Life + Style

December 31, 2010

New Years Eve

“Hear no evil or speak no evil, and you won’t be invited to cocktail parties.”
Oscar Wilde 

HAPPY 2011
My pretty little friends
Here's to you!

And one more thing...
Can we talk about the hair tinsel?
I don't think I've rocked sparkles in my hair since the clip on that came with my Barbie&TheRockers set in fourth grade.
I'm sorta hoping this one gets left behind with the rest of 2010.


December 30, 2010

New Years Eve Style

Some of y'all may have seen this post already. I started working on it yesterday afternoon and polyvore got so excited it posted automatically.  I think I've worked out the kinks and learned what I did wrong. 
*Don't say post to blog, wait and copy the embedded code*casual country NYE

I pulled together two similar looks for NYE
Both feature the exact same pair of jeans and silky top
The first one is a bit more casual with the second showing a bit more glam
Country Glam

$1,480 -
Flat tote »

$78 -

I had so many questions about the sweater featured in my last fashion post and I'm sorry to say that I have no idea where you can buy it. 
I'm starting one of my New Year's Resolutions early; to keep better track of the fun things I find online to I can share my sources with you.
What are y'all wearing for NYE?

December 29, 2010

Country Glam

wishing all my wonderful friends a warm wednesday 
***pretty impressed with my alliteration aren't you Jill?***

December 28, 2010

Hermes Muffler

Are you sitting around your parents house drinking hot toddies and wondering what to buy with all that Christmas cash you found in your stocking?
How about an Hermes Kelly Bag Muff?
If the weather where you are is anything like it is here in Richmond then these pretties are a must if you plan on dressing up for NYE.


December 27, 2010

Christmas Oyster Roast

I hope everyone had the best Christmas ever!
My husband's family does a big oyster roast the day after Christmas in Greensboro.
It's a fabulous tradition I hope they carry on forever.
Our plan was to travel from Richmond for the day before heading on down to Pawleys.
I needed an outfit that was cozy and would hold up well in the car.
I found the perfect outfit inspiration.
Sadly we got snowed in and couldn't leave Richmond.
It's gorgeous to look at but not so much for traveling.


December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I hope today is everything you've been dreaming about all year!

And to the love of my life, I only wish your gift were half this fantastic
Yes, my husband loves Louis Vuitton and books.
There is truly someone for everyone!

December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve

We're spending Christmas in Richmond and I couldn't be more thrilled for the parties and presents and lunch dates with old friends!

December 23, 2010

Christmas decor

Here are a few of my favorite holiday design pictures I found saved on my old laptop (plus a few new ones) you might enjoy for some last minute inspiration!

Oh how I wish  my mantle had all four of these sparkly stockings instead of just two.  Do you think Paige and her brother would mind selling me their two unmonnogrammed ones?


December 22, 2010

And away we go!

BabyGirl is getting really excited for her car trip to Richmond
{she has almost white blond hair these days and I can't figure out how to fix this dark hair in the picture}

Did I tell you that in lieu of our annual Christmas Party and Christmas cards we are making a donation to MUSC Children's Hospital?
We weren't the only ones in our inner circle whose lives were forever changed while at MUSC this year.
It just felt right for us.
Honestly, after we made this decision I was a teensy bit regretful that we aren't sending out something fabulous debuting our sweet BabyGirl's face to all our family and friends.
Especially when all of your tiny prints and custom cards started collecting on our fridge.
And all y'all Pawleys Island readers should remember from last year that we can host quite the soiree.
I was pregnant and no one knew.
I was also the only sober person there and still thought our friends were funny
They were faux bowling in our hallway.
But I digress...
Maybe next year.
The giving feels good
97% of the time 

And in other news
Over the river and through the woods

To my parents house we go!

Car is piled high and filled to the brims
Breathing room only
And we're on our way!

This has absolutely nothing to do with anything
But is this not the cutest and most cozy thing you've ever seen?
For real.
I'm hoping someone I know (not me, godbless) gets one of these under their tree!

And this last really special number is for my dear friend A.
She needs it and I thought some of y'all might too!


December 21, 2010

Sparkles, Glitter and all things shiny

Want to know something lame?
I'm just now thinking about what I'm going to wear on Christmas Eve and I haven't got a single idea.
This confession from a former fashionista
I'm pretty over everything I own that fits.
I might need to call Stacy & Clinton to stage an intervention soon.
Bah Humbug.

I sure wish this would magically appear in my closet.
 I might be a little happier about throwing on one of my go-to LBD's if I had these bad boys to slip on
for Christmas Eve

And for Christmas Day

Imagine how fabulous these would be with a paired with skinny jeans and a cream cashmere sweater

Just a quick reminder to keep it real this week.
Give the gift of love and kindness
I feel like I'm giving a PSA
It's all any of us really want.
Don't just save it for those you love; be nice to the old lady from {fill in the blank with your least favorite region of the country} who's holding up the line at the post office arguing about the cost of shipping.  She might be having a really bad day, or life.
Based on her attitude, I'd go with life.

Okay, sorry to keep this short and sweet but I've got about seven infant-sized Christmas outfits to wash and iron and pack along with everything else BabyGirl owns.
You leave town for a day with a baby, you might as well be moving out. 

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