Hey y’all! I’m Liz! Palmettos & Pineapples is a space where I share my passions and inspire yours, all with a touch of Southern hospitality. Here you will find outfit inspiration and styling tips, travel and vacay inspiration, and recommendations of brands and products I love. I also share deeper thoughts on my faith, my past struggles with an eating disorder and body images issues, and how I live a joyful life even while battling clinical anxiety and depression. As much as I love pretty clothes and fun vacations, I desire even more to be authentic and relatable and encourage others who might be facing similar issue. To get to know me even better via a few fun facts, click here.
Why “Palmettos & Pineapples”
I’m a young professional living in North Carolina. I’ve got strong ties to the great state of South Carolina as well, hence the “Palmettos” portion of this blog title. I spent my college years, plus my first few years of “adulting” in the Palmetto State, so it has played a significant role in shaping who I am today and holds a special place in my heart. I love the sight of the palmetto tree & crescent moon, and Clemson Orange tiger paws! (The color garnet and Gamecocks…not so much!)
I’ve lived in the South my entire life, and honestly couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. The “Pineapples” portion of this blog title is a nod to my love of Southern culture. The pineapple is a symbol of Southern hospitality, and one of my favorite things about the South is how warm and friendly people are. Also, the pineapple fountain is one of my favorite spots in Charleston, SC, which is the epitome of a Southern city.
Things That Make Me Happy
I love Jesus and my faith in Christ shapes everything else in my life. My other interests and passions include: college sports (particularly all things Clemson and UNC), Disney, fashion (classic prep is my style of choice), snagging as many photo opps with characters and mascots as I can, theme parks and roller coasters, spending time by the pool or at the beach, reading a good book, ice cream and fro yo, coffee, quality time with my favorite people, traveling to my favorite places (Disney World, Clemson, and the beach) and discovering new places, eating disorders awareness and prevention, eliminating the stigma of mental health issues, and so much more.
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