Best Looks From NFW Opening Night

Best Looks From NFW Opening Night

By now I hope I've conveyed a sense of what it was like for me to attend Nashville Fashion Week 2014. It's time to shift the focus to the actual fashions that walked the runway. I've found some good quality images of some of the looks I saw that night and created a Pinterest board called Nashville Fashion Week 2014. I thought it might be fun to post a few here and discuss whether or not you would wear them.

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Nashville Fashion Week Emerging Designers At Ruby

Nashville Fashion Week Emerging Designers At Ruby

April 2nd, the second night of Nashville Fashion Week, will feature 10 of fashion's Emerging Designers. The Runway show will take place at Ruby followed by an after-party at Music City Tippler. Here's a glimpse at the designers that will be showing their Fall 2014 collections that night.

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Spin Those Plates - And Look Good Doing It

Lately this is what my life feels like. platespinner

As a disabled person I have always begrudgingly accepted that I can't do things quickly or multitask as much as I'd like to. As I have gotten older and become more limited I've had to edit out some activities entirely and prioritize those things I can still manage that are important to me.

When it comes to this blog there is so much I want to do with it and I never seem to have enough time to do it in. I can only type with one hand and it's becoming compromised. Writing my posts, reading and answering your comments then visiting your blogs to comment, takes up a considerable amount of my time.  As much as I'd like to there's no way for me to read everything that my fellow bloggers post. I marvel at those of you that I see constantly tweeting on Twitter, posting to Facebook and G+, pinning to Pinterest, uploading to Instagram, creating sets on Polyvore. Many of you host themed linkups, secure sponsorships from businesses you believe in, and giveaways of products you love and endorse.

So I'd like to pose this question to my readers and fellow bloggers. How do you find the time to do it all? How do you juggle your time to best use it towards your blogging aspirations? How do you maintain and promote your readership without neglecting those that are following you? How do you approach companies you believe in for sponsorship and giveaways? What are your strategies; what am I missing?

How do you keep all of your plates spinning?

Passionate About Girls Who Eat Lunch

"Where are the clothes for the girls who eat lunch?" I jokingly asked a meek little salesclerk at an upscale clothing store. I was looking for any article of clothing in a size higher than an 8. Just a little higher, mind you, not even close to plus size.

She snickered - because I made a funny - then sheepishly replied, "We don't have any."

So, let me see if I understand this correctly. It doesn't matter that I'm healthy and in great shape. It doesn't matter that my cholesterol is normal, my blood pressure is borderline low and I'm not diabetic.  It doesn't matter that I exercise daily and limit my caloric intake to the recommended amount for my age and height - less, actually. What matters is I can't squeeze into what you've decided are acceptable measurements for a woman's body?

I left, annoyed but not devastated. I get frustrated when I see something pretty that I can't get in my size but it doesn't make me feel less attractive. I've fought hard to get to a place of self acceptance and nobody is going to take that away from me.

On this day before Valentine's Day, a holiday that can be very difficult for many women who feel lonely or unloveable, I want to remind my fellow Spashionistas that you have to love yourself first regardless of what the scale says. Even girls who eat lunch can be knockouts. Just take a look at these lovely ladies courtesy of Pinterest.

AshleyGraham

charlottecoverlarge

johannadrey

Adele

JennCoolidge

Last, but certainly not least, my personal favorite.

MaeWest

Love yourself first and others will find you irresistible. Now, who's hungry?