Year in Review

2017 was a roller coaster year. I'm going to focus on the positives, and I thought I would share my year in review!     I officially made Seersucker Optional a public blog, instead of just the personal ramblings that I've been posting since 2015. This was a huge commitment, and especially in the last … Continue reading Year in Review

Holiday Cheer

We had a wonderful holiday at home with family. Because my schedule is so bananas, I have only been home once or twice this year... even missing Thanksgiving. Getting to spend the weekend with my parents, brother, Nate, and the pups, was such a gift. I got to visit with my cousin Katie and her … Continue reading Holiday Cheer

May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

The letters to Santa are sent, the tree is trimmed, and the presents are wrapped! Nate and I stopped by the Palace Hotel in NYC to take our annual holiday photos and now we're down in NJ with the family for Christmas. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours! … Continue reading May Your Days Be Merry and Bright


So I spent my Thanksgiving in China. As you all wake up to start the turkey in the oven and the potato mashing extravaganza, I'm closing out my exciting day. Never fear, I DID get a little bit of turkey!     I am so thankful for the opportunities that joining the CEM faculty have … Continue reading Thanksgiving

Fall Fun in J.Crew

Fall was always one of my favorite seasons, however, for the past, (near) decade, it's always been so travel heavy that I'm never home. Often, Nate and I are not even around for Halloween. This year, I decided I finally wanted to take advantage of living in Virginia and head out to Cox FarmsĀ in Centreville, … Continue reading Fall Fun in J.Crew

Lilly Pulitzer by the Potomac

The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale has always been a little bit of a cluster. To be fair, it's a matter of endurance to reap the greatest LP rewards, but I was pretty pleased with what I was able to purchase this year. I was not pleased that it took over a month to receive … Continue reading Lilly Pulitzer by the Potomac

Desk Search Chronicles and J.Crew Casual Gingham and Oxford Bows

This weekend was absolutely a mini "vacation" in New Orleans for me before my conference began on Monday. My friend Rae McConville is based only a couple hours from New Orleans, so we decided to coordinate getting together in the Big Easy! Rae is a kick ass interior designer, who has been helping me with … Continue reading Desk Search Chronicles and J.Crew Casual Gingham and Oxford Bows