Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nellie George

Way-way-way back to spring break my family went on a college (football) road trip around Virginia.  We stopped in Richmond and it was a typical rainy spring day and I visited the cutest boutique I have ever seen, Nellie George.   It has always been a dream of mine to have my own chic boutique just like this one.  The store is decorated was decorated by Janie Molster and Kate Stikeleather with beaded chandeliers and graphic wallpaper. The store has clothes that cater to girls of all ages, from babies to women.

The boutique is owned by Nancy Gottwald and is located at the Shops at Libbie and Grove 

The boutique carries brands such as Free People, Tibi, Calypso, Eighty Sixty, etc. 

I love the different the different graphic patterns that give a fun eclectic look

The bright turquoise beaded chandelier like this one , which looks great against the neutral colors that fill the rest of the store.

All the clothes are fun colors with modern style 

I loved this dress 

and this one, even though it was too big

Nellie George is located at 5714 Grove Ave.  For more information, call the shop (804) 288-0894

Comment below if you have a favorite neighborhood boutique that I should check out. 



Friday, June 6, 2014

For the love of Lilly

One of my best friends, Emily celebrated her 15th birthday in May by having a bunch of our friends over to her house for a Lilly Pulitzer tea party.  Everyone came dressed in Lilly or sundresses and lounged in the sun while drinking pink lemonade.  I love when my friends and I do things that are different from our typical hang outs; days like this one are a fun change from the usual routine.  What is better than wearing Lilly when enjoying a spring day.

On the left is one of my best friends and birthday girl, Emily Calvert and I am on the right

Me with one of my closest friend's Anna Beatrice.  Ignore my slouching (I'm 5'7 and look like a giant next to all of my friends 

Another one of my best friends, Carly Grand.  The perfect way to celebrate any Lilly Pulitzer party is to ditch the shoes and act like the barefoot queen of pink and green herself.  

On the left is the world's sweetest girl and my close friend, Rebecca Brown.  (Finally someone tall enough to take a  normal looking picture with!) 

My best friends since Elementary School. (From Left, me, Anna Beatrice, Emily Calvert and Carly Grand) 

From left Emily Calvert, Laura Koskinen, Megan O'neil  and me (Olivia Cox).  Otherwise known as "ELMO"

So much Lilly Pulitzer so little time! 
From left, Caroline Fatemi, me (Olivia Cox), Rebecca Brown, Maddi Reicherter and Laura Koskinen.  

(from left) Megna O'neil, Abby Hendricks, Maddie McNamee, Olivia Zavrel, Anna Beatrice, me (Olivia Cox), Maddi Reicherter, Laura Koskinen, Emily Calvert, Caroline Fatemi, Allison Loranger, Rebecca Brown and Carly Grand. 

When in Rome....more like when wearing Lilly, sorority squat! 

Twin Pic! (Emily and I have been "twins" for twin day at school since 6th grade)

I wore this romper   and Emily (pictured above) wore this dress .  I am absolutely in love with this romper, I was trying to decide between this romper and a dress from Lilly but went with the romper, and boy did I choose right!  I will get so much more wear out of a romper than a dress, which is worth spending my money on anything from Lilly Pulitzer.  

What are your favorite new looks from Lilly Pulitzer? and what are you doing in your Lilly? 

"Life is a party, dress like it!"-Lilly Pulitzer
I don't think Lilly could have said it any better 


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Summer Kick Off

Is anyone else excited for summer?  Well I am; I am already counting down the days and cannot wait until my days are free from school.  Every year since I can remember my family has spent Memorial day weekend at our really close friend's beautiful home at a private beach in Dewey, Delaware.  My family goes with two other families that all have three kids, so needless to say there is always something fun happening.  I love going to Dewey Beach because my parents actually met at a bar there, called the Starboard; it is really cool to see where they first saw each other.  This weekend was a nice preview to the summer, I just wish I could fast forward to the real deal.

                         A beautiful shot from the deck of the house facing the ocean.  

My older brother Quinn made a huge bon fire on the beach our last night

We all decided to wear face paint (actually colored zinc) to be silly and dance around the fire like Native Americans. 

Ignore my harsh reaction to flash.  

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend and Memorial Day.  I would like to thank our armed forces who fight so that we can live our lives.  

Here are some of my favorite places in the Dewey and Rehoboth Beach....

-Starboard (where my parents met) 
                                            2009 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971      (302) 227-4600

                                      -Sharky's Grill  (the best cuban sandwiches you will ever have) 

                                       -Hula Sue (cute and cheap jewelry and clothes) 
  1.                                      149 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971   (302) 227-1012