Thursday, August 28, 2014

Prepare Yourself

The weather here in Wilmington has been amazing lately. Almost fall like. Even though I know some hot days are still ahead the cool temps remind me that winter is on the way. Which is scary!! Really scary. I need to prepare...pull out all the layers. Just because you're cold doesn't mean you can't look cute. 

Fall Style

pics found here and here

Winter doesn't look too bad...huh?
Get the look:poncho, poncho,scarfshirt, earrings,belt, cuff

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Madewell Backyard Sundress in Indigo Shibori

Did you get my dress? Yesterday at Madewell, did you buy this dress in a size small? If so, I am talking to you.

I had been waiting for this dress to go on sale and then when it did they no longer had my size. Did I give up? No, what do you think I am? An amateur? I kept checking back and then bam!! Yesterday they had my size available. I immediately put it in my cart and started to dream of all the places we would go together...

But as I clicked "place order" a horrible message appeared that said my size was no longer available. What!!?? In the 30 seconds it took me to pay - with Paypal - my dress had been sold!!! Now I don't want to say I am mad...I am just...well, OK I am mad. If my dress is in my cart I should have at least 1 minute to complete my dang order!! So, if you were the one who bought my dress there is still a chance for you to make it right. When it arrives, which I think will be around Friday, go ahead and try it on, see what you think. If you like it and can live with the guilt, by all means keep it. But if you want to do the right thing e-mail me: I will buy it from you no questions asked. I may even include a little reward for your good behavior. 
Or if you bought this dress at the beginning of the summer and the shiny has worn off, e-mail me, I will take it off your hands. 
Thank you, 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Where Did It Go?

That's's over. Today is the last day of summer. No more french fries and lemonade for dinner. No more goofing off and telling the kids they can eat whatever they can find for more naps in your bathing suit after a long day at the beach. No more sand in the bed or life jackets on the back steps. 

It was a good summer....but now it's time to organize people! I have to start planning dinners and doing laundry on a regular basis. Laying out uniforms and packing lunches the night before. Ugh..School Mom is back...I like Summer Mom much better!
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Proud Mary Shops the Globe

Do you love a collected global look but haven't found the time for a trip to Africa, Marrakesh or India?

pic here

Lucky for you the girls behind Proud Mary have been globe trotting and shopping.

Whether you like tribal in your home decor...


Or in your accessories, you are going to love this sale.

A little taste of what's to come...

Check it out here
I'm stuck in a meeting right now so try to save some loot for me!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

There May Be Progress

The fabric sample from this post came in and....

It's not quite right!! I am so sad. I am sure you can't tell from this excellent photo but the blue is just not right. I love all blues but this is more Wedgewood blue and not a crisp blue. Also interesting to note, the fabric sample on the left is indoor/outdoor fabric and is much whiter and brighter (fascinating, right?), I love it more than the linen but not enough to use it. The search continues....

And after this post

I ordered myself a little sample of this beauty,
Don't really have a spot in mind but I just wanted a little piece because you never know when you might want to copy Hootie's house

I am also on the hunt for the perfect blue for two chairs in my living room because....

Pool Blue & White at the Beach via Thou Swell

A little or a lot of blue in the living room will make me happy!!!

i suwannee maybe I'll go with the blue...
pics here

Does it make you happy too? 
Hope so!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Aren't You Itching For Some Back to School Clothes?

Madewell is having a huge sale and I am NOT going to buy anything...I am really, really going to try not buy anything but look at what I found for 40% off the sales price....


And so much other great back to school clothing for us big kids.
But hurry, it is going fast!!!
Use code EXTRA40 at checkout.
And let me know if you get anything, I may want to borrow a shirt or two.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Summer Panic

Freedom (surfboard, retro car, sunshine, beach and sea; it definitely equals freedom!)

I feel a little frantic that summer is ending soon. I love everything about it and I am trying to enjoy every last minute of sand and surf.

Beach Umbrellas :)

Last night when I was hugging on Locke I noticed his warm, little back smelled just like summer.

 French girls Les Gazelles two sisters who live with their families in Sayulita Mexico, run a boutique there and dive the world for pearls with their tribe of sunkissed wild haired tribe.

 A combination of sand, salt water and sunscreen with a hint of french fries.
 Best scent in the world - wish I could bottle it.

                                          pictures here & here

As I tucked his tired self into bed I realized he smelled like summer because I might have forgotten to bathe him after a long day at the beach.
I am going to try to do better tonight.
But it is still summer and the old rules just don't apply.

Do you ever start to panic at the end of summer or are you ready for school to start? The only thing that brings me a little joy is back to school shopping.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Reading, Wearing Loving...

Loved Guests on Earth by Lee Smith

Living in my A-Line Muscle
Worn with J Crew cargo pants no longer available similar here here here

This is the t shirt I have around my waist. 
If you have seen me sometime in the past 6 months chances are good I have had on this t shirt. 
I LOVE it!! And wear it with everything!!
Sadly it is sold out but I found some similar here, here here
If you only buy one new thing this fall make it a striped t. Every outfit looks better with some stripes. 

174930 Firecrackers Sky by F Schumacher

Loving this Firecracker fabric from Lulu DK
All the fabrics from her children's line are super fab!! Here
What are you reading, wearing, loving?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kate Long Stevenson Pop Up Shop

Another fabulous Pop-Up Shop at Furbish
Kate Long Stevenson
Starts at 11:00
And you better hurry, the last sale was crazy!! Good art goes fast..

And in action...

Exclusive: Tour Country Star Darius Rucker’s Charming Charleston Home

What do you know?
 A Kate Long Stevenson in my favorite home... you go to shop for art...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Get the Look - Hootie's House

So I got to thinking about what I love about Hootie's house. 
I think it's the over all feel, finished but not too matchy. 
I have a hard time moving away from my matchy roots. It was drilled in my head that everything should match...but really when things are a little off or unexpected it is so much more interesting...don't you think?
And yes, while I do love everything, I need a little blue....

Exclusive: Tour Country Star Darius Rucker’s Charming Charleston Home via @domainehome

Just a few swaps here and the living room I would use some of .....


This fabric from Lewis and Sharon

Exclusive: Tour Country Star Darius Rucker’s Charming Charleston Home via @domainehome

And in the bedroom....

beautifully coastal beach inspired bedroom | blue headboard

I would switch to this headboard


And although these pillows are super fab...

Taraz Blue Green Natural Woven Fabric

I would go with this fabric

Are you getting tired of this game? 
Just a few more...


Suede and brass chair in Hootie's house...

Blue suede and brass chair in my house so I can check that off my list.

Exclusive: Tour Country Star Darius Rucker’s Charming Charleston Home via @domainehome

And of course we need some poufs...

Moroccan Leather Pouf, Sky Blue
In blue...Moroccan pouf

There you go, add some blue (and a whole lot of clutter) and it is really starting to feel like home!!
What about you? What would you change to make it feel more like you?

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