My Story (The Birth of a Blog)

Before starting thejoyofsummerville blog I had the habit of endlessly adding to my "wish lists" online, reading magazines (there is just something about those glossy pictorials and the excitement near the end of each Month when you know they are coming), and reading countless books about style, beauty, and decor. I was an Assistant Principal…

LUSH- Jasmine and Henna Fluff Eaze

Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Eaze I read about this treatment in an article about Cindy Crawford's beauty must haves. Cindy Crawford's hair is amazing, and she is a beautiful, smart, and an all around inspiring woman. I admire her, and her hair! Did you know she was valedictorian of her class? It's true, along with Natlaie Portman, Alicia Keys, and…

Silver Glamour

Shine in Silver  The color silver is modern, glamorous, and sophisticated. This skirt makes the outfit unusual and fresh.  Perfect fit for an evening out, or daytime event. Silver Pleated Skirt This skirt is very fluid, and reminds me of a moonlit night.  This skirt is very long.  I am wearing very high shoes at 5'7' and…

Pastel Pink and Ocean Blue

Celebrate the Season With the approach of Summer comes the invitations to celebrations in the celebratory spirit of lasting love and new life. Late Spring and early Summer is baby and wedding season!  It seems like every other weekend there is a shower, wedding, or Sip 'n See.  Tom Ford said, "Dressing well is a sign…

Exploring Washington DC

Strong and Stylish Red "Make America Great Again" hats were an interesting contrast to the "Black Lives Matter" T- shirts (both) being sold out of giant duffle bags on the sidewalks across the city. As I hustled around Washington DC this past (unusually cold and rainy!) week with 27 8th Grade Charlestonian young people it occurred…

That 70’s girl

Mod Southern Style This is one of my favorite dresses.  It is ideal for hosting or attending a dinner party.  I love dinner parties. Whether you are a guest or the host, dinner should be enjoyed in style.  Here is a similar dress, and here, and here. I found this cane loveseat at an antique store…