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torn & tattered


SLIPPY 1I wholeheartedly agree with Catherine when she said in her last post that she is a true summer girl. Fall is right around the corner, as everyone keeps reminding us, but it is still humid humid humid here in Richmond so my favorite summer dress (slip) and Frye braided sandals are still in play.  This slip is one of the most versatile pieces that I own and it has traveled with me from Charleston to Jamaica to Florida and back this summer and it is currently packed in my suitcase for NYFW. It comes in 12 (!!) colors..  so what are you waiting for!?

Catch y’all on the flip side of Fashion Week! Make sure to follow us on instagram to keep up with our adventure.

SLIPPY 5SLIPPY 2shop away, friends!



flare out

lace 1Labor Day weekend has come and gone and as memorable as it was, I am having a hard time not thinking about summer coming to an end. We have 11 days left until the Summer Equinox and I feel like I need to make a bucket list to celebrate the end of one of my favorite season, just to be sure I cover all of my summer must-do bases. I can appreciate bundling up next to a bonfire in a chunky knit or cheering on Virginia Tech Hokie football as much as the next person, but it is hard to compete with the joy that summer brings to me. After all, what’s not to like about the long, sunny days & the way a Corona tastes in the heat of a summer?   Here’s to appreciating this beautiful season for the next 11 days!

Posted while listening to On The Way Home by John Mayertarget style lace 3lace 2

Our Insta Summer

IMG_0559Collaboration with Bahama Shop boutique near the Ocean Front in Virginia Beach. IMG_1111Rebecca’s wedding at The Omni Homestead Resort. IMG_0363Happy Hour at Lemaire in The Jefferson Hotel.
IMG_0592the boathouse short pumpBrunch at The Boathouse, Short Pump. IMG_0842Free People Richmond #Summerdays event with 1213 Hair Salon.IMG_0729 (1) IMG_0752FullSizeRender (10)Beach Bar in St. John, USVI. Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetBlenheim Vineyards, Charlottesville, VA. Home of delightful Rose. IMG_1847 IMG_1941 IMG_1771

FullSizeRender IMG_1493FullSizeRender (2)Catherine with Tony Oller of MKTO after their concert in Richmond.FullSizeRender (1)The Crystal Press event with Ocie New York designer, Sarah Littlejohn.IMG_0826FullSizeRender (3) FullSizeRender (4) FullSizeRender (5) FullSizeRender (6) Reb on her Honeymoon at Couples Swept Away in Negril, Jamaica.FullSizeRender (7)Rebecca’s Rehearsal Dinner at the Shooting Club at The Omni Homestead.FullSizeRender (8) FullSizeRender (9)
IMG_0646Rebecca’s bachelorette party in Isle of Palms, SC.
imageHilton Ocean Front, Virginia Beach.

white on white 2.0

white 2white 1When I got these Sam Edelman Fringe booties from Shoebox last week, I knew I wanted to recreate this all-white w black shoes winter look from earlier this year in New York. I have no shame in admitting that these are the same white jeans from the February get-up, as they are a staple in my wardrobe along w my trusty Louis Sully bag. So, here we have the its-almost-fall-so-I-can-wear-booties version of the white on white plus black thing.

(Side note: Yes I know, summer is coming to an end and its not quite labor day yet but for the record the no white after Labor Day rule has been thrown out the window with many other fashion faux-pas that I do not agree with).


navy baby

t shirt maxi dressOver the course of the summer, I have been dabbling in Marie Kondo’s book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” in an attempt to get my room & wardrobe organized once and for all (aka I am a recovering hoarder.) Marie’s solution to this conundrum consists of making sure everything I own brings joy & has a designated place in my abode. As you can imagine, applying this principle is quite challenging when dealing with all things related to my wardrobe. I have come across so many pieces of clothing that I haven’t worn in what feels like forever and I almost never can find it in me to get rid of these pieces despite my attempts to learn this Japanese organization method. Instead, I do the complete opposite of what Marie Kondo intended by adding my lost and found collection into the mix of my everyday attire with a different style. By different, I don’t mean anything strikingly profound. I simply mean I tie a knot somewhere in said piece of clothing. My mantra for the summer should have been “tie a knot in it” because this has come in handy countless times over the past couple months. My point is knots are a great way to change up something you already own for multiple wears. Shop this maxi from old faithful Forever 21 below and pick up these Belle by Sigerson Morrison flats at the Shoebox in RVA!

PS I’m not giving up on this organization method! Stay tuned for future progress notes on my tidying project.

Blogged while listening to “Free” by Cody Simpson. 

forever 21 maxi dress



the butterfly cut out

milly sans wrinkle 1milly sans wrinkle 3Since I got engaged last year, I have been collecting white dresses (as some of you may have noticed). From Free People to Alice & Olivia to this beautiful Milly number, I have collected quite a few and i just cant stop wearing them! This was a favorite on my honeymoon and I know it is sure to be a staple in my closet from now on – because, who says you have to stop wearing white after your wedding day? Hopefully no one.

ps. I haven’t taken off this OCIE New York Trina Triangle necklace since our party last week! Make sure to check out Sarah’s other beautiful pieces.



We have been so busy lately and wanted to let you in on a few of our recent events so scroll away, lovelies!

A few teaser photos from Reb’s wedding! Still anxiously awaiting the lot from J&D Photography but they have given us a few sneak peeks! Bet you can’t tell which ones they took and which ones we did……..imageimage11264899_732186470224591_551881486331869671_n

Veuve & something blue are mandatory wedding day staples.imageimageimage

Here are some details from our soiree with Sarah Littlejohn, the designer of Ocie New York.

image imageSarah gave us a delicious rosè called “Summer In a Bottle” from Woffler Vineyards in New York. As if the bottle were any inclination, this is a great wine.

free people bralette (imageIMG_5108forever 21 beige dress

Last but not least, our selfie with The National RVA and our delish rosè we enjoyed at Rappahannock before the Brandon Flowers concert on Aug. 11. If Brandon tours to a city near you, make sure you take full advantage of the opportunity and go see him. He puts on a helluva show.


Rhappahanock RVA Restaurant

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xx, Reb + Cath