Category Archives: Editor Picks

Favorites to Follow on Instagram

August 15, 2017

It’s no surprise that Instagram is one of our favorite sources for inspiration. We’ve rounded up a list of our current favorites to follow, some of which are our very own Birmingham locals. We think they’ll inspire you, too.

@BrittanyBMassey- Brittany Massey is a freelance hair and makeup stylist and one of the cutest moms we’ve ever seen! She makes motherhood look effortlessly stylish and fun! From makeup transformations and outfit ideas to a glimpse into her family life, Brittany is one to follow.

brittany massey

brittany massey

brittany massey

@Megan_Larussa – Style coach Megan LaRussa Chenoweth is the Southeast’s top expert in “dressing for the life you desire.”  We love her Instagram filled with daily style hacks, confidence tips, and more. Be sure to check out her Back-to-School shoppable guide for every mom!

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@StudioMcGee – We love this husband-wife owned interior design studio and online store. If you like pretty pictures of dream interiors, then follow this duo for inspiring decorating ideas and video tips, too.

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studio mcgee

Favorite Four to Follow

June 5, 2015

A picture is worth a thousand words, and that’s why we love Instagram. These fantastic four inspire us from their healthy living tips and motivating words to their images that simply make us smile.

Heather Brown

A local blogger and social media expert, Heather has made her mark in Birmingham. My Life Well Loved is a lifestyle blog featuring healthy living, style, and recipes. We love her new “Style the Bump” series. We can’t wait for the arrival of Baby Brown!

My life well loved

My life well loved

The EveryGirl

Ranked by Forbes as a Top 100 Website for Women, TheEverygirl.com is the life map for Everygirls everywhere.

The Every Girl

Toast Meets World

Toast is a King Charles puppymill rescue. The instagram account is full of adorable pictures that will make you smile and remind you of such a great cause.

Toast Meets World

Toast Meets World

Kayla Itsines

Kayla is a personal trainer and author of Bikini Body Guide. She has been seen in magazines including Marie Claire and Elle. Her motivation helps women of all walks of life from those desiring to lose weight and those like she who struggled with being underweight. Her account is sprinkled with inspirational quotes, before and after pictures and yummy recipe ideas.

Kayla Itsines

Kayla Itsines

Article by Brittany Windle

Follow Brit on Twitter.

Beauty Picks: Under $20

March 25, 2015
Beauty Picks

1. Elf Cream Eyeliner - The cream formula creates smooth lines that are defined and precise. Smudge-proof, budge-proof and water-resistant coverage for all day wear to combat against sweat, tears or rain!

2. Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzer – This product is the perfect duo. The blush reminds us of Nars Blush Orgasm.

3. ipsy glam bag- Delivered to your door for $10 a month. Receive a variety of products based on your personal interest.

4, Ion Color Brilliance- Utilizes pure ionic micro pigments for deeper, more intense color

5. NYX lip treatment- Pamper your lips with a hydrating kiss of smooth Butter Lipstick in 22 luxurious shades. The delicate texture of satin fused with the high color saturation creates an even finish on lips that’s long-wearing and beautiful.

6. Pantene Heat Protection Spray- Shields strands from heat and provides a glossy finish
Never go without protection. Shield your strands against damage while sealing in shine.
Article by Faith Grizzard
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For Him

February 11, 2015

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be challenging, especially depending on the length of the romance. Here are five gifts that are perfect no matter the intensity of the spark.

1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Cocktails

A definitive catalog of the most suave cocktails. To shake or stir? Muddle or mix? The Gentleman’s Guide to Cocktails answers all of these questions and more.

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2. J. Crew leather phone case

J Crew Leather phone case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Zoraab Socks

Sock subscription that will keep him stylish every month!

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4. Night Owl Paper Goods

From cutesy to romantic, Night Owl Paper Goods provides one-of-a-kind cards.

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5. Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club couldn’t be simpler. Select one of their great blades, pay only
for the cost of the blades, and they send them right to your door every month.

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Friday Favorites

August 22, 2014

We do a lot of talking and reflecting at Modern Lace. Here are our favorite inspirations and finds. We’ll spare you all the talk today.

Etsy find by Lauren Taylor

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Fashion blogger, Julia Engel, of GalMeetsGlam.com

Fashion blogger, Julia Engel, of GalMeetsGlam.com

Be Brave Necklace by Jess Lively

Be Brave Necklace by Jess Lively

MadebyGirl

Made by GIrl Instagram account – her online store features beautiful art prints and accessories for the home (MadebyGirl.com)

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BareSkin Foundation

July 27, 2014

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Like most of you, I am a product junkie-always looking for the perfect product for my skin. When Bare Mineral’s announced their liquid foundation, I was immediately intrigued and excited to try! I normally use Urban Decay’s Naked foundation, but I went to Ulta with high hopes because of the brand’s reputation and the fact that it’s cheaper. I purchased the product and hurried home to try it. I bought Bare Linen 03 (seems to be the most popular shade). I skipped buying the brush and stuck to my MAC stippling one. Here’s my review!

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Pros:
Super easy application
Requires only 2-3 small drops
Sheer but perfect coverage
Staying power
Very light on skin-hence “bareSkin”
Cheaper than other department store foundations ($29)
SPF 20

Cons:
The brush is a bit pricey ($28). I think the brush that was designed for bareSkin is better than my trusty MAC stippling brush due to it’s very light and liquid consistency. I will probably go back and purchase the brush.
It’s so sheer and used such a small amount that I have trouble knowing if it’s on my skin and if it is fully covering (but it is!).

Overall, I give this foundation two thumbs up! Go get it now and look flawless!

Brynlea Cunniff

Monogram Love-Shop Memento

July 14, 2014

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As a southern girl, I am obviously obsessed with monograms. I stumbled across Shop Memento on Twitter (@shopmemento) and immediately fell in love with their monogrammed frocket tees, boot socks, clutches and practically everything they had on their website (shopmemento.com), but more importantly, I fell in love with their amazing service, Godly values and overall genuine love for their brand and customers.
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Meet my online monogram love- SHOP MEMENTO!

Memento, LLC was launched in 2007 by Terri Johnson – a woman with a dream who never settled for anything less than excellence.

Terri had a vision to offer products that represent a person’s legacy, individual taste, or, makes a unique statement about an individual’s spirit & character. It’s a timeless reminder of a special moment, person, place or time. It’s a gift that’s fun & creates smiles and laughter.

Terri Johnson-Owner

Terri Johnson-Owner


Memento, LLC began in Terri’s basement with just one commercial embroidery machine. She wore all the hats – Customer Service Representative, Production Coordinator, Shipper, Cleaner, Embroiderer, etc. By 2010, Terri had 3 embroidery machines was able to hire seasonal helpers during Christmas and the peak seasons. In August 2011, she hired her first full time employee. In April of 2012, she moved into her first commercial space and began the Greek life branch of Memento, Greek Life Girl. Now in June of 2014, Terri is in a 5000 sq ft commercial space with 11 employees.

Perfect for summer!

Perfect for summer!


Terri continues to strive to provide each and every customer with outstanding customer service, a personalized online shopping experience, and a variety of unique products which you can only find at Memento.

“Your spark, passion, and drive is a song only you can write, If you don’t play it the world can’t hear it.” -Terri Johnson, TJD

Check Shop Memento out on Twitter, Instagram and online! You won’t be disappointed!
@shopmemento
www.shopmemento.com

Brynlea Cunniff

Boutique Feature: bevello

June 30, 2014

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Founded 2009 in the ever-so charming Raleigh, NC, bevello was born (it’s spelled with a lowercase b). With the influence of the word “bella” (meaning beautiful in Italian) and “love”, bevello captures the essence of what every woman lives for-beauty and love! Dedicated to providing a unique shopping experience, bevello is bound to shine.

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Deservedly, bevello boutique is growing rapidly! They are up to 23 stores nationwide, and I can see why. I just need to say-I am in LOVE. Something that draws me in is the genuine customer service, the charm of the store, the VIP Rewards program and of course, the amazing collection of clothing and accessories!

With every price point for every type of woman, this boutique brings southern style to the everyday woman.

French Connection

French Connection

DV by Dolce Vita

DV by Dolce Vita


The brands they carry are my absolute favorites from French Connection to Lilly Pulitzer to Loren Hope to DV by Dolce Vita. It’s a melting pot of fabulousness! The buyers for bevello obviously know what’s hot, loveable, wearable and fashionable. I have yet to see a piece in the store that I did not like. Often with boutiques, you pay for really cute clothes that lack in quality. With bevello, you get that unique boutique experience, wonderful clothing and you are buying brands that everyone knows and loves.

Casual Friday

Casual Friday

Loren Hope

Loren Hope

Find a store near you at http://locations.bevello.com/locations or shop online at bevello.com! You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram @bevello! Ciao, bellas!

Brynlea Cunniff

Beach Babe Kit

June 13, 2014

tan2Ahhhhh. The smell of seawater, humidity lingering in the air, sand between the toes and the sun smiling down to give us golden glows…summer is upon us! Here are 8 must-haves (tried and true) that every beach babe needs for her next trip to the sandy shores!

1. Not Your Mothers Sea Salt Texturizing Spray-AHHHHHmazing! This spray is simple to apply for an effortless surf girl hairstyle. I found that the best beach waves were created when spray was applied on dry hair-not wet!

2. La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 60- I use this skincare line-from cleansers to sunscreens! Anthelios sunscreen continues to win multiple awards year after year. Apply sunscreen BEFORE going out into the sun and use lots of it (quarter size for the face alone). Reapply every couple of hours-especially if you get wet! Prevent those wrinkles!

3. Floppy hat-this hat is a must! My favorite online monogramming store, ShopMemento, has tons of color combinations to choose from and will monogram your hat for free! Go to the beach in elegance and style while shielding your pretty face from the sun’s harmful rays. Definitely a must-have!

4. Fresh SPF 15 lip tint- keep your pucker protected and moisturized. I love this balm because it has SPF and provides moisturized lips with a soft hint of color.

5. Lilly Pulitzer Tote- who doesn’t love Lilly? This tote is precious, spacious and of quality! This tote can hold everything you need for a trip to the beach.

6. Bobble Bottle- stay hydrated! This bottle is perfect and will bobble along with you in the water!

7. Vera Bradley beach towel- this towel is huge and perfect to lay out on. It is super plush and super soft-hands down my favorite towel ever.

8. Secrets Over Sweet Tea- everyone needs a good read! This book is precious (see our Summer Reads article).

Brynlea Cunniff
Follow on Twitter @MrsStyle101

Jump Around

June 12, 2014

The romper and the jumpsuit, in my opinion, are socially acceptable public pjs. Super comfy, super stylish and super sassy: a great trio! Choosing the best romper/jumpsuit can be tricky. You want to avoid looking like a 5-year old who should be carrying a sloppy ice cream cone and wearing pigtails hanging on the pant leg of mommy. Here are 3 tips to choosing a great romper or jumpsuit!

1. Color-choosing the right color is everything! Solid, dark colors are always a safe and classy choice- for the curvier or more athletic body style. You can never go wrong with black! If you are slender and/or petite, have fun with florals and fun patterns!

2. Length- some rompers are super short! Unless you are comfortable showing some skin, make sure to choose a romper with a length at mid-thigh in order to avoid possible butt cheek appearances (and stares). For taller women, the long jumpsuit is a great choice-very elegant and chic.

3. Fabric- Micro Modal (super super soft) and jersey are my favorite fabrics for jumpsuits-this is where the public pjs idea comes from. They hang well on all body types, are extremely comfortable and aren’t prone to snagging. Lighter fabrics can be tricky-make sure they aren’t see-through and are flattering to the body. Some fabrics aren’t forgiving!

Brynlea Cunniff
Follow her on Twitter @MrsStyle101