#WhyNFW 2015: Nashville Designer Showcase

Today is the first day of the fifth annual Nashville Fashion Week! The opening event is a Nashville Designer Showcase at Acme Feed & Seed. Sponsored by YP Nashville, seven local designers will present their collections: Valentine Valentine, Eric Adler Clothing, Black by Maria Silver, Pink Elephant designs, Ona Rex, Ola Mai, and Van Hoang Designs.

Tonight, I'm proud to be wearing my custom corset by another local designer: ani & ari. If you follow along, you'll remember my Local Focus with these two talented ladies, and it's completely fitting to showcase their work alongside other local talent in our growing community. I'm also really excited to be rocking this minimalist pewter clutch by Elaine Turner. I can't wait to see everyone tonight!

CORSET c/o ani & ari | PANTS Naked Wardrobe | EARRINGS c/o Elaine Turner | BAG c/o Elaine Turner | SHOES Zigi Soho c/o Off Broadway

Holiday Gift Guide: Acme Feed & Seed

In addition to my Local Focus for Acme Feed & Seed, I'm excited to share my Holiday Gift Guide featuring items from the Acme Farm Store. This holiday season, shop local and shop smart. Support the city around you and give thoughtful gifts to your friends and family. Above are a few of my favorite items available at Acme, but it doesn't stop there. I'm also in love with Acme's Arroyo Horsehair Necklace ($55), Couture Coffeebag Clutch ($40), Campfire Mug ($10), Hot Chicken Spice Rub ($12), and DCXV T-shirts ($25). Enjoy an extended photo gallery from my Local Focus below. Shop smart!