New York Fashion Week with Cavanagh Baker

New York Fashion Week with Cavanagh Baker | love 'n' labels

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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Athleisure is a Girl’s Best Friend

Athleisure is a Girl's Best Friend | love 'n' labels

Let’s be honest … This is the type of outfit that we all actually wear in ‘real life’. I’ll be the first one to fall head over heels in love with a very avant garde, immaculate OOTD, but I’ll also be the first one to reach for a casual, athleisure look in my day-to-day life. 

I’d say that about 75% of the time, you can find me in an outfit similar to the athleisure style in this post. I love this trend because it only takes 2 seconds to throw it all together, and you still feel comfortable and look adorable throughout your day. It’s amazing that an outfit so simple and easy can make you feel like your best self!

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10 Amazing Labor Day Sales You Don’t Want To Miss

10 Amazing Labor Day Sales You Don't Want To Miss | LOVE 'N' LABELS

Happy Labor Day, y’all!

Today, I hope each of you are taking time to relax and unwind, spending time with loved ones, or hanging out with friends at a cookout (or tailgate if you are a fellow Vol fan!). Whatever your plans consist of today, I hope you are enjoying yourself and take this time to be completely away from the office – wherever that may be.

I wanted to round up my top picks from a lot of the Labor Day sales happening today (and there are some good ones). I asked y’all last week on IG stories if you wanted to see anything in particular in my sale round ups today, and I got a lot of requests about jeans, high-waisted pants/denim, beauty products, swim, and shoes. I’ve searched through and done the shopping for you all to provide all of this! I included lots of affordable finds, some amazing deals (of course), and then a few splurges that are just too beautiful to pass up (that are also on huge sale which helps).

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FAQ Friday

FAQ Friday | love 'n' labels

TGIF! It’s time for our weekly FAQ Friday!

I also wanted to share this chic & effortless, B&W look from Gap because it’s the perfect OOTD to wear to the office on a Friday with a cute jacket or cardi & then change it up with a statement belt and bare arms for dinner and drinks that night. I am obsessing over these bodysuits right now (I literally just bought it in 3 different colors because they’re under $10 haha). And I am SO tempted to buy these pants in every color available because they are so soft, stretchy, and comfortable, all while looking chic, stylish and professional at the same time. There are so many great ways that you can style a staple, cropped pant like this!

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Transitioning Into Fall with My Kind Of Lovely

Transitioning Into Fall with My Kind Of Lovely | love 'n' labels

Fall is coming!!!! (Now say that in the Game of Thrones voice 😉 )

I know if you’re like me, you freak out over the first leaf you see on the ground and you instantly break out the pumpkin coffee, muffins and candles … and if I’m being honest, I’ve already almost burnt through one whole Bath and Body Works pumpkin candle. I may have a problem LOL!

Not only do I get excited about pumpkin everything when it comes to the changing season, but I also get really inspired when it comes to my daily outfits. Fall fashion is one of those cozy, easy-to-style seasons that I always look forward to. There’s something so refreshing about the crisp fall weather and burying myself up into a blanket scarf and riding boots. However, here in Tennessee (and in other parts of the South), we won’t be seeing the weather cool down enough for those warmer layers for quite awhile. That’s why I want to focus on sharing my transitional outfit tips with you all in this post!

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Red Hot Romper + 5 Instagrammable Wall Art Spots

Red Hot Romper + 5 Instagrammable Wall Art Spots | love 'n' labels

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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First and TEN

First and TEN | love 'n' labels

Football season is just around the corner, and I couldn’t be more excited to be back in Neyland Stadium cheering on our Vols! However, our first game will actually take place at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, so the hubs and I will be roadtripping to support the Big Orange. It’s actually an exciting game for us because Tennessee is playing Georgia Tech, and both of these are TJ’s alma maters. He graduated from undergrad at UT (as did I) and then went on to get his Masters degree at GA Tech (I did not LOL 😉 ).

Since it’s almost time for some football Saturdays (and Sundays if you’re an NFL fan), I figured I would share this outfit that would be perfect for those first games (that are oh so hot) and share my top ten must-have items for game day!

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24 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in My 24 Years

24 Life Lessons I've Learned in My 24 Years |

Today, I turn 24 y’all!

I know 24 really isn’t that old, but is it weird that this is the first birthday that I’ve ever actually felt older? LOL. I’ve never been one to hate birthdays or hate aging (yet) — actually, I have always really LOVED birthdays! They have always been a huge part of our family, so this is just a natural instinct for me. Loved ones dedicate a whole day to celebrating your life and reflecting on all of the sweet memories you have together, and it’s all around such a special day that is all about you! Who wouldn’t love that, right? 😉

To celebrate my birthday with y’all here on LNL, I decided to change up my usual FAQ Friday this week and instead, share 24 of my favorite life lessons that I’ve learned in my 24 years of living. Some are practical, some are comical, some are heartwarming — I hope you all enjoy!

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5 Tips to Keep in Mind When Purging Your Closet

The Must Have Statement Top You'll Restyle Over & Over | love 'n' labels

Being a wardrobe stylist, I’m often helping others clean out their closets in between seasons, and if you follow me on IG stories, you know that I recently just purged my own closet! I’ve been loooong over due for my own closet clean out, and so far I’ve only made it through about 3/4 of all of my clothes (geeeez) so I still have to purge my shoes, accessories, etc etc etc. As I was cleaning out some of the pieces that I no longer wear, I got to thinking about how so many other people also do this same thing in between seasons, so I should share my own tips and tricks to make the process a little less dreadful for y’all! I know it can sometimes be overwhelming, but I’m here to help! I usually only share these tips with my family, friends, and clients, but now YOU also get to take advantage!

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(Solar) Eclipse Style

(Solar) Eclipse Style | love 'n' labels

Happy Solar Eclipse Day everyone! How cool is it that we get to experience a total eclipse? I’m so excited about it, and since it’s a pretty big deal & even a part of history here in the U.S., I decided to dedicate an entire post to it. I’m taking this opportunity to relate the eclipse to some inspirational OOTD’s – an all white look (daylight), a B&W style (the transition into the dark), and then of course an LBD to represent the total blackout that we’ll experience today!

I thought this would be a great way to showcase some really chic looks since black/white outfits are so classic and high-end, and I’m sure you all know by now that I’m a huge fan of wearing lots of B&W in my personal style (with a pop of red on the lips of course)!

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