With Love from the Carolinas

Friends, As many of you know, National is headquartered in Lexington, NC. This week, our entire state is  preparing for a massive storm fondly referred to as “Flo” by the locals. We’re battening down the hatches along the coast and preparing for a...

Fall Florals for All Day

     From blouses to loungewear, our design team has incorporated the beautiful outdoors and brought fall inspiration to this season’s new pieces. (I’ve included three of my must-haves!) Some may assume fall selections are dark and visually flat. But our...

Preparing for a Getaway

Just two days after Labor Day, I was back on the road for a meeting with colleagues from National (more to come on our adventures!)  With a family to tend to before leaving, I spent a few extra minutes jotting a list and checking it twice to make certain I had the...

Labor Day in Wilmington

Happy Labor Day from Wilmington! I love this holiday – the start of a school year (which feels a bit like a refresh for me). The end of summer (I do not like warm weather). And of course with that…the start of fall. This weekend, we set sail in the blue...

Wrapping Up for Fall

It is no secret – fall is my absolute favorite season of the year. I love nothing more than a walk in the cool night breeze and dinner with my family around our outdoor fireplace. And my other favorite part of the season? Cozy clothes in warm color ways and...

Summer Playlist

The Carolinas are well known for beautiful outdoor music venues. When our family travels to Blowing Rock, we enjoy Fridays on the Lawn – an event at the Inn at Ragged Gardens held each week throughout the summer and early fall. here in Wilmington, I’ve had...

Fall Inspired Outfits

From summer to fall – it’s happening so quickly! In the Carolinas, we opt for layering throughout the transition from summer to fall. We can experience a beautiful 80 degree day and move right into a “cold front” chilling the evening to a brisk...

Fall Lounge

This weekend, my wonderful parents are celebrating their anniversary in the mountains of Tennessee. With cooler weather on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to grab a lounger and nestle up with a good book. Fall inspired colors and patterns from the landscapes...