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February 23, 2016

This is The Big Short

Ok, so this is one I actually haven't seen but definitely want to. Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling in the same movie? Count me in... this is The Big Short.

Here's what I know:
It's about money, finance, the housing crash, etc. etc. It's actually one I want to see, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

Watch the movie trailer here.

On another note, this is actually a custom illustration I did for an accounting client. I think it turned out so cute - crunching numbers never looked so comfortably chic.

February 22, 2016

This is The Revenant

Guess what this week is?

O S C A R   W E E K

One of my favorite parts of the Academy Awards is when they briefly describe a nominated film followed by a clip of it. It's always so awkward, but they always end with "this is...(insert movie title here)". So, in honor of Sunday's awards, let me help you break down the movies you might have missed. Let's start with The Revenant.

Here's what I know:

Leo is in it and he's a shoo-in for Best Actor (finally, he'll win his very first Oscar). There's a scene where he fights a bear, a scene where he eats a live fish, it looks like he's on a horse at one point and they go off a massive cliff. I don't know. The whole thing looks above my head, but the cinematography is on point. Truth time, though, I haven't actually seen it. I was saving this one for Netflix.

Watch the movie trailer here.

Here's my take on it. A chic jumpsuit with a grizzly bear hat....
jumpsuit: ASOS  |  hat: Amazon

February 19, 2016

Draper James

When Reese Witherspoon announced her first brick & mortar store in (my and) her hometown of Nashville, this town turned upside down in excitement. Draper James is southern to its core with playful patterns, bright punches of color, simple silhouettes - and that's just the clothes. The store itself is truly a sight to see. I would move in at the drop of a hat. It's beautiful, light & airy but also homey. If you're ever in the area, you must stop by for a visit (take a photo tour of the store here). They just opened a Sprinkles next-door, so grab a cupcake on your way out! 
I am majorly crushing on this print that Draper James posted it on instagram. It's a sign that spring is near! It's available in a romper, a blouse, and a skirt. Dare I say it, I think the romper is such a great (and somewhat unexpected) choice for a summer wedding. 
romper: Draper James  |  earrings: Draper James

February 18, 2016

Brittany Fuson x Monkee's

I recently had the privilege of working with the Monkee's team to develop images to commemorate their 20th anniversary. Twenty years in the retail business is quite the feat, especially in this day and age. Congrats to the Monkee's franchise!

It was a pleasure of working with them on these illustrations. They even created a book to celebrate the occasion and guess who the cover girl is? 
And now the illustrations... we created the artwork in layers giving them the flexibility to add or remove the store-front background. 

February 17, 2016

Yael

Fashion Week is here (or has been here for a few days) and it's flying by. I haven't even had a chance to pour over the images from the latest collections to pick out my favorite emerging trends. Stay tuned... hopefully I'll find time over the next week to see what's going to be huge for Fall 2016. In the meantime, I teamed up with blogger Yael Steren to showcase her first look of NYFW. 

February 16, 2016

Swiftly

If Taylor Swift didn't kill it last night at the Grammy's..... I mean.... A crop top and basically no pants? Somehow, she made it work and made it look easy. 

February 13, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

xoxo
dress: RED Valentino  |  shoes: Via Spiga

February 12, 2016

Custom Cookbook Cover

Talk about a true vintage piece, this illustration is from several years ago. It was for a friend who was throwing together her favorite recipes as a gift for her family & friends. I was happy to receive one of their custom cookbooks, and now it serves as a resource and a commemorative piece. 

February 11, 2016

Lotus

Feels like a good day for some quiet time and a little yoga...
Don't forget to take advantage of the PRINT SALE
only a couple days left to get them at half price. 

February 10, 2016

Katie LaFrance

A custom illustration for a young tennis pro, Katie LaFrance.  That hair though... 

February 09, 2016

Toral

I could not love this illustration more! It was a last minute decision to include the dog, their King Leo, and he totally makes the illustration if you ask me. 

February 08, 2016

Book Club: February

I go through phases where I'll read ten books in a row and then won't pick up another one for months. I think it's good for the brain, and there are so many books I want to read. So, I'm enlisting you to hold me accountable by starting a book club. Yay! Who's with me?

I'm starting with a book I've had on my nightstand for about 6 months, Z. I'll admit that while I'm usually a quick reader, I started this one in January and still haven't gotten very far (taxes have gotten in the way). Join me as we read it over the next month! My goal is to finish by the end of February before picking up another book.

Comment below with suggestions on what I should read next. I'd love your feedback! Also, here's what else is on my nightstand - great reads for the month of February...

February 05, 2016

Go Red for Women

It's National Wear Red Day, so throw on a pop of red to show your support for this amazing cause. Learn more about Go Red for Women here.
I saw this dress on one of my favorite boutique owners turned bloggers, @briconley. The dress is available at her store, @no14boutique but I've linked similar red options below. 
similar dress: Boutique Moschino  |  shoes: Ivanka Trump
Shop some of my favorite little red dresses below:

February 04, 2016

Sweet Red

February 1st - 14th mark the 14 days where I'm in love with the color combo of red & pink. I'm not a fan of it any other time of year, but for some reason it's perfect right now. Not to mention, how perfect is this Monique Lhuillier color blocked dress? D I E
dress: Monique Lhuillier via Rent the Runway


In other news, I need your help! It's time for the new collection, and I'm trying to pick which one of these should be the new brunette pregnant lady having a girl. What are your thoughts? Comment below with your favorite. I can't decide if the balloons make it look like birthday, and the flowers kind of take away from the bump. Help me decide!



February 03, 2016

Giambattista Valli Couture Spring '16

With NYFW just around the corner, it's time to kick off the most fashionable month with a preview of the Couture shows. Giambattista Valli is always drool-worthy... floral details, flowy silhouettes, and feminine embellishments - it's going to be a girly spring! 

February 02, 2016

2015 Planner Reject

You might recognize the background of this illustration as it was included in the 2015 Planner. However, the girl was replaced by a much more fashionable version making her the perfect pick for February. 

February 01, 2016

February

The first day of the month always feels like a fresh start.... Happy February! 
similar dress here and here

January 30, 2016

Nashville Lifestyles Weddings Winter/Spring 2016

It's always a good day when you spot your product in a magazine. I'm so flattered by the support not only of everyone on social media, but especially of my local Nashville community. A big thank you to the NL Weddings team for including me in your "Maid for Each Other" feature about the best bridesmaid's gifts. 

January 29, 2016

From the Pews

If I'm invited to your wedding, I'm most likely using those handy pew pencils and sketching on your wedding program. It's one of my favorite wedding gifts to give - a framed illustration that was sketched live during the wedding of the bride in her wedding dress. Below are two from summer 2015, both very close family friends. 

January 28, 2016

Mrs. Scott

I don't always have time or space to fit in every request for a custom illustration. However, when a husband emails asking for a gift for his new wife, I make time. You can almost hear the desperation in their voice (via email). While I'm sure most of the emails are prompted by said new wife, I love the thought of him completely surprising her with a custom illustration from their big day. Guys, I have your back.... trust me, it's a good gift and she won't want to return it! 

January 27, 2016

V

An older bridal illustration for the bride who wore white but needed that pop of red on her sole...
There's also a fresh batch of cozy sweaters on the [ Current Covets ] that you don't want to miss. 

January 26, 2016

Multiple Angles

A dress so good that you have to see it from multiple angles...

January 25, 2016

Nancy

A custom bridal illustration that we ended up using as an invitation, too.


January 22, 2016

Self Portrait

A cute little number as a potential Valentine's Day look. Not an actual self portrait of me, but a lovely frock by the brand Self Portrait (also available here).

January 21, 2016

Emma + Wells

When your besties have babies, you obviously sign up to do the invitations.