Tinsel Season


Need any awkward blogger poses? This post has 'em! Tilted head and all ;) I picked up this dress a while ago at Marshall's and have been waiting for the holidays to pull it out. Nothing says Christmas-time quite like metallic fabrics and sequin headbands, right?! I've been using the holidays as an excuse to wear my larger-than-life bow headband, too. I probably don't look 24 in these photos (more like 14, sorry!) but a good huge bow is right up my alley. Do you ever feel like you have to defend your personal style choices, even if only to yourself? I pulled these shoes out of my dusty closet, too. I wear these about once every 9 months, but still haven't found in myself to toss them. Sometimes they're really the perfect shoe for the job. 

Dressing in a more "holiday appropriate" manner has me excited for a blogger cocktail party we're going to at a friend's house this weekend. Speaking of friends, yesterday was spent playing Wife Swap with my friends Elle + Bryan. Elle came to my house to shoot product photos with Mike, and I went to her house to spend a few hours hanging out with Bryan. I love how close we all are and I don't know what I'd do without them!



So this past weekend was Porter Flea Holiday... yowza! Words can't even begin to describe how insane it was! People were having to wait in line outside for 45 minutes. That's how packed it got. At exactly 11am our booth was stampeded by people and at 11:02 I was checking my phone because Honeybean already had a line forming. Pinching myself! Y'all, it was incredible. I can't even begin to describe that feeling. Feeling like people "get it" and they appreciate your business and hard work.  I was able to meet a lot of blog readers, too. Please say hello again in the comments! I'd love to connect here! Put the faces with the names (err, blogs? ha) Our booth got a little tossed around throughout the day and by 2pm we had some bare shelves (even selling out of our most popular stuff in the first 30 minutes!) All I can say is that it was a great problem to have :) Mike and I took turns manning the 'bean once it died down just a smidge later in the afternoon, then the other went about shopping the market. I picked up so many great things, but I can't share them just yet! They're all for Mike's Christmas present so they're super top secret. I also came up with the best DIY Christmas gift for him last night and I am stupid amounts of giddy to get into the shop and put the power tools to work! Let's hope I don't cut off any fingers in the process, yea?

Touching back on the 'bean for a moment: THANK YOU to each and every one of you who came out and supported our small business. Whether you bought anything or not, thanks for taking the time to stop by, say hello, and believe in the makers of Nashville. Seriously. No words to describe how much we love putting what we have out there, and seeing the reaction. Aside from maybe 10 pieces, we sold out of every Hive and Honey hair accessory we had... and we had HUNDREDS! Ahhh. Love y'all so big!


This week (especially today!) is going to be super crazy. I pulled 120+ items from my closet last night to purge. Most will be getting uploaded onto Kaelah's Closet today (follow + buy via Instagram! Shooting for ~2pm CST!) and some will get donated, or given to friends. I'm in this stage of just purging everything and it feels awesome. I want to do every room! Our shop/storage in the back needs it the most. Wedding overload! (Anyone looking for rustic wedding decor?! I'd love to sell any/all of the stuff we collected for the year and a half prior!) I'm also launching 2 blog designs today, working on a few posts to go live this week (including a fun giveaway!), planning my half of our anniversary day, and painting a couple dozen signs (and getting them ready to ship!) PHEW! Busy day but those are seriously the best. I love being able to do what I enjoy so I really have all of YOU to thank for that! 

Happy Monday! It's going to be an amazing (!!!) week! xo

Pinky dress via Marshall's
Charlotte Russe blazer
Forever 21 bow headband
Walgreens tights
Shane Co. necklace (gift from stepdad)
Charlotte Russe booties (~5 years old?!)

37 comments:

  1. I wouldn't be able to bring myself to get rid of those shoes either! I almost never wear heels, but those are awesome :)

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  2. I love your outfit. I have a metallic dress that I save for this time of the year. I love it but it just reminds me to much of Christmas/Holiday Season to be worn any other time. Looks like you have a very busy day but those sometimes are the best.

    Cody
    solemnsound.blogspot.com

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  3. Ah, no way! I just got a sparkly gold dress from Marshalls! I wasn't sure when I'd get to wear it, but maybe I can dress it down a bit for a work day or something.


    ps. Check out my big holiday giveaway. http://bethsquidly.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-12-days-of-blogmas-big-holiday.html

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  4. this may be my favorite outfit of yours EVER! :-)

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  5. I love this outfit! Your right the sparkly dress is perfect for the holiday season. I can't believe it is already December.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  6. It was awesome to meet you at Porter Flea! Your setup was gorgeous, and it was such a cool event. I can't wait to wear my velvet bow comb!


    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  7. hive and honey hair accessories, not him and honey lol ;)

    love the holiday outfit!

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    1. Oof! Good catch! haha THAT'S what kind of weekend we had! :P

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  8. Oh yea, and I love this outfit! The dress and the bow are perfect holiday attire :)

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  9. I love your hair bow! I'm going to get one myself! x

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  10. Wow, so glad the show was such a success!!!! And I love your outfit.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love your dress! Shimmery fabrics are my favorite :)

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  12. I, personally, LOVE the giant bow - I have one of your red ones and wear it all the time! I don't think you ever outgrow them, haha...at least, I hope you don't! I want to wear mine forever! Plus i love the blazer/dress combo, I haven't seen that for a while! Glad you're having such a good week! :]
    -Z
    sometimesztakespictures.wordpress.com

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  13. I love the tinsely dress and those booties are KIL.LER. I made it to the Porter Flea but somehow missed your display! :( It was such mayhem, but I'm glad you had great success, hooray for small business!

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  14. Aw, I bought a big pink floppy hairbow in Toronto last year - my friend said it made me look 12 years old, but I just couldn't resist. So fun!

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  15. Beautiful lady! xo

    http://imhoneyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I'm so glad Porter Flea was such a success! I was really bummed that I couldn't come, but maybe next year :) That's a good idea about selling some of your wedding decor! I'm going to try to sell some of the 200+ plates I collected, but I wasn't sure what to do with the rest of the stuff. I might just post it on my blog and see if anyone can use any of it. I just hate to see stuff go to waste, ya know?

    Anyway, congrats again on the successful weekend!

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  17. What a sweet outfit - I also need to find a sparkly dress!
    -Kati

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  18. I love everything about this outfit, but especially the bow. I'm 28 and still rock big bows once in a while. In fact, I'm probably due for a really big bow for my 29th birthday next August.

    You are always too cute and you are definitely one of my favorite bloggers.

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  19. The perfect dress for the holidays, yes!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  20. You look beyond precious, even with your head tilt cliche pose ;)

    I really hope you will look into ICE-Atlanta. You'd love it, and then I could meet you. And buy something (of course!):)

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  21. Your wedding stuff will sell so fast! It was all so perfect!

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  22. Hi Kaehah! I would DEFINITELY be interested in purchasing some wedding decor from you. I am getting married in June and we have a very similar vibe and I thought your wedding was just beautiful :)

    alliespensley@gmail.com

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  23. Hi Kaehlah! I would DEFINITELY be interested in purchasing some of your wedding decor and taking it off your hands :) we have a very similar vibe and I thought you wedding was beautiful!

    alliespensley@gmail.com

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  24. Oh my! How exciting for your business!

    Also, as to the outfit. I like it. Funnily enough the blog I read just before yours said something I think also applies here. She talked about how really, when you look at it, though out the past there were a lot of things that were more adventurous than we think the past would be, when it comes to fashion. And that by comparison there's a lot of playing it safe in people's everyday fashion. "Age appropriate" and "Work Appropriate" etc. Going with your own sense of taste like you do seems like a breathe of fresh air some days..

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  25. You have the cutest thighs! This outfit just screams the holidays.

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  26. I love this outfit, I've been having a bit of a crisis about 'dressing for my age' since I turned 25 but I think it is all in my head. I personally love the bow, I think it's adorable, in fact I kind of want to get one for myself now xo

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  27. What do you have as far as wedding stuff? I'm interested!

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  28. you're so cute!
    i love this outfit and those shoes are amazing.

    www.kindoflovely.com

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  29. Getting married 6/1/12... definitely interested in some of your decor!

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  30. I'm soooo in love with this dress and combination!~
    And I'm really glad ya'll had a good turn out this past weekend. It makes me happy to know that people understand the quality and meaning of something handmade. Too often people scoff at handmade stuff because they can make something or are used to mass production pricing. It's awesome when people go way out of their ways to get their hands on handmade though!

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  31. What a cool post!! :) I love your outfit, it's making me think I need a sparkley dress for the holiday season...hmmm shopping time! Hooray about the market success!! I think a lot more people love buying things that are personally made by someone, it seems to be a big thing for Christmas this year which is really cool for all those people spending their lives creating special unique things to share with the world :)

    Kc

    a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com

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  33. i'm glad it was such a success! i was out of town so i wasn't able to go this time and was so bummed! woo hoo for nashville!!

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  34. That dress is absolutely gorgeous! It completely put me in a Christmassy mood! :)

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB