Soiree Fleur

pear placecard holders

The ladies of Fleur hosted an amazing five-course, wine-paired dinner created and prepared by gastro-gangsters Inez and Stephen Ribustello of On The Square in Tarboro. I was pretty euphoric after the first course of lobster and avocado salad. (As in, eating off of other people's plates.) The meal finished with a carrot cake tower (see below), all paired with the most amazing wines, including some rosè bubbles. Gold pear placecard holders sat  on Herend chargers, with tables full of votives. The highlight was designer Lindsey Carter of Troubadour presenting a sneak peek of her Spring '13 line. Also visiting was Raegan Morgan of Crescala Showroom, who brought with her looks from Nha Khanh, Beckley By Melissa, Troubadour (of course), and others. Post-dinner was chaos. Shopping pandemonium.

calligraphy invitations

Insane custom invitation from Bon Vivant

Pear placecard holders Herend china

Cute new Milly NY
The lovely ladies of Fleur with Troubadour's Lindsey Carter and Raegan Morgan of Crescala Showroom


Little Goodies

Some lovely goodies from Charlotte's today. I was in love with these earrings by Sylvia Benson; the rose and black are fab and there is an insane bone option too. I was also digging these beaded clutches, the bottom two are a gorgeous green ikat and a black and cream houndstooth.

Winter White

Marchesa Notte Embroidered Faille Ivory Dress

Marchesa Notte Embroidered Faille Dress

Winter white inspiration.

Marchesa Notte Embroidered Faille Strapless Dress

Jenni Kayne Crop Sweater and Feather Skirt

Tibi Sigrid Lace Sweatshirt and 10 Crosby Derek Lam Leather Pencil Skirt

Tibi Sigrid Lace Sweatshirt and 10 Crosby Derek Lam Leather Pencil Skirt
Check out the Sigrid Lace Pencil Skirt too

haute hippie extra long tuxedo dress in ivory


Turkey Day Casual: Part 3

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving; hopefully y'all are spending time with your loved ones and reflecting on all that we have to be grateful for! 

J Crew Suede Leggings / Monogram Necklace from Charlotte's / Rebecca Taylor Leo Block Layered Sweater / Bauble Bar Noir Quad Ring / McQ Alexander McQueen Studded Pointy Flats 


Welcome To The Zoo

Jonathan Adler

I think Jonathan Adler and I were separated at birth or secretly share a brain or something. Most of you have probably noticed that I'm drawn to random animals, be it on a sweater, on a wall, a salt shaker, whatever really. Jonathan Adler seems to share my affinity for quirky animal placement. I always feel like his animal friends always look at you like, "What, haven't you seen a pig as a winestopper before?" I digress. These guys are great decor items, as well as gift ideas for folks who may enjoy a touch of whimsy.

Top: Giraffe Lamp / Pipe Matchstick Holder / Owl Bookends
Middle: Silver Fox Figurine/ Elephant LampPorcelain Pig Bottle Stopper 
Bottom: Ceramic Squirrel Ring BoxFutura Salt and Pepper Shakers / Whale Butter Dish


Turkey Teaser

Turkey Day Pants

Last year everyone seemed to enjoy Pre-Thanksgiving posts about pants with elastic waistbands, so...we'll go there again. This is just a lil preview for tomorrow's post!

 J Crew Saturday Pant /  3.1 Phillip Lim Draped Pocket Trouser /  J Crew Silk Colorblock Pant / J Crew Crepe De Chine Pant / J Crew Suede Leggings / J Crew Fair Isle Leggings

Turkey Day Casual: Part Two

This one goes out to all the ladies going back for seconds. This outfit will get you from the table to napping by the fire.

J Crew Saturday Pant / Tory Burch Allover "T" Scarf / Tibi Penguin Intarsia Knit Sweater / Jane Pope Collection Seed Cluster Cuffs / Ugg Ansley Slipper (did not come to mess around, bring on the turkey)

Turkey Day Casual

Just because they're elastic doesn't mean they're frumpy. I love the tuxedo-esque look of these pants from J Crew. Pair it with a neutral top and little pops of color and you'll shine.

J Crew Silk Colorblock pants / Proenza Schouler Pochette in Tropical Green suede / Mara Hoffman Intarsia Knit Sweater / Valentino Lime Rockstud Flats / Rebecca Taylor Crocodile Print Blouse

Red Goodies

Red Goodies

It's time to start thinking "festive", so here are a few red goodies to get you thinking Holiday (said with jazz hands). Clockwise from top left:
Kenneth Jay Lane Coral Bib Necklace / Charles Philip Sheila Stripe Loafers / Dannijo Zuma Stingray Cuffs / J Crew Fair Isle Sweater / Alice + Olivia Dina Suede Pump 


Friday Faves

I love the rich, red color (rococo red, of course) of the Café Capri pant from J Crew. The line of the pintucking down the front is so sleek and slimming. Great for holiday.

Tibi silk faille peplum top in kelp.

This personalized duffle from Clare Vivier is a perfect Christmas gift. The most stylish way to travel!
Of all of the many things I love from Tibi's Resort '13 collection, Lobster skirt may be my favorite. Get it at Van Jean.

One of my favorite looks from Rebecca Taylor's Spring runway, pebbled crepe jumpsuit. Wear it now with fur. (Try the Diane Von Furstenberg Victoria jacket.)


Double Take

Take The Tibi Into Spring

So, we want to take Tibi Resort into Spring. The beauty of Resort is the wear now/wear later line of reason you can use whilst shopping. Transition the top with a great slouchy, skinny jean and some booties, and then....when the time is right....throw on some shorts and a cute flat and head into Spring.

1. Tibi Coral Print Top / 2. Citizens of Humanity Mandy Retro Slim Jean / 3. Madison Harding Hurley Bootie / 4. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag / 5. McQ Alexander McQueen Studded Pointy Flats (OMG) / 6. Black lace shorts / 7. Serpui Marie Limelight Minaudiere 


Under The Sea

Under The Sea

Okay peeps! This is a two-parter. Tibi Resort is here and all kinds of marine-inspired. I'm in love with this bold coral print and the way it creeps down your body. Make this work for now with a great cashmere scarf and Tibi's washed silk bomber jacket. Tomorrow I'll spin it for Spring and Summer. 

Check out Tibi Spring here and here! 



Pretty pleased with my Paul & Joe Sister baby leopard dress and chartreuse Malene Birger scarf from Fleur.


I love the turquoise embroidery and ruffle detail on this vintage shift from Library in Charleston.

Had to share this detail shot from Proenza. Just gorgeous. And yes, I follow Zillow too. 

My favorite auction item from the Raleigh Roundup on Friday. "Best Fransssss" (or "Best Friends"). #Moo





What I'm wearing today! 
1. J Crew Pixie Pant / 2. J Crew Isabel Cashmere sweatshirt / 3. Towne and Reese Abbie Scarf (similar here) / 4. Freebird Mezcal Booties / 5. Sheila Fajl Hoops

PS-If you're not familiar with the Pixie Pant from J Crew, get acquainted. They're probably the best black skinny pant around, and are a whopping $88.


Back In Black

Have to share these bad boys from Asos. They are killer. They go perfectly with the little sequined number everyone has loved so much. And they won't break the bank...

Cozy Up

How about this unbelievably cozy fringed sweater to cuddle up in for this (dramatic) painfully cold weather. The Tory Burch crossbody is one of my very favorite styles-the caramel leather is one that will age soo well and look gorgeous even after tons of use. Mosey over to Monkee's of Chapel Hill for this fall-ishly stylish look.

Kerisma Open Cardigan $117
Waverly Grey White Blouse $194
J BRAND Maria High Rise Skinny Leg $218
Vince Camuto Fido Brown Boot $239
Tory Burch Crossbody Messenger $365
Monkee's Gold Thin Hoops $35


Fortunate One

I love this fortune cookie curiosity. Fill it with a little love note, decorate your bedside. It would be a sweet favor for bridesmaids or a party favor. 


Friday Faves

In honor of the much debated Penguin Books/Random House merger. Tibi intarsia knit penguin sweater. What better to warm you up and cheer you up at the same time. Two birds one stone? Ba dum chee. Here all weekend.

I am obsessed with this oatmeal heather felt MacBook cover by Asheville, NC Etsy shop Joyner Avenue. By way of my jobs I have several Apple products that need some sort of protective covering, but I haven't been able to find anything that wasn't either outrageously expensive or too overly-logoed. I love the colors and the warm fuzzy feeling the Joyner Avenue sleeves give me. 

Super chic Kyah fox fur trimmed jacket by Alice + Olivia. Love. Classic.

Pamela Love quartz crescent basket necklace from Capitol. Stunning.

I love camel coats. I love the mix of industrial and femininity in this coat. The price is unreal, btw. #bargain


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