Summer of Seersucker

  In the Carolinas, lightweight fabric is a must for summertime bliss. A staple of almost every southern closet? Seersucker! Seersucker, a woven cotton fabric with puckered texture, provides breathability and comfort all season long. It’s British origins...

Pink and Blue Summer

Hello friends, I’m writing you from the humid (and absolutely idyllic) Ocracoke Island. A recent weather front has brought in more rain than expected, meaning airy and quick dry fabric is even more important for a comfortable vacation. Seersucker shorts, gingham...

Staycation Style

Traveling for me is (almost) always fun, and vacations are a rare but treasured experience. However, it takes a great deal of work to save, prepare, and plan for a fantastic vacation. Especially in the early days of our marriage, we’ve relished the joy...

The MuuMuu Craze

The lounge dress has been a part of the National family for as long as I can remember. Catalogs that date back to the 1970’s and 80’s boast a wide variety of options. (I even uncovered a detail about my mother’s schoolwork – she wrote a college...