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Jacket: Papaya (Similar Here) Shirt: Old Navy Jeans: American Eagle Scarf: Express (In Stores but Marc Jacobs has a similar style) Booties: Nine West (Similar Here) Bag: Phillip Lim for Target

Happy Monday! These are a few more pics from last weekend on our drive up to Blowing Rock. The views off the Blue Ridge Parkway are beautiful!

This weekend we headed the opposite direction to explore Greenville, SC for the day. What a pretty city! We ate lunch at Mary’s which had a menu right out of my mother’s kitchen… hot chicken salad, pimento cheese, and fried green tomatoes.  My favorites 🙂

I also booked my bi-yearly trip to NYC! I try to make a point of visiting the city once in the summer and once when it’s Santacon. I can’t wait to see the Christmas decorations, shop, and most importantly, spend time with my best friends. 30 days and counting!


DIY Lucite Clutch

I mentioned recently that I am am loving lucite and after seeing the clutches all over NYFW, I knew I had to have one myself. Unfortunately, these clear little boxes are deceivingly expensive. So… it’s time for another DIY!

Materials: Hinged box (I got this exact one), E6000, Knob, Studs


1. Drill a hole at the top center of your plastic box with very light pressure. Make sure you use a drill bit that is just slightly larger than your knob. I got an experienced coworker to help me with this.

2. Use wire cutters to shorten the screw on your knob. It needs to be just slightly long enough to fit the washer and nut.

3. Screw it into the hole carefully, add the washer, and then tighten the nut around it.

4. Using your glue, add studs down the side. Be carefully not to apply too much glue or it will ooze out the sides and dry white. Allow to dry over night.

5. Optional, but I added a black leather pouch inside to keep my items hidden. Kind of defeats the purpose of a transparent clutch but hey, different strokes for different folks!


There are so many versions of this that I’m looking forward to trying. Next up will be this beautiful perfume clutch. Happy crafting!


Above It All










Sweater: Forever21 (Almost identical here) Necklace: Gift from Kevin Skirt: River Island Booties: Charlotte Russe Bag: Phillip Lim for Target

I run away to New York City every chance I get. I love the feeling of being in the middle of everything, not to mention surrounded by some of my favorite people. But sometimes it is nice to feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. North Carolina has plenty of escapes and this weekend we visited Blowing Rock to see nature’s ultimate display. It definitely didn’t disappoint.

And for all you concerned with my safety… I promise I didn’t climb up the mountain in heels, even if that doesn’t seem too farfetched for me 😉