It would be selfish of me not to share all of the great things about this beautiful area that we now call home!  From amazing restaurants to cute boutiques and favorite parks, I’m sharing some of my favorites! Stuart, Florida The Sailfish capital of the world! If you love fishing, this is apparently the place […]

April 8, 2021

All Things Stuart Florida!


Happy 4th of July!  This post is short and sweet due to it being a holiday:)  Here is a link to the Southpark Magazine article that featured our Ballantyne project we completed earlier this year. as well as the Lake Norman Currents feature which came out this week! I hope everyone enjoys the last […]

July 4, 2017

AWD Magazine Feature Links- Southpark Magazine and LKN Currents


This will be the longest blog I have ever written and probably the longest I will ever write.  I do not consider myself a writer by any means so excuse the poor grammar:)  Some of you may know that over the past year I have been suffering from Chronic Lyme Disease.  An awful, complex disease […]

May 23, 2017

Ally Whalen Talks Lyme Disease


  What am I loving right now? GOLD. Seriously, give me gold everything. You can’t miss this trend as its virtually everywhere from accessories to fabrics, gold is hot. I decided we should do a little series on all things GOLD. I’m especially loving the look of gold coffee tables. Gold accents can add that […]

November 2, 2015

AWD: Give Us All the Gold


  Favorite Nude Booties by allywhalendesign featuring an open toe bootie Via Spiga bootie boots $265 – Gianvito Rossi open toe bootie $900 – Trotters kitten heel ankle boots Acne Studios ankle booties $260 – H by Hudson ankle booties Charles by Charles David bootie boots

October 18, 2015

AWD’s Favorite Nude Booties


Whenever my closet starts to look a little bleak I always find myself browsing Pinterest, and thus checking out beautifully styled fashion photography with perfect ensembles. Of course, don’t forget the model should be carrying around at least a 500 calorie Starbucks drink for good measure. Oh you know, just so you can relate to […]

March 25, 2015

A Few Looks We Love


You know when you find that piece of jewelry that just feels right? Looks great with so many outfits you end up never taking it off? Well we think we have found a brand that suits our taste and style so much we just had to share with you all. After stumbling upon Lenny & […]

March 8, 2015

Ally’s Loves: Lenny & Eva


Is there anything better than being able to sit in your pajamas and watch the Oscars? Truthfully, sitting down with girlfriends and mindlessly snacking and sipping Cosmopolitans is so much better than being glammed up in a ten thousand dollar dress and partying the night away with your gorgeous co-stars, right? Never mind. All that […]

February 23, 2015

AWD’s Top 5 Oscar Looks 2015


Is there anything more special than decorating a nursery? Whether you are patiently waiting for your baby’s gender to be revealed at birth or you have already accessorized everything pink or blue, it’s likely you have scanned the interwebs for all the necessities to outfit the nursery. Or maybe you have a baby shower coming […]

January 26, 2015

Perfect Picks for Baby


We think a great piece of jewelry can really complete an outfit, and at the very least take a boring wardrobe choice up a notch. Our favorites below show a great way to wear statement necklaces in new and interesting ways. What is your favorite source for statement necklaces? Photo: Ruth Eileen Source: Style Me […]

January 12, 2015

Our Favorite Statement Necklaces