Courting Tennis Styles

After shaking off a year of rust, I played t-e-n-n-i-s!!! I had the BEST time.

I firmly believe how cute I look on the court is directly proportionate to how well I play tennis. Ale might disagree! But when Lilly Pulitzer teams up with LeSport Sac to make tennis equipment and Loup releases their daaaaaashing Spring line, I cannot help courting their stylish ways! My justification: I'll just play better! Hehe. Tennis cheers to you and yours. Xoxo-BLC

PS: The one and only Nautical by Nature shared 15% off Loup in January and it just so happens to stillllll work! Go on, court cute tennis styles too! :)


{In January ...} We Moved!!!

After unpacking loads of boxes, hanging pictures, and transforming his and hers into ours, Ale and I settled in our first home together! As such, we mailed a few moving announcements:
Ale & BLC wed on January 2, 2010 in Charlotte, NC
Our addy, tellie, and emails went here
And we really do expect some visitors (HINT, HINT)! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Speaking of announcements and all-things-paper, did you know Swoozies is going out-of-biz? Tres sad!!! :(


Revoked Grocery Shopping Privileges

Ale officially revoked my grocery shopping privileges. How rude!? And I just cannot imagine why!? All I purchased was (1) the items listed on our grocery list and (2) every available Barnum's Animal Crackers.
So what!? I only came home with 12 boxes. Plus, this Lilly Pulitzer edition commemorates Barnum's support of the World Wildlife Fund. Worthy cause, right!??? Remember these posts: Main Squeeze and My Main ... well no one made fun of the ridiculous amount of Flordia's Natural in my refrigerator. Anyhoo, buying LP at the grocery is just more fun!!! That's what she said. Xoxo-BLC



My beautifullll SIL, Life in Fun Size, shared her Beautiful Blogger award with me!! Many thanks pookie!!! The rules: paste picture, say 7 interesting things about yourself, and pass it on to 7 more bloggers! Here goes:
1. I just booked my flight to Philly for a girls-only weekend with a BFF!!!
2. The itinerary: LILLY PULITZER WAREHOUSE SALE ... eeeeek!
3. Completely Unveiled recently featured my favorite florist: Moss Floral Designs!!
4. Ale and I were both in the paper this past week (for different things).
5. I think the American Museum of Natural History's Spring Safari will be the biggest, best, most wonderful event of the Spring.
6. And I think everyone should vote on Janie's Spring Safari soiree outfit custom made by LP!!!
7. This week I formally accepted my invitation to join the Junior League.


Preppy Soprano?

I've been shot by Queen Bee Swain, Monogrammed Prep, and Manor Lane with the Preppy Mafia tag!! Many thanks for taking me out girlies!! The rules: (1) add the picture, (2) answer these questions, and (3) tag 10 more prepsters.
Who is your favorite style icon? Lilly Pulitzer
What is your favorite socialite book? Gossip Girl
Favorite theme party? Duh --- GOLF PAR-TEE!!
Go to Halloween costume? Indian Tigerlilly.
Extravagance you cannot live without? Blush and mascara!
Living persons you admire? My parents, sisters, and grandparents.
Greatest fear? Plane crash.
Trait you deplore in yourself? I sometimes interrupt others. How awful!? I'm working on it.
What talent do you covet? Singing! I cannot carry a tune.
Greatest achievement? LSAT, law school, etc.
I'm sorry to say I must shoot these 10 to play along: Life in Fun Size, Such a Loverly Life, Murphy's (New) Law, Jewish Girl in WASP's Clothing, Happy Day World, Good Gals Inc, Beantown Prepster, Summer is a Verb, and of course Muffy Martini! Preppy mafia cheers to you and yours. Xoxo-BLC


Springtime at TCSK II

Springtime has hit The Clothes She Kept!!!
Now if the springtime weather could just hurry up! :)

Check out the newbies on TCSK II.
Happy shopping to you and yours. Xoxo-BLC


Not Made Up

I use to draw the line: no Lilly Pulitzer after Labor Day or before Easter. But after the killer 2006 fall season, I crossed that line. I re-drew the line: no sleeping in LP. Well, I crossed that line too after my sweet sister-in-law gifted me the most comfy LP pajamas. I just dream better sleeping in LP!!! Anyhoo, I planned to re-draw the line where LP couldn't tempt me: make-up. But, thanks to MAC and Maybelline that just isn't going to be possible!!! Let's forget line-drawing and get made up!!! Xoxo-BLC


New York Minute

If you had a New York Minute March 30th, what would you do!? I would be shopping with blog-bff CJM from Murphy's (New) Law at Lilly Pulitzer's Mini-Pink-Palace on Madison Avenue to benefit Children for Children!!!! A party hosted by CJM, shopping, and helping children, what could be better!?? Go on, shop for a good cause with your New York Minute. Chin chin!!! Xoxo-BLC


Go Fish

Law school papers: (n.) Icky icky icky!!!
Well, I just finished my BIG fish of a paper about wildlife conservation and international trade, only to find out ...
Paparazzi and my eldest nephew played with the fishies at the Georgia Aquarium (above) while my sissy Lala and stepmadre spent some quality time in with BIG fishes in the Everglades (below).
Looks like my whole family learned a little about wildlife conservation, whether in captivity or in the wild! Fish kisses to you and yours! Xoxo-BLC


Circulate the Rumor

EEeeeek ... the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale is coming up!!! When made official, the details will be here ... but the rumor is June 9-12th. Mark your calendars and keep your fingers crossed! Until then, tell me are you tickled to be going or just plain tempted for now??? Xoxo-BLC


The Wedding Girl

I have been craving a wedding-read like no other. I recently read A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve and The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks. Both great, but not the quench I needed. Anyhoo, I picked up The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham (Sophie Kinsella's REAL name) and ooooooh was it divine!!!! This book hit the spot!!! With so many unexpected twists and turns, I just could not put it down until all 326 pages were read in full. Aisle be just fine because I'm now all wed up! Hehe. Xoxo-BLC


The Mask

Ale and I attended our first ever Masquerade Ball!!! We had an absolute blast being festive and, of course, cutting a rug. I think I just dance better with a mask on! Teehee. Xoxo-BLC


The Newest Addition

My Granddad recently added this cuuuuuuuute furball to our family. I am thrilled to pieces and cannot wait to squeeeeeeze him. Welcome to the family Brutus!!! Xoxo-BLC


Trunk Show

If I could be in Charlotte, North Carolina at the drop of a hat to shop shop shop --- I would!!! This week is no exception: Hems&Hers with SuzeeBee are hosting a Trunk Show tomorrow and Saturday!!! This mother-daughter duo puts Martha Stewart to shame with their creativity. Hems&Hers will feature her latest wearable designs while SuzeeBee will display her latest accessories. Want more information? Email polkadotsandproteinbars@gmail.com for details! Go on, shop your heart out! Xoxo-BLC


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! May your day be filled with laughs, rainbows, pots of gold, leprechauns, corned beef, and cabbage all while wearing something green. Fear the pinch!!! Green beer cheers to you and yours! Xoxo-BLC



Fetch for dogs? Puleaze!!! According to Joeytella, fetch is a human sport. His favorite game: "loosing" his toy under furniture and whining in the most pitiful way until retrieved. He did not appreciate my mockery, hence the grrrrrrowling. And just for the record, he won: I retrieved the squirrel. Human fetch is just more fun, right!? Xoxo-BLC


Twenties Girl

Sophie Kinsella, by far, is my favorite author! And she has done it again --- her newest book, Twenties Girl, stole my heart. I read the entire book this weekend at the lake. Traveling with Lara through this read makes me want to explore my family history, travel to London, learn the Charleston dance, and wear a dragonfly necklace!!! The book was phenomenal!!! Add this to your must-read-list! Twenties cheers to you and yours. Xoxo-BLC


Spring Forward

It's daylight savings today!!! Since we are very much looking forward to springtime, we spring forward and loose an hour. Change those clocks! :) With each day we look forward to warmer weather and longer days. Cheers to springtime and the fun to come!!! Xoxo-BLC


The Lakers

Ale and I are away on a mini-holiday at the lake!!! We are kicking our feet up and enjoying the view. I hope you have a fabulous weekend too. Xoxo-BLC


Tardy for the Party

Many thanks to Nola Girl for hosting the Mardi Gras Madness giveaway!!! I was thrilled to pieces to win win win. When I opened the box, all I could see was a mountain of beads, beads, beads (just a few of the mannnny pictured)!!! I felt like I was on Bourbon Street. Nola Girl didn't miss a beat --- from king cake mix to a Muse shoe to light up bottle opener!!! Again, many many many thanks Nola Girl and Mardi Gras cheers to you and yours. Xoxo-BLC


Good in Bed

Lilly Pulitzer bedding is BACK at Garnet Hill. Woohoo!!! Now if I can only convince Ale we need new bedding ... hehe. Xoxo-BLC


Give the Gift

Looking for the perfect gift to give? Or a surcie for yourself!??? If you live in or near Charlotte, North Carolina, I highly recommend attending The Gift Closet tomorrow through Saturday. I have been on the hunt for shoe clips lately --- to spice up ballet flats or mules or skinny stilettos. Anyhoo, Soul will be debuting their vintage shoe clips!!! Imagine my excitement. From cake to art to tennis skirts, The Gift Closet will have something to feed your fancy. Go on, give the perfect gift! Xoxo-BLC




"Please help us protect these animals and all endangered species that LILLY LOVES. Look chic AND help save the world, it’s all in a day’s work."

Save a Panda ... buy Lilly Pulitzer!
How can you deny that black and white furball!!?

PS: Visit Lilly Pulitzer's FACEBOOK page and enjoy the Pandamonium print as your computer background. I did and oh la la is it cute!!! :)



I think I am suffering from pinkeye after watching Martha Stewart's Pink Show!!! After the Lilly Pulitzer show last year, Martha and I are BFF! Speaking of BFFs, did you see Liz and Jane's Pink Show-fashion show??? I am currently obsessed with their daily Shopafrolic fashion emails (thanks to BFF LP). Liz has this great shopping slogan: "If it's expensive, sleep on it. If you still want it in the morning, go for it. If it's gone, it wasn't meant to be. If it's there, it was!" I think if it's pink, you can skip the sleeping on it part!! Seeing the world in PINK isn't so bad, is it!??? Xoxo-BLC

PS: I am wishing The Sweet Southern Life a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :)


Red Carpet

It's Oscar night and the stars are out!!!
Red carpet affairs are just the best!


The Wedding MARCH

Ale and I are no longer the newest newlyweds on the block!
We cheerfully welcomed two college friends to the club after their nuptials in Greenville, South Carolina. Cheers to wedded bliss!!! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Happy Birthday to sweet ML! She is one year today.
We love you pretty girl. :)


Voguish Mockumentary

You read the book: The Devil Wears Prada. You watched the movie: again, The Devil Wears Prada. But have you seen the documentary: The September Issue??? Yes, September in March means I am fashionably late. The ice queen wasn't that icy and Grace Coddington warmed up the documentary by making it HAUTE! She is the reason I loooooooooove Vogue. This is a MUST see documentary. For the love of fashion, for the love of Grace. Xoxo-BLC


Moi Joyeux Anniversaire

It's my joyeux anniversaire alllll day!! I am one year older --- 26 to be exact. My childhood birthdays were filled with family, friends, balloons, hats, pizza, cake, ice cream, games, presents, and goodie bags ... oh what fun!! Nowadays, my big girl birthdays entail ... the same essentials! Ha!! I believe everyone should get the chance once a year to close their eyes, make a wish, and eat way too much cake!! Indulge a little today too!!! Xoxo-BLC


Pack Light, Pack Right

Today I will be up, up, and away as I fly HOME!!! I am looking forward to family quality time, R&R, a little celebration, and a big celebration. With all the festivities, I have to pack light and pack right (and I suffer from bag-checking-phobia). Armed with See Jane Fly's packing list and my Girl Scout packing skills, I am all set in my Longchamp duffle. How do you pack light and pack right? I'm cleared for take off!! Xoxo-BLC


Not Like the Other

One of these things ... is not like the other.
My first dream car was a Jeep. I think the floral print makes it super outdoorsy. BEEP BEEP if you've seen the Lilly-P-Jeep!!! Xoxo-BLC


Devil Wore Blue

And you thought the devil wore Prada!? Gooooo Blue Devils!!!! Ale and I sat in Granddaddy's seats --- way better than sitting with the c-r-a-z-i-e-s!!!! Go Duke Go!!! Xoxo-BLC