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Charlotte, NC
I want to do it all.
Interests: vintage things, traveling, DIY, handmade things, music, art, entertainment, home decor, fashion, society, social media, intelligence, party life
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I've made a new blog - I explain why I moved my blogging in this post, and I've transferred my favorite For Gold, Glitter, & Glory blogs over there under the tag 'ggg.' I haven't posted here for over 13 months, but it's still getting a little traffic. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
Ann Taylor blouse, Ralph Lauren pants, Etienne Aigner boots, necklace from Target, Michael Kors watch I turned 24 today and it was a marvelous day. The kind that make you really glad it's your birthday, all day long. E and I both took off work and spent the day doing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
source Last holiday season was our first out of college - in other words, we were broke. We didn't bring any leftover wrapping materials when we moved to North Carolina so rather than shelling out the cash for multiple types of wrapping paper, matching bows, and assorted bags, I bought... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
Meet my parents. These two are my heros, role models, and inspiration. The older I get, the more and more I appreciate them not only as my parents, but as a couple I can truly look up to and admire. They are so much more than spouses to one another;... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time. The family all gathers, the food is plentiful, and everyone talks about what they are thankful for. More than that, Thanksgiving tends to be one of the only times of year that we truly feel gratitude. Some years are so good I can literally feel... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
original image here When the President of the United States walks into a room, the room stands. We as a country may divide its views every four years into two neatly categorized legal plans, but once the leaders are decided, differences are put aside and our representatives attempt to come... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
When E and I first transitioned into traditional work week schedules, Sundays quickly became our favorite day of the week. It's the only day of the week we are almost-guaranteed to spend it fully together, and even though chores need doing and errands need running, we've incorporated Sunday rituals so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
Picture from last year (more here) Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Summer is refreshing but always busy, with this year as no exception. The weather here in Charlotte started to turn right as the official season began, and the chillier mornings and evenings have me thinking of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
The Paris Market stocks a huge crate of lavender that you can buy by the heavenly-smelling scoop. Savannah has been one of my most favorite places in the world for over 10 years and I was happy to go this weekend for one of my best friend's bachlorette weekend. Before... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
Recently, I was very excited to be invited to a private press party celebrating the opening of Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul, in Charlotte. The store is amazing, with unique, handcrafted home decor stacked to the ceiling. Every part of my experience was wonderful, from the warm and interested... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
Yetts dress, Nine West shoulder purse, Jessica Simpson heels, Miu Miu shades, Michael Kors watch and bracelet My mom bought me this sheer-sleeve dress at Christmas and I've been eyeing it in my closet ever since. A couple weeks ago, e and I traveled to Atlanta for a Stock the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
When I was a kid (who am I kidding - now too), getting "just-because" presents were always the best. I have an adorable nephew who I haven't gotten to visit this summer, so I thought I'd send a little summer to him. I picked up small, fun, toys that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
Elodie top, One Clothing skirt, Alfani wedges, Tiffany chain, Michael Kors watch and bracelet Friday was the 2012 Web Awards, and although I didn't win, I really can't thank my friends and readers enough for the overwhelming amount of support. I thought the nomination alone was enough to make me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
We have a house to live in! A big, beautiful, quiet, house with all the things we wanted when we first moved to Charlotte exactly one year ago today. We're without Internet until later this week (this blog published on free coffee shop Wi-Fi), but here's a quick peek into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
Last week, I recieved a very unexpected email saying this blog was up for Best Personal Blog in Charlotte, and I could not feel more honored to be a nominee. I am already looking forward to the 2012 Web Awards and hopefully getting to meet the writers from some of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
When I was a little girl, I refused to wear the color yellow (or black). I can't to this day remember why, or when my fashion taste buds grew accustomed to the color, but it's now the ideal color when I want to add a little extra sunshine to my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
Did you know yesterday was National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day? That's right. Read it on Twitter (follow me here) and Googled it just for accuracy. So E and I decided we would celebrate with an old lunchtime staple that we both love and eat far too little of. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
I find myself leaning towards coral more during the spring than any other time of year. It's the perfect bridge from time Valentine's Day bright red to Easter blush pink. Following with our spring Colorblocks (see the others here and here). Here are a few coral goodies I'm loving right... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
[The dogwood trees are all in bloom.] Spring is here, spring is here! Time to trade heavy boots for open toes and heavy jackets for short sleeves. Even though today is the official first day of spring, the birds are already chirping, sun already shining, and flowers are already bloomed.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
1. Short Gathered Mac. By Mulberry. Shown in Fern Green Cotton Drill. $1000. 2. Banielle Color-Blocked Tank. By GUESS. Shown in Aquadisiac Multi. $59. 3. Chance Eau Fraîche Shimmering Touch. By Chanel. $50. 4. OPI nail polish. Shown in Go on Green! ~$10. 5. Synemite Suede Platforms. By Steve Madden.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
Saturday morning, I had the pleasure to attend Lilly Pulitzer's Grand Opening of their new store in SouthPark Mall (the mall on this list). The store is prettier than one can imagine and the event was perfectly executed! A special thanks to store manager Kristen and her entire team who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
[My V-Day present from boyfriend (gold Kate Spade & silver Michael Kors) beside my newish watch (also MK).] This week has been good for me. I'm starting to get into a "normal" sleeping pattern adjusting to my new job. This weekend will be very busy, with a grand opening to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
[Express sweater, Ellen Tracy tee, Lucky jeans, Claire's headband, Coach bag, TOMS shoes] We took these pictures last weekend while we were out antique shopping. Having the weekends off to spend with boyfriend is even more enjoyable than I imagined, and we're starting to create little weekend traditions. When rummaging... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
1. Essie polish. Shown in Vermillionaire. $8. 2. Chanel lip color. Shown in Violet Sapphire. $34. 3. Kate Spade bag. New Bond Street Florence. Shown in flo coral. $448. 4. rag & bone shirt. New 88 shirt. $255. 5. Crate & Barrel throw pillow. Ibiza 23" Pillow. Shown in mango.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory
[Express sweater and tank, Lucky jeans, UGG knit boots, Kate Spade bracelet, necklace and earrings from Greece, my mom's original wedding bands] Going for a walk at dusk is always nice. Especially when the weather in Maryland is nice and breezy... and not covered in snow like it has been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at For Gold, Glitter, & Glory