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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Obsessions

Aug 26, 2014

|| STEVEN GARNUR HAIRCALF WEDGES ||

Love these leopard flats for Fall.


|| COPPER SHOTGLASSES ||

I have been all about some Copper serving accessories lately.  I love these shot glasses, so awesome for entertaining.  I would serve up some tequila in these for our taco night.

|| BLUE LIFE BOHO ROMPER ||

This romper is sitting in my cart waiting for me to take the plunge into the world of rompers.  I love the style and pattern of this one.  Great to transition into Fall, just toss on a cute jacket.

|| VELVET BY GRAHAM AND SPENCER SHEARLING VEST ||

How awesome is this vest??  Looks so cozy.  A must for Fall.

|| PARKER TOPANGA SKIRT ||

This skirt is such a beauty and on sale.  Great for now with a cute tank tank and well into Fall paired with a cardigan or leather jacket.

|| BAGGU WEEKEND BAG ||

Love this weekend bag and the price is fantastic for such a large tote.  These would be great with a big monogram on them as well. Love the black and stripes such classic totes.  I am tempted to get one for the kids when we travel.

|| JCREW COVERED BUTTON BLOUSE ||

This is such a fabulous blouse and all the colors are amazing.  Great price too, under $100.  I will be adding one of these to my Fall wardrobe.

|| BAUBLEBAR BOHO DROP EARRINGS ||

I am a huge fan of Malachite and these earrings are such stunners.  They come in 6 different colors. 

|| TORY BURCH KERRINGTON CROSSBODY BAG ||

The print on this purse is what sold me.  It would go with any outfit and add that extra pop! 

|| BB DAKOTA CLOUD PRINT DRESS ||

Love the black and white print. I always love BB Dakota dresses, great fit for a reasonable price.

Rebecca Taylor just announced additional 40% off all sale.  Some awesome deals.

I own this ombre dress and love it.  It also works pregnant as well because it is loose.  Use code RT14LD40 to get your additional 40 % off.  Shop the whole sale HERE

|| Dip Dye Dress ||

I also own this blouse and love the pattern.  It also looks great with my black skinny distressed jeans.

|| Grey Gardens Blouse ||

Also on major sale is my favorite white blouse from RT.  On major sale then you can get additinal 40% off.

|| Short Sleeve Voile Top ||

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Obsessions

Mar 26, 2013

:: M O T H E R  T H E  P A T C H I E  S H O R T ::

These are going to be new shorts for Summer.  I love a good jean short.  They are my favorite with blouses and a cute pair of sandals!

:: P A R K E R   P R I S M   D R E S S::

Gah, I am so in love with this Maxi.  I am scheming ways to get her in my life.  Love the black and white detail.

:: T O R Y   B U R C H B R I G I T T E   C O S M E T I C   C A S E::

I adore this cute Tory Burch make-up pouch.  I have always loved Flamingos and would love to have this to keep in my purse with my daily essentials.  This would be a super cute gift too.


:: A D I A   K I B U R  B L U E   C R Y S T A L  N E C K L A C E::

I am smitten with this necklace.  The color is pure perfection.

:: B A B Y   G A P   S W I M S U I T::

I obviously don’t have a baby girl but I am obsessed with this adorable swimsuit.  If you have a baby girl please buy this.  Baby swimsuits don’t get cuter than this!  I want to order one to save for baby gift for someone, so precious!

:: A S O S  M A X I   IN   V I N T A G E   F L O R A L ::

Can you tell I am into Maxis and Florals?  I love the Bohemian feel of this dress.  The perfect easy breezy maxi.  And it is only $86.  I am so ordering it.

:: J O I E   S H O A L  L E A T H E R   S A N D A L S ::

I got these for my Birthday and love them.  They are such a great neutral sandal that will go with anything!  I will say they run on the smaller side so order half a size up from normal- either that or my feet are just getting huge!

::  B U N N Y  B A I T::

Since I have done no Easter crafts with Sterling yet I think we are going to make this Easter Bunny Bait today.  How delish does it look?

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Obsessions

Feb 26, 2013

{NOIR URSULA NECKLACE}

Baublebar has been killing it with their jewelry lately.  I love both of these necklaces.  They remind me of the JCrew ones but for a fraction of the cost!

Noir Ursula Necklace || Pink Ursula Necklace

{RILLER AND FONT FAYE ROUCHED DRESS}

I am obsessed with little cotton dresses for the summer.  Primarily because they are comfortable and easy for running errands with a little one.  This is made out of the softest material and it is so flattering.  The rouching really helps cover up tummy issues if you know what I mean!  I could not be thrilled with it!  Plus its on sale right now!

{FREE PEOPLE SAHAYING SLUB SKIRT}

Totally obsessed with the print on this maxi skirt.  Would be perfect for summer with a white or black tank top!

 {JCREW EMBROIDERED ROPE TUNIC}

Yep I am already thinking about beachwear.  I love a good cover-up and this one is on the top of my list.


{LEE BROTHERS CHARLESTON KITCHEN COOKBOOK}

I love the Lee Brothers in a major way.  I am so pumped about their new cookbook.  They shot scenes for the cookbook right here in Charleston which is pretty cool.  How cute are they?  Plus their recipes are awesome (I own their first two cookbooks).

{GAP PRINTED CANVAS TOTE}

I just adore this stripped Tote for the summer.  Such a chic beach bag for a great price!  I can never have enough totes, I use them all the time.  If you order today you get get 10% off with code TUESDAYS:)


Lastly, Shopbop’s Spring Shopping Event starts today you can save some major money!

Thinking it is a good sign I need to finally make these mine, I have been eyeing them forever!

Rachel Pally Cut-Out Dress || Joie Sable Slides || Twelfth Street Mini Tank Dress || Ray Ban Original Aviators || Adia Kibur Clear Stone Statement Necklace

So, Ladies seriously check out Shopbop today and take advantage of this Spring Shopping Event!

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Obsessions

Jun 26, 2012

TIBI LONG SLEEVE DRESS

I am loving this Tibi Shift Dress.  So flattering and the perfect easy dress for any occasion. Hardest part is deciding what Color I would choose, really love them all!  


JBRAND CUT-OFF SHORTS
I finally bit the bullet and got some colored jean shorts.  I tried on many a pair but these fit perfectly.    Not too short or too long.  Can’t say enough good things about them.  I got the bright coral and they look so cute with a white t-shirt and statement necklace.  The coral is also super cute with navy.

THIS WRAP
Found this recipe on Pinterest and this is soon to be my newest daily lunch.  How amazing does it look?  and it is healthy! The recipe comes from a great site called Oh She Glows.  Check it out she has some fabulous looking recipes!  Side note- just clicked on the site and there is no actual recipe for this wrap it was a meal from a restaurant but would be super easy to recreate.
{Spicy Black beans with chipotle avocado sauce, cilantro, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, red onions and sprouts}.

ARTWORK
Really digging this artwork.  Love the colors and how it is framed.  Gorgy.  Might just try to recreate something similar.

TICKLE MONSTER BOOK KIT
This is Sterling’s latest obsession.  This book is so adorable and it comes with the gloves to tickle your child as you read the story.   I promise your kids will love it- and if you don’t have kids this would be a great gift for a child’s birthday.   Sterling requests “the tickle monster book” every night!   Do any of you remember Josie Bissett from Melrose Place?  Well apparently she wrote this book.  Guess that is what she has been up to since MP ended, kind of random!

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Obsessions

Jul 26, 2011

It’s Tuesday and my sweet baby is still sick. A viral infection they say, so here’s to hoping he is a better tomorrow, because Mama hates seeing her little man sick. Since I have had little to no time for myself or to visit your blogs because I have been tending to my little one, this list will be short and sweet.

BEACH HOUSE WINE
I met the wine rep for this wine at Harris Teeter last week. Of course he talked me into buying one of the wines he sales, but he was right, this wine is great. I was very impressed, it is a blend of sauvignon blanc and semillion. It is light, not sweet and crisp. It is my new favorite wine. You should totally buy some.



SUPER NATURAL EVERYDAY COOKBOOK

I am sure alot of you are familiar with Heidi Swanson, the author of the fantastic blog 101 Cookbooks. I recently got her cookbook and it is great. I have just been reading it (I know I am a nerd that reads cookbooks before I use them)and have not actually made any recipes but they all look amazing and so healthy. Heidi gives great tips for cooking with grains, substituting flours etc to make your meals healthier. A few things I can’t wait to make Kale Salad, Quinoa Patties, and Cauliflower Soup. I will warn you she is a vegetarian so there are no meat recipes in this book, but there are tons of other delicious options.

GREEN JUICE
Saturday before the farmers market my friend Alissa made us some green juice. A blend of kale, spinach, cucumbers, apples, parsley, ginger, and lemons and now I am hooked. The juice was so tasty and maybe it was in my head but I swear I had more energy that day. I know my girl Gwennie loves her green juice which makes me love it even more. Now I just need a juicer to make my own!

MISSONI BALLET FLATS + CROCHET KNIT SHIRT
I admit it I am kind of ready for fall already. I mean who isn’t with these sweltering temps. I am a huge Missoni fan and these are two pieces I would like for my fall wardrobe. I think the flats would look fab with skinny jeans and a loose white blouse or fitted black shirt. I think the shirt would go with everything from shorts to wide leg jeans! I heart Missoni patterns and colors. These are two pieces I am sure I would wear often!

Shoes via shopbop, shirt via netaporter

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Obsessions

Apr 26, 2011

Happy Tuesday Loves. Here is what this Mama is obsessing over this week!

{Btw check back here tonight, I am going to do my first Blog Sale. I am cleaning out the closet and will be selling some beauties.}

CHARDONNAY
I have been on quite the Chardonnay kick lately. This is one of my new favorites. and for all you wine lovers they have it Costco right now!


JLO
I have honestly had a girl crush on her for a long time (like since Jenny from the Block Days). I am really loving her on Idol this season. Her outfits make me swoon and her make-up always looks flawless. I am also obsessed with her new song, its my jam.


SERGIO ROSSI BOOTIES
Ever since I saw my girl GP in these booties, I have been lusting after them. They literally look good with every outfit! Sadly, I will never be able to afford them unless they are like 90 percent off!

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SECRETS OF A STYLIST

I loved Emily Henderson on Design Star, so it is no surprise I am obsessed with her new show on HGTV. The girl has serious style and a great eye for decorating. I always love the way she puts rooms together from the paint color to the accessories. Here are a few of my favorite rooms she designed this season.




POPCHIPS
I just read an article where Jillian Micheals said this was her guilty snack. Sadly, my guilty snacks are usually Reese’s cups or Cheetos, but I thought I would give them a try. They are delicious! They are all natural and only have 120 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving. Sterling loves them too, so I feel like it is a healthier snack for both of us!


MIAMI
That’s right, because I am headed there next week for my sister-in-law’s Bachlorette party. I can’t wait, I have never been! Any suggestions are welcome!

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  1. Debby says:

    I love J Lo too. She is wonderful on Idol and I think she is flawless not to mention just a total sweetheart. I can't drink wine, (migraines), but Costco does have a huge selection, huh? Oh, Miami sounds fun. xo

  2. Tess says:

    I gotta agree with you and Debby about loving Jlo. Since she came on American Idol I have found her really down to earth, nice, and normal. She really changed my opinion of her.

  3. Jill says:

    well, I always love a good wine recommendation!! and thanks for the pop chips I will have to give those a try. Yes I love JLO too I think she looks better than ever.

    Have fun in Miami, bring lots of sunblock and be on the lookout for Marisol and Adrienne:)

    happy Tuesday

  4. nicole says:

    popchips are to die for, love your blog!

  5. Alesya says:

    You must go to the Delano in Miami. We styled our wedding after it … just very cool design. I think you would love it!

  6. I wish you had never ever introduced me to those shoes because now I'm in love! They are amazing.

  7. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Thanks for the wine recommendation! I went to the store the other day to buy wine for my mom's visit and I forgot what I even liked! I should have printed out the list of wine recs you gave us several weeks ago, but I wasn't thinking!
    Miami is great! Where are you staying? You will have a lot of fun!!

  8. megan says:

    I've never been to Miami but I am certain you'll have a blast! I'm heading to Wrightsville Beach this weekend for a bach party!

  9. Jessie says:

    We just went to Miami last weekend and my favorite part of the trip was a place called Taverna Opa. It had amazing food and was really fun!! I also second Alesya, the Delano is amazing.

  10. Christina says:

    i have a serious pop chips addiction. when they go on sale, i start hoarding.

  11. Loving all your loves right now…those shoes are awesome!! And it's so nice to sip on chard now that the weather is warming up. Can't wait to see your sale tonight! šŸ™‚

  12. MLD says:

    looove PopChips. they are so great!

  13. you will love, love miami – it is so fun!!! we went there for sb my senior year of college – heres hoping you stay in some classier establishments than we did! loving those boots and loving goopy gwyneth! she is soooo beautiful!

  14. I've been eating Popchips by the case-full! I love them too!

    Yeah – I adore JLo. So pretty.

  15. GiGi says:

    the hubs and i went on a date night last week, and i downed two glasses of newton-i love it! mamma wants an IV drip of the stuff!
    oh, and those sergio rossi's as well.

  16. Jlo is super fly! I can't wait to see your blog sale… any Gucci???

  17. Taylor says:

    Love those shoes – and you will love Miami! Beautiful weather always and so many things to do (and awesome people watching) – the one thing I had a hard time getting used to was dinner at 10:30 and parties not starting until midnight!

  18. Yes, yes, and *YES*!!! I'm going to have to try those popchips, but everything else is a big 10-4…and those booties are amazing…both the Sergio Rossi and J-lo's (c: hehehe! I've been drooling over every. single. one. of Emily's designs, they are so very amazing. If there was any doubt that she should've won Design Star, she has more than cleared that up by now! (c:

  19. I always look forward to your wine recommendations šŸ™‚ Miami is such a fun city and there is so much to do! I worked there for 6 months and had a blast! My favorite spot was the Delano Hotel! Lincoln Road has great restaurants, boutiques and of course people watching. South Beach is fun and there are so many good resturants on Ocean drive. News Cafe has really good breakfast. There are so many good Tapas and Cuban restaurants I can't even remember all the names! And the mojitos! Yum!! Make sure you make reservations..the restaurants fills up quickly on the weekends and don't be surprised when they say they have a 10:30 or 11pm opening. Like Taylor said it's common to eat dinner that late šŸ™‚ Have fun!

  20. Michaela says:

    I am obsessed with your obsessions. Especially JLO. And her hair on Idol. Emily of Secrets of a Stylist is amazinggg. I want to meet her real bad!

  21. SUCH FUN OBESSESIONS! Can't wait to check out your sale tonight

  22. Oh I'll have to try pop chips! Can't wait to check out your blog sale. I love all your clothes, though, I have a feeling we aren't the same size!

  23. Bud and Leo says:

    Have you ever seen the wine Mommy's Time Out? Such a cute gift for Moms! Love the booties, JLO's comeback and departure from Jenny from the Block, OBSESSED with Pop Chips! We did a promotion for them at work, so my office is filled with them!

  24. I loooooove J Lo, pop chips and wine as well!!! You must be the blonde version of me! Lol but seriously, love this blog girl!

    http://blogs.inlandempirefamily.com/2011/04/14/color-florals-and-skirts-spring-2011-trends/

  25. I absolutely heart JLO! Beautiful!

  26. Those shoes are fabulous! And I love JLo too šŸ™‚

  27. Natalie says:

    Speaking of Chardonnay! I've been LOVING Puerto Viejo's Chardonnay. It's a Chilean wine that retails for about $7 – $10 and is absolutely delicious! Chileans are apparently known for their reasonably priced, yet fantastic wines. I keep meaning to try other varieties, but always end up with the Chardonnay! It's too good!

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