Slings And Arrows

via The Blondest

I love the layering of three delicate necklaces to form a more subtle statement. I really like the arrow, sort of romantic, no? 
And how summer is this?

Jennifer Zeuner Arrow Necklace

Arrow Ring



Proud Mary Giveaway

Doing a little Spring cleaning of the Shop because sooooooon we will be adding some items from Ramey Rhodes! So, we'll be giving away this adorable Proud Mary bucket bag-perfect for summer and the beach, or, I use mine as a travel bag. It's great for carrying a weekend's worth of essentials. (See below!) There are several ways to get your name in the hat: like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or share our original post on Facebook! We'll pick a winner on May 3rd! Woot!


Shop With A Purpose

If you're in the Raleigh area, mark your calendar for next Tuesday, April 30th to head over View Bar on Glenwood South from 6:00-9:00 PM for a fundraiser benefitting Embrace Autism. April Gumaer with Stella and Dot, MK Fish of Organize It, and Tomi Lane with Pampered Chef will be giving a percentage of their sales from the event to The Autism Society of NC. There will also be door prizes, swag bags, and a silent auction! You know I love shopping for a cause! Visit their event page on Facebook for all of the details! (I've got my eye on this adorable bracelet!)


Love LR

Remember that time you really wanted the Loeffler Randall Starla sandal? Well, you should really get it today. LR is having it's Friends & Family sale right now. Get 20% when you use the code FRIENDSNFAM on the website today through April 29th. Deep breaths.

Loeffler Randall Dahlia Platform sandal with print by Tucker


Stones By Kate

Stones By Kate Jewelry

I'm a big fan of rosary-style necklaces. I'm not Catholic, but I feel like Episcopalian is close enough right? The Christiana Necklace from Houston-based Stones By Kate comes in tons of color-ways and semi-precious (almost wrote "presh"....) stones. It's a statement rosary of sorts! Check out her full line on her website

Stones By Kate Jewelry Christiana Necklace



Kinda over the whole monogram thing? Try these letter necklaces from the ONE line from Shopbop! These are exclusives done just for Shopbop featuring a signature piece by the featured designer. The "Alpha Necklaces" are ONE by Dallas+Carlos, a design duo from Australia. I really enjoy the longer length of these. I really don't love necklaces that sit so close to the neckline (unless they're collars or super tiny). I'm throwing in some of their other pieces for kicks!

Dallas + Carlos Alpha Bangle

Dallas + Carlos Fern Rings

Dallas + Carlos Gold Triton Bracelet


Birds Of A Feather

Flamingo Walking On Beach In Ocean

I'm in love with this flamingo AND it's very inspired clutch friend (pictured below). This image screams summer and beach and happiness. I looked up flamingos the other day and misread the description as "waddling bird", which totally made sense to me-then I realized it said "wading bird". This too makes sense, but made me giggle less. The clutch is a fantastically direct interpretation, even down to the sand. This bag is perfect for adding a little humor and color to an outfit. I even like it with all black in the middle of winter as a whimsical pop of cheer. The clutch is by Samundra, and it's a great buy at well under the $100 mark. 
Samundra Flamingos Clutch Feathers Sand
Samundra Flamingos Pouch

Samundra Flamingos Clutch Shopbop Flamingo Feathers
Flamingos Samundra Pouch from Shopbop


Delicate Dolce

Dolce Vita White Embroidered Jeralyn Dress from Shopbop Spring 2013
Dolce Vita Jeralyn Dress

Suuuch a pretty Spring and Summer dress from Dolce Vita! The DVF Opal wedges it is paired with are a great staple, and come in several colors. Also SHOPBOP's Friends & Family Sale is on now. Use the code WEAREFAMILY13 to get 20% OFF today and tomorrow.  Diane Von Furstenberg Tan Opal Wedge DVF


Tough | Proud | Brave | Free

Rue La La is based in Boston...

All net proceeds from the sale of this tee will go to the Emergency Medicine Fund at Mass. General Hospital. They have both a men's and women's version, and they are offering complimentary shipping. 


Bonjour world! I adore my intarsia knit Bonjour sweater. Sooo happy. It's sold out but there's a similar (albeit more Frenchie-themed) version here

The Helpers

via STHR

As I try to comprehend the cruel uncertainty of the world we live in, I try to remember, find, and focus on the joy that also surrounds us. I am overwhelmingly grateful and relieved that some dear friends and their family are safe and sound today. I am also humbled when I think of the people that ran towards danger, without a thought, simply on instinct to help strangers. As Mister Rogers said, "Look for the helpers." Let's focus on the good.

Elephants in hats are good.


Red Alert: Spring Hath Sprungeth

girls in hammock on beach via Ali Mitton
via Ali Mitton
After what seems like months of almost being Spring, it finally feels like it's here. I love walking out in the mornings and not feeling the bitter, mood-ruining bite of cold. While basking in the relative warmth of early Spring, it suddenly dawns on me: it's almost swimsuit weather. Not only that, but just less clothes in general. So, the safety net of time that I have to "get in shape" no longer exists. Essentially. #FAIL. My plan by this stage of the game was to look like this:

Blogger Aimee Song in Marysia Swim Paddleboarding
Blogger Aimee Song in Marysia Swim

When in reality, it's more like this:

via The Telegraph
It's time to formulate the panic plan. What to do? It's a multi-level process at this point.

Sit-Ups Penguin courtesy of The Random Penguins, via I Miss You When I Blink

I have been taking Pilates at Evolve Movement here in Raleigh for several months now, which I ABSOLUTELY ADORE, and totally recommend. I had about a month-long hiatus, but I'm back full-steam now. If you are looking for something to kick-start you, try it out. It's pricey, but to me it's SO worth it if it's something you will actually go to, and it has the added benefit of helping me immensely with my self-induced stress. I'm trying to add in more cardio to double up on "the burn". (Hee.) 


It's time to suck it up and cleanse. I did a one day trial from our local juicing phenom Humdinger, and really liked it. Sure, you get hungry, but the juices all taste good. Really, they do, I promise. And some of them take a while to drink, so it is actually more satisfying than you'd think. All the folks I know who have done one of the extended cleanses have gotten good results, and felt a lot better-which is a great jumping off point for cleaning up your act. Humdinger is local here in the Raleigh area, but a lot of cities have services like this-if you can't get local there are some bigger companies that will ship to you. 

I've also started re-reading my copy of The Paleo Diet; I've sort of started and stopped with Paleo a few times, but it really does make sense. I have two cousins who are walking proof that this thing works, they're both in their mid-thirties (OMG SORRY IF YOU GUYS READ THIS) and are in better shape and have more energy than a 17 year old on the track team. It just presents you with a really clean way of eating. 

Hopefully it will all result in this:

via TheyAllHateUs


Sandal Suggestion!

DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandal
DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandal
Love the "Archer" sandal by DV Dolce Vita. Comes in about a dozen colorways (these are some of my faves), and is a great price and totally on trend with the gold detailing.

DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandal
DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandal

DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandal

DV by Dolce Vita Archer Sandal


Elephants + Giraffes

Happy Friday folks. I thought you should see these elephants and giraffes that have situated themselves on these cotton voile tops from Anthropologie. There are also camels available for those interested in camels. These tops, by HeiHei, are super happy and super great for Spring and Summer. Think beach and pool. They're also a great price. (Get two.)



Inspiration: Red + Bling + A Match?

Lady in red bling lighter diamonds

I love this image. It's super striking, and pretty glamorous. The red + bling + big hair = pow! 

I will say, at first I thought she was lighting a ciggy, which gave me pause. Then I realized it, for some odd reason, is a matchstick. I do NOT endorse smoking cigarettes, but I guess if you want to smoke matches, go for it? 


Summer Style: Annie Griffin + Chester NYC

Shop both Annie Griffin AND Chester NYC's summer collections at their trunk shows at Charlotte's this Thursday (April 4th). Chester NYC designer Mimi Harris will be in-store to help with your summer bijoux needs! AND...ANNNND, get 15% off of all of your trunk show purchases!!!! The show will be at the Cameron Village store. Call 919.821.9828 for more info!


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