Thursday, June 27, 2013

Walker Boutique

As bloggers, I know we wonder about who all reads our blog and who we reach when we hit the "publish" button.  I will look at my blog stats sometimes and be blown away at how the most random post may get a ton of views.  or by how it seems like every girl in the world must be searching for a nautical scarf after I post about them and see that a lot of people have read the post.  This is one of the things I love about blogging.  I love that a girl in Texas might start searching for a starfish scarf and end up on my blog and find one she loves!

All this being said, you can imagine my surprise when I was at market in Atlanta in April and had one of the owners from one of the boutiques I wanted to pick up our line say "Aren't you the girl who has the blog Seashells and Southern Belles?"  I was pumped and floored!  This super successful boutique owner from Georgia knows about my little blog!?  At first I had no idea how she connected my blog to me, but then I remembered I have posted on here before about the brand I rep, JV Clothiers, and that's why I was at market, so she put two and two together.

 Enter Walker Boutique.  Walker Boutique is actually a part of Walker Pharmacy & Gifts, which has been around since 1984.  They are located in Statesboro, GA.  They have an extensive gift department along with the women's boutique and a children's clothing store, which is how I found out about them.  

In today's world we are bombarded by all of these online boutiques via Facebook and Instagram (I'm not complaining!) but I can honestly say when Walker Boutique pops up on my newsfeed, I am impressed with what I see.  Their photography is eye-catching.  Their website is actually shoppable (yes, I just made up that word) and not just a forgotten about webpage like some boutiques have.  Their clothing is trendy, but not too trendy.  and they don't have the exact same things I see from other boutiques. 

Below are a few of my current Walker Boutique faves!

Those pink and green fish shorts are my absolute most favorite thing!!! I love them!




Along with having great clothing, the owner, Devra, also makes some fabulous jewelry!  


*I was not compensated for this post, I just really like this boutique and the people I met from it!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sea It... Love It... - ModCloth

How perfect is this dress?! It definitely has my name all over it...


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Beach Reads

I am a book worm all year long, but there is just something about being on the beach and reading a good book that makes me really excited. Here are a few good books I've read that make great beach reads.  If you have any suggestions, please, please send them my way!

 Light, easy read about girls in their twenties trying to figure life out.  There are a lot of things that happen to the characters that I caught myself saying "that has totally happened to me!"

This is a really good book.  It's about two, very different sisters.  It's deeper than just your average chick lit book. 

This goes down as one of my favorite books. It's one of those books that stays with you for a long time.  I read it like three years ago and still remember it in great detail.  I don't cry at books but I teared up during this one.  The reviews on Good Reads aren't very good (I think sometimes the only people that review are the negative ones) but I loved it.  It's also about two sisters and what they go through growing up.  It takes place at the beach.  Read it!!

I love a good mystery/thriller.  I just read this book and couldn't put it down.  I am a huge fan of anything by Lisa Unger.  All of her books have been amazing; read them all!

Please let me know if you've read any good books that you'd recommend :-)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Two's Company

When I was at market back in April, I got to visit the Two's Company show room.  They have always had some good nautical stuff, but this year, they really knocked it out of the park. I literally wanted everything from their summer collection.  I begged the lady to let me buy the samples, but sadly, she didn't let me. 

I am totally copying these map covered book one day!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sea It... Love It... - World Market

If you follow me on Instagram (jana_seashells) you probably saw my mini-freakout over this collection from World Market last week.  When I turned the corner and saw all this coral, seahorse, and seashell action going on, I instantly fell in love. 

All images and products via World Market

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sea It.. Love It... - Spartina

I came across these Spartina necklaces and instantly fell in love.  I still haven't decided which color I like better... Either cream or navy!

Spartina Anchor Necklace (Navy)

Spartina Anchor Necklace (Red)

Spartina Anchor Necklace (Cream)
I don't wear bracelets as much, but I loved this as well. 

Spartina Anchor Bracelet

and don't forget to enter my Poshlocket giveaway to win a $30 store credit!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Omaha Bound!

Our baseball team is headed to the College World Series for the first time since 1968!!!

For the past two weekends I have been to our games with my dad and am so blessed I was able to witness this unbelievable series of games in person!  In the later innings of both games against Rice (the team we played this past weekend in the Super Regionals), it looked as if we were definitely going to lose.  But we came back and pulled off a win.  They don't call us the Cardiac Pack for nothing...

Last weekend - 1st regional game

Beautiful afternoon for baseball

This was a fabulous way to watch Super Regional games!

Hard to see, but there were a ton of people up on that parking deck watching the game too

We got to sit in the bull pen. Which was so awesome...

After our 1st win in the Super Regional (such an unbelievable game and comeback by the Pack!)

Yes, I wore the same shirt last weekend, but for some odd reason, I don't own a lot of red tops (just red dresses!)

View in the bull pen

Only at NC State do you find police horses on campus...
Three out of the four games I went to were sunny and hot and beautiful.  Yesterday's game started out like that and then suddenly nasty storm clouds started making their way in.  Everyone kept pulling up the radar, but nothing was happening and then all of a sudden the sky fell out.   My dad got recruited into the tarp crew to help cover the field and was seen on national tv, ESPN!, pulling the tarp over the field.  I had friends texting me telling me they saw him.  What a great experience!

 The rain didn't ever completely stopped, but they had to finish the game.  This game went into SEVENTEEN innings.  Yes, you read that right.  17.  Our team played in a game against our arch rival a few weeks ago that went into 18 innings and broke a record... Well, we broke another record last night.  Our game was the longest super regional game in NCAA History! I was super impressed by how many of our fans came back into the game and sat in the drizzle to watch our team pull out a win for a game that lasted for over seven hours! I mean they should've came back in, but it was pushing on 10:30 at this point. and it was a Sunday night!

My frizzy, damp hair and red mud covered legs were totally worth witnessing my Wolfpack make it into the CWS for first time since 1968!

Hard to see, but a lot of our fans came back in after the 77 minute rain delay

After the win!

Blurry, but had to get a picture after our win!

One interesting note is who we play next... it will either be the Tarheels (which is our biggest rival and the team we lost to by a bad play in that 18 inning game a few weeks ago) or the Gamecocks (I have good friends who went to SC, like Megan at Fried Green Pickles and Ashley, at Run With Me) so I'm not sure which team I would rather play... I would like revenge over the Tarheels, but I do want the Gamecocks to crush the Tarheels today!!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Poshlocket: Review and Giveaway!

We all know how much I am obsessed with love nautical jewelry, so I was stoked when Poshlocket contacted me to introduce me to their nautical collection.   They also have other collections that aren't nautical, but we all know this is my favorite!


 Here are some of my favorite pieces from their nautical collection: 

Anchor Earrings (Mint)

Starfish Bangle (Mint)

Scallop Shell Bangle (Gold)

Starfish Bangle (White)

Anchor Necklace

Starfish Studs (Gold)
Poshlocket offered to send me something from the collection and I chose the mint, anchor earrings.  I have loved wearing them and have gotten loads of compliments on them every time I do.

 Poshlocket has graciously offered to giveaway a $30 credit to their website to one of my readers!

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