Archive for November, 2013

Date: Nov 21 2013

Filed Under: Family

While catching up with friends over lunch earlier this week, my girlfriend brought up the subject of age and aging. And we all agreed that you are as young as you feel. But it was the way that she described her mother’s experience with aging that struck me. How she’ll look in the mirror and be shocked. Who is this person? Not the young women that she felt she still was.


So a couple of days later when I stumbled upon Tom Hussey’s Reflections photographs showing former selves of elderly people I just felt it was serendipitous and that I should share it with you.



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Makes you think, doesn’t it? You can view Tom Hussey’s entire Reflections series here.


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Date: Nov 20 2013

Filed Under: Fashion

I am really into J.Crew’s new sweater collection. So many interesting patterns and colors. Plus you know that J.Crew always puts out a quality sweater.




There are dozens of awesome knits over there – and most of them come in a ton of different colors like this cable turtleneck sweater that comes in 10 of the prettiest colors. I really, really love that side button sweater, too.


Shop them all right here! And take 25% off of winter favorites with code “WINTER”.


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Date: Nov 20 2013

Filed Under: Fashion

A worthy topic, in my mind, is what in the world you wear to Thanksgiving dinner when you (1) will be with family and want to look like not a slob and (2) be comfortable and have room to indulge. Well I have a few ideas…




torn camel & black sweater – perfect with leggings too

joie asymmetrical sweater – never gets old, also available here

soft joie french sweatshirt – duh

pink bell sleeve sweater – how cozy and fabulous is this, love this one too

halogen sheer sleeve sweater – GREAT price and more colors

sea mohair & silk dress – this just looks like fall to me

gap sweater dress – currently 35% off

nameless french terry dress – such a steal at only $36

Do you get dressed up for dinner or is it more casual? I’m leaning towards casual.



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Date: Nov 19 2013

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family

So, I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year for the first time. Technically it was at my house 4 years ago when Lilly was just 2 weeks old, but that didn’t count because I didn’t do a thing. This time I need to put in some effort. Lucky for me I was invited by Ooh Events to come play in their warehouse, dream up an ideal tablescape, and present it to friends and Charleston creatives last week at their Holiday Tablescape event. So now I’m bursting with ideas to share with you.




I showed up a few days before the event to look around, dream up my space, and pull my materials. Ooh Events’ 25,000 sq ft warehouse is overflowing with the most amazing finds. (Local readers, you really should stop by and look around. I guarantee it’ll inspire you to have a little party.) It’s pretty much a hostess’ heaven and I had a ball cruising the aisles.





Then I showed up for the party!




I totally went with a girly theme. I envisioned some ideal scene I probably discovered on pinterest and rolled with it. Think good girlfriends all dolled up celebrating Thanksgiving under a big oak tree in a field.






Mixed china. Gold flatware. That amazing floral branch chandelier which oh by the way they have a bunch of. Lots of candlelight.






There were a totol of 5 of us that presented tablescapes. Here we are with Ooh Events owner Lisa Thomas.




Sally Bennet of Mirth Studio (which please note is about to launch the most amazing floor tile company) created a lounge space using her painted wooden floor tiles. I flipped out over these.





Barbara Beach (who makes adorable children’s clothes that Lilly wears) created a table that I just wanted to crawl into. This is just dreamy.


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Deirdre Zahl (Candy Shop Vintage owner, you’ve seen me wear her pieces) came up with the prettiest Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed table. Isn’t this so fun?





And Perri Stilp (owner of the most quality and amazing children’s camp, Camp Perri) created a holiday table for kids complete with a hot chocolate station and homemade crayons. She’s brilliant.


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Extra big thanks to Clay Austin Photography for all the amazing images. He is seriously awesome and was a lot of fun to work with. Squeeze – your drinks always make me happiest at parties around town. Wild Flour Pastry, I must have more of your salted caramel tarts soon. Everyone was talking about them. And lastly a big thank you to Ooh Events for putting on this event. I enjoyed working and partying with all of you.


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Photography by Clay Austin Photography.


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Date: Nov 18 2013

Filed Under: Press


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Date: Nov 18 2013

Filed Under: Fashion

It’s not every day that one of my favorite magazines interviews me for a feature. I am so happy to be a blogger that Southern Living loves. And hey Stephanie Granada, I kinda really love you too! Thanks for the love and get back down here to see me!


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If you feel the urge you can read the full story here.


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