Baby It’s Cold Outside…

Holey Moley, Saturday was the perfect day to sit inside in my warm and cozy’s and shop for winter wears!  I found so many things to add to the list including these winter essentials.

Cold outClassic Barbour~Oversized Sweater~Plaid Mix Scarf~Faceted Oversized Watch~Patten Uggs (they just scream let’s sit by the fire!!)~Sweater Dress~ Fur Vest

I had such a fun-filled Halloween weekend!  Everyone went the extra mile to dress up, bring yummie snacks and embrace the spirit of the spooky evening!  I tried a new chicken chili this year…more on that this week!  It was pretty delish if I do say so myself!

Time to get to it friends!  Happy Monday all!  XOXO,  Catherine

Week End…

Total wash out! But a weekend is a weekend rain or shine!  Jam packed as usual…I went with out-of-town friends to Union Provisions downtown on King Street.  Another fabu addition to the restaurant/bar scene on upper King.  Beautifully renovated space, adorable bartenders and delicious cocktails…I can’t wait to go back for dinner.

II Brunettes has a great “almost the end of summer” sale.  I stopped in to check it out and came away with this beauty from Loren Hope.  Half off!   Select clothes and shoes are also on sale.  Great time to pick up pieces for next year…and let’s face it-that you can wear well into October.  We do live at the beach!

Loren Hope

Saturday evening was  spent at The Family Circle Cup Stadium for the 8th annual Hootie & The Blowfish Homegrown Roundup.  The lineup included Drivin’ & Cryin’, Edwin McCain and Hootie.  The group of friends that I go with every year has seen these folks play great music for the last 20 years.  Darius even made a joke to that effect during Hootie’s set.  The 2 night event benefits school children in the Charleston Metro area.  Concert goer’s are encouraged to bring school supplies or can make a cash donation online when purchasing tickets.  How cool is that!

Sunday’s deluge was the perfect setting to catch up on reading and research.  Check out this article from Travel & Leisure on Most Senic Waterside Drives.  So many beautiful places…most of which I did not know existed!

WhoWhatWear profiles the 5 Bag Styles You’ll Carry Forever.  My favorite is the Sophie Hulme Structured Tote.  This years investment piece maybe??!  We shall see!

New author, new novel…done!  And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman was such a quick read-the kind of book you read until 2 in the morning without knowing it.  She has written 10 crime thriller novels-all with a modern twist.  I ordered After I’m Gone from last night.  I can’t wait to get started.

Spotted online…

Piperlime sweatshirt

~ Wells Grace Sheer Floral Top from Piperlime~

Free People Pullover

~Free People Cocoon Cowl Neck Pullover~

I definitely have Fall on the brain!  Sorry this post has taken me so long to get out today…it’s a new world right now for Catg.  Stay with me…I promise to be more consistent moving forward!

Happy Week!  XOXO,  Catherine

Summer Party…

Everyone loves a summertime party…being outside enjoying cold lemonade, colder beer, BBQ, fresh peaches and hummingbird cake.  I have a big one coming up this weekend!

The biggest challenge I face when planning for one of these great summer days is-what the heck to wear…cause it is hot and humid in the  sunny south!   I started perusing my favorite online boutiques last night to see if anything jumped out-I’m thinking sun-dress that I can wear with flops.

Dress 2~ Cameo Second Song Dress~

 Dress 3

~ CP Shades (my new fav) Regina Tunic Dress ~

Lavie1~Free People Marlow Dress ~

Dress 4~ Mink Pink The Pianist Dress ~

Dress 6~ Anthropologie Waverly Cocoon Tunic ~

Friends and family are coming to Charleston to fete my Mom for her 70th birthday.   I can’t believe we are about to celebrate this major milestone.  I am most excited to see her so excited to be the center of attention!!   **I’ll have party pics up next week!!

Happy Tuesday…enjoy your day!  XOXO,  Catherine