Spring into Skirt Season

Yesterday, it was SEVENTY DEGREES in Wilmington! Spring is around the corner – officially. When the sun peeks out and the flowers begin to show their colors, I start to reach for a little more pattern, color and spunk in my closet.   I find skirts to be an...

Dressing Smart with UV Protection

Heads up, sunny skies are just ahead–and ShopNational is taking time to prepare so you don’t have to. First, let us acknowledge that the sun is responsible for so many great things–from giving you that special glow in your family photos to photosynthesis helping your...

Love is a Flower-ful Thing

We’re on day 2 of rain here in Wilmington, and I do not see a change in the forecast anytime soon. But as I stare out of the window at the gloomy sky, my eyes stop on the beautiful yellow tulips my husband brought home a few days ago. His kind gesture reminds me of my...

Chicken Soup Three Ways

If you’ve been around me the last two weeks – well…I’m sorry if I sneezed on you. As my husband said on Monday morning, “in 13 years together, I’m not sure I’ve seen you this sick.” Perhaps pregnancy plus cold season knocked me down all at once. Or maybe it’s a...

Spring Jackets

Stan Fields: Miss Rhode Island, please describe your idea of a perfect date. Cheryl “Rhode Island”: That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket. This is one of...

Sun Safety in Spring

With Spring around the corner, it’s never too early to think about UPF-protectant clothing for the season ahead.    UPF clothing (also referred to as “UV clothing”) is specially designed to screen out both UVA and UVB rays. UPF 50+ is considered excellent protection....

Be Well and Stay Well!

This blog is coming to you later than usual, because our house has been battling the most epic showdown of croup since Hatton entered this world. (Fun fact – croup shows up in adults as laryngitis. Be real glad I’m not hosting an Instagram live this week!) While...

Hydrate, Rinse, and Repeat

It may be winter for most of us (yes, still 70 degrees today in Wilmington), but hydration remains a key component of thriving during one of the worst cold and flu seasons I’ve seen in years. Recent health studies conducted at Harvard emphasize the importance of...

Meet Our February Fashion Influencer, Sylvie De Gil

Recently, I had the privilege of connecting with Sylvie of Sixty and Not a Granny. She has tremendous style and fantastic insight. Read more from our most recent influencer interview below! It’s a new year and a new decade! Do you see any styles from previous decades...