Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kiss Me Hard Before You Go

top, shorts, boots, jacket: forever 21; flower crown: made by me

 "I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast.
I am alone in the night.
Been trying hard not to get into trouble, but I've got a war in my mind.
So, I just ride."
- Lana Del Rey

Remember last post when I told you I was finally going to get to see Lana live? Well, it happened, and she was perfect. I also got to see some other great acts like Jack White and Eminem, which both deserve a two thumbs up. Unfortunately though, the weekend had to come to a close, leaving me singing the post Music Midtown blues.

This is the outfit I wore on the second day of the festival, partly because there isn't much to it which is always a plus when standing for hours underneath the sun, partly because these boots can handle getting down and dirty, and mostly because it's very inspired by Lana Del Rey's "Ride". Hit up my Instagram (@tennesseeroseblog) to see my other outfit, along with pictures from performances. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Because, you are my flower.

dress: the white pepper, shoes: asos, socks: urban outfitters, hat: missguided

I often think, that humans aren't all that different from flowers. Turning our faces to the sun, we stare out windows from propped up elbows like stems, and feel a sense of being when we step out for some fresh air. Maybe, the whole world is a garden after all?

I am proud to say that I am officially an owner of a The White Pepper dress. I have been lusting over the brand for what seems like ever, but just haven't ordered anything before because of international shipping and all that, but hey look who finally took the plunge! Anyways, it's gingham, and has that cute baby doll fit that makes me feel like spinning, while also allowing me to whatever I want that day and completely hides any trace of a bloated food baby. I would also like to acknowledge that this is my first time breaking out the knee socks since cool weather last left us. As sad as I am to see summer go, I am excited to begin creating outfits with what is my favorite accessory, except for flower crowns.

In other news, tomorrow is the beginning of Music Midtown, and I will be heading down to see some of my favorites Iggy, Lorde, Jack White, and I still haven't completely wrapped my mind around this one, but LANA DEL REY! Dreams come true people. Dreams come true.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


top: missguided, shorts: forever 21, shoes: asos

She kept her hair in braids and her heart guarded by castle walls.

Some girls outgrow wanting to be princesses, and then some girls never do. As it turns out, I fall into the latter group. Being a royal (or how they appear in books and movies) has always been so captivating to me. The power, money, and leadership, along with a closet full of ballgowns, crowns, and jewels sounds so enchanting it's no wonder that I haven't completely given up the idea of becoming one. However, until my estranged grandmother unexpectedly returns to inform me that it is time for me to take my rightful place on the throne and reign justly and gracefully for years to come, I will just have to try to be the best princess/queen/khaleesi/duchess over my own life that I can be. (I am aware of how cheesy that sounds. It's late and I'm running purely on coffee, forgive me.)

Anyways, I went through all of the above rambling because this entire outfit was completely inspired by a random building in downtown Chattanooga that just happens to remind me of a spanish castle, so of course I start imagining an  every day outfit suitable for a modern spanish princesa which turned out to be this pussybow blouse, floral shorts, and a crown of braids and fedora.