Friday, November 26, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville Arts & Crafts Festival Nov 27th & 28th

Girls Day Out will be participating this year in the two day event held at the NEW Main Street Arena on the Historic Downtown Mall, Charlottesville. 230 West Main Street. If the idea of shopping indoors, isn't enough, know that there will be live music, beer, wine and food in addition to many local talented artisans.
Saturday, November 27th 10a-8pm

Sunday, Novermber 28th 10a-5pm

If you want to make a statement this year at your holiday parties, these earrings are for you! Come see loads of new vintage inspired designs, all priced under $40.

Friday, November 19, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, Nov 20th, 8a-2pm

The bitter sweet time is here for GDO. The time I look forward to all year, and dread at the same time. This will be my final saturday at The Charlottesville City Market for 2010. I will be fully stocked with all of your faves, so, bring your shopping lists and get all that you need before my hibernation begins.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

EVENT Chicks Picks November 11-13

If you are looking for the most unique and affordable gifts to give this season, you won't want to miss Chicks Picks By Hillary. Hillary hand selects artists from across the globe to showcase at this exclusive event, where she transforms every wall and surface of her home to a boutique like no other. Be prepared to shop amongst a mad crowd, as she attracts shoppers from across VA and beyond. You better beat me there, because my list of "must haves" is growing by the minute.

Show Details

20757 Parkside Circle
Sterling, VA

November 11th- 8a-8pm

November 12th 9a-7pm

November 13th 9a-2pm

Friday, November 5, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, November 6th 8a-2p

Now is your chance to get an extra hour of sleep, and a couple extra hours to stroll through the City Market. Our hours have changed for the remainder of the season from 8a-2p. The cold won't keep me from offering the best GDO has to offer from now until the holidays have passed. I have restocked on everything and will have a great variety of new designs tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

EVENT Mistletoe Market Sunday November 14th, 10-6p

Girls Day Out will be participating this year in The Charlottesville Junior League Mistletoe Market. Come out for all of your unique holiday gift buying needs. GDO will be fully stocked with our most popular designs of the season and loads of new one of a kind pieces. Stay warm indoors, and shop amongst 45 other boutique vendors.
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Save the Date Handmade Holiday December 12, 2010

Big news came this week as I received the acceptance letter from The Richmond Craft Mafia for their Handmade Holiday show. Thousands of indie artists are wanting to take part in this event. Girls Day Out will be amongst some talented veteran designers, and I am beside myself with anticipation. Mark your calendar, bring your friends! You won't want to miss the opportunity to support these regional indie designers this holiday season.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

GDO Now Available at Petit Bebe Charlottesville, VA

Every Saturday while I am in my space at The City Market, downtown Charlottesville, I face the most inviting and adorable upscale children's boutique. Petit Bebe is the high end fashion stop for trendy mom's. The most adorable European clothing and, by far, some of the most unique designs in town. I am excited to announce, GDO hair accessories are now available at Petit Bebe amongst some high end designer brands.

Monday, October 11, 2010

No time to slow down

I haven't posted in my usual fashion, and, realized maybe some of you were beginning to wonder where I've been. I love what I do and am so fortunate to be able to indulge in my passion, daily. I love the demand and the joy that comes from designing and sharing with the public. Through November, you will continue to find me at The Charlottesville City Market, every Saturday from 7am-12noon. I am also participating in several holiday events from now until Christmas. So, be on the lookout for upcoming posts for more details. This week is Chicks Picks By Hillary, starting on Thursday. If you haven't been, you HAVE to check it out. I guarantee, you won't be disappointed. Visit her website for a taste of what she offers,

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Save the Date EVENT Taste of Culpeper Sunday, October 10th 12-5pm

If you haven't been to the town of Culpeper, this is the perfect event for you. Come out and enjoy spirits from over a dozen wineries and three brewing companies. Watch The Battle of The Bands and let the kids participate in the many family activities. Look for Girls Day Out and Krista Hagen as we share a space amongst some distinctive artisans.
Located at The Depot Davis & Commerce Streets, Downtown Culpeper, VA
Time 12noon-5pm

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Announcement GDO coming soon to

When you sign on to Facebook, have you ever paid attention to the ads on the right side of your screen? I have! A few months ago, I was stopped in my tracks when I glanced at the link for And, I have been addicted to the online boutique, ever since. If you love Anthropologie and want clothing and accessories with that same feel, you have to check out I am so flattered, excited, and overwhelmed that Girls Day Out has just received our first wholesale order from Ruche. I cannot wait for my designs to be available on their website and am so honored to be one of their chosen indie designers.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday Sept 25th 7a-12noon

Not only will GDO Designs be a part of The Country Living Fair in OH this weekend, we will also be at The Charlottesville City Market on Saturday AND at the Foxfield Races in Charlottesville on Sunday. I am looking forward to these events and the launch of several new designs. All orders placed last weekend will be with me at The Saturday Market.

Friday, September 17, 2010

EVENT Girls Day Out Charlottesville City Market Saturday Sept 18th 7a-12noon

Another gorgeous day is expected for Saturday. So, start your weekend off with a trip to The Charlottesville City Market. We will be ready for business at 7am. Many of my customers have begun shopping ahead for the holidays. With that in mind, I have restocked on reversible glass pendants and my popular earring designs. Orders placed last weekend have been filled, so please stop by to pick up your goodies.

The Victoria Cameo earrings are a new design for Fall. As the cameo pieces continue to sell out, I will have new styles available from now through November. This timeless collection was inspired by my Grandma's cameo earrings, gifted to me by my Aunt. The combination of metals and texture take me back in time.

Friday, September 10, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday September 11, 7a-12noon

Fall is in the air. Crowds were out in record numbers last weekend. Girls Day Out Fall designs were a big hit. I'm thrilled to see my clients loving the new owl pieces for Fall 2010. I will have these adorable earrings on hand this weekend. Come early, if you want to take them home with you.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

GDO EVENT Tuesday Sept 7th at Penn Park 3-7pm

Penn Park is the perfect location to let your kids play while you shop for the best local produce, fresh baked goodies and some of the most unique hand made accessories in the area. The weather is going to be perfect today, so come out and enjoy it. Fall skirts and tutus will be on hand, with loads of halloween designs from GDO.

Friday, September 3, 2010

GDO Event Charlottesville City Market Saturday, September 4th 7a-12noon

Last Saturday, headbands were the hot item with GDO. I have restocked this week with some new designs, including cameos and owls. I will also have loads of new bouqet necklaces and bracelets to choose from. I look forward to seeing those customers who placed custom orders with me last weekend. And, to those who strolled in close to the noon hour, come early for the best selection.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

EVENT GDO at Charlottesville City Market Saturday August 28th 7a-12noon

So, school is back in session at UVA. And, traffic at the City Market is unpresidented. I have restocked on cameo's and am excited to introduce the latest additions to my fall collection. If you're not into jewelry, then these dainty antique brass headbands are the perfect accessory for you. See you from 7a-12noon.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Girls Day Out at the Foxfield Races Sept 26th

Mark your calendar and bring your family and friends to enjoy a day at the Foxfield Races on September 26th, 2010. In addition to over 80 vendors, you can participate in many family activities, or just sit back and enjoy the six exciting steeplechase races. Girls Day Out is honored to be a part of this day. For more details visit

Monday, August 23, 2010

GDO Featured here

I have to say that, one of the most flattering compliments I can receive as an artist, is to be recognized by a fellow designer. Check out this elegant blog by Kirsten Krason, an interior designer from Utah. She chose my Blue Beauty design to feature on her blog along side some other wonderful selections.

Friday, August 20, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday August 21, 2010 7a-12noon

This Saturday GDO begins the launch of our Fall 2010 Collection, Victoria. You can be one of the first to own these gorgeous pink tear beauties. The Charlottesville City Market runs from 7am to 12noon. Come early for the best selection.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

GDO Now Available At The Beekeepers Cottage in Leesburg VA

Today I met with the owner and artist of Beekeepers Cottage in Leesburg VA. Anne is so much like myself. She is an artist and a perfectionist. We could have chatted all day about our experience in this industry and how to keep up with a growing business. I am excited to announce that Beekeepers Cottage now carries a variety of designs from Girls Day Out. They will have select items available online and in their store. Also, stay tuned for details of a trunk show on location in October... Who has already begun their Christmas shopping? I assure you, this is the place to stock up on unique treasures. For a sneak peak of what they offer, check out their website Or, visit them in person at 42350 Lucketts Rd. Leesburg VA 20176.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

GDO Update

I have realized that seven days in a week just isn't enough for me to stay on top of it all. Family, friends and a thriving business have me working hard, sleeping little and no time to add anything to our agenda. We decided, this Summer, rather than an elaborate vacation, to take time out and catch up with family. My closest Aunts, Uncles and cousins live several hundred miles away in Michigan. It's not easy to travel that far with a family of five. So, with diligent planning, this year, and some serious determination to leave work behind me, here we are. As I tell my family here what is waiting for us back in VA, I am both anxious to get home and get back to work, but also sad to go. To my loyal customers, I will be at the city Market on Saturday in Charlottesville.

Friday, July 30, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday July 31st 7a-12noon

Just a quick note, and photo, to mention I will be at the City Market tomorrow. It's going to be a gorgeous day, so get outside and come see me. 7am-12noon.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday July 24th 7a-12noon

Get an early start, beat the heat, and find the best selection of produce, baked goodies, and hand made designs at The Charlottesville City Market this Saturday, July 24th 7a-12noon. At the corner of Water St. and First St. Behind the downtown mall.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Announcement GDO Designs chosen for Country Living Fair

I often say how lucky I am to be connected to so many wonderful women. My business is thriving in this depressed economy, and I have some amazing gals to thank for that. My connection with a particular women has driven me both creatively and personally. No challenge is too large, no design is impossible. She makes me feel like I can conquer the world if I choose to. I am forever grateful for her confidence in me and and so thrilled that she will be loading up with some selectively chosen Girls Day Out goodies for The Country Living Fair this Fall. This event will take place in Columbus Ohio on September 24, 25 and 26. It will be located at the Ohio Historical Center I-71 at Exit 111 (17th Avenue)For your GPS: 1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OHIO Across from the Ohio State Fairgrounds & Ohio expo Center. Be sure to make Chicks Picks by Hillary one of your first stops. Thank you Hillary, for everything. XOXO

Friday, July 16, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday July 17th 7a-12noon

Tomorrow is going to be the perfect day for an early start. With temps approaching the high 90's, you would be wise to start out at 7am. Be one of the first to get your goodies, and avoid the mid morning crowds. I have stocked up on loads of new designs and will be introducing the first pieces of my new collection "washed ashore".

Monday, July 12, 2010

EVENT Boardwalk Boutique July 17th

Everyone I know lately is heading to the beach. Instead of me going personally, my Spring and Summer designs are on their way! They will be part of a Boardwalk show taking place in Virginia Beach at the Holiday Inn Express. The showroom opens to the Boardwalk, at 2607 Atlantic Ave and 26th street. GDO Designs will be available amongst other great designers. Show time is from 10a-9pm.

Friday, July 9, 2010

EVENT Girls Day Out Charlottesville City Market Saturday July 10 7a-12noon

With rain in the forecast this weekend, you may be tempted to stay in bed. But, don't forget, the City Market runs from 7a-12noon. Come by early for the best selection!

Monday, July 5, 2010

EVENT Girls Day Out at Pen Park Tuesday July 6th 3-7pm

If you are tired of fighting the massive crowds on Saturday, then this is the place for you. Come out to Charlottesville's Pen Park on Tuesday afternoon and enjoy the calm atmosphere while you shop amongst a great selection of artists and farmers, fresh baked bread and home made popsicles. A lovely change of pace from the saturday hustle.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday July 3rd 7a-12noon

I expect a big crowd this weekend at the City Market. It's the holiday weekend and the weather is going to be perfect for outdoor activities. Kick off your weekend with a visit to the City Market. For the best selection of my newest designs, come early. 7am-12noon rain or shine.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Time Out

I will be taking time out this Saturday from the City Market to shoot a wedding on the River. In the meantime, I am so excited to share the newest addition to my Chateau Collection. These stunning Triple Teardrop rustic chic earrings are available in sterling silver or gold plated ear wire.

Friday, June 18, 2010

EVENT Girls Day Out Charlottesville City Market Saturday June 19th 7a-12noon

I will not be at the City Market next weekend, June 26th. So, please come out this weekend to get your hands on some awesome new designs from Girls Day Out. 7am-12noon rain or shine.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

GDO now available at a fabulous shop in Ellicott City MD

I am excited to share the news that Girls Day Out designs are now available at A Journy from Junk in Ellicott City, MD. I met the store owner at Lucketts a few weeks ago and she hand selected the pieces that blend perfectly with her store's vintage chic style. So, if you can't make it all the way to Charlottesville to see me, or you want a fun place to go to out of town, head over to 8247 Main Stree Ellicott City, MD 21043.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market June 5th 7a to 12 noon

Once again, I have spent the week restocking. You all know that I aim to please. I don't want to see those disappointed looks this weekend for selling out of your favorite designs. I will have several new pieces with me, like this hand painted butterfly necklace. You will have to show up early to get your hands on this beauty.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

EVENT Chicks Picks June 3,4,5

This is it ladies. The last Chicks Picks show of the season.

Show Times:

June 3rd 8a-8pm
June 4th 9a-7pm
June 5th 9a-2pm

Hosted by Hillary Tattersall at:

20757 Parkside Circle
Sterling, VA

For additional information, visit

Monday, May 24, 2010

EVENT GDO at Pen Park Charlottesville Market Tuesday May 25th 3-7pm

This weekend was a whirlwind! Lucketts was SO much fun and I am exhausted. But, I am steadily working to have fresh inventory for the market tomorrow. Customers who placed orders with me at the last market, I will have your goodies on hand. I will have my adorable new patina lace necklace designs and vintage cuff bracelets. They sold out at Lucketts!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

EVENT Lucketts THIS WEEKEND May 23rd and 24th

All year, I watch the calendar eagerly for this weekend to approach. I have stocked up, and am loaded with the best selection of new designs. My good friend Michelle Stoots, with Marye Street Studio, is joining me again this year. I would not have survived the massive crowd swarming our booth last year without her. She will have an assortment of her vintage style pendants and lots of suprise goodies to add to our space this year. Come rain or shine, you won't be disappointed.

For more info go to

Friday, May 14, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market May 15, 7a-12noon

Despite the dreary week we've had, I am looking forward to the City Market this Saturday. Downtown Charlotesville is the perfect place to kick off your weekend.

Monday, May 10, 2010

EVENT Tuesday Market at Pen Park Rain or Shine 3-7pm

If you're tired of fighting the massive crowds at the Saturday City Market, come see me on Tuesday afternoons at Pen Park in Charlottesville. Rain or Shine. Tutu's will be available on Tuesday's only.

Friday, May 7, 2010

EVENT Charlottesville City Market May 8th 7a to 12 noon

This Saturday, GDO will have our adorable new vintage brass bracelets on hand just in time for Mother's Day. I will also be restocked on Heirloom lockets and charm necklaces. See you bright and early!

Monday, May 3, 2010

EVENT GDO at Pen Park Charlottesville Market Tuesday May 4th 3-7pm

Take a break in your busy day and come out to Pen Park for some relaxation, a game with the kids, and shop for some local produce, art and yummy treats. Girls Day Out will have loads of new designs. I have restocked on little girls skirts and charm necklaces. As always, come early for the best selection. Pen Park Market runs every Tuesday from 3-7pm.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Charlottesville City Market April 24, 7a-12noon

Kick off your weekend right, rain or shine. Come out and experience the Charlottesville City Market. Shop amongst an excellent variety of artisans, fresh produce, plants, fresh baked goodies, and the best tacos and tamales on the East Coast. As always, come early for the best selection.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

EVENT Chicks Picks April 29th - May1st

If you are still giving thought to the perfect gift for Mother's Day, you won't want to miss this event.

Show Times:

April 29th ~ 8a-8p

April 30th ~ 9a-7p

May 1st ~ 9a-2p

***Location : 20757 Parkside Circle, Potomac Falls, VA 20165***
GDO applique dish towels, keyhole bracelets, lucite rings and the hot new leather and lace bracelets will be available amongst hundreds of other unique accessory designs and home decor items.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

EVENT Lucketts Spring Market May 22nd and 23rd

If you haven't saved the date yet for this fantastic weekend in Leesburg, don't delay. The Luckett's store will transform it's grounds to an amazing spread of unique finds for your home and garden. Girls Day Out will have our latest Spring collections, including Tea Party clothing and accessories for little girls, Hobo bracelets for the ladies, charm necklaces, filigree rings, Victorian reversible soldered pendants, and lots more. Come early for the best selection. This is a two day outdoor show, rain or shine. Check out their website for more info

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Victorian Keyhole Collection

Make a statement with the new Victorian Keyhole collection from Girls Day Out. Fun combinations of metal and delicate charms strung between a chain of ivory faux pearls. Secured with a silver lobster clasp. New designs will be available on April 3rd at The Charlottesville City Market.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chicks Picks Starts Tomorrow! March 18-20

This is the perfect opportunity for you to kick off Spring right! Head out to Chicks Picks and stock up for Easter, Mother's Day and a new piece or two for yourself. I assure you, Chicks Picks is stacked to the max with an amazing selection of unique pieces. Included will be my new patchwork towels for Spring. The perfect splash of color for your kitchen or bathroom. They're already selling out, get yours before they are gone!
Times for all shows are as follows:
Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday 9am-7pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
All shows at: 20757 Parkside Circle, Sterling, Virginia

Sunday, March 7, 2010

2010 Pendants birds, bugs and tiaras!

More to intrigue everone as opening day for the City Market in Charlottesville approaches. Pendants this year themed around birds, bugs and tiaras! Reversible and no two are alike.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Charlottesville City Market April 3, 7a-12noon

I have had a wonderful winter and well needed break. Business continues to grow and ideas continue to bombard my head. I am counting down the days for the Charlottesville City Market. I am anxious to see everyone and can't wait to debut my new designs. See you April 3rd bright and early! XO