Favorite Summer Mani/Pedi Colors


I have two go-to summer colors for manis and pedis. I had forgotten about them until I was getting ready for the beach. Here they are: Manicures – Topless & Barefoot and Pedicures – Private Weekend.  Both look great with all your Summer OOTDs and with a tan. Happy Summer!

South Walton Fashion Week Bound – Going Off the Grid in Off the Shoulder

South Walton Fashion Week Bound today…  So very excited to be in one of my favorite places enjoying family, good friends and beautiful fashions.  30a is quickly becoming my home away from home and I’m looking forward to soaking up the sun, family time, fashion and glamour of this great event.  I’ll post pictures and stories from the event soon.  Follow me on Instagram to see pictures from the event, the beautiful South Walton beaches and some SMIJ by Jill Resort Cover-Ups this weekend. Thanks for following along!


Beach Dreamin’ Tunic HERE (Comes in 4 colors) | Hudson Skinny Jeans | Oversized Gold Hoops (going for the gypsy thing…)

Speaking of off the shoulder fun, here are a few on my faves list.

This Tibi OTS is to die for… | Beautiful Blue OTS… | Basic White that is anything but “basic”… | Great color and ONLY $33 | Great Geometry – would look great with my jeans – $34 | OK, see a “pattern” here – $35 | Black and so, so cute – $24 | And, of course, need a denim option  – Another TIBI

Resort Cover-Ups in time for Labor Day Trips


I am very happy to share that we are on target to have the above five styles and colors from our first Resort Cover-Up Line available in time for Labor Day Weekend.  This is such a great way for me to celebrate the last weekend of summer.  Nine months ago there was one sketch on a post-it note and today I’m close to launching the first five styles with three more to follow.  I’ve been wearing the samples of each of these all summer and loving every minute of it.  They have traveled well, washed well, looked great, attracted compliments, taken me from beach to town and made me feel Southern Beach Chic.  I am so excited to share them with everyone soon.  I have made only a small number of each, but expect to add to the inventory as needed.

Thank you to all who have been supporting me along the way.  We’ve only just begun…

30A Days




We were fortunate enough to spend two different weeks on 30a so far this summer.  We were there for a couple of photo shoots and got to enjoy Memorial Day and the 4th while we were there.  I love celebrating the red, white and blue on the beach – it just feels right!


Business Trips




Had the best time on my recent business trips. They sure look a lot different than the ones I used to take. I loved my days in suits and heels running through the Atlanta airport off to see clients and colleagues all over the country and sometimes world.

I can vividly remember the satisfaction of a productive week on the road as I got off a plane in Atlanta late on Thursday nights. Falling into the seat of my car, my own personal space, was the best feeling.

Those we’re great days, for sure. Life has changed and so have business trips! Think I’m going to like these… 🌴🌴🌴

Happy Saturday


Just last Saturday I had my feet in the Gulf. I had never seen the water so perfectly clear. It was our final day of vacation and it couldn’t have been more perfect.
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Hoping everyone has a great Saturday!