Accessorizing with Scarves

Y’all. The temperature today in North Carolina…it’s below 50 degrees! Almost overnight, fall has descended upon us and I am thrilled! In case you didn’t know, this season is my favorite. As the leaves brighten into shades of orange and yellow,...

4 Picks for Homemade Halloween Treats

Halloween. Without a doubt, it’s a top three favorite holiday in the Swann and Wilson home! My husband started pulling the decorations from our attic the last week of September. On Sunday, October 1st – all of our decorations were complete! As our first...

Timmy Swann: Chief Puppy (and Mischief) Officer

Many of you have seen photos of our new addition, Timmy! One year ago, he joined the National family and has been offering endless love and licks since.
You’ve noticed his curly fur and likely seen a glimpse of his sweet disposition. But today, we’re spilling all the bones – good and bad – about our beloved Chief Puppy Officer!

Blue & Gray: Cool colors for cooler weather

As the days get shorter and the temperature starts to drop, I am inspired by a cooler color palette of blue and gray. It’s a tried-and-true color combination that is perfect for layering now that the fall is here. Whether you wear silver with navy blue or heather gray...

The Active Look of Fall

(Photo Credit: The Travel Channel) With brisk air cooling off my morning walks and tempting me into sunset strolls, I find myself spending a good part of my day in casual wear! Today’s elegant selections in leisurewear afford comfort and style – all in one...

Pink and Gray – Here to Stay!

Pink and gray is a classic color combination that never goes out of style, and one that you can wear all year-round. While you may think of jewel tones like Black Cherry and Vivid Teal as traditional colors for fall, pastels are all the rage this year. According to...

Modest Clothing Is Back in a Big Way

When it comes to the fashion cycle, they say that if something was in style once, it will come back into style eventually (even hair scrunchies). After years of shorter and shorter hemlines and tighter and tighter clothing, dressing modestly is finally back in style....

5 Things My Mom Taught Me About Fashion

As a young child, I recall standing in my mother’s closet – somewhat in awe. I would slip my tiny feet into her black high heels and drape a long strand of faux pearls around my neck. I can remember clacking into the kitchen thinking I’d never looked...

Lessons from Georgie

Today is my grandfather’s birthday. While our birthdays are a day apart, we always celebrated together. My mother has always joked that she tried very hard to have me on his birthday, but I was bound and determined – just like him – to have...