Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Experience "Prom" Again

A scene from the new Disney movie "Prom" starring Thomas McDonnell (left) and Aimee Teegarden (right)

Not sure about y'all, but I might have been up to some no good back when that famous Spring dance rolled around my high school...

Luckily, Macy's is providing shoppers with an opportunity to experience "Prom" again - and feel good about it! The first 200 guests at their Atlanta Lenox Square Mall location will have the opportunity to meet stars Kylie Bunbery and De’Vaughn Nixon from Disney's new movie, "Prom." While you're at it, you'll have the opportunity the change someone's life by donating your gently worn prom of formal dress at the event. Your dress will go in the to the local donate-my-dress-dot-org chapter, Becca’s Closet.

The event is this Friday, April 15 at 6PM, and you can find out more information here:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lela for Less

I'm not sure about you, but I am so much more inclined to buy a product or support a brand if I believe in the people behind it. It's the same reason I pretty much only buy my outdoor gear from Patagonia. It's the same reason I visit the same boutique over and over again because I not only want to clothe myself in things that (I think!) look good, but I want to support the people/person offering me the selection. Similarly, this notion is why I love Texas-born designer Lela Rose. She has appeared to be extremely down to earth from day one...even designing a line of shoes for Payless, making her genius accessible to just about anyone.

At her Spring 2011 RTW show last fall, her models partners their breath-taking ensembles with styles from the now-available Payless line.

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Even Lela herself sported her Payless peep toes when greeting the crowd for the Spring 2011 RTW finale!

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Now a few of these styles are available for purchase via, and I have to say I'm having a hard time just which one to choose...they're all absolutely precious and will go with just about anything I plan on wearing when the weather warms up. I'm particularly partial to wedges since I'll be trouncing up and down the hilly streets of Asheville.

Lela Rose for Payless Bolivar Wedge: $49.99

Lela Rose for Payless Loreto Wedge: $49.99

Lela Rose for Payless Olivos Satin T Strap Pump: $44.99

Which one is your favorite? I think the Bolivar wedge might have to be mine by the end of the week!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Workin' Hard, Hardly Workin'

So sorry for the tardiness of my posts recently. I am going to try and get back on the blog train, though I will admit I may not be able to post as often as I had been before moving to Asheville.

I have been doing a couple guests posts, however, to whet your literary whistle.

"Top 11 Places to Shop for a Good Deal" on Savoir Flair

"A Day in the Life at Moondance Adventures" at Moondance Adventures' Blog

Updates? Well, Clark and I are getting settled in quite nicely in Asheville. I've been doing most (well pretty much all) my shopping at Constance, the best consignment shop ever in South Asheville. Can't wait to document some of my recent finds which include a long, formal Nicole Miller black gown for $55, black Theory velvet trousers for $14.50 and a slew of majorly discounted Michael Stars tees!

Weekends are definitely spend outside these days. Here are a couple iPhone shots from our hike of Max Patch and part of the Appalachian Trail outside of Hot Springs, NC.

Clark stands atop Max Patch, facing south

Triangulation marker atop Max Patch

Gorgeous view point from the side of Max Patch, on the Appalachian Trail

I look forward to getting into more of a routine with the blog, but for now, I'm focusing most of my energies on my job here at Moondance Adventures. We're approaching 200 students already for this summer's trips, and it feels good to work so hard.

Also doesn't hurt that I have this photo by my computer for motivation...

Photo from Net-a-porter

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Apologies, My Loves!

Hello everyone! I just want to thank you so much for bearing with me while I go through a period of transition in my life. About a month ago, I was asked to join my old employer, Moondance Adventures, for a second stint as the Admissions Director. Clark and I weighed the pros and cons and decided to pack our things and head back to Asheville, the city where we met and fell in love.

Me and love, obvi...

Moondance is an outdoor adventure program for middle and high school students, offering leadership-building trips around the country (and a few scattered throughout the globe), using the wilderness as a classroom and a platform for students to grow and learn with one another in the purest of settings. I participated in two Moondance trips when I was in high school back in '01 and '02, traveling to the San Juan Mountains in Colorado for my first trip and exploring the Pacific Northwest (and summiting Mt. Rainier all the while) on my second trip. As soon as I wrapped up my first Moondance adventure, I couldn't wait to turn 21 to become a leader and to share such life-changing experiences with the amazing kids that seem to sign up year after year for our trips.

A few students cool off in Ross Lake, located in Washington State

After I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, I nailed down my 80 hour Wilderness First Responder course and bagged my first magical summer as a Moondance instructor. So many of my students remain close friends of mine as we laughed and cried through the most fun (but sometimes most strenuous!) of days hiking, rafting, climbing and sea kayaking. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of leading 4 Moondance trips and making 43 new best friends (that's 40 students and 3 different co-leaders). I'm proud and excited to be back in the office as well as touring high schools, sharing my Moondance story to anyone who will listen!

Student Robey (on my right) and my co-leader Tyler (on my left) and I attempt to cross a particularly rushing and freezing river in the Wind River Range, Wyoming

With that said, Clark and I have been shuffling back and forth from Atlanta...moving boxes, looking for apartments, maybe drinking a little champagne to celebrate my new salary...but alas, as you can see, I've been neglecting the blog.

I promise you, dear readers, I'll be back in the saddle as soon as possible...though regular efforts and reports will likely start after the holidays. Until then, keep up with my quick 100andSouth snippets a la Twitter by following me at @100andSouth. I thank you so much for your patience, but ultimately, I thank you so dearly for your support. You're the reason why I do what I do when it comes to the blog, just like the smiles on these kids faces are the reason I knew I had to get back to Moondance.

All smiles with my amazing students in Smith Rock State Park, Oregon on the final night of my second Pacific Northwest journey

Check out more regarding my time with Moondance by reading my Staff Bio on Moondance's website!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Real Men Shop at Lola's

This Saturday night, Lola's Boutique of Atlanta is offering your man an evening of free beer, free food

Yep, you read me right. Lola's encourages the guys to "step out of the man cave and bring it" from 5-8PM on November 20. Old faves Sam Adams and Sweetwater 420 will be on hand to help loosen up these guys (and hopefully their wallets) ultimately benefiting gals like you and me when Santa comes to town. Furthermore, jewelry designer Ali Howell from ali and bird will be there to help guide your man into choosing the perfect stocking stuffer just for you!

Lola's is located at 5531 Chamblee Dunwoody Road (across the street from the
Dunwoody Tavern, of which I'm sure your gents are familiar). Call for more info 770-698-1400.

Friday, November 12, 2010

TODAY ONLY: 25% Off IceMilk Aprons

I've had the great fortune of meeting some pretty amazing people in Atlanta. One such multi-talented person I met recently is Ashley Schoenith, the social media coordinator for the non-profit organization Cure Childhood Cancer. When I first met her, I was so impressed with her poise and dedication to her job and her cause.

But people have a way of surprising you further, and I learned Ashley is not only a faithful fitness bootcamper (6AM workouts 5 days a week? Such dedication!) but also is the creative mind behind IceMilk Aprons...a most buzzed-about line of beautiful, fashionable, Anthropologie-esque aprons. How much more impressive can this girl get?

Now I'll be the first to say I'm terrified of the oven...I have no confidence whatsoever when it comes to cooking, baking and the like (much to my husband's dismay!) But I think I'd consider mimicking Martha if I got the chance to sport one of these IceMilk Aprons!

What's that you say? You'd like one too? Well how about you snag one for 25% off til the end of the day today (11/12) with the code SWMAG. They'd be the perfect present for your bakerella bestie! And of course, they're already 100andSouth as is, but I recommend punching up your apron's personality with the custom monogramming option!

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Atlanta Boutique Alert: VETTED

A new boutique has opened its doors in Atlanta, taking the place of Lexie and Jane on East Paces Ferry. VETTED features styles from Geren Ford, Thread Social and Leigh and Luca, replacing the tons and tons of tee shirts and jeans previously occupying the space.

Check out their super clean interior. I love the contrast of the darker, fall-hued clothing with the white walls. I can only imagine how bright this space will be come spring.

The exterior of the store got a makeover too...a yellow door helps to welcome new customers while the dark paint keeps things mysterious.

Here's hoping their website also will receive a makeover here soon with more details about what designers they are carrying!

Have any of your dear readers checked it out?