Parker’s Poncho Picks

Fall seems to center around family for us. We have birthdays, wedding anniversaries, holidays and – of course – a few football games in between. This past weekend, my family celebrated our dear cousin’s fiftieth birthday. We descended on our family...

A Sneak Peek at Holiday

It’s almost CHRISTMAS! Ok – not really, but we’re pretty excited around here. We have curated gift guides, must-have items for your loved ones and some special designs just for you. So for now, here is a sneak peek to get you in the holiday spirit.  ...

Falling in Love with Velour

At National, we focus on high quality fabrications that ensure fit, comfort and style. Our signature UltraSofts pieces are available year round, as are many cottons in both woven and knit. Summer brings along more linen options, lightweight and idyllic for the time of...

Halloween at the Wilsons

Today marks our third time in one week to dress up for our favorite festivity – Halloween! Here in Carolinas, the celebrations begin the weekend prior and include neighborhood get togethers, dress up occasions at preschool, and even a trick or treating event at...

Patterns for Fall

Did you know that our National team begins sourcing inspiration for fall designs more than a year in advance? We start with a simple piece – a graphic design or pattern, a snapshot of wildflowers along the highway, or even draperies in a hotel room! We pull...

Layered for the Weekend

Our most recent vacation inspired me to spend more time on the road exploring our beautiful state. The joy of North Carolina is its incredible topography, which changes with a short drive down I-40. Tips on packing light? Choose layers! I often opt for a light tank to...

Lounging in Fall

This time of year is, of course, my favorite. Vibrant colors illuminate the roadways. The temperatures lower and the breeze sets in. And when I step outside, I hear a family’s laughter and smell an outdoor grill preparing a delicious meal. Dear friends, welcome...

An Adventure in Iceland

In early October, Thomas and I hopped on a surprisingly short flight to cross off our number one bucket list destination: Iceland. Since our first month of marriage, we’ve discussed celebrating our 10 year anniversary in Iceland. We’ve dreamed, schemed,...

The Open Wrap Sweater

In a few days, I will be sharing details from our anniversary trip to a very special place. Want a hint about the destination we chose for our adventure? Think sweaters, duck boots and rain jackets! In preparation for a trip to a colder climate, I scoured my closet...