festival season // féria smokey pastel

It is finally spring, meaning the season of music festivals are upon us!! After going to Gov Ball last year, I’ve been completely consumed by all things related to festivals, especially the beauty aspect. I was so excited when Seventeen x L’Oréal Paris asked the social club and I to try out their new Féria Smokey Pastel hair color. Not only is it in the shade that I’ve been completely obsessed with for over a year now, but it’s actually such a beautiful color that I wanted to go out and get it as soon as possible.

I applied the color to my hair following the directions on the box [so easy, might I add], and then magic happened. I had my friend Taz snap a few photos to show you how cool the color is. [I washed my hair once before taking these photos, so you can see how it wears]


Taz Anderson Photo // Tumblr // Insta

Striped Top, Rag & Bone via Lola // Vest, Elizabeth and James via Lola

xxo, flancake

NWA Boutique Show – Giveaway!

I’m so excited to share with you all that I’m partnering with NWA Boutique Fashion Show this year! Even more exciting, I’m having a GIVEAWAY!! If you live in or around the NWA area, this one is for you. From now until Tuesday, Oct 27 you have a chance to win two passes to the NWA Boutique Show Girls Night Out event!

Girls Night Out is a portion of the NWA Boutique Show that takes place Friday, Nov 6 from 5-9pm at the NWA Convention Center [1500 S 48th Street, Springdale AR]. Passes to this event not only grant you door prizes, private shopping, free return admission to the actual shopping on Saturday, a DJ, a catered treats AND a cash only bar–but the event benefits the Junior League of NWA, as well as the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary!

-Follow @NWABoutiqueShow x @Flancake on insta
-Like and tag a friend on @Flancake’s instagram post
That’s all! Winner will be announced//contacted via instagram Wed. Oct 28 so the passes can be sent to you!!


This is the biggest shopping event of the season! Over 150 merchants will be in attendance, along with thousands of one-of-a-kind custom items to shop from. Home decor, gifts, clothing, gourmet food, holiday decor, children’s items, art and more. The 11th show will be held Nov 6 and 7, at the NWA Convention Center in Springdale, Ar.

There are three shopping events, plus general admission shopping.
[learn more via NWA Boutique’s Website, Facebook, and Instagram]
VIP Shopping: Friday Nov 6, 9-11am [$25 at the door//$20 online] Benefits the Junior League of NWA
Get first dibs on all of the best shopping, live music, swag bag, cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon by Schlotzky’s, Mama Carmen’s coffee, free general admission all weekend and more.

Girls Night Out: Friday Nov 6, 5-9pm [$15 at the door//$10 online] Benefits the Junior Civic League. Enjoy door prizes, private shopping, a DJ, free return admission on Saturday, catered treats, and a cash bar.

Cookies With Santa: Saturday Nov 7, 10am-2pm, included with General Admission Ticket [$5] plus donations to the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Kids can enjoy cookies and have their picture taken with Santa!

General Admission: Friday Nov 6, 11am-5pm and Saturday Nov 7, 9am-6pm [$5 at the door]

Good luck, and hope to see you all at these events!
Xo, Flancake

[photo credit:: Nyck Renard]

Roped x Ready


If you follow along on instagram [@flancake] + snapchat [@flancake_13] then you’ve probably seen some of my visual installations. The latest creation is located at Lola, in Fayetteville. The inspiration was from a piece I recently saw while in NY at The Whitney [American Modern Art] – a fabulous, must-see for those who have never been. The install was completely made of rope and rough textiles, and created by an artist who started the piece early in life and finished it as her health declined, which is interesting to see the contrast in the piece because of this. Anyhow, this install spoke to me and I thought a version of it would work perfectly at Lola, so I started brainstorming. I decided on some thicker rope, mixed in with black, white, and silver accents. The plan was to blow Anthropologie’s windows out of the water, which I think we came close to.


The total install took about 6 hours – after customizing and planning to fit into Lola’s smaller window, and because we wanted it to look 3D, extra work was required. Ultimately it was a huge success, as the product we used also had the same feel to it, so it was super cohesive. I’ve included some pictures to show, but a stop by the shop would be lovely to get a real feel!

Sidenote, I added a pic of some sick thigh-high Joie boots we have in shop, come buy them please because they rock.



All About Isabel.

Hi friends, 

First things first, sadly my last day of my internship is tomorrow which is rather sad. I pinky swear I’ll post a summary of my summer soon! But for now, I would love for you to all meet my super stylish friend and sorority sister and fashionista all wrapped into one, Isabel! This fab gal and I met our freshmen year, by discovering our love of clothing and shopping and all things fashionable. It’s been so great to talk about fashion and not sound like a crazy person, which is the usual reaction when you can talk about clothes for more than an hour. Last October, we were able to attend Teen Vogue’s Fashion University together in NY which was oh-so-fun (I also met her mom, who is also super fab herself), and we got to know each other better! During Greek Week this year, we got to work together designing and making the costumes which was SO fun and a great time to get to know Isabel even better! I learned that she’s creative like me-so of course we get along great! She’s original, fun and fabulous (did I already mention that?).


For our first blogging collab, we asked each other some questions and styled a trend we both are loving right now-overalls. Read her answers below and check out her blog for my side of the story! PS also check out this post, it’s my favorite (can you say yum??).

Q. When did your interest in fashion start?

A. I remember the end of freshman year in high school I was picking classes for next fall. I was missing some hours and had to pick one more class from a large list. Beginning sewing stuck out to me and thought I would give it a try. I ended up loving the class and that’s how everything started!

Q. What have you done to learn more about fashion?

A. After my first sewing class I kept signing up for the more advance classes. I also joined my school’s fashion club and became the president my senior year. I knew I had to lean more than just the sewing part so I applied to be on the Nordstrom fashion board. The fashion board taught me all the different roles that the employees have and had us make outfits with the new seasons apparel. When applying to colleges I knew I wanted to major in fashion and the U of A had everything I wanted. I am an Apparel Studies major and can’t get enough! The more I learn about all the different designers and how textiles are made the more I want to be in the fashion world. My all time eye opening experience was going to New York for a weekend my sophomore year with Flannery to attend the Teen Vogue Fashion University. We were able to meet the editor of Teen Vogue and listen to amazing well-known designers and fashion bloggers. Now going in as a junior in college I will be the VP of the Fashion Club and writer for Her Campus online blog. 

Q. What is your future dream?

A. This is a tough question for me to answer. I’m still learning so much and don’t want to build up a wonderful dream and never accomplish it. As of now being a buyer is really on my mind. I love the company Free People and would love to intern there and eventually work there. I’m open to whatever opportunity is given to me!

Q. What’s your inspiration right now?

A. I have been inspired this past summer with colored hair. When I saw Kylie Jenner’s turquoise hair I fell in LOVE! I ddi a lot of research on Instagram and Pinterest for a month and finally went through with it. I couldn’t be happier! (See her post about going blue here.)

Q. What’s your favorite fall style?

A. I love fall! The changing of the leaves and pumpkin lattes; I can’t get enough! For this fall I’m really excited for booties. They are very easy to pair with a dress of black skinny jeans and a leather jacket. Nothing better!

Q. How would you describe your personal style?

A. My style is changing all the time. Right now I would say hipster-chic. This summer I loved wearing sundresses with chunky jewelry. I mix it up by wearing high top converse. I have 8 piercing right now (Is it bad that I want more?). They all are on my ear except for a nose ring. During the fall is when I can really show my style. Layering is the best. I wear one of my favorite tees with a flannel, skinny jeans and some leather booties and I’m ready to go! I’m not afraid of trying new trends and going out go the ordinary. Every season I challenge myself to go for a different look just to open my eyes to the different varieties of styles there are. 

image-3Outfit details | Overalls- Frankie Phoenix, Shirt- BP Nordstrom, Shoes- Converse


I hope you enjoyed reading about my lovely friend and fellow blogger Isabel! Don’t forget to check out her blog, Just A Taste Of Fashion. Have a fab day everyone!