Now that it's starting to get pretty chilly down here at the beach all of us at Willow are starting to get excited about the holidays and all of those little traditions that we love to do each year. One of my favorite things to do around this time of the year is drink Starbuck's Caramel Apple Spice. Whether it's on the go or while I cozy up with a new book and take it easy, I always look forward to this delicous drink around this time! I decided to ask everyone else at Willow what their favorite holiday drinks are and wanted to share the recipes with all of you!!
Winter whites can often be very intimidating and hard to wear but when styled correctly it can be one of the most chic looks for fall and winter. Here's a helpful hint: when wearing white in the winter make sure to balance it with another soft but eye-cathcing color. My favorite colors to wear with whites are subtle greys, shimmery golds and even cream or ecru!
Below you will find some of my favorite winter white outfits:
Click on the items for more info on these styles at our website www.WearWillow.com - XOXO
Today we had a fun little visit from Michelle with the Spring Collection of Leona! For those of you who aren't familiar with Lauren Leonard's line, Leona, it is a very sophisticated and feminine collection that surprises you with a whimsical touch here and there! Full of fresh colors and sweet details, this luxurious line is perfect for special occasions, first dates and much more. Born and raised in the south, Lauren moved back to her roots to start her own line after living and working in the fashion industry in New York City.
Here are some of our favorite pieces from the Resort Collection!
We hope you are as excited as we are for this Spring Collection to be in stores! - XOXO
A few years ago we started carrying these super cool beaded bracelets and necklaces that were handmade by a designer, Ronda Smith. All of our employees LOVED them the moment we opened our first shipment and our customers just couldn't get enough of them. Ronda Smith's jewelry is now one of our best selling jewelry lines in the Rosemary Beach location and we like to think of her pieces as jewelry candy!! Ronda Smith is such an inspiring woman and designer that we wanted all of our customers to know a little bit about her and what better way to do that than a personal interview with Ronda herself. Read below to get to know one of our favorite designers!
What inspired you to start designing jewelry?
After being diagnosed with cancer, a dear friend gave me a bracelet with a religious medal. I loved it and decided to make myself several more to wear with it. I had friends ask me to make more for them and then stores started to request them as well!
At what age did you know you wanted to be designer?
I've always been interested in art and anything creative. I went to college for graphic design and ended up designing jewelry about 6 years ago.
Where do you get your inspiration/ideas for new pieces?
I get inspired everyday from something! Coming up with new designs is the easiest part of my job.
Where is your favorite place to design/make your jewelry?
I have a studio in my home where I get to work with awesome girls and see my family. We laugh constantly. It's the best environment!
Which is your favorite quote?
Laughter is the best medicine.
Favorite clothing designer?
I don't have a favorite designer. I love Free People and Johnny Was.
Your Celebrity Crush?
Your favorite city to visit?
I love Nashville
I love ALL music, but my favorite is country!
Something surprising about you?
I can clog!
All of Ronda Smith's pieces are made from vintage holy medals and antique charms, re-used copper metals and natural gemstones! For orders or more information please contact us at Sales@WearWillow.com
This morning we had a photoshoot with our newest edition to the "Wearwillow model family"! Alden is so sweet, has a vibrant personality and loves to have fun...even at the shoots! Here's a sneak peek of one of my favorite outfits from the shoot.
Look for it on WearWillow.com - Will be up in just a few days!! xoxo