NYFW Fall 2017 Recap

NYFW Fall 2017 Recap | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Hellllooooo NYC!

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 …

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New York Fashion Week with Cavanagh Baker

New York Fashion Week with Cavanagh Baker | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

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.

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Red Hot Romper + 5 Instagrammable Wall Art Spots

Red Hot Romper + 5 Instagrammable Wall Art Spots | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Coming at ya live in this fun & flirty, red hot romper! (JK it’s not live, but it sounded good so I went with it LOL).

But really, I am loving the color red lately, if you haven’t already noticed. Y’all know I have always loved a good red lip, but recently, I’ve been reaching for more red in my wardrobe too! I got this fun, chic romper at Missguided and had planned on wearing it to a concert for my birthday this past weekend but made a last minute change to something else – you can (kind of) see what I wore in this pic, but I’ll be sure to shoot that piece for y’all again so you can see it better.

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LA Vacay Recap

LA Vacay Recap | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Before this trip, I had only been to LA once before for like a half of a day, so I was excited to head back there for a whole week with Teej and some of our closest friends for a little vacay action. Before the trip and while I was there, so many people asked if it was for work or just for vacation, and thankfully I can say that the trip was purely for our enjoyment and no work was involved (for the most part — it’s hard to turn everything off sometimes ha!). It was so nice & refreshing to actually get away with my husband for an entire week and not have to worry about a bunch of deadlines or the next photo shoot of the day. I even took a whole 5 days off from blogging here on LNL – which felt so strange (and somewhat difficult) to me – but it was necessary and now, I’m more inspired and more ready than ever to get back into the swing of things to provide you all with the best content that I can come up with. I truly missed being on here with you all, but thank you so much for being so understanding while I took a few days off for vacay!

Before we get back on track with all things LNL, fashion and beauty, I want to share just a few pictures and moments from our trip that really stood out to me, and hopefully, the next time you visit LA, you’ll be able to take some of these ideas on the trip with you!

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Day Trip to Napa Valley and Sonoma

Day Trip to Napa Valley and Sonoma | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Happy Friday LNL babes! Well, our trip in California is coming to a close. Tonight, we are catching a red eye flight back home to Tennessee so we can make it to our friends’ wedding tomorrow!

Before we say goodbye to the beautiful Cali, I wanted to post about the day trip we took to Napa Valley and Sonoma earlier this week. I’m sure you guys saw a lot of behind the scenes snaps and pics on my Insta Stories and Snapchat, but I couldn’t let this trip go by without sharing more about our day in wine country. Let’s just say … it was ahhhh-mazing!

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Wedding Wednesday: Baxter Bach Bash in NOLA

Wedding Wednesday: Baxter Bach Bash in NOLA | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Happy Wedding Wednesday ladies! We can’t talk about all parts of the wedding planning process without having a little FUN 😉

So, take a trip with me down memory lane as I look back through pics of my bachelorette party in NOLA! Before this trip, I had never been to New Orleans but had always wanted to visit, and I figured that there’s no better time to experience it than during my ‘final fling before the ring’. I have to give a special shoutout to the ladies in these pictures (and especially to my beautiful matron of honor – my big sister, Brittany) who pulled off an amazing trip to help me celebrate the most special time in my life. It was such a great trip to help get me away from all the wedding chaos and planning for a few days and just to let loose with my girls!

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Trending Tops: The Boyfriend Blouse

Trending Tops: The Boyfriend Blouse | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Hello from sunny California, you guys! Our trip is going great so far, but I wanted to pop on here tonight and share a post with you all. 🙂 I’ve worn both of these outfits while we’ve been out here in Cali, and I’ll be posting a full recap about our trip at a later time, but for now, I wanted to go ahead and share these cute looks with you all!

I’ve partnered up with one of my absolute favorite online boutiques – Blush and Stone – to show off my favorite trends for tops this spring and summer. Blush and Stone has SO many cute pieces to choose from – especially in the ‘tops’ category. I’m officially hooked on this brand, and I think y’all would fall in love with their pieces just like I have. If you haven’t shopped with them before, you should definitely check them out! Everything is so on-trend and fashion forward, and the prices are amazing (double score!!).

For this partnership, I’ll be sharing a 3-part mini series with you all called ‘Trending Tops’. This first part will focus on one of my FAVE trends at the moment … the boyfriend blouse. Nothing looks more effortlessly sexy than these gorgeous button-downs!

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