May 15, 2019
We'll keep this short and simple today...
A lot of you have asked about the dress in this illustration. The honest truth is it's an older illustration that I recently posted and I don't remember the brand of the dress. I don't remember if I made it up, was inspired by a print I saw somewhere, or if this dress actually existed at one point. Have no fear... I spent hours searching the web for some close options. Shop similar dresses below.
March 19, 2019
It's time to bust out the spring accessories. From a fresh pair of white sneakers (make sure they're spring ready with an espadrille sole) to the newest natural accents, it's time to lighten up. The key words to note are raffia, wood, acrylic, and rattan. Shop my picks below and head to my Spring Edit list on Amazon
Update your beach (or pool) look with a fresh pair of slides. Again, think about this season's key elements... raffia & rattan.
If you're more of a sneaker girl, as we mentioned earlier, grab a fresh pair of white sneakers with a springy espadrille sole. It's the best of both worlds!
Rattan is going to be the hero of spring. Whether you incorporate it with a handbag, shoes, or earrings, grab a piece of rattan. It's a must!
To round it out, complete your look with a pair of acrylic hoops, a fun fringy tote, or a fun ring with a coastal-inspired ring (coastal shells and pearls are going to be what we're calling a "micro trend"). Shop my picks below:
What are your favorite spring trends?? Whether you're leaning more towards bright neons or something more natural, there truly is something for everybody this season! Happy Spring!
March 01, 2019
This seemed like the perfect illustration to post as I'm packing up and heading to NYC for a few days. Her name is Tribeca and she's sporting the color of the month, green.
August 15, 2018
When it's time to start coming up with designs for a new collection or season, I like to call the creative process conceptualizing. For the past month or so, I have been knee-deep in "conceptual mode" brainstorming and sketching new ideas and products. When planning for the future, it's always fun to look back to older designs that were widely popular, this one being one that fits into the best seller category. I've been analyzing it for a few days trying
to figure out what makes this particular illustration so special. Is it the monochromatic color scheme, the recognizable storefront, or something you can't quite put your finger on? I'd love to hear your feedback about this design and what you would love to see more of in the future!
July 30, 2018
I think we all remember this look from the classic Sex & the City movie. Carrie wore a complimenting jacket, but the belt was the real hero of the outfit making multiple cameos throughout the movie. Shop my picks for equally as heroic belts here:
ONE | TWO | THREE
prints available here
July 25, 2018
What's better than navy paired with distressed denim and accented with a touch of black? A classic color combo that will never go out of style. It's casual Friday at its best.
Speaking of classics, one of my all-time favorite handbags just went on major sale. I've had this Rebecca Minkoff bag for years, and I mean years. It's the perfect bag for travel. It packs well if you prefer something bigger for day. It's a comfortable fit on your shoulder. And best of all, it's on sale PLUS an additional 25% off with code SUMMER25. Grab it while you can. It also comes in a mini version that I have myeye on.
prints available here
May 31, 2018
The time has come... the PRINT SALE is here! All prints are half-price through next week. Shop quick because there are very limited quantities (we are down to the last one in most of the designs). Happy shopping!
May 30, 2018
Making a quick stop for ice cream, because it still feels like a holiday
and ice cream is always a good idea. Who's with me? What's your favorite flavor?
January 25, 2018
February 14th is rapidly approaching, but there's still plenty of
time to do a little shopping for your best gals, significant other and anyone in between. Don't forget to pick up a BFP Valentine's Day greeting card to complete the gift. We now have two different designs (a blonde
and a brunette
) to choose from.
And now for the fun part... a gift guide full of all things pink and red with a heavy emphasis on the Gucci-loving, rose-drinking fashionista.
December 06, 2017
Maybe it's the turmoil of our world these days or maybe it's the
ultimate home-body in me, but can you imagine a better gift than to give someone the gift of cozy? A cozy throw, a great book to curl up by the fire with, luxurious bath products to make that r&r time even more relaxing... this list is the ultimate in cozy. And don't forget about our other carefully curated lists. See them all on our 2017 Gift Guide page
1) Swell bottle (perfect for hot tea, and of course, it's marble)
2) tea kettle (I use mine daily, especially at night when I'm cozying up for the night)
4) Slip pillowcase (I was hesitant to jump on board at first, but I'm hooked on my silk pillowcase now. It's a worthy purchase)
12) Ugg slippers (this exact pair should be waiting for me under
the tree, wink wink. I get a new pair every year because I literally live in them)
November 27, 2017
Happy Cyber Monday! It's a day to scour the internet for the best deals around. We've got some you don't want to miss...
Our 2018 Planner
is now $20 (marked down from $20). Hurry! Get one
while supplies last.
All greeting cards
are marked down. Full price greetings cards are normally
$5 but are $3 today, and our sale greeting cards are marked down to $1
(yes, I said $1). You're going to want to stock up.
Lastly, all Winks
are $5 (marked down from $10). They make the perfect
addition to any gift. Happy shopping!
November 15, 2017
The countdown is on... while the day after Halloween is usually the kick
off for Christmas in my family, we have one holiday getting in the way.
Thanksgiving is one week away! The question remains (and is a stresser
every year), what to wear?? You want to be comfortable while you indulge
in absolutely everything you avoid every other day of the year. It's a day of
good food and good family time, so what's the happy medium of looking
cute while still being able to participate should a backyard flag football game be proposed? In my family, we keep it casual. I stick to some sort of jeans and a trendy sweater combo. Throw on boots, booties or a statement flat and call it a day. Thank goodness looser jeans are in this season... that second piece of pecan pie is definitely happening. Remember, a family photo is definitely going to happen, so don't wear something you'll already regret next year.
November 02, 2017
I've been about to jump out of my seat with excitement over the new
October 26, 2017
Today's the day! If you're in the Nashville area, come see me tonight... Sip & shop the stunning jewelry of Brooke Worthington; see all the new fall arrivals in the dreamy space of H.Audrey; work directly with the designer of Mabyl handbags to create a custom bag made from the most luxurious exotic skins. After designing your bag, receive a custom illustration done by yours truly! We hope to see you tonight!
October 12, 2017
This golden hue has been making as much of a splash as red this season. I've been seeing it in rich textures like velvet and suede making it reminiscent of a 70s couch. Can't you see it up against that horrible green carpet? Oh my. Regardless of how we got here or why this color is reemerging, it can be classic and understated when done properly. It pairs well with camel, black, white, denim, maybe a punch of red (like a red
lip), and cobalt. I fell in love with this velvet tank from J.Crew
. I can see it worn so many different ways. This look carries into those cooler nights by throwing a black leather moto jacket over your shoulders. And, obviously, the white boots are a must! This pair
won't break the bank, so they're a good buy for a trendy piece. If velvet isn't your thing, see below for some other solid sweater choices for a touch of mustard this season:
October 05, 2017
Today, let's talk about the red bag. It's absolutely the easiest way to add a pop of red to your wardrobe. It pairs well with pretty much any outfit. It's a classic believe it or not. You can spend a little bit and keep it for years on end. And, it's a sure way to brighten your day (and your outfit)! I picked up a small red bag from Henri Bendel
a few years ago and still love it to death. I don't carry it every day, but it always makes me smile when I do. This season, I've been tying to make more calculated choices when it comes to my wardrobe. I have been weighing the options, checking my closet to make sure I don't have something similar, and investing in more timeless choices. I love a good Target or Zara find as much as anyone, but those are always the first pieces to go in a seasonal closet clean-out. This bag is something I studied, looked at, and weighed the color choices for months. It's by a designer I hadn't heard of and doesn't have a logo (a major win in my book). So the question was red
? I ended up with the camel because of the previously mentioned red bag that was already in my closet, but the red is still a top choice. I love the bag itself and love the comments from the
peanut gallery when I carry it ("do you have a pair of binoculars in there" // "your bag looks like a binocular case" etc etc). I get it. It looks like a binocular case, but I think it's fantastic. It has become an unexpected conversation piece. Shop my other red bag pics that don't necessarily carry the same conversation piece status but are still great choices:
October 04, 2017
Yesterday we started our coverage
on the color red. It is in fact the color
of the season. If it's not "your color", you can still add pops of it by way of accessories, mostly shoes. The 60s boot is everywhere right now in all shapes and patterns (white, floral embroidery, bright reds, deep maroons, etc.). I love the look of a bright red bootie with a cropped jean.... consider it a must! Also, consider a pointed toe version of the bootie for a dressier look. Shop my favorite red booties below:
There's also always the option of the Gucci fur-lined slides
in an updated red instead of black. See more styling tips on all the Fall trends on our
So, the question is are you the one on the right or the left? I always lean more towards a distressed jean with a heeled bootie, though I'm making attempts to include diversity this fall.
July 18, 2017
If there's one thing I spend money on, it's accessories. Everything from
watches, sunglasses, bags, etc. etc... that's where my money goes. My wardrobe is pretty basic (black, white and grey is my color palette), and I mix it up with fun accessories (mostly in the same colors). I never leave home without a good pair of shades, so Quay
has become my new best friend. (Consider this an unsponsored post; I'm just a huge advocate for the brand). They are highly durable, affordable, and on-trend. With the attainable price point, you can go for something on the trendy side without breaking the bank. My summer go-to has been the mirrored aviators
. While I have an extensive collection of Ray-Bans in the same shape, the Quay version
is lighter on my face which makes for better long-term wear.
While I opted for the silver
, this shape is available in multiple colors. Shop
my favorites by Quay
(pronounced "key") below:
July 17, 2017
Did you know that early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
has started? Of course you did... everybody
is talking (and posting) about it. While I cut my Nordies card to shreds opting for travel points from Southwest, I can still preview the sale and get my cart ready for July 21st when the sale opens to non-cardholders.
One of the items I found on the sale is an absolute must. I purchased a
Sigma cleaning mat
last year and have since become obsessed. Keeping my makeup brushes clean is something I often overlook, but this mat
is the easiest way to keep them clean and to keep your skin happy. The NSale exclusive
includes a sample of the cleaning shampoo, so just add it to your cart and call it a day. You (and your skin) can thank me later!
June 22, 2017
I loved creating this fun illustration of a mother/daughter duo shopping their way through Main Street. It made the perfect gift for this 13 year old.