Archive for August, 2014

August 29, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Escape

This Labor Day Weekend, I’m looking forward to packing my duffel and heading just a bit more South–to Hilton Head Island. No frills, no stress, just some much-needed R&R to cap off a very hectic summer… Isn’t that what Labor Day is all about?

1. Ray-Ban sunglasses  |  2. BB Dakota shirt  |  3. G1 shorts  |  4. Orlebar Brown swimsuit  |  5. CB Station duffel

6. Scala hat  |  7. J.Crew tote  |  8. Madewell dress  |  9. LC Lauren Conrad sandals

 

 

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August 24, 2014

Brasserie Gigi

Brasserie Gigi is nestled in the heart of Charleston’s tourist historic district, but this is no tourist trap. Most restaurants up and down the highly trafficked Market Street need a serious facelift, but this brasserie is a breath of fresh air. They offer brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour specials from 4 – 7 pm.

I recommend going for lunch and ordering the Chicken Paillard Sandwich. I never order chicken at restaurants, but for this particular dish, I make an exception.

August 19, 2014

Boutique of the Week: {mac & murphy}

Mac & Murphy is a sweet little stationery and paper boutique in downtown Charleston. Upon stepping into the white and airy shop, I immediately feel at home. From custom invitations and prints to crafts and ‘just because’ cards, this local gem is a stationery lover’s dream come true.

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August 17, 2014

feminine vs. edge

 1. Kate Spade sunglasses  |  2. J.Crew earrings  |  3. Topshop necklace  |  4. Jimmy Choo pumps  |  5. Chloé clutch

6. Madewell dress

7. Kendra Scott necklace  |  8. IllBeCa by Joy Gryson bag  |  9. Club Monaco belt  |  10. Vince vest  |  11. Rag & Bone sandals

 

August 13, 2014

weekend recap

I never imagined in a million years that I’d have to leave Charleston for some sunshine–to New York of all places. And never did I think that I’d arrive in New York thinking, “Gosh, it’s so nice to finally have some nice weather.” Sure enough, this is exactly what went through my mind this past weekend when I took a much-needed escape from the hot, muggy, and rainy summer down South for the dry, mild, and sunny weather up North.

August 12, 2014

light up the room

I am in desperate need of a new floor lamp for my main room. I’ve been searching for the past several months, but haven’t been able to find something that fits my personal style and taste.

I’d like something classic, yet modern; neutral, yet doesn’t lack edge or personality; and I keep going back and forth between looking for an investment piece vs. something to fit the bill for now.

1. Pacific Coast  |  2. Serena & Lily  |  3.  Candice Olson  |  4. Threshold  |  5. Crate & Barrel

 

August 7, 2014

Tropics-Inspired

After spending two summers in Charleston, I have quickly realized that I am living in the tropics.

Summers in a southern coastal city consist of dense humidity, soaring temperatures, and torrential rain–making for the most lush gardens, trees, and grasses. So it’s no surprise that my seasonal obsession with palms is simply fashion imitating life.

1. Cameo dress  |  2. GAP shorts  |  3. Sonix iPhone case  |  4. Reiss bikini  |  5. JOA shorts  |  6. Topshop romper

 

August 5, 2014

Boutique of the Week: {Hampden}

“Whether you’re one of our long-time devotees or it’s your first visit, shopping at Hampden is like entering the closet of your most fashionable friend.  Simply put, service is everything to us.”

Hampden 

Hampden, albeit pricey, is arguably the most well-curated clothing boutique in Charleston with designer favorites like Jenni Kayne, Vince, Thakoon, Suno, Carven, Tibi, and more.

1. o 2nd dress  |  2. 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts  |  3. Peter Pilotto top  |  4. 10 Crosby Derek Lam dress

5. Mother of Pearl dress  |  6. By Malene Birger skirt

1. Kenzo dress  |  2. Peter Pilotto dress  |  3. Elle Sasson top

4. Rag & Bone top  |  5. Mother of Pearl dress  |  6. Thakoon Addiction skirt

August 4, 2014

weekend recap

After a hectic week, a rainy weekend with no set plans was just what the doctor ordered.

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August 3, 2014

Sail Styles

Receive 20% off all nautical styles at Tuckernuck with code AHOY.

1. Lauren Moffatt dress  |  2. A Summer Shop bottle opener  |  3. Crabberrie tote  |  4. Raina belt  |  5. Saint James shirt

6. Pehr Designs + Two’s Company napkins and napkin rings  |  7.  Fornash necklace  |  8. Kiel James Patrick bracelet