WORD STUDY, click to expand




The blissful boredom of laying in the sun;

an effortless exhaustion that lasts all day;

 The loveliness of a week long vacation;


I think I have told my husband about 20 times this month that “I need to go somewhere hot.” Though the feeling is mutual, our schedules don’t really see eye to eye.  So today is devoted to my day dream of sightseeing somewhere south, sunbathing on a boat, and sipping a margarita anywhere. 

Have any of you been lucky enough to jet set somewhere warm? I would love to hear about it.

figurative :

Lizzie Washable Silk Blouse $235   •  Floral Embroidered Shorts $491 (for the jet setter)  •  Rachel Zoe Gwen Sandals $195   •  Golden Knot Earrings $35  •  Tyler Fringe Bag $195

TAKE NOTE, click to expand


The first look of this week’s TAKE NOTE is from Troubadour’s new Spring collection seen here.  After a successful stint with Madewell 1937 in New York, the designer, Lindsey Carter, relocated to Charleston and got to work on her own clothing line. I truly love her new collection and cannot wait to see it in real life! I was invited to their luncheon this Friday to celebrate the launch! The weekend can’t come soon enough!

I feel in love with the color and sweet shape of these Topshop Marnie Pointed Flats $56

I’ve made mention of my current random obsession with polka dots so the new Rochas Resort Collection was an easy eye-pleaser for me. Check out the collection here 

The embroidery work on this flower shell top $56 is so sweet but would also pair really well with a structured bag and trouser pant for a more modern look.

This incredible celestial bar was designed by Miles Redd for my old employer, Danielle Rollins and featured in the March 2013 issue of Veranda. I worked with Danielle for a year right out of college as an Andy Sachs-esque personal assistant and learned so much! Working in her home was a dream. In typical Miles Redd style, each room is total perfection. Its so fun so see the published pictures and remember being there everyday.

These Tibi starfish pleated pants $350 are such fun. I am debating getting the matching tunic dress $375 myself! Black and white really is my go to so I know it would get some serious wear. What do you think?

LIFESTYLE, click to expand




I don’t really know why I was so drawn to this photo. I had about three subjects I was debating between (the easiest being Amanda Seyfriend’s stunning red carpet look) and while the struggle pushed my post time back, I am happy with my pick. The obvious conclusion for my choice would be the subject herself. Spirited, clever, and unique, Chloë Sevigny always makes for the interesting and inspirational subject. But I think there is a little something more to it than that. I love the refreshing 50’s era color profile, her audacious glance at the camera, and the effortlessness of her makeup. If nothing else, it is a beautiful photograph of a seemingly wonderful and talented woman. I hope you enjoy the style study.

PS. If anyone knows the source or venue where this was taken it would be so appreciated. Then my hour on pinterest and google would be for something! Currently, the only link I have to this image is here. 



Equipment Super Vintage Collarless Shirt $218 /  Tibi Eniko Pleat Skirt $285  /  Happy Strippy Sandals $56   /  Charlotte Brody Tortoise Chain Necklace $295  /  Ankora Gold Triangle Earrings $58  /  Nars Heat Wave (a personal favorite) $26  /  Embossed Croc Ipad Case $135