Weekender Style


A couple of weeks ago my good friend Liz Martin aka The Charleston Weekender put together a fun summer shoot at Mixson Bath & Racquet Club.  I just love Liz’s approach to life – Everyday should be the weekend.  The interior decorator, online shopkeeper, lifestyle blogger, and prop stylist really knows how to host a party and a photo shoot, just check out her blog post.


The hostess with the mostest The Charleston Weekender gathered up some local bloggers for an afternoon of bocce, croquet, and of course rose from One Hope Charleston. It was fun and easy for all of us to coordinate accessories from Candy Shop Vintage, Simply J Boutique, and Nectar sunglasses.  My fellow Charleston bloggers from left to right – The Charleston WeekenderPaper Meets PearlThriftyLittleBecca, and XoXoIJoelle

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No Charleston Weekender shoot would be complete without one of her Turkish towels.  I’m a huge fan of these towels and so is my son Mateo, we take them everywhere!


Cropped linen shirt by CP Shades $149 from Shirtini // Wide-leg crop jeans in birdie wash $128 from Madewell // Nectar Clubby sunglasses in Toke $35 from Amazon // Elephants On Parade Necklace $160 and Charleston Rice Bead Bracelet in navy $30 from Candy Shop Vintage // Off Duty tote bag and On Beach Time pillow from Simply J // Goldbug Crest ring $120 and Goldbug bangle $165 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Espadrilles by Manebi $77.50 from Morgan Kylee

Photography by Jennifer Collins

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Yacht Rock

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 Top by Luxxel $52, jean shorts by Pistola Denim $58, and Sunglasses $24 from House of Sage // Green bikini by Eres $530 Bits of Lace  // Custom Natural Python Low Top Chucks $895 by Taxidermy //  Aurora Opal ring $75,  Beqa shark tooth cuff $145, Cowrie shell cuff $142, Requin tooth necklace $230 all by Kate Davis // 14k gold Hammered disc post earrings $250, 14k gold half round band $200, anchor ring $45 all from Gold Creations // Custom wedding bands by Ash Hoffman

Photography by Clifford Pate, on location Holy City Sailing 

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Made in the Shades


Wondering about the sunglasses I’ve been wearing a lot on my blog lately?  They’re Blue Planet Eyewear and the socially responsible company makes eco-conscious frames that also gives back to those in need. Their stylish frames are made with bamboo and wood giving the modern design an organic edge.  Being philanthropic is a huge element in the Blue Planet Eyewear mission by working with global partners such as SEE International, Feed the Children, Best Day Foundation, and Direct Relief. Through the sales of their sunglasses they have donated over 150,000 pairs of sunglasses and eyeglasses to people in need around the world.  If your a Charleston local, you can shop the entire collection of readers and sunglasses at Henry & Eva.  I love this Mt. Pleasant boutique because it’s a one stop shop for men’s and women’s accessories and gifty items.  The best part is that the average price of their sunglasses are only $45, not bad for looking good while doing your part to give back.

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Magnum Dress by Ruby Ya Ya $152 and Flip Flops in Beach Pearl by TKEES, $50 from  7 Gypsy // Blue bikini by Eres $324 from Bits of Lace // Amador Sunglasses by Blue Planet Eyewear $49.95 from Henry & Eva // Anguilla custom opal ring $178, Seminyak Crescent necklace $176, Atoll cuff $210 by Kate Davis // 14k gold Hammered disc post earrings $250, 14k gold 5mm band $275, 14k gold half round band $200 from Gold Creations // Custom wedding bands by Ash Hoffman 

Amanda wears Floral Shorts by Willow and Clay $64 and Enchanting Eve Choker in white by Heather Kahn Jewelry $39 from  7 Gypsy // Blue bikini by Eres $324 from Bits of Lace // Tova sunglasses by Blue Planet Eyewear $35.95 from  Henry & Eva // Python sandals $189 by Taxidermy

Photography by Clifford Pate, on location Holy City Sailing 

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Ship Mate

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Dress by St. James $180 from Rapport // Flip Flops in Sunkissed by TKEES $50 from 7 Gypsy // Sunglasses $24 from House of Sage // 14k gold Hammered disc post earrings $250, 14k gold half round band $200, 14k gold dome ring $120 from Gold Creations // Custom wedding bands by Ash Hoffman // Luxe Crescent necklace by Kate Davis

Photography by Clifford Pate, on location Holy City Sailing 

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