The MuuMuu Craze

The lounge dress has been a part of the National family for as long as I can remember. Catalogs that date back to the 1970’s and 80’s boast a wide variety of options. (I even uncovered a detail about my mother’s schoolwork – she wrote a college...

Denim Pairings

I went to college in Waco, Texas, thereby building a wardrobe that could withstand severe heat and mild torrential downpours. Fresh out of college, I arrived in Raleigh, NC with a closet void of “dress up” clothes and my first “real job” as a...

Spring Color Inspiration

In my childhood home (where my parents still live,) we had something I called “the seasons window.” The floor to ceiling panes of glass offered a front row seat to a view massive trees showcasing the newest colors of the season. And I could spend hours...