Shades of Blue

I didn’t realize how many shades of blue I was wearing until I added these photos to this post. I wore this outfit for our Headliner Luncheon during Memphis Fashion Week featuring Rachel Roy. Rachel was so sweet to send influencers a variety of clothing of our choice to wear to the events! I was hesitant of what to pick out due to my belly, thinking nothing would fit me. Turned out everything I ordered fit perfectly except the dress for this luncheon! I didn’t know what to do I had ordered a size up and the zipper was still inches from closing! The dress I planned on wearing was actually the pink one that Hunter and Collins are wearing, we would have been triplets!
I had all my other outfits planned for MFW and didn’t want to break them up but I still had no idea on what to wear for the luncheon. The night before the luncheon was the trunk show and Rachel Roy was selling her stuff and I tried lots of things on and jackets were the only thing working. I walked away with this gorgeous mint colored jacket that has matching pants that are to die for!!! Oh, I would have loved to wear the pants, they are high wasted and have front buttons. Anyways, those weren’t going to work and I had to come up with something from my closet. I have had this dress for years and wore it quite a bit during my first pregnancy and before that! I’m hoping I didn’t stretch it out because I would like to wear it post baby!
Rachel Roy speaking with Memphis Fashion Design Network and Memphis Fashion Week director, Abby Phillips. 
 Influencers from Memphis, Little Rock, Nashville and Knoxville dressed in Rachel Roy. 
Wearing booties wasn’t the plan but it stormed the night before the event and the temperature dropped dramatically! These booties are my go to with the dress and kept me warm. 
(photos by Mary Kate Steele)

The Breakdown:
This outfit was thrown together last minute since my originally dress didn’t fit. Once I found this blazer I had to figure out the rest. The night before I wore a jacket and joggers and the next night was a wearing a solid colored dress and long blazer so I knew I didn’t want to wear anything like that. Joggers and fitted dresses are really all that fit me and I didn’t want to wear jeans to this luncheon and was very happy to find this striped number in my closet. I wore this dress when I found out I was pregnant with Myles and these booties, something about this navy combo I love. The mint blazer made it feel spring like, it is April after all, and the headband scarf was a last minute add to change up my everyday curled hair.

blazer | Rachel Roy ‘Mint Leaf Blazer’ (and the pants!)
dress | Michael Stars (similar)
shoes | Rag and Bone (similar)
earrings | Bauble Bar ‘Vernice Hoop Earrings
necklace | Rachel Roy ‘Pave Tusk Necklace
headband | Tanya Taylor ‘Kelly Scarf
bag | Balenciaga ‘BB Small Embroidered Bag’ 

 Live votre rêve!

Lip Liner Recommendations

A few weeks ago I shared with you guys that I had ran out of my favorite lip liner and it’s discontinued!! Don’t you hate when your favorite product is discontinued? My go to was Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Perfect Spice. I did find it on Amazon but it’s $30 which seems like a lot of lip liner. I got some great recommendations from my followers and I am excited to share them with you! After all, the Sephora VIB sale kicked off today so this is the perfect time to update your makeup. Not all of these below are sold at Sephora but are still lipliners I want to check out. 

NYX Lip Liner in soft spoken
Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in true pink (I think the color nude may be a better fit)

I’m also looking for new skin care products, mascaras and probably new summer makeup in general! Winter and summer seem to be when I like to try new products. I am excited to go to Sephora this weekend to enjoy 15% off my purchase for their Beauty Insider Event! You can shop in stores or online from Friday 4/20 - Monday 4/23. 

Rouge 15% off. Use code YAYROUGE
VIB 15% off. Use code YAYVIB
Insider 10% off. Use code YAYINSIDER

Influencers Take Sun Studios

Over the weekend Memphis Fashion Week 2018 took place. This year we did something a little different and we invited four influencers outside of Memphis to join in our the festivities. The Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau got on board and hosted us to tour Sun Studios and the Rock ’n’ Soul Museum. I am very excited to blog about Memphis Fashion Week, the shows, the events and my outfits but I’m going to start with the Sun Studio’s tour.

 (from L to R)
Rochelle, Hunter, Lacey, Megan, Greta, myself and Collins.
It was a lot of fun getting to tour the “birthplace of rock ’n’ roll”. I’ve lived in Memphis for almost 8 years now and I didn’t even know about Sun Studios! Not sure how that was but I am happy to know about it now. I knew Memphis had a lot of history but now I’m aware of just how much history is really here. As interested as I was I know my dad would love to go on this tour. The whole time I kept thinking how my family would love this, so next time they are here this is going to be on our to-do list!

The Breakdown:
I was very unsure about this dress. There is a lot of fabric to it and since it drapes over my belly it made me look huge under it since there is no shape to the dress. The dress is better in person because it give some movement and the jewels at the neckline help make the dress look less like a sheet. The day before our Sun Studio’s tour I was in heels more than half the day and I planned on wearing heels later this evening as well, sneakers were a must. We were doing a lot of walking around and the silver toe on my shoes were prefect with the silver accent in the jewels. 

How do you guys feel about this causal look?

dress | McQ Alexander McQueen ‘Embellished Loose Ruffle Dress’ 
bag | Stella McCartney ‘Floral Embroidered Falabella Box Bag’ 
earrings | I designed them!

Live votre rêve!

Flowing Into Warm Weather In A Floral Kimono

Kimono’s and jackets have been very popular for me this season. I love that I can order my normal size and it will fit now and after I have the baby. I hate to purchase maternity clothes this far in my pregnancy because I only have one month left and that would be a waste. Therefore, I am repeating my maternity jeans over and over, wearing stretchy tanks and dresses and throwing on a blazer or kimono to pull the look together. If it ever gets warm enough I’ll wear my stretchy maxi dresses!
You can get 15% off a Daniel Wellington watch using code LIVINGLEREVE. My favorite look for less bag (under $50) is now available in red, pink and gray.
 This kimono can be styled in so many different ways. I chose a lot of dark accessories which isn’t very spring like but takes on a more classy vibe. This kimono can definitely be worn with cut off shorts, a white tee and flats or sneakers for a causal take. The tank I am wearing is a maternity tank from H&M that I order early on in my pregnancy, my jeans are also maternity and I just got them! Citizens of humanity was kind enough to send me a pair of their maternity jeans. You know I love my Target maternity jeans but having a better quality designer denim is really nice, I have to admit. This pair has elastic panel inserts at the waist and a straight leg. I needed to cuff them, like I do most of my jeans, but they fit like a glove and I ordered my normal denim size. 
I found a pretty similar look for less here and it’s under $30!

The Breakdown:
Maternity jeans and knit dresses are my basics right now. I start with those since that is what fits and start styling the rest of my outfit from there. I was debating between shades of white or black with this floral kimono and black seemed right for the day. It was sunny and beautiful but was actually quite chilly. Spring, where are you! This kimono will be equally cute in the middle of summer over shorts and a tee, a dress or even a swimsuit!

kimono | MISA Los Angeles ‘Amina Kimono
tank | H&M ‘Maternity Tank
jeans | Citizen of Humanity ‘Emerson Maternity Slim Boyfriend’  
shoes | Steve Madden ‘Daisie Stiletto Pumps
watch | Daniel Wellington (get 15% off with code LIVINGLEREVE)
bag | Express ‘Quilted Camera Bag’ 

Live votre rêve!

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