Hi Friends! Iā€™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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Jul 16, 2013


This is my new favorite bracelet.  It goes with everything and looks so expensive but it is only $58.  Such a classic gold bracelet that never goes out of style.  Plus it looks great layered with other bracelets!


I am kind of obsessing over these Dolce Vita sandals.  They come in so many colors but the pink and tan is really speaking to me.  They are so cute and would even look great into end of summer/ prefall with skinny jeans.  Even better they are part of the Nordstrom sale right and a great price.


Remember this dress from yesterday?  I found her on major sale (40% off) so of course she needed to be mine.  The perfect little stripe dress for preggo or not preggo.  I love how vibrant the colors are for Summer.  I also think you could wear this into Fall with a fitted navy blazer.  Marc Jacobs dresses always fit really well too, snag this one before its gone!


I am always on the hunt for gorgeous new coffee table books.  I collect coffee table books like I do cookbooks.  I am head over heels for this Pucci book.  How insanely gorgeous is the cover?  and I am such a huge fan of all of Pucci’s designs.  Such a lovely book.


Love the comfy loose fit of this dress. I think navy and white stripe dresses are so classic.  I picture it with my Rag and Bone Booties.  A serious steal at $42.


I live in soft loose fitting tee shirts and I am always on the look for new ones to add to my collection.  This is a new one I am adding.  Looks great with cut-off shorts or skinny jeans.  It comes in 7 great colors and I want one of each!  The back is super cute too.  The tees come from Piperlime and don’t forget today started the extra 25 % off all sale, just use code SUMMER when. you checkout!


You are not going to believe me when I tell you this Maxi is under $100.  When I first saw it I figured it was Tibi and $400+.  It is my favorite shade of blue and love the details.   Would be gorgeous to wear to a wedding or summer party.


This is the first Iphone case I have seen in awhile that I would actually shell out $40 for.  Love the bright pattern!


I am dying to add a piece from Clover Canyon to my closet.  They use such amazing patterns on all their pieces.  This dress is no exception.  Would love it for the fall.

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Oct 16, 2012

{Rory Becca Keala Shift Dress}

I am smitten with this Rory Becca Number.  The perfect dress to dress up or down and I have been really into Navy for Fall.

{Good Food Made Simple Steel Cut Oats}

This is my newest breakfast obsession.  You can find it in the freezer section and all you have to do is microwave it for three minutes and breakfast is served.  Usually I don’t buy premade things like this, but it has only natural ingredients (steel cut oats, brown sugar, dried fruit).  It actually tastes delish!  I always add a little fresh cinnamon to the top of mine.  It saves me time from making my own and it is so good for you!

{Madewell Leopard Sidewalk Flats}

I have desperately been wanting some leopard ballet flats and these are some of the cutest I have seen!  I am leaning towards the black and white pair but honestly love them both!

{Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Fresh Bacon}

Even though the temps here have not been very fall like here,  I have really been into fall recipes.  We made this soup last night and served it with Truffled Gouda Grilled Cheeses.  I forgot how amazing this soup is, please make it you won’t regret!  The recipe is under my recipes tab.

{Faux Fur Throw}

I am convinced I need a faux fur throw for my bed.
At least for the fall months, it looks so luxurious.

I found a great version at West Elm that I think needs to be mine.  Can’t you just imagine being cuddled up on the sofa one cold and deary day sipping hot chocolate/drinking red wine snuggled up with this blanket!!  Pure perfection.

::West Elm Faux Fur Throw::

{Madewell ColorBlock Sweater}
Obsessed with this neon yellow/tan color combo! 

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Aug 16, 2011


My mom recently bought some gorgeous Simon Pearce hurricanes and now I am obsessed with his line. He makes the most beautiful glassware you will ever see. Some of it is quite simple but it still stands out so much. I am hoping to acquire a few pieces one day. Check out his website to HERE to view the whole collection.


My sister-in-law just got one these IPad cases and it is using it as a clutch. A genius idea and now I want one! They are bigger than a regular clutch so you have room to fit all your stuff in it, and we all know oversize clutches are in for fall. They retail for about $128 which I don’t think is horrible for a cute purse.


My parents had the most delicious jar of pickled vegetables while I was home. It was filled with cauliflower, red peppers, celery, carrots and peppers. It was so tasty I ate it everyday for a snack! If you love pickles you need to get some pickles veggies asap. I was no stranger to pickled veggies as we always eat pickled okra but this mix was so good. My rents bought theirs at Costco but I came across a great recipe on Smitten Kitchen HERE to make your own.


I am on the hunt for the perfect white blouse. I am not a huge fan of plain white button-up blouses, just because they don’t look great on me and aren’t my style. I tend to gravitate towards towards a looser, flowier look. Here are 3 I am considering. I think they will pair great with skinny jeans and colored jeans for the fall.

Blouses: Madison Marcus, Elizabeth and James, Elizabeth and James. All via Shopbop.


After seeing Nancy’s amazing transformation of her front door on Marcus Design, I am smitten. I am going to try and tackle this project this weekend and paint my front door black. I love that she painted the outside and inside black as well. I am also in love with her lion head knocker, I need one of these! Check out Nancy’s project HERE

Happy Tuesday! xoxo

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  1. Laur says:

    LOVE the black door! Looks great!

  2. Tess says:

    I, too, am obsessed with the look of a black door. I love it from the outside AND the inside, and for just a can of paint, I think it can make all the difference in the world.

  3. loving the black front door as well! We finally painted our front door in Pawleys and I couldn't believe we waited so long!

  4. megan says:

    I think I'm going to email Cameron right now and ask if we can paint out door black! The dog rubs up against the door and it just shows too many scratches! And thank you for the link to the pickled veggies – you know I'm going to be a fan of those!

  5. Sara Mueller says:

    I love black doors! Good luck on your project!

  6. Jill says:

    I love the black door, one of my friends painted every door inside her house black and it looks amazing!!

    Cant wait to see the pictures!!

  7. I am registering for some Simon Pierce pieces for the wedding! There is just no way to describe how amazing they are!

  8. The Hawkins says:

    I love Simon Pearce. My mom gave us the goblets from the Essex collection for a wedding shower gift. They are on loan to her right now until we move back to the US but she uses them all the time.
    Can't wait to see what the black front door looks like.

  9. I agree with everyone – love a black door. Ours was black when we bought the house but I repainted it recently (and featured it on the blog). I recommend taking it off the hinges though. It just worked better for me – I'm a messy painter! I love all those shirts too šŸ™‚

  10. I love black doors! We had one at our old house. Love the 2nd two white blouses for you!

  11. Lisa Fergus says:

    Great obsessions! I want that second white blouse!!! šŸ˜‰


  12. As always I love your obsessions. Those white blouses are so pretty and I LOVE the black door!

  13. Carly says:

    I love the black door! Think it looks great. Also, that glassware looks amazing!

  14. That glassware is beautiful! And great idea about the ipad case being a purse!!


  15. OOO that glassware is gorgeous! And what a fun idea for an oversized clutch!

  16. Kyle says:

    Definitely go for it with the black door! Such a statement.

  17. Am I the only one immature enough to make a joke about "nice knockers"??? Of course I am! I *love* the idea of the black door…and that blouse with the exaggerated banded cuffs is ridiculously awesome (c:

  18. Love this roundup of things I should definitely purchase. Love that ipad case turned clutch! Also, those vases are so chic!

  19. OMG- I did not know MK made an ipad case- now I must get an ipad so that I can have one! Ha! šŸ™‚

  20. Great idea on the Ipad case. That is not a bad price.

  21. Laura says:

    Those vases are so pretty, I love the clean lines! I'm with you, the flowey blouses are so pretty and feminine, I love the look. And the black door looks fab!! Can't wait to see yours when you are done.

  22. Melanie says:

    LOVE simon Pierce. We have the pitcher and vases you showed. It's very classic, but items you will love forever.

  23. Kat Tanita says:

    love your blog im your newest follower! hope youll follow back šŸ™‚ that black door and door knocker is gorgeous…


  24. Love that 3rd shirt, super cute!

  25. Thank you so so much for posting about my front door Natalie!! I really appreciate it šŸ™‚ And thank you to every one for all the kind words! I hope you have a fabulous weekend my friend, hugs
    Nancy xo