Date: Jul 21 2014

Filed Under: Decor, What I'm Wearing

I am so excited to share my porch swing makeover today! If you follow my instagram then you know that I partnered up with one of my most favorite stores in town, GDC Home, to revamp my neglected porch swing into something amazing. About a year ago Josh built the swing and I hadn’t gotten around to designing an ideal cushion setting and was just using random outdoor pillows we already had. Not anymore.

 

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linen dress (on sale), cape knot bracelets ℅ (from grace’s bb collection), lr wedges

 

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When Josh built the swing he designed it to fit a twin mattress so that it would be roomy and easy to find a mattress. We bought an inexpensive mattress and wrapped it up in mattress protectors. We had been using sheets and throws in the interim until I got around to getting a slipcover. So this project with GDC couldn’t have come at a better time.

 

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I had a fun morning in GDC’s fabric department & workshop (located upstairs in their West Ashley location here in Charleston) designing my ideal cushion situation. I wanted a clean and light look that would obviously be durable enough to withstand coastal weather on our covered porch. I went with a light gray sunbrella fabric for the mattress slipcover and a few pillows so that dirt would be disguised. Then we used white for a couple of bigger pillows as well.

 

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These pictures of me thrown in here fell so goofy. Anyway, for some color I headed to GDC’s Trina Turk outdoor fabric selection and chose the yellow bamboo arches fabric for two big bolsters that I wanted along the sides of the swing. I’m a sucker for a big bolster pillow and love laying lengthwise on the swing with them. For an accent lumbar pillow I fell in love with the blue carmel coastline print by Trina Turk, as well.

 

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The swing is hung with thick marine rope.

 

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The kids, in their pjs still from nap time, couldn’t resist jumping in for a picture, too.

 

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THE BIGGEST THANK YOUS go out to (1) Josh for building the swing and (2) GDC for turning our swing into the dreamy situation that I had hoped for. We couldn’t love it more and GDC’s fabric department and workshop couldn’t have been nicer to work with. If you’re in the Charleston area you already know what an amazing home store GDC is, but if you haven’t yet stopped in to look around their workshop and fabric department then you really outta! Don’t blame me if you spend all morning there, there is so much to see. If you’re out of town, totally check out GDC’s beautiful website.

 

Photography by Gray Benko.

 

Chassity

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There are a few pieces that I own that generate more compliments and “where’d you get that” questions than other things I might wear. My black lace shorts are one of them. They were only in stock for a short while last summer and then appeared to have gone away for good. Not so much though. They’re back!

 

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You can find the Lovers + Friends lace shorts here! Happy Shopping.

 

PS – Hopefully Gray doesn’t see that I cropped the shit out of that bottom photo, she would be horrified to see the blurriness. Shhhhh!

Chassity

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Date: Jul 20 2014

Filed Under: Fashion

I found a serious Vince jackpot. Blouses and dresses market 50%-70% off. It’s the perfect time to stock up on basic blouses and classic shift dresses.

 

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There are so many more options on sale, over 150 to be  more exact. My top picks include this silk shift dress, this cap sleeve drape dress, this suede dress, this double layer tank, this high low blouse, and this sleeveless silk blouse. Love this elbow sleeve silk tunic, too.

 

You can shop the entire market down Vince collection here at Saks Off Fifth!

Chassity

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Date: Jul 18 2014

Filed Under: Fashion

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is LIVE!

 

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cardigan, lace up bootiequilted bag, leopard sweater

rayban sunglasses, blue sweater, pink silk blouse

equipment blouse, rag & bone bootiesclutchnude pump

tropical dress, ombre sweaterswing sweater

 

Here are my favorites under $50… (you can refresh your page if this doesn’t show up)

 

Or, shop the sale by your favorite designer!

 

LOEFFLER RANDALL

TORY BURCH

SPLENDID

JOIE

7 FOR ALL MANKIND

REBECCA TAYLOR

REBECCA MINKOFF

THEORY

TOPSHOP

TRINA TURK

BB DAKOTA

ELIZABETH & JAMES

EQUIPMENT

MARC BY MARC JACOBS

KATE SPADE

FREE PEOPLE

HELMUT LANG

NORDSTROM SIGNITURE

RAG & BONE

VINCE

DVF

 

Happy Shopping!

 

Chassity

Comments: 2

Date: Jul 17 2014

Filed Under: Decor, Family

So I just got back to town last night and saw the July Land of Nod issue. So freaking good that I can’t help but share.

 

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Crazy amazing, right? Oversaturated rugs, campaign dressers, everything. Shop all the new Land of Nod arrivals here. Also, next month’s issue will have Jane Pope’s makeover that I helped design! So excited for that to hit mailboxes.

Chassity

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