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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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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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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