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October Outfit Roundup

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Skirt: White House Black Market Sweater: Banana Republic ( shop similar sweater ) Shoes: Kate Spade ( shop similar shoes ) Pants: HEI Shirt: Gibson Shoes: Michael Kors Sunglasses: Versace ( shop similar glasses ) Sweater: Leith Skirt: Vince Camuto Shoes: Michael Kors Sunglasses: Coach Sweater: Loft ( shop similar sweater ) Jacket: BlankNYC Jeans: Loft Booties: Franco Sarto Necklace: So Good Jewelry Headband: Talbots Jacket: Banana Republic Pants: Loft ( shop similar pants ) Shoes: Michael Kors Sunglasses: Versace  Turtleneck: Banana Republic Sweater: Banana Republic Jeans: Old Navy Shoes: Michael Kors Purse: Michael Kors Sweater: Banana Republic Skirt: Halogen  Belt: Copper Penny Boutique ( shop similar belt ) Hat: Halogen  Sunglasses: Versace  Necklace: So Good Jewelry Shoes: Jessica Simpson  ( shop similar shoes )

Fly and Flower Show

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Tuesday night I got to go to an amazing event that showcased the amazing art of my good friend Claire Kendall in collaboration with the incredible clothing of the Fly Modern Apparel Boutique . Claire has been creating this ingenious line of paintings in which she takes fashion photos from blogs, and instagram and other avenues and paints the photos and replaces the model's head with a flower. Yes, it's a slightly odd concept when you hear it for the first time, but the final result is inspired and ethereal. I've been obsessed with this collection of paintings since she first opened them at the end of September. I actually found out tonight that I was her very first purchaser on this collection! And I personally think that one of this distinctive pieces is a must-have for every fashionista and art lover: and you can't beat supporting a local artist. Tonight's event was especially special because not only did Claire paint the models from Fly, but she also had a hand

Reviving That Beloved Outfit

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I felt like this outfit needed its very own post because it is one of my favorites. I originally put this outfit together when I was maybe 14 or 15. I absolutely loved it and it felt like I've worn it about once a week since then: until a year or two ago. And then at that point the original peasant blouse that I wore with this vest was yellowed and the seams had torn (since it was originally a size too small, but it was the only thing that worked). It was a sad day that blouse died. And I spent the next couple years desperately searching for another similar blouse so that I could wear my favorite outfit. The search ended a couple weeks ago in a mall in Raleigh. I was walking to the American Girl store (yes, I still love American Girl Dolls) and I saw the blouse in the window at White House Black Market. I practically screamed in the middle of the mall and promptly went in and bought it. I didn't even try it on. I've never actually done that with a garment before. But it wo

September Outfit Roundup

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Shirt: Gap   Skirt: Elie Tahari   Belt: Copper Penny Boutique ( shop similar belt ) Shoes: Michael Kors   Dress: Nine West   Belt: shop similar belt  Shoes: Michael Kors

Hurrication

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So I’m going to be honest, this trying to blog several times a week is a lot more challenging than I thought it would be.  I am just full of ideas, but between working all day and a small munchkin, finding the time to write everything out and take pictures of all my outfits is incredibly challenging. My hats are off to all you blogger mamas who manage to get everything done in the 24 hours we are allotted in each day! Back in September Hurricane Irma was barreling toward the East Coast. My mother always panics when hurricanes come, even though she’s lived in Charleston for almost forty years. So, this news qued the hurried removal of pictures from the walls and draping the furniture and tarps. My mother and I were already planning on going to Atlanta for a haircut (I’ll explain that in a different post) so we decided to leave early and take the baby and two of our three dogs. One of my dogs doesn’t get along with my mom’s dog, so my dad was going to take the other dog and go a dif

August Outfit Roundup

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Top: Gibson Fleece Bell Sleeve Pants: White House Black Market ( shop similar pants ) Shoes: Sam Edelman   Sweater: TopShop Jeans: Brunette Boutique ( shop similar jeans ) Heels: Guess ( shop similar shoes ) Dress: WAYF Belt: Francesca's   Shoes: Michael Kors   Top:  Gibson Fleece Bell Sleeve Skirt: Loft ( shop similar skirt ) Shoes: Sam Edelman   Blouse: Loft ( shop similar blouse ) Skirt: the hospital gift shop ( shop similar skirt ) Shoes:  Sam Edelman   Dress: Donna Morgan ( shop similar dress ) Heels: BCBG Max Azria   Purse: Nanette Lepore ( shop similar bag ) \ Dress: Karl Lagerfeld Shoes: Mischka Badgley Watch: Michael Kors ( shop similar watch ) Dress: Calvin Klein Belt: White House Black Market Shoes: Michael Kors Sunglasses: Betsy Johnson    Dress:  Love . . . ady   Sandals:  Sam Edelman Belt:  Vintage Cippiani

Checking out Columbia

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So a couple Saturdays ago my fur baby and I went to Columbia for the day to spend a few hours with my best friend who I haven't seen in two years! She's living in Orlando now and I live in Charleston and we are both so busy with work: it's not quite like the wonderful days when we both lived in Greenville and our biggest worry was our test tomorrow. So this day was a rare treat! However, neither of us know very much about Columbia so it was also sort of an adventure. I posted on Facebook looking for recommendations from friends on places to go and places to eat. One of my friends who lives in Columbia recommended the Vista . That is a super cute little shopping district that definitely wasn't there last time I had spent any time in Columbia! So we parked and started looking around for a restaurant that was open for lunch at 2:30 and had a deck for my fluffy. We ended up eating at the Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom . I had the best calzone that I've ever eaten! Howeve

Excerpts from Paris Bath and Beauty Book

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Ever since I spent a couple weeks in France, I've been obsessed with the French women and their fashion. They're always been at the height of the fashion industry, but they do it so effortlessly! Not that I'm planning to ditch my highly artistic makeup when I feel like doing that, but it's nice to know that it's also super chic to go out with just glowing skin and a bold lip.  I'm always on the lookout for books about Parisian fashion and beauty routines, and whenever I see one I grab it! I found this little beauty on a quick run into Whole Foods. I was passing by and the giant "Paris" grabbed my attention. I spent about 3 seconds flipping through it and decided it was something I needed in my life. Here are some excerpts from the book for your enjoyment.  Need some help forming a capsule wardrobe for fall? No worries. The Parisian stylists are here to help!