Life + Style

July 30, 2011

Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You

Did I mention that one of my all-time favorite BFFs is getting married this year?
She's the Queen of Mardi Gras and she's marrying Prince Eric
It's a fact
She grew up in a castle in Louisiana and can drink more champagne than anyone I know.
No really

And I'm off this weekend in Charleston celebrating her impending nuptials with some long time favorites.
This is for your Sammy Sam!

July 29, 2011

Zac Posen Shirt

I want you.
I need you.

That is all.

{buy it here}

July 28, 2011

Charleston Weekend

I'm off to Charleston for the weekend for a Bachelorette Party for one of my favorites!
I can't wait to lay by the pool on the harbor and read.  
There may or may not be a few fruity drinks with umbrellas being charged to my room!

July 27, 2011

Southern Bourbon Mountains

Do y'all know Katherine from Southern Bourbon Mountains?
If you don't, you should.
Girl is funny.
And the girl makes some precious baby.
She was in Pawleys Island last week on her family's annual beach trip and I had the pleasure of photographing her sweet little family.
Baby Ford is just 4 months and was so sweet and cooperative!
and his big brother was so in love with him!
Seriously, such a beautiful family!

I can't wait to share the rest with you soon Katherine!

July 26, 2011


Wells turns ONE today!!!
A year already?

I hope all your wishes come true BabyGirl!


July 25, 2011

Paint colors

Dear Martha,
You've done it again.

July 23, 2011

First Birthday Party

Somebody's having a little par-tay today!
I can't for the life of me figure out how a year has already passed since this sweet baby girl made her grand debut into my life.  
The best adage I've heard on parenting is that the days are long and last forever and the years are fast and go by way to quickly.
She has forever changed who I am and I can't imagine my life without her.  
I'm so excited to honor her sweet little first year of life today with so many of our friend's and family down in Pawleys.


July 22, 2011

Friday fashion (Milly love)

So I'm loving me some Milly again these days!
More like an obsession
I know this made my sister laugh!

and then there's 3.1 Phillip-Lim

I can't even stand it!


July 21, 2011

Clear toaster

Dear smart people who make things, 
Let's get on it.

being a mom

This article couldn't have said it better.
I've been a mom for almost a year now and I'm terrible at keeping in touch.
I don't return calls and I don't check my voicemail.
If you reach me, you have.  If you haven't, sorry.
I'm a bit better with texting and emails.
But even those leave conversations unfinished with responses coming hours and sometimes days late.
I know my mom friends understand but I worry others think worse.
To my friends with out kids, here you go.

My excuse, my defense, my explanation.


July 20, 2011

bridesmaid shoes

So y'all might remember from this post that I had to select a bridesmaid dress.
Now it's time for momma to get some shoes.
I'm at such a loss.
It's been so long since I've bought anything besides Jack Rogers and Reva's that I truly don't know where to start.  I'm feeling pretty inept and need your help.
So here's the style of the dress
 Amsale Crinkle Chiffon Halter

and here's the color:  Aubergine

so I chose these

They're perfection.
And they're on-sale for half off.
They're not even that ridiculously outrageous.  
Not in a completely unattainable way.
Not exactly anyway.
 Unfortunately I might need someone to sponsor them because the hubs already said no.

Off to zappos

Keep in mind this is no "dream shoe" post
It's real life, so here are the rules:

*October wedding in Louisiana*
*can be any color or style*
*must be a heal*
*must be under $100*
*must be fun enough that I'll realistically wear them again*

Top contenders:








not in the white obvs, but dyed in a fun J.Crew-ish color

Of course, can't forget something pretty for BabyGirl


July 19, 2011

Blush & bashful

I'm so obsessed lately with soft pastels.
Nude & blush are my two new favorites.

*no small sizes left, sorry ladies*

{Gap Kids Spring line}

I even used this outfit I found on pintrest as the inspiration for one of my favorite new summer outfits
On a side note, wish me luck.
A very sad and cranky BabyGirl and I are driving down to Pawleys today from Richmond.
She's been missing her Daddy pretty steadily for a few days now and all last night we kept reminding her "tomorrow you can get in the car with mommy and go see Daddy"
Well guess who woke up before 6am this morning calling for her Daddy, refusing a bottle or breakfast, and walked around the whole house looking for him.  The saddest was when she went to the front door and opened it looking for him.
And we thought she was just a momma's girl.

July 18, 2011

room love

Have y'all seen this fabulous home of Emily Ruddo yet?
It was featured in High Gloss and everywhere on the internet since then.
I'm swooning.

I'm also obsessed with this room


July 15, 2011


 {on sale big time here}
Yes, please!

July 14, 2011


Sorry to MIA for a bit.  I'll never got out of town without my laptop again.
I still can't figure out how to blog from my phone.  I can get to the edit section and change the title but when I select in the "body" my keyboard doesn't pop up.  
Anyone know how do fix this?
I had the best time a on a photo shoot in downtown Charleston Monday with a gorgeous friend.
She didn't crawl or run away from the camera.
What a change!
You might be seeing some pictures of my sweet friend for several days here as I am unable to choose between my favorites!

Can't wait to pop the bubbly with her in NYC when she's famous!

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