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The “R” Word

June 20, 2017

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“Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day,” this song rings loudly in every bride’s ears on her wedding day. Unfortunately, avoiding this word will not make the dark clouds hide and the sun appear.

Becca Bell, owner of 2b Photography, says, “Some of the most beautiful and creative images come from getting scrappy and being resourceful when faced with the challenges of the day.”

On her blog, she provides five tips to help lessen the anxiety of rain on your wedding day. I had the privilege of helping her style Part 2 of this series. With the use of stylish umbrellas and cute rain boots, there may just be a silver lining when it comes to a bride’s worst nightmare.

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To see the complete gallery of photos, click here.

Brittany Windle

Photo Credit: Becca Bell of 2b Photography 

Favorite Four to Follow

September 5, 2014

Whether you are looking to stay up-to-date this weekend with New York Fashion Week or to simply be inspired, these four are the ones to follow.

Sophia Bush

@SophiaBush- You may remember her from the TV show One Tree Hill. Actress and activist, Sophia Bush, is one to follow. We’ll admit that we have a girl crush! We love her “do good” attitude, exciting travels, and just the every day postings of her life.

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Chelsie Birks

@ChelsieBirks - For the best of New York Fashion Week, stay tuned into Chelsie’s account. When she’s not capturing moments like these, you can still be inspired by her outfits and travels.

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Kendi Skeen

@Kendieveryday - We have been a fan of Kendi’s for several years. Her quirky sense of humor and great style are the reasons we keep following!

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Kelli Murray

@kelli_murray- Graphic designer and illustrator, Kelli Murray, is definitely a favorite! We wish we could spend a day with her picture-perfect family! What will you see if you follow? Interior design ideas, outfit envy, and pictures that will inspire you to be more creative! (Isn’t her daughter adorable?!)

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Article by Brittany Windle

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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
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DIY: High Waisted Shorts

April 21, 2014
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Have you ever wondered how to make the summer’s hottest shorts? This how-to, step by step will give you your soon-to-be favorite pair of shorts!

 

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Step 1: Find a pair of high waisted jeans. I used Gap in the demo, but Levi’s work the best. (Your local thrift store is filled with vintage Levi’s.)

Step 2: Cut them at an angle, low to high, from your inner thigh to your upper thigh. Make them have a slight V shape. For length: put them on before you cut them, and mark a little spot with a sharpie where you want to start cutting.

Step 3: When you have both sides cut, stick them in the wash on a basic wash cycle. After, dry them in the dryer for the perfect fringe look. Air dry works also.

Step 4: After they are completely dry, they should have fringed on their own in the wash, and you may have to cut/trim the fringe if it’s dragging down and way too long. And now, you should have your own High Waisted Shorts!

Wanting holes? Make a tiny straight line slit wherever you desire the hole to be. Stick in the wash, and it will fringe on its own!

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Carolina Grace
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Spring Style Staples: Part 1

April 16, 2014
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Fresh Spaces for Spring

March 7, 2014
Spring is just around the corner and it is time to add some color back into your home. Say goodbye to the drab darks colors, or Christmas decor if it is still hanging around (no judgement, I promise) and say hello to these lovely decorative pieces that can easily be switched in and out for the warmer seasons without breaking the bank!
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1. Flowers are the perfect way to add some color and a springtime feel into your home. Whether real or fake, you can’t beat the pretty, feminine element that they add. Peonies are my absolute favorite!

2. Decorative Pillows are one of my favorite ways to decorate my home because I can change them out so easily. I especially love having different pillow covers to throw over the pillows that came with my gray couch because that saves space!

3. Candles are easily moved and swapped. They come in wonderful scents and I just love the ones have pretty packaging. My all time favorite scent is anything pumpkin, cinnamon, or frosting related, but I try to stick to lighter scents for spring and summer.

4. Light Throws are another easy way to add a pop of color without breaking the bank. We have blankets all over our house so it is really easy to transition the out-of-season blankets to the guest room while keeping our pretty, in season blankets in the living room where they will be not only functional, but pretty!

5. Bowls, Trays, and Other Decor are always fun extra elements to add. This bowl is from H&M and was only $10! It’s natural look with a pop of color are perfect for Spring and Summer! It could be used as a serving dish for parties or as decor on the table.

6. Pretty Prints are a bit of an obsession of mine. I love typography and colors. I try to incorporate them into our home whenever I can. This print just makes me happy and screams warmer temperatures!

What is your favorite way to decorate for Spring?

Chelsea Mosley

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Spring Trends 2014

February 21, 2014

1. Pastels

Pastels hit nearly every runway during fashion week. We fell in love with DKNY’s elegant yet sporty pastel looks! Even though we will opt out of the sneakers, we are definitely going to rock soft hues of lilac, mint and buttercup!
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2. Colorful Prints

Two words. Mara Hoffman. Her use of brilliant color and tribal prints will bring life into any closet. Don’t be afraid of being bold. Mix in unique prints and colors into your wardrobe this spring!
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3. Black & White Chic

Black for spring? You bet! Chanel sported their renown elegance of black and white. Mix a white over-sized blazer with a cropped black skinny pant for a sophisticated look.
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Stylish Spaces: Redmont Gardens

January 17, 2014

One of the many reasons I love Birmingham is the charm that exudes the homes and historic buildings. Mountain Brook, a suburb of Birmingham, is exquisite with cobble stone streets filled with one-of-a-kind boutiques, shops, and eateries. The Birmingham Zoo and Botanical Gardens are only a walk away in this lovely neighborhood.

Drawn to vintage, I knew exactly where I’d live when it was time to move: Redmont Gardens in English Village. I knew that my family’s heirlooms would fit perfectly in the 1920′s quaint apartment. The original ceramic kitchen sink along with its delicate French doors are among the features of this charmer. My most treasured items finally have a new home.

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Visit moxii.com for bedding and decorative pillows like the ones seen above.

Photos courtesy of 2B Photography.

Brittany Windle

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