#WhyNFW 2016: Fashion Forward Fund Gala

This year's Nashville Fashion Week was absolutely wonderful. The credit must be given to all of the dedicated staff, designers, retailers, volunteers, photographers, videographers, models, hair & makeup artists, event planners, writers, bloggers, stylists, directors and producers who made this week possible. Thank you to everyone I partnered with who made each night so very special. I'm so humbled by all the readers and followers who I had the chance to meet. Thank you so much for your support. I've got heart eyes for you, Nashville! Heart eyes!

Tonight's gala will take place at OZ Arts Nashville and feature Mayor Megan Barry, singer-songwriter Holly Williams, and designer Julianna Bass. I'm so excited to be wearing this gorgeous sequined jumpsuit from The Showroom Nashville with mirrored belt. The Showroom is my favorite place to grab a statement piece for formal events. All rentable, all affordable! I topped off this look with simple sandals and a mirrored sequin bag from Stacey Rhodes Boutique.

#WhyNFW 2016: Education Panels

Today, Nashville Fashion Week is presenting the 2016 Education Panels, "The Business of Fashion: The Process, Progress & Pivot." The panels will be hosted at Nashville's City Winery and will discuss how to launch/grow a business or fashion concept, how to adapt in a tech-forward world of communication, and how to re-brand or change directions after already being well-established.

I'm proud to have been the Event Coordinator for this year's panels featuring speakers Gavin Ivester, Julianna Bass, Manuel Cuevas, Lagi Nadeau, Dawn Robertson, and many others. Click here to learn about all of the 2016 moderators and speakers. I'm also very proud to be wearing a dress by Elizabeth Suzann, topped off with local accessories from Nisolo and Branded Collective.

#WhyNFW 2016: City Lights - Ready-to-Wear Runway Show

This week just keeps getting better and better! What a joy it's been to watch our city come together and connect over the beauty of fashion. You know tonight's Ready-to-Wear Runway Show is going to be epic, and I can't wait to see everyone's beautiful faces. How did this week go by so fast? The fourth night of Nashville Fashion Week will be at the Legislative Plaza. Designers will include Lagi Nadeau, Megan Huntz, Oberima Afriyie, Eleventy and Julianna Bass.

I am overjoyed about tonight. For the second year in a row, I'll be wearing a rhinestone duster from one of my favorite legendary designers...Manuel. It's such an honor to represent him and his remarkable career for the final night of runway shows for 2016's Nashville Fashion Week. I'm so thankful for Manuel and his team's generosity and support over the years. I topped off this look with a simple nude bag from Stacey Rhodes Boutique and a slinky suede midi dress.

DUSTER c/o Manuel | DRESS c/o LuLu*s | BAG c/o Stacey Rhodes Boutique | SHOES Zara

#WhyNFW 2016: Accessory Art Installation

The best part of Nashville Fashion Week is meeting all of you! Giant hugs and overwhelming support. It's been so much fun to interact with each of you. Thank you for supporting Nashville fashion!

The third night of Nashville Fashion Week is Behind The Scenes: An Accessory Art Installation. This evening's festivities will take place at Weld and feature designers Arutro Rios, Debe Dohrer, Emil Erwin, Mary Mooney and Suzan Pitt.

Tonight, I'm so excited to be wearing a fun denim look from e. Allen Boutique in The Gulch. I've topped the look off with leather accessories in medium wash denim hues. I can't wait to see everyone tonight!

#WhyNFW 2016: Nashville Designer Runway Showcase

Opening night of Nashville Fashion Week was as exciting as we all expected. So many important people came together and worked so hard to create something beautiful, and it shows! Make sure you're following me on Instagram and Facebook to see my favorite moments throughout the entire week.

The second night of Nashville Fashion Week will be the Nashville Designer Runway Showcase at Track One, sponsored by Opry Mills. Designers include Roxenstone, Sisters of Nature, Any Old Iron, Truly Alvarenga, Ona Rex and Amanda Valentine.

Tonight, I'm excited to be wearing a piece from Nashville's own Ona Rex, as well as a choker by Seraphine Design. I've completed the look with an intricately-decorated bag from Stacey Rhodes Boutique. See you soon, Nashville!