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Meet Brooke, an Asheville native, meshing her love for fashion, motherhood, and local living into a daily life & style blog. Learn more about Brooke in the 'About' section, and be sure to say hello if you see her around town!

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December 11, 2019

Looking for a sparkly yet simple holiday outfit idea?  Well look no further than this blog post...and that sweater collection you love to wear all winter long.   A cozy sweater looks so cozy-chic paired with sequins.  You'll look fancy, but you'll feel snuggly.  What's not to love?

My tips for pairing a sweater with sequins are as follows:

Pick similar colors and tones.  For a champagne or rose gold sequin pi...

November 20, 2019

 

Every year come fall I start living in sweaters the minute the first leaf turns color.  They're snuggly, stylish...forgiving once the steady diet of cookies and red wine kicks into high gear.  Real talk: for as many sweaters as I wear I can't be buying them at $70+ a pop (mama ain't a millionaire), so luckily I know THE BEST PLACE for the best sweaters.  It's called...H&M.

This is my third straight year raiding H&M's...

November 13, 2019

Photos by Dominique Phillips Photography

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I'm counting down the days to the cheesy mashed potatoes and stuffing!  We've got just over two weeks until Turkey Day which leaves plenty of time to nail down the perfect Thanksgiving Day outfit. 

I like my Thanksgiving outfits to make a 'FUSS:' to be Forgiving, Unfussy, Seasonal, and Stylish.  A cute dress is the easiest path to all...

November 7, 2019

It's well established that snakeskin boots are like PSLs and pumpkin patches this fall - they're everywhere!  On Tuesday I reviewed these $32 snakeskin booties and why I love them (besides their inexpensive price tag).  Today I'm sharing six outfits with six ways to wear this trendy shoe through fall and winter.

Sometimes the most statement-making trends strike our fancy but we're not sure what to do with the pie...

November 5, 2019

Breaking news: snakeskin is trending for fall.  Oh wait, you already knew that.  Because it's EVERYWHERE!  And, unlike leopard print, it's not always a slam dunk style wise.  Snakeskin is a little more aggressive, a little more 'hard core' haute couture if you catch my drift.  With that in mind, you have to pick your snakeskin pieces more carefully.  Which color/tone print would you wear more -- gray/white, or brown/black?  Do...

August 30, 2019

Football is baaack!  From now until the new year, I'll be spending my Saturdays and Sundays watching football, cooking up delicious game day foods and outfits.  I've been tailgating and going to ball games since I was a little girl and every season I try to come up with new ways to sport my team apparel in a fashionable way. 

Even though I'm a Tar Heel through and through, I know not everybody rocks Carolina blue...

August 16, 2019

This Sunday Mike and I will celebrate our seventh wedding anniversary at the Grove Park Inn.  We go there every year for our anniversary even though we already live in Asheville, it's just our tradition.  For two parents constantly on the go, we love parking (no, valeting!) our car and not moving it again until we leave.  With so many restaurants and a world-class spa on site, everything we could ask for is right at our finger...

August 9, 2019

Happy Friday lovelies!  I'm capping off my week of all-things bourbon with a recap of every outfit I wore on our trip to Kentucky.  I already shared with you a preview of my looks in my 'What To Pack For The Bourbon Trail' post, so today I'm showing you those outfits in action!  And the best part: every single piece costs less than $80.

As I mentioned in my packing list post, when you're traveling to Kentuck...

July 9, 2019

SWIMSUIT  //  COVER-UP  //  SANDALS  //  BEACH BAG  //  AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

This summer I freshened up my swimsuit game, replacing some old one-pieces and adding some bikinis back in the rotation.  I had a pity party during the spring, telling myself my days in two-pieces were done.  Then I got that BS in check and found a couple bikinis I feel super confident in!

And that's the long and short of it, right?  Real talk:...

July 3, 2019

Ladies, this is it.  The sweet spot where street meets mom style.  Where fashion and function decide to combine their formidable powers into a comfy chic ensemble.  All that is required of you is a cute skirt and some sneakers.  That's it!

This look works with both casual and dressier, midi and mini skirts.  My advice would be to choose the length that is the best match for your height first, and then y...

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