bucketfeet – artist designed shoes

bucketfeet – artist designed shoes

You remember our pal Laura Dro from a pretty sweet giveaway we had a while back?  She is an amazing artist, and now her art is on shoes!  This image popped up on my Instagram feed the other day. Love those shoes!  I did a little more digging around to find out more about this Bucketfeet company.

Laura Dro Designs For BucketFeet


BucketFeet Shoe Logo


Their mission is to connect people through art. They collaborate with artists from around the world to create products (more…)

camp fashion essentials by apricot lane and giveaway winner!

camp fashion essentials by apricot lane and giveaway winner!

First, congratulations to the winner of the Apricot Lane Girlfriend Styling Session and $50 in Apricot Lane Charlotte gift cards Giveaway…..


Please contact us to claim your prize!

To wrap up our camping theme week here on Sunny Slide Up, we have a guest from Apricot Lane Charlotte to share with us the 7 Fashion Essentials a Girl Needs to Survive – for camping, glamping and more!

Camp Fashion Week Apricot Lane Boutique


Whether you are going to Coachella or taking a local camping trip with the family, you still need to look the part. Fashion is fun! It is the costume we wear on the stage of our life. Can you remember a certain article of clothing that was your ultimate favorite growing up? I remember my magnetic rainbow belt that was a staple in my wardrobe as a kid. Although we may not put much thought into getting dressed in the morning, fashion is part of the memories we create in life. We all have a little ‘fashionista’ in our hearts. This week we are celebrating camping in our stores, or should we say-Glamping, and talking about the 7 essentials you need if you were to take a camping trip.


7 Fashion Essentials

1. 3Strands power – We believe strongly that we must be working for a greater purpose. We love helping dress women and make them feel confident, however we also find it important to help others. Through the 3Strands foundation we educate others on ways to stop human trafficking.

2. Bandeau Beautiful – Great fashion requires great underpinnings. Don’t worry if you can’t wear a bra, just put a bandeau on top of it and voilá! Everyone can wear a backless shirt.

3. Tanks – Every girl need a collection of Nikibikis. Soft, stretchy and perfect. They are perfect under everything!

4. Pretty in Print – Everyone needs some fun! Print is hot this Summer! Mix it in or wear it together.

5. Hello, Piko. – What’s your favorite tee? Ours is the Piko tee. Piko makes the best oversized tee that just looks perfect on everyone. Add a chunky necklace and some skinnys and you have a great date night outfit.

6. Dazed for Denim! – It’s our favorite staple. Denim will always be a wardrobe must. The most important thing is to find a pair that fits your body. Stop by and one of our specialists will help you find the perfect pair.

7. LBD or LWD, you choose. – Both are wardrobe staples. Everyone needs a little black or white dress when that party arises and you have nothing to wear. It should be a perfect fit and be your go to wardrobe item.


Be sure to connect with us on social media to stay updated on new arrivals, upcoming events, fashion tips and more! Check us out at Facebook.com/ApricotLaneCharlotte and Pinterest.com/apricotlanenc/.

– Sarah

(Sarah O’Connor is Director of Marketing for Apricot Lane stores throughout North Carolina)


giveaway: apricot lane girlfriend styling session for two

giveaway: apricot lane girlfriend styling session for two

We are super excited to announce another giveaway with Apricot Lane Boutique!  You might remember the purse giveaway they hosted for us last summer, and we are so happy to have them back! Apricot Lane features top-of-the-line fun, fearless women’s fashion at affordable prices – located in StoneCrest and Birkdale Village!  Apricot Lane is a popular national boutique featuring celebrity-inspired affordable fashions for the everyday woman. Offering styles from the L.A. fashion district and a personalized shopping experience, it’s the coolest boutique in the Carolinas. New women’s clothes, handbags, jewelry, other accessories and gifts arrive daily.




Girlfriend Styling Session for Two

The Girlfriend Styling Session for Two will include delightful light bites and sips, an expert styling session* with our top stylist and A $25 GIFT CARD FOR EACH girlfriend to get them started on their new Summer essentials. *Don’t worry, you don’t have to live in the Charlotte area to win this giveaway.  If you are out of town, the Apricot Lane Charlotte team will host a virtual styling session!

New Apricot Lane Boutique Giveaway


1. You MUST be a Facebook fan of both Sunny Slide Up AND Apricot Lane Charlotte to be eligible to win.
Sunny Slide Up  –  www.facebook.com/SunnySlideUp
Apricot Lane Charlotte  –  www.facebook.com/ApricotLaneCharlotte


2. You must like a post on camping on both the Sunny Slide Up and Apricot Lane’s Facebook pages to be eligible to win.



You MUST be a Sunny Slide Up and Apricot Lane Charlotte Facebook fan to be eligible to win. The winner must like any post on camping on both, the Sunny Slide Up and Apricot Lane’s Facebook pages to be eligible to win. The winner will be chosen AT RANDOM and will be announced on Friday June 20th. If the winner does not claim the prize by the end of Friday, June 20th, a new winner will be chosen. Facebook is in no way associated with, endorses or sponsors this contest.


Camp Fashion Week Apricot Lane Boutique

Special offers all week long!

  • Sunday: 3Strands power – Education is the first step. **Every customer that makes a purchase will receive a 3Strands bracelet.
  • Monday: Bandeau Beautiful – Great fashion requires great underpinnings. **$5 bandeaus with any purchase.
  • Tuesday: Tank Tuesday – Every girl need a collection of Nikibikis.  **$10 tanks with any purchase.
  • Wednesday: Pretty in Print – Some fun to get over the hump!  **Everything with a print is 25% off.
  • Thursday: Hello, Piko! – What’s your favorite tee?  **Buy one Piko, get another ½ off!
  • Friday: Dazed for Denim! – It’s our favorite staple.  **All denim is 30% off!
  • Saturday: LBD or LWD you choose! – Both are a wardrobe must!  **All black & white dresses are 25% off.

To celebrate this awesome event, Apricot Lane Charlotte is teaming up with us here at Sunny Slide up for this giveaway!

water waddlers 2

water waddlers 2

I didn’t forget about our little gents! Here are some adorable swim options for your tiny men!

Water Waddlers-Boys Swim

Nautical: 1, 2, 3  Stripes: 1, 2, 3  Animals: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Geometric: 1, 2, 3


Jenn Davis - The Fortunate Plight

water waddlers

water waddlers

The rumors were true….I’m back!!!

I took some (much needed) time away to try and learn how to balance two kids, a full-time job and two blogs. It only took me 6 months….ha! I am looking forward to sharing some of my finds on a consistent (fingers crossed) basis, so let’s jump right in…..

With Summer vacations and warmer weather just around the corner, It’s time for me to invest in some water gear for my littlest lady! Check out some of these adorable options I found floating around the world wide web! 🙂


Nautical: 1. 2. 3.  Retro: 1. 2. 3.  Animal: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.  Geometric: 1. 2. 3.


Jenn Davis - The Fortunate Plight