VLOG | Finding Ashley Stewart Model Search – Nashville

On September 16th, Ashley Stewart will select it’s newest campaign model! Last month, I got to be a judge in the Finding Ashley Stewart Model Search here in Nashville. More than 100 ladies from Nashville and surrounding cities strutted their stuff in Green Hills Galleria. We selected two amazing ladies to represent Nashville, Saaneah and Theresa.

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Saaneah and Theresa! Let’s hope one of them wins!

The finalists will be awarded a one year contract to model for Ashley Stewart clothing stores. And, there’s talks that Ashley Stewart will return to Nashville in 2018! You know I’ll keep you posted. So, take a look at the VLOG below and see all the beautiful plus-size women show their beautiful selves on the runway!

 

SHOPPING: Confidence to buy a car

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When I was contacted by Cars.com to do a post about using their website to buy a car, I wanted to make sure I kept it real. I’ve purchased a couple of cars in my lifetime and I’ve made a ton of mistakes. So, I complied a list of steps to help you get the car that you want with the help of Cars.com.

Make a Wish – The photo, above, is me standing next to my dream car, a Chevy Equinox. Well it’s not my DREAM dream car (that’s a Mercedes G-Wagon) but it’s the next car I need to push me forward. I love the Chevrolet brand, I need a crossover vehicle, and I want something that I can drive for a couple years. Make a wish fr what you want, it’s the first step to get you on the road to having the confidence to getting what you want.

Do your Research – After you’ve decided on you next dream vehicle, do your research. Cars.com is a great place to compare car prices on you next vehicle. The good thing about cars.com, is that they can tell you about cars that are right in your neighborhood. Within a 20 mile radius you can compare prices form several dealers. Doing your research gets you prepared for your next step.

Save Your Money – Yup! There’s no way we are gonna get through a car-buying post without talking about saving money. I think that was my biggest mistake in buying my last car. I didn’t put enough money down in order to lower my car payment. Luckily, my job paid me a good wage, so I was able to make my car payments on time. Next time, I def want to put more money down to decrease my loan time, help me with my overall budget, and give me more financial security.

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Y’all, I can’t wait to get this car!

Take your time – I know, I know. You really want you car RIGHT now, and you might even need a car right now. But take your time. Once you’ve used Cars.com to find the car dealership to purchase from, go to the shop with confidence. Take your time, test drive your dream car, ask a ton of questions, and don’t be afraid to WALK AWAY if you don’t feel comfortable with the purchase. Remember, you will be responsible for this car for at least five years, you need to feel confident about your purchase.

Get what you want – Using the Cars.com website, you should feel confident to get what you want. Remember, this is your dream car. This is something you are spending a huge amount of money on. And, you need to feel amazing about your purchase.

So, I hope this helps you with your future car-buying experience. Ladies, be confident when you step into the building. Don’t let anyone pressure you into buying something you can’t afford or don’t want. Use the cars.com website to guide you into your perfect purchase!

EVENT: Finding Ashley Stewart Nashville Plus Size Model Search

Plus-Size retailer, Ashley Stewart is looking for the an amazing woman to be their next model! Is that you? On Saturday, August 12, at 1pm the Ashley Stewart team will host a plus-size fashion show and model search at The Mall at Green Hills. 

The event starts at 1p, but model registration begins at 12p. Participants are asked to come READY TO SLAY. That means, have you makeup done, your outfit selected, and an amazing attitude! I’ll be in the building to help choose a winner! I’m so excited to see what Nashville has to offer! 12 semi-finalists will walk the runway, receive a $50 gift certificate from Ashley Stewart, and receive a super swag bag sponsored by Creme of Nature and IMAN cosmetics. 

Don’t want to rock the runway? No worries! Come join the audience, and cheer for your fave. There will be tons a giveaways, prizes, and amazing fun. This is truly a great time for curvy Nashville to unite … with style! I hope to see YOU there! 

MY STYLE: When you wear a $60 dress to see Zac Posen

Buy this dress at Belk – Click here

I’ve attended the Nashville Symphony Fashion Show for the past three years. Every year I stress about what to wear. This is a very FANCY event and one of the marked events on Nashville’s social calendar. Listen, attendees SHOW-UP and show out for this event. I love watching the designs, only seen in magazines or on runways, be worn by Nashville’s fashionable residents. That’s why I’m always a bit intimidated when deciding what to wear to this event.

But thanks to using my gut, I found a cute look for a very low price. Check it:

Dress by Julian Taylor, purchased at K&G Fashion –  purchase here

I scored this adorable cocktail dress from K&G Fashion! I know, right! K&G isn’t a store you’d think to shop at for a look. The store is very unassuming and even the website doesn’t give you much to go on. But the K&G store in Nashville is plenty large. The selection is  . . . interesting, but you’d have to have a keen eye to find what you want. Luckily, I did the hard work for you. This Julian Taylor dress is available at Belk.

With most of the attendants wearing designer labels, it’s crazy to know that I found a cute dress for less than $100. No matter what other’s are wearing, as long as you feel comfortable and gorgeous in your look it doesn’t matter. That’s why I could wear a $50 dress to see one of the best designers of 2017. Never be embarrassed when you know you look your best (and you saved some coins).

photos by Patrick Webster