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What’s better than back to school shopping? Back to school shopping with your BFF! Lilly and Farris are ready for their first day of school with their new outfits from Kohl’s!





It’s shocking how much kids grow in a summer. Keeping them dressed in cute and comfortable clothing that actually fits can be a struggle, so I’m thankful for affordable resources like Kohl’s. Their back to school collection is pretty cool, and thankfully Lilly agrees (making my life a little bit easier finding first day outfits for under $50).





Cute and comfortable sneakers are a back to school necessity for my kids, and I love that Kohl’s carries both converse and the classic stripe adidas :) Super cute mini style!






And can we talk about how seeing Lilly carrying a Jansport backpack makes my heart happy? I had a pink one just like it when I was little.




These two have their game face on and are ready to crush their first day of 2nd grade. You can check out the Kohl’s back to school collection right here! And a bonus – today is the first day of the Kohl’s big Friends & Family Sale with 20% off site wide! Happy Shopping :)


Lilly Wearing:

navy poplin belted shirtdress, checkered head wrap,

pink converse sneakers, pink jansport backpack


Farris Wearing:

white picot polo shirt, stretch skinny jeans, stripe adidas sneakers


Photography by Gray Benko. Sponsored by Kohl’s and ShopStyle. 20% off sitewide Friends and Family Sale. Gift Cards; Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise or other charitable items; prestige brands of cosmetics, skincare and select brands of fragrance; select electrics; premium electronics and warranty products; consumables; premium sunglasses; sporting goods; sports team merchandise; select online-exclusives; American Girl; Columbia; Converse; Dyson; Koolaburra by UGG; Levi’s; Nike and Under Armour. 8/17 – 8/20.


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Date: Aug 11 2017

Filed Under: Family, Fashion

Happy Friday!


So last night I was catching up with a friend that I ran into at dinner and I asked how his summer was, to which he responded that it wasn’t nearly over. Which is so totally true. I guess my definition of summer has changed now that I’m a mom. My kids go back to school next week and I can’t even wrap my head around it! We had an amazing (and busy!) summer full of good times and lots of travel (Nantucket, Florida,  Bahamas, Disney World, a couple of weeks in the mountains…). Lilly and Fletcher will be in the same school this year which is going to fun. I’m looking forward to regular exercise again (it’s horrific how my metabolism has changed as I’ve gotten older). So with less than a week ’til school resumes we’re hoping to make this weekend as good as it can be (which will be a little tough since Fletcher is recovering from tonsil surgery).




Btw, I’m wearing this floral dress. Obsessed with the colors and the easy, drapey fit. It comes in black, too. Also, did you see the J.Crew summer favorites sale? 40% off! I *love* this bow top, this pretty pink side button sweater, and this floral dress would be so cute with a little jacket thrown over it this fall. And Carly says that this is the best swimsuit EVER.



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Date: Aug 8 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

My latest and greatest Etsy finds goin’ up on a Tuesday :)




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That vintage woven bag is the result of a long search I did about two weeks ago. I ended up buying this one (and love it)! And aren’t those cotton candy favors the cutest for a party?



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Date: Aug 3 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Family, Lilly Likes

As kids grow their needs change. We moved past cribs and toddler beds a long time ago, but for the past 2 years Fletcher has been sleeping on just a bedspring and mattress. At first it was to transition him from side rails because he’s kind of a wild sleeper and I didn’t want him to fall from a high bed. He liked sleeping pretty low to the ground though, which was fine by me. When he recently expressed interest in an actual bed I turned to ducduc because I’ve been a long time fan of their eco-friendly kids furniture.


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While ducduc has a whole collection of really cool, modern furniture, what I love most about them is that you can customize each and every piece and they’re all made to order! Fletcher loved getting to help design his new alex platform bed! He insisted upon having these two large pull out drawers to stash his toys and things he wanted to keep out of his sister’s eye sight.


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And I really love this little bench and storage shelf at the end of the bed! It get’s used A LOT.


Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer


All of ducduc’s pieces are made well with solid hardwood and plywood (no mdf) and are made in Connecticut. They use green materials and finishes that can be color matched to any Pantone color. They also provide white glove delivery service with assembly :)


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Don’t worry, Lilly wasn’t left out. She starts 2nd grade in two weeks and has outgrown her little antique desk that we used to have in her room. We chose this ducduc cabana vanity because it doubles as a desk/vanity.


Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer


It has two drawers on each side (with ouchless, self closing drawer glides) for all of Lilly’s supplies. The middle compartment easily pops up and has a mirror, which is Lilly’s favorite part.


Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer


I love it because it’s the sort of piece that I could totally move somewhere else in our house.


Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer

Charlotte Elizabeth Photographer


The kids are so happy with their colorful and cute new rooms. You can check out ducduc’s whole furniture collection right here!


Photography by Charlotte Elizabeth Photo. Thank you to ducduc for partnering on this post.



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Date: Jul 25 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

It’s been about a month so it’s probably time to upload a bunch of life lately pictures :)


Last weekend I had such a fun day with friends at floatilla, which is basically a day of floating down the river on rafts. Naturally somehow Gray and I showed up in the same damn swimsuit!! Hand to heart this was not planned.


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All the floats were tied up together with a boat that had a band playing. It was pretty amazing.


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Sun and water has pretty much been the theme of our summer. :) These two are little fish!


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(I’m wearing this black swimsuit)


Lots of time logged in out here with friends.




We managed a few days at Coral House on Harbour Island with our friends Adam and Anna. It was so much fun!


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(I’m wearing one of my favorite rhode resort dresses)


Sitting incognito poolside wearing this stripe swimsuit.




While Anna’s baby floats around like an instagram waiting to happen. But really how cute is that flamingo float?




Harbour Island always has the prettiest gates and flowers.




Found a new home in the kitchen for our tequila sign.





Pretty Mirth floor at Coral House.


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Took a boat to see the pigs. So ridiculous and cute. I was terrified to actually let them eat out of my hand. I have a video but there is no way I’m ever showing it.


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I feel like these nap photos are becoming a thing for us :)


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Spoleto finale at Middleton Plantation. Such a fun annual concert.




We were in FL for a few days for a family wedding – it was real hot but so much fun!




I’m wearing a similar dress to this one, these gumball earrings, these blue sandals, and this banana clutch.


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Had another installment with my Kiawah group at Jess’s family beach house. I had an astrology reading (found out I should try doing fire chants – I think I should), and just had an all around great time with some pretty amazing Charleston lady friends.


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New Hart tassel earrings :)




Dinner at one of our favorite family spots, Vintage! It’s so cute and they have amazing pizza.




Made it out to brunch with these real pretty girlfriends. I’m wearing a Roberta Roller Rabbit dress.




Staying up late night hunting for crabs :)





My most favorite skincare line ever – True Botanicals – just came out with a new collection called Basics, which is anything but. I’ve used TB for over a year and legit think it’s the best products I’ve ever used on my skin.


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And my happiest face for just being in Charleston after a few too many nights out of town this summer. It really is my favorite place ever.




And I’m wearing this dress which I have in 2 colors and love. Love that little lindroth birkin basket, too :)



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Date: Jun 26 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

Good morning from Coral House :) We’re here for a few days and I’m not one bit mad about it. This island makes my heart happy.


Sharing some of my recently favorited etsy finds today! Especially loving that peacock headboard!




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