What to Wear {Bikes Blues & BBQ}

OK. I know you planned to go out of town and miss all the biker business. But that fell through, didn’t it? A large part of you wants to stay holed up in your house and avoid the countless bikes/bikers altogether. But, you’ve been saving those pleather leggings for a special occasion, so — if you can’t beat them, why not join them?
I met my husband at BBBQ in 2008; and who’s to say Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now isn’t waiting on the steps of the walton arts center to buy you a chili dog and sweep you off your feet?
To me, this look says, I could really be going anywhere…but I just happened to grace the folks at BBBQ with my presence.

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shirt dress: thrifted
heels: vince camuto via Plato’s Closet Fayetteville
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What I Wore: Black & Gold

what I wore: dress – cynthia rowley, necklaces/earrings/bracelet – thrifted, rings – forever21, heels – miss me
Love this song black & gold by sam sparro — it goes with my outfit….

Love is all you need.

Today marks two months until the big day. Typically, that would seem like a long time to wait for anything, but in reference to our wedding it seems like mere minutes. I know it’s a while but I also know it will pass quickly and all of a sudden I’ll turn around and be walking down the aisle. This serves as a personal reminder to savor it and to stop eating ;)

On another note, I feel so privileged to be able to marry the person I love. It’s not a right that is afforded to everyone, although thankfully we are getting closer.

Images via my pinterest


Beyonce W mag cover July 2011
Beyoncé covers W this month. While I don’t always love what she wears. I almost always love what she does. She has the ability to influence pop culture in a way that very few people/women do. Down at the bottom, she shared the seven looks that shaped her career.
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Crazy in love
Beyonce W mag cover July 2011
Deja Vu
Beyonce W mag cover July 2011
Sasha Fierce Cover
Beyonce W mag cover July 2011
Single Ladies
Beyonce W mag cover July 2011
Beyonce W mag cover July 2011
Why don’t you love me
Beyonce W mag cover July 2011
Run the world (Girls)

Beyonce W mag cover July 2011

via W Magazine

Music + Fashion

Kate Bosworth Coachella Style 2011

With summer upon us, music festival season has arrived! This year I won’t be going to any sleep away festivals (Wakarusa, I’ll miss you!) but I will be attending several concerts. Concerts and festivals are a great place to pull out (pull off) some of the stuff you love but consider too “out there” for daily wear. Case in point: feathers, onesies, boy shorts as pants, anything sheer, jewelry overload, headgear and bold color combos. The best places to find shop these looks would definitely be thrift stores. If you’re local, I recommend Grey Dog, Cheap Thrills, The Daisy Exchange & The Samaritan Shop. As I write this, I realize I should put together a list of local thrift stores so keep a look out for that in a future post.

You can see some of the most stylish people in their warm-weather bohemian best at these events. Let’s see how they do it…

Coachella Style - Elin King Coachella Style - Crop TopCoachella Style - Camilla Belle

Credits: GQ, Refinery29, Style.com

It’s Spring! What now?

fredflare.com... WE LOVE SPRING

Spring has sprung – thankfully – and it’s time to reflect it in our clothes, beauty regimens and attitudes. I’m even thinking of packing up my winter clothes to lift my spirits.


What is necessary for me to greet Spring with open arms? (You may be asking yourself) So…here is what I suggest you do. Click the pictures for links.

FIND (or purchase):  a leather/pleather jacket and/or a pashmina or wrap for chilly nights and skimpy dresses, neutral heels to go with anything

BUY FOR YOURSELF: Face: bronzer Body: a yummy exfoliating scrub Home: fresh flowers

Bronzing PowderBlood Orange+White Pepper Sugar Scrubpink-peonies-ad

DO: use cuticle oil to get your fingers pretty for the warmer months, polish for your toes so you won’t hesitate to grab your open-toed platforms

Healing Eucalyptus Cuticle OilEssie

LISTEN:  My current go-to songs: Rolling in the deep – Adele (Jamie xx remix), Howlin’ for you – The Black Keys, Baby Roulette – Chiddy Bang

TRY: Get an airbrush tan. I recently did and it changed my life. If you’re in Fayetteville call Glo. From 4-7 on Fridays, it’s 1/2 off.

Top image – Fred Flare