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fashion week in arkansas?!  yep, you read it!  today kicks off northwest arkansas’s very first nwafw.  local boutiques and designers have teamed up for a week full of shopping and shows, and all ticket sales go directly to local non-profit organizations.

i’ve been lucky enough to do a blog post for one of my fave local boutiques, masons, whose spring/summer looks will be showcased saturday night.

click here to see my picks for what to wear to nwafw.

oh, and thursday night i’ll be helping backstage with the lovely anna of tulip louise!  hoping to get some great footage!

{logos via here & here}

xx, candy


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here’s to a new year!

i may be a few days late in doing a New Years post, but it’s my first post of the New Year!  here are a few 2012 resolutions:

~ blog regularly:  i majored in journalism and love to write.  this year i hope to write more often about things i love…and not let gossip girl on netflix distract me.

~  run a 1/2 marathon: 13.1 miles is no run in the park, at least not for me, but i’m already 1/4 of the way there!

~ keep up with friends: i’m the world’s worst when it comes to keeping in touch.  not this year!  yes, i had 11 bridesmaids…i love them all dearly.

i’m also looking forward to a some exciting happenings this year:

~ new puppy!  i was reluctant when the hus wanted a new dog.  how could i love another one as much as i love axel?  –see below– but our new puppy was born christmas day (sign? god send?) and we’ll get her at the end of february.  can’t wait to snuggle up!

~ NYC baby!  my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and i are taking a girls’ trip to nyc in february.  i haven’t been since i was 18.  and the best part of all…we’ll be there during NYFW!  are you freaking kidding me?!!  think we can sneak into a show?

~ honeymoon!  yes, i’ve been married for over a year now.  we got married in the fall and the hus is a teacher, so we couldn’t exactly run off to a remote destination at the beginning of the school year.  so we’re finally taking a eurotrip honeymoon vacay this summer.

what are you looking forward to?   here’s to a new year.  cheers, all!

xx, candy


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if you’re in the nwa area or are planning a visit up (or down, out or over) here, you HAVE TO CHECK OUT SAVOIR-FAIRE.  have to.  let me just tell you about this new little fayetteville gem.  savoir-faire is the newest boutique on the block (literally, it’s on the downtown fayetteville square), and has a vibe that blends in beautifully with the rest of fayetteville’s funky establishments.  i mean, the name alone is cool enough for me.

when i heard that owner tess labeth was opening up her own boutique, all i could think was, “fiiiiinally!!!”  tess has impeccable style.  and rocks the best top knot/teased bun everrrrr.  in her store you’ll find both trendy and staple pieces (and GORGEOUS statement jewelry), all at prices that make my husband happy.  that’s saying a lot.  and the decor is brilliant.  it’s so effortlessly decorated with wonderful, unexpected details…feminine, vintage, rustic. my first visit to the store was during opening week, and tess looked like she had won a million dollars.  there’s no question that she followed her passion.  not to mention there was such a line for the dressing rooms that i ended up trying on clothes in the storage closet!  having worked at a boutique for several years, it didn’t even phase me.  plus, i felt a little VIP-ish…getting a peek behind the scenes.

check out the pics.  check out the store.  i’m done talking.  i’ll be back soon, tess.

{images via savoir-faire & my iPhone}

 {here she is!}

{can you please decorate my house like this?  look at the cow hide rug in front of the dressing rooms!!!}

heading out to our anniversary dinner ♥♥♥

wearing my new pink aztec print dress from savoir-faire {loooove}

boots: jeffery campbell

blazer: j.c. penny

necklace: garage sale

oh, and she’s got the cutest razorback red pieces too!

p.s., i know i suck for not updating this blog in 384987492837 days, but i’m back on it, y’all!




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