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Well Made & Worn Well: 4 Steps to Clarify, Clean, Organize Your Closet

  A well-worn wardrobe is filled with stories. When we consider our clothes as intentional investments, we clarify new chapters ...

What’s Your Perspective?

This morning I stepped out into a snow-dusted wonderland. The air’s clean and cold. The sun is strong. The sky ...

At Home: How to Host a Great Party

The holidays are here at last. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's my schedule is packed but my bags are not ...

A Walk in the Woods in Waxed Cotton

  Call me old fashioned: Hearkening back to centuries-old Irish farms and the rainy wilds of British isles, something about ...

Sunday Rituals: 5-Step Facial to Heal and Hydrate Winter Skin

Winter is a brutal time of year for our skin. There's the hustle of holiday travel, mad dash for projects ...

Gifts for Her & Him, Home & Them

Growing up, my favorite moments were spent over winter break when the luxurious gift of time was bestowed upon little ...

A Better Black Friday

Here's hoping you're reading this note in your pjs, cozied up with a big cup of coffee and some seriously ...

4 Ways to Wrap up in a Blanket Scarf

Gina Moyano and I first crossed paths six months ago. Just as I was gearing up for a balmy summer ...

Field Trip to Sweet Selma Farms

As I crossed the threshold into the warm kitchen of Sweet Selma Farms a couple weeks back, I had a ...

Elizabeth Suzann Silk & Sevilla Smith Shoes

     I can't go a few days of wearing these without someone asking who made these beautiful shoes by ...

Kirsten Kjær Weis Shares 7 Natural Makeup Tips

Kirsten Kjær Weis has a certain magnetism about her. You can tell she's a woman who has thought a lot about ...

What’s Inside My Wardrobe: A Complete Closet Inventory

Three years ago I woke up early one morning, gazed deeply upon the sparkly baubles of my colorful closet and ...

First Day of Fall: Setting Intentions

Fall has a way of washing over me like a warm bath after a long day. Swirling around in greens ...

Summer Staples: Blue Ridge Mountains, Tennessee

All you really need in the summertime is a tall iced coffee, a mountain to climb, waterfalls and forests to ...

Castles to Cliffs: Killarney and Dingle, Ireland

Betwixt unwinding along Ireland’s quiet northwest reaches and enjoying copious helpings of Scottish whiskey, we took the train down the ...

24 Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

Between roaming the Irish countryside and touring through the Scottish Highlands on to Islay, we spent a wee bit of ...

The Whiskey Trail: Scottish Highlands to Islay, Scotland

When you marry a whiskey man (or whisky man, as they say in Scotland) with whom you share an affinity ...

Straight From a Storybook: Galway, Ireland

After a few weeks abroad I'm back home, unpacking, sorting out photos, and catching up on beauty rest. Three countries ...

Stone Cold Fox: Summer Whites

      It's finally summer and high time to bring out all the deliciously delicate silk and linen that's been ...

5 Minute Face: Dewy Daily Makeup Routine

My idea of perfect daily makeup is somewhere between I woke up like this (flawless) and that endless summer glow ...

3 Weeks in Europe: A Complete Guide to Packing Light & Printable Packing List

Pack for three weeks in Europe with a single carry on. Plus: capsule wardrobe packing system, what's in my bag, ...
Stone Cold Fox Size Fit Review

Stone Cold Fox: The Marrakech Dress

      As Atlanta warms up I am all for a cold shoulder. Born and bred in LA, vintage-inspired ...

Black and Blue: Cuyana Silk Dress and Loeffler Luz Sandals

When hunting for closet staples I tend to agonize over nice dresses and nice shoes. Both are investment pieces and ...

Spring Uniform and Oille Natural Giveaway

      Happy first day of spring, beauties. Oille Natural organic skincare and I are celebrating the season of growth ...

The Life-Changing Psychology of Tidying Up: Unexpected Lessons From Marie Kondo

Grab a cup of coffee, or three. Sit a spell (20 minutes). It’s change your life story time! Before we ...

Fireside Chat: A State of the Closet Update & How to Inventory Your Clothes

Have you ever tracked your closet? This weekend I audited all of last year's clothing purchases, and in the process ...

Made in the South: Charleston, Cocktails, Cotton Fields

Celebrating the best of Southern makers and culture, Garden & Gun Jubilee represents much of what I enjoy about Charleston ...

5 Steps to Glowing Skin: Beautifully Natural OSEA Skincare

"You look so much healthier than before the wedding," my mom recently mentioned as I watched her eyes trace from ...

Day to Night: e. fitzpatrick and the Perfect Cold Weather Dress

Rare is the day that the chaotic universe of holiday fashion delivers up the most perfect, creamy little white dress ...

Socially-Conscious Makers Market: Orange Harp

Authentic. Well-made. Long-lasting. Socially-conscious. These words are not spoken enough around this weekend which marks a few American holidays. With ...

Tvachia Leather Co: Give + Get Giveaway

This season I'm excited to be collaborating with local friends Tvachia Leather Co. to share their new gorgeous collection and ...

How to Layer Gold Necklaces

When in doubt, l-a-y-e-r it out. That's my wardrobe war cry as the mercury drops off and it works just ...

Fall/Winter Wardrobe: Living in…

Earlier this week on a visit to North Georgia I went to sleep with a bedroom window open and woke ...

Sustainably Chic: Eco Travel Hacks

Just in time for fall adventures I've just shared a few of my favorite eco-friendly travel tips at Bodhi & ...

How to Match Your Clothing: 4 Tips with EF Magazine

Simple styling tips to help you make the most of your wardrobe This week I have a special treat for ...

Our Wedding: September 19, 2015

September 19, 2015, I got to marry my best friend. As the cool air of fall rushes in all at ...

Whidbey Island and Chuckanut Drive, Washington

As the first day of fall settles in across American forests, a few final snaps from our recent trip to ...

Olympic National Park and Seattle, Washington

Photo by Caroline Walker Evans After exploring Ocean Shores and Ruby Beach on our recent trip to Washington, we spent ...

Outdoor Voices at Ruby Beach, Washington

The coast along Washington's Olympic National Park is both impossibly expansive and remarkably welcoming. At once you feel tiny, humbled, ...

Sun-Drenched: Ocean Shores, Washington

Ten days in Washington State were one long sweet, surreal day dream. Our first stop at Ocean Shores unexpectedly introduced ...

Dog Days of Summer in North Georgia

"Don't forget to stop by the garden on the way out," my dad said last weekend, nodding down to rows ...

Into the Forest: Lake Seed, Georgia

With the mercury rising past 100 in our neck of the woods, we thought it was high time to head ...

What to Wear: Lacy Little White Dresses for Bridal Soirées

For Love & Lemons: On sale at Saks Off Fifth. Also at Revolve Clothing and Shopbop.JavaScript is currently disabled in ...

Packing List: Summer Music Festival Glamping

Everlane backpack and v-neck, Lou & Grey shorts. Photos by Stu Haluski. I'm off to Washington, DC to kick off ...

A Warm Weather Wardrobe

A year and a half after the big question, CPR & I met up with The Hons to snap engagement ...

DIY Beauty Recipes: Coconut Oil, Activated Charcoal, Pink Salt

A few of you have asked about DIY beauty recipes that use ingredients mentioned in this month's post on natural ...

How To Be A Better Wine Buyer

My friend Terrye Schaetzel knows how to throw a great party. So when she generously invited CPR and I to ...

Spring Wellness Rituals: My Natural Beauty Routine

2017 update: I've edited down a bit on my beauty bag since this post. Here's my current makeup routine, simpler ...

How We Saved $40,000 Celebrating Our Wedding Day

My dear aunt recently confided that her favorite weddings are the kind where the groom is in his Sunday best, ...

Sustainable Jewelry Sharing: Rocksbox Subscription

You know those girls with a seemingly endless rotation of gorgeous new jewelry? The sort of stuff that's perfectly paired ...

Susurrus: Snow Day at Home

This weekend our bungalow was dusted with the most delicate blanket of snow. The weather's mostly kept us cozied up ...

Here And There: Cold Weather Outfits + #StyleStories15 Interview

Interview: #StyleStories15 Feb 16, 2015 A brilliant idea coinciding with New York Fashion Week, #stylestories15 highlights good style that's working ...

How to Create the Perfect Bedroom

"You're either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both," maker of fine shoes ...

Winter Wellness Rituals, A Mega Post

So. I've been ruminating and rewriting this post over the past few months. This is going to wrap up a ...

Cold Weather Cure: How To Make A (Damn Good) Hot Toddy

If you're lucky enough to be reading this on the sands of some gloriously hot island, do skip right over ...

Uncommon Gifts For Gentlemen On The Go

This weekend I'm sharing twenty seven gifts for all kinds of chaps - the outdoorsman, the epicure, the entrepreneur, the ...

Winter Apothecary: Oille Natural + MCMC Fragrances

No mind to how I plan it, the holiday season always turns out manically busy! Careful to eat well and ...

Autumn in New England: Burlington, Vermont + New York City

When in Burlington, Vermont: Breakfast of gingerbread banana pancakes, hot granola and fruit, and biscuits and herbed vegetarian gravy at ...

Recently Read: 5 Books For Rainy Days

We're off to New York and Vermont for a few days, but you can still catch up with R&F via ...

Autumn Wellness Rituals

There's something so wonderful about the cool air that comes with the first weeks of fall. Like clockwork, those crisp ...

A Year Without Retail Fashion: The Nothing New Challenge

September marks three-quarters through my Nothing New project! This week I'm talking shop with BodhiLuxe Magazine about how I've nearly ...

What To Wear: Light Hiking, City E-Biking, Outdoor Exploring

Labor Day means heading north for a weekend at Big Canoe to share home cooking and football over campfires and ...

Clean Your Closet: 5 Steps to a Better Wardrobe

2017 update: I've made big changes to the R&F guide to cleaning out your closet and building a better wardrobe ...

At Home: First Few Years In Our Craftsman Bungalow

- Our First Years At Home - 2012-2014 Archive We've made a lot of changes since we first moved into ...

Six Ideas For A Stylish Date Night

My latest guest post with BodhiLuxe Magazine is all about fresh ideas for a stylish date night. We cover the ...

About Face: Building A Better Beauty Bag

In the years since first following this beauty routine simplification process, I've phased out all products tested on animals. I ...

Barcelona + Ibiza, Spain

BARCELONA // Within hours of stepping off the overnight train into town, Barcelona shot up the list of my favorite ...

Paris, France

Summer in the City of Light means late sunsets and long picnics along the Champ de Mars, listening to guitar ...

Smart and Stylish Travel: Packing Tips + The Six Cs

These tips were posted shortly before my two-week trip to Paris, France and Barcelona and Ibiza, Spain with only a ...

Key Piece: Everlane Seed Stitch Sweater

Featherweight and so soft, Everlane's cotton and cashmere raglan works equally well as a summer staple as it does a ...

A Simpler Wardrobe: Summer Outfits + A New Leaf

These are outfits I wore the first summer after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here’s what the ...

How to French Cuff your Jeans

Last week I thought I was onto something new when I hurriedly cuffed my jeans, accidentally tucking in one of ...

Key Piece: Hudson Horrigan Bootie

H by Hudson Horrigan booties I found the perfect neutral booties. In keeping with my Wardrobe Editing Lessons Learned, it ...

Wardrobe Editing: Lessons Learned On Choosing Colors + Smarter Shopping

A little seasonal assessment on making lists, choosing colors, thoughtful shopping, patience, and the importance of what we wear ...

Laundry: How to fix a shrunken sweater

I think it's inevitable that eventually a stray wool sweater (which is usually also your favorite one) finds its way ...

A Simpler Wardrobe: Spring Outfits + Nothing New Challenge

These are outfits I wore the first spring after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here's what the ...

Key Piece: Barbour Beadnell Jacket

"Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and ...

A Simpler Wardrobe: Fall + Winter

These are outfits I wore the first fall and winter after I set out to whittle down my wardrobe. Here's ...

First Wardrobe Edit: A Complicated Guide For A Complicated Closet

Edit Your Closet Aug 7, 2013 2017 update: I've made big changes to the R&F guide to cleaning out your ...

Documenting Style Through A Year Of Outfits

Mortar boards glided like confetti in the air and just like that, another product designer was minted. For commencement I’d ...

The Sartorialist: On Journaling

Closing the book on my old photo blog. Via VA Sept 21 2012: I began (VA) one month after meeting ...