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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 :)


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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)


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


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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: Nov 7 2018

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining

Maybe I’m on the cusp of some serious holiday spirit here (following my holiday card post earlier this week) but let’s just go with it. I present to you, holiday wreaths for your front door!!



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I ordered this one for my front door but I would take all of these! So pretty! Just pair one with this adorable rug and you’re set!







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Date: Dec 19 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

I’m already doing better about the Life Lately posts! Second one this month :)


Our front door dressed for the holidays. I have a thing for plaid doormats.



We had our annual Christmas party this past Friday. I never do a good job of taking photos throughout this night for some reason. I do have this on my camera roll from right before it started and am so glad we took the time to snap it. I’m wearing this new black wrap ruffle dress and you can’t see my new sparkly earrings I’m wearing but trust me they’re SO fun, check them out here. Also, I mix pom pom garland with my garland.



I did snap this photo of Anna the next morning after the party floating on the swan



Josh had a birthday and we celebrated with a night at the Dewberry Hotel. The kids helped me decorate the hotel room with balloons and it looked so good. We had friends meet us at the lounge bar there because the hotel is dressed to the nines with the most amazing holiday decor right now. Such a fun night. We went to the spa the next morning and it was amazing as well.



The birthday boy. I’m wearing this dress (a look for less here), a Chloe bag, and these big blue earrings.



The kids love our Christmas train track. It was my grandfather’s.



My friend Molly hosted an amazing night with the founders of La Ligne NYC. The two blondes seated met while working at Vogue and left and started their brand devoted to stripes. It was a lovely, inspiring night and a lovely collection. I especially love this sweater.



Poms on my plaid toes. Also a plaid vest. And speaking of sweaters, this one is amazing.



I love Charleston this time of year, there are so many fun things going on and great excuses to get out to my favorite local shops. This was at Candy Shop Vintage with Deirdre and Elizabeth. My coat is Kate Spade and my gold crinkle leather heels are here!



Our little tree in our mudroom. This lil guy just makes me so happy.



And finally here’s a picture from an amazing afternoon at Out of Hand with sweet friends and the founder of RMS Beauty. Rose-Marie gave us all her tricks and did our make up and it was such a fun day. My favorite RMS items that you HAVE to try – the Living Luminizer, the Lip to Cheek Color, and the Volumizing Mascara.





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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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