2 Must-Have Pieces to Stay On-Trend This Season

2 Must-Have Pieces of the Season | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been wearing 2 particular pieces over and over for the past month or so, & I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I wear a cabby hat at least a couple times per week (y’all know I’m a huge hat person as it is, but this style takes it to a whole new level) and then the white bootie trend? I’m all about it!

If you just scroll through my blog or my Instagram feed, you’ll probably notice several looks where I’ve styled these two must-haves many different ways. And that’s what I love most about them — you can change up the look of each with different outfits!

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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 www.lovenlabels.com

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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The Perfect Cardigan Sweater & The Must-Have Hat This Season

The Perfect Cardigan Sweater & The Must-Have Hat This Season | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Y’all surely know by now that I love love love Goodnight Macaroon – I’ve been buying pieces from their site for a few years now, so I’m so thrilled to be teaming up with them to show you guys some of my favorite sweaters this season! I’ve been wearing this cardigan sweater nonstop since it came in the mail (just ask my fam – they’re probably getting tired of me wearing it by now haha) & you probably remember me talking about this bright pink sweater as well in my Instagram post last week — TO DIE FOR. Their pieces are so comfortable, so chic & on-trend, extremely practical, easy to dress up or down, & super affordable all at the same time. I mean, does it really get better than that? Let’s be real, y’all.

I especially love this ivory / black cardi sweater because not only is it just really cute in general but for one, it has pockets, and it’s also so thick, cozy and comfy. There’s nothing I hate worse than being cold this time of year and trying to be stylish while I’m practically freezing to death. That’s why I always end up in sweaters like this one. With cardis like this, you’ll be able to stay warm throughout the winter months, while still being trendy and fashionable.

I also wanted to touch on this beret that I’m wearing … So many different types of hats are in this season – and as a hat guru – I’m LOVING it!!

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How to Style Over the Knee Boots

How to Style Over the Knee Boots | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Over the knee (or thigh high) boots are some of my all time favorite shoes to wear no matter the outfit or the occasion. I’m one of those girls who owns a few different pairs because I feel like they amp up so many outfits and make such a statement. But styling them can sometimes be challenging — you must find the right height for your leg length (my shorter friends always joke that my OTK boots would cover their whole leg lol) and of course make sure that the outfit you’re wearing with them is appropriate for that particular style.

I recently ordered this grey-taupe pair, and I’ve honestly been wearing them nonstop since they came in. I. Am. Obsessed. They are the perfect height for my leg and are actually come up a little higher on my legs, compared to some of my other OTK boots — and I love it! I particularly love that they are tight enough on my legs to where I don’t have to constantly pull at them to keep them up above my knee, however, they’re not so tight to where they squeeze my legs to make indentions. And the color? Perfection — it goes with anything and everything. The heel height is also amazing because it gives you a little lift without hurting my feel all day. They are truly so comfortable!

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My Fitness Routine + Eating Habits

My Fitness Routine + Eating Habits | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

This has been by far one of the most requested topics that you all have been wanting me to write about, and I’ve honestly been putting it off because I’m not one of those pro workout gurus, nor do I have a strict fitness routine or healthy eating plan. I know – sue me lol. But honestly, I’ve been just asking myself what I would talk about in the post and what I could share that would even be beneficial to some of you. Because a lot of you are probably reading this hoping to find a new, magic workout or something, but if I’m being real with y’all, my fitness routine and eating plans may not be exactly what you are expecting.

I feel like a lot of people these days are so into the whole fitness, meal planning stuff and I think that is awesome (for some people) but for me, I’m just not at a place in my life where I want to start focusing my time and efforts into all of that just yet. I’ve seen so many different routines work for many different people, and believe it or not, I’m like everyone else in the world. I’ve literally tried everything in order to find the ‘trick’ to toning up fast or losing those extra 5 pounds in a week … let’s face it, we all do it. But me personally, I’ve only found one thing that I can truly stick to and that actually works …

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Affordable, Fall Outfit + Current Makeup Routine

Affordable, Fall Outfit + Current Makeup Routine | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Fall officially arrived here in Tennessee over the weekend – or well, some may actually call it winter, ha! Temps got down into the 30s which is basically known as winter in the South. However, that’s pretty typical of Tennessee weather – ya know, skipping seasons and such. But, it’s supposed to warm back up a little bit this week, so we’ll get to enjoy some regular fall weather that we’ve all been waiting for.

Even though it was really cold outside over the weekend, I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures in front of all the gorgeous fall foliage. I’ve always been so grateful to live in a place where we do actually have seasons (most of the time), however, every single year during October and November, I always go crazy over the yellow, orange & red leaves. They’re all so beautiful, and it really never gets old for me…

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Baddest Witch On The Block

Baddest Witch On The Block | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

BOO, witches!

It’s almost Halloween!!!! I don’t know about y’all, but I’ll take any excuse to get dressed up in a ridiculous costume & put fun makeup on my face that I wouldn’t normally wear. Halloween is the perfect time of year to be something that you’re not, however, when most people think of costumes for this occasion, they think that they have to go out & buy one of those $80+ outfits (that they’ll never wear again) from the pop-up Halloween store. But that’s not always the case!

I created this post to inspire you all to channel your creativity this Halloween because you’d be surprised how many things you can dress up as by just using the pieces that are already in your closet. As a stylist, this is like a fun game for me because it really challenges me to piece together clothes (that I normally wouldn’t) to create a theatrical, out of the box look. I challenge you to get creative for your Halloween parties coming up this weekend – don’t break the bank on a skimpy silly cop, nurse, army, or pirate costume. You can most likely create a look just as appealing and attractive if you just look through all the pieces that you already own. There’s bound to be something that you can piece together and make look fabulous!

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The Perfect Light Pink Cardi + My Trick to Whiter Teeth

The Perfect Light Pink Cardi + My Trick to Whiter Teeth | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Y’all surely know by now that the temps don’t drop quickly here in Tennessee, but you can bet that once they drop into the 60s, I’m wearing outfits like this one constantly. Comfy, cozy sweaters, a beanie of some sort, stretchy denim & cute boots. It’s my go-to look in the fall & winter seasons!

Goodnight Macaroon has been one of my favorite online retailers to shop at for a few years now – high quality, on-trend pieces but at an affordable price point. It definitely ranks in my top 10 online retailers! Last week, they sent me this light pink, cable knit cardi, and I’ve been living in it ever since I got it. I wore it all day today just around the house. This piece so easy to dress up a little with an outfit like this or to just dress down over leggings & a t-shirt like I did today. I always live in sweaters like this one around this time of year! Plus, the light pink color is so refreshing & one of my favorites, of course. 😉

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FAQ Friday

FAQ Friday | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

Finally Friday, y’all!! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m beyond ready for the weekend.

Since I started a new series here on LNL, I’m going to let today be the last FAQ Friday for awhile. I’m so glad you all have enjoyed them, so they may not be going away forever. Actually, I haven’t even gotten the chance to post another FAQ Friday in awhile because of travel and other collaborations going on, so today’s is a pretty long one. I’m catching up on all of the questions I’ve been getting over the past few weeks, and I hope you all enjoy! If you have any other questions that I didn’t cover, feel free to comment below this blog post.

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My Hyundai Experience

My Hyundai Experience | love 'n' labels www.lovenlabels.com

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.

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