Pattern Play…

Can you tell I’m feeling it?!  Santa left me some Benjamin’s under the tree and I’m looking to splurge.  What do you think I should go for??!  Can you guess my favorite from the choices below??!

pattern sweaterSweater (similar)

pattern meBlouse

pattern earringsEarrings obsessed! 

Rebecca Minkoff mini dressDress

 pattern purse

Clutch

pattern shoes

Heels

pattern shorts

Shorts

I hope everyone is having a great first Monday 2015!  I have a renewed since of purpose, work ethic(let’s face it…December is a tough work month!!) and in general a huge boost of energy!  What do you have on tap this week that is lifting you up?!  Have a great one!

XO,  Catherine

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Cyber Monday-ie-Lunch Hour Shopping Spree

Cyber Monday

When the boss isn’t lookin’…get shopping!  Here are some of the best deals online today!

**Nordstrom has up to 40% off and the opportunity to earn double or 10 Nordstrom points!
**JCrew has 30% off full price styles and free shipping with the code MONDAY until midnight tonight!!
**New online favorite Gold & Gray has 40% of your order today.  I love this necklace (below).

Gold & Gray
**Ann Taylor has 50% off your entire online purchase today!
**Beauty Superstore Ulta has too many deals to list…including a free 19 piece beauty bag with the online purchase of $60 or more.
**My favorite flip-flops TKEES are 25% off all day long!  Where will your TKEES take you??!
**Tory Burch has a great Cyber Monday incentives.  Spend $300 to receive 20% off, spend $500 to receive 25% off and spend $750 to receive 30% off.  I am so asking Santa for these espadrilles for spring!
tory espadrilles**More jewels please…shop Loren Hope today and receive 20% off site wide.  It’s not the holidays without some sort of bauble!!  Love the Devon Cuff in Olive!  So stackable!
Loren Hope CuffBloomingdales,Pottery Barn,Emerson Fry, and home decor favorite Serena & Lily also have great deals!  Enjoy your lunch hour with all of these retailers and save!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  Although mine was a little bumpy, I am so thankful to have been surrounded by friends and family in my warm and cozy home.  Not everything is perfect…but it IS what you make it.  Happy Monday folks!

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 Amazon.com 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