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Lovely Mother’s Day Gift Ideas…

“Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take”

Mother’s Day is next week and so is my mother’s (and my) birthday, so I’m always on the lookout for gifts this time of year. Here are a few suggestions for the lovely mommy in your life.

{Hand painted vase with fingerprint design by your little one from Mad Platter // Colorful Cortina maxi dress in fun print by CK Bradley // Pink Tassel Tote from Tuckernuck // Tulip Earrings by Susan Gordon Pottery // Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera to capture all of the special mommy moments // And what mother doesn’t want a new pair of cute pajamas to lounge in on her special day. These are Hula Girl PJs by the Cat’s Pajamas available at The Grove}

Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day,

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A Lovely Little Green…

Did you know that blue was originally the color associated with St. Patrick’s Day? Blue was assigned to the Order of St. Patrick in the 18th century, but over time, the Roman Catholic feast day has evolved to become a more secular holiday observed all over the world. And revelers now don green when celebrating as a symbol of Irish heritage and the Emerald Isle.

Our city will be turning green this weekend when the Five Points St. Pat’s Festival gets underway offering food, music, crafts and more. We’re looking forward to taking Little Lovely to the Devine Street parade in the morning, and later in the day, my cousin, Gilmore Oliphant, will be performing on the main stage with his Charleston, S.C., based rock band, Moose Kick.

No matter how you spend the day, be sure to wear your favorite shade of green or else you might receive a Leprechaun’s pinch! Here are a few ideas for mommy and mini:

{Lucy Dress by LaRoque Mini // Monogrammed Shamrock ruffle tee by Southern Smocked Company // Persian Green Queen earrings available locally at The Blake (which is hosting a Girls night tonight from 4-7 p.m. featuring four unique jewelry lines) // Carrie Cami in Emerald by J.Crew (25% off sale online with code: BYEWINTER and in store at J.Crew Trenholm Plaza) // Lisi Lerch tassel earrings in kiwi available at Just the Thing // Betty B top in Mint by LaRoque}

Wishing you the luck of the Irish 🍀

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A Lovely Little Frill…

Spring is early this year ushering in warm weather, budding flowers (and pollen) and a new season of fashion. A big fan of feminine details, I was pleased to see the return of flirty flounce and frills on fashion week runways.

Ruffles have been around for centuries originally making a very masculine statement adorning the uniforms of Spanish soldiers who needed loose-fitting sleeves to make room for additional layers. According to an article by Racked, this functional design evolved into a startched “ruff” accessory worn by both men and women during the  Elizabethan period. While the look fell from men’s fashion over time it was a feature of the 1950’s New Look and became a symbol of ladylike dressing.

Right now I’m gravitating to delicate blouses with voluminous sleeves, soft off the shoulder ruffles, and dresses nipped at the waist that flounce at the hem. 

{From L-R: Buffalo check plaid ruffle tunic by Devon Baer // JCrew button back bell sleeve top // Julie Brown Selina dress // Jenny dress by Jill Stuart at Anthropologie // Camilyn Beth Abigail gown}

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A Lovely Little Sweater…

During their first, royal family tour abroad to Canada, Princess Kate and petite Princess Charlotte set fall fashion trends with their tailored and ladylike looks. Princess Charlotte looked especially sweet in her cardigans (some of which are Prince George’s hand-me-downs, who knew?) worn over floral dresses. 

Since cooler weather is finally in our forecast I’m getting excited to layer up and add some of these lovely little sweaters to mine and Little Lovely’s wardrobes. {Tippi Jacquard Dot sweater from J.Crew// Kerisma Raven top available locally at Scout and Molly’s//Cascade Peplum from Anthropolgie//Mini Boden Knit Bunny Sweater//Coral Ruffle Cardigan//Zubels Ballerina Sweater}

What are you excited to slip into this season?

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A Lovely Little Beach Bag…

I’m a little afraid there isn’t going to be room for us to actually get in the car after we load up for our first family beach trip over the fourth. 

This is also our first time taking Little Lovely out of town for an extended amount of time, so I have been making my list and checking it twice to be sure we have all of the necessities. Luckily, our rental comes with a crib, so that’s one less thing to pack!

Since our Memorial Day beach trip was a bit dampened by bad weather I’m excited to see Eloise enjoy the sand and surf to the fullest. 

While beach time with a 10 month old will probably be more limited than I anticipate here are a few things I plan to tote to make the most of our time in the sun. What helpful items are in your beach bag?

Mermaid hooded towel // Small World Princess Bucket Set // Plum Organics Super Puffs // 02Cool Clip Fan // J.Crew Factory Pom Pom Caftan // Honest Company Swim Diaper // TKEES Flip Flops
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Lovely Little Pink…

“Pink is my favorite color.” – Aerosmith 

Just like Steven Tyler my favorite color is pink, so I was quite dismayed to realize that I forgot to observe #Nationalpinkday yesterday.

In my opinion, a girl can never wear too much pink. From the palest ballet slipper to vivid fuchsia and every shade in between- I love it all! Here are a few pink items that I’ve been eyeing lately for Little Lovely and me:  

LaRoque pink silk Waverly top//Flamingo Smocked Pink Gingham Dress by Smockingbird Kids//Mini Melissa Strawberry Mary Jane//Poppy Dress in Pink by Camilyn Beth//Tory Burch Miller Sandal in Smooth Pink
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Lovely Little Lilly…

“Being happy never goes out of style.” -Lilly Pulitzer   All southern girls are acquainted with Lilly Pulitzer and her cheerful prints, which can be worn year-round in our warm environment. 

The story goes that Lilly and her husband opened a juice stand in Palm Beach, Florida, in the 1960’s, and Lilly needed a simple and cool dress in a colorful print to disguise the stains. The iconic Lilly shift was born and a mega-retail empire has flourished since. 

I remember my mother taking me to shop for special dresses at the Joggling Board in Pawleys Island during our summer beach trips. She had her own Lilly memories from childhood. When her cousins from California would visit her family in Manhattan in the 60’s, her  stylish Aunt Connie always donned a Lilly shift. It proves that Lilly stands the test of time. The Joggling Board does too and still has a fabulous selection of Lilly for girls and ladies, so I can’t wait to check it out when we head to the beach in July. 

Closer to home, Pink Sorbet located on Devine Street is the largest Lilly retail outlet in the state. I popped in last week and was delighted to find a huge sale section. I quickly grabbed a dress and bloomer set for Little Lovely- her first Lilly- and then tried on an armful of dresses. When I made my way to the register, I realized that the dress I selected was the same print as baby’s. Unintentionally, I purchased the mommy and me look, and I must admit that it’s quite fun matching my mini! I’m sure we’ll both get lots of wear out of these items over the summer.