin up, smile on, and before you know it  your “fake” confidence will yield to the “real” confidence you’ve built by not letting the opinions of others stop you…

… and while we’re at it, don’t be a negative naysayer! We are all women here and we should be building each other up instead of tearing each other down.

 

My Valentine’s Day: Pizza + Peroni

Gary and I celebrated our Valentine’s Day by enjoying our last night in the home we’ve been living in for almost two years  (the same home I spent the first 18 years of my life in). Living with my husband in my childhood home was kind of strange at first (i.e. sleeping in the same room my parents did, not hearing my brother stomping through the house, or not seeing my mom out on the front porch swing) but we ultimately enjoyed our time in the woods 😉 Now it’s time for a new chapter with our move to The Golden Isles!

So, for our last night in Hoboken, GA I picked up a pizza and a six pack of Peroni (because it’s the perfect beer to drink with Pizza) as we enjoyed a final winter fire together and discussed our new adventure. Wild Souls Valentine's Day Pizza and Peroni

 

Anne Yarbrough (view more of her amazing work here) was sweet enough to come out to our house a couple of months ago to take some photos of us and our dogs in our natural habitat. I will always look back on them as a reminder of this amazing chapter 😉_ASC4128 _ASC4141a _ASC4153 _ASC4190 _ASC4240

My Outfit: Blanket Scarf from Wild Souls // Cotton Sweater, similar here // Pixie Pants from Wild Souls // Frye 8R Engineer Boots