(Color) Block Party

Today was the annual Block Street Block Party. It was an amazing Spring Saturday.

Sunnies – Grey Dog
Necklace – Vintage via In Retrospect
Tank/Hat – Thrifted
Skirt – Old Navy
Sandals – Maude Boutique
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What I Wore: A Favorite LBD

what I wore: dress – vintage/handmade by a seamstress’ union via cheap thrills, platforms – target, earrings – in retrospect

My uncle turned 60 this past weekend and we all congregated in Little Rock to fete him. This is one of my all-time favorite dresses. I feel like it’s the quintessential LBD – versatile, flattering & simple. Below, I’m with Ro & my brothers.

What I Wore: Black & Blue

what I wore: blouse – ann chabrol, skirt – freeway, heels – gianni bini, earrings – mom’s

These are my “game of thrones” earrings. They look like little pirate swords and I plucked them from obscurity in my mom’s closet the other day. I’ve always been crazy about my mom’s jewels and have been lifting them from her for close to 16 years. Every time I look through her jewelry I find something I haven’t seen before – something I want… Luckily, she lets me borrow and borrows from me.

What I Wore: Mellow Yellow

what I wore: pants – old navy, sweater – isaac misrahi for target, platforms – bcbg, necklace – vintage
This necklace has been in my mom’s closet for as long as I can remember. I promptly lifted it from her only to discover it was broken! With a little help from my friends at Dark Star Visuals I restrung it and always love wearing it.

From the Weekend

Beaver Lake

Long weekends are always wonderful. We went to the lake, out to dinner, to the pool and farmer’s market. It finally feels like summer!

beautiful flowers from the Fayetteville farmer’s market

at dinner

snuggling with the beautiful Bird

a refreshing cocktail (via @meetracerx )

my Sunday evening ensemble (vintage)

at the pool

What I Wore: Nostalgia

what I wore: dress – nostalgia, belt – vintage, heels – vince camuto, earrings – vintage from mae’s

This dress is so aptly branded. I didn’t realize the name of the brand until I took it off to record it for this post, but it is nostalgia. The reason it’s nostalgic to me is that this dress was purchased for me by my mother on a girls’ trip to Eureka Springs, she also bought the same dress for herself and we proceeded to gallivant around in these matching dresses for subsequent years. This was about 15 years ago. The dress is still relevant and we both still have ours! Isn’t that fun?

What I Wore: More Charleston

Here are the rest of my Charleston looks:

what I wore: blue jumper – ashleigh morgan, black floral dress – unnamed vintage , green maxi –  bcbg, cream pants – new york & co, Hawaiian crop top – contempo casual, cream blazer – unnamed vintage, patterned dress – DVF, strappy black heels – bcbg, nude pumps – kelsi dagger

What I Wore: Charleston

what I wore: dress – vintage dianne ricco for nieman marcus, sandals – lovely people, shades – gas station, earrings – vintage from mae’s
My mom, brother – Asher, dad, aunt, uncle & his wife traveled to Charleston, SC to see my other brother – Hampton graduate last week. We had an amazing time. Charleston is such a fun/beautiful city and it’s about 9 miles from a lovely little place called Folly Beach, which happens to be one of my favorite locations.

Our room with a view

I forced the boys into a little impromptu photo shoot.

Weekend in Charleston Moodboard

One of my baby brothers is graduating from college! He has been living in the most preferable of situations. School in downtown Charleston, minutes from the beach. My mom, other brother and I are going early to spend a few days at Folly beach before the rest of the family comes in and we fete Hampton.

While trying to keep in mind the packing guides I found last week, I’ve got to plan several chic dinner ensembles & beach day looks. I’m thinking flowing dresses and big hair, stripes & denim cutoffs, bright lips.

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Have a lovely week. I’ll be back may 14. xo

Thankful

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Counting one’s blessings is always a healthy and humbling thing to do. This year I’m thankful for a handsome new husband, a healthy and expanded family, sweet friends, puppies, yummy food, free time and so much more. I always think of Thanksgiving as a passage into six weeks of holidays and it’s lovely to be on the front end.
A happy girl is a pretty girl, don’t you agree?

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