Patches + Hems

It’s all about the jeans. There are so many styles of jeans and I love them all. On top of the style there are the details. The unhemmed hems, cut hems, normal hems, skinny, cropped flares, patches, embroidered and other details, it’s endless. I’m pretty sure none of you could guess how much these jeans cost. They were on sale at the Gap, yes the Gap, for under $30! Numerous high end fashion designers are designing with embroidery, mainly Gucci as well as contemporary clothing lines like Citizens of Humanity
The detail on this heel always catches someone’s attention while I’m out. It is such a cool and unexpected touch. 

The Breakdown:

These jeans were the main focus of my look. They are a petite style and they originally fit ok but I wanted them just a tad longer. Luckily unhemmed jeans are in so I found my sewing kit and started picking at the hem.  You can see below I tagged the actual jeans (on sale for $40) and the hem is different than how mine are. I really wanted to wear a chunky sweater with these jeans and I couldn't find anything chunky or slouchy enough in my closet. I had just folded my husbands sweaters and knew there were would be a sweater that would be the perfect amount of oversize on me. The sweater I am wearing here was only the second sweater I tried on, which is pretty good. Fortunatley for me he doesn’t want it anymore so I get to have it :)


sweater | Kent and Curwen (borred from my husband) 
shoes | Alexander Wang
bag | Balenciaga “Papier Envelope"
sunglasses | Charming Charlie

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My Baby Shower

My shower was just over a week ago and it was one of the most amazing days. To see so many friends and family there to celebrate this little baby on the way was so meaningful. Everywhere I looked there were special decorations and little details here and there. I have to give a huge thanks to my friend Cristina for hosting this beautiful shower for me. I can’t imagine how much work she put into this shower. She made the invitations herself, once I saw that I knew her craftiness would be on full display. She is so talented! 
I pretty much wanted to take everything and use it for the nursery. 
This table may have been my favorite because... it had all the desserts!
What is a shower with out some crafts and games? Guests chose a block (or 2!) with a letter and were able to decorate it however they wanted. I had a lot of laughs when going through the blocks later that night. I really wish my friends put their name on it but I know most were too ashamed of their artwork. They may not be the best artists but the blocks were decorated out of love and I know Myles will enjoy playing with them no matter what they look like!
Checking in with my mama to see how her block was coming along. 
Sorry for posting all these sweets but they are just too adorable not to share, not to mention soooo delicious!
Can’t forget games! I get a little nervous with game sometimes but I had so much fun and laughed so hard! There were 3 different piles of cards, one was for Pictionary, the second was like Taboo and the last was celebrity baby moms. I love looking at the pictures of peoples faces and reactions. Part of the reason I may have had so much fun was because my team won!
 The grandma’s cracking up about something!
  Here is most of the crew. By the time we got around to taking pictures some of the guests had to leave. I care so much about all these woman and I am lucky to have them in my life!
My dress if from Indigo. I had a few outfit options in my closet already but the day before my shower none of them seemed right. I wanted something slightly flowy without looking like I was wearing a tent. Indigo is my go to store so of course I found exactly what I was looking for. The dress is not maternity so I know I will be able to wear it in the future. 
 This handmade quilt is incredibly soft. I know there will be a lot of cuddle moments with me and the little one!
My mom and sister were able visit from Ohio to come to the shower. 
 Darling party favors filled with chocolates. 
Once again, I cannot thank my friend enough for putting this whole shower together by herself! It was a dreamy day celebrating baby Myles and I can’t wait for his arrival!

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*Since I have posted about my babyshower my friend has started her own event busienss, Lemon Events. Her designs are truly one of a kind. She creates her own photo back drop and even a unique game! Click here to see her work!



Bluff City Lights x The Ivory Closet + A Giveaway



As of 2017 there will be a new monthly feature on Living LeReve. I’d like to introduce Bluff City Lights. I group of four fashion and lifestyle bloggers located in the one and only bluff city, Memphis. We have all crossed paths or have worked together at some point or another and it was time to join forces. We all love Memphis and have a lot of interest in what to do, where to go and of course what to wear! We kick off our new year by collaborating with The Ivory Closet which means... a GIVEAWAY!
(from left to right)
Collins Tuohy Smith of Collins Closet, Megan PIPM of Pretty in Pink Megan, Alexandra Nicole of City Chic Living, and me, Mary Conley of Living LeReve
Please make sure to follow all of our blogs! We are looking forward to working with other bloggers and businesses in 2017! Cheers to Bluff City Lights! And cheers to you, The Ivory Closet is giving 20% off to Bluff City Lights readers with promo code: BCL20

The Breakdown:

For our Bluff City Lights blog premier we are featuring a major trend, suede. The four of us teamed up with The Ivory Closet in Overton Square to find suede pieces that fit our style. When I was looking at the selection I was going through every piece thinking how I would style it. I loved how my outfit turned out and I love how the other girls styled their pieces as well. One of my favorite things about fashion is how styling can make all the difference. I chose this army green faux suede dress. I contemplated wearing suede thigh-high boots (too much suede), tights with pumps (too dressy) and these boyfriend jeans. It was pretty darn cold out and I needed something on my legs and in the end this dress was turned into a long top once I added the jeans. Since my “top” was long I wanted a longer jacket or sweater to wear over it, my leather jacket (which was what I originally had in mind) didn’t look as good as I was hoping. Since it was so cold outside I needed to wear closed toed shoes, I probably should have worn boots, socks would have been nice :) I love these pumps though, pointy toe and a little platform (also worn here). The necklace I’m wearing came from The Ivory Closet too and I think I can wear it as a choker too which I am very excited about. How would you have styled this suede dress I’m wearing?

Don’t forget to visit the other bloggers of Bluff City Lights! 

jacket | Ella Moss ‘Maja Tribal Cardigan’ (old, similar here)
jeans | Zara
heels | Saint Laurent
necklace | sold at The Ivory Closet
bag | sold at Indigo

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When you aren’t supposed to be ready but you see the camera on you.

Enter our Bluff City Lights Giveaway below!


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Back Details

Every once in a while the back of an outfit is better looking than the front. Which is fine unless you need to wear a jacket and it gets covered up. This was one of those situations where I have a jacket, knowing I should wear it but crossing my fingers I can withstand the cold.

The Breakdown:

Where to begin. This outfit started with the sweater of course. The back of it is so interesting I really didn’t want to cover it up by wearing a jacket. Since it is December and pretty chilly out I knew I needed to bring one. It did get into the 60’s today allowing me to go sans a jacket for some pictures (I wore this jacket here too). Since the front of the sweater is so simple I added this chunky necklace, a long pendant necklace would look just as cute. The metal in the necklace inspired me to grab this blue furry studded bag. I got this bag years ago, I love the texture behind the studs. I’ve been into leggings lately, for some reason I am a little tired of my distressed skinny jeans. Plus this shoe looks best when your ankle is showcased, a cropped jean whether it be boyfriend or flared would have worked also.  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have a safe and Merry Christmas!

 jacket | Blank NYC ‘Suede Bomber Jacket’ (similar)
top | One Grey Day
leggings | Ella Moss ‘Faux Leather Leggings'
bag | House of Harlow 1960
jewelry | (all old, I can’t remember where it came from)
shoes | Free People ‘Lost Valley Ankle Boot’ in gray

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