How to disappear completely.

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That there

That's not me
I go
Where I please

I walk through walls
I float down the Liffey
I'm not here
This isn't happening
I'm not here
I'm not here

In a little while
I'll be gone
The moment's already passed
Yeah it's gone
And I'm not here
This isn't happening
I'm not here
I'm not here

 Yes, i realize it's cliche to post radio head lyrics on my blog, but when sadness strikes, i go the way of the "yorkie". It reminds me of the first time I heard this song when I was  13 and thought I had a grasp on real life problems. Ha! If only I knew then the dark roads I would have to travel down to get to where I am now.  I'm so thankful for my husband and family who have literally kept me alive and afloat. They are my everything. 

Spirit clothing item.

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Im pretty sure a button up blouse is my "spirit clothing item" That's why I'm pretty excited that H&M has a plethora of them right now. I snagged this blue one and you know I'm going back for the other colors asap!! 

I'm kind of still on top of the world right now because my sister Chauntelle and her wonderful family are coming to visit us this week! Missing your sisters is no fun but getting to show them around your new city is kind of the highest of highs for me. Can't wait.  I'll definitely snap a thousand pics and annoy her with my over excitement. 

Much love to you all!  

Xo, Stacy.

Shirt: H&M / Skirt: Urban Outfitters / Boots: Forever 21

Just enjoy it.

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Hello all, 

it is such an insanely busy time in my life right now. But somehow, also the most peaceful. Moving to a new city has already given me so much. So much freedom, so much inspiration, so much personal growth as a woman, mother and artist. It has brought me closer to family and friends and forcing me to step out of my comfort zone.  I love meeting and observing new people every day. I love that the weather is hot and sunny one minute and then mild and rainy the next. I love exploring new parks and spending so much alone time with my daughter who is growing up way too fast.  I love that I am finally getting to create a new album that, for the majority so far is self produced. (Don't worry, There are plans for the old team to interject their magic to it, eventually.) 

do you ever get that feeling when everything is just going too perfectly and you start to fear because it all seems too good to be true? Yeah...that's life for me right now. But I'm forcing myself to just enjoy it.   

Blouse: Local Honey / Boots: Sam&Libby / Shorts: Vintage.

Tremendous Love.

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Ok, so I must explain my absence this past week. I am basically leaving Texas, moving to a new state and don't know the date when I will see the majority of my family again. Ouch! It hurts. My siblings and I are sort of weird in the sense that we are each other's best friends. My parents just groomed us to somehow like each other and treat each other well growing up so we inevitably became close. Plus we lived a little ways out in the country and did school at home together. Then we started a band together. Then we toured the country for 10 years together. Are you starting to get the picture now? We are tight as Madonna's corset. Okay, bad reference. But it's true.

I've seriously been soaking up and storing up every moment in my heart like a tiny squirrel. I know I'll need to save them for later. I am thankful for our strong  bond. It has withstood SO much, so what's a little distance?? We got this.

My outfit is full on summer. light, breezy and comfy. I've never seen a crop that has a huge bow manipulated into the fabric! So fun. I could've warn it without the tank underneath but I felt a little hesitant since the skirt was already pretty short! And aren't these loafers too good to be true? I cant get over them. 

Blouse+shoes: Shein Skirt:vintage  

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 The video below is a song by my younger sister Christie DuPree and her project called "Merriment" And was directed by my husband Darren King. We have been listening to her record a lot lately while driving to and from Nashville and Texas to gather our things. Mostly because we just think it's beautiful but also because my daughter is obsessed with this song and makes us play it on repeat "louder! Louder!" See for yourself, it's addictive!

Mama bird.

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There is so much i could say about motherhood. It is blissful, it is challenging, it is all consuming and transforming. In some ways i can hardly remember who i was before i had a daughter. And to be honest, i don't really miss that person. She was much more selfish and self deprecating. I didn't even realize how much i needed the job!  (And as any mom knows, it is a FULL time one) but one that is filled with so many constant beautiful rewards that are all WAY worth the challenges!

Lately, i find myself enjoying and embracing motherhood more than ever. chalk it up to getting older but i just feel like these are some of the best years of my entire life and i want to proclaim my mom pride to the world!

I came across this t-shirt on instagram and its my new fav. I look forward to all of the years to come being a mama bird!

 

Shirt : The bee and the fox.

Overalls: thrifted. 

Transition.

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I'm so thankful for this time in my little family's life. We have technically "moved" to Nashville but haven't sorted out our living situation there yet. We are staying with my parents until we do and It's been such a huge comfort. Somehow amongst all of the crazy moving, most all of my clothes got put into storage so I've been blogging whatever clothes are in my immediate suitcase. Ce la vie. Sometimes life just forces you to slow down and breathe. Take a walk. Observe your current and former surroundings and realize how good you've got it despite how off kilter things might feel. Transition is tricky but I'm learning how to deal. 

 

Blouse: asos 

skirt: vintage  

sandals: vintage  

We made it.

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 What a whirl wind of a few weeks! We are finally here! Well, sort of. Still haven't found our dream house yet but we are getting close, I am hoping. I am so excited and feel a wonderful sense of new inspiration already. I can't wait to settle into my creative rhythm. Already missing my ginormous family in Texas but we will potentially be spending a few more weeks there while we are in transition. Gotta soak up every moment! This month is totally craziness but I'm totally loving it. Thanks for reading lovies.

 

Overalls: thrifted  

Shoes: Seychelles  

Sunnies: wildfox

Adventure time.

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Hello lovies, 

The days are moving so fast. Yet, i still sometimes wonder if summer is ever going to come! I have been packing my mind into a state of numbness but I'm so happy! There's no better feeling than a new adventure. And with the 2 people who mean everything to me. My husband and daughter keep me so grounded. For instance, my daughter thinks "Nashville" is just one big elevator because the hotel we visited when we first came with her had an incredibly exciting one that she had to ride over and over again. Needless to say, she's pretty excited!  I look forward to meeting new like minded people and gobbling up all of the coffee, food and treats the city has to offer me!

Dress: See By Chloe   Earings: Asos

You and me.

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 Although I wasn't even an idea in my parents minds in the 70's, I sure do have a fondness for it that only grows deeper the older I get.  I grew up listening to a lot of folk and older music but when I started dating my husband in 2007 he introduced me to SO many records from the 70's that I'd never heard before. I guess you could say that I fell Inlove with him and just as equally in his taste in music. Bonus!  Anyway, I thought I'd list a few of my favorite songs since the 70's are having a moment and I feel like I can't wear enough brown leather and suede everything, forever. 

 

1."Be thankful for what you got" -William devaughn (1974 version)

 2."Give me just a little more time" -The chairmen and the board.

3."All dead, all dead" -queen. 

4. "You and me" -penny and the quarters. (I covered this song a few years back with some of my good friends and husband and I wore the same dress I have on in this outfit post! What a fun tune.)

 

Dress: Vintage. 

Glamour this, glamour that.

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When i was a kid I used to cringe at the word "Glamour". It just never called out to me as something i wanted to be. It sounded fluffy and ridiculous to me. As i grew older, i realized it didn't mean all of the things i thought it meant. The word in and of itself has come a long way in the beauty industry and i'm so glad! I love that now, you can easily be the most glamourous girl in the room in jeans and a white tshirt if you pay close attention to a few extra small details.

I don't have a bustling "beauty team" or a personal stylist to help me get super fancy but i do have a few small tricks for getting "instaglam" in no time at all.

1. Wear a bold color. It doesn't have to be bright red. Sometimes the color you think is "boring" could make you stand out the most. Black, White, Gold are amazing choices. i just think neutrals are so beautiful and classy!

2. Side part!!! The deeper the better. instant old hollywood vibes. bam!

3. Makeup to stun. I love playing up my eyes and keeping my lips a pinky nude color. I also love a red lip but i like to keep the rest of my makeup super subtle and dewy when doing so. Try dabbing on some argan oil into you skin before applying foundation to give you that super fresh faced look. 

4-5. Heels and perfume. You don't want to skip these last two steps! I am slowly building up my collection of heels. I don't own any super sky high heels because they honestly just scare me to death to walk in. But i do love a pretty pump or something with reasonable height. I always spray Chanel "Eau Tendre" because i bought it on my honeymoon and it brings back so many sweet memories! But anything that makes you feel ALL woman should be just perfect.

So there you go! Hope you enjoyed my top 5 glamour tips. Happy weekend lovies!

Eventually.

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Hey lovies, 

still in packing mode so, please pardon my lack of paragraphs. I can't wait to get to a comfortable place where I feel nice and settled  and able to post more on the music side of things here. Although, i really am having so much fun doing strictly fashion posts!  but I promised you all more so I am going to stick to my word. Eventually....ha.

Xo, Stacy. 

Gifted child.

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There is no better feeling than getting dressed and realizing that each part of what you are wearing  is a gift from someone. It just makes the outfit more meaningful. I'm a very sentimental gal so, I really hang onto things gifted to me. I've been known to keep ripped articles of clothing if it was given to me by a beloved sister or friend. There is just always that little tiny voice in my head that says "but...but...you can't throw it away! It will break your heart if you do." And I always listen. Because, it probably will. 

Hat: Vintage and from my mama. She has such good taste in all things cool and old!

Shorts: Vintage Levi's, reworked by my sister in law Karsyn's lovely hands. The silver bangle is a gift from her as well. She is a golden girl! Check out her blog!

Necklaces: My favorite part of the outfit because they are from my handsome husband who brought them back from his trip to India for me. It was a long trip and these beautiful native beads really made me feel special. I'm keeping them AND him forever.

Shoes: Seychelles. One of the coolest, most generous shoe companies out there. They sent every girl in my family 2-3 pairs. Even my Mom! Talk about some serious sweethearts!

Stripe love.

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Hello all, 

it has been a busy weekend! I feel like I have so much on my plate at the moment but it feels so good to be keeping busy. I am currently writing for Sucre's second LP in the mornings and packing for our move to nashville in the evenings! I'm honestly enjoying both. I am having so many mixed emotions about leaving Texas.  I 100% adore my family. (Like, you have NO idea.) and I am kind of a train wreck when I think about the fact that I won't see them every day. I wish life were more fair. Thankfully, my younger brother and his wife are moving there too. So all is not lost. I am determined to make lots of trips home. I will still get to spend weeks with my tight knit fam, if not months when my husband goes on tour. I will hold tight to these thoughts in the first few months when I am feeling like a fish out of water. Thankfully, people in Nashville are very southern and kind. I know I'll make tons of friends and they will be my bandaid. 

Blouse: Anthro Sunnies: Wildfox  

The dress that changed my mind.

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I never thought I would be one to own a sequined dress. Sure, I like sparkles just like every other girl but I had it in my head that sequins were kind of cheesy. It's one thing when it's a spattering of them here or there. But an entire dresses worth?? Nuh uh. No thank you. Fast forward to the day I walked into Free People and there on the sale rack, hung one of the most beautiful, SEQUINED, mysterious, rock and roll dresses I had ever seen. IN my size. My heart was all a flutter so I flew back to the dressing room. My husband was waiting outside and I knew by the look on his face when he saw me in it that I needed to purchase it ASAP! I wore it later that night to a Zombies concert with him and it was such a memorable and magical experience.  I  love it when a piece of clothing changes my mind!

 

Dress: Free People  Jacket: Wildfox Couture 

Back to black.

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I often ask myself why black is one of the colors with the most clout in fashion. It holds so much mystique and has so many great associations. I instantly think of Batman (My childhood crush). A Black and white scene from a Quentin Tarantino film. Audrey Hepburn. Rock and roll. Hundreds of Iconic brands and every style icon you can name all claim it as their color weapon of choice. I think it's the fact that it feels so understated when, in all honesty I think it is one of the most undeniably stand out shades you can wear when styled thoughtfully. It's simply classic and will forever be. I love a completely all black look that plays around with different textures. lace, leather, patent, denim. So many options! I bought this vintage suede LBD on tour a million years ago. It fits me well and has seen many date nights. I've worn it so many ways but I think my favorite is this all black girly grunge look with some mean boots. I'm happily married but that doesn't stop me from wanting to dress like batman's girlfriend! 

New classics.

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I love denim. It makes me feel a little nostalgic, modern and fully myself always. I'm constantly on the hunt for new ways to wear it. Lately, all I care about is vintage. And if it's not, it has to at least LOOK vintage in order to even catch my attention! I haven't had good luck with buying cutoffs in the past. A lot of the ones I tried left me looking like a festival tween with my cheeks exposed. Eek. Just not my thing! Thankfully (and I mean it) I came across this pair of longer cut vintage wranglers at a thrift shop in Nashville called "Local Honey" I knew they were meant for me and I will probably treasure them every summer until the end of time. These looks great with any outfit and I like that I can dress them up or down. It only took me 26 years to find a pair of cutoffs I truly love but I'm not complaining. They say that good things take time, right? I think that term applies to denim as well.

Local honey.

Hello dears, this week has been one to remember for so many reasons! Me and my husband have been in Nashville scoping out a place where we want to live. There are so many dreamy spots in the city and it can be a little overwhelming. So, to help break up the long periods of sitting in the car for hours hunting for the perfect neighborhood and make the process a little more enjoyable, I stopped by one of my favorite stores called "Local Honey". They have such a sweet selection of vintage denim, jackets and vibey blouses. They also have a great men's selection and a salon upstairs!  The owners are super friendly, it's no wonder they are quickly growing and popping up all over Nashville! I wanted so many things but made out with some cute vintage sandals, denim shorts and a sheer black and gold vintage dress that was kind of 90's Kate moss-y.

 I was so close to buying this jacket but didn't. I kind of regret it! 

I was so close to buying this jacket but didn't. I kind of regret it! 

 Tye Dye heaven.

Tye Dye heaven.

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 You would think shopping makes me happy, or something. 

You would think shopping makes me happy, or something. 

 This wall. Yes. 

This wall. Yes. 

 Beautiful sister checking the threads. 

Beautiful sister checking the threads. 

 Comfy cute sandals. Done. 

Comfy cute sandals. Done. 

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Thanks for reading lovies!

Trips to Nashville/Mother's Day!

Hello all,  it's going to be a fun week! My little family is in Nashville doing some house hunting and we are very excited to soon call ourselves citizens of this wonderful city that I have been Inlove with for ages!

we have had the privilege of having my sister Christie come along with us this trip just to hang out because, why not?! She Is so much fun to have around and has some great friends here too. Looking forward to doing some clothes shopping as well! Anyone recommend any good vintage spots? So far, I really love local honey.

Ok now for some sleep and more house hunting tomorrow!  xo.

 I Had the best Mother's Day ever. I still cannot believe she is mine. I'm still so blown away every day I wake up and look at her beautiful face or hear her say "I love you mommy". 

I Had the best Mother's Day ever. I still cannot believe she is mine. I'm still so blown away every day I wake up and look at her beautiful face or hear her say "I love you mommy". 

 My sister Christie. She's awesome. Enough said!

My sister Christie. She's awesome. Enough said!

 Christie and our wonderful friend Chrissey. Babes! 

Christie and our wonderful friend Chrissey. Babes! 

 Can't wait to call this place home! 

Can't wait to call this place home! 

In my room.

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Lately, I have been reminiscing about my days as a young teenager tucked away in my bedroom. I think of them so fondly. I shared a room with my sister Christie until I was much older. I didn't get my own room until after my oldest siblings got married and moved out of the house, around 17 or 18. I was not a rebellious teen. Probably because I had no reason to be. I didn't care much for boys (ok, there was that one crush that never went anywhere) and was obsessed with music and off touring the country at 14. Yeah, my parents were pretty awesome. Still are! I think of the hours I spent listening to music, writing in my journal and gathering inspiration. My life is so busy now with so many responsibilities and I'll never get those days back, but they will forever be a part of me. The peaceful image of looking out the window of my parents English tutor on a rainy day dreaming of where I wanted to go and do with my life. I obviously haven't accomplished all of those dreams so far and some of them have changed but that's the place I long to return to when I'm alone. A place of quietness and vast dreaming. It doesn't always happen but sometimes I get so close.

Dress by Lover, gifted to me by a darling fan on my last tour. Hat: Anthropologie.