About a month ago, I loaded up with my girl, @heatherpoppie, and headed straight for Viva Las Vegas! We went for a blogger weekend meetup to connect with some of our friends in the industry, who we don’t get to see too often (since we all live in different parts of the country). We had such a BLAST (as you can tell in the photos below), and I got to hug the necks of old friends, as well as, meet a few new ones! This industry is so supportive and full of fun gals that I am forever grateful to […]
TJ and I recently traveled to Hawaii for vacation, and it was absolutely amazing! It had been a place on our bucket list for years, and we knew we wanted to visit before starting a family. I had been to Oahu when I was in middle school, but TJ had never been to Hawaii at all so it was a must see for us! We didn’t realize it until we got there, but this vacation was actually the first trip (just the two of us) since our honeymoon over two years ago! Over the past couple of years, we have always traveled with family or friends as well, so it was nice getting away just the two of us again. We loved the special quality time!
We split our 10-day trip in half between Maui and Oahu (travel guide for Oahu coming soon). The first five days, we stayed in Maui, and WOW. Just wow! It is officially one of my all time favorite places I’ve ever traveled to. It’s an absolute dream, and everything there is so beautiful! The natural beauty of the entire island is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It’s truly breathtaking! The relaxing beaches, fun adventures, and warm aloha spirit from Maui locals made us quickly fall in love with this tropical destination.
We had the most incredible stay at the Hilton Midtown in the heart of New York City for fashion week 2018. I mentioned our stay in my New York Fashion Week Recap, but as promised, I’m sharing a few more details about the hotel with you all and why it’s the best option to book for future trips to the Big Apple.
New York Hilton Midtown genuinely exceeded our expectations, and we’ll definitely be booking another stay there in the future. From the bellmen to the front desk assistants to the doormen hauling taxis to the managers, we experienced nothing but amazing quality, friendly service.
This year was my second New York Fashion Week, and it was one for the books! I’m leaving The City with no voice, a full heart and LOADS of style inspo for the coming months & spring / summer 2019. (Side note: I’m actually LOVING the new trends coming in next season … think big shoulders, fun (unique) sleeves, tweed, pastels, ruffles and all things chic.)
Since NYFW is such an incredibly busy, chaotic time, it’s hard to share every little detail or every single link to outfits during my time in the Big Apple, so I wanted to take the opportunity to recap all things Fashion Week 2018 in this post, including all my outfit details (+ links to shop), all the shows & events I attended, memories that were made with friends from all over the country and trends that I saw on the runways for the upcoming seasons. I hope you’ll find this post helpful, entertaining and inspiring! As always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask. 🙂
We had such a great getaway to the beach last week with our family! We stayed in the North Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina, and the weather was perfect every day except for one. (I was actually thankful for the day that it rained because I got a little too much sun the day before!)
I received tons of messages and comments regarding the outfits / swimsuits I wore while on the trip asking for me to share details of where I bought everything, so I thought I would publish a style guide specifically for this trip so that you all can find all the details in one place. If you have any further questions, just leave a comment below this post and I’ll be happy to help you out! And remember that you can always find all pieces of my outfits that I post on the shop my instagram tab here on the blog or by following me (handle: Peyton.Baxter) on the liketoknow.it app!
If you would have told me two years ago when I walked into @twooldhippies for the first time to snag a souvenir ball cap that I would be partnering with them today, I wouldn’t have believed you for even a second. Two Old Hippies has been at the top of my bucket list of brands to work with since I started this journey so when they reached out to me to work together, you know I was pinching myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. God works in amazing ways y’all!
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Before going any further, I want to highly encourage you all to read more about how Two Old Hippies got their start and turned into what it is today — it’s really an inspiring story!
I know a ‘car’ doesn’t exactly classify as a ‘cute outfit’ or a ‘new lipstick you must try’, but I am so excited to channel the lifestyle side of love ‘n’ labels today & share about a really exciting collaboration I’ve been working on! And if you are by chance on the car hunt, I highly encourage you to keep reading!
Most of you may agree that it is a dream come true when a well-known car company offers you a top-of-the-line vehicle for the week & invites you to experience a full college game day with them … 🙂 How could I resist? This is exactly what happened when I received an email a few weeks ago from a contact at Hyundai – a large, household name that most of us have probably heard much about throughout our lifetime. I was thrilled that they reached out to me & couldn’t wait to experience one of their vehicles for myself. Fun fact: I had actually never driven a Hyundai before this past week (which made me even more excited to drive one). I have always had such a high respect for the company and everything that they stand for — most importantly, their emphasis on safety & then of course, always thinking of how to make the Hyundai experience even better for their consumers.
It’s that time of year here in Tennessee where we just really don’t know what season to dress for — if you live in the South, you can probably relate. In the mornings and at night, it may be chilly but then once 2:00 in the afternoon rolls around, you’re sweating when you step outside. This can be especially challenging for gameday because most fans tailgate early in the day when it’s cool outside, and then once it’s time for kickoff, the sun is shining and it’s 80-something degrees. Actually, this past Saturday, the UT vs. USC game was like this!
That got me thinking that I should gather some transitional looks together and style them a bunch of different ways so that I could give you guys some ideas of what to wear to those football games in the South, when you know the weather will be changing throughout the whole day.
While doing this, I thought I would take a trip down memory lane and share with you all some of my favorite spots at my old stomping grounds on Tennessee’s campus. After spending 4 years of my life there and growing up going to all of the Vol sporting events, I’ve learned that there are some pretty special traditions and memories that I will cherish forever. The University of Tennessee is ALL about tradition, and us Vols take it pretty seriously! I’m so excited to let you all in and share some of my most memorable moments from when I attended UT!
As a fashion-loving girl growing up, I always DREAMED of going to New York Fashion Week. Of course, you can say ‘awww, she finally made it!’ all you want, but the honest truth is that no one in the industry really cares if that’s been your lifelong dream — especially the people behind the brands of these immaculate fashion shows. Okay, so maybe there’s a couple who actually ‘care’, but the truth is … no one in this industry has the time to care about other people’s dreams. Everyone is busy with making their own dreams come true. And that was something I learned over the course of my first NYFW experience. But I totally get it!
I, of course, would never babble on to a brand about this kind of stuff, but since y’all seem to be more interested in my life and my own ‘dreams’, I want to let y’all in on a little secret! So, when I first started blogging back in October of 2016 (almost a year ago), I told my family that if I ever made it to fashion week as a blogger / influencer, I will have felt accomplished and satisfied with my job as a blogger … well shoot, I honestly thought that would happen like 10 years from now … not 1 year after I started my blog!! But hey, I can’t complain – AT ALL. And somehow (with God’s blessing & lots of hard work), I finally made a dream come true of attending fashion week in New York — attending presentations, fashion shows, & events. *pinch me* because I honestly still can’t believe it all happened …
Long time, no chat ladies! I’ve been kind of MIA the past few days because I was hard at work in NYC for New York Fashion Week, but I’m finally back home and have so many things to recap and share with you guys. My trip to NYFW was everything that I imagined it would be and more. Although it was (literally) exhausting and totally nonstop 24/7, I honestly didn’t even want to come back home. I thrive on that NYC hustle – especially when I’m surrounded by so many incredible influencers, designers, fashion icons. I’m beyond excited to share all of the amazing new spring trends with you all that I saw on the runways! It’s going to be a season full of bright (hint hint), colorful, feminine and beautifully made designs. I’m already excited about dressing for next spring/summer!
Before I went to New York, I met with one of my friends, Cavanagh Baker – who is one of my all time favorite designers. She is INSANELY talented, you guys!! Just to give you a little background, Cavanagh is a Savannah College of Art & Design graduate who opened her design studio in Nashville, TN in early 2016. She has designed for many well-known musicians and reputable individuals, including Kelsea Ballerini (in which she designed my all time favorite piece ever seen in a music video), Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Danielle Bradbery, & Brandi Cyrus just to name a few.
We decided that it would be a great idea to collaborate during NYFW, so I met up with her in Nashville at her atelier for a fitting, and we went from there. I was truly honored to wear even one of her amazing designs, and by the time I left, she was sending me on my way with six full outfits! Cav is just a kind as she is talented.