Archive for February, 2013

Date: Feb 21 2013

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Do you get tired of hearing about my talented friends? I just can’t get enough of them. And today is one of my faves. I’ve shared my crazy love for Lindsey Carter’s line Troubadour on here many a time. But have you seen her latest Spring 2013 collection??

This Cap Cana Dress miiiiight be my favorite in the whole collection!

I know I know I know I know. DYING. Charleston lady talent to the motha f-in max! And then some. You will get to see muuuuch more of her collection here on my blog soon!! I promise pretty pretty.

In the mean time – shop Troubadour Spring 2013 HERE!

Photography by Sully Sullivan.


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Date: Feb 20 2013

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It amazes me that the concept of pre ordering straight after the runway is a newish concept. Moda Operandi is such a fashion game changer. And considering the dream team behind it (Lauren Santo Domingo, Aslaug Magnusdottir, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Indre Rockefeller, Hayley Bloomingdale – to name a few) it’s no wonder. Have your eye on a favorite designer Fall 2013 collection piece from fashion week? Hop on over to Moda Operandi and get your pre’O on.

I mean, wouldn’t you love to have one of these beauties delivered to your doorstep in a few months? Without the worry of whether or not your favorite shops will be picking it up. Here are a few of my (in my dreams) favorites…
Find your favorite collections here.

And I know I know. I’m as sick of hearing about fashion week as you are. Notice you haven’t seen shit about it here on LLL. Until now. But THIS, this what Moda Operandi is doing, is brilliant. Albeit not for everyone. As nothing ever is.


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Date: Feb 20 2013

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Following up on yesterday’s post all about Haskell, today I’d love for you to hop over to her blog, Magpie, to see her latest House Romantics post featuring… me! I’m sharing 5 of my favorite things in my new home.

Here’s one. I bought this West Elm light before I ever even knew that we were going to be renovating a new home. I just knew I had to have it. And it’s absolutely perfect in our master bathroom. 
You can go see the whole feature and the rest of my things here! And be sure to keep scrolling because I’m in good company. Some of her most recent House Romantics include Steele Thomas Marcoux, Erika Powell, Lauren Leiss, and Courtney Barnes. 


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Date: Feb 19 2013

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So apparently my girl Haskell Harris thinks I need some pool help.

I do. You all saw the mess. Admit it, you think it too.

So when Haskell sends me a pool mood board complete with Slim Aarons inspiration, I take note. In fact, I take note of anything Haskell says. Considering she’s a ten year veteran in the shelter magazine world where she held editor titles at both Cottage Living and Garden & Gun, the girl knows what she’s talking about. She now spends her time here in Charleston at Haskell Harris Creative focusing on all things aesthetic, including freelance editorial work, brand development, and interior design (yes you can actually hire her!). She’s pretty much the belle of southern decor.

So back to that day I started to tell you about. I get a text ding ding from her that says, “this is you this summer”.

And then my inbox went ding ding too. Jackpot.
“In general I think of your look as a little midcentury with a whole lotta LA/California thrown in.”
I couldn’t agree more. In Haskell’s words…
Towels from the amazing collection by Natori which at 29 bucks a pop for a towel that looks like modern art is pretty awesome. Love the floral one because it has so many colors and when you put it with a geometric it’s all of a sudden fresh…
Plastic, Slim Aarons-ish sixties striped tumblers in cornflower blue because nobody wants glass around a pool with children and drinks should be part of the game plan, virgin or not!
Chinoserie is a huuuuge tend right now and it’s so classic too, which is why I love the fun pagoda shape of these khaki umbrellas. Also, it’s a steal.
Flyaway sticks my Madison James keep mosquitos at bay without harsh chemicals. They’ve been around awhile but I still think they’re the best solution.
The best wicker chaise ever invented for ikea… ‘nuf said. It’s called the Karlskrona. It’s good.
And finally, a beach bag to keep toys and other crap from exploding all over the pool area. Love this company. Super well made, great colors. I would keep lots of these bad boys at hand so you could pack them up for Sullivan’s quickly, too! “

So… isn’t it the most, to say the least? I’m especially dying over the towels, umbrella, and chaises!! Who’s coming over to hang?

PS, if you aren’t reading Haskel’s new blog, Magpie, you are missing the float, errr I mean boat.

Slim Aarons’ top image from the book A Place in the Sun.


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Date: Feb 18 2013

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I have quite a few events and parties coming up, so when I came across this dress over the weekend I really just couldn’t resist. The price isn’t bad and it’s classic and unique enough to last me the long haul in my closet. Plus totally versatile to switch up the look.

Don’t you love when you find a good buy? My birthday is in less than a month and I’m a firm believer that one always needs a new party dress for such an occasion. The pretty frock above isn’t the one, but these sure could be.

So which is your favorite? I’m sure this is just my first round of possible birthday dresses. More to come :)


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Date: Feb 14 2013

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When Lilly ran to the playroom this morning she found a new dolly. I’ve been lusting over the Jess Brown dolls since Lilly was in my belly and I finally broke down and got her one. They are the most precious things ever and I fully admit to buying it for myself just as much as I bought it for her.
Poor Fletch is totally getting the shaft on yet another holiday. I mean he has something, but I guess I just feel like he’s so young that he won’t really know the difference. That’ll change soon. The boy started walking this past week. 
If I thought that Fletcher would really love it I’d get him (me) this Charlie Super Cat doll. What a little stud.
Alright, enough of the dolls. Onto the shoes. 
So we all know that the D’Orsay flat is THE shoe of the year. If you’re gonna buy a flat let it be this style. Jenni Kayne’s colorful D’Orsay collection is obviously the designer of choice. Obviously.
Buuuuut these by Chinese Laundry look pretty damn good too and are just $59 (+ 20% off the whole piperlime site today with the code “xoxo”). 
Happy Valentine’s Day :) Spoil yourselves today. And for the love of God, somebody please have bigger guts than me and surprise your husband (or your boss or your friends) with some new pink hair.
And don’t forget to send us pictures!


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