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I am a great lover of beautiful things, and I’m not very discerning when it comes to types of beauty – I love beautiful stories, beautiful words, moments, scenes, cuisine, landscapes, art, music, people, and clothes (to name a few). And I like to share the beautiful things I discover in this world. As they open windows onto my life and filter light into my world, I hope they can do the same for someone else.

So, I have no idea what it stands for, but BHLDN is my new favorite click-through-and-drool-over-things-I-can’t-have site. It’s mostly a wedding website, but the jewelry and shoes and dresses and things aren’t necessarily bridal, although they are still rather expensive, hence the looking and not buying (yet). As you may be able to guess, the first section that caught my eye was the shoes. And just look – beautiful.

young at heart

contrasting patterns/textures

fall-colored t-straps... yes, please

mad men(!)

And of course, the jewelry is lovely too:

oh-so feminine

ribbons, huzzah!

The dresses and gowns are incredibly gorgeous as well, but I’m not getting married, so I do my best to steer clear. Also, see their fascinators. Can’t. Get. Enough.

Outfit for the Day

Unfortunately, I have had a lot of time to write informally because my formal writing has been requiring much of my free time lately… lots going on in my little world this week, some of which I hope I’ll be able to expound upon later, but until then, I’ll just say this: I am feeling fabulous today, and it could have to do with the fact that I’m now exercising nearly 6 times a week, or the fact that the weather is finally beautiful again, but I think it may have more to do with the fact that I’m wearing a new dress. This dress:

quite lovely

And this little guy as my jewelry for the afternoon:

isn't he cute?

The dress is from ModCloth (surprise), and the necklace is from Francesca’s, another favorite of mine. I’m also sporting black tights, black ballet flats, and a red cardigan. Today is a good day.


The past two New Years’ Eves have been big events for the people I’m close to. Last year was the first year my boyfriend’s band Moon Taxi played NYE in Nashville. The show sold out and had a line out the door all night. This year, they played the same place and sold it out in presales. Needless to say, these are exciting times for the band, and they love going all out for such a big show.

And accordingly, I love dressing up for such a big show. I shopped around a little for the perfect NYE dress, before falling in love with this Little Black Dress from White House | Black Market.

sequins are essential

With it, I wore these shoes (also from WHBM):


This ring (from Francesca’s) as my only jewelry:

quite fancy

And carried this little guy for my lip gloss, ID, and phone (a gift from a friend a year or two ago):

little guy

And the show was fabulous as expected (both of these photos were taken by Emmie Futrell):

midnight at exit/in

the crowd

See for yourself: “Whiskey Sunsets,” complete with drum solo AND drum line accompaniment (it’s a little long, but so worth the watch).