How to Look Stylish (& Stay Warm) During Basketball Season

How to Look Stylish (& Stay Warm) During Basketball Season | love 'n' labels

Basketball season is in full swing, and my Vols are doing really well so far! The Lady Vols are undefeated with a 14-0 record. They started their SEC schedule last week with a win over Auburn, and they are currently #7 in the nation! The men’s team has gotten off to a good start as well and a win against Kentucky on Rocky Top tomorrow will be huge as they kick off their SEC schedule. I’m pumped! 

Not only am I a die hard UT football fan (which you all got to see a lot of this past fall), but I’m also a big Tennessee basketball fan – if you can’t already tell. Fun fact: My sweet Papaw played basketball for the University of Tennessee back when he was in school, so I always love hearing his stories from that time in his life! Another fun story — when I was cheering at UT, I became friends with a lot of the Lady Vol players. They were always so kind, really great students & absolutely hilarious to be around. I remember at every away game that we traveled with the Lady Vols, the coaches and players would always personally thank us for coming to cheer them on. They’re a really great bunch to be around! Unfortunately, I wasn’t cheering at UT when the amazing Pat Summitt was still coaching, but I was fortunate enough to be able to meet her and hear some great lessons from her before she passed away. She is and always will be a true legend at the University of Tennessee!

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2017 Reflections & 2018 Goals

2017 Reflections & 2018 Goals | love 'n' labels

Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2017 has already come and gone. I hope each of you had a great year full of love, health and happiness, and I hope 2018 tops it!

One of my biggest goals for 2017 was to take my blog full time and become a successful businesswoman in the fashion and blogging industries. This was somewhat a challenge because that meant that I had to grow my blog to the point of where it could be financially stable enough for me to leave my 9 to 5 corporate job. The transition was something I tiptoed around (for months), but after lots of prayer and a huge leap of faith, here we are — I’m finally living out my dream in my LNL world! (all thanks to you guys!!) 2017 was definitely a year of transition and growth, yet ultimately a huge step in the right direction for my career path.  (PTL!) I’m SO grateful for this, however, I do want to be as real & transparent with y’all as I can right now because it wasn’t all unicorns & butterflies.

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Our Family Christmas Traditions

Our Family Christmas Traditions | love 'n' labels

Come, they told me pa rum pum pum pum — Our newborn King to see pa rum pum pum pum!

Christmas is coming & I’m getting all festive by trying to blend in with the nutcracker. 😉 Juuuust kidding (kind of). In all seriousness, I’m totally digging this whole band jacket trend right now because it’s a STATEMENT piece that can be styled so many different ways! I think this jacket would also look amazing with a simple pair of jeans or leggings paired with over the knee boots!

I found a few different options (of band jackets) to share with y’all (including the one I’m wearing here!) if you want to try out this trend for yourself — they’re all linked at the bottom of this post! But before that, I wanted to share with y’all some of our family Christmas traditions because they are SO near & dear to my heart and truly make this time of the year so special. I’m sure you all can relate & I’d love to hear about your family’s traditions as well! As TJ and I think about starting a family of our own in the future, we know that we will get to add some new traditions for our little family, so send any and all special Christmas ideas our way!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Vol Fan in Your Life

Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Vol Fan in Your Life | love 'n' labels

Here in Tennessee, our blood runs orange & the roots run deep – even through the ups & downs! Big orange nation is so passionate & we’re all Vol all the time. Football season, basketball season, holiday season … you name it — Tennessee fans are always excited to receive some new @vol_gear! That’s why I wanted to round up one last gift guide for all my local friends because we all have that one UT fan in our lives that would love to receive some new attire or decor that would represent their favorite team — my parents, sister and grandparents, for example, just to name a few!

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

Christmas Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List | love 'n' labels

So….. Um, is anyone else frantically trying to finish their Christmas shopping this weekend?? I am, and I’m so ready to finish crossing people off of my list. Y’all, I still haven’t even wrapped the first gift. What is wrong with me?! Anyways, I plan to knock a lot of it out this weekend, and I’m guessing a few of you all will be doing the same thing, so I wanted to round up an entire list of fantastic gift ideas for all my fellow last minute shoppers out there. We’re in this together, friends! No worries, we’ll get it all done. I’m here to help, and this post includes gift ideas for EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. on your list. I’ve also made it super easy to see the price of each item without having to click on the product. Just hover over the image, and you’ll be able to see how much it costs. Of course, let me know if you have any questions — I’ve bought a lot of these gifts in the past, as well as, this year for some of my family. However, I can’t say what all I bought just yet because I’m afraid some of my fam (hi mom!!) may be on here reading this right now ha!

Happy shopping! 🙂

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Gifts for Parents and In-Laws

Gifts for Parents and In-Laws | love 'n' labels

Christmas shopping is in full swing here at the Baxter household! My goal is to cross everyone off of my list at least one week before Christmas this year, but it always seems like I have a few last minute additions to add to the pile every holiday season. Recently, TJ and I have been looking for things to get our parents, and I remembered some of you asking me to present a gift guide for in-laws. It’s true – they can be hard to shop for … especially if you are just looking for a gift for your boyfriend/girlfriend’s parents and you all are not yet married.

In this post, I’ve included a huge list of gift ideas for mom, dad, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, & brother-in-law. Any of these gifts would make the perfect Christmas present for this group of people. I included both affordable and higher-priced items, depending on what you normally spend on these loved ones. I hope you all find this super helpful! PS – a lot of these items, TJ and I bought for our family members! 🙂

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8 Ways To Get In The Christmas Spirit

8 Ways To Get In The Christmas Spirit | love 'n' labels

Christmas is such a special time of year – whether you are surrounded by loved ones or not – because we get to celebrate the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. As much as I love being with family this time of year, I have to say that the most special part is getting to celebrate the birth of Jesus!

Since it’s almost December, I thought it would be the perfect time for me to share 8 ways to get in the Christmas spirit this holiday season! Let’s be real … I’ve had my Christmas tree up & decorated since November 1. But, I know that all people are not like me & that’s okay! But I hope that you all are getting into the spirit now, and if you’re not quite there yet, I hope that this post inspires you in some way to get that holiday sparkle in your eye. 🙂

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Festive Thanksgiving Day Outfit Inspo

Can we even believe that Thanksgiving is literally less than a week away already? I seriously feel like it was JUST Halloween like a week ago. But here we are! And ya girl is really excited because that means we’re one step closer to Christmas (my favorite holiday). However, I won’t jump too far ahead into all of that just yet 😉 Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorites too because it’s a season to remind us of all the amazing blessings in our life, we get to spend time with our loved ones and of course, we get to gobble ’til we wobble (literally) … calories don’t count on the holidays, right?!

I’m getting lots of questions recently for some Thanksgiving Day outfit inspiration, so I wanted to throw together this post that would hopefully be helpful to you guys when finding your OOTD that day.

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Stocking Stuffers For Him and Her

Gifts for Parents and In-Laws | love 'n' labels

Recently, I took a few polls over on Instagram (are y’all liking those? I think they’re kind of fun!) and you guys were all for a stocking stuffer gift guide, so tonight, I’m sharing all of my favorite stocking stuffer ideas!

Even though my sister and I are grown, we still get stockings at our mom’s house and at our grandparents. I personally don’t think you’re ever too old for a stocking – they are SO fun!!

I’ve included some of the best deals and sets below for boys, girls, men & women of many different ages to hopefully inspire you to make your stockings the best they’ve ever been! It’s hard to out do Santa, but we can at least try .. am I right or am I right? 😉


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Styled Becoming Sessions Gift Idea: Sarah McAffry x Peyton Baxter

Styled Becoming Sessions: Sarah McAffry x Peyton Baxter | love 'n' labels

I’m so thrilled to be teaming up with one of my good friends and insanely talented photographer, Sarah McAffry, to kick off my first holiday gift idea for the Christmas season! If you are a young girl between the ages of 10 and 16 years old or you have a daughter, sister, cousin or friend between 10-16, this is for you! Sarah and I have come up with the perfect gift idea for this beautiful, young lady – a Becoming Session. This is a photo shoot that is all about them! It’s a total girl day all about embracing who you are, finding […]

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