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Surprise!! I have another dreamy Giveaway for you today! I’ve partnered with my blogger friends Kristin Chambless and Jillian Eversole to give away an epic Charleston Getaway Giveaway Package!

We’ve partnered with some of our most favorite downtown Charleston spots to curate a pretty dreamy getaway package that makes even a local like me want to have a staycation! It all kicks off with a 2 night weekday stay at Zero George hotel, one of the most charming spots in the city. Zero George is a gorgeously restored historic, boutique hotel comprised of 16 lush guest rooms. The design throughout the main inn and 2 carriage houses is enchanting and is the best spot to relax. And the candle lit Zero restaurant is delicious, as well.

We have a few fun activities pulled together included in this giveaway to make for a perfect Charleston experience! Enjoy 2 Level 3 CBD Pedicures from The Water Room, Charleston’s nail salon with a clean conscience. Not only is The Water Room visually stunning, they focus on clean, non toxic beauty. It’s a truly special experience. Also included in the giveaway are 2 Walk & Talk Tour Charleton Tickets with the Lid Lady, Tyler Wright. I actually haven’t done one of her tours but it is now high on my list. Both Kristin and Jillian sing Tyler’s praises and I’m now wondering where she’s been all my life – must book a tour stat!! Additionally, one of my personal favorites, experience The Gibbes Museum for two! The Gibbes is art collection spans 4 centuries and connects the city’s artistic past and to a vibrant contemporary art scene. Included with the tickets is a snack in The Daily cafe located inside the museum, as well as a special discount in the museum store.

And because Charleston’s food scene is so fantastic, we are also including gift cards to 4 amazing downtown restaurants! First up, a $150 gift card to Henrietta’s! I recommend brunch or dinner at this brasserie, and prepare to stay awhile because it’s just so beautiful that you won’t want to leave! And how about a $100 gift card to the most instagramable restaurant in town, Basic Kitchen! Don’t worry, their locally sourced menu is just as amazing (I love the cauliflower wings for lunch). Next up, a $100 gift card to one of the best french bistros in town, Purlieu! They also happen to have one of my most favorite burgers ever. And lastly, cap off your night with drinks and a bite at Babas on Cannon. This spot is great with friends or for a date night – and the bartenders are some of the best in town!

And we have one more inclusion for our giveaway – a $500 gift card to my favorite clothing boutique in town, Hampden Clothing! I know!! Hampden carries the coolest new designers and spans over 4 retail spaces on King Street, so it’s basically impossible to walk out empty handed. And they were so sweet to dress Kristin, Jillian, and me for our giveaway shoot!

Wearing:

On Me: Pink Floral Dress

On Kristin: Ulla Johnson Dress

On Jillian: Pink Embroidered Collar Dress

So good, right? This Charleston Getaway Giveaway is worth nearly $2,000!! Enter below to win! We will draw a winner next Friday!

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Photography by Julie Livingston. Thank you to all the brands included for partnering on this post.

Chassity

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Sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle.

December is easily my favorite (and busiest) month of the year. I just love everything about the holidays, especially all of our family traditions. Each year we get a new set of family pajamas, and this year I ordered these grey plaid flannel pajamas.

I love a good holiday party or dinner out as much as the next person, but staying home in my cozy pajamas watching holiday movies and eating popcorn is all that I truly want to do. Our favorite family holiday movies include the new Grinch, Elf, Home Alone, and The Polar Express. And it just isn’t Christmas if I don’t watch Love Actually and Christmas Vacation (after the kids are in bed, of course).

I found these flannel pajamas in the Nordstrom Made section on their site. This is where you can find all the brands created by Nordstrom for you specifically, with fashion and value in mind! You probably know of a lot of the brands already, like Halogen, Chelsea28, and BP. The Nordstrom Made section is also where you will find all of Nordstrom’s amazing collaborations with inspiring bloggers like Atlantic Pacific, Something Navy, and Rachel Parcell.

I included these butter crew socks I’m wearing in one of my gift guides, and let me tell you they really are the softest socks of all time. They come in a lot of colors, too. Lilly’s wearing these cozy printed socks, and Fletcher is wearing these red plaid socks.

Another favorite family tradition that might be the most fun is our Elf on the Shelf, Buddy, that visits us each year. Every morning Lilly and Fletcher run downstairs to find him. It’s seriously the most joyful and amazing memory maker. The kids love leaving notes for him.

And what would December be without holiday baking?! Decorating sugar cookies is so much fun and the best family night in activity and the kids love it!

Shop Nordstrom’s Holiday Gift Guide and enjoy all of Nordstrom’s services (free shipping and returns, BOPUS, curbside pick up). And it’s a great time to join The Nordy Club and earn points on your purchases! It’s free to join, and you’ll gain exclusive access to Beauty & Style workshops, first to shop select brands, and more! Here are more of my favorite Nordstrom Made pieces! Just click on each item to go to product page.

Photography by Julie Livingston.

Chassity

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We just made the CUTEST update in Lilly’s room! I partnered with DucDuc (our favorite furniture line for kids) on a new dresser for Lilly’s clothes that were beginning to bust out of her teeny closet. Putting away her clean clothes is SO much more enjoyable now.

And it doesn’t hurt that this Austin 6 Drawer Credenza is absolutely gorgeous! The fun thing about DucDuc is that all of their furniture it customizable! You can pick your colors, your trim finish, your drawer color, hardware… The possibilities are practically endless. We chose a classic look and went with white with natural oak finish.

And we did a fun orange drawer interior for some color and to coordinate with Lilly’s DucDuc Cabana Desk! Photo below is from a couple of years ago, Lilly has grown!

We chose white ring pull hardware to coordinate as well. I love the look!

I love how it turned out, and so does Lilly! I highly recommend checking out DucDuc’s whole collection. They have the perfect mix of fun yet beautiful pieces, and each piece is hand crafted and made to order in Connecticut! Big thanks to DucDuc for this beautiful new piece!

Featured:

ducduc austin 6 drawer credenza (gifted),

battery operated white star light,

blue record player,

taylor swift 1989 album,

hanging good vibes only banner,

colorful felt pom garland,

white wire coat rack,

2020 bubble wrap wall calendar,

lilly’s embroidered sweatshirt

Photography by Julie Livingston. Thank you to DucDuc for partnering on this post.

Chassity

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Sponsored by Vera Bradley and ShopStyle.

Today’s post feels extra special to me because it’s all about nostalgia. Do you remember the first brand that you collected that you were excited about? Mine was Vera Bradley. My friends and I collected the many different patterns and colors of Vera Bradley duffel bags, totes, and cosmetic bags. When one friend would get the new pattern, we all needed it. And trust me, we knew about all of the new bags because we lived just a couple of hours south of the Vera Bradley headquarters in Indiana. We were in the know. Their soft and feminine designs were fun for everyday use, sleepovers, and road trips. I could cram SO much into my duffel bag. And bonus, mom could just throw the bag in the washing machine when it needed a refresh!

Well, for Lilly’s birthday this year I gave her her very first Vera Bradley piece. It felt really special to tell her how I started collecting my pieces as a young girl. Of course, she loved it. It’s hard not to appreciate Vera Bradley’s whimsical patterns and bright, bold colors. Lilly is now the proud owner of the Lighten Up Journey Backpack in the Indiana Blossoms print (because obviously). And it’s the Dashing Deal of the Day today on Vera Bradley’s site, so you can buy them for $100 each (reg. $175) with the code LIGHTENUPLOVE!

This Lighten Up Journey Backpack has the most storage of any backpack I’ve seen. From a designated spot for special papers to a ventilated pouch to stash shoes and worn clothes, it’s the perfect kid and adult friendly backpack for school, work, or travel. It has a padded laptop compartment, a hard case top pocket for sunglasses, and a trolley sleeve that accommodates luggage handles. It has even more storage tricks you can read about here.

For as roomy and durable as this Lighten Up Journey Backpack is, it’s actually surprisingly light weight! It’s also water-resistant.

Vera Bradley is an awesome source for gifts this holiday season! Here are a few more great gift ideas from their site!

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I have a feeling the Hanging Travel Organizer and the Travel Duffel will be next on Lilly’s wish list. Check out the Lighten Up Journey Backpack today while it’s the Dashing Deal of the day and make some progress on your holiday shopping!

Photography by Julie Livingston.

Chassity

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Sponsored by Lacoste and ShopStyle.

I have been SO excited to share today’s post! There is something for everyone here, and thanks to Lacoste’s big Winter Sale happening right now you can knock out some holiday shopping with 30% – 50% off select styles (some exclusions apply) plus free shipping and returns on all orders from 12/3 to 12/25!!

Lacoste is just that classic, fun brand that everyone knows and loves. I’ve been gifting Lacoste pieces to my older brother for years. It’s always well received. And not only is Lacoste’s collection well-made and well thought out, but giving back to the community is high on their list of priorities. They’re just a cool and kind company, which is why 2 Lacoste products are sold every second of every day.

I’ve put together 3 Gift Guides today: One for women, one for men, and one for kids. Let me warn you though, these gift ideas may result in a real “one for me, one for you” trend.

Gifts For Ladies:

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That Sweatshirt Tennis Dress makes me want to take up tennis. Maybe I need it for pickleball games. Wait, this isn’t about me. This is about gifting. That Zippered Tote comes in 12 different colors and is adorable!

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The Men’s Polo is the perfect gift for any guy. It comes in 40 colors but I love that pink shade the most. The Half Zip Cotton Sweatshirt makes the perfect gift, too! I love the stand-up collar.

Gifts For Kids:

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I mean, how cute are those little Velcro Sneakers!! And that Knit Crocodile Beanie Hat! The crocodiles are really so cute on kids.

And my favorite Lacoste gift of all is The Customizable Polo! You can select your crocodile from over 40 options (even team and flag patterns), choose your personal polo fit and color, and get up to 4 initials embroidered! Head over here to shop Lacoste’s Big Winter Sale with free shipping and returns! Happy holiday shopping and have a great day, Everyone!

Photography by Julie Livingston.

Chassity

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THE LLL ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!

The best blog day of the year is finally here! I’m so excited to share this year’s LLL Ultimate Holiday Giveaway! I’ve teamed up with 20 of my most favorite brands of the year to give away an incredible package worth over $7,000 to one lucky reader! That’s right, one winner receives everything in this giveaway! All 20 prizes! Can you even imagine?! Check out what’s in the giveaway:

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GIVEAWAY:

MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF: Win a 1 night’s stay in a Guest House King at one of my favorite places on Earth. Palmetto Bluff is one of the most beautiful and relaxing getaway retreats you’ll ever visit! The amenities, the restaurants, and the community, they all make it so special and so well loved.

MARYSIA: How about a $250 gift card to shop Marysia Swim’s suits and resort wear? Her trademark scallops made her famous but her eyelet resort dresses are not to be overlooked! We also adore her Bumby collection for kids, too!

TUCKERNUCK: Imagine having a $500 gift card to shop one of your favorite sites ever. Well if you win this giveaway it’s all going to happen for you. They’re throwing in a Tuckernuck clutch as well! I know I know. The possibilities feel endless.

CELADON: How about a $500 gift card to one of my very favorite stores in Charleston?! Celadon is a gorgeous home store and has an amazing selection of furniture and accessories! A lot of the pieces from my home came from Celadon. And don’t worry if you’re not in Charleston, they have an online shopping site, too!

LIBRARY LITTLES: Win a $250 gift card to one of Lilly’s favorite brands – Library Littles makes adorable classic and comfortable clothes for kids, and their monograming is just the cherry on top! And yes, that’s Lilly and her bestie Farris up there in the photo!

STRAY DOG DESIGN: I have a real Stray Dog lighting addiction and wish that I was in the running to win this super cute Ava table lamp. You get to pick your color, though I think that pink sure is fun! Isn’t this giveaway amazing?!

LULIE WALLACE: One of my all time favorite artists, Lulie’s paintings have a cult following. And for good reason, she’s the master flower painter. She’s throwing in one of her new Angel scarves and a framed Flowers for Lucille print!

TRUE BOTANICALS: You all know by now that I’m a TB devotee. The Clear Collection changed my life, and I’m so excited for the winner who wins their own Clear Collection (cleanser, toner, oil, and serum)! True Botanicals is not only effective, it’s clean and safe. Win Win.

DEAR KEATON: Win a $500 gift card to shop one of the most gorgeous sites that I visit on the regular. You may remember I just shared my new console with them. Their home collection is so perfectly curated – basically everything on their site is on my wishlist. I wish I could win.

THELMA: Win a pair of the most gorgeous loafers you’ll find. Thelma makes the ideal every day shoe, and they come in a rainbow of saturated colors! The founder, Amanda Greeley, is as cool as her collection. Which color would you pick?

42 PRESSED: Jackie Robinson wants to help you design an amazing gallery wall, so the winner of this giveaway gets a USA print as well as 2 more prints of their choice! So fun, right? I love all of her letterpresses city prints (Charleston being my favorite, of course).

GAL MEETS GLAM: I don’t think this one needs an introduction. GMG has taken the world by storm with their gorgeous collection and inspiring content. Julia is gifting the winner a dress of their choice plus a pair of earrings co-designed with Nicola Bathie of their choice as well! I know!!

RMS BEAUTY: The maker of so many of my favorite products, RMS is the queen of clean beauty brands. And don’t just take my word for it, their line has exploded the last few years. The winner of this giveaway receives a Hidden Desire Palette and a $200 gift card to shop your favorites!

LEATHEROLOGY: I discovered Leatherology when they popped up at The Dewberry this year, and I was a big fan immediately. Their wide assortment of leather goods are luxurious and beautifully made. Win a Meadow Double Zip Camera Bag in one of their signature colors with monogramming!

LINDROTH DESIGN: Amanda Lindroth and her design team just get me. Their island inspired entertaining collection is fun, functional, and sophisticated. Win a $350 to shop the collection – my favorites include the seagrass wrapped glasses, table linens, and tabletop tent domes!

JANE POPE JEWELRY: The lucky winner gets a $250 gift card to shop Jane Pope’s jewelry collection! I’ve been a collector of Jane’s for many years now, her designs are polished and fun. I love her mix and match stud earrings and her XL Prong Rings. Super jealous of the winner of this giveaway!

LAKE PAJAMAS: If you’re looking for comfy, adorable, classic pajamas then I you should really enter the giveaway because the winner receives a set of Lake pajamas plus a robe! I know!!

KARIN OLAH: Win a piece of Karin Olah’s Little Landscapes. Her 8×8 originals are mixed media with hand-dyed fabric and vintage textiles on wood. They’re truly stunning. We have one at Coral House and the layers and texture brighten the space.

LEIGH WEBBER PHOTOGRAPHY: You may know Leigh for her famous underwater photoshoots but have you perused her online print shop? Win a sculptural 6×8 acrylic block of one of her gorgeous photographs. So fun and they would look great anywhere!

THE DEWBERRY HOTEL: Win a 1 night’s stay in a signature king room at my favorite hotel in Charleston. The Dewberry’s warm, mid-century design gives a nod to old Charleston. It houses my favorite bar in town, and the restaurant Henrietta’s is absolutely divine. Can you even believe how good this giveaway is?!

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

1. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW on this blog post to enter! That’s it. So easy!

2. **  GET A BONUS ENTRY by sharing the giveaway image above on your own Instagram account! Be sure to tag me (@looklingerlove) + at least 3 other favorite brands included in the giveaway in your caption. And then don’t forget to come back here and leave a 2nd comment on this blog post for your extra entry.

3. *** GET ANOTHER BONUS ENTRY by sharing the giveaway image above on your own Facebook account! Be sure to tag me (@looklingerlove) + at least 3 other favorite brands included in the giveaway in your caption. And then don’t forget to come back here and leave another comment on this blog post for your extra entry!

So you have a total of 3 chances to win this year! Please make sure you leave a new comment for each entry you make. The winner will be chosen by using random.org on Friday, December 6th. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only (I’m sorry!). Thank you to all the amazing brands who are participating, and to all of you for reading! Good luck, Everyone!

UPDATE: This Giveaway has ended. Congratulations to comment #657 – Jenny Vaughn! I’m so happy for you!

Thank you to everyone for entering and sharing!

Chassity

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