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Date: Feb 6 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Lilly Likes

I’m highlighting an artist crush today who is full of talent and that I’ve talked about before. Chambers Austelle is a Charleston girl who first caught my eye thanks to her lady portrait series. I commissioned her to do a portrait for Coral House and couldn’t be happier with how the piece turned out. Now she has me coveting more pieces from her upcoming Birdcage Exhibition!



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Lilly and I popped by the Beresford Studios gallery over the weekend for a sneak peek of some of the pieces. This pink lady below is Lilly’s most favorite (and I think maybe mine, too). Isn’t her face exquisite? I love her raised eyebrow.


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I can’t wait to see the whole exhibit come together because these are just the beginning. There will be a mix of portraits and abstracts and prices begin at $150. The show opens this Friday night (February 10th) with a reception from 6 – 9 at Beresford Studios located at 20 Fulton Street downtown Charleston (right by Fulton Five). Maybe I’ll see some of you there? And you can follow along with Chambers on her instagram!



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As a mother it’s important to me that I raise strong, confident children. So when Dove Hair asked Lilly and me to participate in the #LoveYourHair campaign, I jumped at the chance! I love the brand and what they’re doing to empower females.





Dove Hair found that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. For many, these pressures began at an early age. Dove Hair believes a positive role model can greatly impact a girl’s confidence. I want Lilly to know that her hair is unique and beautiful… just like she is!




So I remind her everyday :)





Lilly loves to wear her hair different ways – one braid, two braids, pig tails, pony tail… But her favorite way is to wear it down (I think she gets that from me).



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Join Dove’s mission and inspire a young girl in your life to love her hair. Create and share your custom animated message at!





laroque ruffle top, levis jeans,

beaded necklace, wisewear smart bracelet,

black sunglasses, leather mules


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


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Shoe Carnival provided me with product and compensation for this post.

The opinions I have shared about the products are my own. 


We are in the thick of holiday season over here and our schedules are full, in the best kind of way. Lilly and Fletcher’s favorite afternoon activity involves riding through the neighborhood belting out holiday songs and pointing out festive decorations. Such activity requires comfortable (and cool!) sneakers :) So we partnered up with Shoe Carnival for a holiday style remix.




Just call us the Converse Family (even Josh has a pair!). It’s what we each picked out when we visited our local Shoe Carnival! They’re the perfect sneaker for every day activities, plus they’re just a classic. Perfect for an updated casual holiday look.


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These pictures makes me so happy. Pure happiness in Lilly and Fletcher’s faces.







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Check out Shoe Carnival for all of your holiday season shoes – they have a great selection at great prices for the whole family!



On Me: converse chuck taylor shoreline sneakers,

blue sweater, dark skinny jeans

On Lilly: converse chuck taylor all star sneakers

On Fletcher: converse chuck taylor all star hi sneakers


Photography by Charlotte Elizabeth Photography. Thank you to Shoe Carnival for partnering on this post. 

“Shoe Carnival provided me with product and compensation. The opinions I have shared about the products are my own.”


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Date: Nov 24 2016

Filed Under: Entertaining, Family, Fashion, Lilly Likes

I just wanted to take a moment to break from the fashion and favorite things to thank each and every one of you for being a part of this space. This blog community means so much to me. I often get asked how much time I put into my blog, and the truth is, it’s nearly non stop because I love it so much. Searching for things to share with you is just a natural part of my day and exactly what I want to be doing. I feel so thankful for this space and all of you.




We hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving Day!


Photo by Charlotte Elizabeth Photography


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The kids may be back in school but it still feels like a hundred degrees here in Charleston. To beat the heat last week we visited our favorite local museum, the Gibbes Museum of Art! It recently completed a 2 year renovation and we decided it was the perfect excuse to get dressed up in their new Janie & Jack outfits for a special day downtown.


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Lilly’s tweet short suit kinda slays me. As soon as I saw it I knew she needed to own it. It even has a little rosette peplum top and tweed beret to coordinate.




It all looks so cute worn together but each piece is great on it’s own as well. It’s Lilly’s current favorite outfit that she owns.


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Fletcher’s Janie & Jack stripe rugby pullover is the cutest! And he felt so grown up and mature in his green stripe tie. Here he’s trying to imitate a serious face like the subjects in this painting.




And his navy suede boots are so cool! I kinda want to get them in the khaki color, too.





Janie & Jack’s designs could seriously make any day feel special. From the fabrics to the tailoring, all of the details make the collection special. Check out Janie & Jack for even more cute finds and come back and tell me which you love. I have my eye on this emerald green swing coat for Lilly and this quilted vest for Fletcher.




Lilly Wearing:

janie & jack tweed jacket, janie & jack tweed shorts,

janie & jack rosettes top, janie & jack patent flats,

janie & jack tweed beret, janie & jack round sunglasses


Fletcher Wearing:

janie & jack poplin shirt, janie & jack rugby shirt,

janie & jack twill pant, janie & jack stripe tie,

janie & jack navy suede boots


Photography by Gray Benko. Thank you to Janie & Jack for partnering on this post.


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Date: Aug 16 2016

Filed Under: Family, Lilly Likes

I am officially the mother of a first grader. Yesterday was Lilly’s first day back and school and she LOVED it! Thank goodness. I vividly remember when Lilly was a baby and thinking that any kid over the age of 5 looked huge and that I just couldn’t even imagine having kids so big. Time just flies by and kids grow. Fletcher will begin his last year of pre-school in a month!




I picked up a lot of Lilly’s back to school clothes at J.Crew Factory and am so pleased with the styles and prices! This navy peter pan collar dress might be my favorite of them all. It’s so sweet.




And they have my absolute favorite t-shirts for boys. The colors are just right and they’re super soft. And Fletcher’s zip up fleece hoodie is really soft, too, and perfect for chilly mornings this fall.





Isn’t Lilly’s glitter apple purse adorable? It goes great with her glitter slip on sneakers. This is the second year in a row that we’ve gotten these sneakers for Lilly, they’re her most favorite! They’re perfect on the playground and go great with dresses or pants.




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Lilly Wearing:

j.crew factory peter pan collar dress,

j.crew factory glitter slip on sneakers, j.crew factory apple glitter bag


Fletcher Wearing:

j.crew factory zip up fleece hoodie,

j.crew factory pocket t-shirt, j.crew factory blue shorts


There are so many cute things in J.Crew Factory’s Back To School section! Here are a few more of my favorites for the girls and the boys – and the whole J.Crew Factory site is 40% off now through 8/18, with an additional 20% off when you use or open a J.Crew Card and use code “CARDPERK”. Happy Back to school shopping :)




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Photography by Gray Benko. Thank you to J.Crew Factory for partnering on this post.


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