Christmas Cheer & Holiday Magic Through the Year

 

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2015 has been a year filled with new opportunities, making new friends, reconnecting with old ones, and of course precious moments with my family.  Charleston Shop Curator has become more than just a job for me, it’s inspired me in so many ways.  I love being a part of a creative community in Charleston and helping local businesses is what I love to do. I wake up everyday excited to see what the day brings.  Whether it’s having meetings, visiting stores and designers to see what new stuff they have, being on set making magic with amazing crews, or being at my computer and phone creating content, I love the process of everything!  People always say – how do you do it, how do you find the time? When you love what you do as much as I do you make the time and you squeeze every second of the day and turn it into something that your proud of.

The motivation is fueled by encouraging words by my family, friends, colleagues, and people on the street that I meet that tell me “Hey! Your Charleston Shop Curator, I love following you on Instagram!”  I would not be able to do all of this if it wasn’t for my husband Gustavo Serrano, who is my rock and support.  He’s my Mr. Mom when I have my late night shoots and my after work events.  He’s always there with loving arms and gives me great advice when I’m too tired to think straight.  Yes, I owe a lot to this guy and I’ll never take it for granted.

I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas with their loved ones and a safe and Happy New Year.  Life is precious and sometimes short, live in the moment and hold on tight to the people you love.  I’m looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings, I know it’s going to be a big one! XOXO

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Feather top by Elizabeth and James $385 from Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105 // Sequin Leggings by May and July $52 from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Goldbug Love Train necklace $195 and Goldbug cuff bracelet $250 from Croghan’s Jewel Box  PH: 843-723-3594 // Moonstone bar earrings $31.50 from Ro Sham Beaux // Custom diamond and amethyst rings by Ash Hoffman // Leo Clutch by Rebecca Minkoff $95 and Heels by Vince $375 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Beauty:  Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil in Palate Cleanser $24 from Birchbox // Laqa & Co. Cheeky Lip in Mixtape $22 and Laqa & Co. nailpolish in Chubs $13

Photography by Clifford PateHair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart, on location at  Ro Sham Beaux

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Holiday Glam

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Black marabou chubbie jacket $68 from The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Dress by Amanda Uprichard // Rhinestone Earrings $32 and Rhinestone Cuff from Lulu Burgess PH: 843-405-1221 // Clutch by Santi $205 from Berlins  // Custom diamond and amethyst rings by Ash Hoffman // Jeffrey Campbell boots $285 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Sunglasses $99 by See Eyewear

Beauty:  Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil in Palate Cleanser $24 from Birchbox // Laqa & Co. Cheeky Lip in Mixtape $22 and Laqa & Co. nailpolish in Chubs $13

Photography by Clifford PateHair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart

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The Guy Gift Guide

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Gift ideas for that special man in your life

Clockwise from top:  Herschel chambray floral backpack $100 from Las Olas // Bramlett grey vest by Iron and Resin $200 from Mosa Boutique // Carry On Cocktail Kit: The Moscow Mule $24 from Noddy // 10 Deep Gestures Hat Black $34 from Sneaker // Fantastic Man book $49.95 from Elizabeth Stuart Design // SAXX Movember “Stache” Boxer Brief $32 from Bits of Lace // Vans SK8-Hi Mountain Edition sneakers $90 from Continuum Skate Shop // Jack Black beard grooming kit $32.50 Stella Nova Charleston

 

Last Minute Gift Ideas

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Still on the lookout for gift ideas?  Check out these fun items from local shops.

Clockwise from top:  The Giving Keys necklaces – “When you get this key you must give it away at some point to a person you feel needs the message” $44 from Simply J Boutique // Secret Garden Coloring Book $15.95 from Lulu Burgess // Single Initial Ring $65.00 from Gold Creations // Great Bag Company bag $120 from Worthwhile // Prosecco Hand Wash $26 from Lily // Fall Foliage art print by Kristen Solecki measures  8.5 x 11 in $24 from Dandy Boutique // 18″ stripe pillow with tassels $74 from IBU // Drink tumbler $24 from House of Sage

All the Trimmings

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Feather dress by Elizabeth and James $565, Nocturne necklace $218, wide band ring $124 and present moons ring $95 by Elizabeth and James from Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105 // Python Antler Box by Taxidermy $649 from Noddy PH: 843-872-6094 // Nicole Miller shoes $185 from Berlins

Beauty:  Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil in Palate Cleanser $24 from Birchbox // Laqa & Co. Cheeky Lip in Mixtape $22 and Laqa & Co. nailpolish in Chubs $13

Photography by Clifford PateHair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart

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Deck the Halls

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Dress byJill Jill Stuart $368 from  Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Rhinestone Earrings $42 and Rhinestone Cuff from Lulu Burgess PH: 843-405-1221 // Present Moons ring by Elizabeth & James $95 Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105 // Nicole Miller shoes  $185 from Berlins // Hostess with the Mostess card by HatchCove Designs

Beauty:  LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil in Grape Scotch $20 from Birchbox // LAQA & Co. Cheeky Lip in Mixtape $22 and LAQA & Co. Nail Polish in Chubs $13

Photography by Clifford PateHair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart, on location at  Ro Sham Beaux

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I loved doing my Christmas shoot at the ultra chic home and lifestyle store Ro Sham Beaux on Broad Street.  They have the place all decked out for the holidays and really got me into the festive season.  From the bespoke lighting designed by owner Ann Yancy to the modern furniture and accessories, to the carefully curated selection of clothing, this store is glamour all the way.

Ro Sham Beaux will be moving right after Christmas into another location downtown so hurry on by to scoop up some amazing deals – 75% off holiday decor, 50% off furniture, pillows, home accessories, and 30% off lighting, jewelry, clothing, and select wall art at 39 Broad Street.

Daytime Sparkle

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Sequin top by Greylin $104 necklace by Betsy Pittard $64 from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Black faux suede jacket by SW3 $278, Red pants by IKKS $198, Copper clutch by Lula Mena $128 from Ro Sham Beaux  PH: 843-789-3478// “Dora” Grey suede heels by Sam Edleman $100 and “Leo Clutch” by Rebecca Minkoff $95 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Sunglasses by Le Specs $89 and gold bracelet by Elizabeth & James $150 from Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105

Beauty:  Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil in Palate Cleanser $24 from Birchbox // Laqa & Co. Cheeky Lip in Mixtape $22 and Laqa & Co. nailpolish in Chubs $13

Photography by Clifford PateHair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart

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