in good company

colorblocked dress (Belk sale, $24.99) | Gianni Bini sandals | Big Buddha clutch (Hautelook) | drugstore sunnies




Last night, I had a wonderfully relaxing and inspiring dinner date with the lovely Anne of WobiSobi. We caught up on our comings and goings of late and talked blog-shop over lobster mac and cheese, a couple ample glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon, and a baked apple crostini (carbs don’t count on girls’ nights, ya’ll). I’m sure I’ve said it here before, but Anne is one of my favorite people in the world. She’s equal parts listener, encourager, and creative powerhouse, and I think she’s the bee’s knees. Can’t wait for the next one, Anne!

Then, this afternoon a super sweet reader, Emily, stopped in the boutique and did a little shopping. I love meeting readers! It still blows my mind that there are more of you than just my mom, mom-in-law, and Aunt Cindy ;-) You totally made my day, Emily!

Later, two of my mom’s cousins — who I haven’t seen in years — came by the shop. We visited for a bit and my heart just melted when they told me how much they loved the store, and that they were so proud of me. There just never seems to be enough time to spend with your extended family. They left with promises of a brunch soon, and it was such a treat to see them.

Now, I’m counting down the last hour or so of the day and heading to Bling into Spring, an event my friend Meghan is co-hosting with a cool new[ish] spot downtown, The Seasoned Stone, a specialty restaurant with delicious caribbean cuisine, wine, and homemade sangria. Jewelry from m.marie and vino with a few of my favorite girls? I was among the first to RSVP.

Such a great day brightened by great people! And speaking of bright — since this is a style blog, after all — we should probably say a word or two about this dress. Color-blocked, on trend, on sale. Woot.

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  1. 3.19.12
    Delaney said:

    Oooh, what a fun dress! Super cute on you! Sounds like you had a really fun day, too!

  2. 3.11.12

    That sounds like a great day, all in all! And wow, that dress rocks!! I’m loving all these brights right now!

    • 3.12.12

      I’m feeling a little addicted to bold color this spring! Which is so unlike me, I’m usually so neutral ;-)

  3. 3.9.12
    Katie said:

    you are beautiful! love this dress!! and that dinner sounds delicious!

  4. 3.9.12
    Joanne M said:

    you deserve a double woot!

  5. 3.8.12
    Anne said:

    I can’t think of anyone one else I would rather spend a girls night with. Well maybe add Laura in there. Love you bunches, you have recharged my batteries.:)

  6. 3.8.12
    Amy said:

    your dress is so cute

  7. 3.8.12
    shannon said:

    Love your dress! Such great colors on you.

  8. 3.8.12
    Terri said:

    So glad you had a great day! And your dress is adorable!