Saturday, December 10, 2011

EVENT Holiday Open House December 20th, noon-8pm

Christmas is just around the corner. Are you in panic mode yet? Let me offer you a solution for the girls on your shopping list this year. Join us for a Girls Day Out Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 20th. Hosted in my home, where you can come and go as you please. A casual shopping experience, intended to be stress free and fun for everyone. Feel free to bring your friends and children. You can stock up for teachers, friends, stocking stuffers, mother's, daughters, coworkers.... Light refreshments will be served.
credit cards welcome
thank you for supporting hand made

Friday, November 25, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, November 26, 8a-2p

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. So, you must come check out The Charlottesville City Market for some unique holiday shopping! Girls Day Out will be in the the old coffee vendor (Shanandoah Joe) space. I am loaded up with new designs and popular faves. Fall Market hours 8a-2p. It's going to be a gorgeous day to be outdoors. Thank you for supporting the small businesses in your community, and for buying handmade.

Friday, November 18, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, November 19, 8a-2pm

This Saturday could be the last market of the year for Girls Day Out. 2011 has been a blast. I am amazed at how much GDO continues to grow with the support of loyal customers and small businesses. Just wait to see what's in store for 2012!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Announcement GDO now available at Eloise Charlottesville VA

Today I met with the owners of Eloise in downtown Charlottesville, VA. The boutique space is full of stylish clothing and accessories to fit every mood. As GDO continues to grow and make it's way into boutiques far and wide, I will always admire the passion and commitment of the small business store fronts. It came across so clear today with the ladies at Eloise. I am thrilled to be doing business with such great people. To visit Eloise online, go to Or, visit the boutique at 219 West Water St,. Charlottesville, VA. You will love the handpicked pieces from Girls Day Out, now available at Eloise.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

EVENT Mistletoe Market at The Omni, Charlottesville, VA Sunday, November 13, 10a

I have been busy preparing for The Mistletoe Market at The Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia, tomorrow. All designs from GDO are priced below $30. Come out with your holiday shopping list, and stock up on some of our most popular pieces, including these adorable glass message bottles, priced at only $12.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

GDO Holiday Design 2011

Vintage style brass settings have been converted to these custom chalkboard pendant necklaces from Girls Day Out. Draw and doodle whatever you are feeling for the day, or use them for advent to count down the days to Christmas. These are a fun accessory for teacher gifts, or students. Packaged with a mini chalk stick, ready for gift giving.

Friday, November 4, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday November 5th 8a-2p

I want to remind my Charlottesville customers of the time change for The Charlottesville City Market. Starting, Saturday, November 5th, the hours will be 8a-2p. We will have pleasant temperatures tomorrow. So, get a head start on your holiday shopping, and come see loads of new designs from GDO for Fall 2011.

SAVE THE DATE December 3, 2011 EVENT Tis The Season Holiday Boutique with Girls Day Out

This year Girls Day Out will participate amongst a variety of exciting vendors at Tis The Season Holiday Boutique in Richmond, VA.
Showtime: December 3, 2011 9a-3pm
Location: Collegiate School - Lower Campus
Estes and West Gyms
103 N. Mooreland Rd., Richmond VA
Come out for some holiday shopping and support handmade artists!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

EVENT University Artisans' Bazaar

Girls Day Out is excited to be a part of the University Programs Council Artisans Bazaar this year. If you are looking for unique holiday gift ideas, you won't want to miss this event.

Location: The Newcomb Ballroom at UVA

Show Times: Thursday Nov 10 from 10a-7p and Friday Nov 11 10a-7p

Come support the regional talent of artists and designers.

Free to the Public

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

EVENT Chicks Picks November 3,4,5 Holiday Shopping

For those who want to get a head start on their holiday shopping, this is an event you won't want to miss. Chicks Picks is a shopping experience like no other. Shoppers from DC and beyond enjoy the variety of unique products offered at Chicks Picks. Girls Day Out is honored to be a part of this event for the past five years.

Located at 20757 Parksie Circle, Sterling VA

November Showtimes:

Thursday, November 3, 8a-8p

Friday, November 4, 9a-7p

Saturday, November 5, 9a-2p

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BIG NEWS Girls Day Out coming soon to The Green Roost in Culpeper, VA

Recently, I met with the owner of The Green Roost. This shop is one of my favorite spots to visit in downtown Culpeper, VA. The theme of eco friendly, handmade, repurposed and recycled is carried throughout the shop with furniture, organic clothing, handmade decor and jewelry. Careful selections were made from our 2011 Fall designs. And, I am excited to announce that some of my favoriate GDO pieces will be available later this month at The Green Roost. Thank you for supporting handmade artists!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, October 22, 7a-12noon

Bundle up and come see me this morning, at The Charlottesville City Market. 7a-12noon. Lots of new designs for fall.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chiffon Collection from Girls Day Out

Hair accessories can be so much fun. They are a simple way to add that little bit of punch to any outfit. The antique brass pins are a snug fit for all hair types, and are great for girls of all ages. I designed the Chiffon Collection for Fall with your choice of whisper (ivory), blush (pale pink), moss (green/grey), and antique rose. I'm thinking these would make the perfect stocking stuffer for a special girl on your Christmas list this year.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday, October 15, 7a-12noon

The crowds are increasing at The Charlottesville City Market, as fall takes form. It is exciting to see those who have already begun their Christmas shopping. (I got a little headstart myself this year, also.) GDO offers unique, handmade designs, all priced below $40. We are the one-stop-shop for your feminine holiday shopping. Market hours are 7a-12noon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, Oct 8, 7a-12noon

This is going to be an action packed weekend for Girls Day Out. Fall is in the air. And, the holiday spirit is present, already. Come see us in Charlottesville on Saturday, at The Charlottesville City Market from 7a-12noon. If you can't make it then, on Sunday, we will be at Taste of Culpeper in downtown Culpeper, VA from 12p-5p.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

EVENT Taste of Culpeper Festival 2011, Sunday, October 9th , 12p-5p

Girls Day Out is excited to be a part of this event again this year. Crowds will surface from across Virginia and enjoy great food, wine, and shopping amongst a collage of local businesses. This year will be no exception. 12-5pm by The Depot in downtown Culpeper, VA.

Friday, September 23, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday September 24, 7a-12noon

Our new headbands, designed with quilt fabrics and antique brass, will be fully stocked tomorrow for The Charlottesville City Market. I hope to see everyone bright and early.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday September 10 7a-12noon

I am so excited to debut my latest vintage charm brooches this weekend at The Charlottesville City Market. Imagine one of these original pieces, pinned to a lace embelished cardigan, or draped on your favorite hand bag. Hope to see you bright and early. Market opens at 7am.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

GDO Needs Your Help...Vote and you could WIN!



GDO Fall 2011 designs are in full swing. As new designs emerge, I need your help choosing some of the final touches on some select pieces. Who wants a chance to win our latest Fall 2011 Trio necklace?
Post your vote on our FB page, and by Friday, August 26, 2011, we will draw a name to receive our latest design, for free! Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday August 20, 7a-12noon

As we prepare for back-to-school, I am excited to introduce my latest design, "Journey". If you want to take this home with you, come see me this Saturday at The Charlottesville City Market. 7a-12noon.

Friday, August 5, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, August 6, 7a-12noon

Come celebrate the first weekend in August with The Charlottesville City Market. I am anxious to see my loyal customers and introduce several new designs, including our new Soar earrings. See you bright and early!

Friday, July 29, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, July 30, 7a-12noon

This week was all about staying indoors and staying cool. Taking advantage of the heat and designing new pieces for GDO to debut this weekend at The Charlottesville City Market. The Forever Lace necklace is my new fave. Come early if you want to take it home with you.

Friday, July 22, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, July 23, 7a-12noon

I've returned home from a gorgeous time in Sweden, and 75 degree temps. Despite the boiling heat we are expecting tomorrow, I will be in my usual spot at The Charlottesville City Market from 7a-12oon.

Friday, July 8, 2011

EVENT...before taking off

In less than 48 hours, I will be heading to Stockholm, Sweden....otherwise, what I consider The Greatest Place On Earth. I look forward to reconnecting with friends, eating some of the most delicious food, polishing up on my Swedish, and, of course, shopping, partying, and, if time allows, relaxing.

On July 16th, I will not be at The Charlottesville City Market. Be sure to get what you are after tomorrow, July 9th. Or, await my return on the 23rd. Vi ses snart!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday July 2nd 7a-12noon

In the midst of everything this business entails to run smoothly, I am still making time to restock for the Charlottesville City Market this Saturday. I will have loads of new designs available, and, the usual popular pieces. Come early for the best selection. Market opens at 7am sharp!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

EVENT Saturday June 25th launch of Serenity

This weekend will launch our latest collection, Serenity. Delicate matte gold elements and hand faceted jewels combine to create a simple stylish and timeless collection. Come see Girls Day Out at The Charlottesville City Market from 7a-12noon.

Friday, June 17, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday June 18 7a-12noon

Girls Day Out will be in our usual spot at The Charlottesville City Market tomorrow. Come rain or shine and be the first to take a look at some of our new designs. We have restocked on popular styles and have several new fabric headbands to choose from. Market runs from 7a-12noon.

Friday, June 3, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, June 4th 7a-12noon

Looking forward to a gorgeous Saturday at The Charlottesville City Market. 7a-12noon.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

EVENT June 4th Artisan Demo Day at The Charlottesville City Market

The stages from start to finish for an artist or designer are a mystery to most of our customers. On June 4th, local artists will have the opportunity to share some of our (top secret) techniques with all of you at The Charlottesville City Market. If you are interested in learning some of my special techniques used to create my vintage style jewelry, come see me on the 4th for a little "show and tell"!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

EVENT Lucketts Spring Market May 21st-22nd

This weekend is Lucketts Spring Market in Leesburg, VA. An incredible event held on the grounds of Old Lucketts Store on May 21 and 22 from 10a-5p. Girls Day Out will be amongst 170 fantastic dealers and artists from across the country. For more info, visit their website at

Monday, May 16, 2011

GDO Chosen for Summer Holiday With Matthew Mead

When Hillary Tattersall with approaches me with a challenge, my heart races, I get the chills, and I drop everything to exceed her expectations. This time, to create an accessory using neutrals, pale gray, beige and ivory with a beachy theme, but nothing preppy, no sunglasses and flip flops. I started thinking beach house, sand, seashells...and here's what I came up with. Hillary submitted my designs to Matthew Mead for his Summer Holiday edition and, my dish towels were chosen to be a part of his book. Check out page 16 of Summer Holiday with Matthew Mead or head over to to purchase yours before they sell out.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, May 14, 7a-12noon

Here's a little peak at what I've been working on for the upcoming events. This weekend I will be in Charlottesville for The City Market on Saturday from 7a-12noon. I will be in Leesburg May 21st and 22nd and will not be at The City Market. You can always shop online at and stay up to date with Girls Day Out on Facebook.

Friday, May 6, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday, May 7th, 7a-12noon

You all know where to find me this Saturday. I am fully stocked with new designs and everyone's popular faves.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Delicate designs make their debut this weekend

Girls Day Out introduces our latest delicate designs. Inspired by an $89 catalogue design, these simple modern necklaces won't put a dent in your wallet. Offered for a limited time at $22. Show stopping elements like faceted red oxblood glass, freshwater pearl and amazonite, mixed with an antique brass chain.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market Saturday April 30, 7a - 12noon

As this beautiful weather is upon us, I hope to see all of you this Saturday at The Charlottesville City Market. From 7am to 12noon shop amongst fresh local produce, baked goods, and artisans. Girls Day Out is fully stocked with new designs. Popular pieces sell out early.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A jam packed weekend ahead for Girls Day Out

Three back to back events, starting today, April 14th with Chicks Picks in Sterling, VA. Saturday Girls Day Out will be fully stocked for the Charlottesville City Market and Sunday, we are off to Richmond for Spring Bada Bing with The Richmond Craft Mafia. The latest designs from GDO will be featured amongst other hand selected indie designers with unique pieces you won't find anywhere else. All three events are free to the public.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

EVENT Charlottesville City Market, Saturday April 9, 7a-12noon

GDO has restocked on popular designs and filled in with loads of new pieces. Mothers Day and Easter will be here soon. Get your unique jewelry and accessories this weekend from Girls Day Out at The Charlottesville City Market. Open 7a-12noon.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

EVENT Chicks Picks April 14, 15, 16 Sterling VA

With Easter, Mothers Day, and The Royal Wedding approaching, this is a shopping opportunity you won't want to miss. I encourage you to show up early. As with all CP Events, popular items sell out fast.

Show Place: 20757 Parkside Circle, Sterling VA

Show Times: April 14 8a-8p, April 15 9a-7p, April 16 9a-2p

Monday, March 28, 2011

Charlottesville City Market starts Saturday April 2nd

It's the date we've been waiting for...only a few days away. Time to get up early on your Saturday morning, and come out for The Charlottesville City Market. Girls Day Out will participate all season, from April through November every Saturday.
Excitement does not even describe how it feels to introduce the new designs that have been brewing in our studio all winter. Many one-of-a-kind pieces, and the usual selection of unique designs that you won't want to miss out on. I look forward to catching up with all my loyal customers. See you bright and early this Saturday!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

EVENT Spring Bada-Bing Richmond Craft Mafia April 17th

Think Fun, Funky, Fabulous, and Fresh. If you looking for some unique pieces to add to your Spring line of accessories, you won't want to miss this event. Girls Day Out will be amongst some of the area's most sought after indie designers for the Richmond Craft Mafia's Spring Bada-Bing. This unique event will take place on April 17th at Plant Zero from 11a-5p. Admission is Free.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Forward Promo from Girls Day Out

Spring is just around the corner, finally! I am ready to come out of hibernation and enjoy the great outdoors again. The Charlottesville City Market begins on April 2nd, and I am so anxious for that day to arrive. In honor of this, I am offering a promo online at Use the code SPRING at checkout and receive FREE shipping all weekend from GirlsDayOut.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

EVENT Chicks Picks March 17, 18,19 Sterling VA

Save the Date March 17,18 and 19. This is the first Chicks Picks show of the season and Hillary has hand selected some gorgeous pieces to celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding. GDO Designs will include our "Lady Di" Earrings along with many other vintage inspired "She Said Yes" creations from Girls Day Out.
Show Place: 20757 Parkside Circle Sterling, VA
Show Times: March 17 8a-8p, March 18 9a-7p, March 19 9a-2p
I encourage you to show up early. As with all CP Events, popular items sell out fast.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Kids Layne Designer Boutique Sale Feb 25-27, 2011

Girls Day Out little girls Spring Designs will make their debut this month at Kids Layne in Richmond, VA. Shop amongst other high end designer labels and get a jump start on your kids wardrobe for Spring.
Location: 10616 Patterson Ave. Canterbury Shopping Center
Richmond, VA
Friday, February 25 9a-7p
Saturday, February 26 8a-4p
Sunday, February 27 8a-12p

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

All Things Royal

Happy New Year everyone! Already, the year has started off in full swing for Girls Day Out. For that, I am thankful, and anticipate an amazing year for 2011. I want to introduce my Royal Wedding inspired designs, available exclusively at I've covered all grounds...decorate you, or your home, or both, as a reminder of what's just around the corner for Kate and William.