public art


I don't consider myself a particularly creative person.  I work in a scientific industry and I am a stereotypical first child - I crave rules and order.  I admire people (like my husband) who are true creatives & artistic.  One of the things that Charlotte is really growing in right now is the area of the arts.  There are tons of great local initiatives to help grow this locally.  One example is this gorgeous piece of street art; they are all over the city and locals could actually sign up to paint a portion of it.  It's really fantastic to see the upswing in creatives and the momentum that builds for the arts community.  Some of my local favorites are: Creative Mornings (a monthly morning lecture series which is based on the premise that everyone is creative), McColl Center for Art, Mint Museum, & SoCo Gallery (which we recently visited and fell in love with, along with the current exhibit).  All of this is to say, the support of the arts, particularly local, is so important for the community that you are a part of.

And I realize this has nothing to do with the dress I am wearing (which in all fairness Kate & Maggie sold me on) which is a piece of art itself.  At first I thought it was kinda a hot mess with all of the different patterns and as someone who loves a good pattern mix, that's saying a lot.  I happened across it as the last dress in my size in my local store.  However, when I tried it on I didn't want to take it off - obviously it was meant to be.  (Of note, I've linked to a sleeveless version, but the sleeves in the version I bought are actually incredibly breathable).

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  1. I love this dress on you Chelsea!! We need to do a one piece, two ways! :)

  2. Any chance of you posting a tutorial for your braids? Love them!


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