The Week of Lounging

It is Thanksgiving week, which means…..all the lounge clothes! Each year, we spend this week in Blowing Rock with our families and enjoy long nights by the fire complete with cheese, crackers, and all the leftovers. ‘Tis the season for stretchy pants and...

Be Brave and Bold with your Wardrobe

Here’s to the Decorated and Dressing up this season.  This week we were all invited to remember the many shades of decorating. We celebrated Veteran’s Day last Sunday, and what a grand time it was to remember the highly decorated individuals whose commitment to the...

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...