Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween to you and yours! I hope it is super spoooooktacular. Xoxo-BLC


It's Lake Thirty

A dear duo of Clemson chums invited us for a weekend away to ...
... kick up our feet and enjoy the view!!!
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend too. Xoxo-BLC


The Halloween Soiree

Every Thursday, my law school besties and I have standing plans.
The Halloween Soiree was no exception ...
Happy early Halloween from Catwoman, Wilma Flinstone, and me, a flapper girl!!!



Let's go Trick-or-Treating with KEP Designs!!!
Eons ago when sweet Muffy Martini hosted a KEP Designs discount code,
I purchased an orange necklace from the flower collection. It has been the perrrfect Fall necklace!!!
Many thanks KEP Designs and happy shopping trick-or-treaters. Xoxo-BLC

PS: Returns are a cinch at KEP Designs!!! I accidently ordered the wrong color orange and they made the swap in a jiffy. Cheers to great customer service!!!


In Puppy Love

I want a puppy dog soooo bad!!! Her jewels would be Sniffany & Co. and her necklace by Lilly Pulitzer. She would not dare go outside without her Chewy Vuitton or Lilly Pulitzer lead. Occassionally, she would sport her Polo. To stay warm on these chilly Fall nights, her ToMUTTo Soup toy would warm her up. Ale and I are about to forget which zip code we live in since we have been traveling sooo much; of course we would take our fur-baby!!! So she would need a Pet Passport for all our fun travels. She would have the purrrfect life and we would take the best care of her. Do you have a fur-baby in your life??? This future-fur-mum can hardly wait! Xoxo-BLC


It has arrived ...

Bid goodbye to this Fall colorboard ...
and bid this one farewell too ...
... and say hello to Resort!!! Lilly Pulitzer Resort hits stores today.
I am beyond excited for this line, aren't you!??? Xoxo-BLC



Glamours + Camping = Glamping
Yes, I glamp ... without bugs, snakes, and bears.
My besties and our significant others stayed in cozy cabins close to Clemson, South Carolina.
Primitive conditions make me really appreciate the comforts of home.
Doesn't that mattress look firm? Ha!
The best part: we glamped lakeside. Do you glamp too!??? Xoxo-BLC


Touchdowns and Tailgates

Ale, loads of our college chums, and I had the best time cheering on our Clemson Tigers!!!
It really is the most exciting 25 seconds in college football.
The best part, we beat Georgia Tech. Gooo Tigers!!!
I am sooo blessed to have such amazing college besties. We live allll over the place, yet we still make it back every year for the same game. I miss them oodles and I cannot wait for next year. Xoxo-BLC

PS: For the first time ever ...
I am surrounded by ...
a sea of blondes!!!
All my friends have left the dark side ...
and I am the only brunette.
Do blondes really have more fun!?
Either way,
I had a blast with my blonde besties!!!


Tiger Town

Many moons ago, we all met while attending Clemson University.
As such, we jetsetted far and wide to reunite on our old stomping grounds.
Returning to Clemson, South Carolina is like to returning home.
It feels great to be back to a familiar place with familiar faces. Xoxo-BLC



In anticipation of chilly weather, I tidied up my closet.
Thus, new additions at The Clothes She Kept ranging from size 6-14.
Check out the newbies on TCSK II.
Happy shopping to you and yours. Xoxo-BLC


Cancer Sucks

It has been almost a month since my stepdad was diagnosed with cancer. While his cancer is not stationary, his oncologist has new treatment plan that we are very excited about. I cannot talk about any of this without getting choked up. For as long as I can remember, he has been a part of my life and he loves me unconditionally. I love him too!!!
I am so blessed to have an amazing family. A big thanks to my oldest sister for starting the CaringBridge website and keeping us all updated (and for explaining all the tough medical-lingo). So join me and pray for him. Pray for my mom. Pray for my entire family. Pray for comfort and pray for healing. We truly appreciate and can feel your love, support, and prayers!!! Xoxo-BLC


I am charmed!!!

I am sooo charmed by these lovely charm necklaces!!! Both are must-haves this season and perfect worn together or separately. I think key necklaces are timelessly chic. Don't you??? Well, as I mentioned, Lilly Pulitzer's 2010 Resort line plays up the lock and key in array of colorful fabrics. I am on the hunt for the perfect long key necklace. Also, I am swooning over Maya Brenner's state necklaces. Of course the North Carolina charm necklace is my favorite. Which state necklace do you prefer??? Cheers to living life charmed!!! Xoxo-BLC


Happy Birthday Galebo!!!

Happy Birthday to my sweet mother-in-law, Galebo!!!
I just think the world of you. Wishing you the very best birthday!!! 
Love you much. Enjoy your day. Xoxo-BLC


Aisle Always Love You

This time last year, I had wedding fever. This year, I have it again: my sissy-in-law is getting hitched!!! I had the privilege of tagging along for her first dress fitting at Bridals by Lori. She looked absolutely gorgeous in her wedding gown!!! Seeing her in it took my breath away and I can hardly wait for her big day.
In the highly-unlikely-case that my future-brother-in-law is reading TCSK, the beautiful dress pictured isn't hers. Also, I still maintain that Ale and I were running late due to traffic ... not because I had to be camera ready just in case TLC was filming Say Yes to the Dress!!! Cheers to happily ever after!!! Xoxo-BLC


Cocktails for a Cure

Cocktails for a Cure!? Count me in!!! I had the pleasure of visiting The Pink Pelican in Huntsville, Alabama this summer while in town for a friends wedding. Well, I wish I could teleport back there because today TPP is hosting a shopping event that supports their local breast cancer fund. What a great cause!?? Do your duty and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cheers to finding a cure!!! Xoxo-BLC


Hop Across the Pond

Oh la la! Shopping across the pond just has to be more fun, right?! Well, Kate Spade will have a mini-shop in England ... all the more reason to hop the pond and shop!!! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Many thanks to Pink Preppy Lilly Lover for filling my ipod with Kate Spade music. :)


Well Played

Earlier this summer, Ale and I took an unplanned trip to Atlanta with Clemson chums to see the Atlanta Braves play the San Francisco Giants.
Well ... we did it again!!!
 Yesterday, six of our sweet friends dropped everything and took a spontaneous trip.
 We had the best time cheering on the Braves ... tomahawks and all!!!
Of course we were super bummed the Braves lost. This was Bobby Cox's last game ... and it was so much fun to see a little bit of baseball history. Better luck next season Braves!!! Xoxo-BLC


In 1492 ...

Columbus sailed the ocean blue!
Happy Columbus Day to you and yours!! Xoxo-BLC


Pink Pumpkins

Have you ever seen anything as cute as these pink pumpkins!???
Many thanks to my sweet college chum for letting me steal this photog. She is such a talented artist and has displayed these pumpkins outside her darling Lilly Pulitzer Via Shop. Her shop, Pink Boulevard, is nestled outside of Charleston on Johns Island (in-between Seabrook and Kiawah). Pink Boulevard is one of my favorites and is a must see for all South Carolina dwellers or vacationers. Well, these pink  pumpkins put mine to shame ... how do your pumpkins fair??? Happy pink and green haunting!!! Xoxo-BLC


Sale in the City

One of my favorite designers ...

Devon Baer ...

is having a S-A-L-E!!!

Shop before 10/20/10

and save 15%.

Be sure to enter DBD010.

Happy shopping to you and yours.



Sneak Peak: My Favorite Line

When every season of lines launch, I always think ... this line is my favorite. Well, Resort 2010 is no exception. I love everything about Resort!!! It makes me want to travel and the colors always bring cheer to the wintery weather. 
I had the privilege of touring the Pink Palace this past Spring. At that time, the Resort samples were on display. I tried to snap a photo (which was a big no-no-no-no) of the racks and racks of cranberry pinks and rich blues. Think lock and key prints in an array of fabrics. Oh is it December yet!??? Of course this is my favorite line!!! Xoxo-BLC


Casa de Jungle

Remember when we were jumping for joy at the re-launch of Lilly Pulitzer bedding??? I am still drooling over the festive line (hellooo gorgeous rugs). Well, they have done it again. Now the bedding line with be in good company with the home accents line. How darling is this elephant end table??? Ironically, my sweet Grandad has a very similar pair of elephant tables from Thailand. Well, if the bedding and home accent lines are not enough, you could always buy Queen of the Jungle's house. Yes, Lilly Pulitzer herself's casa is for sale!!! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Many thanks to the Preppy Princess for the heads-up on the home accents line and to sweet Hopsy for the real estate find of the year!!! :)


Lilly Palooza

You had me at Lilly!!!
Mark your calendars and find details here.  I had the best time this past Spring and highly recommend all Lilly Lovers make the trip. It is sooo much fun being in a massive room surrounded by loads of Lilly and in the company of other Lilly Lovers. So, are you tickled pink to be going??? If so, make me green with envy!!! Xoxo-BLC


Laughter (and shopping) is the breast medicine.

October + Pink + Bubbies = Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!! Shop for the cause??? Count me in. :)
This month I want to remember my grandmother who lost her battle to breast cancer and honor my Grams, a four-time survivor. I hate cancer and cannot wait for the cure. This October, cancer has more meaning to my family than ever before. Until the cure, I refuse to waste cancer. Remember to check your bubbies, laugh, shop pink, laugh, support cancer research, laugh, and go the distance in your local Race for the Cure. Cheers to laughing until the cure!!! Xoxo-BLC


Don't Waste Your Cancer

I had been waiting hear the results for two weeks. The first diagnosis was pneumonia, but the medication prescribed did not help. More tests ensued. Then, the diagnosis we feared: cancer. My stepdad has cancer.

Two months ago I started reading Libby's blog (http://libbyryder.blogspot.com/). She is my age. She has a sweet family --- a little girl too. And she has cancer. She might feel weak, but I see her as incredibly strong. Every time I visit her blog, I start a comment. Then I delete the comment and rewrite it. I just cannot find the right words. 

I feel the same way when writing this post. I really don't know what else to say other than: I refuse to waste your cancer too. I am fiercely praying for my stepdad and for Libby. Will you join me and pray for them??? Xoxo-BLC

I believe Psalm 23: "The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever."


Flapper Girl

It's official!
I have decided what to dress up as this year for Halloween.
Yes, it is only October 1st, but I am planning ahead.
Do you remember last Halloween?
Ale and I were lame. We barely dressed up.
I was Blair Waldorf and I pretended he was Chuck Bass.
Well, this year, we have a HUGE soiree to attend.
And I must be festive!!!
So, Blair has inspired my costume yet again.
I am going as a twenties-flapper-girl!!!
How Great Gatsby?!
Think pearls, classic cocktails, and the Charleston dance!
I have already purchased my blush colored fringe dress.
Now if I can only get Ale on board ...
What are you going to be for Halloween!?
Off to practice the Charleston!!!

PS: Let's practice trick or treating with Ashley Brooke Designs. ABD shows us the trick of festive Halloween decorations: watch the how-to here!!! ABD is also treating us to $5.00 off any online purchase at Ashley Brooke Designs!!! Just enter: TCSK_ABD5. Many thanks ABD!!! :)