Date: Oct 21 2014

Filed Under: Fashion

Over the weekend while walking around with the girls I couldn’t help but document a trend that we’ve all been seeing. There were actually three girls wearing these that morning but I only got two in the picture. Too funny.




I bought this pair and they’re only $60! I bet they move fast. And how great is this neutral woodsmoke color?



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Date: Oct 21 2014

Filed Under: Fashion, What I'm Wearing

I sorta can’t believe I’m just now getting around to sharing an outfit post in this tunic because I’ve probably worn it 5 times. It’s the easiest top to throw on with jeans or fun pants/leggings and I love how drapey it is. Super soft, too. It’s the Carolyn Tunic by CCH Collection, a line that makes many of my go to favorites!





I love how low it goes in the back!






These Alexander Wang’s Lovisa ankle strap pumps are my go to heel right now because they’re pretty darn easy. Frankly I’m obsessed. I have this grey pair but they are available in a range of shades. I think black would be a good versatile pair! If you’re looking for a look for less I found this pair at Zappos for $59. I also really like this pair!





Loren Hope crystal cuff. Always a good one.





I know, that is kind of a weird picture up there. What the heck am I doing, Gray? Also the jeans are my new favorites, too. They’re Madewell’s new high riser skinny skinny cut edge jeans. I love them so much that I have the black pair, too! Flattering shape and comfortable with some cool details like the knee slits and cut edge! And they’re 30% off right now!


cch collection tunic ℅, madewell high rise jeans,

alexander wang pumps, lizzie fortunato clutch, loren hope cuff


Shop the look and similar styles below. You can scroll for more options.



Photography by Gray Benko.


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Date: Oct 20 2014

Filed Under: Fashion

Love a good J.Crew sale. Right now they’re offering 25% off full price styles! Scoop up your winter coats, boots, sweaters…


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Shop ‘em all at J.Crew, y’all. My favorites – these boots, this coat, this sweater in any color, and these flats. Oh and these drapey sweats. Car pool line must for me. Scroll through below for more of my favorites.



Use code “TGIFALL” for your 25% discount!


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Ahhhh. This weekend was GREAT. If you follow my instagram then you might have seen that I had some blogger friends in town for a visit. So here’s the deal… I worked with the Charleston CVB to bring 8 of my blogger friends to Charleston so that we could show off our amazing city. Not a bad situation at all… right??  Molly Waring at the CVB was unbelievable to get to work with on this project. I could go on and on about how fabulous she is but I know I would embarrass her. So let’s just say that she’s dope for life, and that she planned and executed a flawless, beautiful weekend. This has been many months in the making so it was so exciting to finally get to DO it!


So in flew Carly Heitlinger, Mackenzie Horan, Grace Atwood, Amy Stone, Jamie Meares, Amy Havins, Mary Summers, and Caroline Knapp! BIG thank you to the beautiful Mills House Hotel for providing an amazing stay for everyone. They really take such great care of their guests and it was no exception with us. And, the hotel is pink!




So Friday night we all met in the hotel bar for a bit and then jumped on rickshaws to head to upper King. We did a progressive dinner at a few places including The Daily/Butcher & Bee, The Grocery, and Macintosh. EVERYTHING was amazing. We pretty much had big full meals at each place. My takeaways- get the kale salad at The Daily. The Grocery’s whole fish and okra are amazing. Many of you might know that The Macintosh is my favorite restaurant, so being served so much from their menu was pretty much heaven. They are well known for their Deckle (that’s a steak). I wish I had more pictures from this night here we are.




And now we are finished with my bad iPhone pics and are moving along to the photos that Gray snapped throughout the weekend! Saturday morning we did a walking tour with John from Bulldog Tours. Such a good way to give the girls a little history/information and a lot of instagram worthy opportunities.





Step, step, snap.



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After the walking tour we headed to my house for lunch. I’m going to share those pictures in a separate post, but here’s a glimpse of what that was like.





Then the girls had the whole afternoon free to do as they please, which pretty much meant shopping on King St. Did you see all the Hampden instagrams?! Too funny. That night the rickshaws came and picked us up and we headed to Mariana Hay’s home. The family has owned the jewelry store Croghan’s for four generations. The sweetest most charming family. An amazing home. Beautiful store on King St. Definitely stop in there if you come to Charleston. You have to see the goldbug collection of jewels designed by Croghans’ own, Mariana Hay (the 4th generation).





Cru Catering did an an amazing job on the food. I really loved the pimento cheese fried green tomatoes. Brooks Reitz mixed us amazing cocktails in sterling silver julep cups.




Some music by The Bluestone Ramblers.


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After the party we grabbed a table at Market Pavilion Rooftop. It was such a great night to sit outside. The weather was perfect this weekend.


Sunday morning we had a farewell/Meet the Makers brunch at the Mills House. It was a great chance for the the girls to chat with some of Charleston’s local designers! Made my heart happy. It was really such a fun time. I stayed near the Fat & Juicy bloody mary bar and the Callies Biscuits station.













Josh, Lilly, and Fletcher crashed the party for some biscuits.





This here is Molly Waring from the CVB. She put so much work into this weekend and it was perfect! I’ll never thank you enough, Molly!


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So happy to show these girls around Charleston! We want everyone to love our city. If you want to visit give me a shout, I’d love to share my favorites spots with you. Also, I have a whole Charleston Guide right here!


Photography by Gray Benko.


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Date: Oct 17 2014

Filed Under: Family, Lilly Likes

Okay, I realize that it’s impossible to only buy pretty wooden and neutral colored toys for kids. I mean, that would be boring. But when I can get away with it I like to sneak them in! OKL just launched a gorgeous sale collection of some cool toys that are NOT hard on the eyes!




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peter rabbit library, pitch tentworkbench


Good time to start your holiday shopping early with these fun toys that are on sale! Check out all the cool things they have here. How fun would that glowing teepee be?!


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