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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Grey Area

Spring time is usually about color, but there’s something about a neutral, like grey to make that tan pop.  I’m all about a bargain too, and this dress from Tobi is only $11!  I mean, you can’t even eat lunch for $11.  So why not scoop up a dress that’ll take you from the beach to the street.  I know this will be one of my favorite cover ups this summer.

If you live in Charleston, then most people know about Germain Dermotology for specialized skincare.  But what most people don’t know if that you can also shop makeup by Jane Iredale, sun hats, and accessories like these Quay sunglasses.  If it has to do with sun protection, then Germain is all about it.

My favorite earrings that I’ve been wearing lately are these by Ash Hoffman.  Made with sterling silver and diamonds, they are perfect for that mom that deserves to be treated with something special.

You really can’t go wrong with jewelry for a Mother’s Day gift, especially when you can find it for under $250.  This collar necklace and cuff are both from Croghan’s Jewel Box, and no you won’t break the bank.  I always like to raid their Elizabeth & James section because it’s modern and the price point is attainable.

The bright silver rings I scooped up from Naked Eyes at Maris DeHart.  There’s nothing like supporting gifted local artisans in this town.

 

Gigi Maxi Dress $11 from Tobi // Sunglasses by Quay at Germain Dermotology // Sage earrings with diamonds $175 by Ash Hoffman // Rhodium plate Inez ring $95, Selena collar necklace $195, Leo Cuff $225 by Elizabeth & James from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Bar ring $150 and Silver ring by Naked Eyes from Maris DeHart // Marisol sandals by Corso Como $124 from Zappos

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Keeping Up With Kiawah


Freshfields Village is definitely popping these days, with new restaurants set to be debuting this summer and new stores opening up there is no stopping the growth at the Kiawah shopping dining destination.  The newest store Beija Flor, is offering a little bit more diversity in the denim department.  The Greenville based brand was started by mother and daughter team, Kathy Moça and Emilie Whitaker with the mission of developing a denim line that caters to all body types.

The Audrey style jeans that I’m wearing here are some of the softest pants I’ve ever worn.  You can’t deny the quality and the fit when you try on a pair of jeans from Beija Flor.  They’re jeans are made in Brazil, hence the name which means Hummingbird, and they pride themselves in being a sustainable and socially conscious company.  Fair labor and eco friendly practices are an important component of their business.  By eliminating waste, creating socially progressive working conditions and initiating long-term sustainable growth Beija Flor creates clothes that not only look good but feel good when you wear them.

Las Olas is of the newer kids on the block at Freshfields Village.  Opening up last year and bringing a young surfer vibe to Kiawah, they carry the most fun swimsuits, clothes, and accessories for men and women.  This is the second location for the locally owned store and I heard that they’ll be opening up a 3rd location in Towne Centre in June.  I love that the retail scene is thriving in the Lowcountry!

“Audrey” jeans in Ice Blue by Beija Flor $168 // Show Me Your Mumu blouse $128, Vitamin A bikini top $95, Beaded bracelet $74, Handwoven bag $125, Sunglasses $160 all from Las Olas // Necklace by Kate Davis

Photography by Libby Williams

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Blue Monday

There’s no doubt everyone gets the case on the Monday Blues, especially when it’s a rainy one.  Hopefully this outfit and southern made accessories brings a little sunshine to you.

This top by an emerging designer, Anna Cate who actually just showed at Charleston Fashion Week. The North Carolina native designs feminine dresses and separates with a classic touch and is now carried at Maris DeHart.

The Ellia Wang bag is from her new collection which she debuted at the Maris DeHart Style Makers tent at Charleston Fashion Week.  Ellia’s new collection focuses on her modern shapes with subtle accents, making it wearable for any outfit.

Local jewelry artist, Christina Jervey always has a new design up her sleeve, like these long U shape earrings.  I love her modern and organic shapes, she is a true original.

Top by Anna Cate $148, Pants by Hayden $68, Sunglasses by Quay $58, Marble Highlight pounch by Ellia Wang $498, Long Stick Earrings $125, Serpent Ring $175, Barbed Wire ring $175 (Gold over Bronze) by Christina Jervey, matte gold cuff $38 and bangle $32 all from Maris DeHart // Dalia (Platinum Gold / Mirror Leather) heels by Pelle Moda $60

Photos by Paul King, Makeup by Rebecca Wash from Pink Dot Beauty Bar

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Spring Has Sprung

Dandy Boutique always has some of the most fun and whimsical dresses in store and online.  This one by Emily and Fin  is straight out of vintage heaven and has the best fit ever.  The bag is undeniably cute with the robot motif and space age shape.  The best part is that the bag and dress are under $200, which is why I love Dandy Boutique so much.  You can find the most unique pieces at such affordable prices at this Upper King shop.

The ear cuff is by emerging designer Suzanna Dai from Maris DeHart who stocks her gumball drop earrings in an array of colors.  If your looking for unique accessories, this is the spot!

Nancy Patchwork dress $94 by Emily and Fin, sunglasses, and purse $68 from Dandy Boutique // Earrings by Suzanna Dai and cuff from Maris DeHart // Similar silver block heels $53 from Asos

Photos by Paul King, Makeup by Rebecca Wash from Pink Dot Beauty Bar

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Point Blanc

The international secret pop up dinner party, Diner en Blanc is coming back to Charleston on April 27th and it’s time to find that white outfit.  Thankfully there’s so many great local shops that have options like this 2 piece set from House of Sage and it’s under $80!  I’ll be featuring what to wear at Diner en Blanc tomorrow on Lowcountry Live with looks from Bevello, V2V, Shoes on King, and M. Dumas.

Established nearly 30 years ago in Paris, Diner en Blanc returns to Charleston for the second time and over 1,000 guests are anticipated to attend.  What can you expect at this grand affair?  You have dress in white, from head to toe;  you have to bring your own prepared food, tables, chairs, china silverware and white linen, OR Diner en Blanc has partnered with lots of local businesses to make set up even easier.   Follow them on Instagram to find out all of their local partners.  To ensure that the location is kept secret until the last minute, guests will meet at an assigned departure location and volunteers will escort them to destination the secret location.  

I heard they’re pretty strict with their dress code and you have to wear white shoes as well, but for this outfit post I had to step out in my new shoes from Becki Coakley.  Don’t fret, this Charleston native also offers white shoes on her site as well.  The sophisticated heels are made from the finest leather in Italy, showcasing classic and cutting edge design.

Statement earrings by Ash Hoffman are always the cherry on top with my outfits!

L’atiste top and skirt $78, sunglasses $22 from House of Sage // “Ava” Earrings in gold $425 by Ash Hoffman // “Kecia” nude lace up booties in Nude $317 by Becki Coakley

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Pantsuit Nation

Last Wednesday at Charleston Fashion Week was incredibly chilly with temps dipping into the low 50’s.  Thankfully I had this Rachel Roy jumpsuit and vintage marabou coat to keep me cozy.  There’s nothing that I love more than a jumpsuit, pantsuit, romper situation.  Your one and done.  This particular jumpsuit stands out with it’s double breasted tuxedo details.

How beautiful are these Lina Rosa earrings from Maris DeHart?  The meticulously hand beaded jewelry by local artisan Pepi Rodriguez takes hours to make and I love the modern playful design.


It was all about stacking silver rings to complete my look.  These from Naked Eyes Jewelry and Ash Hoffman are my everyday favorites.

I had to squeeze in a hair session at Dry Bar Charleston to get that slick top knot.  It’s always the best experience whenever I go into Dry Bar Charleston because I love their eclectic movie selection, phone charger station, and sweet and friendly stylists.

The highlight of my night?  Watching these incredibly talented young girls from Peace Love Hip Hop dance to a mash up of Janet Jackson songs on the runway.

Double Breasted Jumpsuit by Rachel Roy $199 // Earrings by Lina Rosa $125 silver rings by Naked Eyes Jewelry from Maris DeHart // Stacked Maeve rings in silver $145 and gold and rose gold $595 by Ash Hoffman // Sunglasses by Le Specs $89 at Beckett Boutique // Similar shoes by Vince Camuto at DSW $59.95 // Lashes by Simply Smitten Beauty Bar // Hair styled by Dry Bar Charleston

Photography by Clifford Pate

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