Marmi Shoes

Marmi Shoes

Finding beautiful Fall and Winter footwear can be challenging for those of us that need extended sizes or alternate widths. That's why I was elated when Marmi Shoes  contacted me about working with them. Marmi specializes in fashionable, European influenced footwear and accessories in sizes 4-13 and Super-Slim to Wide widths.

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Fashion Is For Every Body

Fashion Is For Every Body

It's been a little over three years since I started writing spashionista.com. Within that period of time the fashion-bloggersphere has expanded exponentially. That's not necessarily a good thing. Often bloggers get so caught up with the trendy, upscale aspects of fashion that they end up being exclusionists. It can be difficult to stay true to your message, especially if it garners a niche following that doesn't necessarily bring in the big numbers. I want to foster and empower every woman reading Spashionista to be confident in their beauty and exude their own sense of style. Because fashion is for every body.

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Fashionability: Changing Perceptions Interview

Fashionability: Changing Perceptions Interview

Today I have the honor of sharing an audio interview I did for the lovely Emily Davidson of Fashionability. The focus of Fashionability is accessible style for everyone, and it was a privilege for me to talk about fashion and style from an inclusive point-of-view. 

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Still

Still

Twenty-five years ago my better half and I told the world we loved each other. Last week we had a party to celebrate the fact that we still do.

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Tide Pods: Laundry Redefined

Tide Pods: Laundry Redefined

When we talk about the process of defining personal style it's usually centered around acquiring great pieces that fit and flatter. But it's equally important to be able to keep your clothes looking as good as you did when you bought them. To that end, P&G sent me some Tide Pods to try out on laundry day. Here's a video featuring my experience with the product.

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O'More College Of Design Student Fashion Show

O'More College Of Design Student Fashion Show

Did you know that Nashville has it's very own graphics, fashion and interior design college? Many locals consider the O'More Student Fashion Show to be the true finale to Spring Fashion season in Nashville. Every year students participate in a runway show open to the public and judged by some of the most prestigious names in Nashville's fashion industry.

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Italian Style At The Frist

Italian Style At The Frist

Do you know what a fashgasm is? I'm about to show you what it looks like. These photos are from the Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 exhibit currently on display at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts here in Nashville. Assembled from more than 40 collections the exhibit covers everything from the Florentine Sala Bianca to the Roman filmmaking era and the modern fashion capitol of Milan.

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Toyos Eye Clinic

Toyos Eye Clinic

Several weeks ago I attended the grand opening of Toyos Eye Clinic's Green Hills location. Guests were treated to sumptuous bites from The Chef and I and a fashion show featuring some gorgeous, high-end frames. What really made me want to share their story with you is their dedication to the patient as a person. I was very impressed with the work Toyos does to ensure people, locally and worldwide, have access to quality care.

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Now It's A Party

Now It's A Party

Last week I did something I haven't done since I was 28 years old. I had a birthday party. Only three people showed up for my 28th birthday party, so I assumed only a handful would show up this time, too. I seriously underestimated my wonderful friends. When it was all said and done about 20 people came out to celebrate with me. 

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Sometimes It's Hard To Be Me

Sometimes It's Hard To Be Me

I spend a lot of my time watching models strike poses at runway shows and photo shoots. Most of them are now friends of mine, as are the designers that create the pieces that float down the runways or end up on the pages of magazines.It's hard work, and they deserve a lot of credit for what they do. But what I do when I'm out among them is just as hard, and I'd like to explain why.

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