Excellence is not an act, but a habit

WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO

Craigslist find of the week

Need a mirror? This beauty is just $100 bones and would add a nice Hollywood Regency touch to your favorite room. 

Next friend of mine who gets engaged is getting this hanky IMMEDIATELY in her mailbox. Perfect. (great find Hans)

Next friend of mine who gets engaged is getting this hanky IMMEDIATELY in her mailbox. Perfect. (great find Hans)

New favorite tune. And yes, if you start listening and nodding your head to a familiar tune/lyrics…it is a cover of one of your favorite 90s songs. #onrepeat #stilllovetheoriginaltoo 

(Source: Spotify)

Thanks to everyone for your feedback on shoes for my upcoming European adventure. Here is a recap of your recommendations:
Tom’s (multiple posts)
Tiek’s (multiple posts)
Converse (one post said ‘yay’ the other ‘nay’)
Supergas
Bensimon sneakers
I plan on packing my navy Supergas sneakers for sure- but when it came down to finding another shoe, I knew I wanted something neutral, low-profile and comfortable as hell. I channeled my best Tony Bourdain- he rocks his Clarks Desert boots throughout all of his adventures and travels. They are discreet, match everything, classic shoes that don’t scream “I’M FROM THE MIDWEST AND MY BIG FAT AMERICAN ANKLES DON’T DO WELL ON COBBLESTONE STREETS.” 
The Phenia Desert Boot in ‘sand’ is coming with me to London/Paris. I’ll let you know how they work out. 

Thanks to everyone for your feedback on shoes for my upcoming European adventure. Here is a recap of your recommendations:

  • Tom’s (multiple posts)
  • Tiek’s (multiple posts)
  • Converse (one post said ‘yay’ the other ‘nay’)
  • Supergas
  • Bensimon sneakers

I plan on packing my navy Supergas sneakers for sure- but when it came down to finding another shoe, I knew I wanted something neutral, low-profile and comfortable as hell. I channeled my best Tony Bourdain- he rocks his Clarks Desert boots throughout all of his adventures and travels. They are discreet, match everything, classic shoes that don’t scream “I’M FROM THE MIDWEST AND MY BIG FAT AMERICAN ANKLES DON’T DO WELL ON COBBLESTONE STREETS.” 

The Phenia Desert Boot in ‘sand’ is coming with me to London/Paris. I’ll let you know how they work out. 

The Fall-Rhye

My husband has amazing taste in music. One of my favorite things about our new house is the bluetooth speaker we have set up in the kitchen that we use to play his Spotify tunes while we cook, have a drink or just catch up. He turned me on to Rhye and I am absolutely obsessed. Soft, jazzy and a little bit sexy—it will transport you out of your “HOW THE HELL IS IT ONLY TUESDAY” and “WHY AM I STILL WEARING MY ID BADGE AND BLINDLY EATING THESE STALE PRETZEL CHIPS STANDING UP?” and into a much, much better state. 

Go ahead and listen to their most recent album “Woman” and thank me later. Or thank John. 

Help me make decisions again, Internet (this time with shoes)

Hi all,

I’m headed to London/Paris at the end of April and I’m on the hunt for stylish and comfortable shoes that I can tromp all over town in without bleeding/blistering. I’m not really a “sneakers” person but I do have a pair of Supergas that I love. Would love your recommendations for shoes that make me look cool- please include links! If you can’t comment here, shoot me a note at excellenceasahabit@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for your great advice! 

New PJs

Thanks to my girl PWPF I scored this super cute PJs from Target for $20. They are super soft, flattering and comfortable. Very JCREW-ish. Get you some here

Save the Date: Teil Duncan pop-up shop with Furbish Studio

I know everyone gets all twitchy and excited when there is a Sally King Benedict pop-up shop (myself included)…but there’s another very talented Charleston artist that you need to know about now: Teil Duncan

Happy. Pastel. Beach Scenes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Lucky for you and me, Furbish Studio is hosting a pop-up shop with a select few Teil pieces for sale, starting at less than $100! The sale starts at 10 a.m. EST this Thursday, March 13.  I will definitely be scooping up a piece or two for our new house and hope you do too! (except not the ones I have my eye on.) 

Spring Workout Mix

Enjoy people. May your workouts be sweaty and filled with the sweet sweet sounds of Rick Ross and Ellie Goulding on auto-tune. 

Breaking news: The Internet helps you make decisions.

Thanks for talking me through that guys. Painters are coming early next week to paint Beachcomber all over dem walls. Pictures to follow.