May 28, 2014

Going Green

{Thrifted skirt (another option here and here), H&M tee (similar here), Belle by Sigerson Morrison flats, Maxwell Scott handbag, J.Crew hat and necklace, Anthropologie sunglasses (similar here)}

May 24, 2014

May Wishlist

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May 22, 2014

Blue Satin

{Les Petites Collection dress worn as a shirt, Classiques Entier skirt and Prada sunglasses (both via Nordstrom Rack, similar sunglasses here), J.Crew sandals (similar here), Maxwell Scott handbag, Michael Kors belt (similar here, also love this one), Madewell ring}

May 20, 2014

Road Trip: Knoxville

The last stop of our road trip was Knoxville, Tennessee. Though it wasn't originally on the list of places we wanted to see, it was a convenient rest stop between Asheville and Chicago, as well as a chance to visit one of Mr. C's high school friends. To our surprise we ended up enjoying the city quite a bit. The weather turned out beautiful that day which made this brief stay even more pleasant. It may not be a big city, but it has plenty to offer.

Knoxville's main drag, Gay Street, is lined with theaters, bars, restaurants and shops. At night it seems to come alive with people, music and good times.

K-Town is definitely a music city. The Big Ears music festival was happening that weekend, and it felt as if there was someone performing on every corner. Too bad we couldn't spend more time soaking in the sounds of the city.

{ Mr. C couldn't pass up the The Parlor music shop. }

While I was sticking my nose in all the cute shops along Market Square, Mr. C happened upon a treasure trove of impressive graffiti in a nearby alley. You never know what you might find when you're not looking.

{ JFG Coffee building - now trendy apartments }

For our last Airbnb stay of the trip, we wanted to try something a little different. About 10 minutes drive outside of Knoxville, we found a genuine log cabin, complete with handmade wood carvings, barn quilts, and plenty of country charm. And our hosts were some of the most warm and welcoming people we encountered during our trip. If you're looking for a fun place to stay next time you're in Knoxville, try Bear Creak Lodge. We loved it.

And at last we have come to the end of our spring break road trip. It's taken us a long time to sort through all our photos. Thanks for sticking with me. Now it's time to plan our next adventure!

May 15, 2014

Cropped Trousers

{Theyskens' Theory shirt and Kate Spade trousers (both via Nordstrom Rack, similar trousers here), Madewell tank top, Rachel Zoe clutchSaks Fifth Avenue pumps (also in beautiful wine color here), Anthropologie sunglasses (similar here), Les Arts Plastiques necklace}

May 12, 2014

Emerald Dress

{Tracy Reese dress (via Nordstrom Rack), Coach wedges, J.Crew handbag (it's currently 25% off), Anthropologie sunglasses (similar here), Nars lipstick in 'Heat Wave'}

May 5, 2014

Road Trip: Charleston

Charleston was another city where we clearly went overboard taking pictures. Even after heavy editing, this post still ended up longer than it probably should have. I hope you don't mind. It's one of those towns where you simply can't put the camera down. Every building, every street or courtyard here exudes charm. It would be a shame to walk through it without capturing it on film. Charleston is full of those picture-perfect colonial style homes that I have such weakness for. In fact, many of them are so impeccable and grand that you might find yourself feeling a little out of place. As my husband put it while driving down one of the streets lined with some of the most marvelous, ridiculously enormous homes, "I feel like I'm driving somewhere in Hollywood." It's a feast for your eyes undoubtedly, but it can also make you feel uneasy, or quite frankly, downright poor. 

Each house had a different style front door, unique, like a fingerprint - no two were alike.

All the lush greenery only adds to the allure of these historic homes.

Many homes had private drives and walkways, leading to mysterious places just out of sight.

Charleston's nickname is the Holy City. There is a church on almost every corner, each one prettier than the other.

{Pink + shutters + window boxes = my dream home}

{So perfect I almost can't stand it!}

{The best (and quickest) way to see the historic neighborhoods - a carriage tour.}

{Bill - our tall, dark and handsome tour guide.}

{Even the garbage bins look perfectly placed.}

Single houses are one of the most common home styles in the older areas of Charleston. What looks like the front door is actually the side door that opens to the front porch. It's as if the entire house was turned sideways.

We'll finish our road trip in Knoxville next week!