Dandy Fall Lookbook

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The Dandy Boutique  look book is always a fun way to get your retro on.  Set at the beautiful Spectator hotel, we had the perfect backdrop to shoot in and a neighborhood full of character. Peruse all the fall vintage inspired styles at Dandy Boutique and shop their looks online or in store.

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Chelsea wears: Denim midi $52, Over the knee fox socks $18, Orange Cat Purse: $42, Orange Tie Blouse $48, Radiate Loafer: $80, Gold Tassel Earrings by The Tiny Tassel: $18, Brown watch $18, Vintage Purse $75, Retro frames $16, Felt Hat w/tie $83

Molly wears: Gloria’s Grandy Blouse $60, Plaid Buckle Skirt $78, Puppy Purse $38, Retro Frame Glasses $16, Black Buckle Boot $90

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Molly wears: Feather Jacket: $138, Fit & Flare Black Dress $78, Pink Jewel Earrings $26, Lacey Heels $72

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Chelsea wears: Bright lights Dress $98, Burgundy Cross body bag $40, Charcoal Jewel Studs $24,  Retro Glasses $16, Felt Hat w/ tie $83, Metallic Loafers $70, Burgundy socks $7

Molly wears: Art Deco Dress $106, Watch Necklace $26, Polka Dot Socks $11, Retro Frame Glasses $16, Blue Doctors Satchel $52, Burgundy Floppy Hat $75

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Chelsea wears: Gray Trousers $78, Puppy Purse $38, Cat watch: $18, Braided wide brim hat $78, Black/white print blouse $42, Retro frames $16, Black Buckle Boots $90, Jewel Stud earrings $24.00

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Molly wears: Abigail Perfume Dress $98, Polka Dot Hose $16, Red Lola Heels $74, Green Bow Satchel Purse $50, Cat Watch $18, Faux Glasses $18, Gold Tassel Earrings by The Tiny Tassel $18

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Hunter Green Dress $69, Plaid Coat $170, Polka Dot Socks: $11, Smolder Heels $80, Blue Doctors Satchel $52, Round Retro Frames $18, Felt Hat w/ tie $83, Jewel Stud Earrings $24

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Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Styling by Andrea Serrano, Makeup by Rebekah Ellie, Hairstylist – Mac Does Hair, Models – Chelsea Rampersant and Molly Rhyne, on location at The Spectator, all clothing and accessories from Dandy Boutique, Graphics by Daniel Velasaco

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Fall Forward

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Fiona maxi dress by On the Road $106 from House of Sage // Bralette by COsabella $52 fromBits of Lace // Suede booties by Jeffrey Campbell $180 from  Shoes on King // Hat by San Diego Hat Company $96.25 // Madison ring $295, Chloe wide bad ring with amethyst $395, Rachel beaded chain necklace $155, and horseshoe necklace $70 by Ash Hoffman

Photography by Clifford Pate, on location at Zero George

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Lilla P Local

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I’m so excited to partner up with Lilla P over the weekend for an Instagram takeover!  Follow me here to see some of my favorite spots in Charleston.  The owner Pauline Nakios of Lilla P is a Charleston native so I thought it would be great to introduce the new Charleston that is enjoyed by both locals and visitors. Her clothing line is sold to more than a few shops around town, but people are still surprised to find out that it’s designed by a local.  I could totally live in Lilla P all day because it’s comfortable, effortless, and chic all at the same time.

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The first stop was at Zero George, the quaint but luxury boutique hotel where you can experience that quintessential Charleston vibe.  Tucked away on George Street near East Bay, the historic cluster of houses have posh rooms that make you feel like you’ve totally escaped from the hustle and bustle.   They also have these cute bikes for their guests, which are the best way to tour the city.  If your a foodie, then the Zero George Cafe and Bar is on the top of my list for a culinary experience that’s always top notch.  Chef Vinson Petrillo also offers cooking classes if you want to take that experience home.  They also offer other unique experiences such as photography lessons, sunset harbor excursions, and even a curated shopping tour with me!  That’s right, I take the guests to some of my favorite local shops that are sometimes off the beaten path.  What better way to experience a city than to shop like a local.

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So follow along to see where I take you next on the #LillaPLocal takeover!

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Shirting Easy Dolman Blouse by Lilla P $164 // Jeans by Just Black Denim $62 from 7 Gypsy // Fedora hat by San Diego Hat Company $26 from Zappos // Puma by Rihanna Creeper in Camo $140 from Sneaker // Rae earrings by Half United $35 from Be the Change Boutique // Chloe wide bad ring with amethyst $395 and horseshoe necklace $70 by Ash Hoffman

Photography by Clifford Pate, on location at Zero George

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Fall Florals

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Dress by ASTR $120 from 7 Gypsy // Hat $104.50 by San Diego Hat Company // Myer suede booties by Corso Como $159 from Zappos // Madison ring $295, Chloe wide bad ring with amethyst $395, Rachel beaded chain necklace $155, To the Moon necklace with sapphires $125 and horseshoe necklace $70 by Ash Hoffman

Photography by Clifford Pate, on location at Zero George

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Wrap Star

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Dress by Mod Ref Clothing $78, Berg & Betts watch $125, Choker $278 and bangle $198 by Naked Eyes Jewelry, Layer Clutch by Ellia Wang $598, and hat all from Maris Dehart // Shoes by Derek Lam 10 Crosby from Shoes on King // Custom rings by Ash Hoffman

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Curate Your Destiny

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I’m teaming up with local store Gold Creations for a fun giveaway with their Compass Rose Collection.  The line of jewelry symbolizes our internal compass, and a reminder that we are the navigators of our own destiny.  For our Instagram Giveaway we want our followers to post pictures that represent them following their bliss and hash tagging #CurateYourDestiny.  We’ll pick our favorite picture and the lucky winner will receive this sterling necklace and earrings!  Post and tag away until midnight on August 10th and we’ll announce the winner.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

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Dress by Glam Apparel from House of Sage // Javier Slide Sandals by Dolce Vita $29.75 from Bloomingdale’s // Fedora hat by San Diego Hat Company $26 from Zappos // Watch by Berg & Betts $128 from Maris Dehart // Compass Rose sterling earrings $55 and Compass Rose sterling necklace $65 from Gold Creations

Photography by Clifford Pate

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One Love

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True love is not bound by skin color, gender, beliefs, or background.  These two beauties, Abigail Marie (right) and Natalie Rodriguez (left,) are madly in love with each other and are proud to share it with the world. Both creative souls, these women share their passion for life and never take for granted the endearing love that they have found.

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They are the perfect symbols of love to represent this bridal story.  Wearing one of a kind gowns by One Love Design by Rachel Gordon, these ethereal goddesses happily posed in front of Southern Smoke Cigars super swanky airstream at Holy City Brewing Company.

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To learn more about Abigail and Natalie’s story and admiration for one another view more.

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Dresses by One Love Design by Rachel Gordon // Earrings and draped beaded chain by Birdsong // Floral crown by Anna Bella Florals

Host and Floral: The Event Cooperative, Photography: Nickie Cutrona, Fashion Stylist: Andrea Serrano,  Hairstylist: Mac Does Hair, Makeup: Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Location: Holy City Brewing Company, Airstream by Southern Smoke Cigars

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