Xpandasox

Xpandasox

Last month I introduced you to Llynda More Boots, the boots that accommodate my curvy calves. Today I get to share a pair of socks that fit every body. Several weeks ago I was contacted by Natasha of Dressing Room 8 and introduced to Xpandasox, who sent me a pair of Fairisle Blue socks to try. 

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Amanda Valentine/Margaret Ellis Jewelry

Amanda Valentine/Margaret Ellis Jewelry

If you're a fan of Project Runway you already know that my friend Amanda Valentine came oh-so-close to winning it all with her Fall 2014 collection. So close that the majority of viewers felt her designs should have garnered the grand prize. But Nashville knows a good thing when it sees it. Valentine has really found her point of view as a designer and her voice as one of Music City's creatives. She collaborated with fellow Nashvillian McLaine Richardson, owner of Margaret Ellis Jewelry, to create the Roman Holiday jewelry collection. 

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Valentine Valentine Tee

Valentine Valentine Tee

It's been another busy week. There are some really exciting things happening, and even more waiting in the wings for the near future. This week I was honored to be interviewed by 40+Style. Read all about How to have fun with fashion and look stylish in a wheelchair – a style interview with AliciaI bought this gorgeous Valentine Valentine Tee from Amanda herself back in April. It's such a distinctive design that I couldn't resist it.

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Amanda Valentine Spring 2014 Trunk Show

Amanda Valentine Spring 2014 Trunk Show

There's a lot more going on in Nashville during Fashion Week than runway shows. To that end, I was happy to accept my friend Amanda Valentine's invitation to see her new collection for Spring 2014 firsthand.

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Valentine Valentine: Tempering Dissonance

Valentine Valentine: Tempering Dissonance

When you ask Amanda Valentine about the creative process involved in designing her Valentine Valentine clothing line she becomes animated. Her posture shifts forward, her words come more quickly and emphatically. It's like watching the rush of excitement that comes with new love, only this kind of passion isn't diminished by time.

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A Stylist's Valentine To Nashville

A Stylist's Valentine To Nashville

Trying to keep up with Amanda Valentine is a lot like trying to catch a hummingbird. When she's not working on her couture collections,  screening her own T-shirts, or creating iPhone cases, she's styling some of Nashville's finest for print and video.  

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