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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.

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@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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Style File: Botanical Prints

July 21, 2017

Who doesn’t love an art gallery wall? If you have a large wall space, then a gallery is the perfect way to fill your spot. Personally, I now lean toward designs with symmetry. I love the look of a gallery with same size frames. It gives a sophisticated and clean look even with multiple pieces of varying art. (And I absolutely swoon over floor to ceiling galleries.) Recently, I wondered what I was going to do with the set of six frames with matting I had purchased. I remembered how much I adored botanical prints and even found several printables for free. Granted, they’re not the real deal vintage print, but it sure to does bring life to my wall now.

These free printables by A Daily Something are what I used for my wall. But with a simple Google search, you’ll find that a botanical gallery is just one click and print away. For larger or vintage prints, Etsy is great source.

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Here’s some inspiration for your next weekend project.

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Free printable for this set at PoppyTalk.com

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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

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

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Handmade Home Wedding

May 13, 2014

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It’s that time of year… I can hear the church bells ringing and see the flower petals floating down the isle before the bride. However, weddings are expensive, and the costs can become overwhelming. If you are planning a wedding, be thankful that handmade, vintage and rustic are all in style.

As I perused one of my favorite wedding photographers, Morgan Trinker, I came upon the perfect combination of simplicity and charm. “Less is more” has never been more true.

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For more pictures and the couple’s story, visit here.

Brittany Windle

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Friday Favorites

April 4, 2014

favorite8“There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things.” This quote from The Office finale explains the awe-inspiring beauty in every day living. We have been inspired lately by some things we often take for granted – like a lovely outdoor space or the perfect weekend outfit. What simple things inspire you?

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Follow more of our favorites and inspirations on Pinterest.

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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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Style & Substance: Sarah Mason

November 22, 2013

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A note by the door bell reads: “Do not ring. Children sleeping.” Knocking, I am greeted by three year old Alice with a warm smile, she still in her pajamas. Her tasseled hair falls gently across her face, and behind her is Sarah, her mother. She hugs me, and I am reminded of her genuine and authentic self. I first met Sarah and her husband, Will, at Redstone Church. These two are the perfect duo with their apparent chemistry on stage along with their impeccable talent both in singing and instrumentally. Sarah and Will are owners of Mason Music with two locations in Cahaba Heights and Mountain Brook, AL.

Sarah looked effortlessly beautiful, and she always does. She’s able to create an outfit which looks comfortable, trendy and classic all at the same time. I am in awe of how she makes it look so easy and fun:  mother, business owner, music teacher, and worship leader.

Her effortless style goes beyond her clothing but to her home as well. Splashes of color through art work, drapes and pillows make each room unique, classic and comfortable.

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Sarah, and her husband, Will.

“The story of Mason Music began when Will and Sarah met in 2006. Home from touring nationally as the guitarist for Moses Mayfield, Will was introduced to Sarah while she was visiting Birmingham on her summer break from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. Almost immediately, the young couple began writing and performing music together.” (Read the rest of their story here).

Sarah, a woman of style and substance, was my first pick for this column. As she welcomed us into her home, she gracefully answered our questions on balancing life and defining what beauty means to her.

What are your favorite places in Birmingham for a night out with WIll?
When it comes to date nights, I really enjoy either staying in Cahaba Heights and hitting up Mudtown or the Olive Branch, or going downtown. When we decide to venture out, we enjoy trying new places. We love going to concerts when we can and try to support local musicians.

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Finding a balance between work and family is a challenge. Owning a business with my husband is rewarding, fun, exciting, and also causes a lot of bickering. I have chosen not to put my kids into full time daycare because I really want to invest in their lives while they are young. Since I am with them a big part of the week, my husband  puts more time into the family business. When I start to feel like work is taking over my life, I try to remind myself that the time I have with my kids is limited, and they are more important than any business I will ever be a part of.

What advice can you give future entrepreneurs?

If you have a desire to start a business, do what comes naturally to you. For me it was music. I realized that I had a gift for teaching, and there was a need in the community for a teacher like me. Will started teaching guitar lessons while I taught piano and voice, and things just grew from there. In order to build a successful business you need to find a mentor who knows a lot. We had a great guy who helped motivate us and give us great inspiration. You need to be willing to take risks with your money and time. You need to be good at networking and building relationships. These are the main things that helped Will and I as we started our company.

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What quality is most beautiful in women? How do you define beauty for yourself?

I think a confident woman is a beautiful woman. It doesn’t matter what she looks like on the outside or what she is wearing. Confidence is super attractive. Beauty is a person’s idea of what is pleasing to the eye… I think most “beautiful” women have attractive faces and bodies, but how can we tell they are beautiful just by looking? I think you have to know a person before you can qualify them as beautiful.

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Sarah’s favorite room in her house, the guest bedroom, is adorned in all white with hints of blue on the handmade quilt.

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With the pressures of the media bombarding women to look a certain way, how do you keep a healthy balance?

I try to remind myself that I am a unique individual. I don’t have to compare myself to the women I see in the media. If there is someone that I admire for their talents and abilities, I think it’s okay to notice what style choices they are making and wearing. It becomes too much when we start to idolize people that are famous, or the images of women we see.Like I said before, it all comes back to confidence. If you are confident in who you are, people will find you more attractive.

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 ~ Brittany Windle

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