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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eShakti and Owen Bradley Park

eShakti and Owen Bradley Park

If you read a lot of fashion blogs you've probably heard of eShakti, the clothing company the carries sizes 0-36W and will customize their garments to your measurements. I was thrilled when they contacted me to choose a dress and write a review because I've never owned a made-to-measure garment and was curious to see if it would meet my expectations. It didn't; it far exceeded them. Take a look.

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Vaunting 'Mongst Minions

Vaunting 'Mongst Minions

I couldn't resist borrowing this phrase from the Bard himself.  Is that terribly despicable of me? It seems my life has been going at 90 miles an hour for the past two months. But, no matter how busy I get, spending a little quality time with my better half is very high on my list of priorities.

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Halloweak

Halloweak

Well, I tried.  This is the first time I've attempted to dress up for Halloween in years. Things didn't exactly go as I'd planned. In hindsight, I think the reason this was a fail is because I didn't do nearly enough planning. 

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One Well-Placed Flower

One Well-Placed Flower

Can be the saving grace for a ruined garment. 

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Visible Monday: A Violet Valentine

You didn't really think I  was going to wear red for Valentine's Day, did you? photo 20130214_150015_zps6f004448.jpg

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 photo 20130214_150148_zpsadc7b49b.jpg Since I already had to go into downtown Nashville for some tests at Vanderbilt University Clinic my Mr and I decided to finally go to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to see the Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age exhibit. We had planned to go to the opening a few weeks ago but, as it often does, life happened and we had to postpone.

Most of the pieces in this outfit aren't anywhere near new. The cap-sleeved, turtleneck sweater dress by rabbit rabbit rabbit petite is four years old and was purchased at Stein Mart . It's fairly heavy and happens to be my favorite shade of dark, lavendery violet. Likewise the Peck & Peack plum and grey reversible leather jacket was purchased during a big sale at Stein Mart. It's a lightweight leather that, I must confess, I've never worn on the grey side. The leopard Sugar boots are only a few months old from Shi by Journeys at Cool Springs Galleria. They are very comfortable and timelessly stylish but at 3" heel height are as high as I can go and still stand up. The Gracie Lynn butterfly sequined watch is also new from Stein Mart and is my nod to Nashville style. You'll never see me wear sequins in the traditional, Nashvillian sense, but I love to reference the city's glitzy tendency in select pieces of my wardrobe.

After the museum my sweetheart and I went to a romantic dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in West Nashville. I'll talk more about that in my next post which continues the "Passionate About" theme for February.

Thanks again to Patti at Not Dead Yet Style for the Visible Monday linkup.

I'll leave you with a picture of my Valentine's gift courtesy of The Frist Center's gift shop.

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