Trends of the Time

I was reminded of trends yesterday when we walked into a local store called Palmetto Moon. EVERYTHING seemed to be in a chevron pattern. Dresses, shirts, bags, etc. This is not just locally to Charleston, but true just about anywhere and can even be seen all over websites like Very Jane and Fab. My husband said "That won't last long," but truthfully only now is it getting super popular among major retailers.

The chevron pattern or "zig zag" is one of my favorite trends right now, but it has been for almost 2 years, it was just a little harder to find. Back then you had to tape off and paint your wall a chevron pattern instead of being able to find wallpaper or decals. You had to search online for fabric with the pattern and make your bags, scarfs, and pillow cases instead of just walking into any store and buying something off the rack. I feel like once a trend gets to your local Target, it is going to be just about burnt out in a matter of months.

That being said, trends do last long enough for you to buy a shirt, dress, throw blanket and pillow in... but unless you are buying it because you LOVE it instead just because it is trendy, I would suggest not buying an entire couch in the pattern or wallpapering any rooms just yet.

This whole topic got me thinking of my favorite and not so favorite popular trends of the present and past and I came up with a few favorites.

the famed chevron conversated about above:

polka dots of all kinds:
Aqua and red color combination (my wedding colors!):

I feel that it is only fair that if I say my favorites, I should show my least favorites! So, here they are.

Not-So Favorites:

Missoni Patterns [too tribal for me although I have found some pieces I like]

Animal Prints [the only one I kind of like is giraffe...]

 Ombre and Over-dyed Rugs & Fabrics

I do like ombre on hair though! :)
It doesn't matter what trends are popular... if you like it, go for it! I mean, who would have thought these would have ever been in style?!?


Mispelled Names

If you are going to call me "Jo-leen" or mispell my name, at least name sure you have neither seen my name spelled nor have heard it pronounced before you do it...

That being said, below is a response to an email that I sent earlier this morning. I am sure the Sarah and Saras or the Cathy and Kathys of the world can agree... at least give it some effort people!

Having my name misspelled and mispronounced my whole life makes me a little sensitive when it comes to others' names - I try so hard to make sure it is right!

The Bens and Mikes of the world have no idea what I am talking about... :)


Chelsea Clinton's New Pad!

[photo from people.com]

This place is gorgeous! It is her 10.5 million dollar new NYC pad... I am jealous! The things I like about it are the large windows, floor to ceiling drapery and overall monochromatic color scheme. The extra sunshine, white paint, and light wood is keeping everything light, bright, and airy!


Beach Weekend!

Shark Watching ;)


Mug of the Month

My Minnie was the victim of a popularity contest! She didn't win enough votes to be Mug of the Month for the Daily Frenchie, but she did get top 10 and is now featured on their facebook cover photo! Of course she was the cutest one in my opinion. ;)

I love this blog. It can seriously cheer me up at any time of the day and sometimes I go to the site for it to specifically do just that! It features 95% French Bulldogs, but every once in a while a post gets made about a fellow English Bulldog buddy or other type of dog in need. The site is meant for one thing - Frenchies!

Here was her entry photo: Minnie at 5 months old

She is just the best.
Photo credit to my sister Lesley.

Here was the winning entry in case you are interested: 

Ok, ok... this Frenchie is also pretty cute!
From Charleston, South Carolina to your computer. I hope you enjoy. :)