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One of my favorite advantages about living in Charleston is how quickly the weather begins to warm. It is not uncommon to have some high 60’s this time of year, giving you a touch of spring and the promise of summer. While most of the country is still living in a winter coat, we can sneak on a pair of shorts with a light sweater and truly box up the boots.

Knowing the temperature will soon turn makes the January/February fashion flood a little more fun.

Between the s/s 14 and resort collections rolling out, I feel like I already know what I will be wearing (wishing for) in a few short months. Everything is just so beautiful right now. I love that some feminine silhouettes are here to stay for another season.

While putting together the graphic for this post, I decided to pin some of my favorite spring products while I picked them. Though this probably sounds really “Ok, why are you telling me this”, I have been debating that simple act for a while. Up until now, I really wanted my boards to be a product free zone. Besides the occasional product pin, I really never put what I blogged about on Pinterest. There is just something about seeing 40 product pins in a row that kinda ruins the purpose to me. It starts to feel more like online shopping, instead of a resource platform for inspiration. I would love to keep those two separate for as long as the world will let me.

So here I was, late last night, cringing a little as I hypocritically pinned like 50 things onto a new board I obviously titled TO BLOG ABOUT

Though I could feel it diluting my feed, I did love having it all in one place. Collecting everything that has made it in a past blog post, or has the potential of making it into a future one is a fun endeavor, and I plan to keep products pins only on that one board.

That being said, I would love for you to follow my obviously titled, TO BLOG ABOUT board, but I also won’t get my feelings hurt if you unfollow it. I understand how frustrating it can be to be scanning for something special and inspiring, only to find DIY projects and 40 pairs of of the same D’ Orsay flats (I am not knocking D’Orsays, I love them, but you know what I mean.)

Between the fashion, design and decor world, there are so many wonderful things to save and share without them being related to shopping. But inspiration can also be found from those things with a sale tag attached to them. My goal will just have to be to pick pretty things that have purpose… may they come from the local shop down the street, Etsy or from Saks.

Espadrilles are everywhere right now and I couldn’t be happier. I live in my Soludos year round. These lace and leather top-cap versions are chic, yet still comfortably casual   •••   The pattern of the blue Scuba and red floral dress was what caught my eye. They are familiar but still fresh. I love both cuts.   •••   I ordered these tan leather sandals the other day. If they fit well, I know I will totally wear them out  •••  Clare Vivier has done it again. I love the little stars and ribbon detail she is adding now.   •••   And as always, any small studs or big necklaces will do” 

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A few of my favorite pins and finding…

I know everyone is going bananas over pink in the fashion world but I am really loving it for interiors. Paired with darker accents, a dusty pink provides a feminine softness without the room reading too girly (read: husband approved). I am hoping to add a little dusty pink velvet to our bedroom. Now I just have to figure out how.   ••   I love this Loping Ponies Scarf  •• A silk-bound journal is cool, but when the print is agate it takes it to a new level.   ••  I am dying over this Marlene Birger knitted sweater in ivory. The texture is perfect.   ••  Ashley Pittman can do no wrong in my opinion. this Anga studded horn bangle is killer. Perfect for summer and winter months.  ••  Silk Stripes are always a good idea. Love how she mixed up the direction for each panel.   ••  If I could swing it, these Mesh Paneled Suede Pumps would be coming home with me. They are gorgeous from every angle and so classic.

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A few of my favorite findings on Pinterest

The cutest tourist shirt I have ever seen.  ••   I am totally lusting over those Chanel slippers. If anyone knows any info on them I would be so appreciative! I also have my eye on these beauties. Saw them on the most adorable girl in New York and loved the sharp point and sweet bow combo.  ••  The redesign on this simple Madewell tote is just enough to edge it up.  •• I adore the floral pattern on this Steven Alan top and dress.  ••   Furbish has some great new arrivals. This Antwerp floor lamp is incredible in my opinion.  ••  Emerson Fry can do no wrong and her newest line proves it. I love her coats – especially the  parka, gusset coat, and of course, all the made to orders (dream on).   ••  The Helmut Lang wool blend top is just wow. The structure is great and I would pair it with something a feminine like these Topshop Vamp heels and a top handle bag.