Christmas in Lexington

For all of us at National, Christmas is about community, connection, and most importantly – tradition. A big tradition in the Swann household? Christmas cards! My mom and I wanted to send a personalized card to each and every one of you. However, given the...

What’s in a Bag?

My husband calls them suitcases. I call them purses. Sure, I carry some that are oversized (slightly) but I make use of every square inch. So what do I look for in the perfect bag? Pockets: I carry so many tiny items. From chapstick to travel hairspray, car keys to...

Shadowline is as popular today as ever.

I was on a recent shopping trip looking for some lingerie inspiration. While in a very popular department store, a sales associate saw me browsing and asked if she could help. I asked if she carried any Shadowline and her reply is what prompted this post, “No, wish we...

A Seat on the Bike

I love speed. Driving through the North Carolina countryside, windows down and music up, makes me feel alive, and always connects me to my granddad (from whom I received that love of driving fast). Over the years, I’ve made a concerted effort to trade in my speeding...

Add Some Spark

Holiday Accessories It’s that time of year! Christmas parties. Family dinners. Cookie exchanges. With a calendar full of fun holiday activities, it’s easy to run through your favorite outfits pretty quickly. So, what’s the best way to update your look night after...