4.22.2015

Nashville Fashion Alliance


When I started Kayce Hughes, to find a seamstress, I had to put an ad in the newspaper. Luckily the ladies I found I am still working with today, but I keep thinking how nice it would have been to have had the NFA back in those days.

I'm thrilled with everything that is going on in Nashville right now. There is a larger community of designers, craftsman, and entrepreneurs than ever before and I believe this collective knowledge is key. Investing in the Nashville fashion industry which now includes more than 150 brands means that instead of each person figuring out every detail by themselves, they will be supported by seasoned designers, small local factories, and mentors. More than anything, I'm excited to create meaningful jobs for the people of Tennessee. That alone is a worthwhile endeavor.

“Great creative communities don't just happen. Running a start up or an established business is more than a full time commitment. It often takes an organization whose sole purpose is to support that community to see an entire industry thrive.

Over the last few years, Nashville's Fashion scene has absolutely exploded with talent. We are now home to over 150 growing fashion brands. This community also includes stylists, models, photographers, manufacturers, tech companies, textile companies, and many others that work in the fashion industry. 

Our mission is to provide these creative companies with infrastructure, resources and support while at the same time creating needed jobs in our community.” -NFA Kickstarter


I'm happy to announce that the NFA Kickstarter has already raised over $30,000 but we have a ways to go and only 23 more days to make it happen! To read more and to help us reach our funding goal, click here.

3.26.2015

Perfect Picnic Hummus



Our current Spring collection is all about the Perfect Picnic. To me, there is nothing better than a beautiful day, a picnic basket full of yummy food, and getting to share it with your favorite people. When the weather turns nice, I love having a stash of fresh hummus in the fridge at all times.  It's delicious with veggies or Stacy's (my favorite) multigrain chips.  I love to cook my own dried chick peas, but in a pinch canned will do just fine.  With this recipe, it's super easy to make a giant batch and it also freezes well.  Great for a picnic!

Click here to download a printable version of my Picnic Hummus recipe card!


2.22.2015

The Salty Girl Dress




My very creative friend Gen arrived at one of our Nashville store events wearing this fabulous vintage dress, and I knew immediately that I had to incorporate it into our Spring collection.  We updated it slightly by lowering the neckline and adding hidden sideseam pockets while keeping the inspiration of the original. We offer it in our signature cotton in the bueno red stripe, navy denim, and blue pink floral. Click here to view the Salty Girl dress in our online shop.

2.10.2015

P.S. I Love You: Free Printable Art


Happy Valentine's Day from me to you! Click here to download a free printable version of my latest watercolor art.

6.13.2014

Round Hill - Summer 2014

The inspiration for our Summer line comes from Jamaica and my very cool friend Cathy Jo who grew up there.

I have never actually been there but the thought of sandy beaches, steel drums, pretty shells, bright colors and lots of people speaking in the same wonderful accent as Cathy Jo have me longing to go.


I don't remember what magazine I ripped this out of but it has been on my bulletin board for ever and in my dreams I am wearing it while sipping a big rum punch by the bay.

Our vintage inspired mod dress was made in the same pretty pink as this shell that I found on the beach.

This is a photo of my daughter Sophie wearing one of our new tunics from the collection.


Please hop over and see the entire line.  I would love to know what you think!


4.21.2014

lisa daria


I am in love with these daily paintings by Lisa Daria.  For only $100 these are a wonderful these would make the perfect gift.






3.28.2014

teen clothing

I am very excited to launch our new teen line today!  It seems like yesterday that 2 of the girls in these photos were babies modeling day gowns.





I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!