Monday, August 6, 2012

stingray - 1; guy - 0.

Living at the beach is amazing. Coming from living in Wisconsin the majority of my life (which I loved), there's something about being able to drive 5 minutes to the beach anytime you like. There are so many upsides - watching sea turtles released back into the wild, having dolphins playfully swim right beside you, and of course enjoying a beach sunset. So with all of that good... there has got to be an occasional downside right?

See that teeny, tiny mark on Guy's foot? Yeah, apparently when you accidentally step on a stingray, they retaliate with the most painful sting you will experience. Guy immediately went down and was in the worst pain of his life. We first thought he got stung by a jellyfish but quickly realized it wasn't based on the pain he was in. After a trip to the ER via an ambulance he was drugged up and ready to rest the remainder of the weekend.
My poor man. Lord knows if that had been me I would have passed out on the spot.
But you know what? Even with that experience, we love the beach and will be back as soon as this weekend. How could you not go back to this beautiful place?

Here's to an accident free week! Happy Monday!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

yay or nay: navajo prints

If it's possible for a print to be polarizing, I think this may be it. I have a feeling you like this print or your don't. I myself haven't made up my mind but I'm leaning towards no. Interested to see what you say.... yay or nay to navajo!?

I *think* I may like Nicole's pants and I know I like Minka's scarf but the rest is an absolute no.
So bring on the opinions!

Monday, July 30, 2012

a little blue dot in a big red state.

Austin, Texas is one of my favorite cities in all of the U S of A. I was lucky enough to go there for a few days last week for work and while I didn't get to stay right downtown, I got to enjoy as much of Austin as possible. Austin is filled with great people, food, & of course music. For some reason all of the signs around town were catching my eye.
 {some of the best food truck eats I've had!}
 {love everything about this}
 {I had to take this for my sweet friend Maggie}
 {Handlebar Austin}
 {think they have enough to choose from?}
 {homeward bound to beautiful Charleston}

If you haven't been to Austin, immediately add it to your 'must' list. There's nothing not to like about this place!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

oh so much color & texture.

I stumbled upon a tumblr with so much color and texture outfit inspiration I had to share with my lovely readers. Go forth and create new {colorful} outfits!

All images found at Carolina Prep.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

the very best of: boden sale!

This week's sale recap focuses on Boden.
Truth be told, I've never purchased something from Boden but I've seen some cute things from them lately on different blogs and Pinterest so I thought I would check out their sale. They have LOTS on sale so I only chose a few of my favorites. 
 {light tan skinny belt: Was $54; Now $35}
 {swan embroidered dress: Was $138; Now $41.40}
 {textured cotton skirt: Was $98; Now $29.40}
 {navy pencil skirt: Was $98; Now $64.70}
 {charcoal nubuck heels: Was $168; Now $100}

Some good staples yes? I think I may need to visit Boden's site more often!
Happy Tuesday!

Friday, July 20, 2012

my kitchen is for dancing.

Guy is the chef in the family. 
And a damn good one. 
But for me, the kitchen is for dancing. 

I'm talking socks on (for sliding of course!), wine in hand, dancing
To Otis Redding. Always Otis Redding. 

Sometimes it's the little things after a particularly ho-hum day right?

Wishing you all a lovely little weekend!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

the very best of: J.Crew sale

As my IRL friends know, but perhaps not my blog buds, I rarely buy anything full price. My mom is a master bargain hunter and instilled those good genes & tips in me at an early age. It isn't about being cheap... it's  thinking truly about 'want' versus 'need', the value of money, and of course having patience.
So knowing that, I thought it would make sense to start a new series called 'the very best of...' where I highlight the best 'Sale' finds for that week from one of my favorite vendors. Hopefully this will help you see what bargains* are out there without having to do the work! I hope you enjoy!
The week's pick is J.Crew... and boy was there a lot to choose from. 

Number 2 Pencil Skirt in Eyelet:  Was $128.... Now $98
 Candy Stripe Jute Clutch: Was $98... Now $34.99

Number 2 Pencil Skirt in Safari Cat: Was $128... Now $49.99
 Scalloped Eyelet Short: Was $70... Now $54.99
Painter Stripe Tee: Was $39.50... Now $29.99
Bright Eyelet Tank: Was $39.50...Now $29.99

Pretty cute right?! Lots of good staples to be had at J.Crew right now!
Stay tuned for next's week pick and post on the 'best of!'

*I understand a 'bargain' can mean different things to different people.... and certainly different price points. My idea of a bargain will vary from vendor to vendor.