THE LOOKS OF CHARLESTON

This past week, Craig and I went down to Charleston for a few days to relax and reconnect before work gets crazy for us later this fall. I had heard so much about how beautiful Charleston was and since I was already meeting my family for our traditional summer vacation in Hilton Head, SC the following week --- the timing just made so much sense.

I am putting together a City Guide for Charleston as we speak, but here are my outfit details from the week to hold you over until all of the food and entertainment recommendations you can handle! But really --- who knew how much of a foodie town Charleston is?!??! I ate so much Craig had to roll me back to the hotel every night! Thank god for flowy dresses....

This Mara Hoffman dress (via Rent the Runway) is probably one of my favourite pieces I have ever worn! Not only is the dress stunning --- I mean look at it --- But it has pockets! POCKETS! Everyone who knows me, knows I am a sucker for pockets and this dress is giving me a bold print, lots of comfy breathable fabric, and deep pockets for hiding little treats! This dress is pure goddess goodness.  

I am a huge Lilly Pulitzer fan -- but sometimes struggle with the bold patterns. The breezy stunning pieces with bright bold colors just don't always work with my aesthetic. So when I found the Blossom Dress two years ago I HAD to have it. Unfortunately, they don't make this dress anymore but I found one avail HERE on eBay. Snatch it up --- you won't be sad you did! And also...POCKETS! Just know, this dress does have a built in corset and it can get very tight throughout the day in the heat. I for sure had to do a mid-day change into something a bit more breezy!

My go to look in the summer is a long pleated skirt and a 50's inspired faux crop-top. I just tie my favourite shirt up to the height I need it to be...show the smallest bit of skin...and through a fabulous hat on. When I walk out the door I feel sexy and totally chic. This JCrew chambray is the most lightweight and durable shirt for the summer. I somehow never sweat in it. I also live in this skirt from ZARA which is unfortunately no longer available, but you can find similar skirts HERE and HERE. And the hat is available for only $15 at H&M. 

Ladies this pajama set only costs $25 from H&M. I literally wear it every night and can't get enough. The fabric is light and airy and oh so very cute! Get a set before they sell out! They are perfect for breakfast in bed ;) 

This dreamy dress is from the cutest little shop called The Impeccable Pig. The shop is a cute little boutique that I found in downtown Charleston, but they have locations all over the place and an online boutique. They have great jewlery and  fun pieces that you can mix and match!  I also found an amazing new necklace there that I will be wearing all the time!