Brazos Valley Fashion Week

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G and I have lived in CS for over a year now. We have loved the hospitality, traditions and most of all, the people. I must admit that when I heard we were being transferred here I was nervous. I have a four year fashion degree and nine years of industry experience – what in the world would I do there? Luckily, I met Charli, a boutique owner who has had her store for almost 42 years! She brought me on to help with the daily store operations as well as incorporate my personal shopping and styling services into the stores customer service.

Charli and I were asked to participate in Brazos Valley Fashion Week by the fabulous Christopher Michael, a local salon owner. BVFW would put on runway shows for three nights and feature local boutiques as well as designers from Project Runway and Project Runway All-Stars. (Kate Pankoke, anyone!? Love me some redheaded fashion friends!) The shows would not only serve as a treat for all local fashion lovers but also raise money for the Fun For All Playground being built for children with special needs.

We styled looks for twelve amazing models and showed our looks on Saturday, the VIP night. My incredible family came to support the cause, including my sweet friend Rosy. Shop some of our looks below.

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My Look- Top: c/o Charli Boutique (Equiptment) // Sleeveless Jacket: c/o Charli Boutique (similar) // Trousers: Trina Turk c/o Charli Boutique // Necklace: Theia Pendant from Charli Boutique // Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar)

Charli’s Look- Trina Turk Jumpsuit from Charli Boutique // Booties: (similar, similar) // Necklace: Theia Tassel from Charli Boutique // Bracelets & Rings: Simon Seebag from Charli Boutique

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Rosy’s Look- Dress: Acrobat from Charli Boutique // Necklace: Holly Zaves from Charli Boutique (similar) // Shoes: Dolce Vita from Charli Boutique

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G’s Look- Shirt: Mizzen & Main // Jacket: Peter Millar // Pants: Brooks Brothers // Shoes: Allen Edmonds

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Mom’s Look- Tank: Lola & Sophie from Charli Boutique (similar) // Duster Cardigan: Lola & Sophie from Charli Boutique (similar) // Leggings: BCBGeneration (similar) // Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar, similar)

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Mother-in-Law’s Look: Tank: Lola & Sophie from Charli Boutique (similar) // Jacket: Lola & Sophie from Charli Boutique (similar, similar) // Shoes: (similar)

Galentines

060_JBP_Galentines_2016My friend Rosy invited me to a local Galentines event hosted by Jen Brazeal Photography. We met up with local ladies for a night of brush calligraphy (taught by the owner of The August Reign Etsy shop) and floral crown lessons. Although she and I both failed miserably at mastering both crafts, we still had a good time laughing, drinking wine and getting dressed up. Shop our Galentine’s looks below!

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Rian’s Look- Cape Blazer: Nasty Gal (similar, similar) // Top: Forever 21 (similar, similar) // Jeans: J.Crew // Heels: Valentino // Lipstick: Chanel “Ever Red”

Rosy’s Look- Blazer: BCBGeneration (also here) // Top // Jeans // Booties: Dolce Vita // Necklace

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NYE Style Inspiration

His & Hers Holiday Looks

IMG_3604editWe are lucky enough to have a friend that happens to be an incredible photographer. Rosy took our Christmas card photos on Sunday and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the way they turned out. Check out her website – you won’t regret it. Stay tuned to my Instagram account (@riangrimes) for the reveal of our official 2015 holiday card!

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Photos by Rosalyn Ash Photography

Faux Fur & Fedoras

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Dress: Zara (similar- on sale!, similar) // Boots: Steve Madden // Jacket: c/o Miss Me (similar, similar) // Bag: Kate Spade (also available at Nordstrom) // Hat: Forever 21 (similar) //Earrings: Kate Spade Saturday

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Styled by RNFC for Best Friends for Frosting sponsored by Miss Me. Images by: The Freckled Key Photography

 

Our Wedding Highlights

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My mom surprised me wedding day with custom charms added to my bouquet that had photos of my grandfather (my dad’s dad), my great-grandpa and my great grandma (my Nana’s parents). It was so special!

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Garrett wanted to keep our ceremony traditional and not do a “first look”, so I shared one with my sweet dad. I gave him a handkerchief that read “You loved me first”, in reference to our father/daughter dance song “I Loved Her First” by Heartland.

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My sister and I both have Psalm 118:27 tattooed on our wrists in honor of our great-grandmother, Evelen. She was a strong, kind, woman of God who loved shared her “happy on the way” attitude with everyone she came in contact with. She loved and lived by Psalm 118:27 and taught us to do the same. Fun fact: Grandma Evelen was our officiants first bible school teacher!

066_GettingReady 016_GettingReadyOur officiant (Youth pastor and brother to my matron-of-honor, Kelli) read from an old family bible that has been used for many generations of events from Garrett’s family.

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553_Reception 498_ReceptionMy sister rapped her speech. Yes, you read that right. She made a remix to “Ice, Ice, Baby” about Garrett and I and debuted it on the dance floor in front of all our family and friends. It was beyond perfection and she received a standing ovation!

341_Portraits 332_PortraitsVenue: Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa / Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography / Hair & Makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry / Videography: Stringer Productions / Invitations: Lucy Celebrates / Gown: Essence from Patsy’s Bridal / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Men’s Apparel: The Black Tux / Floral: Precious Memories / Linens: BBJ Linens / Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm Occasions from Bella Bridesmaid

Our day was everything we had dreamed of and more. Thanks to all who helped put it together – especially my mom who looked like a million bucks in her Monique Lluhlier gown and Jimmy Choo heels – and everyone who came to Austin to celebrate with us!

Here is our wedding video made by Stringer Productions:

Shop Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

It’s holiday shopping time! Save yourself from the stress and chaos of in-store Black Friday sales and shop online. I have selected a few of my favorites for you to shop above but the sale information can be found below – just click on the name of the store for direct links. Hope you all had a safe and filling Thanksgiving celebration.

ASOS (US) // Black Friday 30% off

DATE: 11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)

CODE: TGIBF   // Cyber Monday  30% off

DATE: 11.30 (8pm EST) – 12.02 (3am EST)

CODE: ILOVEMONDAYS

 

Banana Republic (US)// 50% off 1 full-priced item

DATE: 11.27-11.28

CODE: BRFIFTY // 40% off sitewide

DATE: 11.27-11.28

CODE: BRFORTY

 

BB Dakota // Black Friday 30% off full-price styles

DATE: 11.27-11.29

CODE: THANKS30 // Cyber Monday 30% off any purchase + free shipping

DATE: 11.30-12.01

CODE: CYBER30

 

Bloomingdales // Black Friday 50% off on a selection sitewide

DATE: 11.25-11.29  // Cyber Monday 25% off a selection of regular and sale price items

DATE: 11.30-12.01

 

Brooks Brothers // 15% off + free shipping

DATE: 11.27-11.29  // Cyber Monday 30% off select styles + 10% off your entire purchase

DATE: 12.01

 

Design Darling -// 20% off

DATE: 11.26-12.01

CODE: MANYTHANKS

 

Forever 21 // Black Friday deals under $5, $10, $20

DATE: 11.27-11.30 // Extra 30% off clearance

DATE: 11.27-11.30  // Cyber Monday 20% off $60+

DATE: 12.01

CODE: CYBER 20 //  30% off $120+

DATE: 12.01

CODE: CYBER30

 

Gap (US) // Black Friday  50% off sitewide

DATE: 11.27-11.28

CODE: BLKFRIDAY // 40% off sitewide

DATE: 11.29

CODE: GIFT

 

J. Crew // Black Friday 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum

DATE: 11.26-11.30

CODE: HOLIDAY // Cyber Monday 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum

DATE: 12.01

 

Kate Spade Saturday // Black Friday 30% off sitewide + free shipping

DATE: 11.26-11.30

CODE: DEALME // Cyber Monday 30% off sitewide

DATE: 12.01

CODE: OHWOW

 

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase

DATE: 11.25-11.30

CODE: GIFTON

 

Piperlime // 25% off sitewide

DATE: 11.27

CODE: THANKFUL25

// Black Friday 25% off sitewide + be entered to win a trip for 2 to NYC fashion week,

DATE: 11/28

CODE: IHEARTNYC  // Cyber Monday 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns,

DATE: 11.30-12.01

CODE: CYBERSALE

 

Revolve // Black Friday select items up to 80% off

DATE: 11.28-11.30  // Cyber Monday 20% off final sale

DATE: 12.01

CODE: cybermonday20

 

Shopbop // Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000

DATE: 11.25-12.01

CODE: GOBIG14

 

Topshop (US) // 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items

DATE: 11.27-12.01

RNFC FEATURE: Southern Weddings Magazine

72810015 AutumnalGathering-76 72910013 AutumnalGathering-50 72840010I have been DYING to share this incredible news with you all! My bridal styling work has been featured in the one and only Southern Weddings Magazine! You can find the new issue in Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Walgreens and a few grocery stores, but if you would rather order online, you can purchase one here.

I want to send a HUGE thank you (and many, many hugs) to my sweet friend Anna who invited me to be a part of this and a big shoutout to all the vendors who made this styled shoot possible: Photography: Anna Routh and Graham Terhune // Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang from Neiman Marcus // Bridesmaid Dresses: Camilyn Beth // Bouquet Wrap: Oatmeal and Lace // Cake + Desserts: Cakewalk Bake Shop // Ceremony Chairs: Juniper Rentals // Coordination: After Yes // Cuff links: Bourbon & Boots // Design: Emily Allen // Flatware: Pottery Barn // Floral: Bows + Arrows // Hair and Makeup: Beauty & the Blush // Models: Constance Fullerton, Shayna Fawcett, Shalyn Nelson, Nick Fung, Drew Nelson, Hagen Ward, Lauren Harner, David Harner // Paper: Blue Eye Brown Eye // Plating: West Elm //  Reception Chairs: Bella Acento // Styling: Rian Nichole Fashion Consulting // Tables: The Olive Bench // Ties: High Cotton Ties // Linens: William Sonoma // Venue: Aldredge House

Oh, and did I mention all the models are friends of mine? Maybe I should start Rian Nichole Modeling Agency…?

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See the Southern Weddings blog feature here.

 

BIG NEWS: RNFC in V7!

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 Photography by Anna Routh Photography and Graham Terhune Photography 

The secret is out! My bridal/bridal party styling has been featured in the most recent issue of Southern Weddings Magazine – ON STANDS NOW! If you haven’t been able to find V7 in your local Walgreens, Target or Barnes & Noble, you can purchase it here. My full blog post of the shoot will come later this month, so until then- enjoy the magazine spread!

For you fabulous brides currently planning your dream wedding, the SW gals just released the perfect planner on their website full of helpful tips for creating your dream day. If you would like to talk about RNFC wedding styling for you, your wedding party, groom or mother-of-the-bride, contact me here.

Shop The Trend: The Blanket Scarf

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 (Images via Pinterest)

 

I am thrilled to share my picks for another popular fall trend that is sure to give you a warm, fuzzy feeling – it’s the blanket scarf. Wearing scarves in the fall is nothing new but the size of these scarves is. The extra fabric makes this comfy accessory very versatile and can be styled in more than one way.

1. Build Your Own Infinity. Take a basic rectangle scarf and tie the ends together to create a wrap scarf with extra layers to keep your neck warm.

2. Belt It. Throw it over your shoulders and belt at the waist to create a poncho look.

3. Let It Hang. The great thing about the blanket scarf is that it is great for the grab-and-go. Drape around your neck and let is hang delicately for an effortless look.

4. Rock The Wrap. Many blanket scarves are long enough to lay over your shoulders and wear as a shawl. You can do this over a jacket, coat or blazer for an extra layer of warmth.

Didn’t find one you loved above? Shop more of my picks on this Pinterest board.