Life + Style
We had our head in the clouds about fall fashion while flying to Vegas last week! This was my first trip to Vegas and I couldn't wait to find the very best styles the fashion industry had to offer! Here's a glimpse of our 4 days in the city that never sleeps! We got to explore the first night and see the sights! I wore my favorite while t-shirt dress knotted with fringe flats. Wear as a dress alone or with leggings! You really can't have too much fringe this season!
The highlight of our trip was hearing Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere speak! Plus we are excited to announce that Eccentrics Boutique will be the exclusive carrier of her line in our area! So start counting down until next spring...you're going to go nuts!! She has great taste that was made for Eccentrics Boutique!
It was a whirlwind and 4 days never went by so fast! We were sad to say goodbye to Vegas....but excited to get back home and get the store ready for fall! New styles are already arriving and we can't wait to make you the most fashionable woman in your town! So stop by and say hello!
We can't be all work and no play! It was time for an Eccentrics Team girls night...minus a few ladies! The best boss in the world gave us tickets to enjoy Josh Turner at Walker's Bluff Legend's Amphitheater last night. We were so sad Lauren couldn't join us! Eccentrics Boutique sponsored Walker's Bluff featuring Josh Turner...so if you were there, you got to see our promo video play several times! We had so much fun catching up and spending time with our plus ones. Walker's Bluff is the perfect place in Southern Illinois to enjoy a great food and your favorite musician. We look forward to attending more of their events in the future! View images from the concert below!
You can't be singing the blues when you're wearing Mink Pink's gorgeous soft suede-like kimono! We're especially swooning over the delicate laser cutout and scallop trim! Taylor wants to show how to take this one beautiful overlay and give it two different vibes.
In the first outfit, Taylor has a laid-back summer approach. Mix textures like distressed denim and delicate crochet. Throw on some hard metal jewelry and colorful beaded bracelets. Don't forget some tall wedge sandals to add some height!
After wearing your favorite new Mink Pink Lackawanna Blues Kimono during the day, get ready for date night! Taylor makes this soft overlay super sexy by layering on top of a basic black tank slip dress. Tie in the earthy tones with a statement necklace and layer stone jewelry. Add strappy flat sandals and get ready for dinner with the significant other!
Which style would you wear?
Sometimes you need a cute little flirty lace dress. This Free People Lace Dress fits the bill perfectly! It's so lightweight and delicately displays your figure. Taylor wanted to give this beautiful dress two different styles.
In the first look, Taylor let the dress take center stage. She enhanced it with simple accessories and feminine heels. This looks is perfect for a flirty date night with the plus one.
It's fun to dress up....but sometimes you need a casual chic style. So take that favorite girly dress and throw on a distressed chambray top. Add some cute ankle booties to complete the look.
Which look is your favorite?
We are so proud to be a part of the most adorable community in Southern Illinois....Carterville! And one of the best parts of summer in Carterville, Illinois, is the local farmer's market at Cannon Park. The Cannon Park Community Market brings together local farmers and artists all over Southern Illinois. So we dressed up in something pretty and decided to check it out!
Jordan stopped to smell the flowers at Chautauqua Bend Flower Farm's display. Their colorful bouquets immediately put a smile on her face. We had to buy one to brighten up the Eccentrics Team eating area!
Bandana Dress $65 // Black Lace Bralette
After checking out the flowers, Jordan visited Makai Jewelry's table featuring beautiful handmade Hawaiian jewelry. They also had the cutest baby moccasins!
Bandana Dress $65 // Black Lace Bralette
Next, Jordan hit up the fresh produce stands. Brumleve Farm in Cobden, Illinois, had some beautiful tomatoes and peaches! We might have bought a bag....or two.
Hubbard Farm's booth had some delicious jam and broccoli for purchase. We missed out on the fresh berries though. That will teach us to arrive at the farmer's market right when it opens!
Nothing says fresh from the farm like brown eggs! Big Muddy Hogs & Poultry had their brown eggs on display. They already sold out of fresh bacon before we got there but we won't let that happen again!
Jordan checked out the vegetable and herb plants at Naturae Via, LLC table. It would be nice to finally start our own produce garden! We fell in love with the owners of Schluter Produce in Cobden. We asked the sweet older couple if they had a website or Facebook page to link to....and they said no. So make you you visit the local farmer's markets to support their local farm! We scored some fresh kale that is delicious!
It was definitely a successful day! Thank you to all of the local farmers and artists who enrich our communities! And another huge thank you to the beautiful Brittney Dillon (pictured below) for letting us come out and do a mini photo shoot at Cannon Park Community Market! She does an amazing job organizing this wonderful addition to the Carterville community!
Do you have a favorite farm or farmer's market? Tell us in the comments below!
It's our first Taylor Made Tuesday post since Taylor left us for Mizzou! We're so excited to bring this series back for the summer! We challenged Taylor to put together two different looks with two different basic bottoms: a mid-calf length grey skirt and black BCBGeneration black high-waisted shorts. So let's take a look at what Taylor created...
Taylor's first outfit is simple and stylish. The neutral tones work well together to create a laid back effortless look. The bow belt and "Oh Boy" oxford flats create a nice contrast of feminine and masculine elements.
Transform our grey pleated skirt into a boho chic outfit. Throw on our ivory lace crop top and wear fringe high heel sandals. We love this style for a day out with friends. And how cute is this LilyWhite Designs purse designed exclusively by our in-house designer??
For another trendy look, Taylor dressed up our BCBGeneration black high-waisted shorts. The first look is a casual approach with our adorable "In Case of Emergency Save My Shoes" graphic tee and pops of red accessories!
For the second style, Taylor added our adorable new black polka dot blouse and high heels with scallop back design. Add a large BCBGeneration purse and head out the door.
Which look is your favorite? Do you prefer a more dressed-up style or fun casual touch?
From the moment I found out I was expecting, I just knew I was having a boy! It was time for me to give up buying high heels and start buying diapers. I'm now a girly girl who is blessed to be raising a boy! Ledger is my sweet, happy and cute little two year old man. I adore how curious and carefree he is. To be honest, I didn't know anything about boy stuff before him. I grew up in a girl family and we just didn't tackle each other (haha)! Sports were never a part of my interests...I was more concerned about what I was going to wear to the games instead!
So, for any other girly girls, here is what I've learned while raising a boy:
- Getting dirty is a requirement. Whether it's digging in the dirt or rolling around in the grass, I use better judgment on when I wear white clothing!
- Wrestling is not just something on television. It's a real contact sport...and little boys have to get out all of their energy!
- Stitches and ER visits are not my favorite....but have happened more times than I want to admit.
- Bruises and scratches become a part of the landscape while he interacts with the world.
- Water guns and games are more thrilling than I expected!
- Wear running shoes. All. Day. Long.
- Our second language is "Dinosaur." Rawr!!
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse "Hot Dog Dance" is a better workout than Zumba.
- One short day can be full of more love than I ever expected.
As a boutique owner, I love how one part of my day is full of pretty dresses and stylish shoes....but then I get to end my day digging in the dirt searching for dinosaur fossils.
Happy Mommy Tee $32 // Polka Dot Scarf // White Tank Top with Pom Poms // Hat
All images courtesy of Britni Woodworth Photography.