Friday, September 22, 2017

5 on Friday: Can I Pull Off These Sneakers?

H A P P Y  F R I D A Y !!!


It is finally Friday y'all. Did anyone else feel like this was an absolutely insane week? I honestly don't think I've ever gotten more big projects done in my life for work, ever.  

So to take a brain break and write this post is quite a treat! THANK YOU! :) 

By the way, how are you guys liking these posts? I hope they're still fun for you too. There's also more coming outside of these 5 on Friday posts. I announced this week on my Instagram a really fun project coming to the blog (eek!). For now though, I hope this 5 on Friday post provides you with some light-hearted joy and pretties! 

As always, these posts do contain affiliate links. Meaning, if you click on some of these links they could send some change my way at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting this little blog!

{ONE} Pom Pom Mule Sneakers 

Let's jump into some #realtalk. And by real talk I mean, can this Mama pull off these slip-on mule sneakers with pom poms? Or will I just feel ridiculous and like I'm trying to be cute and hip?! 

For real, let me know, I've gone back to them a few times, but just can't quite decide!
They also come in leopard and grey

{TWO} The Best Clutch!

I have fallen hard. This clutch is EVERRRRRYTHING! 

It folds over, has a pocket, has a zipper section, magnetizes shut, has the most classic black and white palm print and is made here in Charleston. In fact, it's made by my awesome suitemate and office buddy Emily of Suite 33. And no, she did not pay or ask me to say any of the above :). 

I took it out with us on a date night this weekend when Ryan's Mom was in town (the necklace shown is hers, from Oops). I haven't taken it out of my bag since. So good!
Clutch // Dress (under $50) // Necklace (from Oops, The Tiny Tassel makes my fav tassel necklace) // Mani

{THREE} Eight LinkedIn Headlines That Don't Suck

I love this article from Girlboss (do y'all subscribe to their emails? you should!). My favorite one might just be: 

"Basically the Beyoncé of Excel Spreadsheets and SEO". Haha!

Note to self: Work on your LinkedIn title. 

{FOUR} Palm Wallpaper

Y'all know I've been dreaming of wallpaper and the thought of redoing my bathroom with a punchy print. It's also common knowledge that I'm a wee bit obsessed with palm, I even have "Palm" as part of my company name. I blame it on Birdcage

So imagine my heart flutters upon seeing the variations of this beauty:
What do you guys think, this or the cheetah paper I shared last time?

{FIVE} Long Wrap Cardigan 

Last week we talked about pumpkin everything, so this week I'm sharing this perfect cardigan to go with your pumpkin coffee cake, pumpkin candle and pumpkin spice latte. #BasicBsUnite. 

Look closely when you jump over to Nordstrom to take a peek, it actually has buttons and you can wear it open or snap it closed up around your neck as seen in the photo. 
It also comes in burgundy and black

That's a wrap (no pun intended on the above ;))! This is our last weekend in town before I'm gone or we're all out of town or have guests in town for the next FIVE WEEKS! I hope I can survive this season of busy, phew!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Toddler Fall Style

Do any other Mamas get sad cleaning out their child's closet when the seasons and sizes change? With every fold, I remember fun memories and firsts in the outfits and low and behold... always manage to cry at the reminder of how precious time is with our little lady. 

I think because of this, I had let things really pile up in Sully's closet and drawer over the last year. She still had 18-24 month clothes in her closet y'all 😳. So I mustered up the strength and did a big clean out. Once I was done, she was left with a few summer things in 3T and a few 4Ts peppered throughout. 

So online I headed to find some fall inspiration for toddler's and check out the latest lines from my favorite kid's brands like Mini Boden, Smocked Auctions, Toddler Gap, Crewcuts by JCrew, Carter's and Nordstrom Kids (they also carry Mini Boden and I love the Tea Collection). 

Aren't all the above just oh so cute?! Here's what I narrowed in on for all you Mamas in the same boat!

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Not mentioned in the above, but definitely staples, are our essential leggings, a good pair of brown booties (Sully ADORES boots for some reason, ha) and our favorite PJs that literally lasted and fit her for a year. 

Sale Alert - Anything from Carter's above is also 25% off! And if you're not already using the Honey plugin for Chrome, you need to get it ASAP, it's saved me so much money. When you're in your cart checking out, it plugs in promo codes. It's pretty sweet. 

Don't you just want all this in your own size?! 

What are some other staples for fall for your littles that you love?

Friday, September 15, 2017

5 on Friday: Is it too early for pumpkin everything?!

We're putting together a fall bucket list (which I can't wait to share with you!), I broke out the first pumpkin candle of the season and donned my first scarf of the season too. Fall is almost here y'all! 

Does anyone else feel like fall truly starts when college football begins? No matter the weather, that's what does it for me usually. GO TIGERS!

So today I'm getting this fall party started by sharing five fall things I've been loving lately! 

As always, these posts do contain affiliate links. Meaning, if you click on some of these links they could send some change my way at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting this little blog!

{ONE} The Perfect Pumpkin Candle

This is a no brainer, but putting the smell of pumpkin and fall in the air is a great signal to get this fall party started. After much sniffing, I'm currently burning this one, but have heard awesome things about this fancy pumpkin candle. Ok, and can we talk about how cute this one is and how it doubles as the perfect decor. 

{TWO} The Perfect Fall Pot

If you're more about bringing the smell of fall into your home via food, one thing we can't live without is our Le Creuset French Oven. I'm dying to try this white chicken chili recipe

Fun fact: I helped style the above photo for Le Creuset back in the day when I worked on their marketing!

{THREE} Fall Reading

I kind of love lists... so in addition to our fall bucket list, I've started a fall reading list. First up was this novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoMaybe I'll do a full review on it, but for now know that I "read" (I had the audio book for the car ride home from Greenville) it within 48 hours. It's pretty liberal, but really good and kept me guessing, with a surprise twist right at the end. 

What books should I put on my fall reading list?!

{FOUR} Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

Three of my favorite things in a dessert y'all - pumpkin. streusel. coffee cake. I Heart Naptime killed it for me on this recipe! I can't wait to make it this weekend. 
 

{FIVE} Tuckernuck's Fall Trend Report

I keep going back to all of Tuckernuck's fall styles, especially every one seen in this trend report. These may be my top three favorites though: 
I love this ruffled floral shirt! I'm also digging the color of these more relaxed flare jeans with the girlier top. 
 I can't explain to you how in love with this leopard wrap skirt I became the minute I saw it! All the heart eyes y'all!!!
Pink is my signature color, HA! But seriously, if I was to choose a signature color it might just be the color of this dress. Not just the color alone gets me, I love a fit and flare and a bell sleeve y'all!

{BONUS} Lady Planter

I felt like I had to throw this one in as a bonus because it's not technically fall themed. It's the lady planter from Oh Joy! for Target and I just think it's fabulous. I can't wait to put a little baby palm in it for my office!

Send me your book and other fall recommendations!

Friday, September 8, 2017

5 On Friday: Barbie Artwork, My Fav Dress & Justin Timberlake Lullabies!

Hi guys, what a Friday! As I'm typing this post, we've evacuated to Greenville, SC from Charleston for Hurricane Irma. We heard mandatory evacuation might start tomorrow, so we decided to get out while things weren't insane. 

It's sad y'all and it makes my heart heavy. Like, really heavy. Especially after seeing what happened so recently in Houston. I think of all the people and businesses this is going to affect. I hurt for the animals left behind and the people who don't have the means to get out. I wonder what's going to happen to our home we've worked so hard on this past year. I'm nervous it's going to take days to get back home. And months and months for our city to recover. See, some pretty heavy thoughts over here today. 

But ya know what, I'll be safe in Greenville with my family. And that's what matters. I taped this quote from Lara Casey's book Cultivate to my computer awhile ago and I'm trying to remember it today:

"I CAN ALWAYS TRUST AN UNKNOWN FUTURE TO A KNOWN & NEVER CHANGING GOD." - Lara Casey

I'm just going to keep repeating that over these next few days. 

It feels a little funny to jump into a classic 5 on Friday today with these heavy thoughts on my mind. And I was about to write a totally different post for you today when I realized, these are the little things that help our mind take a break from the worry. So here it is, a classic, good 'ol 5 on Friday! 

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I'm always on the hunt for artwork that's fun and inspiring to fill my office and home. When I saw this artwork from Vintage Ken and Barbie on Look Linger Love's Coral House account (which you should 100% check out because it's the most beautiful Bahamas home), I had to investigate further. 
 The artist and photographer's name is David Parise, go check out his Instagram! Here he is in action:
How fun is it, you guys?! Yes, some of it may be a little too out there for some people. I think this one may just be my choice of the bunch:
I picked up this Lush dress not too long ago when I was looking for a neutral and under $50 option for a speaking engagement. And I can't take it off y'all! I am OBSESSED! 
It's got the perfect amount of structure, a nice sleeve and is just flowy enough. I have the Bleached Sand color which is perfection, although I will tell you that you have to wear nude undergarments ;). I'm seriously considering also buying it in Navy and Red too.  

I discovered this wallpaper randomly on Instagram (@clairebellastudio) and have been dreaming about it ever since. We've got a guest bathroom that while updated, is begging for some personality with its white granite, neutral walls and all white everything else. This may be just the thing to put in the sink nook for a fun update!
I've fallen a tad in love with oils, especially adding them to my moisturizer or massaging them directly onto my face pre-moisturizer if I need an extra level of hydration. I even add them to damp hair to prevent dead ends, here's the one I use. The face oil I started using though was a bit expensive, so when I ran out, I was on the hunt for less expensive, but still effective, version. Enter Acure oils
At only $12, natural and fresh citrusy scented, it's love! I discovered them through Grove Collaborative, which I cannot recommend enough! It's how I get all my household and most of my skin care and Sully products. I trust their products are natural and not harmful. Plus, they're cheaper than buying the same brands at Target. Win, win.

Yes, you read that right. This one is for my Mama friends. Rockabye Baby which takes popular songs and turns them into lullabies has an all Justin Timberlake lullaby album. Think things like Bye, Bye, Bye, SexyBack and even Sully's Trolls movie favorite, Can't Stop the Feeling. I heard about this from Julia, the wonderful blogger behind Lemon Stripes. Check out the whole album here on Spotify. 
And while you're on Spotify, we've got a pretty sweet playlist of jams that we listen to at the Pinckney Palm office. 

That's a wrap folks!

Let me know if you're in Greenville and would like to catch up! This, of course, is pending Greenville not getting hit super hard either. 

Stay safe y'all!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Clemson Game Day Outfits for the Family!

College football has ARRIVED!!!!! I'm seriously so pumped y'all. I've always been a college football gal, more specifically a Clemson football gal. We're a family of Clemson graduates and Ryan even proposed to me on the Clemson football field because it just means so much (thank goodness not during a game). 

We were unfortunately stuck at home with a sick baby girl (double ear infection, yuck) during the first game, so we did our own little tailgate. This then led me to jumping online to check out some new game day gear for us all, so I thought I would share with you today!
Ryan immediately chimed in with what he was in need of this year, a Clemson polo. The ones by Peter Milar are his favorite.
 This one is just a classic with the purple stripe and traditional paw. 
This is my favorite and only available in-store at MH Frank, but I think we'll call and see if we can snag one this year. 

I also love that Southern Tide is doing Clemson shirts, I love this white one for something a little more neutral. 
This is his go-to pullover that he probably will wear nearly every game (because we won the National Championship when he was wearing it, ha). Does anyone else have superstitious beaus?! 
And here is our favorite button down he owns, again from MH Frank so you'd have to call or visit to purchase:
For Sully, it's a little harder because there's not a ton of non-tacky :) little girls Clemson or true purple and orange tiger outfits. Here is my favorite find this time around though from Etsy:

This is my favorite dress from last year that I'm going to try and fit her in again. I do like Vive La Fete for Collegiate toddler and baby clothes. 
Fanatics has its mix of cute (and tacky!) Clemson clothes, I do love this purple gingham dress:
Have y'all heard of this company Primary? It's all solid basics for kids. I love their orange and purple and could see getting it monogrammed or getting a tiger patch put on a few things. 
This short sleeve dress is my favorite.

Finally for Sully, because we all know a good southern girl's outfit is not complete without a bow... these are my absolute favorite bows in terms of quality and price. 
For me, Stewart Simmons is still at the top of my list from this dress last year. Then I tend to go to lightweight orange dresses. It's still so hot in Clemson in the Fall, so you need lighter dresses in the stands this time of year still.  
It's sold out, but I'm loving this more casual option they have this year:
How perfect is this JCrew number?!
For $60 this strappy dress is so cute:
I'm digging this solid orange number on sale:
How cute is this open back t-shirt dress for $20?!
I love this relaxed and cute Free People dress (currently 40% off!):
I'm also a fan of good loungewear for days like we had today when we're watching the game from home. Interestingly enough, I found the relaxed cute top below from American Eagle! They have an awesome line of Clemson clothes, it's hard to pick just one thing to love. 
That's all for this random Saturday post! This is what happens when you have a sick baby y'all. You trade tailgating and bar watching parties for couch cuddles, puppy shaped nebulizers and tickle parties to hear your little wheezy girl laugh. And oh my goodness you guys, I would not in a million, trillion years trade it for the world. :)

Friday, August 25, 2017

5 on Friday: Lilly Pulitzer SALE + We Have This Thing With Shoes

Hey y'all! It felt good kicking off the blog with a summer recap here

Now it's even more exciting to bring back 5 on Friday to share five things I've been loving this week. From beauty products to home decor, links, littles finds and more! 

You know I'm all about transparency too, so like normal, a lot of these links are affiliate links which means I get some change thrown my way if you click on them, no charge to you. 

{ONE} Lilly Pulitzer After Sale
No surprise here that this is my first favorite thing this week! Lilly FINALLY announced when they're running their After Party Sale. Mark your calendars for not two but THREE days of Lilly madness Monday, August 28th - Wednesday, August 30th. 

The sale was on August 22nd last year so I've been waiting for the announcement - I even had someone message me about it on IG the other day! 

Stay tuned on my Insta Stories as I'll be sharing more the day-of and leading up to the sale. I think I'll bring y'all in my closet and share my favorite recent styles and fit so you can know in advance what you might want to nab if available. For now, I love this graphic:
What's not included in the graphic above is that a lot of the local signature stores like Palm Avenue here in Charleston have the same things, if not more (and sometimes deeper discounted!) products than what you'll find online. Even places like Amazon price match on the sale dates. So if you don't find what you want in your size or it's sold out, look elsewhere!
I'm betting this dress will be on sale and this is my favorite recent Lilly purchase!

See this past post I did on Summer 2017 favorites, I'm betting a lot of these prints and styles will be in the sale! Also see my past 2016 After Party Sale posts here and here for more tips and tricks! 

Happy shopping y'all, see you on Insta Stories! Let me know what you want to know more about or what you're hoping to snag in the comments.

{TWO} Pink Adidas Sneakers
This week I can't help but talk about the sneakers I'm absolutely living in these days. I picked these up at the employee Adidas store in Portland (thank you Sam!). They're sold out in most places, but I found them here even though a lot of sizes are waitlisted. 

They are the most comfortable and stylish sneakers EVER, worth every single penny! I've worn them with jeans, leggings and Norts.
{THREE} Framebridge - now at Target
First off, thank you all so much for your help, feedback and sweet words about the redesign of our gallery wall in our house (below). We have only one main room that's our living, dining and kitchen so optimizing the limited wall space we have is key. 
Art Clockwise: Haley Mitchell; Ry's First Buck (ha!); Abigail Hudson; Jeanie Graham Drucker; Blue and White Platters from Etsy (similar here, Amazon's blue and white game is strong y'all); Megan Carn; Hannah Betzel 

This is completely not sponsored, I love Framebridge this much y'all. I framed all three of my favorite art pieces with them with three different frames (+ some art in my office) and have been so overly satisfied. They rock y'all! And now they have a line with Target, even better!
The above pearlized gold frame is my favorite from the collection I think. 

{FOUR} Gold Glitter Native's Back In Stock 
Can ya tell we love a good pair of shoes around this house?!

I know I mentioned this in my last post, but I had to put it again here. Sully literally wears her pink or gold glitter natives almost every day to school and requests them often. Each time I post them on Instagram I always get at least one Mama asking me where to find them. They've been sold out for forever! Now they're back in all sizes so don't miss out!

I've shared on Instagram with y'all before that I'm a tea drinker and have fallen head over heels in love with this tea from Harney & Sons. It's the absolute perfect blend of vanilla and citrus to make unsweet tea feel like an indulgence. THE BEST!
I linked the Keurig cups above, but the tin version is so beautiful and only $8.50 for 20 bags. 

Happy Friday you guys, I hope you love some (or all!) of the above as much as I do. And hey, how's this for blogging two times this week - whoop whoop! Getting back in the swing of things... stay tuned for more!

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