Thursday, July 21, 2016

Only Fools Rush In

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Int. Bedroom - Day
From the floor of her pink, typical teenage, bedroom she flips through pages of her new Elvis book until she drifts away in daydreams of meeting him.


So, clearlyyyyy I have spent quite a bit of time wondering what my life might've been like if I had lived during the 50's or 60's. Would I have danced in my living room to American Bandstand? Spent my free time writing stories on a typewriter? Hoped for a date to the drive-in on Friday night? Probs, but one thing I know for certain, is that I would've made sure that I went to see Elvis liiiive and in person. As much as I like him now, I can only imagine how intensified that feeling would be by being lucky enough to live in the same time period as him. Alas, I wasn't, so photos, movies, and records - of course - are about as close as I'll get to that experience. That's why I pretty much jump at every chance I get to live viewings of golden age movies, or books that help take me back, like this one, Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits by Zoey Goto. As you can see through some of these photos, this gem is filled with information from every aspect of Elvis's life and the emphasis he had on society. I mean, the man singlehandedly changed the way the world dressed. From his Rockabilly street style to his flashy jumpsuits - it seems Elvis's fingerprints can be found on nearly every trend from those days. It doesn't stop there though, Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits depicts The King's influence on contemporary art, his stunning collection of cars, and even added a tour of the Elvis Hidden Hideaway in Palm Springs to my bucket list. If we're getting technical, it actually features over 175 photos, many of which show rarely seen before Elvis-worn outfits.

Due to the fact that I live in a studio apartment, I've turned my coffee table into a fireplace mantle of sorts where I keep my favorite books and magazines proudly on display. It's surely no surprise that this book has officially secured it's own little place there amongst my favorite French Vogue issue, Taylor Swift's Vanity Fair cover, and Matt Zoller Seitz'z Mad Men Carousel. Now idk what that means to you, but to me that screams this book is the actual bomb. Lucky for you July 31st will be here in just a matter of days and you'll be able to get one for your very own coffee table, to sit next to your very own Lana del Rey Maxim magazine, or maybe you're super fancy and have an actual mantle and can place this baby where it truly deserves to be. In all seriousness, visit http://elvisstylebook.com  now to secure your copy before pre-orders end on July 31st. 

Credits:
Co-ordinate: Bloomingdales
Shoes: Modcloth
Hair Accessory: Forever 21
Socks: Happy Socks

*Zoey Goto provided me with a free copy of Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits, however, all of the above opinions are my own.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

All I Wanna Do Is


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Ext. Hilton Head Beach - Day
Waves crash against the shore behind her as she fights to keep her hat in place during a gust of wind.

This post is hard for me. Firstly, because I've been focusing all of my attention on Instagram (@tennesseeroseblog) and haven't been in here in a while, which I'm ashamed to admit even to myself. I hate having to come to terms with the fact I haven't been staying as organized as I need to be, or accomplishing all that I want. However, I also truly believe there is always room for improvement, and well, here is mine. Secondly, this post is difficult because it's a swimsuit one. It seems like every summer I find myself pushing "publish" on a swimsuit post already feeling as though it's been received poorly. In all fairness, if people can manage to find imperfections in the bodies of Taylor Swift or Selena Gomez, then what will they think of mine? Now, I workout regularly and eat pretty healthy, but I can't afford personal trainers or chefs like they can so, I'm obviously not going to have the same results either. Insecurities aside, I can never fully talk myself out of putting photos like this up. Several of my bathing suits are actually some of my favorite "outfits". It's so easy to capture that 50's-60's vibe that I love so much through just two pieces, which I particularly find amazing. I'd also like to point out that these particular bottoms are complete with ruffles - something that there just aren't enough of on grown up clothes these days...IMO. 

Credits:
Top: Aldo
Bottoms and Sunglasses: Asos
Hat: Target


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Practice Makes Perfect

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Ext. Street - Day
Paused in the middle of the sidewalk she twists the lenses on her camera to focus in on her subject. Dressed to kill in a grey tuxedo dress, leopard heels, and red lipstick she silently sends a warning that this may be considered a man's world, but she's running it.

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Int. Living Room - Afternoon
Swallowed in sunlight on the living room couch she begins drafting letters with one hand and crossing fingers on the other that they will feature her work.

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Look at that, my first two part story post! I've been wanting to do something like this for a while and with a little encouragement from the team over at Banana Republic, it's finally out of my head and onto your screens. Not too long ago I received the email asking if they could send me two spring items that they thought I would love. Knowing Banana Republic basically does no wrong I answered "yes" with blind faith that they would both be super chic. Anddd I was right! This grey tuxedo dress is perfect for all you independent women working to put your own money in the bank looking for a reliable AM to PM outfit. Sharp, stylish, and easily accessorized with a swipe of lipstick, this dress takes you from business meeting to bellinis real quick.

Moving on to the navy blue baby in the second photo, I've already been convinced its a spring staple with just one wear. It gets pretty warm here in Tennessee, even during these early spring months, but this sweater was light enough that I really didn't even mind I was wearing a sleeve. That's an ideal top right there, one that will stick with you but not to you. I'm no psychic, but I see more of this piece in my #ootd future.

How about you? Found any spring styles that you're already swearing by? Don't keep that stuff a secret, hit me up!

*Banana Republic provided free product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own though, darlings.*

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