Monday, January 16, 2017

Life Lately

All Black Ensembles

There's something about the winter season that makes me reach for all black looks. It's a favorite of mine and I love adding a touch of shimmer (hello Chic + Shimmer!) or a small splash of color. You can see a display of both those things above :). Cheers to that, dolls! We can only have so many plaid button ups and cable knit sweaters in the winter.

Look 1:
Gold Choker // Lace Up Bodysuit

Paducah Life Fashion

I just loved doing this shoot for our first edition of 2017! Paducah Life Magazine celebrated two of my favorite things - Young Professionals and Simply B Boutique. I know you all are familiar with this boutique for the plethora of posts about it. We spent this fall afternoon sipping wine and styling outfits. I couldn't love a day more! 


I have fallen head over heels for quinoa in the New Year. It gives me the satisfaction of carbs while nourishing myself with a favorite superfood. Did you catch my post about Resolution Recipes? The recipe seen above is included in this post! Eat up, dolls! 


Well, niece is a loose term. I'm actually an only child but my cousins have the cutest little ones. I take any chance I get to spend time with them. Isn't Emery just the cutest little doll?! If you follow me on Snapchat then you know that I love showing her and my other cousins' little ones. So cute! I can't wait to spend some time with her and her sweet momma in a couple of weeks. 

Chainsmokers - Paris

If you know me at all, you know that this song was made for me. The Chainsmokers are my favorite and a song with the title Paris?! What's more to love? It's definitely a more chill single than what The Chainsmokers usually bring to us but that's what I love about it. It's unique! 


We've all heard the overused saying "new year, new me". While this is much overused, as I mentioned, it is liberating having a New Year come to fruition. It brings the promise of new goals to tackle over the next 365 days. I have several goals to accomplish when it comes to Chic + Shimmer and I can't wait to bring that to you all!


With all of the new season commercials about Scandal, it reminded me that I fell behind on the job last year. It's time for me to play a bit of catch up before the season starts this Thursday! (#TGIT, I sure have missed you!) This weekend I have been doing a bit of binge Netflix-ing. That's what 3-day weekends are all about, right?!

Saks Fifth Avenue Sale

A designer sale… What's more to love?! Grab all of your favorite designer pieces with this Saks Fifth Avenue sale. I've scrolled through more pages than I'm willing to admit on this sale. Trust me when I say it does not disappoint. 

Nicholas Kirkwood Flat Mules

Mules are the trend and I am all in! Pale pink and a pointy toe make for two perfect features in a 'Kathryn' shoe. I've already styled about five different looks with this shoes in the amount of time I've typed this to you all. Mules may be a trend right now but these shoes will be styled for years to follow.


It's January. The holiday season has come and gone, Christmas cookies have faded into the December dust. What isn't missing? That's right. The champagne. For me, champagne is something that is always on the menu for me. No matter the meal or the occasion, sign me up. It's always great to celebrate life for just that, life. 


  1. That quote is just perfect. Have an awesome 2017!

    1. Thank you, Jeanne! I hope you do the same!

  2. Ahhh Scandal! It's my legit favorite!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

    1. Such a great one! I can't wait for tomorrow :)