Friday, July 12, 2013

Fashion Friday with HOP Seniors

Hello 2014 Senior! You have such an exciting time ahead of you! Memories to be made, proms to attend, diplomas to receive, and most importantly...senior pictures to be made! That lovely portrait of you inside your school yearbook is there forever. So shouldn't we make sure it's the best looking photo that yearbook has ever seen?!

As a 2007 High School graduate, my experience of taking senior portraits consisted of sitting in tufted chairs and awkwardly posing against a tree or my favorite, casually laying across the hood of my vehicle...(because that's exactly what I did in my spare time!) My how times have changed!

Fabulous photographers like Heather Owens have revolutionized the game of the senior picture experience. It is literally an experience! With Heather, your day starts with a hair and make-up session by one of her uber talented, hand-picked stylist. HELLO!...How awesome is that?! Forget the stress of arguing with Mom about whether your hair should be straight or curly for your pictures...just sit back, relax and get pampered! After you're glammed up and looking gorgeous, it's time to assess the wardrobe! Heather assists you in picking out the outfits that will look the most flattering and translate best on camera. Then the real fun begins-photo shoot time! Heather is extremely hands-on and makes you feel so comfortable. Have you ever wondered how some people have that 'real laugh' look in their photos? Heather makes you actually laugh! No fake ha-ha's here, girls! And BONUS - during your session, the stylist stays on sets to assist in any hair or make-up changes that need to be made.

Now that you have decided HOP Seniors is the only way to go for your senior portrait session, you're next big decision is upon you...wardrobe! That's where I come in...  Over the next few weeks, I will be guiding you through the fashion portion of your senior picture session.


 One of my favorite fashion trends right now is lace...and lots of it! I'll take it in a dress, a blouse, pants or a skirt! It's safe to say that I'm in a love affair with lace! And what a perfect way for a bohemian beauty to show off her personal style! Try out a look with some lace for your portraits and you will not be disappointed!

HOP Seniors looking lovely in lace...

Mallory is looking phenomenal in her lace look. Loving that flower crown for an editorial touch!
Free People Lace Maxi Dress - SteamRoller Blues

Caitlyn's bright red lipstick offers an instant pop of color that is to die for!

Abbi's lace top is beautiful yet subtle, so not to take away from her striking features.

Abbi's lace shorts give an added texture to a simple but fabulous outfit.

How SteamRoller Blues does lace...

Make lace a little more fun in a color! Adrianna in our BB Dakota Lace Dress (photo by Heather Owens)

Hannah sporting a fun sunflower print top by Show Me Your MuMu with our Jen's Pirate Booty Lace Skirt.

Free People knows how to do lace! Loving this ivory dress with sheer detailing!
Hannah in the Spanish Lace Pant by Nightcap Clothing. One of my favorite ways to wear lace!

Fashion Friday with SteamRoller Blues...every Friday on the HOP Blog

Have a fabulous and fashionable Friday!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What to Wear: Memphis In May 2011

As Summer quickly approaches, music lovers everywhere patiently wait for the line-up of their favorite music festival. Cali has Coachella. Texas is the home of SXSW. Lollapalooza lives in Chi-town. Lucky for us, we have the Beale Street Music Festival, better known as Memphis in May! Yes, it rains every year but on a lighter note, how fortunate are we to have such talented artists all compiled into one place at one time only a car ride away?! At any music fest you choose to go to this summer, you will see all kinds of eclectic outfits...from cut-off denim shorts with cropped tops to free and flowing maxi dresses. Your personal style can really shine through when you are in an 'anything goes' atmosphere, whether you are boho-chic, a lil bit country and a lil bit rock n' roll, or you choose to be more on the hipster side...seriously-anything goes! Come see us at SRB where you can find your music festival fashionista necessities!

Kate Bosworth and KE$HA showed their American pride in flag tees and cut-off shorts at Coachella this year. You can stay cool yet cute in SRB's Americana outfit.

Cropped tops and high-waisted shorts were several Coachella go-ers outfit of choice. Vanessa Hudgens and Whitney Port sported their own versions while listening to the sounds of summer. SRB has several varieties of this ensemble!

A few days ago at Coachella, Diane Kruger was the epitome of effortless, boho-chic in her fedora, tied-up tank and maxi skirt.

Just a few more Coachella-inspired outfits from SteamRoller Blues. You can never go wrong with trendy yet comfy tees and cut-offs, but don't forget to add fun, feathery accessories! Also, a colorful printed romper is a great way to look stylish without trying to hard!

One last essential for a fashionable Memphis in May experience:
Functional Footwear: This means FLATS! I know, I know...some of you swear by the '6-inch'  but you most certainly cannot keep movin' and groovin' all day and night, dancing to the sounds around you, with heels on. I suggest our best selling Trove T'Kees in Sunkissed, Blink, or Licorice.

So while you are enjoying the musical talent of your favorite bands, basking in the sun (but most likely dancing in the rain)... remember to have fun, be safe, and feel totally confident that you are the most fabulous music festival fashionista!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Stripes Stripes Sripes

Looking around the store we see all these fantastic spring pieces! And, one thing that stands out to us is STRIPES! There are stripes every where! Stripe shirts, stripe cardigans, stripe tanks, stripe dresses, stripe skirts....Stripe everything!! 

We have picked a few of our favorites from SRB to share with you!!
Goddis 'stripe' cardigans & French Connection 'stripe' top

We are loving Rachel Pally his spring! We especially DIE for this Rachel Pally 'Shadow 'Striped' Cropped Sweater' in Almond!!

We also have these FAB pieces above from Michael Stars!

So as you can see... Spring if FULL of color...and stripes!!!

Come see us soon!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring Shoes: To Die For!!

It's no surprise to us that the styles this Spring/Summer11 for shoes are absolutely TO DIE FOR!!! We are seeing everything NUDE!! Everything from wedges and platforms, to cutesy flats and sandals! One of SRB's favorite lines this season is from Dolce Vita! We are so smittened by the classic colors and styles they have this year!

Like we mentioned earlier, Nude is going to be one HUGE color you see this season!
We are loving these specific styles from Dolce Vita...

*DV by Dolce Vita 'Pali' Leather Wedge (Also comes in black)  

DV by Dolce Vita 'Marci' Leather Strappy Sandal

Dolce Vita 'Idalia' Strappy Fringe Sandal

ANDDD to add a pop of color to your wardrobe we are loving these...

DV by Dolce Vita 'Toni' Coral Suede Wedge

DV by Dolce Vita 'Nyle' Beaded Leather Sandal

DV by Dolce Vita 'Dino' Turquoise Suede Sandal

We are absolutely SO LUCKY to have ALL of these styles in the store as we speak!! You can wear any of these styles with your favorite pieces for spring! Come see us soon!! Until next time, Loveys!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Saturday Night Fever...

Hi loveys! First off, we hope everyone had a GREAT weekend!!! Second, Spring is definitely in the air, and have you seen all of the AH-MAZING trends for this spring/summer11?? EVERYTHING 70's! Bold colors, tribal prints, HUGE 70's flare denim, and everything bohemian!! These styles are definitely channeling everyone's inner 'Saturday Night Fever'...  

We most definitely die over the new Citizens of Humanity 'Angie' super flare!! This perfectly faded, huge flare jean is the definition of "The days of Disco'!
Citizen of Humanity 'Angie' Flare

 One of the SRB's girls fav. outfit paired with the 'Angie'!!

Kass and Kait from SRB are IN LOVE with these 70's inspired dresses from Judith March and French Connection!!
Judith March

French Connection

With all of these great spring pieces we are absolutely, positively ready for spring!! 

Until next time, loveys! XOXO

Monday, January 24, 2011


Hi loveys! Just like the girls up here, we're sure that all of you are sick and tired of this winter mess!?! Well... We have the perfect way to shake those winter blues!!! Its called a Wintervention!! We have been receiving spring deliveries everyday for the past week! We know, We know...Its hard to think about Spring clothes when there is snow on the ground!! BUT a lot of pieces are perfect for transition! Just throw on some cute printed tights and a cardigan! VOILA!! You have a super cute outfit that's perfect for winter and spring!!

 Here are a few pics, that the girls up here, have put together with some outfits that would be perfect for winter or spring!

Great new transition pieces @ SRB!! BB Dakota, Free People, & Dolce Vita
Just throw on boots and a jacket for that perfect winter look!

Great Transition Pieces!! Dolce Vita, Free People, Voom, Hale Bob, and James & Joy
With a black blazer or leather jacket, these dresses and rompers are PERFECT for transtition! 

 Now theses looks are mainly spring but they are just TOOOO CUTE to not put on here! We die! for the bohemian/tribal look this spring!!...

VaVa, Alice & Trixie, BB Dakota, & Free People

So, we hope this helps you ladies get out of that winter slump! We know it sure helped us with more color around the store!!
Until next time loveys! XOXO

Thursday, October 7, 2010

House of Harlow 1960

We are sure you have heard of Nicole Richie by now, right?  She is by far one of the most stylish celebrities around.  But did you know she also designs her own jewelry line?  And we’ve got it here at Steamroller Blues!  House of Harlow 1960, designed by Nicole Richie, is a jewelry line with big, bold and beautiful pieces.  The pieces are edgy but at the same time very feminine.  Some of the pieces that we have in the store are the Tribal Locket and the Five Stack Jagged Bracelets, both seen below on Kim Kardashian.  The bracelets can be worn together for maximum impact, or individually for a more delicate look.  We also have the 14 Karat Yellow Gold Plated and Black Resin Necklace seen below on the designer herself, Miss Nicole Richie.  This necklace can be worn so many ways and is a serious statement piece.  Put it with a white button up or tee and jeans for a casual look, then wear it with your favorite LBD (little black dress) for your next soiree.  You really may never want to take this necklace off!

Come check out all of our gorgeous House of Harlow pieces!