March 12, 2013

Memphis Love – Peace Love & Applesauce

Today one of my fellow Memphis bloggers, Terri, is guest posting for me today.  I got to meet her last month IRL, and she is not only sweet, but she is just gorgeous and I think you’ll love her.  You can check out her blog here.  I’ll be back tomorrow for an outfit post and another giveaway, so make sure you check back.  And don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the Oia Jules bracelet here that ends today and the $25 Visa Gift Card here!  Also, the winner of the Modcloth Pearl Earrings is…Desiree Macke.  Congratulations, and email me for details!!

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i’m so excited for the opportunity to guest post for laura while she’s getting settled back in from Vegas!

i’m terri and i blog over at peace, love & applesauce.

i’m a mama of two littles + one furry bubby and head over heels in love with an officer of the law.

my days are spent working, tanning, yelling, cooking, driving, picking up, straightening up and any little spare time i like to drink + online shop. hey, it’s what i do. follow my shenanigans on instagram @peaceloveterri.

as a fellow memphian born + raised, i wanna talk a little about how most of us are around these parts, most of my peeps anyway.

 

when someone hears you’re from memphis, there’s two things that are guaranteed to come out of their mouth.

 

1. have you ever been to graceland? {uhh, no.}

 

2. how can you live there with all the crime? {it’s what we do.}

 

 

well, let me be the first one to tell you, most of memphis is not that way.

 

yes, we have crime, as do most large cities. but we also have sections of town where that’s more geared towards.

 

it’s not all ghetto + gunshots like you think.

 

there’s actually a lot of great to memphis aside from your typically downtown/midtown tourist related findings that you’ve seen online + on tv.

 

fact is,  most of us live in the suburbs.

 

counties.. shelby county.. within the city of memphis.

 

germantown, cordova, collierville, bartlett, etc.

 

and most of us date/marry down home southern county boys.

 

hunting, fishing, duck calling, lake going, country music, big trucks driving, hay farming, building it themselves kind of guys.

 

 

there’s not much better than back woods tennessee.. driving down an old country road.. catching fireflies at sunset on a hay farm, having your guy gut your dinner off the bed of his truck, sometimes even in your own driveway. though i’ve dated my fair share of city guys, this is the life i prefer living in memphis.

 

 

dating a country boy is a whole new territory when it comes to fashion.

 

i know what you’re thinking, redneck duck dynasty… uhhh, no. not this gal.

 

it doesn’t take a miracle to make camouflage + cowboy boots work for an occasion.

 

 

taking this simple + sweet camo tunic found on Kiki La Rue + pairing it with a denim jacket, flat boots, kendra scott earrings, a monogram necklace and a fabulous tory burch.. you’ve got the perfect country girl look for day or night.

 

 

 

 

if camo isn’t your thing, i can totally understand that.

 

but what gal doesn’t love a great pair of cowboy boots??

 

 

my favy favvvv burn-out from Southern Charm Wear… Love Me Like You Love Deer Season tee..

 

pairing it with BKE jeans {my fav}, your favorite pair of Ariat boots, diamond studs, pretty watch and a fabulous hip swingin Vera Bradley and you’re alllllll set.

 

 

 

see folks, you can’t stereotype memphis.. i promise it’s not what you think.

 

now, go get yer shine on!

 

xoxo.
Terri
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