Striped Possibilities

There’s a misconception that shopping local is always expensive, but there’s nothing that I love more than to find a good deal on clothes while supporting small businesses.  I make it a point to find the local shops that have the deals and this Friday I’m featuring a few on Lowcountry Live for my “Looks for Less” segment. This outfit is from bevello, one of the newer boutiques on King Street that always stocks the cutest clothes and accessories. The pants might be a splurge for $80, but the tank top is $18, and the earrings are only $24!

  bevello‘s first store opened in April 2009 in Raleigh, NC, and has been rapidly growing all over the southeast and beyond, with 32 stores from Dallas to Virginia Beach. bevello carries on trend labels such as Show Me Your Mumu, Free People, Z Supply, French Connection, Hudson Denim, Kendra Scott, and many more.   What sets them apart from the rest? They offer a range of shopping programs such as VIP rewards, a bridal program, private shopping parties, fashion shows, special events, and weekly promotions.  They also do fun events like their frequent yoga parties with Serenity Tree Yoga. Click here for more on their upcoming event on June 21st which includes a yoga session, light bites, drinks + 20% OFF your purchase.  

Tune into Lowcountry Live this Friday for looks under $100 from bevello, Dress Up, E. Blackhurst, and Mulberry & King. When you shop at bevello mention LOWCOUNTRYLIVE and receive 15% OFF discount at their King Street location and online!

Tank top $18, pants by J.O.A. $80, earrings $24 all from Bevello //  Bailey sunglasses $50 by Blue Planet Eyewear // Trio Shoulder Bag in Leaf $438 by Ellia Wang // TAKE OFF Wedge Sandals $35 from Asos // “Some Like it Hot” Lipstick sheer $24 by ABP Makeup

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Laced Up

I’m loving this lace cut out maxi dress from House of Sage.  Perfect for a summer night’s soiree or fancy brunch, this sassy little number is just what I need in my closet.

My statement sandals for the season are these Puma X Fenty Creepers from Sneaker.  The pink is just as much as a neutral as the ivory ones I’ve worn before.

The stacks are back from Gold Creations.  I especially love the rope detailed ones with their nautical nod.

Lyra Lace Dress by Olivaceous from House of Sage $118 // Sunglasses from Dandy Boutique // Puma X Fenty Creeper sandal $140 from Sneaker  // Stackable rings from $225 – $600 from Gold Creations // Necklaces and cuff by Laura Grove Design

Photography by Libby Williams, lashes by Simply Smitten Beauty Bar

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Let the Fringe Fly

Fringe is my favorite detail on some of my most coveted pieces in my wardrobe.  Whether it’s one of my vintage dresses or this dress from Tobi for only $34, it’s a trend that will forever live in my closet. Worn to a night out on the town or a beach cover-up you can’t go wrong.  I love pairing it with these lace up sandals I picked up from my friend Erika Pena last summer in Miami.  The Balinese based designer makes beautiful, bold, exotic jewelry and now these gladiator sandals.  The lace up ties are made out of a stretchy fabric so they don’t slip down with every step.

All of my jewelry is from Croghan’s Jewel Box, including these jade green earrings I’m lusting over that go perfectly with this python Taxidermy tote from Germain Dermotology.

I’m so happy that I can share some of my favorite shopping haunts with the guests at Zero George.  This spring has been a busy one with my curated shopping excursions. It’s always interesting to see what people are looking for when they come to Charleston – from antiques, locally made products, to designer threads, each shopping tour has been such a fun experience.  I’m looking forward to more in the near future!

The Dual black fringe dress $34 from Tobi // 18k Vermeil green triangular earrings $185, gold plated white topaz Connolly cuff $275, 14k gold plated nautical compass ring and vermeil fleur bloom rings $265 by Freida Rothman from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Midi Mackie tote by Taxidermy $1,495 and Sunglasses by Quay at Germain Dermotology // Boca Chica sandals $88 by Erika Pena

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Camera Ready

A summer maxi is one of my favorite articles of clothing to sport in this Charleston balmy weather. Luckily Dandy Boutique stocks the cutest clothes for under $100 like this dress that’s only $72.  The camera clutch from them is one of the most clever bags I’ve seen in a while.  I love anything that’s both playful and functional.

These sunglasses by Blue Planet Eyewear are a steal at $35.  At that price you might as well scoop up a couple of pairs because with every purchase they donate a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need.  That’s right, this eco-conscious company has helped over 300,000 people with their Visualize Change program.

The earrings and cuffs are by Ash Hoffman, the Myrtle Beach metal smith who always comes up with the coolest designs.  I love her custom cuffs that you can inscribe with personal quotes or famous ones to keep you inspired.

I’ve been loving the stackable rings at Gold Creations.  Whether your into mixing metals, sizes, or shapes, there’s no wrong way to do it.

Connect the Dots Summer Maxi $72, Lights Camera Action clutch purse $65 from Dandy Boutique // Sandals by Amuse Society from House of Sage // Josie Cuff $295Custom Paula cuff $225, and earrings by Ash Hoffman // Stackable rings from $225 – $600 from Gold Creations // Duke Sunglasses $35 by Blue Planet Eyewear

Photography by Libby Williams

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My Everyday Ensemble

As you can tell I’ve been on a one shoulder kick lately and this dress by Lilla P is one I’ve been frequenting a lot lately.  Designed by Charleston native and dear friend Pauline Sokol Nakios, the collection is always filled with wearable everyday pieces that live in your wardrobe.  I’m excited to share some of her latest looks on Lowcountry Live this Friday and we’re teaming up for a fun giveaway.  Follow Lilla P and Charleston Shop Curator for a chance to win a $250 gift card.

I’m loving the new designs Ash Hoffman has been making.  These earrings can be worn 2 different ways – with the chain dangling from the back or you can wear them without the chain.  She also offers custom designs where you can have anything engraved and she can even copy the handwriting from the person who wrote the message.  My cuff here is from my boys for Mother’s Day and I couldn’t help from tearing up.  My sons Mateo and Sebastian wrote “Were lucky to have you in our life, you bring the family fun.  I like you. You are the best mom.”  This captures the innocent sweet time of our lives together and I’ll keep it close to my heart forever.

These Creeper sandals from the Puma X Fenty collection are my new obsession and they’re from Sneaker.  I love them so much I had to scoop them up in pink too.

Stacking rings are always the way to go and these from Gold Creations are perfect to mix and match a million different ways.

Printed woven one shoulder dress $168 from Lilla P // Puma X Fenty Creeper sandal $140 from Sneaker // Custom Paula cuff $225, Thea Diamond earrings $895 by Ash Hoffman // Stackable rings from $225 – $600 from Gold Creations

Photography by Libby Williams, lashes by Simply Smitten Beauty Bar

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Peachy Keen

Summertime is pretty much here and my favorite place to chill is definitely the beach.  My go to beach is Folly, but when I want to switch it up Kiawah is always on the top of my list.  After an afternoon of shopping or lunch at Freshfields Village, the beach is just minutes away.

Memorial weekend is going to be jumping at Freshfields Village with their Official Kickoff to Summer events. Friday and Saturday nights will be Music on the Green and Sunday will be an art show featuring Lowcountry inspired art.  For more details click here.

If that isn’t enough reason to come out to Kiawah, you can catch a fitness class by Studio 33 on Saturday the 27th. Yes, finally you can get your fitness on at Freshfields Village with Studio 33 where they’ll be practicing yoga, pilates, and barre!

Dress by Ali & Jay $170 from Scout & Molly’s Kiawah, Beaded bracelet $74, and sunglasses from Las Olas at Freshfields Village // Necklace by Kate Davis

Photography by Libby Williams

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The Ruffled LBD

That little black dress could be a dime a dozen, but this one is definitely stands out.  It’s from the online store Tobi, which offers a deep variety of clothes for an amazingly affordable price.  This little neoprene number right here was $60 and is now only $12!  I scooped up a 3 dresses and a swimsuit for under $150.  When you go through clothes like me it’s always good to have options.

I love these chalcedony earrings, cuff, and rings from Croghan’s Jewel Box.  They always have the perfect accents to top any outfit.

The Harper Clutch by Taxidermy is one of my favorite styles and this one is the ideal neutral tone to go with anything.  If your going to invest in a Taxidermy bag, it’s always good to go with the natural python.

 Soleil Bodycon Dress from Tobi $12 // 18k Vermeil chalcedony earrings $165, gold plated 19k Aqua chrysoberyl ring $3,075, gold plated Solin cuff and gold plated Solin ring $115 by Elizabeth & James from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Sunglasses by Quay at Germain Dermotology // Harper Clutch by Taxidermy $895 // Similar shoes by Vince Camuto at DSW $59.95

Photography by Clifford Pate, Lash extensions by Simply Smitten Beauty Bar

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