As 2017 draws to a close I’m wrapping it up with a couple of my favorite party looks. This dress by Alexis at Beckett is a dream and the perfect to transition from winter into spring. This Upper King boutique has the most covetable collection of clothing and brands that are exclusive to Charleston. They carry on trend Aussie brands like Rebecca Vallance and Lover the Label and when you wear one of their pieces it makes you feel you instantly cool.
The Fantasy Garden collection from Candy Shop Vintage is full of whimsical jewelry adorned with unicorns, bumble bees, and flowers. Designer Deirdre Zahl teamed up with 125 year old jewelry company Ciner to produce her latest collection. Her adorable Cannon Street shop is packed with vintage jewelry as well as other local designers and fun accessories from brands from all over.
This dress from Mulberry & King is a knock out, especially when it’s under $100! Unfortunately it’s sold out but they have plenty of other great party dresses that are perfect for a New Year’s Eve bash. You’ve got to follow them on Instagram to keep up to date on the latest releases because they’re known for selling out quick on certain styles. The online boutique based here in Charleston is run by 2 girl bosses and best friends – Megan and Meredith. I have so much respect for theses women who can juggle young little ones while being successful mompreneurs. I featured Mulberry & King a couple of weeks ago on Lowcountry Live along with Beckett and Candy Shop Vintage for my holiday outfits segment, you can watch the video here if you need some last minute ideas.
If your looking to drop any hints for last minute gift ideas that are sure to dazzle then Croghan’s Jewel Box is the place. Specializing in fine jewelry, they also have a gorgeous collection of estate jewelry and playful costume jewelry at every price range. I love following them on Instagram to see the latest baubles and engagements with their rings. This family run business is over 100 year old and the 4th generation is just as excited to carry on the legacy. They also carry gifty items for special occasions and something for the man in your life. Goblets, silver trays, vases, flasks, engravable photo albums, and feathered bow ties are just some of the treasures you’ll find on their shelves.
I’m so grateful for all of the opportunities and collaborations with all of the local talent here in Charleston. It’s pretty incredible how many people I get to connect with on a daily basis through my blog, social media, and Lowcountry Live, these are the experiences that make my life fulfilling. I’m so proud to see my city grow and all of the entrepreneurs and emerging talent that are thriving here. I look forward to keep on exploring and enjoying new experiences with my family and loved ones in 2018. Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas holiday and prosperous New Year!
I’m signing off for the rest of the year on my blog but you can keep up with me on my Instagram and see you in 2018!
Blue lace peplum dress and Black fringe heel with pearl trim $36 from Mulberry & King // Sterling Silver Wallace Water Goblet $450, 14k lapis and diamond earrings $2,980, 14k 12mm freshwater pearl fluid ring $1,915, 14k yellow gold mabe pearl diamond ring $2,950, 18k sapphire diamond pave mummy ring $7,500, 14k turquoise and diamond ring $1,950, 14k Tahitian pearl fluid cuff bracelet $1,915, 14k freshwater fluid pearl cuff bracelet $2,020 all from Croghan’s Jewel Box
Getting to explore historical Charleston buildings is one of my favorite things to do. There is so much history in architecture and these houses have so many stories to tell. Thanks to Handsome Properties I’ve been able to explore a few recently including this one on 12 State Street. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, it was built in 1820, and it’s one of the only Regency-Style buildings in Charleston. Modern elements are infused into this historical building and downstairs is a quaint little art gallery.