Floating on Folly

As you may know, being a coastal girl in the Carolinas, I always have to be close to the ocean. So when I heard my cousins were about to be Folly bound, I knew I had to tag along for the trip.

We rented a beach house for the weekend, with just a short walk to the water. The best part was having our own personal pool full of my favorite floats.

While my family hit the beach for a fishing trip, I floated the day away and soaked up some sun. It was the perfect day to play beneath the palms.

When the sun started to fade, we made our way to Chico Feo for tacos. I love this laid back spot to sip and see with locals and listen to live music. We headed downtown to dance the night away, but I couldn’t wait to be back in my dream suite. It was hard to leave this poolside pad, but I am always looking forward to my next beach retreat!

Swimwear: Body Glove  .  Sunnies: Lilly Pulitzer  .  Floats: Big Mouth – Target  .  Location: Folly Beach, SC

Kissing Summer Goodbye

As we are soaking up the last bit of sunshine, I wanted to send off the summer in style. This week I am throwing it back to my days of living beachside in the Outer Banks.

You could always find me sitting by the pool catching some rays and sipping on sunshine. What better way to be made in the shade than to lounge the day away?

I have to say, my favorite way to spend the day is in a bikini by the beach. I couldn’t wait to soak in the saltwater and slip into the sand. The Outer Banks is such a sweet beach retreat. I can’t wait to go back!

You can shop my swimwear at Marleylilly and find my watermelon hat at T.J. Maxx.

Be sure to book your next summer beach trip to the Outer Banks, SC.

Weekend in Raleigh

My sister Savannah took me on a trip for a weekend in Raleigh. What else do a couple stylish sisters need than a shopping spree? There are two trendy streets that house all of the hottest shops. North Hills and Cameron Village are full of designer fashion, home goods, hostess gifts and adorable accessories. Of course my first stop was Lilly Pulitzer, but I have also added more of my top picks for prep-wear and presents. Follow along as I list all of my fave stores and fab finds.

North Hills

  1. Lilly Pulitzer- Corporate store
  2. Charlotte’s- High end prep wear
  3. Monkee’s- Chic pieces
  4. Paper Source- Great giftables

Cameron Village

  1. Palm Avenue- Lilly Pulitzer signature store
  2. Charlotte’s- High end prep wear
  3. The Local Squirrel- Perfect for presents
  4. Fifi’s Fine Resale- Designer resale

I hope this list helped you plan out your next Raleigh trip. Take a look below to see some of the  pieces that popped into my shopping cart.

Showered in Lilly

When one of your best babes is about to have a baby, of course I had to help shower this sweetie in Lilly. My longtime neighbor Morgan found out she was having a little girl, and I was happy to help with her  Lilly Pulitzer baby shower.

My mom is fabulous with flowers, so she put together the perfect arrangements, from pineapples bouquets to flamingo florals. We also set up a sweet snack spread, followed by a mimosa bar.

Baby Aris is already going to have the best wardrobe, as she was presented with personalized onesies and Lilly Pulitzer shifts.

From palm leafs to pineapples and pom poms, this was quite the party. We even built a balloon arch photo spot, and decked out the downstairs in the signature pink and green.

This was the perfect setting to play baby games and open presents. We had such a great time catching up with the girls and celebrating the arrival of baby Aris!


Special thanks to Amélie’s French Bakery for hosting us and Jan Angel for your party planning

Dresses by Lilly Pulitzer  .  Gifts by Lilly Pulitzer X Pottery Barn Kids