Ashley Williams

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Most Beloved Style Icons: Southern Moms

Our March style section (the issue hits stands this Friday) is all about the original beauty icons: our mothers. Last fall we asked you to send in throwback pictures of your mom along with her “pearls of wisdom” in anticipation of this issue. Your response was overwhelming. Our inbox was full of hundreds of nostalgia-inducing family photos and they are […]

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Instant Classic: Gold Messenger Locket Necklace

Few things are as romantic as a good old-fashioned love letter, and Alabama-based ExVoto Vintage dreamed up a wearable take on the timeless gesture. The necklace comes with a gold letter engraved with the words “I Love You” on one side, and it’s blank on the other for your personalization; we’re thinking a special date or a monogram would be […]

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Sneak Peek! SL’s Container Gardening Collector’s Edition

Southern Living’s ultimate guide to container gardening hits stands next Friday. We are excited to showcase 118 of our most stunning plant combos for both inside and out. Plus, we are sharing all of our secrets for growing colorful pots all year long. Enjoy a sneak preview of one of our never before seen containers! Pick A Colorful Pot Few things have the zing […]

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Cozy Winter Resort Wardrobe

Whether your frosty escape has you hitting the slopes or lounging fireside, layers are key to staying warm and cute. 1. Button-back flaps keep fingertips text ready. Wool Cable Knit Gloves, $98; brooksbrothers.com 2. A soft, not-too-puffy vest keeps you warm without extra bulk. Quilted Riding Vest, $109; llbean.com 3. Hide flat winter hair, and warm up ears. 106, $95; […]

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Alabama Chanin’s DIY Series: Paisley Tote

We’ve teamed up with the DIY experts of Alabama Chanin to bring you a series of homegrown projects. Over the next six weeks you’ll learn how to make some our favorite Alabama Chanin pieces—from bath mats to totes.  If you are familiar with Southerner Natalie Chanin, designer of Alabama Chanin, you know that her intricate garments are not only beautiful but hand-sewn by […]

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Alabama Chanin DIY Series: Heart Chair

We’ve teamed up with the DIY experts of Alabama Chanin to bring you a series of homegrown projects. Over the next six weeks you’ll learn how to make some of our favorite Alabama Chanin pieces—from bath mats to totes.  If you are familiar with Southerner Natalie Chanin, designer of Alabama Chanin, you know that her intricate garments are not only beautiful but […]

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THE Party Bag of the Season

Let this little darling be your constant companion for the season’s social circuit.  In the South, we don’t shy away from frilly details, and Zac Posen’s bow clutch, with its equal emphasis on sophistication and femininity, is trimmed just right for our liking. The designer never fails when it comes to delivering elegant allure. This evening bag is no exception. […]

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3 Holiday Looks We Love

Whether you’re headed to a fancy soiree or a low-key dinner, take a cue from these New Orleans tastemakers to inform your holiday dress code.     Cocktail Party Worn By: Jazz singer Robin Barnes (robinbarnesmusic.com), known locally as The Songbird of New Orleans. The musician, who also moonlights as a designer of the activewear line Fit By You (fitbyyou.co), […]

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Alabama Chanin’s DIY Series: Lace Stripe Stenciled Tea Towels

We’ve teamed up with the DIY experts of Alabama Chanin to bring you a series of homegrown projects. Over the next six weeks you’ll learn how to make some our favorite Alabama Chanin pieces—from bath mats to totes.  If you are familiar with Southerner Natalie Chanin, designer of Alabama Chanin, you know that her intricate garments are not only beautiful but hand-sewn by […]

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Alabama Chanin’s DIY Series: Wrapped Canvas

We’ve teamed up with the DIY experts of Alabama Chanin to bring you a series of homegrown projects. Over the next six weeks you’ll learn how to make some our favorite Alabama Chanin pieces—from bathmats to totes.  If you are familiar with Southerner Natalie Chanin, designer of Alabama Chanin, you know that her intricate garments are not only beautiful but hand-sewn by Alabama […]

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