Hi Friends! I’m Natalie Mason. I live in Charleston, SC and I am mom to Sterling 12 , Frances Moon 8 and our mini golden doodle Dolly.



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Fridays Favs

May 16, 2014

ONE \  Shopbop + BornFree

Have you guys checked out the Shopbop and Born Free Collab?  I am swooning over all the little girl outfits!  This Chloe dress is my absolute favorite.  I also love this two piece set and the Lemlem kids patio dress is amaze.  I always love supporting a good cause while I shop.

Chloe Born Free Dress

I love the TB bags as well.  The tote is reversable and I love both the patterns.

TB Reversable Tote

and my other favorite is this Isabelle Marant Blouse.  You all know I love a blouse and this pattern is fabulous.

TWO \ French Connection Bikini Top
and Bottoms + Cover up

My exercise motivation arrived yesterday in the form of a cute bikini and cover up from FC. I am obsessed with the Palm Print.  Normally bandeau tops never fit right coverage wise but this one fits great!

THREE \ Kate Spade On Purpose Collection

I am loving the new Kate Spade On Purpose Collection.  Everything is hand made by artisans in Rwanda.  This collection is helping to inspire women there to support themselves.  I had to have this floral clutch.  I love that you can slip your hand under the bow to carry it.  Plus the vibrant floral colors are perfect for Summer.

I also love the Pom Pom Scarf.

and how cool are these fabric necklaces?? Only $50 and if you sign up for emails you can get additional 10% off your order.  They would be so cute with a white tee or tank.


This beef jerky is amazing. Best beef jerky I have ever had.  It is all natural no weird ingredients.

 The two flavors below are the only two I have tried but they are off the hook good.  So much flavor and the meat is so tender unlike standard tough beef jerky.

FIVE \ Homemade Baby Food with Beaba

I am all about homemade baby food this time around thanks to my friend Melisas who created Giggle Bites.  She really opened my eyes to how processed baby food even the organic kind is.  I normally feed Frances Giggle Bites but ran out and had to buy the premade kind.  The texture and color really turned me off, so I decided to bust out my Beaba which I love and make a few batches of homemade baby food.  It is so easy to make and so much cheaper.  Plus it is satisfying in a weird way.  I kind of love making baby food:)

This cookbook has great baby food ideas

  and these storage containers are awsome. You can pop them in the freezer and then just pop out a 2 oz serving portion when you are ready.

 SIX \ Tory Burch Sale

TB just marked down a bunch of new stuff including swimwear!  I am kind of obsessed with this black bathing suit and these flats need to be mine.  My mom just got these black wedges and they are such a great everyday shoe. Scroll thru to see my favorites.

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SEVEN \ The Fault in Our Stars

I am almost done with this book, it is sad but really good!  I need a new book recommendation so lay them on me!

EIGHT \ Quote

This quote really spoke to me.  So true.

Happy Friday!

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  1. I'm loving all the Born Free stuff too. The prints are so pretty. Cute FC bathing suit! I love bandeau tops but they always make my boobs look funny! Have you read Defending Jacob yet? Or Me Before You? They're both great. Have a good weekend!

  2. melinda says:

    I just finished Attachments and The Rosie Project. Both were a different kind of read for me but really good. Me before you was great!!

  3. If those necklaces had chewbeads in them for teething they would be MONEY!!!! but still might snag to go with all the fat girl maxi dresses i'll be wearing all summer! You already look great, wear the bikini!

  4. Natalie,

    Book Recommendations: The Marriage Plot and This is Where I Leave You. Both phenomenal.

    Love you blog.


  5. I love that black TB bathing suit, super cute!! Your French Connection one is very cute too!! I haven't read Fault in Our Stars. I thought about it, especially with the movie coming out! I'm about to start reading "Where'd You Go Bernadette"… Mary Kay Andrews has some great books too, if you're looking for a fun and fluffy beach read "Summer Rental" is a great one!!! I read it in like a day.

    Happy Friday!


  6. The bikini looks amazing, and I just saw that pom-pom scarf in person and it's stunning!

  7. HMK0217 says:

    I just started "Sisterland" by Curtis Sittenfeld. I had already read one of her other novels "Prep" and loved it. I know it seems earlier to make a recommendation but you know those good books when you get them. Plus Carole Radziwill's "What Remains" is amazing as well.

  8. KatiePerk says:

    Cute suit! Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan is one I just posted about today. His essays about his 5 kids have been entertaining and relatable! That clutch is fab.

  9. I adored my Beaba – made all my girls food from scratch …. was so easy and you are right; so satisfying to know you are filling heir little tummies with awesomeness . . .have a fab weekend (love the bikini – you are going to rock it!)

  10. that book made me cry A LOT! it was a good one tho..
    i really want to try that jerky! it looks good. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  11. Eva S says:

    Love your picks as always!

    Book recs:

    Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher (READ THIS NOW!)

    Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand (Best summer read!)

    Easy by Tammara Webber

  12. Katy Byrne says:

    I finished the Fault in Our Stars on Sunday and loved it. Great read. Have you read Where'd You Go, Bernadette? It's a good one too. I scored some Tory flats at the sale that I have been dying for! Have a great weekend!


  13. The Born Free line is so adorable…so many pretty pieces! And I'm loving that FC cover up, so pretty!! Have a great weekend love!