Monday, April 15, 2019

The "Must-Have" Dress for Spring... (oh and slides too!)

Dress: Free People| Slides: Target (currently buy 1 get one 50% off!)|
Bag: Vintage Coach by Magnolia Vintage Company via Atomic Furnishing & Design| Nails: Essie "Winning Streak"|
Hair: Barefoot Blonde (shade: Peanut Butter and Jealous)

This look may will be my go-to for spring and summer. Anyone who knows me knows I love a good white dress. I think it looks so nice with a tan and is easily styled many different ways. This Free People maxi dress was one of my favorites from last season, so when they came out with a white version I snagged it immediately. (I also have this dress in blue, green, and pink... don't judge me. They also have yellow, I don't have that color, yet.) I decided to style this dress with a vintage leather bag and these brown woven slides for a more casual look. These pointed toe mules from Target are a great quality for the price and are currently on sale! I think they would also look great paired with distressed denim cut off shorts, a white lace blouse, and layered delicate gold necklaces. Might have to try that look next. If I ever take off this dress that is. 

I hope everyone has a great start to your week! I recently heard that "Every Monday is like New Years Day- a fresh start." I like that, and I hope you have a beautiful one.. xo, C

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Charleston Travel Guide: Top 10

Tied with New York City for favorite city I've traveled to, Charleston has my heart. I jump on any chance I get I want to sneak away to this beautiful city. It has a vibrant, stylish downtown, cozy neighborhoods with great eats, and beautiful sunny beaches... what more could you want? Charleston is a place that all travelers take away inspiration. I know i always do. I wanted to round out my Top 10 places to visit in Charleston. Let me know if you've been to any of theses as well as where your favorite places are so I can visit next time! Hope everyone has a great start to their week! Love, Christina

1. The Darling Oyster Bar:
Hands down my favorite restaurant in downtown Charleston, The Darling Oyster Bar does not disappoint. From its fresh oysters on the half shell to its dreamy tiled floors, this restaurant it both easy on the eyes and the taste buds!

2. King Street Shopping:King Street is the pulse of downtown Charleston and home to many stylish clothing boutiques and home decor stores. A few of my favorites include: Free People, Ro Sham Beaux, and Skinny Dip (see below).

3. Isle of Palms:

This Charleston beach holds many memories for me including child hood family vacations, scenic runs down Ocean Blvd, and way too many trips to the ice cream stand. This beautiful island is also where we took our first beach trip as a new family!

4. Abide A While Garden Center:
Any city I visit I have to check out the local plant nursery. Housed in Mount Pleasant Abide a While is home to interior gifts, lush house plants, and beautiful outdoor blooms. I stop and buy a "souvenir" on every trip!

5. Celadon Home:
Celadon home has been a major source of interior design inspiration for me over the years. Their modern, bohemian, and relaxed style is unprecedented. Their main store location is in Mount Pleasant (2 minutes from Abide a While!) and they have a second warehouse location in North Charleston with amazing furniture deals! Also they sell accessories and plants. Trust me, you will want all the things.

(Photos via: Celadon)

6. Airbnb:
I love staying in an Airbnb in cities because I feel like you get to experience the local neighborhood. They also often have amazing interior design inspiration like this downtown Mount Pleasant house we stayed at for my bachelorette party last year.

7. The Obstinate Daughter:
This trendy eatery is located on Sullivan's Island. I tried it for the first time for my 30th birthday trip and everything from the appetizers to the decor is spot on! Definitely because a favorite of mine and I look forward to going back next time!

8. Rainbow Row:

If you go to Charleston you have to visit the historic Rainbow Row. Overlooking the bay, this stretch of houses is extremely picturesque.

9. Poogan's Porch:

Brunch is Charleston is on another level with amazing places on every corner. One of my favorites and most visited is Poogan's Porch. Located in a (haunted) historic downtown house, this restaurant has the best southern biscuits and classic brunch options. Be sure to make a reservation because it is V popular!

(Photo via: Poogan's Porch)

10. Skinny Dip Charleston:

Such a unique spot! Skinny dip is a boutique downstairs turned Rose bar + co-working space upstairs with the cutest back drops and mech. Definitely a place to check out with the girls!

Honorable Mentions:
1. Charleston Tea Company
2. Poe's Tavern
3. College of Charleston
4. Kitchen Sync
5. Jeni's Ice Cream 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Yellow Hues

Dress: Dress Up| Slides: Target (also love these!)| Bag: Vintage Coach by Magnolia Vintage Company via Atomic Furnishing & Design| Nails: Essie "Winning Streak" |Hair: Barefoot Blonde (shade: Peanut Butter and Jealous)

Happy April! I hope everyone is having a great start to their week! I am so happy it is spring and so happy we are starting to get a little more sunshine here in South Carolina! It has finally been warm enough to wear dresses and I couldn't be more excited about that. 

I came across this unique dress while I was wondering around downtown with my best friend, Serenity. She had come into town for the weekend and we were having a girls day, getting brunch and popping in and out of shops . I have always been a fan of this lite mustard hue so when I saw this oversized linen dress I knew it was going to be a favorite. The fit is extremely oversized and maybe note for everyone, but something about the parachute shape felt very editorial to me. I know this dress will be on repeat this spring and summer! Hope you enjoy! Xo, C