Two summers ago I bought the Black Assets Swimsuit from Target and wore it almost every day. Wells wasn't even one yet and I was pregnant again and needed the extra tummy support. Last summer I wore it a lot and was really pleased with how well it retained it's shape and held me in. I think it can make another appearance this summer but I needed another one. So last week I picked up the Pink Assets ruffletop swimsuit. It's thick enough to smooth everything out and the ruffles create a pretty distraction drawing your attention back up where I like it. You better believe that's what I've been rocking the past few days on the beach at Pawleys. Now I just need to bite the bullet and buy the Mossimo Multi-color Large Straw Tote that everyone and their mom just bought.
May 21, 2013
May 20, 2013
Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction | Marinated Greek Chicken Skewers | Crock Pot Honey Sesame Lettuce Wraps | Barbecue Chicken Pizza | Shrimp with Spicy Garlic Sauce
Well it's our first official full week at the Beach and we're going to be keeping it simple and fresh around here. What do you like to cook if you have access to a kitchen on vacation?
May 17, 2013
Eberjey Gisele PJ Set | UGG Dakota Slipper | Eberjey Lady Godiva Robe | Rebecca Minkoff "don't bother me I'm shopping iPad case | Warby Parker Crosby Sunglasses | Kenneth Jay Lane Beaded Bracelet
Pretty jammies, coffee and croissants, brunch alfresco. A girl can dream right? This sounds about perfect. I'd swap out the morning paper for my iPad and waste away the morning. Happy Weekend my friends!
May 16, 2013
Completely smitten with several chairs right now on Joss & Main. I'm going to need to find a way to win the lottery so I can buy all of them. The Plymouth Arm Chairs are so classic but feel still really modern to me. I really want two for my dining room. I also love the Sarra Side Chairs II. And the Felicity Side Chairs are lovely. So lovely. But then again, those Fairfax side chairs are fantastic. It's going to be really hard to narrow down. Which is your favorite? What would you choose?
I'm also thinking about ordering two of the Colin Club Chairs. I've mentioned them on here several times. They are so pretty and the price really can't be beat. I need to just get them.
May 15, 2013
I'm in desperate need of some new summer sandals. What are your favorites? Last summer everyone suggested I go with Sam Edelman and I wanted to listen, really, I did. But I just never sucked it up and spent the money. I'm ready now. I'm not sure which color combo to pick but I've got my eye on those corals. I think coral is my new neutral. Agree?
May 14, 2013
I'm pretty excited about introducing you to Banana Grove Designs. This sweet little etsy jewlery shop is hosting our fabulous giveaway today. Anna creates each colorful unique piece by hand and her craftsmanship shows. The gold elephant necklace charm has quickly become one of my new daily favorites. I love that it's delicate enough to wear layered with more chunky necklaces but exquisite enough to stand on it's own. And I'm not going to lie, I like how it looks with a target tee shirt and running shorts at the park. If you're lucky you might even find me posting a selfie later today on instagram showing off this pretty gem.
Anna was sweet enough to share one of her beautiful elephant charm necklaces with one of you as well! We love it, right!
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May 13, 2013
Wells has been telling everyone that her Daddy is going to paint her new room pink. That wasn't the plan. I wanted the whole house painted Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore. It's my favorite and it gives me the opportunity to start off with a nice clean slate. Wells has other plans. Pink and purple and pink plans to be exact. So tell me, do you let your kids pick things in their rooms? Big things like wall colors or bedspreads? What about if said kid isn't even three yet?
I think I could live with light pink walls. I'm just concerned it's going to be too cliche. Any advice on this? Any light pink paint colors you'd suggest?
May 10, 2013
I'm completely and utterly obsessed with these vibrant and complex paintings. The artist is Teil Duncan. Are you familiar with her work? I'm going to find a way to own an original one day. It's not surprised this talented artist is based out of Charleston. It's the mecca for pretty people and pretty things. No really.
Are we all in love? I've got to keep it short today, lots of loading and unloading at the new house today! Happy Mother's Day weekend my friends!
May 9, 2013
I've got a busy day today my friends so I leave you with my top ten jewelry picks any mom would love to don. Which one is your favorite? Hard to pick just one, I know, I know. But let's not be greedy. I choose number five. Or ten. Or two. Or six. Or nine.
I've also been sneaking some pictures of our new house on instagram so be sure to follow along for some house updates!
May 8, 2013
Okay, let's talk about this crazy awesome guest house featured on Style At Home. I know I know, it's a bit bold for a full house. But this tropical Miami Beach guest house is styled like a preppy Palm Beach play house and leaves you feeling happy and cheerful. That's the bottom line. You could take any one of these colorful elements and apply them into a room in your own home with out getting bombarded. The palm-from headboard and bed skirt is enough to take me over the edge but add in the pink trim and pink lantern and I am swooning left and right. I'm going to need to fin a way to recreate this space in at least one room in my new house.
May 7, 2013
1. Deaux Lux Luca Weekender Bag 2. Neon Lucite Serving Tray 3. Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Cream SPF 30 4. Diptyque "baies" Scented Candle 5. Dana Gibson Leopard Pillow 6. Hunter Rain Boots 7. Rag & Bone The Skinny Jean 8. Kenneth Jay Lane Resin Bib Necklace 9. Gucci Oversized Sunglasses 10. Theodora & Callum Yucatan Scarf
I've put together a little Mother's Day Gift Guide to help you out just in case you still need something for your mom. Or let's be real, an excuse to buy something for yourself. I'm pretty sure my husband will tell you he bought me a house for Mother's Day (how many holidays does that work for anyway?). He's removing wallpaper and painting the entire house for me so that sweat equity does go a long way in my heart. But here's my list just in case Wells and Tagg want to earn back a little of the brownie points they lost in the middle of the night over the past year.
May 6, 2013
Chicken Divan Macaroni and Cheese | Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad | Tomato, Roasted Pepper, and Arugula Pasta | Grilled Steak and Gorgonzola Pizza | Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was full of packing and entertaining babies at my parents house. Oh, and more packing. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. My mom and I are going to spend the better half of May in Pawleys Island and I'm not sure if we'll be in the new house by then. So packing is getting a little bit tricky because I need to make sure everything we'll need for the beach is accessible and not boxed up. I feel like I want to just get rid of everything we own and start over but I know that's neither feasible or responsible. I'm packing thing by room rather than like item which is proving helpful. Anyone have any tips they'd like to share?
May 3, 2013
Pretty much as soon as we bought our house in Pawleys I started thinking about painting the front door coral. Flash forward two years and I never did. Day one into our house in Fan with the pretty lions head door and all I could think about what how nice a coral door would look. Never happened. So you better believe painting our the front door in our new house is a top priority. I realize there is a to-do list about a mile long before we can even move in so I'll have to be patient this time too.
Let's just all stare at some lucky ducks who already got their fabulous coral front door.
Don't you think this house is begging for a coral front door? I agree. I'm supposed to be staying home packing all weekend but I have a sneaking suspicion I might just be picking coral paint colors instead. Keep up with me on Instagram and egg me on. Or send me back to work on the packing if you see me slacking off.