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Date: Oct 22 2016

Filed Under: Decor, Family

Can you all believe that Halloween is so close? I love this time of year when all the festive holidays begin. I managed to get our bats back up this year (never got around to it last year) and am so glad I did because it makes the kids so happy! And it really takes no time at all to put them up.





Get The Look:

black 3d bats, plaid doormat, gas lanterns,

white mailbox, pink paint color is benjamin moore old world



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Date: Jun 10 2015

Filed Under: Decor, Family, Fashion

Late last year I enlisted the help of my good friend Olivia Brock, of the fabulous blog Lacquered Life and founder of Torrance Mitchell Designs, to help me find the perfect shade of pink for my front door. Olivia is an historic preservationist, color guru/expert, and spectacular eating/drinking buddy here in Charleston, and I couldn’t help but abuse our friendship for a little help :)


front door


You might remember my door used to be a minty teal color. I liked that color, but I had wanted pink all along. When we took on our home project nearly 4 years ago it was a big renovation (gutting and adding on), so there were many, many decisions to be made. I had to pick my battles with Josh, and fighting for the pink door just wasn’t worth it.


southern front door charleston


So back to the point… this past November I showed Olivia a picture of a door that I loved and asked her to figure out what the color was so that I could just simply copy it. She found out what it was, but she also knew that it had been faded in the sun and that we could find a better shade for my home (lighting and shade of white on our brick…). She recommended Benjamin Moore Old World.(2011-40)


charleston front door southern porch


She also helped me find a new mailbox, love this white one!


front door coral front door southern front door


Big hug to Olivia for helping me with my front door :) I love the new color!



outdoor plaid rug, galvanized planters,

swing bed, white mailbox, rocking chairs,

copper gas lanterns, flying pig, figue dress


Photography by Gray Benko.



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Date: Dec 22 2015

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

I started off December in what I strongly feared a dumb way – trying out my first chemical peel (from my dermatologist). Not that I regretted trying, just that I regretted trying it in the middle of the busiest month of the year My face looked a little lot scary for close to 72 hours. But I’m happy to report it was a success – I got the peel on a Monday and by that Friday am I was back to normal!




Josh and I hosted our very first big Christmas party this past weekend and it was so much fun! We had a huge turn out and danced all night. I got my friends from Ooh Events and Polished to help with the bar set up (turned out beautiful), hired Peprolls to bring their food cart tent for late night fuel, and played all my favorites on Pandora.




Somewhere between the beginning and the end of the party the police showed up twice and two of my friends jumped on our holiday dressed swan float in the pool (and they may not like that I’m posting this picture but they shouldn’t have sent it to me).




I wore the red Kate Spade flare dress on the right and felt festive playing hostess. The next night I wore the black Kate Spade feather tunic to another Christmas party! And of course the ornament clutch.




Outtake from Lilly’s latest Lilly Likes shoot. I’m wearing my favorite sweater.




12 teeny Jane Pope Jewelry surprises wrapped and ready! Mistletoe wrapping paper, twist yarn, and fun hang tags.




Family Christmas scene… Lilly’s little stripe dress is Kate Spade.




I love our crazy colored Christmas tree but I always love simple, too.




Charleston being all Christmas cute.




The birthday boy at brunch at Indaco. Best chorizo dish in town.




Love this troll picture from our underwater photoshoot with Leigh Webber this past summer. Frame bridge framed because they’re my favorite.




Our front porch swing bed all dressed up for the holidays.




Dressed up fiddle leaf fig, too.




Neighborhood walks with the prettiest views.




Saw Santa hanging out downtown.




And our front door with a simple boxwood wreath and striped ribbon (rug here).




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Date: Oct 19 2015

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

A little of my life lately… :)


Last Thursday Gray and I went to the Diner en Blanc event downtown. It was a pop up white party – everyone wore all white and brought picnics with white tables and white chairs. The end result was pretty amazing and it was so much fun. We danced all night!




I wore a white shirtdress (only $84!), a Twine & Twig necklace, Charleston rice beads on my wrist, and my white Everlane street shoes. Gray wore a dress pretty identical to this one and it’s only $27.


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In other news, we’ve been spending as much time outside as possible now that I’m not melting from humidity. The kids are big fans of going to Vintage so they can play on this cool truck slide.




But we don’t discriminate.




Had dinner with my friends Molly and Olivia at Chez Nous, one of my favorite spots here in Charleston. The menu offers 6 total options and changes daily. Everything is amazing and I recommend ordering as much as possible.




In other Charleston happenings, Furbish has popped up in Moon & Lola’s King St location! It’ll be there till the end of December – so fun!! I wore my favorite off the shoulder top and Phillip Lim sandals.




Some of my favorite picks from the night include all the rugs, their finds from their recent travels, and this new jewelry collab collectionespecially this necklace.




Sally King Benedict’s art show at George Gallery was a total success – this painting was my favorite. You can’t really tell from the picturing but it’s HUGE!




Lilly acting all cute under some halloween decorations on King. Her dress is from Pink Chicken and she’s holding her new Jellycat Bunny that she swindled me into buying ten minutes before.




Stopped in Hot Little Biscuit this past Friday for their fried chicken biscuit. Have we discussed that fried chicken is my favorite food? It really is.






Lots of pumpkin patching going on over here lately. This one below is from Lilly’s school field trip!




Yesterday we went back to the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch as a family. The kids love all the slides and things, as well as the hay ride and cornfield maze. Y’all might be glad to know that Fletcher’s chocolate milkshake spilled all over my Free People sweater during lunch at Jacks Cosmic Dogs – but it all came out. No stain whatsoever. I mean, sweater season has only begun, ha! That sweater is also available here.




Sadly, pumpkins is most all we’ve done as far as Halloween decorating this year. I couldn’t find my bats that I usually put up on our front door. We have some big fake spiders in the kids’ rooms though :)




Our banana plants are growing.




I’m sure y’all are aware that it’s breast cancer awareness month. This plaid wrap benefits the National Breast Cancer Foundation! I throw it on a lot b/c it’s so easy and soft, especially in the morning when we’re getting ready for school (Fletch calls me a super hero b/c I’m in a “super-cape”). Also wearing nude lace up flats.




We went out with friends Friday night and I wore my blooming sequin cuff, grey Alexander Wang pumps, this off the shoulder blouse, and my cylinder bag!




Happy Monday, Friends!


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Date: Sep 3 2015

Filed Under: Entertaining, Family

Skirt Magazine asked me to share what I love about me for an article in their current September issue. It’s not a question that I think about often. I mean, I can name a million things that I love. But what I love about me… what a fun exercise to do!




I love that water is my favorite thing to drink. I love that I can insert myself into most any song on the radio because it makes the listening experience so much more interesting. I love that somewhere in my attic I still have all of my Babysitter Club and Sweet Valley High books stashed away for my daughter to read one day. I love that I followed my instinct and painted my front door pink. I love that I live in a city where really good french fries are in abundance.


What do you love about yourself?




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Date: May 19 2015

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

Life has been good lately over in our corner of the world. The weather is superb and we’ve been outside a ton and in our pool most every day.


floats for pool


Getting a lot of use out of my favorite scallop bikini :) If you want more coverage on the bottom I have these scallop hipsters and LOVE them. And the one piece version a lot, as well.


best bikinis


My friend Rebecca Atwood came to town last week to shoot some scenes in our home for her upcoming book about mixing patterns at home. SO excited about this book – a lot of amazing women friends’ homes are in there, too! Blue stripe towel found here, similar pink towel here, and ladder here.


rebecca atwood book homes


Floral on floral with a tassel. And a stripe.


floral dress


New favorite book by one of our favorite authors, The Skunk. Mac Barnett writes the most hilarious and thought provoking books.


best books for kids


Spring is the time to eat outside as much as possible here in Charleston. This is from a girl night at XBB.


best charleston restaurants


Last Friday Lilly graduated from pre-school. It was pretty much the sweetest and I was definitely a little emotional.


classic dress for kids


This cute dress she’s wearing is a gift from Savannah Children. I haven’t dressed Lilly in many traditional dresses but this one felt quite special and is a great keepsake for us. Of course she loves it :)


little girls dress


Lots of porch swinging. Because again, the weather. Fletcher’s striped linen shirt is under $10 here.


summer pillow prints


Good vibes only over here. Signage from Sharptooth Studio, shelf ledges found here, very similar chair here. And I get a lot of questions about our little sofa there – I found a great look for less right here!


playroom for kids


Always manage to find something pretty to take a picture of here in Charleston. How about this dramatic door? It’s not what I usually gravitate to, but I like it nonetheless.


front door charleston


Had a fun coffee meeting with Garden & Gun Magazine yesterday. I’m heading on a summer road trip to St. Louis for them next month! Really excited to go explore, and I’m bringing my friend Gray!


garden and gun magazine road trip


And let’s end on a fun dress find!


streetstyle shirtdress


I’ve had this linen shirtdress for about a month and have probably worn it 4 times already. It comes in a light chambray version, too. I paired it with my blue satchel, gold strap sandals, and a tassel belt. Some people are all about that bass, I’m all about that tassel belt.


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