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Thank You: A Deep Breath

Photos by Zipporah Photography. Wearing Free People Kombucha Cuff Thermal, Marie Stretch Flared Skirt c/o French Connection, 24-Seventies Sunglasses c/o LuLu*s, Vintage Uruguayan Leather Clutch, Anthropologie Tabbed Leather Belt, and Jordin Boots by Leila Stone via ShoeDazzle. These past few months have been an ultimate test. Loads of sleep deprivation, moving into a new place, last-minute business trips,…

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Lust List: April 2014

Looking through old photos, I stumbled across last summer’s trip to Lake Watauga. I immediately found myself dreaming about bikinis, sandals, summer dresses. So, this month’s Lust List is an ode to warm April afternoons, to dipping toes in cool water, and to the most elegant of summer prints and flowing fabrics. I adore the…

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Local Focus: Fond Object

Fond Object has never been just a record store. This little all-inclusive shop in East Nashville continues to grow, and I was overjoyed to carry the Black by Maria Silver Local Focus shoot into the next room for Fond Object on the same afternoon. The Ettes, a 10-year-old punk rock trio, needed a project. The Austin-based…

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#WhyNFW 2014: Day 5

Wearing Black & White Printed Shift Dress, Sponsored by e. Allen Boutique. The fifth and final night of Nashville Fashion Week 2014 was held at Marathon Music Works, an open, industrial venue used for a variety of events. The evening was a perfect close to a week solidifying the positive growth of the fashion community in Nashville, featuring…

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#WhyNFW 2014: Day 4

Wearing Ella Moss Paige Maxi Dress in Cornflower, Sponsored by e. Allen Boutique. The fourth night of Nashville Fashion Week 2014 was held outside at 5th Avenue of the Arts in downtown Nashville. The runway placed down the middle of 5th Avenue made for a striking and dramatic evening, featuring SKIF International, Amanda Uprichard, Samantha Pleet, Vaute Couture,…

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#WhyNFW 2014: Day 3

Wearing Black Wrap Jumpsuit & Suede Me Off My Feet Sandals, Sponsored by Naked Wardrobe. The third night of Nashville Fashion Week 2014 was held at OZ, an innovative new Nashville venue for artistic experience. The evening hosted a Fashion Forward Gala, designed by Big Event Productions and featuring special guest speakers Karen Elson and Fern Mallis. This event was an…

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#WhyNFW 2014: Day 2

Wearing Tie-Dye Cut-Out Jersey Dress, Sponsored by Muse Boutique. The second night of Nashville Fashion Week 2014 was held at Ruby, an intimate industrial venue near Hillsboro Village. The evening was a showcase of Emerging Designers, featuring Patrick T Cooper Resort Collection, Anna Victoria, Maarika Mann, Isabel S-K, Soluna, SMOK, Cat-Land Forever Couture, Eric Adler,  Ana Maria, Adarable…

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#WhyNFW 2014: Day 1

Wearing Mint Crop Top and Lavender Skirt, Sponsored by Blush Boutique. The opening night of Nashville Fashion Week 2014 was held at The Rosewall, a posh event space from M Street. The evening was a City Showcase, featuring Elizabeth Suzann, Pink Elephant Designs, Brooke Atwood, Abi Ferrin, Melrose Space, Lagi Nadeau, Laura Kathleen, and Black by Maria Silver. It…

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Stela 9 |Style Twice: Part 2

Photos by Zipporah Photography Wearing the Shiva Backpack c/o Stela 9 Handbags, H&M Emerald Top with Lace Sleeves, Free People Eyelet Tunic, Water Lily Pleated Skirt via ShopRuche, Anthropologie Fanned Rafia Pendant, NastyGal Quay Phantom Shades, and Jeffrey Campbell Hy Range Boots. For the second look of my Style Twice feature, I pulled inspiration from the details of…

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Stela 9 | Style Twice: Part 1

  Photos by Zipporah Photography Wearing the Shiva Backpack c/o Stela 9 Handbags, Striped Strap Jumpsuit via Luxe Apothetique in Austin, With Open Arms Embroidered Ivory Blazer c/o LuLu*s, Ray-Ban ‘Original Aviator’ 58mm Sunglasses, and Anthropologie Emma Linen Booties. It’s always inspiring to make new connections and relationships as a blogger, locally and internationally. Not only…

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Lust List: March 2014

ZARA Floral Jacquard Skirt / Ted Baker Keepa Regency Houses Printed Top / Michael Kors ‘Bailey’ Chronograph Bracelet Watch / Missoni Crochet Knit Dress / ZARA Leather Wide Heel Sandal / Anthropologie Maaji Garden Bikini / Kate Spade New York ‘Medium Via Limoni Bella’ Wristlet / Kathryn Bentley Turqupose 14k Scale Armor Ring / Ileana Makri Dawn 18kt Stud Earrings / For Love & Lemons White San Marcos Dress / TopShop Fluro Folk Pelmet Skirt / Vanessa Bruno…

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Local Focus: Black by Maria Silver

I remember when I witnessed my first runway show for Black by Maria Silver. I was inspired by the fabrics, shapes, and refreshing restraint displayed by the entire collection. Years later, Black by Maria Silver has become a well-known brand in Nashville’s fashion community, appearing at Nashville Fashion Week time and time again. A few…

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Sweaty Betty: Activewear

Let’s take a moment and be thankful about how far activewear has come in the past decade. Your choices aren’t between the same grey sweatpants or a bad jazzercise outfit anymore. Companies like Sweaty Betty provide a fashionable way to style yourself for an active life. Half my motivation to get to the gym is…

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Warby Parker: Reilly

Day 5 of Warby Parker Week features the Reilly Frames! I chose “Marzipan Tortoise” with polarized lenses, and I’ve decided these are my favorites frames from my Warby Home Try On! I love the oversized frames, the lighter tint to the classic tortoise, and the extra dark lenses. Added with any look, a classic frame…

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Warby Parker: Raskin

Day 4 of Warby Parker Week features the Raskin frames! I chose the “Jet Silver” shades with polarized lenses. I find these frames to be pretty large for my face, but after reading about the reason behind their size, I realize they’re fit for a traveling soul on the road. The larger black lenses and…

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Warby Parker: Boyd

Day 3 of Warby Parker Week features the Boyd frames! I’m wearing the “Marbled Charcoal” with polarized lenses and absolutely fell in love with the size of these shades. The shape is extremely classic. It’s the type of accessory that could work universally on almost any woman. But, it’s the unique marbled grey & black…

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Warby Parker: Flannery

Day 2 of Warby Parker Week features the Flannery frames! I tried the “Polished Gold” with polarized lenses and found these shades are right up my alley! I’ve always been a lover of aviators, but the polished frame is refreshing. The lens tint is much darker than the sample photos from the website, but regardless,…

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Warby Parker: Winston

It’s Day 1 of Warby Parker Week! Every day this week, I’ll be sharing a different pair of frames from Warby Parker. The Home Try-On Program allows you pick out five frames you’d like to try. Frames ship for free, and you’ve got five days to try them out! Then, ship the sample frames back…

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A Blogger’s Camera

COSMICaroline has been around for almost six years, and in an effort to move forward and grow, I made the decision to upgrade my camera. I considered my options throughout the entire year of 2013, trying different cameras, researching the best cameras for fashion bloggers, reading various reviews, budgeting different packages. But, when it came…

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KeVita: Mojita Lime Mint Coconut

Sipping on KeVita Mojita Lime Mint Coconut Sparking Probiotics Drink. With a busy schedule, a workout is sometimes the last thing on my mind. But, over the past year, I’ve forced myself to learn that my health needs to be on the top of the list. Whether it’s planning out meals or mapping out a…

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