Wanderlusting :: Coastal South Series {1 of 4}

Life may be slow in Georgia's first-settled city, but Savannah is far from boring. Established in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe, today it is a city of moss-covered cobblestone lanes and a unique sense of southern pride. Walk down it's streets, and you're sure to feel the haunted history of this ancient city.

From the classic colonial square grid with quaint gardens (think Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) and show-stopping fountains to the unique, unmatched local artist's market (the world-famous SCAD is located here), and too many tantalizing dinner options to choose from (Paula Deen's restaurant!), this big small town has a sense of charming cobblestone charisma that is not found anywhere else in the country.

Keep the artsy vibe flowing with this swinging dress from Free People. Colorful accessories and an oh-so-Southern monogram necklace ties everything together. And of course, every Southern belle needs a little Lilly in her life.

Savannah is a stunningly beautiful city that has somehow managed to hold onto it's history. It's not uncommon for buildings here to be hundreds of years old - something practically unheard of in this region.

Make sure to bookmark gardenia+glam and visit again next Thursday for the second installment of the Coastal South Series :)



W2WW :: Wear to Work Wednesday

W2WW :: Wear to Work Wednesday. gardenia+glam

Top / Rachel Zoe / $295
Pants / Ann Taylor / $25 (on sale!)
Shoes / Jessica Simpson / $89
Bag / MICHAEL Michael Kors / $350
Rings / Jennifer Meyer / $525
Sunglasses / Thierry Lasry / $500
Snake Print Agenda / Paper Source / $13 (so cute and affordable!)

I started my new job on Monday, and lucky me, I have been sick as a dog since Saturday night. Rough times. 
Happy hump day ;)



Monday Morning Motivation.. just in case you need it!

Okay y'all... today's the big day.. I start my new job!! Eeeeek. Please wish me luck and keep me in your prayers, and I promise to be thinking of all of you! This has been such a whirlwind!

Trust in God. gardenia+glam

A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor. gardenia+glam

Darkness is Needed to See the Stars. gardenia+glam

Happy Monday and have a beautiful week.



Favorite Room for Friday!

Time for some lovely interior design eye candy for your Friday afternoon!

This fabulous interior was done by Laura Hardin / Intrigue Interiors, located in South Carolina. The things that catch my eye first are the white, bright walls and (of course) the unique wooden gear on the left wall. Notice how the designed subtly matched the crosses of the gears with the crosses on the sliding barn doors, and the circular shape of the art on the right? It's the little details like that that really bring a space together. Try this in your own home! Repeating shapes, lines, and colors is a great way to draw the eye to different areas of a room and keep the attention moving. In the living room above, the rug adds a lot of texture while the coffee tables keeps sleek, straight lines.

Always, the necessity for any well-styled room is some fresh flowers. Always. ;)



W2WW :: Wear to Work Wednesday

Well my loves, after a brief intermission, W2WW is baaaack :) 

It's not quite time to pull cold weather clothes out of storage, but you can go ahead and start thinking about cooler temperatures! A muted, neutral palette is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall - and the yellow Zara shoes add the perfect amount of color. 

W2WW: Wear to Work Wednesday

Top / Helmut Lang / $360
Belt / Oscar de le Renta / $550
Skirt / J.Crew / $110
Heels / Zara / $70
Bag / Chloe / too expensive for me to even think about




Having a bad day? Maybe this will make you giggle just a little bit. If not, I recommend a glass of champagne ;)

Wait for it.....




Sweet Summertime

Can you believe we're halfway through August already?? Summer flew by. I know that's one of those things you say every year, but.. seriously! The thought of fall weather and sweaters and boots makes me cringe right now. Ask me again in a week and I may have changed my mind, but right now I'm grasping onto sweet summertime as tightly as I can.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

Wearing sundress
Catching up on my reading list by the pool
Spending time at the park
Eating my favorite popsicles
Fresh fruit and berries
Sunshine.. lots and lots of sunshine
Music and beer festivals
Baseball games

What do you think? Am I crazy for preferring a 90 degree day over a balmy 75 degrees? Are you holding onto the last few weeks of summertime, or are you ready to start pulling fall clothes out of the closet?



A lot going on...

Applications, interviews, working part-time jobs until I find a full-time job (spending 12 hours babysitting a 21-month-old is probably one of the most exhausting things I've ever done)... life is crazy right now!

I'm feeling very blessed for all the opportunities that have come my way :)




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