So it's been a hot minute (errr three years) since I've posted on here. I wanted to pop in and let y'all know that I am now blogging over at Palmettos & Pineapples! After a three year hiatus from blogging, I decided it made more sense to rebrand and start fresh than to pick up here. If you liked Pearls Go with Everything, you will LOVE Palmettos & Pineapples. I'm chatting about similar topics on my new blog, but with a more polished look and approach. I will officially no longer be posting any new content on this blog. Thanks so much to everyone who followed along and supported me on my original blogging endeavor!
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Since the first official day of Spring is tomorrow, I figured I would close out winter by showing a few pics from the massive NC snow we had a few weeks ago. The highlight was making a Southern Proper snowman with one of my friends who lives closely.
Southern Proper snowman! Also, if you look really closely you can see I brought some brightness to a snowy day by wearing my Hotty Pink First Impression Lilly sunnies!
Snow falling at midnight on February 26, 2015. Though it was so cool how my iPhone made it look like it was the middle of the day!
The snow was so pretty but I am so ready for Spring!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
As I mentioned in my previous post, I attended the Clemson-NC State baseball series in Raleigh this past weekend. The Friday game was cold (temps in upper 30's) the Saturday game was significantly warmer (temps in mid 50's), and the Sunday game was even warmer (temps in upper 60's). I took advantage of the spring-like weather on Sunday and wore my orange Lilly Pulitzer Cassie dress sans tights. My South Carolina Murfee scarf made an appearance in this ensemble as well. The print has some orange in it, so I really like how it looks with a solid orange dress. It was a beautiful day to be outside cheering on my Tigers. I definitely got some sun!
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer Cassie Dress; Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer South Carolina Murfee; Boots: Ariat; Earrings: Sheila Fajl Jewelry; Watch: Michael Kors; Bracelet: Handmade by my aunt!
Friday, March 6, 2015
Happy Friday y'all. I'm linking up with A. Liz Adventures again this week and sharing a few things I'm loving! I can't believe it's March already!
1. Lauren James "Fourth & Goal" Sweet Tee
1. Lauren James "Fourth & Goal" Sweet Tee
I'm showing off another one of my long-sleeved Lauren James Sweet Tees I got during her birthday sale. Since spring football practice began this week, I figured this "Fourth & Goal" design was very appropriate.
2. Clemson Baseball Game
One of my dearest friends, who is like a mom to me, has a son on the Clemson baseball team. They are in Raleigh this weekend for a three game series against NC State. I got to catch the last few innings of the game today and saw the Tigers get a 6-4 victory and plan to go to the games on Saturday and Sunday as well. I wore my Lilly Pulitzer South Carolina Murfee scarf for the game on Friday, since it has a little bit of orange in the print. Also, I conveniently had a "Beat NC State" sticker left over from when I went to the Clemson-NC State football game back in the fall. It was fun gathering together some accessories to turn NC State orange. Go Tigers!
3. Poolside Lunch
We had a teaser of spring in North Carolina on Wednesday of this week, so I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and ate my lunch outside by the pool! Can't wait for this to be an everyday occurrence.
4. Orange Tory Burch Crossbody
Back in the fall I found this great orange nylon Tory Burch cross body at a consignment shop. It's great to take to Clemson baseball games (like this weekend!) and tailgates, as well as any place you want to take a smaller purse but don't necessarily want to carry a leather one. As you can see, it has an interior zip pocket, two interior open pockets, as well as an exterior zip compartment and an exterior open pocket. It easily holds my essentials and is a fun addition to my purse collection! I have used it a lot over the past several months.
5. It's March
I also get excited whenever the calendar turns to March. While the beginning of the month is still a bit chilly, I know that spring is just around the corner! The college basketball fanatic in me can't wait for March Madness. Two weeks from now is the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, which is one of my favorite weekends of the year, since there is pretty much non-stop college basketball on TV for four days straight. My birthday is also this month, and even though I don't particularly care for the getting a year older part, I do enjoy a chance to gather with friends and celebrate.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
I have lived the majority of my life in North Carolina, and love so many things about the Tar Heel State. However, I went to college in South Carolina, and also lived there for a little less than three years as a post-college 20-something. As much as I enjoy life in NC, I miss SC very much and go back frequently to visit some of my dearest friends. When Lilly first introduced the Murfee scarves in six different state prints back in Fall 2012, I asked for the North Carolina one for Christmas. However, last summer I decided I needed the South Carolina Murfee too, because the print kept becoming more and more beautiful to me, and I realized more and more how much my time living in South Carolina shaped me as a person. I bought the SC Murfee in August 2014 when Lilly did a gift with purchase promotion. Here's how I styled it when I wore it to church about a month ago. It was an unseasonably warm February day, so I didn't need tights.
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer Cassie Dress; Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer Murfee Scarf in South Carolina print; Shoes: Tory Burch Silver Reva Flats; Earrings: Sheila Fajl Jewelry Everybody's Favorite Hoop; Watch: Michael Kors
I also like how the SC print has some orange in it, which would look great with an orange top to support my Clemson Tigers! I'm a lifelong UNC Tar Heels fan, but have grown to love Clemson too, thanks to a dear friend who I met in SC who is a hard core Clemson fan!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
I got the Lilly Pulitzer Corrine Dress in "Escape in the Everglades" for a great deal from my favorite Lilly signature store during the After Party Sale at the beginning of the year. I wore it to church several weeks ago and "winterized" it with a down puffer vest, brown tights, and boots. This is a great dress because it can easily be "winterized" since the print isn't overly summery. It will also be a great transitional piece for early spring days where it's warm enough to ditch the tights but still cool enough for long sleeves. Here's how I styled it earlier in the winter:
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer; Vest: L.L. Bean; Tights: Merona for Target; Boots: Ariat Heritage Western R-toe boots; Earrings: Sheila Fajl Jewelry; Bracelet: Lily and Laura; Pearls: Honora; Watch: Michael Kors
I am way behind on winter Featured Outfit posts. Winter is almost over, thank goodness! As much as I dislike the cold weather, I still manage to put together some ensembles that I enjoy wearing. I wore the following back in December 2014, when I visited one of my best friends for a weekend of Christmas-y fun. This striped sweater was great to wear during the Christmas season because the pink and green stripes made me feel like a piece of peppermint candy. Depending on the weather, it could also be a great top for St. Patrick's Day in a couple weeks.
Top: Lilly Pulitzer Maria Sweater; Jeans: Joe's; Shoes: Tory Burch Silver Reva Flats, Necklace: Lilly Pultizer Goodie Goodie Necklace; Earrings: Sheila Fajl "Everybody's Favorite Hoop"; Watch: Michael Kors; Bracelets: Kate Spade Idiom bangles