The official first day of Fall is only a few days away, and while the temps may still be a little warm, we’re starting to get glimpses of what’s to come once Autumn officially arrives. Fall has always been my favorite time of year for fashion, so naturally I’m itching to update my wardrobe with pieces that will help me easily transition into the season.

Madewell Fall Pieces

I lean more towards a classic, slightly 70s aesthetic when temps start to cool down, so I popped into our Madewell store to see what was new (and for a little style inspo). If you’re in need of some new pieces as well, here are 5 transitional pieces from Madewell that are perfect for Fall.

Madewell Fall Pieces

Fresh Denim
New denim will ALWAYS be a great choice, and Fall is typically when newer cuts and washes are released in stores. I try to keep a variety of styles in stock: a skinny, a flare, and a boyfriend cut. This will give me versatility with the silhouettes that I want to play with when putting outfits together. Madewell is known for their denim, and they have a ton of different styles to choose from, up to a size 4X.

Madewell Fall Pieces

Casual Boot
Last year I fell in love with combat boots, but this year I want to add a Chelsea Boot into the mix. We love a good “model off duty” fit, and these paired with a girlfriend denim and an oversized pullover sweater will easily give you that vibe, or you can just keep it simple and chic in all black with leggings and a moto jacket as well.

Madewell Fall Pieces

Gold Jewelry
As much as I like to try out quirky statement jewelry, time and time again I find myself going back to classic gold accessories, and some of my favorites have come from Madewell. I never leave home without jewelry because I feel like it completes every outfit. From earrings, to necklaces to rings, I always update my jewelry collection with their pieces. They’re great quality, long lasting, and make every outfit look chic.

Madewell Fall Pieces

Leather Crossbody
Madewell has some of the best handbags on the market, so it’s only fitting that a new crossbody style be added to your wardrobe. A quality crossbody bag that can be worn every day is perfect for both those that are always on the go, and the people that don’t like to carry around a lot of junk with them. The shapes feel equally vintage and modern, so your look will always be timeless.

Madewell Fall Pieces

Cool Sunnies
A timeless aviator style of sunglasses are a MUST for everyone. No matter what your personal style is, they instantly make you look cool, and they literally go with everything.

Madewell Fall Pieces

In addition to these essentials, I like to stock up on easy long sleeve tees, light-weight cardigans, a slip-on mule and a few floral midi dresses to help get me through the transitional part of the season. Madewell gave me a ton of style inspiration, and will hopefully do the same for you. Happy shopping!

Want to shop these featured pieces? Visit Madewell in The Shops of Saddle Creek!


7615 W Farmington Blvd
Germantown, TN 38138

City Silo Table + Pantry is one of my favorite locally owned restaurants to visit in Memphis, and I was ecstatic when the location finally opened in Saddle Creek! A friend of mine jokingly says that I should own stock in them at this point because I eat there so much, and honestly, he might be on to something, lol! I’m always on the go, and being able to grab HEALTHY, tasty food when I want it vs. stopping at a fast food restaurant helps to keep me on track with snacking and calories. I also love the fact that they have a patio area where you can sit outside and meet with friends while you enjoy your meal!

City Silo Top Picks

City Silo offers re-imagined comfort food that features wholesome, clean ingredients, so it’s an easy pick for me when I don’t feel like cooking or want to eat light. They have a vast menu of bowls, smoothies, juices, and sandwiches, but like most people I have my tried and true favorites that I order when I visit. I slowly add new things to my recommendation list, but since there may be a few people out there that are new to it and wonder what to get, I wanted to share my top recommendations from the menu. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with any of these!

City Silo Top Picks

Buffalo Tempeh + Sesame Cauliflower Bowl
(roasted sesame cauliflower, tempeh marinated in buffalo sauce, red onions, bell peppers, roasted sweet potatoes, kale, sweet corn, roasted sunflower kernels, with cashew ranch)
This bowl is my TOP, TOP, TOP favorite pick out of all of the dishes there. I absolutely love it and could literally eat it every day (in fact, it’s what I had for dinner 3 days ago. Ha!) Seriously, it’s hearty, filling and flavorful and everyone that I’ve suggested it to falls in love with it as well. I always add avocado slices to it, and sometimes chicken for an added boost of protein.

California Sun Sandwich
(cashew basil aioli, spinach, microgreens, sunflower sprouts, tomato, and mozzarella* on toasted, freshly baked bread)
So I love the flavors of spinach, tomato and mozzarella together, so I sometimes grab this when I want a quick snack. You can add chicken to it as well, or just enjoy it as is with a salad.

(roasted and grilled tempeh marinated in buffalo sauce + sesame cauliflower, marinated in buffalo sauce, served with grilled celery and carrot sticks finished with a cashew ranch sauce)
I love the flavor of this sauce, and they’re a great shareable dish (or one you can enjoy alone with a salad). Is it just like chicken? No, but the texture is reminiscent of them and they’re very tasty!

Hippie Scramble
(two fresh farm eggs served with roasted and grilled sweet potato hash, seasoned black and kidney beans, kale, avocado, quinoa and brown rice)
Another bowl, but a breakfast edition! Bowls like this are so filling, so they’re a great meal for those days when you need extra fuel to take on all of your tasks, but won’t necessarily have time to constantly stop and go eat.

Pico De Cado
(fresh sliced avocado, pico de gallo, lemon juice, cracked peppercorn, pink salt)
I could eat avocado toast every single day, and this is a classic, yummy version of it. Sometimes I’ll get it when I need a quick snack, and others I’ll add a fried egg when I need more protein and am having it for breakfast.

Pineapple Express Green Juice
(pineapple, granny smith apple, cucumber, kale, parsley, spinach, mint, lemon, ginger, celery)
Not everyone likes green juice because it can taste like grass (I’m just being honest, lol), but I really enjoy this one because of the sweetness. If you’re new to green juices and want to eeeeease into drinking them (and you’re not making them at home), I recommend this one. The other flavors are for more hardcore juicers who don’t need the sweetness in order to enjoy it.

City Silo Top Picks

Vanilla Happy Daze Smoothie
(banana, almond butter, vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup, almond milk)
This smoothie tastes just like a milkshake to me! It’s not as thick as one, obviously, but it’s one that I get when I want something sweet but don’t want to get any candy (although they do carry a brand of smores Peanut Butter Cups that are INSANELY good). This smoothie makes you feel like you’re indulging, but it’s being done in a healthy way.

There are a ton of other dishes on their menu that I get from time to time, but when I don’t want to think or am starving, I pick something from these options and am always pleased with it. Healthy food doesn’t have to be bland, and City Silo works to prove that every day. The next time you visit The Shops of Saddle Creek, give them try!

City Silo Table + Pantry
7605 West Farmington Blvd Suite 2
Germantown, TN 38138
901. 236. 7223


School is now in session! Growing up, one of my favorite parts of preparing to head back to school was picking out cute school supplies. Up until college, I would always receive a supply list of specifics that I would need (there’s nothing like a fresh pack of Crayola Crayons!), but even still, the goal was to find products that were functional, but also really, really cute.

Back to School Supplies

2021-2022 Wild Poppy Large Planner, $30

I’m no longer in school, but I still love to peruse the back to school section in stores like Paper Source and Vera Bradley. Things have evolved so much over the years, so you can now pick out products based on your chosen theme or aesthetic that would work in any home office or classroom as well. Not only can you find the essentials for the classroom, but they’re also great sources for cute coffee mugs, productivity planners, and even gift items for the favorite teachers in your life.

Crush Goals Cards

Crush Goals Cards, $15

If you’re a paper, pen, and product junkie like me, here are some cute school supplies that will get you excited to head back to school or refresh your personal home office stash!

2021-2022 Jade Floral Monthly Planner Bundle

2021-2022 Jade Floral Monthly Planner Bundle, $44

Sports Girls Tumbler

Sports Girls Tumbler, $33

Utility Backpack Utility Backpack, $95

Marguerite Spiral Journal

Marguerite Spiral Journal, $18

Ceramic Mug

Ceramic Mug, $13

Sarasa Clip Pastel Set

Sarasa Clip Pastel Set, $20

Lunch Bunch Bag

Lunch Bunch Bag, $40

Hydrangea Weekly Desk Pad

Hydrangea Weekly Desk Pad, $13

First World Problems Pencils

First World Problems Pencils, $7

Pocket FoldersPocket Folders, $11

Gold 15 Laptop Sleeve

Gold 15 Laptop Sleeve, $35

Gel Pens

Gel Pens, $15


Don’t forget your Popsockets!

Back to School SuppliesVera Bradley PopSockets ($13 and up)


All products featured can be found at Paper Source and Vera Bradley, both retailers at The Shops of Saddle Creek!

It’s hard to believe but we are a little over 6 weeks away from the first official day of Fall! It feels like Summer just arrived, but we’re already heading back to school and taking those last-minute Summer trips. You don’t have to let go of the carefreeness that Summer holds just yet, however, because we still have plenty of sunshine and warm days ahead of us. Instead of losing that Summer vibe, I wanted to share a few ways to help you hold on to those Summer feels a little bit longer!

Take a weekend trip to a lake
While it may be difficult (and expensive!) to try and plan an elaborate trip now that school is back in session, that doesn’t mean that you have to stop traveling completely. Look to see if there are any lakes that are are only 1-3 hours away from you via car and take a quick road trip with your fam or friends. It can be an easy day trip where you just sun bathe for the day, or make it a weekender and actually go camping or relax by the lake for a few days to get the last of those Summer sun rays. Travel doesn’t have to be this crazy wild thing, and when done on the weekends, it’s an easy way to feel refreshed when you need it.

Handbags and AccessoriesWeekender Bag, Southern Avenue Company

Keep those Summer activities going at home
If you love to break out the grill, that doesn’t mean that you have to put it away just yet! Keep the Summer fun going by grilling hot dogs and veggies on Saturday afternoon, and then switch to S’mores that night while pretending you’re at a camp ground-you could even grab your sleeping bags and sleep under the stars while you pretend to be somewhere else! Set the sprinklers out in the backyard or get a kiddie pool for the kids if you don’t have access to a pool, and then play a few family games while you’re at it. It may feel a little cheesy, but it’ll be loads of fun for everyone involved and help you stay cool.

Keep wearing those bright colors
Just because Summer is leaving doesn’t mean you need to pack up all of your fun tropical prints or bright clothes! There are certain colors that just FEEL like Summer (all white, bright oranges, blues, pinks, yellows), so keep wearing them until the weather actually starts to change and you need to wear clothing that’s a little bit warmer and more seasonally-appropriate.

Handbags and AccessoriesSoHo Large Studded Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, Michael Michael Kors

Have your own Summer series at the park
Live music events are one of the best things to do during the Summer, and you can easily recreate the moments with your own fun playlist at the park! Pick a musical theme for your playlist, and then grab a few blankets, a cooler and snacks and head to the park (or even your own backyard if you want to be more private) and relive the moments of dancing outside to some of your favorite tunes. If you live in Memphis, Shelby Farms or Overton Park are fantastic for this!

Handbags and Accessories-20Endless Summer Straw Tote, Southern Avenue Company

Summertime sadness doesn’t have to set in just because the season is coming to an end. With a little bit of creativity, you can keep the Summer vibes going well into the Fall!


All products featured are available at retailers at The Shops of Saddle Creek!

In need of a quick beauty refresh? Our number one tip is to add in a bright, bold lip color! We’ve partnered with MUA Matt Gossett on a few Summer beauty looks that we can’t wait to recreate this season.

For both Caitlin’s and Lauren’s looks, Matt turned up the heat on the eyes for a more smoldering effect, and then added in a bold lip color to help transform the look from day to night. This look is for when you want a little extra glam, and a punchy pout will easily do the trick!

Summer Beauty

Summer Beauty

A mixture of makeup by Mario Master Mattes palette & Huda Beauty New Nudes palette

Summer Beauty

Blush: makeup by Mario cream blush in soft coral and earthy pink and powder blush in creamy peach and poppy pink
Bronzing: makeup by Mario contour sticks medium & medium dark
Highlight: makeup by Mario soft glow highlighter in pearl


Lauren: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Liner, Urban Decay First Sin Lipstick, Fenty Glass Slipper Gloss Bomb
Caitlin: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Intense Lip Liner and Urban Decay Pandemonium Lipstick

Summer Beauty Summer Beauty

A bright, bold lip is a staple for Summer, so don’t be afraid to pick up a few hues to play around with during the season. Pay attention to the undertones (Warm or Cool), and if straight out of the tube is too bright for you, just use a tissue to blot it down for a softer (but still pretty) effect.

Additional Products:

  • Liner: makeup by Mario perfect brown and super black
  • Mascara: Nars Climax
  • Concealers: Sephora Brand Gel Concealers
  • Foundation: Makeup Forever Foundation Stick
  • Setting powder for Summer heat: Hourglass Translucent Powder
  • Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face  Setting Spray


To purchase any of the beauty products listed, visit Sephora in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

2055 West St Suite 10
Germantown, TN 38138

Healthy skin and a rosy, dewy glow is a must for Summertime, and we’ve partnered with MUA Matt Gossett on a few Summer beauty looks that we can’t wait to recreate this season. First up: Soft Summer!

Soft Summer Beauty

Soft Summer Beauty

For both Caitlin’s and Lauren’s looks, Matt wanted to show how adding small pops of color on your eyes, cheeks or lips can easily elevate your daily Summer looks.

A mixture of makeup by Mario Master Mattes palette & Huda Beauty New Nudes palette

Soft Summer Beauty

*Blush: makeup by Mario cream blush in soft coral and earthy pink and powder blush in creamy peach and poppy pink
*Bronzing: makeup by Mario contour sticks medium and medium dark
*Highlight: makeup by Mario soft glow highlighter in pearl

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Soft Summer BeautySoft Summer Beauty

Even if you’re not one to wear a lot of makeup every day, it’s so easy to switch things up with a simple swipe of color.

Additional Products:

  • Liner: makeup by Mario “perfect brown” and “super black”
  • Mascara: Nars Climax
  • Concealers: Sephora Brand Gel Concealers.
  • Foundation: Makeup Forever Foundation Stick
  • Setting powder for Summer heat: Hourglass Translucent Powder
  • Huda Beauty “Resting Boss Face”  Setting Spray


To purchase any of the beauty products listed, visit Sephora in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

2055 West St Suite 10
Germantown, TN 38138

Summer has OFFICIALLY rolled in y’all! It’s been heating up for a while, but if you’re like me, you probably waited a bit to get your skin “Summer Ready.” Not to fret, friends, because I’m going to share with you my summer skincare prep tips that will help you get yourself ready for fun in the sun! These steps and practices can easily be done at home on a slow Saturday or Sunday morning, repeating as needed throughout the season to ensure your skin stays in tip-top shape.

First things first: EXFOLIATE your body! Before you cleanse, moisturize, or even shave, you need to get rid of all of those dead skin cells. Nothing feels better than a great body scrub, and my number 1 tip is to actually use it while your skin is dry vs adding water first. TRUST ME, if you apply your favorite body scrub while your skin is dry and then rinse it off, your skin will feel like buttah!

Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body PolishHerbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub, $36

After exfoliating, rinse it all off and then cleanse. Since it’s Summer and you may find yourself showering a bit more because of the heat, I advise finding a cleanser that’s a little more luxe than usual. Make it feel like a spa moment and use cleansers that add in extra hydration, smell delicious, and don’t dry out your skin.

Nécessaire The Body Wash

Nécessaire The Body Wash, $25

Since you will be showing more skin than normal since it’s so hot outside, make sure your skin is hydrated and moisturized. Nobody likes seeing ashy hands or feet, people! Lotions should be a staple, obviously, but might I suggest adding in a body oil or a whipped body butter? Using these will take your skin’s hydration to the next level. The secret is to apply the oil straight out of the shower while skin is still wet to lock in the moisture before you dry off. Once you dry off, layer on a rich body butter and let it soak in before you get dressed. Your skin will eat it up and thank you!

Kopari Coconut Shower OilKopari Coconut Shower Oil, $28


Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter, $36


After your skin is prepped for the day, be sure to finish with sunscreen. The FDA recommends applying a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher (even on cloudy days) before you head out and reapply as needed (usually every 2 hours). This is the key to keeping your skin healthy and happy, so don’t skimp on this part!

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, $34


In addition to these steps, I advise getting a professional mani and pedi done ASAP, and if the salon maintenance price is too much for you, buy the tools you need to maintain at home (read this post for tips!) for the rest of the season.

Summer Skincare Prep


You’re all set!

To purchase any of the items listed, visit Sephora in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

2055 West St Suite 10
Germantown, TN 38138

Brooks Brothers is known for its classic, preppy style, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a few pieces that are slightly more trendy or outside of the box! I recently visited Brooks Brothers in Saddle Creek for a shoot, and while I did see the usual suspects (plaid chino shorts, navy blue blazers), I was pleasantly surprised by the other pieces that I saw!

Brooks Brothers Summer Style Picks

(believe it not, David’s patterned shorts are actually swim trunks!)

In addition to the classics, there were boldly patterned shorts, dreamsicle colored button ups, and a few more playful socks and swimwear trunks (I didn’t even know they carried these!). The official first day of Summer AND Father’s Day both fall on June 20th, so whether you are looking for a gift for the special dads in your life or you want to help your fella find some new updated duds, here are some Summer style picks for men from Brooks Brothers that they are sure to love.

Coastal-Print Linen-Cotton Camp Collar Short-Sleeve Shirt

Coastal-Print Linen-Cotton Camp Collar Short-Sleeve Shirt, $52

Clark Fit Linen and Cotton Chino Pants

Clark Fit Linen and Cotton Chino Pants, $96

Regent Regular-Fit Irish Linen Sport Shirt

Regent Regular-Fit Irish Linen Sport Shirt, $68

Newport 7 Floral Print Swim Trunks

Newport 7″ Floral Print Swim Trunks, $66

Wide Stripe Crew Socks

Wide Stripe Crew Socks, $25

Washed Chino 10 Bermuda Shorts

Washed Chino 10 Bermuda Shorts, $36

Regent Regular-Fit Multi-Color Fun Sport Shirt

Regent Regular-Fit Multi-Color Fun Sport Shirt, $98

Traditional Fit Sailboat Boxers

Traditional Fit Sailboat Boxers, $25

Striped Cotton Sport Coat

Striped Cotton Sport Coat, $224

Daisy Crew Socks

Daisy Crew Socks, $25

Octopus-Print Linen-Cotton Camp Collar Short-Sleeve Shirt

Octopus-Print Linen-Cotton Camp Collar Short-Sleeve Shirt, $52

Foulard Pocket Square

Foulard Pocket Square, $55

There are so many fun, colorful pieces to choose from regardless of what your personal style may be!

Brooks Brothers Summer Style Picks

They’ve also got athleisure (think casual hoodies, henleys and joggers), PLUS a cool collaborative collection with FILA! Be sure to stop in Brooks Brothers the next time you’re in Saddle Creek (they also have Women’s and Boys’); you never know what you might find!

Summer body loading in 3, 2, 1…. but no, seriously! Now that the weather is starting to warm up and Summer is literally knocking on its door, what better time to get outdoors to move your body? Going to the gym to workout is cool and all, but working out outdoors in the elements so that you can also enjoy the sun and nature can’t be beat! If you’ve been needing a boost to help you get inspired to workout, I wanted to share 3 fun ways to move your body this Summer!

3 Fun Ways To Move Your Body This Summer

Zumba Class with David Quarles, IV
David is known as the Zumba king around Memphis, so taking one of his classes is a MUST this Summer! He teaches weekly Zoom classes that can be done in the comfort of your home (and no, you don’t have to turn on your camera if you don’t want to), but now that it’s safer to gather in groups outdoors, he will be hosting in-person classes periodically this Summer! Over the weekend he partnered with Athleta in Saddle Creek for a class, so expect to see him popping up at the center over the next few months. Click here to find out when he will be teaching a class, but word to the wise: his classes are so fun that you think they’re too easy, but your body will start to FEEL IT about 30 minutes after the class is done. Burns so good!

3 Fun Ways To Move Your Body This Summer

Bike Riding at Shelby Farms
Everyone walks the trails around the lake at Shelby Farms, but did you know that you can also ride bikes? Cruising through Shelby Farms Park’s paved trails is a great way explore and get moving, and they also offer bike rentals for those that may not have their own wheels (kids included). 1 hour and 4 hour rentals are offered, so whether you need to get in a quick sweat session or want to spend time exploring the trails with family and friends, riding a bike around Shelby Farms offers a little bit of nostalgic fun!

3 Fun Ways To Move Your Body This Summer

3 Fun Ways To Move Your Body This Summer 3 Fun Ways To Move Your Body This Summer

Join A Volleyball League
Make Friends. Have Fun. Play Volleyball. That’s the motto of 901 Volleyball, Memphis’ largest volleyball community for adults. They offer monthly beach volleyball tournaments (March-October) and grass volleyball tournaments (April-November), 3 beach volleyball leagues (Spring, Summer, Fall), volleyball clinics, and socials. One of their main places to play is Railgarten, and while players must bring their own ball, it’s a fun chance to gather and get in a little a sweat!

3 Fun Ways To Move Your Body This Summer

Health is wealth, so however you choose to move your body this Summer, just make sure that you have fun with it!


In need of new workout fits? Stop by Athleta in Saddle Creek to get the looks that Andrea, Yamile, and CaCera are wearing!

Countdown to Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is this upcoming Sunday (May 9th), and if you’re like me, you tend to wait til the last minute to get gifts for this holiday. It’s not that you don’t care about the special moms in your life, buuuut… you know that most retailers wait til 1-2 weeks before to put out the best gifts, and sometimes have the best deals. Ha!

Anywho, you can safely shop in-store for gifts again, and I wanted to share a roundup of gifts that any mom would love. I tend to lean towards more classic gifts for Mother’s Day; think jewelry, accessories, and other fun little gifts. Whether you are looking for the ultimate gift, or want to find a few extra goodies to add to their basket, here are some must-have mother’s day gift ideas to help you when shopping this week!

Altard State Always My Mother Mug

Always My Mother Mug, Altar’d State $20

Chicos Reversible Paisley-to-Solid Kimono

Reversible Paisley-to-Solid Kimono, Chico’s $139

Leather Effortless Tote Banana Republic

Leather Effortless Tote, Banana Republic $98

Brighton Guardian Angel Two-Tone Pendant NecklaceGuardian Angel Two-Tone Pendant Necklace, Brighton $82

Altard State The Monogram Initial Necklace

The Monogram Initial Necklace, Altar’d State $25

4x6 Filigree Photo Frame In Rose Gold Kendra Scott4×6 Filigree Photo Frame In Rose Gold, Kendra Scott $75

A Sunday Painter Glass Candle Anthropologie

A Sunday Painter Glass Candle, Anthropologie $26

Linen-Cotton Pajama Short Set Banana Republic

Linen-Cotton Pajama Short Set, Banana Republic $98.50

J. Crew Made-in-Italy Acetate Drop Earrings

Made-in-Italy Acetate Drop Earrings, J. Crew $68

Audrey Lee Year of Women Mug Anthropologie

Audrey Lee Year of Women Mug, Anthropologie $14

Brahmin Caroline Melbourne Bag

Caroline Melbourne Bag, Brahmin $345

PJ Harlow Shala Rib Knit Satin Trim Camono Robe with Satin BeltPJ Harlow Shala Rib Knit Satin Trim Kimono Robe with Satin Belt, Southern Avenue Company $89

Rifle Paper Co. Marguerite Journals Set of 3 Anthropologie

Rifle Paper Co. Marguerite Journals Set of 3, Anthropologie $15

Julie Vos Bee Stud EarringsJulie Vos Bee Stud Earrings, Southern Avenue Company $65

Talbots Floral Postcard Oblong Scarf

Floral Postcard Oblong Scarf, Talbots $60

Vera Bradley XL Campus Backpack

XL Campus Backpack, Vera Bradley $130

Pandora Thank You Mum Heart Charm

Thank You Mom Heart Charm, Pandora $45

Remember to add in a hand written note and fresh flowers!

To shop all of these looks, visit our local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek!