Archive for September, 2011

Date: Sep 24 2011

Filed Under: Fashion

I was invited to preview the Armani Collezioni Fall & Spring lines this past week at Rapport on King Street.  Those of you in the Charleston area who still grieve over the loss of our downtown Saks location definitely need to stop in.  Anne Summer opened up Rapport at the end of 2010 to keep the gorgeous lines and talented staff that Saks provided alive here in Charleston.  Hallelujah.

I was happy to have an excuse to drop in for a little informal modeling (not by me of course!) and mingling.  As you can see the preview of Armani Collezioni’s Spring line is bright and breathtaking.  The quality and detailing is truly incredible.  
I specifically requested that the model put on that pink jacket above.  It is my favorite piece and I knew you all would love it too.
And I managed to grab one quick photo with a few of the ladies there.  From left to right we have Jackie Tyler Thomson (Leapfrog), me donning my 26 week baby bump, Erin Perkins (High Heels & Two Wheels), Stacy Huggins (Charleston Art Magazine), and Rebecca Blackman (Leapfrog).
Thanks for the beautiful event (and delicious pimento cheese sandwiches), Rapport!  If you’re in the Charleston area you should swing by and check it out.
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Have you all heard about the Dollhouse Design Challenge that Emily Henderson is pulling off?  She and a great slew of talented blogging ladies are all designing and decorating dollhouses.  I die over the excitement of it all.  We all swooned last year over Curbed National’s Operation Dollhouse Project.  Here’s a look back at Lonny’s teeny tiny masterpiece (my favorite)…

Well, the standard has been set quite high but I think we’re going to see some incredible creations come deadline time mid December.  All the ladies participating will be regularly posting progress photos as they go.  I’m SO excited to follow my girl Amanda’s design process as she and her daughter create a dream dollhouse together.  How sweet is that??! 
Can you even imagine the frenzy if these ladies would sell their luxe living dollhouses… Holy Merry Christmas morning for a small few but very lucky little (or big) girls!
Oh, did I mention that anyone can take part in this Decorate A Dollhouse challenge?
 So if you’re feeling inspired go get to it!!
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Now, I always adore Caitlin’s style, but I really loved this outfit she shared this week!  So cute, especially liking that blazer!
Go girl!  And I seriously can’t wait to see the outcome of your Glitter Guide features you’re working on this weekend.
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Finally, we’ll wrap things up today with yet another sweet nursery creation that an amazing reader was inspired to whip up for my little man.  (Ya’ll are seriously the best!)  Check out Emily’s post for all the shopping sources (you know you want that pendant light).
Happy Saturday to you all!

Chassity

Comments: 18

Date: Sep 23 2011

Filed Under: Fashion

I noticed a theme when I clicked into my etsy favorites a few days ago…

Top Row:
Middle Row:
Bottom Row:
PS, there is a good possibility that I’ve shared a couple of these things here on the blog before.  The yarn letter and clothespins come to mind.

Chassity

Comments: 18

Date: Sep 22 2011

Filed Under: Fashion

One of your very favorite bloggers is visiting here today sharing her own spin on Baby Evans’ abode for our Nursery Design Series.  I’m an avid reader of Jen’s blog, Made By Girl, a fan of her Made By Girl print shop, and am now a die hard fan of her custom painting shop Cocoa & Hearts.  Like, I drool over every piece she turns out.  I got to meet Jen in person while attending Blogfest in NYC in May, and let me tell you that she’s as beautiful and sweet as she appears to be on your computer.  I say this in the most sincere girl crush kind of way :)

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Shopping Sources:
zebra rocking horse: Your Rocking Horse Shop
striped rug: Madeline Weinrib
Chandelier pendant: Clayton Gray Home
navy blue velvet wing back chair: Jayson Home
white peonies: Diane James
gold velvet pillow: Pier 1
table lamp: Live Like You
horse artwork: ZGallerie
blue velvet curtains: Home Decorators
Colors/Stripes Painting: Cocoa & Hearts
Abc Custom Name Print: Made By Girl

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Nothing short of brilliant I say.  The colors, lighting, stripes, it all really works for me.  And don’t you just adore her art in there?  Makes the whole space cheery.  Thank you so much, Jen, for creating this room for us today.

To see more nursery designs from the Nursery Design Series:



Chassity

Comments: 29

Date: Sep 21 2011

Filed Under: Entertaining

So I think I’ve mentioned that Lilly’s throwing her first Halloween costume party this year.  I’ve been having so much fun finding ideas and decorations.  Halloween is such a magical time of year, especially for children, and I really want to make it special for her.  I mean, you’re only a child for so long. 

We just received the party package that I created with Elizabeth over at Pretty Smitten!  Naturally she was a doll to work with and happily handled my millions of questions and requests.  I think what we came up with is fabulous!  I literally started jumping up and down when I opened it all up and saw it in person.  You must note all those tiny little crystals on each and every single item.  It’s the Pretty Smitten signiture :)

{I’ve removed personal info on the invitation, hence the blank spaces.}

Can you even believe the cuteness?  I’m sharing this with you all now so that you too can start planning your own halloween parties (or any special occassion).  Feel free to copy Lilly’s package, she’d be flattered really, or come up with your own.  Pretty Smitten has so many different options.  We chose the witch’s hat because it’s kid friendly for youngins and Lilly loves witches.

Happy Planning!

Chassity

Comments: 24

Date: Sep 21 2011

Filed Under: Fashion

I have an itch to switch out a large piece of art in our office/library. Fun and inexpensive is the name of the game for this project, and these prints do the trick.

Chassity

Comments: 15

Date: Sep 20 2011

Filed Under: Fashion

Ooooh do I have a treat for you all today!  My friend Lindsey is the designer behind the line Troubadour, and I’m so excited to share her SS12 collection.  It’s goooood

 This skirt might be my favorite piece in the collection.

Not much can make me look forward to next spring (I’m all about some fall right now) but this collection just might do it.  Check out Troubadour’s site here.

Photography by Sully Sullivan.

Chassity

Comments: 20

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