Primaries

Color Theory

Transitions in life generally feel like a layover in an international airport. Too little time to sight see, too much time cemented in trying to connect to spotty wi-fi. Uncomfortable arm rests, seeking familiarity but knowing you're not going to. My instincts tell me to purchase an iced coffee (Starbucks is luckily cherished globally), a fashion mag, some sort of sammy and secure a comfy corner and merely wait it out. Visualizing your end result, realizing how close you are; all the while knowing that transitions are unavoidable, sometimes tedious, and without a doubt emotionally taxing.

MY NAME IS AMBER AND I AM IMPATIENT. 🙋🏼

Tennessee weather is having a rough year with transitions. We're talking 30 degree difference between morning and dusk most days. This makes getting dressed very laborious, damn near annoying! I've been coaching myself to mingle winter and spring basics: black tights capped with cut-offs, collegiate collared shirts unbuttoned beneath airy coverall trenches, etc. Just adapting the best way I know how by grabbing all the statement I need in these reliable primary Golden Goose sneaks.

Can't wait to attend Nashville Fashion Week April 4 - 8th! So much emerging talent right here in my home town and I cherish watching Nashville grow in a number of ways--It's an adventure to keep up with. 2017 is a year for me to challenge myself in networking intently within my city and harmonize any local magic. ✨


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After all, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.
— Ann Richards

Black Water

Dixie

My nature can often times be self-deprecating in overloaded and taxing times. Instead of docking for downtime, I'll hastily load up a rocket ship onward. In November of 2016 I was working on a television show (the best!) that drained about 60+ hours of my week; leaving hardly any time to pursue Rag Pepper with meaningful intent. I pushed through a few weeks with the bulk of content being created out of my stifling expectation and not necessarily with the pride and open-minded journey I began with.

So, I pressed pause for once. I cherished Rag Pepper and wanted to prevent the inevitable burn out I've experienced with many other endeavors. I removed the pressure and prepped to resume when the show wrapped.

👋🏻 HELLO #RAGPEPPER, MY OLD FRIEND.

After hours of groundwork and conceptualizing, I curated my newly minted machine, sought out a visual magician (hi Catherine!) to boost the recipe, and ran back to Rag Pepper on heels of fire.

I'm all about curating a "go-to" outfit formula. Strings of femme brought to you by classic color-blocked Chanel + edgy lacquer polish courtesy of Topshop + a soupçon of French simplicity via powdered blue Zara = ¡BREAKING! Efficiently prepared, notably comfortable, everyday glamour! A closet of contradictions! Outfit equivalent to a Long Island Iced Tea! Ensemble nirvana! Any way you print it, I'm happy to be back. So thank you, come again.


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Bitches get stuff done.
— Tina Fey

The One With The Colorblock Dress

Photographer: Samantha Hearn

Paraphernalia

Colorblocked items that I can structure an outfit around are the golden tickets to my wardrobe-building (chocolate) factory aka my closet. I spotted this H&M striped dress and purchased it immediately. The colors were so understated and simulated a sunset (and this emoji — ⛵️); I had to own it. Slits in the long sleeves and the side seams make it adaptable and the lightweight knit made it foolproof for fall.

When enamel pins started making their way back in style, this time with millennial nostalgic references, I feverishly combed through Etsy for the ones that embodied my childhood or badges of my values and hobbies to represent me. I then collected too many too rapidly and my denim jacket was hella heavy.

Throwing my paraphernalia-ridden jacket over this midi dress kept my outfit laid back. I sought out a low-heeled pointed toe black boot for fall/winter and I am so in love with these Marc Fisher crocodile Chelsea boots. I wear them with black skinnies and one of my boyfriend’s t-shirts mostly just for errands and work …and wisdom teeth removal surgery …and voting for the President …and okay, everything. I seldom take them off.

Below are some links to my outfit as well as some more options, seeing as some have sold out already! I included some of the most clever pins and patches found via Etsy. I love supporting incredibly inventive small businesses. 🦄

Do you wear pins/patches/graphic tees/etc. to speak for you? Something different entirely? Let me know! ✗ A

 

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