Friday, August 28, 2015

Kicking Off Football Season with Lindsay Nichole Designs

Oh my god y'all. Almost ONE WEEK until football! SEC football is possibly definitely my favorite thing about fall and I look forward to it every year. The cats are better than ever this year and with an amazing home schedule, I can't wait to see how they play.

I'm kicking off football season with something very exciting. If you haven't heard of Lindsay Nichole Designs, she is an artist based in Texas who creates and sells the cutest illustrations. I reached out to her recently and I'm obsessed with what she created for me.

*drumroll*

I can't. This illustration is based off of one of my favorite football dresses and I can't express how in love with it I am. Lindsay did a perfect job illustrating me (she did my signature hair twist!) and showing my love for Big Blue Nation. She was so fun to work with, and I basically want to buy ALL her prints now.

I've selected a few of my favorite prints to share with y'all that I pretty much need right now. The brunch print is perfect for someone like me who considers brunch the most important meal of the day. I love Paris and all things French, so this Paris icons print is perfect (the London one is adorable too!) Y'all know my love for Louboutins, and this print shows off those iconic red soles along with a poignant Bible verse. I love travel, and I must say the girl in this adorable airplane print looks a little like ya girl CLB. And of course, this ruby print is so cute and features my birthstone!


Lindsay sells so many other cute prints through her Etsy shop and personal shop, and I'm so excited to offer you a discount code. Use the code "BHMM10" for 10% off any LND print through September 6th, please tweet me what you get!

Again, such a big thank you to Lindsay for this AMAZING print, it's perfect for capturing my excitement for the upcoming football season. Ohhhhhhh C-A-T-S!!

 
This post sponsored in part by Lindsay Nichole Designs

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Boho Vibes











Kimono: Gap // Tee-Shirt: Gap
Jeans: Express // Booties: Macy's
Glasses: Ray-Ban // Necklace and Bracelet: Miss Molly Vintage

I know what you're thinking, this is a different look for CLB. Don't worry, I feel the same. But when I saw this kimono I couldn't resist. I'm in love with distressed jeans right now and pairing it with booties finished the very bohemian vibe that's so in right now. 

I met Emily from Miss Molly Vintage at the Market @ 301 event and fell in love with the unique style of their pieces. These two pieces feature adorable suede tassels that go with so much. The bracelet has a tiny Kentucky state flag on it and I'm actually obsessed. There all kinds of cute pieces for any style at Miss Molly Vintage and I can't wait to show you more in upcoming posts.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sisters and Scallops for the First Day







Top: Maison Jules // Jeans: Gap
Flats: Lucky Brand // Bag: Kate Spade
Bracelet: Kate Spade (similar)




Dress: Crewcuts Factory // Shoes: Gap
Earrings: J.Crew

School is already here? What? Avery and I can't believe it's time to start our fifth and eleventh grade years! Because of what I think will be a new tradition and because y'all loved it last year, we're both sharing our first day of school outfits.

I treat white jeans and tanks like it's a uniform during mid- to late summer, so when I saw this tank I couldn't resist. Maison Jules can do no wrong, as shown with the fun scallops and gorgeous color of this top. Some Undeniable Blue accents in these fun Kate Spade earrings (a gift from Abby for my birthday!) and my new bag made for some fun contrast against the bright pink. I'm so excited that ballet flat season is finally here and these cheetah beauties will be on repeat for the next three months all throughout fall.

So Avery, tell me about your outfit

I love to be cute with a little twist of me. This adorable dress from J.Crew goes great with my gray tennis shoes. The stoned neckline gives it a cute, nice, and fancy look. The earnings I borrowed from my mom are also from J.Crew and they pull out the gold in the stoned neckline. This dress is very comfortable and goes great with my tennis shoes!

How do you feel about starting fifth grade?

I am a little bit nervous about going into fifth grade because, I have to keep things extra organized and sometimes I don't always have time to put things in the right places. I am also excited though because I get to be a role-model for the new 4th graders! I am also very exited to do all the fun projects that are planned and getting to learn new interesting things!

Any of y'all starting school this week? While I'm pretty nervous, I'm so excited to begin what is arguably the most important year of high school. Good luck to everyone, whatever grade you're starting, and I hope you have a fantastic year!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

How Strong We Are

About a week ago I tweeted this, and gave very little context.


Many of you reached out, sending kind words my way about whatever was going on in my life. A few days later, I broke my silence about just what was going on in my life.


The response I got was completely overwhelming. Literally. My phone crashed multiple times from the texts, comments, and tweets from all y'all. Knowing that so many of you are there for me is ridiculous, and I can't say thank you enough.

I won't go into a lot of detail about the cancer itself, but I will say this. It's extremely treatable and, at the end of this road, I really am going to be okay. I'll still have my hair (no joke the question I get the most) and I'll come out of this even better than before.

When we got the diagnosis on July 28, I was crushed. Just when I thought my battle was over, it got even worse. And then I started thinking. My journey with Graves' taught me so much about myself. It's taught me just how strong I really am, both emotionally and physically. The girl who had a breakdown over getting blood drawn for the first time isn't even phased by needles anymore. I've learned how to handle stress and really force myself to buckle down and focus. This news is simply a bump in the road, and I'll get over it soon enough.

The night of my diagnosis, my dad sent me that quote and it really hit hard. I had never considered myself "strong" in any way before this battle. But because of this journey, I've had no choice but to be strong, and all in all it's made me a better person and shown me just how strong I can be. Again, thank you everyone for your amazing support and I look forward to conquering this battle with all of you behind me. Thank you for being #TeamCLB and showing your teal, pink, and blue. I love you all so much.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Seventeen









Dress: Old Navy // Earrings: Kendra Scott
Purse: Kate Spade

As a lot of y'all know, on July 16 I turned 17. Crazy right? I'm officially old according to all my friends which is kind of scary. I'm a year away from being an adult who can vote, I'm two years older than some of my best friends (*cough* Justina *cough* Abby), I can officially use the adult pool at our neighborhood pool. It's such a big milestone and I had so much fun celebrating with my family in Hilton Head.

This dress has been on MAJOR repeat ever since I got it, with tons of people asking where it came from. Y'all know ya girl loves Old Navy, so this was a great staple that I got for cheap. One day I hope to own a pair of Kendra Scott Danielles in every color, so these UK blue ones were a great addition. I got this new purse as a birthday present from the Kate Spade outlets in Hilton Head and it's definitely my new baby, I'm obsessed.

A belated thank you to everyone for my birthday wishes, I can't wait to celebrate many more with you! PS, check out the signature!