January 31, 2012

I'll Be Hitting Up The Make-Up Counter

For some matte and pastel lipstick shades very soon...


Here's hoping I look half as chic as these ladies and not like a pastey blob.  Do any of you have a favorite shade and brand for this season?  

images via j.crew.

Pixie Lily Introduces Spring Toddler

Pure sweet loveliness is happening over at my sponsor Pixie Lily right now.  They've just expanded their vintage styles to include up to 3T.  And the new Spring Toddler collection is as cute as it could be.  And I've said it before but I must say it again, PL's quality is off the charts and is the softest clothing in both Lilly & Fletcher's closets.

{love this girl's romper}


Be sure to pop over and see the whole collection!  

Oh, and for all of you Charleston Mommas, Pixie Lily is now welcoming clients to the "atelier" on Society Street by appointment for fittings and to see the collections.

January 30, 2012

Brights

My friend Tobe from Because It's Awesome is visiting today!  She was so sweet to write me and offer up her writing services so I could get a little bloggy/mommy break.  What she didn't know is the amazing timing she had!  I read her email Friday afternoon right after the Dr. told me that Fletcher's RSV (which is basically a super bad cold and can be real dangerous for infants, especially prior preemies) was looking pretty bad and he needed to go straight to the hospital for monitoring and support.  I'm happy to report that after 2 nights there we were released and Fletcher is home doing much better than he was last week!

So again Tobe, thank you so much for stopping by LLL today.  I hope you all enjoy her post on brights :)  I know I do!

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hello, look linger lovers! tobe from because it's awesome here to give one of our favorite mamas in the blogsphere a teeny tiny break. after reading chassity's latest post about the exhaustion of motherhood (albeit a small sacrifice for the joy of having a brand new babe to love on and an adorable tot like lilly), i thought to myself, what would any woman need on a monday morning to get her week started right? my conclusion? brights! nothing like sporting color in big doses to keep your spirits up! i managed to round up a few pieces that are sure to get the job done:


what do you think? i say a little bit of color is bound to add a whole lot of sunshine to anyone's day!

January 29, 2012

Some Fun Things + Some Lucky Duck Winners

A couple of fun things for this Sunday...

First up, if you aren't reading one of my favorite daily reads, The Vault Files, you're really missing out.  Gaby always shares the best stuff, but I really loved her latest "Fashion File: Now & Later" post.


Um, can I have it all??  Seriously though, can I have it all?  Click over to her blog for all the shopping links.

Next up, if I didn't already have red flats, I'd own these hole punch skimmers.  So cute right?


And then some winners, shall we?  First up, the Stella & Dot $100 gift card.

Congratulations Shelley!  She said...


Blogger Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...


Oh my, the Bamboleo necklace is stunning! Thanks for the chance to win!
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And by the way, holy cuteness blog!  You should definitely go check her out.  Love the sneak peek she just shared of her daughter Izzy's new room.  Here's one of the shots.



And now for the Tilly Maison mug set giveaway...

Congratulations Katie!  She said...


Blogger Katie said...


Also following TM on Twitter for a second shot at the pink :)


Enjoy your new pink mugs, Katie!  They're sure to make your mornings cheery :)  
Enjoy your Sunday!

January 27, 2012

That Would Be Me


At the 12 am, 2 am, 4 am, 6 am, and 8 am feedings with Fletcher.  

Or some equally glam version of that.  

I won't lie to you. It's been really hard the last 2 months, with this last week being no exception.  We've all been sick (still are), Lilly is starting to show jealousy (can't blame her for that), and Fletcher nurses every 2 hours on average.  I'm exhausted.  I need the long break that I dream of that isn't going to happen anytime soon.  I'm thankful to have this little space to keep me feeling glittery and shiny even when I'm still sitting in my pjs doing the momma thang.  God bless ya'll for giving me that.

Here's hoping for a long nap this weekend.  Happy Friday, Everyone!

Gemma Ward by Rachael Casselis via Simply Seductive via Bienenkiste.

January 26, 2012

A Word From Pretty Mommy

She's got some beauties in shop right now.  Think good giftables for Valentine's Day...


Bellocq Tea -  Award winning + luxurious.
Silk Safari Shirt - The shirt to have this season, seeing this style a lot.
Matta Skirt - Maybe to wear on Valentine's Day? Or anyway.

January 25, 2012

One Porch 3 Ways

Charleston Magazine's latest issue asked three major talented interior designers for their take on a grand Tradd Street Piazza.  Which style most speaks to you?

LLL's favorite, Angie Hranowsky's "Bohemian Chic" vision:


Biggs Powell's "Clean & Classic" look:


Julie Rogers' "Green Retreat":


So, what say you?  Which one are you feelin'?  

You can check out the full story by Anna Evans in the February 2012 issue or online here.
Photography by Julia Lynn.

January 24, 2012

Tilly Maison Mug Set Giveaway

Remember this post here where I shared my new mugs that I'm over the moon beyond belief happy with?


Well the adorable maker of these mugs, Carolyn over at Tilly Maison, has offered to give away a set of 4 dipped mugs to one lucky reader.  LUCKY DUCKS.  The winner gets to pick between these colors...

Pink:

Persimmon:

Citron:

How do you enter?

Just "like" Tilly Maison on Facebook and leave a comment below.
(Be sure to tell us which color you like)

Want some extra entries?

2) Tweet the giveaway (please copy Looklingerlove)

This giveaway ends Friday night and we'll announce the winner this weekend.

Ready. Set. Go

Stella & Dot Spring Collection + Giveaway!

I've been adoring Stella & Dot's new spring collection.  Have you seen it yet?

And below, my favorite piece of the whole collection, the Campari Necklace.

Is it just me, or does each S&D collection just get better and better?  And guess what, our very favorite Stella & Dot representative is giving LLL readers another great giveaway!

The winner will receive a $100 gift card to my sponsor Annette's Stella & Dot shop.  #awesome

To enter just do one or all of these:
(please, please leave a separate comment for each entry you choose to do)

1) Tell us which new spring piece is your favorite.
2) "Like" Annette's S&D FB page -
(You want to do this - she does giveaways on there, I've won twice!)
3) Tweet about the giveaway (please copy Looklingerlove in there)

This giveaway will end Friday night and we'll announce the winner this weekend. Good luck!

January 23, 2012

Gardens & Guns?

This past holiday season you could definitely say that my family's number one gift to give was subscriptions to Garden & Gun Magazine.  You may be thinking, a magazine about gardens and guns?  Really Chassity? But I assure you it's totally legit and one of my favorite reads.  And I'm sure that there are many of you who soak up each page of every issue that turns out too (pssst, this isn't the first time I've written about them here on LLL).


Well today Garden & Gun received some much deserved love and recognition on the CBS This Morning's show in the story "The Woman Behind Garden & Gun Success".  You want to watch this, ladies.



See, it's not just a magazine about hunting dogs and duck decoys.  In fact, did you all realize that Garden & Gun is behind this very picture that has been blogged and pinned for, well, days and days (yes, it's one of my favorites too!)?

{The beautiful Rachel of the blog Nest Egg}

There is a real good reason why 45% of Garden & Gun's subscribers don't even live in the south.  They just want to know more about it.  And G&G does a beautiful job of sharing the way southerners live.

Need to pick up a copy and see for yourself?  The February/March issue hits newsstands tomorrow.

Brass + Suede


S e r i o u s  Badass.

January 20, 2012

Baked Hot Chocolate

Just might have to make this Baked Hot Chocolate recipe this weekend.


Enjoy your sweet selves this weekend!

Pretty Smitten's Back!

My sponsor Pretty Smitten is debuting some new designs!  New year, new iPhone case?  I think so.
Cute right?  As always, you get to pick your colors and patterns.

Elizabeth (that's Miss Pretty Smitten you know) is also introducing a baby line!  She has photo announcements, coordinating stationary, return labels, and stickers.  Check out the whole Pretty Smitten Baby collection here.
Oh, and happy Friday to you all - this week seemed to fly by!