Instagram Worthy Nashville Guide

For as many times as I’ve been to Nashville (heck and almost moved there in 2019!) this post is LONG overdue. Nashville is hands down one of my favorite places. I always have an absolute blast every time that I go so I have no doubt you will have the trip of a lifetime. Good food, great partying and a hell of a lot of fun dancing make for the best memories.

WHERE TO EXPLORE

Broadway– where ALL of the bars (and people) are. Many of the bars are owned by famous country singers. Expect live music, big crowds and drunk shenanigans here. I like staying walking distance from Broadway.
Music Row– bars and restaurants. Come here if you want to get away from Broadway but still have several fun bars within walking distance! Also walk over to The Graduate hotel for a coffee or drink- you won’t regret it.
The Gulch– come for the biscuits (Biscuit Love), stay for the shopping and pictures with the giant angel wings. Also another good area to stay if you don’t want to be so close to Broadway.
12 South– fun area with a good mix of restaurants, shopping and wall murals. Want a cute Instagram photo? Come here.

WHERE TO STAY

Noelle- I’ve never actually stayed here but everyone RAVES about it. I’ve stopped into the hotel lobby bar as well as the coffee shop multiple times and always love the vibe! The rooftop bar, Rare Bird, is also supposed to have a great view plus it’s walkable to Broadway!
Thompson Nashville- Located in the Gulch it’s an absolutely beautiful, hotel with modern music touches. My only complaint- no bath tubs 😛 Other than that it’s a great location.
Westin Nashville- Great location (downtown near Broadway) and very upscale for a Westin! If you are looking for a more budget friendly option than some of the others, this is a great choice and the rooftop bar is AMAZING.
Bobby Hotel- I stayed here on my most recent trip to Nashville and the rooms are definitely a little funky when it comes to decor but overall it’s so much fun and all of their food and dining is top notch.

WHERE TO EAT

@libertycommon- Located near Broadway. We went for a late brunch (HH starts at 2) and thought it was so darn cute. Made for the perfect start to day drink on Broadway!
@thehamptonsocial- Located near Broadway. Although this is a chain it’s still a fun spot especially if you’ve never been! It features the iconic “Rosé all Day” neon sign. Suggest going for a boozy brunch but honestly you can’t go wrong with lunch or dinner either!
@bartacolife- Located in 12S. I go here every single time I hit the ground in Nashville it’s that good! First things first- amazing spicy margs! Also all of the menu and ordering process is virtual so you order everything through an app and it’s delivered to your table in a matter of minutes. Excellent food, decor, and service!
@henrietta_red- Located in Germantown. I keep wanting to try this cute stop but still haven’t made it. I had to include it because it comes highly recommended for their simplistic, chic decor and fresh ingredient dishes!
The Southern- Located in South Broadway. If you are looking for a nice dinner spot, look no further! Amazing steak and oyster options plus it’s a short walk to Broadway if you want to go two step the night away after! And if you go for brunch don’t pass up the ribs. *chef’s kiss*
@pinewoodsocialist-Located in South Broadway. This is a popular instagrammable spot featuring delicious menu items as well as bowling in an industrial-chic atmosphere. Great for large crowds!
@urbangrubtherestaurant12south- Located in the 12S area. The BEST brunch in Nashville by far. You will die when you see the buffet spread is insane (oysters, crab legs, shrimp and grits, plus the regular breakfast fare). Heads up- don’t order the “all you can eat” buffet option (it will set you back $50!)- just get the “one time” buffet option and pile that plate as high as it can go! Scott and I didn’t realize how expensive the unlimited option was and both of us ended up eating only one plate!
@biscuitlovebrunch- Located in the Gulch. You absolutely can’t come to Nashville and not indulge in some biscuits. Lots of places have them but Biscuit Love is arguably the best. They also have good drink specials.

WHERE TO DRINK

@lajacksonbar – rooftop bar in The Gulch. Great vibes and always a good crowd not to mention the view is INSANE.
@fglhouse – Florida Georgia Line’s Bar on Broadway that NEVER disappoints. Love day drinking here.
@acmenashville – located on Broadway. We usually stop and get food here but it’s also a fun bar!
@whiskeyrownashville– one of my favorite bars on Broadway. We always end up here especially later in the evening! The third floor (rooftop) always has a DJ making it a fun spot to dance.
Tootsies– you can’t come to Broadway and not go here. One of the oldest honkey tonk bars!
@zeppelin.nashville – rooftop bar off the beaten path. I forget what the shot is called but you must get the edible flower shot- it makes your whole mouth numb (in a good way lol).

Losers– total dive bar but SO much fun. Seriously I saved the best one for last. They have a bar next door called winners but it’s way more fun to be a Loser;)
@whitelimozeennash – cute rooftop bar. Located at the top of The Graduate hotel. If you can make a reservation for brunch- do it!

Instagram Worthy Nashville Guide
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HUGE 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

KISS Tee// fits a little cropped but I went with my true size
Levi Jeans// size down if in between sizes- slight stretch
Converse// size down a .5 size
Leather Mini Skirt// size up if in between sizes
High Top Chunky Converse// size up a half size
Leather Cropped Pants// size down if in between sizes (wearing a 0)
Chunky Boots// true to size

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Oversized Sweater// THE sweater of the sale- size down 1-2 sizes.
Suede Mini Skirt// size down (I wear the 24)
Sleeveless Turtleneck Tunic// size down if in between sizes.
SPANX Faux Leather Leggings// get your true legging size (I wear an XS)
Booties// size up a half size
Knee High Boots// true to size

Free People Henley// stretchy and perfect for leggings as it is slightly lower in the back. Fits oversized but suggest getting your true size. If it’s sold out here is an almost identical one!
SPANX Faux Leather Leggings// get your true legging size (I wear an XS)
Adidas// size down a half size (I prefer these if they are in stock)
Good American Cropped Jean// great for my petite and/or curvy gals! They hug in all of the right places. Size down if in between sizes (I wear a 00)
Booties// size up a half size

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On

Military Shacket// this one is great because it’s not super heavy. Size down if in between sizes-runs big (wearing a XS)
Plaid Fleece Lined Shacket// o my heavens this was one of my favorite purchases. Super warm, super cute. Did I mention pockets? (wearing a small)
Corduroy Shacket// great transitional pieces as it’s not too warm. Size down if in between sizes (wearing a XS)
Leather Cropped Pants// size down if in between sizes (wearing a 0)
Distressed Denim// size down- run big (wearing a 24 and they were slightly big)
Chunky Booties// true to size. They don’t have any zippers or laces as they pull on like a sock!

Fitted Flannel// since it is fitted, I suggest sizing up if you want it a little roomy. I’m wearing a small here.
Good American Cropped Jean// great for my petite and/or curvy gals! They hug in all of the right places. Size down if in between sizes (I wear a 00)
Chain Link Mules// size up a half size. Great for work!
Oversized Flannel// it’s a little bit longer in the back which makes it perfect for leggings! Size up if inbetween sizes. Wearing a small.
Platform Converse// size down a half size.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try On

Pink/Red Maxi Dress// Whether you are attending a wedding or going wine tasting this maxi would be perfect! Fit is true to size.
Leopard Maxi Dress// It’s hard to make a maxi dress sexy but this one nailed it! It does run a little big so size down if in between sizes.
Black Floral Maxi Dress// From work to church, this maxi is GORG! Size down if in between sizes (I’m wearing an XXS).
Booties// size up a half size

Madewell Button Down// not too fitted, not too boxy. Size down if in between sizes. Wearing an XS.
Sleeveless Turtleneck Tunic// size down if in between sizes.

Madewell Sweater// I suggest sizing up if you don’t want it super fitted. I’m wearing a size medium here.
Madewell Denim// size down if in between sizes. LOTS of stretch.
Madewell Cardigan// fits true to size. SO dang soft.
Padded T Shirt Bodysuit// I grabbed this in multiple colors! Great basic. Fits TTS.
Good American Cropped Jean// great for my petite and/or curvy gals! They hug in all of the right places. Size down if in between sizes (I wear a 00)
Booties// size up a half size

Blue Knotted Dress// perfect for a wedding guest or even the office! Size down if in between sizes (wearing a 0).
Black Fitted Dress// holy moly yall this dress is GOLD. It is form fitting but doesn’t show too much as the material is on the thicker side. You know how every gal needs a LBD? This one’s it. Size down if in between sizes (wearing an XS)

Plaid Fitted Blazer// AMAZING fit. One of my favorite finds that is SO versatile. Fits true to size (wearing an XS)
Long Line Jacket Blazer// fit is true to size. Great to wear over dresses to the office.

BlankNYC Denim Jacket// It is cinched in the back which makes your waistline look smaller. Can be worn like a shirt or open like a jacket. Fits TTS.
Graphic Tee// I sized up to a medium for an oversized fit.
Faux Leather Leopard Biker Shorts// size down. Wearing an XXS.
Levi’s Sweatshirt// I sized up to a small.
Levi Jeans// size down if in between sizes- slight stretch

Nike Sweatshirt// fleece lined, fits oversized. Wearing an XS.
Nike Shorts// fit true to size.
High Shine Leggings// if in between sizes, size down. They do have a drawstring waist. Great for high impact workouts but cute enough to wear whenever!
Adidas// size down a half size.

Adidas Sweatshirt// fits oversized but I suggest getting your true size. I’m wearing an XS.
Adidas Sweatpants// again fit oversized but I think that’s the look. If you are petite I suggest sizing down. I’m in the XS and had to roll them.
Sweaty Betty 7/8 Leggings// size down if in between sizes. I wear the XXS. Great for high impact workouts. They do have a drawstring waistband so they don’t fall down.
High Top Platform Converse// fit true to size. The soles are super squishy and comfy!

Free People Oversized Tank// wearing an XS. Fits very oversized. Great to throw on and go with a sports bra as it’s long enough to cover the bum. Does have pockets.
Free People Biker Shorts// Run a tad big. I am in the XS/S and they were very big/ill fitting on me.
Sweaty Betty Sports Tank// Size up! It does run small. I’m in the S. If you purchase their stamina sports bra, it does fit true to size.


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NSALE Work Wear Essentials

When I think of the NSALE, I automatically think back to my first couple of years shopping the sale. I would take off from my corporate job the first day that I was able to shop the sale and make a whole day out of it! Of course, my main focus back then was shopping work wear which is why I still love incorporating it as much as possible even if my job looks a little different these days. The sale is a great time to stock up on classic work pumps, slacks and blazers! See above and below for some style inspiration.

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2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Can you believe it’s already time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale again because I most certainly cannot! This will be my 6th year covering the sale so if you have been around for awhile then you know what to expect! If you aren’t familiar with the sale, it includes never before seen name brand items that are marked down as much as 40% off! I like to personally stock up on basics that I can wear all year like denim, athletic clothes and shoes. There are thousands of items included across all categories- men’s, women’s, kid’s and home with crazy good deals in each.

Coverage wise you can check out last year’s content here (including a HUGE try on session here). You all really liked the in store try on session with sizing and fit information so I will be doing the same this year as soon as the sale is live!

Since the sale opens up today, I am sharing my initial picks for women, men and home below! Things will fly off the shelves so if you see something you want, don’t hesitate on adding that item to your wishlist before the sale opens up to you. And then once you are able to shop don’t forget that Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns so don’t be afraid to load your cart up! Also, if you aren’t sure on size, order both sizes you are between and send the other back! Better to be safe than sorry. Once the sale goes live, check out as fast as possible as leaving something in your basket for more than a few minutes can mean you miss out!

Like every year, Nordstrom cardholders (Icon, Ambassador, and Influencer level) have the opportunity to shop the sale during Early Access. The date of when you get to start shopping is determined by your Nordstrom cardholder status, which is set by your annual purchase amount.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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72 Hours in Park City Utah

Park City

Let me start this post off with saying that if you have never visited Park City in the Summer, you are missing out! It was my first time visiting in the warmer weather as the only few times I’ve gone have been to ski! I was a little nervous about all of the outdoor activities but the weather could not have been more PERFECT and the views were just breathtaking. We were there for three days and packed our schedule with fun activities and good food.

WHERE TO STAY

I have stayed a few places in Park City but I can hands down say that Washington School House has been my favorite. It is small but what it lacks in size it gains in charm and hospitality! It only has 14 rooms so it reminds me of more of a bed and breakfast feel than a hotel. Speaking of breakfast, it is completely customizable and complimentary! As are the cocktails all day long. Not to mention this gem is smack dab in the middle of town so restaurants and shopping are all within walking distance! I could go on and on about this place but let the pictures talk for themselves.

WHERE TO EAT

Chimayo- My personal favorite meal of the trip! There wasn’t a single item on the menu that I didn’t want to try. Mainly Mexican but with a twist and lot’s of variety! Everything from scallops to elk!

Handle-If you are looking for a nice restaurant for a special occasion or just because it’s vacation and you want a good meal, look no further! From the buffalo cauliflower to the fried chicken to the caramel brulee bread pudding- chef’s kiss.

High West Distillery & Saloon- If you know and love High West then you obviously have to go here! I would suggest coming for a pre-dinner cocktail and then finding food elsewhere as I wasn’t overly impressed with the food.

Salt Box- Great casual and super yummy lunch spot. We stopped here on our way to hike. You can either pick up or dine in. The acai bowl, burger and peach salad were all AMAZING.

Deer Valley Grocery Café- Another great lunch spot that’s grab and go or you can stay and hangout on the back porch that has the most amazing view of the mountains (a local beer or glass wine makes it even better). They have gourmet sandwiches and salads so definitely more on the casual side. We paddle boarded next door after.

WHERE TO ADVENTURE

Utah Olympic Park- You cannot come to Park City and not do this especially if you have kids/teenagers. If you are an adventure seeker yourself there is plenty of extreme activities to do for adults too. We did the high ropes course, extreme tubing and airbag jump! We stayed for 3 hours and honestly would have loved to stay longer to plan to stay at least 4-5 hours here!

Park City SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board)– Located at Pebble Beach. Great group outing. The company is very chill. We rented our boards and immediately headed out on the water to paddle around as we pleased.

Horseback Riding Tour with Red Pine Adventures– My favorite thing we did the entire trip. I don’t care how many times you’ve been horse back riding, it hits different in the mountains. The scenery was breathtaking and this Texas girl can’t pass up riding a horse whenever she can!

Guided Hike and Yoga Experience with Park City Yoga Adventures-Again, you’ve probably been to a yoga class before but man there’s something about doing a warrior pose on the top of a mountain with nothing but picturesque scenery around you that is so dang freeing. Highly recommend!

If I missed any must do places, please leave them in the comments below for others to enjoy! If you are headed on your own Park City adventure- have fun and safe travels!

Park City Travel Guide
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