Date: Sep 19 2014

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining

I know I’ve shared a snap or two of my friend Lulie Wallace’s tablescapes launch dinner, but the professional images are so darn pretty that I feel compelled to share more. It was such  magical night and the inspiration is endless. Hope you enjoy.




The event was held at Mixson here in Charleston. Mixson is a members only swim and racquet club with a laid back cool vibe. Perfect for Lulie’s collection.


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How cute is this?!


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Some facts – Lulie is wearing a Cynthia Rowley dress. Flowers are by Stems. Location is Mixson Bath & Racquet Club. Lulie Wallace’s paintings and fabrics are available on her site. Thanks for including me on your special night, Lulie!


Photography by Minette Hand.


Comments: 4

Date: Sep 18 2014

Filed Under: Decor

So I don’t bring it up here very much, but I am a big reader. I read 1 book a week on average, sometimes more if I’m traveling or have extra time. I’ve been like this since childhood where I would devour Sweet Valley High and Baby Sitter Club books in nearly a day (we lived in the country and sometimes I just didn’t want to play outside). My reading slowed down a little after having kids because I found it hard to take the time to look for a good book with the kids chattering with me in the aisle. But now that I have my Kindle Paperwhite I’m back at it because I can download books in a hot second. I stay up later than I should thanks to this little hobby but I can’t help myself. In my defense, I rarely watch tv.


I know summer is over and that is when a lot of people like to dive into a good novel, but I wanted to share 9 of my favorite recently read books with y’all anyway. Disclaimer: I lean toward girly, easy reads.




Chose The Wrong Guy, Gave Him The Wrong Finger

Big Little Lies

Gone Girl

The Husband’s Secret

Lulu Meets God And Doubts Him

Last Night At Chateau Marmont

The Fault In Our Stars

The Summer We Read Gatsby

The Matchmaker


Looking for a good place to start? I freaking loved The Husband’s Secret, The Summer We Read Gatsby, and Gone Girl.


Comments: 23

Date: Sep 17 2014

Filed Under: Fashion

Loren Hope’s fall collection totally doesn’t suck.










Riiight? Those bow tie necklaces are screaming for me. And how great is that last photo? The colors of the sylvia necklaces are amazing together. Shop the whole Loren Hope collection here, and scroll through some of my favorites here below.


Comments: 5

Date: Sep 16 2014

Filed Under: Decor

Pardon the Tuesday morning interruption but my friend Kate Long Stevenson is making an appearance on One Kings Lane right now and I’m a little gaga over it all. I’m a HUGE fan of her abstracts and she has 7 new originals listed.




Had to let you know. To shop Kate’s pieces go here. To see the whole One of a Kind art collection sale going on (which is def worth the perusal) go here. If you grab one I’d love to hear which one you chose!


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Blame my NYFW trip as the catalyst, but I bought culottes. Aaaand I love them. They’re so comfy and fun to switch things up a little. I realize they won’t be everyone’s thing (because let’s be honest here), but I’m digging them. And one thing is for sure, culottes are not going anywhere anytime soon. They were all over the spring runway collections and presentations.


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This Holst & Lee necklace is in partnership with Loft for breast cancer awareness – 70% of proceeds being donated and it’s only $69!


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Great classic nude heels. They come in 13 different colors, y’all!


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Oh, and this Rebecca Minkoff satchel is totally spot on for my Givenchy bag. Color is very similar, too!




malene birger top (similar), mother of pearl wide leg pants (also avail here)

ksny nude pumpsksnyholst & lee x loft necklace for breast cancer ℅

christina jervey cuff ℅, givenchy satchel bag (look a like for less)


The nude patent pumps really have become a favorite for me. I love them in the black suede option, too. Here are some more similar pieces.

Photography by Gray Benko.


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