Lady in Red...& Leather & Denim

There is nothing I love more than having a staple in my wardrobe that goes with just about anything or pull any outfit together.  A leather jacket has always been my go to clothing item, and when I go out, I'm almost always wearing one.  I don't have a particular "style" of clothing.  I wear whatever makes me feel good.  This outfit in particular makes me not only feel good, but also like a badass! 

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This outfit is from Revv in Hillsboro Village.  Revv is a trendy boutique where women's grunge fashion and classic style collide.  Step inside or checkout their Instagram @shopRevv or website www.shoprevv.com and you will see what I mean!  I also posted some of my favorite items they have below!! 

First thing's first, let's talk about this studded leather jacket, "The Rambler".  It's AMAZING!  It has become quite a hot commodity since country superstar, Kelsea Ballerini, has been pictured wearing it on more than one occasion. 

 Kelsea Ballerini moments before the ACM awards

Kelsea Ballerini moments before the ACM awards

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This Rambler jacket is a rock-n-roll dream, if you ask me!  It's the perfect vegan leather motorcycle jacket which features zip closures at the front opening and pockets, with a belted waist. Did I mention, it's dripping in studs?  Checkout the detail on it. 

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I would rock just about anything with this jacket, but this time I went with a sleeveless shirt, the "Ellie Top", in the most vibrant and pretty shade of red.  It would be perfect to wear with a long necklace without the jacket as well.  It's flowy and the sides have slits that show just the right amount of skin.  The back of it has small section of it cut out with a gold zipper.  Love!!

The jeans Im wearing are the "Mya-Delray"  made by Articles of Society.  They are very comfortable and a jean you would get a lot of wear out of, not to mention very affordable-only $69! I love the wash of them too!  So cute! 

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I paired this outfit with one of my favorite pairs of black fringe booties & they have a great shoe collection at Revv!  I seriously hope fringe never goes out of style, I'll be in trouble. 

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Favorite Items at Revv Currently 

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Now do y'all see why I love this boutique?  Revv is located at 1815 21st Avenue South.  They also have a sister store "The Rage" and you can check them out at www.shoptherage.com or on IG at @therageboutique. You can follow me on Instagram at @nativeinnashville.  Thanks so much for reading!!

Styled// Ally Barrett (Revv) @a.barrettstyling on Instagram

Makeup// Jessica Vaughn (Primp This)  @primpthis on Instagram

Photos of myself// Jennifer Cody @jennifercodyweddings on Instagram

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Nashville Fashion Week: Nashville Designer Runway Showcase

Welcome back y'all!  I'm happy you are here.  So last week, I got to attend Nashville Fashion Week as an official Blogger+Influener.  Pretty cool, huh? 

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About Nashville Fashion Week

Nashville Fashion Week was conceived in 2010 to foster Nashville’s heralded community spirit and concentration of creative, fashion-forward and entrepreneurial talent, to create a one-of-a-kind five day event that is uniquely Nashville.

Nashville Fashion Week kicked off in April 2011 with a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent and continues to gain momentum year after year. Featuring local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the city encourages both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces with promotions, partnerships and educational workshops.

Nashville Fashion Week is co-founded and directed by a collaboration of fashion, media and marketing professionals who have partnered to combine their passion and resources to create a completely volunteer-led and run event that spotlights Nashville’s growing fashion community with an ongoing, sustainable focus for philanthropic support of our creative community.

Ticket proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund gives an annual award to advance the career of select local talent with demonstrated experience in a fashion-related field. The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund ensures that Nashville Fashion Week will impact the Nashville fashion community for many years to come. (Source: NFW)

My Experience at NFW

I definitely never realized how awesome our fashion scene was here in Nashville, until now.  I absolutely loved the runway shows, a whole lot more than I ever expected.  I also enjoyed meeting lots of people in the fashion industry and other creatives as well.  Other than the Southern Women's Show when I was a kid, I had never been to a fashion show before and THIS was the real deal.  I was unfortunately sick for night one, but was so happy I made it to the second night, the "Nashville Designer Runway Showcase".  I especially loved that show in particular, because I love supporting anything LOCAL! I also attended night four, which was the "City Lights" runway show.  It was such a nice and fun experience, I don't plan on ever missing it again.  

Nashville Designer Runway Showcase 

This event took place at Track One in Nashville, Tennessee and the setting was absolutely stunning.  They featured Nashville themed drinks, "The Music City Mule" and "The Fashionista", very clever, if you ask me.  You guys already know my favorite part was the food and it was catered by Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant, one of my favorite places to eat.  The models were with AMAX Talent Agency and can we say GORGEOUS!? Gosh I'm still trying to figure out how I can make myself about a foot taller as we speak.  I'm going to share some of my favorite looks from each of these talented designers of Nashville from the Nashville Designer showcase.

 Roxenstone 

Designer: Denise Roxen/ Nashville, TN

Roxenstone inspires confidence that goes against the mainstream. Roxenstone is for men that have a little bit of Rock N Roll in their soul. (Source NFW)

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

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Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Sisters of Nature 

Designer: Kimberly Parker/ Nashville, TN

Sisters of Nature is a lifestyle brand for dreamers, adventurers and free spirits. Inspired by the wild beauty of nature with a new bohemian folk aesthetic, each piece embodies the woman who loves to travel the world, soak in life and celebrate her unique individuality.(source NFW)

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Any Old Iron 

Designer: Andrew Clancey/ Nashville, TN

Focusing on tailoring with a twist, Clancey and co-owner, Christopher Melton, aim to establish themselves with musicians and fashionista's alike. (Source NFW) 

 

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

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Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Amanda Valentine 

 Designer: Amanda Valentine/ Nashville, TN 

Amanda Valentine is a women's ready-to-wear collection created by designer and stylist Amanda Valentine. Amanda competed on Project Runway (Seasons 11 and 13) and has been voted "Nashville's Best Fashion Designer" by readers of the Nashville Scene for the last four years.  While creating collections, Amanda styles wardrobe for numerous rock bands including Twenty One Pilots and infuses her women’s line with edge - and always ease. Bold prints, dramatic color blocking and exaggerated silhouettes make an appearance each collection. (Source NFW)

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Ona Rex

Designer: Amanda Balding/ Nashville, TN

Ona Rex is the creative endeavor of designer Ashley Balding. It was formed in 2014 with an aim to bring women’s wear to Nashville that is unique, bold, and luxurious. Each piece of the collection is crafted in house with extreme care and attention to detail – whether it’s using custom hand woven textiles, or artfully sculpted accessories. Ona Rex holds its tradition of uniqueness to the highest regard. (Source NFW)

 

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Truly Alvarenga 

Designer: Truly Alvarenga/ Nashville, TN

Truly Alvarenga Is known best for her beautiful handmade one-of-a-kind garments that are minimalist, uncluttered and refined in their shaping. Truly pays meticulous attention to detail and has attracted an impressive numbers of admirers, who appreciate the craftsmanship as well as the inspired stories behind the one-of-a-kind collections. (Source NFW)

 

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

What is your favorite look from Nashville Fashion Week?  I plan on giving you guys coverage of Friday night's show as well, later on!  Thanks for reading & if you get the chance to attend Nashville Fashion Week next year, I highly recommend it.  Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more footage @nativeinnashville . XOXO- Amber

Hair & Makeup for this showcase by: William Edge Salon

For more information visit www.nashvillefashionweek.com