What I Wore to Nashville Fashion Week 2017

What I Wore to Nashville Fashion Week 2017

It's been an eventful year so far. If you've been following me on social media you know that I've spent the bulk of the last four months having a lot of damage to my eyes fixed by the amazing staff at Toyos Clinic. More on that - because it has forever changed my life for the better - soon. This time it's all about how to look fabulous for all six days of Nashville Fashion Week 2017 without breaking the bank to do it.

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Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions

The outfit, is basic, classic and neutral. That doesn't mean it's frumpy or boring. Neither am I, nor am I brave, lazy, or an opportunist because of my disability. These are perceptions that need to change. This is the year we change Nashville's perceptions about people with disabilities in a big, big way. I'm cooking something up, and I'll tell you all about it right after Nashville Fashion Week. Speaking of which, do you have your all-access pass yet? If not, get it here.

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Throwback To Paris Vintage Fashion Show

Throwback To Paris Vintage Fashion Show

It's no secret that my wardrobe is pretty much an everyday runway show for Pura Vida Vintage.  So it came as no surprise to find out that owner/curator Krystle Ramos' impeccable fashion sense is sought after by more than just yours truly. Last month  Ramos was contacted to be the featured designer for a show hosted by Tennessee State University. Called "Throwback to Paris", the runways highlighted  a collection of vintage dresses and outerwear inspired by Paris in the 1950's.

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Spring Fashion Bash: Girl Power

Spring Fashion Bash: Girl Power

This year's Sunnyband Spring Fashion Bash was an exercise in Girly-Girl Power with a dash of Prince Charming thrown in for good measure. After the cold, cruel Winter everyone was ready to put on their best Spring frock and don a whimsical Sunnyband to watch the runway shows at Play Dance Bar.

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What I Wore To Nashville Fashion Week 2015

What I Wore To Nashville Fashion Week 2015

The second week of April Nashville celebrated it's fourth Fashion Week - and, thanks to all of you, I was there to see it all. I have a lot to say about the designers I met, the friends I made, and the runway shows and events. But first we're going to talk about what I wore to the events. This year I had to come up with seven evening and two daytime looks. Fortunately, this year I had a lot of help. Three vintage boutiques, numerous accessory artisans and a gifted tailor saw to it that I looked like a million dollars all week long. Let me show you what I had the honor of wearing to Nashville Fashion Week 2015.

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Pura Vida Vintage Reopens & NFW2015 Explained

Pura Vida Vintage Reopens & NFW2015 Explained

Today is Spashionista's  birthday. Seriously, it's not an April Fool's joke; the blog turns three today. I am very, very proud of several things that Spashionista has accomplished so far. It's safe to say that I've raised awareness of curvy, 50+ women with disabilities. Pura Vida Vintage reopened last week in a new, wheelchair accessible location, and you can expect to see me in lots of Pura Vida Vintage pieces, expertly altered to fit me by Only One Tailoring. In fact, if all goes well, next week you'll see me in vintage from several local shops. Speaking of which, many of you are having trouble finding the links to Nashville Fashion Week. I'll try to simplify it for you in this post

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