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Pittsburgh based life and style blog by Sydney Carver, that boasts classic, timeless style with preppy influences and a ladylike twist.
5 Of My Current Goals That Are Attainable
2022-11-30 11:00
During the holiday season, I can get so busy and not take care of myself as well as I do during other portions of the year. Not only is the holiday season filled with wonderful events and vi… Read More
Cyber Week Sale Roundup
2022-11-23 11:00
This is going to act like a master list of sales for the rest of this week! I will be updating it periodically with new sales that catch my eye through Monday Noveber 28th. I will go ba… Read More
Dressy Outfits For The Holidays And Beyond
2022-11-18 11:00
Sweater// Skirt// Headband// Pink Bow HeelsShop the Outfit:The holiday season is the best time of year to get glammed up in tartans and sequins and all of your finery. However, I find t… Read More
Our Christmas Card 2022
2022-11-15 11:00
CardsMy SweaterI'm so excited to share with you all our Christmas cards for this year! I love taking a photo each year for these holiday cards because it's so fun to look back on them. I sta… Read More
Gift Guide 2022: 38 Gifts For Her
2022-11-14 11:00
Scalloped Picture Frame// Hair Brush// Lounge SetWhite Button Down// Straw Tote// Crossbody Phone CaseDown Throw// Augustinus Bader CreamLeather Bag// Sandals//… Read More
Gift Guide 2022: For Her Under $100
2022-11-11 11:00
Cashmere Tee// Power Glow Peel Pads// Steamer// Faux OrchidFleece Scarf// Scalloped Bath Towels// Ankle/Arm Weights// Tea Kettle// Toile ScarfRome Coffee Table Book/… Read More
Gift Guide 2022: Small Business
2022-11-08 11:00
Fleece Pullover// Floral Scarf// Phone Case// Subtl Beauty StackFloral Pouch// Custom Pillows// Equestrian Print DressNFL Hat// Loafers// Personalized Notecards// Boxwood Earrings/… Read More
A Fun Holiday Party Outfit
2022-11-04 10:00
White Shirt// Red SkirtHeels// Suede Clutch// Bow EarringsShop the Look:I'm doing a fun partnership with Talbots over on Instagram to celebrate their 75th anniversary so I'm over here on my… Read More
Sephora Sale Picks
2022-11-02 10:00
What I consider a full face of makeup. No filter and no editing.I say this often but I like makeup and love to discover new products, however, I'm also someone who prefers a more natural loo… Read More
Little Black Dress
2022-11-01 10:00
Dress// Earrings// Bag (full review here)Shoes (full review here) Use code SARAHFLINT-SYDNEY50 for $50 offCan you all believe it is November?! I really cannot! We are just about 3 weeks… Read More
Gift Guide 2022: For The Gents
2022-10-31 10:00
Golf Shirt// Crew Socks// 40 oz Tumbler// Ooni Pizza OvenFleece Vest// Garment Bag// Custom Pet Cufflinks// Watch// Golf Shoe BagThe Rich Cream// Dopp Kit //Yeti Tumbler// Travel Watch… Read More
Thanksgiving Outfit Idea
2022-10-28 16:36
Dress// Bag// Boots// EarringsShop the Outfit:I'm posting an entertaining reel in partnership with Tuckernuck on Instagram today and doing a try-on of this dress and some of their other piec… Read More
Getting Ready For Halloween
2022-10-26 10:00
Full-Size KitKat/Reeses/HersheysFull-Size Milky Way/3 Musketeers/ Snickers/TwixFun-size KitkatsFun-size Mix Fun-size Haribo BearsIridescent Skeleton BucketHalloween is just days away! C… Read More
Gift Guide 2022: Hosts And Hostesses
2022-10-21 10:00
Tea Towels// Large Tervis Ginger Jar// Cherries// Down Throw Dish Soap// Marble Wine Coaster// Cocktail Napkins// Italian Olive OilScrubdaddy Sponge// Tea… Read More
Fall Outfts I Wore At Inns Of Aurora
2022-10-18 10:00
Cotton Flag Sweater// Pima Cotton Turtleneck// Jeans// White SneakersScarf// Sunglasses// Bag// BlanketToday over on Instagram I'm sharing about our trip to the Inns of Aurora. My mom and I… Read More
Gift Guide 2022: My Wish List
2022-10-14 10:00
Wood Salad Serving Bowl// Nude Pumps// Salt + Pepper MillBubbly Chiller// Ceramic Bow Frame// Jelly Eye Color in Dark Glint// Framed ImpressionHeadband// Gold Cuff (under $200)Espadrille Wed… Read More
Lake Pajamas Holiday 2022
2022-10-11 10:00
Red Stripe Pajamas// Cozy RobeMy Lake Holiday Favorites:JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.My favorite pajama brand, Lake, launched their ho… Read More
Crockpot Creamy Chicken Taco Chili Recipe
2022-10-10 10:00
My husband is the cook in the house and he is a GOOD cook. He makes us so many wonderful things. I can cook but it has only been in the past few years that I have really even become interest… Read More
Past Year's Holiday Gift Guides
2022-10-07 10:00
Pre-lit Mini Tree// Ornaments// Ralph Lauren BookOn Instagram, I polled you all a few weeks ago about holiday gift guides and the timing of releasing them! I got a resounding 'the sooner the… Read More
A Weekend In Charlotte, North Carolina
2022-09-27 10:00
This past weekend my husband and I headed to Charlotte, North Carolina to visit my sister and brother-in-law! I love visiting them and love Charlotte. It is such a pretty area with so many g… Read More
Christmas Card 2022 Choices
2022-09-21 10:00
One// TwoThree// FourFive// SixSeven// EightThe other day I heard someone use the phrase 'done by December 1'. I loved hearing this cute saying because it labeled what I have always been say… Read More
How To Style A Cape
2022-09-20 10:00
Casual with JeansCapeJeans// Similar TurtleneckShoes// BagDressed Up for Date NightCapeButton Down Top// Similar PantsSimilar HeelsChanel Bag// Hermes ScarfElegant and Simple MonochromaticCa… Read More
Aperitivo At Home
2022-09-16 10:00
Shop the Products:One thing I loved about Italy on our recent trip was the idea of 'aperitivo' which is basically a pre-dinner cocktail but I noticed our drinks were always served with littl… Read More
Tuckernuck Friends And Family Sale 2022
2022-09-14 10:00
Red Floral Top// Naghedi Tote// Pink CardiganNavy Sherpa Pullover// Striped Sweater// Camel Shirt JacketBrown Checked Dress// Brown Chintz Dress// BootsTuckernuck's Friends and Family sale b… Read More
Travel Guide: St. Regis Rome, Italy Review
2022-09-13 10:00
Today I am sharing a guide to the St. Regis hotel in Rome, Italy. The location is right near Roma Termini in the Castro Pretorio area... a totally different neighborhood than the Singer Pala… Read More
Outfits I Wore In Europe
2022-09-09 10:00
DressToday I am sharing a link roundup to all of the things that I wore in Europe. Many of them are probably irrelevant because they are summery and we are headed into fall but also, on top… Read More
Early Fall Wish List
2022-09-02 10:00
Camel Shirt Jacket// Brown Leather Boots// Headband// Plaid ShirtTerracotta Pumpkins// Vest// Handy Hairbrush //Packing CubesRed Dress// Cuticle Cream // Handbag// T… Read More
My Dining Room Table
2022-08-30 10:00
Where did you find it?I am so excited to talk about my dining room table today. Some of you are probably like 'why are you so excited about a dining room table?!' BUT, I've been on the hunt… Read More
Vignettes From My Home II
2022-08-26 10:00
Lamp Available:Here// Here// Here// HereSilver Bamboo FrameSilver Tray// Herend BearCandle// Lettuce CoastersWedding Ettiquette BookLast week I shared some decor items throughout our home an… Read More
Outfit Idea For Long-Haul Red-Eye Flight
2022-08-24 10:00
Bra// $15 White Tee// Sleep MaskStriped Cardigan (can be worn forwards or backward!)Compression Socks// Linen Pants (also love these)//  SneakersCashmere Travel Wrap// No Show Sock… Read More
Tuckernuck Sale On Sale
2022-08-23 10:00
Dress (on sale, wearing a size small)Tuckernuck is truly one of my favorite retailers. I've been loving the brand literally since their Uscoop days, which was so long ago because that's when… Read More
Let's Chat About Social Media
2022-08-22 10:00
Today I wanted to share some thoughts with you all about social media and then welcome you all to weigh in in the comments. I've been on social media since its inception. As a blogger t… Read More
Color Of The Fall Season: Brown
2022-08-19 10:00
Brown Pajamas//Headband// Sweater// Crossbody BagLoafers// Camel Jacket// Long CardiganVest// Sunglasses// Claw Clip// Tweed HeelsSmoking Slippers// Feather Mul… Read More
Vignettes From My Home
2022-08-17 10:00
CachepotWhenever I share snippets of my home on Instagram stories, I'm always asked for the sources of my decor. I do a lot of antiquing and consignment shopping and browsing on eBay and so… Read More
Outfits I Wore At The Lake
2022-08-16 10:00
Swimsuit Old J.Crew// HatSunglasses// Skirt// Straw ToteI have so many outfits from my time at the lake that I briefly shared on stories but not here on my website so I thought I w… Read More
Pre-Fall Wardrobe Staples
2022-08-12 10:00
We are in that weird 'in-between period' when it comes to clothes. It's still very much summer and I don't know about you all, but I'm still wearing my lightweight sundresses and likely will… Read More
5 Random Things I Highly Recommend
2022-08-10 10:00
Vanity TrayI haven't done one of these posts in such a long time so here we are!! First up is this acrylic tray with an inlaid cane. We have it in our bathroom between our two sinks and… Read More
Classic Green Sweater Dress
2022-08-09 10:00
Dress (also comes in navy)// Sandals HatI can't believe we are already well into August! I am a ride-or-die Fall season gal and August is always this awkward time where I get so excited… Read More
Styling A Flag Sweater
2022-08-05 10:00
Hat// Flag Sweater// Sunglasses Linen Pants// Brown Leather SandalsStriped Long Sleeve TeeShop the Outfit:Happy Friday! I took some photos of my outfit when we were on a boat ride the o… Read More
Transitional Floral Sundress
2022-08-03 10:00
Floral Sundress// Sandals// SunglassesShop the Outfit:This past weekend, my husband and I visited the Old Edwards Inn located in Highlands, North Carolina to celebrate our one-year wedding a… Read More
Q+A
2022-08-02 10:00
Scalloped Dress// Sandals// SunglassesA few weeks ago, I put a question box up on my Instagram stories asking you all to submit things you would like to see as we near the latter half of the… Read More
A New Favorite Hat
2022-07-29 10:00
Straw HatFloral Caftan// Brown Leather Sandals// SunglassesShop the Outfit:Coming at you this Friday with a classic old-school outfit post! I feel like I haven't done one of these in quite a… Read More
Outfits I Packed For Georgia
2022-07-27 10:00
Metallic Linen DressI filmed a little try-on before I left for the lake with some of the cutest things that I brought along with me so I thought I would share those here. I'll post the video… Read More
At The Lake!
2022-07-26 10:00
Acrylic Tumbler// Serving TrayWhite Tee// Striped PantsWhite Dress// Acrylic TumblerWhite TeeBlue PlatesShop the Products:We got to the lake on Friday afternoon after a 9ish-hour drive! It's… Read More
Lake Pajamas Summer Sale
2022-07-25 10:00
Cozy Robe// Monogrammed MugFor an in-deph review on Lake Pajamas, click here. You all know how much I love my Lake Pajamas. It's one of my go-to small businesses! Today a… Read More
One Thing I Do Daily: Walking
2022-07-20 10:00
Terrible photo quality, but a no-makeup, comfy clothes snap on one of our evening walks! Do you all remember the post I did last month about my 'morning me time'? Today's post is going… Read More
The Best Linen Pants
2022-07-19 10:00
Sweater// Linen Pants// SandalsStriped Top (full review here, use code YOURULE for 20% off)// Linen PantsSunglasses(inexpensive from Amazon!)// Sandals// Wicker… Read More
What I'm Packing For The Lake
2022-07-15 10:00
Striped Tee// Pajama Set// Swimsuit Wrap// Bike Shorts// ShortsLinen Pants// Ruffle Swimsuit// Striped Tee// Navy Lounge Set// Printed Shorts// Swimsuit// White Swimsuit// Navy Swimsuit… Read More
Color Edit: Red Hot
2022-07-13 10:00
Striped Shirt// Dress// Coral Clutch// Ballet FlatsStripe Espadrilles// Earrings// Canvas Tote// Floral BagHeadband// ScarfCrossbody Bag// Pareo// Pajama Set// NecklaceShop the Ite… Read More
Inspiration Rut And How I Deal
2022-07-08 10:00
Sweater (under $50)// Shorts ($25, TTS)Sandals// Sunglasses (also here)Bag (lots of colors available, full review here)About the outfit...Banana Republic is killing it lately- they… Read More
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022
2022-07-06 10:00
The DetailsIt's that time of year again. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today for Icon card holders. I spent all last week giving it a really good once over during the previ… Read More
Travel Recommendations
2022-07-05 10:00
Misleading photo for this post as I took it in Paris because that was the last time I was in Europe! I hope you all had the best holiday weekend! We are headed to Rome and then on a 7-n… Read More
4th Of July Holiday Weekend Sales Roundup
2022-07-01 10:00
SwimsuitI wasn't going to do a big sale roundup for this weekend but when I started seeing some of these sales pop up, I knew I should because there are way more than I thought and they are… Read More
The Best Neutral Summer Sandals
2022-06-29 10:00
Striped Top (full review here, use code YOURULE for 20% off)// Linen PantsSunglasses(inexpensive from Amazon!)// Sandals// Wicker BagI got this Striped Top last year and the number… Read More
Classic Navy Gingham Sundress
2022-06-27 10:00
Dress (cute navy version, too)// Espadrille WedgesSimilar Bag// SunglassesWe are headed into a holiday weekend at the end of this week which is always so exciting and has me breaking ou… Read More
Prioritizing
2022-06-24 10:00
Dress// Sandals// Bag (lots of beautiful options here)Striped Sweater// SunglassesShop the Outfit:JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.To… Read More
Red, White, And Blue For The 4th Of July!
2022-06-21 10:00
Gingham Napkins// Tote// Paper Cocktail Napkins// Canvas ToteCorn hole Boards// Tervis// Star Napkin Rings// Flag Toothpicks Flag Float// Gingham HeadbandRed Striped Tee// Splatter… Read More
Father Daughter Golf
2022-06-20 10:00
Dress (comes with shorts)// Sweatshirt (same brand but mine is a few years old)Pink Golf Glove// White Hat// Best no-show socksSimilar Navy Vest// Sunglasses// Visor Shop the Look:This… Read More
Beauty Wish List
2022-06-17 10:00
Dior Airflash Foundation// Cuticle Balm// Contour Wand// Glow WandNyx Concealer// Brush Set// Loreal MascaraMiracle Balm// Serum Stick// Pressed PowderShop the Products:I've been pretty… Read More
My Sister's Wedding!
2022-06-15 10:00
Photos by Ryan Zarichnak (Ryan was so nice and efficient and took such beautiful photos-I definitely recommend him!!)My sister and brother-in-law originally married on May 22, 2021, as… Read More
One Game Changing Thing I Do Each Morning
2022-06-13 10:00
Top// ShortsI picked up this habit in 2020 as I had excess time on my hands. At first, I considered it a luxury and once life started to go back to 'normal', my mind started to tell myself t… Read More
Recent Outfits
2022-06-10 10:00
Dress// Visor// SandalsShop the Look:I haven't been sharing my outfits quickly on Instagram stories but haven't really taken the time to share them here on my website so I am making more of… Read More
Summer Cocktail Recipes
2022-06-08 10:00
My Favorite RecipesRECIPE:Pineapple Jalapeno MartiniOver the years I have shared a few cocktails that I have created myself based on my own preferences and have shared them on my website! I… Read More
Comfortable But Cute Shorts Roundup
2022-06-06 10:00
Linen button Down// Shorts// Tote// SunglassesSo you all know I am obsessed with my Agua by Agua Bendita shorts. They have a roomy fit and an elastic waist for maximum comfort… Read More
Luggage Review: Away Vs. Monos Comparison
2022-06-03 10:00
Monos vs. AwayMonos Compression Straps vs. Away Compression Straps (interior)This review has been a long time coming. It has sat in my drafts for a while as I wanted to be able to travel wit… Read More
Weekend Outfits
2022-05-31 10:00
Floral Pullover// Sunglasses// Skirt (another cute one)Similar Tee// Tennis Shoes// Pearl Hair Claw ClipI hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. I definitely did. It was nice to rel… Read More
5 Items I Highly Recommend
2022-05-25 10:00
SocksThese are the BEST no-show socks. They are so high quality, they are beyond comfortable and soft, and they do not slip off your feet at all. Seriously, they do not budge on my feet. 10/… Read More
Bright Pink Sundress
2022-05-24 10:00
Dress// Sunglasses (these are Amazon under $20!) I hope you are all having a great week so far! Today I am popping in to share this bright pink Lilly dress with you all! Was planning on… Read More
Channeling Coastal Grandmother
2022-05-20 10:00
White Linen Dress// Brown Leather SandalsHat// HandbagShop the Look:So, the term 'coastal grandmother' is currently making its rounds on social media in the past few weeks. I kind of chuckle… Read More
Beautiful Fish Midi Skirt
2022-05-17 12:40
Linen Shirt// Fish Printed Midi Skirt Sandals// Handbag// Sunglasses Plumping Lip Gloss (in velvet)Coming at you today with a traditional outfit post! I love these and am so e… Read More
Target Finds
2022-05-13 10:00
Green Gingham Top (comes in a bunch of prints/colors)Jeans// SandalsI'm not a huge Target shopper. There. I said it. Nothing against Target at all, I just think it's often much eas… Read More
My Favorite Shorts For Summer
2022-05-11 11:41
Linen Shirt// ShortsSandalsShorts Available:Matches (best price and most sizes in stock)MyTheresaShopbopIntermixFar FetchShop OliviaI am calling it now... these shorts will definitely be mak… Read More
Keeping My Car Interior Clean
2022-05-10 10:00
Lint-Free Cleaning ClothsDawn Powerwash// Scrub BrushersGlass Wipes// Cleaning Wipes// Leather WipesStorage Bin'Tis the season for spring cleaning! If you've been reading here even if just f… Read More
Blue Linen Dress In Palm Beach
2022-05-06 10:00
This is going to be a photo-heavy post, so keep scrolling! Blue Printed Linen Dress (runs TTS)// Straw Clutch (has longer shoulder strap)Gold Espadrilles (review here)// Sungl… Read More
Pretty Pink And Green Sundress For Summer
2022-05-04 10:00
Dress// Tote BagSunglasses// Necklace// EarringsSandals *use code SUMMERWIND for $50 off (the largest discount that they have ever done before)*Shop the Look:These photos are from my Fl… Read More
3 Generations Of Style
2022-05-02 10:00
Mother's Day is just days away, this Sunday, May 8th! Now that I am grown, I am so excited to have started a tradition of hosting my mom, dad, and grammie at our house for dinner for the occ… Read More
Striped Shirt Dress In Palm Beach
2022-04-26 10:00
Dress// Sandals// BagSunglasses Hope you are all having a great week so far! I am out of the office this week on a fun trip to Florida with my mom! We are on a mother-daughter Palm Beac… Read More
DIY Rub And Buff Gold Mirror
2022-04-25 10:00
Rub and Buff (used on mirror)// Frog Tape (to tape off the mirror)Chair// Pillow// ThrowFrame// Similar PrintsSimilar Floor Lamp// Pleated Printed ShadeBasket I… Read More
Recent Outfit Try On
2022-04-22 10:00
Dress// Sandals// HeadbandToday I'm sharing some of the things I have shared on Instagram in the last week or two!I am wearing a size small. It runs very roomy/flowy! The fabric is lightweig… Read More
Let's Talk Hair
2022-04-19 10:00
Do you all ever get your hair styled by someone? Or do you always style your hair on your own? I'm really curious about this answer! I know there are some subscriptions for salons like Dry B… Read More
10 Recipes For Spring
2022-04-13 10:00
Image from Spices In My DNAI went into Trader Joe's the other day and they had so many fresh herbs and spring items and it got me SO excited for spring and summer cooking! I love to round up… Read More
Handling Disappointment
2022-04-12 10:00
The inside of my suitcase because it's the only photo I have, ha!This past weekend, I was supposed to have gone to Amelia Island, Florida with my friend Abby. We were meeting in Florida to s… Read More
Aspinal Of London Midi Mayfair Bag Review
2022-04-08 10:00
Aspinal of London Midi Mayfair bagI have to admit, I am not a huge royals person. I don't really follow much of it all and even when Will and Kate and Meghan and Harry got married, I didn't… Read More
Rosecliff Chandelier
2022-04-06 10:00
Serena and Lily chandelier// MedallionBamboo Curtain Rod// CurtainsYou may remember this blog post that I wrote almost exactly one year ago about my dining room chandelier. When I moved… Read More
Current Makeup Favorites
2022-04-04 10:00
Cosmetic BagAs you all probably know by now, the Sephora Sale is going on right now. Now- 4/11: 20% off for Rouge Members 4/5-4/11: 15% off for VIB Members4/7-4/11: 10% off for Ins… Read More
Barrington Yacht Club Tote Review
2022-03-30 10:00
Yacht Tote (gifted)I really think that Barrington's Yacht Tote is one of the best large tote bags out there.  I have mentioned it and linked to it quite a bit over the ye… Read More
Lightened Up Pina Colada
2022-03-29 10:00
Although we just had a bout of snow here in Pittsburgh (shocker!), we are headed towards warmer temperatures! With that in mind, I am always on the hunt for a fun summertime cocktail. I love… Read More
Swimwear For Summer
2022-03-28 10:00
I love finding a fabulous swimsuit with a coordinating coverup. I've been on the search lately as I have two separate Florida trips coming up in April, which will be lots of fun! So I t… Read More
Cable Knit Cashmere Cardigan On Sale
2022-03-25 10:00
Cardigan (currently 40% off)Tee// Jeans// Bag// Sunglasses Sneakers (use code SUMMERWIND20 for $20 off your first purchase of $100 or more)Cardigan (currently 40% of… Read More

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