Mama + Me: Welcome, Spring!

March 22, 2017

Filed Under : Motherhood - Style

Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comThis is by far one of my favorite outfits I have put Piper in. She just kills me in that little bonnet, polka dotted tights, and blue dress. We took these pictures on a chilly morning with my gal pal and photography genius, Jessi Nichols. I’m still not totally sure I trust Spring as to whether it’s here to stay or not. The weather has ranged from the 30’s to the 80’s in the last week, which is really no surprise for early Spring here in the South. We tend to jump fro winter to summer pretty quickly. So we are soaking up every sunny and warm day that we can get before we enter scorching heat. And in the meantime, we have our little bonnets on back up in case it decides to randomly snow on a March evening again ;).Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comShe’s really into running these days. It’s just all over her face here, “Isn’t this great guys!? You’ve really got to try it!!”Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.com^ gotcha!Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comDress: Zara (also love this one) | Shoes: old, similar | Piper’s Dress: Liilu | Bonnet: Briar Handmade

And of course I just can’t quit the florals. I can’t help it, I guess I’m just a grandma at heart ;). Happy Spring!!

photos by jessi nichols photography

Caviar and Bananas

March 10, 2017

Filed Under : Around Town - Lifestyle - Style

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Top: Tobi c/o (on sale!)| Jeans: Articles of Society | Heels: Shoemint (old, similar) |Lips: Colourpop

Greenville has really upped the anty on their coffee situation. It’s about time I updated my “6 Must Visit Coffee Shops in Greenville” post. It’s more like…12 now!! I am recently loving Caviar and Bananas. The decor is on point, the cappucinos are delicious, and their food is out of this world. It’s the perfect little spot to grab a cup of coffee and get some work done, or meet girlfriends for salads or sandwiches, and a glass of wine in the evening. If you live in Greenville, you must check them out! And if you’re local to Charleston, they have a location there as well.

Caviar and Bananas
1 N. Laurens Street
Greenville, SC 29602

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*photos by jessi nichols photography

Fake it ‘Til You Make It: Where To Shop For Artificial Indoor Plants

March 6, 2017

Filed Under : Interiors

Where to Shop for Artificial Indoor Plants | Love LolaIf there’s one thing I don’t have, it’s a green thumb. I absolutely love indoor plants and the color and life that they bring to a room, but I am the worst at keeping them alive. I mean, I try. Like, really really hard. Yet, it goes south 90% of the time. If there’s any one out there who is thinking about making an e-course on gardening and plant care, please do. I will buy it!!!

So when my husband told me for the 100th time that I need to stop wasting our money on plants that are going to die :/, I decided to try out some fake ones. My first fake plant came from Ikea, and I have been hooked ever since. I love the fact that they take NO effort to maintain and I don’t have to remember to water them. Because, let’s be real, watering plants is the last thing on my list most days. And it’s been fascinating to find that people that come over to our house have NO idea that they are fake. If you get up close and examine them, sure you can tell they aren’t real. But when we’re just hanging out in the space, it’s my best kept secret. Where to Shop for Artificial Indoor Plants | Love Lola^ I always land natural looking artificial plants at Target. That’s where this plant is from, and it is one of my favorites. I had a live plant on Piper’s changing station, but after she kicked it down one afternoon while I was changing her diaper, I realized that maybe that wasn’t the best spot for a plant. When I took it down I missed the color it brought, so I replaced it with this one. Confession: I went back to Target and bought two more for a couple other rooms in our house.Where to Shop for Artificial Indoor Plants | Love LolaFind this exact fiddle leaf fig tree, here. I’ve linked some other options below, as well!Where to Shop for Artificial Indoor Plants | Love Lola^ This fiddle leaf fig is my prized possession. I cannot tell you enough how happy it makes me! (it’s the little things in life, right!? ;) These beautiful trees are all over Pinterest and I think they look so beautiful in any room. I bought two live ones from home depot last year, and quickly realized how finicky they are. For someone who is already not great with plants, I realized the beloved fiddle leaf and I might not be the best fit …. I was devastated! Enter stage left this faux fiddle leaf from Plantscape Inc. It’s huge, always green and perky, and no leaves will brown and fall off on me. It genuinely looks real, and I couldn’t be happier with how it looks!Where to Shop for Artificial Indoor Plants | Love LolaWhere to Shop for Artificial Indoor Plants | Love LolaArtifical succulents and air plants generally look natural, and I have found great quality ones at a great price at Home Goods, Wayfair, Amazon, and West Elm.

We’re in the process of renovating our guest bathroom, and there are no windows so I will definitely be adding some artificial plants to brighten it up. These plants have also been great in Piper’s nursery, so she can’t tip them over and make a mess. Also, with her nap schedule, I feel like her blinds are shut 50% of the time, so it’s not the best place for plants to get sunlight. This has honestly been a game changer for me, and I’m not ashamed to say it. As I continue to work on (and hopefully get better at!) keeping real plants alive, me and my fake little guys will be doing just fine.

 

Dreaming of Spring

February 27, 2017

Filed Under : Style

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Jeans: Articles of Society | Sweater: ASTYR (sold out, similar) | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Lips: Colourpop Ultra Satin in ‘Frick N Frack

I have been dreaming of spring for quite sometime now, and I have been sporting this look as the weather slowly begins to warm up. The sweater is warm and cozy, yet great for warmer days with it’s airy knitting and open back. I paired it with some platform sandals that I know I am going to be obsessed with all spring.

Also, can we talk about this lip color for a minute? I have always loved a bold pink or red lip, but I have been all about the neutrals lately. This deep warm neutral shade is perfect for the colder months, and literally goes with everything. Also, it’s only 6 freakin’ dollars (!!!). It wears really well for a price that can’t be beat. In these pictures I’m wearing the color Frick N’ Frack, but I also love the colors Magic Wand and Echo Park.

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