Stars in the Sand is the dreamy jewelry online boutique you need to know about. Based right here in Charleston, Lin Isler (of Shirtini fame), has the keenest eye when it comes to curating a store – whether it’s physical or virtual. The serene site features both delicate and statement jewelry from brands like Theia, Frolick, Kozakh, and Gypsy. Offering a wide variety of styles and prices, you can find anything from $18 to just under $300. My favorite? Anything rose gold of course.
SEEING STARS ROSE GOLD RING $101 from Stars in the Sand // OVAL ROSE GOLD GODDESS RING $133 from Stars in the Sand // ANGEL WING ROSE GOLD EAR CRAWLER $92 from Stars in the Sand // MOON DROP NECKLACE $78 from Stars in the Sand
I’m obsessed with these Angel Wing Rose Gold Ear Crawler earrings. You can double them up on one ear like I did or wear one in each ear.
GOLDEN D EARRINGS $55 from Stars in the Sand // CONSTELLATION NECKLACE $53 from Stars in the Sand // MOON CHARM NECKLACE $33 from Stars in the Sand // CRESCENT MOON RING $37.00 from Stars in the Sand // WISHING STAR RING $37 from Stars in the Sand // GOLD C BRACELET $65 Stars in the Sand // FALLING STAR GOLD BRACELET $65 from Stars in the Sand
Stars in the Sand is coining the catchphrase “Jewelry and accessories for the the modern mermaid” and these dreamy, mystical pieces reflect just that. The jewelry is meant to be layered like this Constellation Necklace and Moon Charm Necklace. My birthday is in a couple of weeks and I always feel connected with my Scorpio sign during this time. These Constellation Necklaces are perfect for birthday gifts for that special someone.
Christmas is coming early because Stars in the Sand is the latest in my giveaways that I’m featuring this month. We’re teaming up to giveaway this Falling Star Gold Bracelet on my Instagram. Follow along for all of the details to enter to win!
If you like any of the jewelry here I linked all of the styles directly to the site. I encourage you to explore more, because that’s what mermaids do.
SHINING STAR DOUBLE DROP EARRINGS $179 from Stars in the Sand // ELONGATED WHITE GOLD GODDESS RING $156 from Stars in the Sand //OVAL WHITE GOLD GODDESS RING $133 from Stars in the Sand // LAYERED RUFFLE SLEEVE STRIPE SHIRT $305 from Shirtini
Photography by Pale Girl Photo
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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!
Photography by Clifford Pate
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The annual Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Designer Showhouse kicked off a couple of weeks ago during Charleston Fashion Week. Over 18 interior designers each styled a room in this gorgeous renovated house that was originally built circa 1840. Located at 36 Society Street, the grand house was the perfect canvas for the designers to style from floor to ceiling.
In honor of Charleston’s most fashionable week design genius and co-chair of the event, Julianne Taylor of Taylor Burke Home orchestrated a Dress to Room Pairings. Each room was paired with a local boutique or designer that styled an outfit that reflected the essence of the room. I was happy to help scout the fashion pairings that went perfectly with each room. This project was a labor of love for everyone involved. Don’t miss out on this beautiful house that will be on display until April 15th, tickets are $25 and it benefits the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and CSOL® Music Scholarships.
I have to start with this room because it was one of my favorites. Designed by Holly Hollingsworth Phillips of The English Room this dining room is the epitomy of fabulousness. With wallpaper by Taylor Burke Home and Iris Apfel bottlecap art made by Molly Bright, I wanted to move in right away!
The upstairs teen hangout designed by Meg Caswell was my other favorite room. Retro influences with lots of color, pattern and texture went great with this outfit that Venita is wearing from Maris DeHart.
The music room designed by Bobbi Jo Engelby of Domain Interiors & Design was paired with this custom jacket on the dress form by Gramercy Atelier. The designer of Gramercy incorporated the room by using the same fabric of the pillow on the couch. A match made in design heaven!
The garden veranda designed by Catherine M. Austin was styled like a Palm Beach getaway. The kelly green with pops of pink and palm prints were a big dose of sunshine. I especially love the silk pillows by The Blush Label, a local accessory company that designs all of their prints.
View more to take a peek inside all of the rooms.
Photography by Clifford Pate
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A girl can never have too many accessories right? Well, new store and local-ish brand Spartina 449 is giving you more reason to stock up on stylish accessories at great prices. The ever-evolving brand has an extensive jewelry and bag line and has spanned into apparel and stationary. I was so excited to pick up this bag, bangles, necklace, and earrings at their new King Street store during Charleston Fashion Week.
The brand launched back in 2009 by Kay Stanley who lives in a seaside cottage located on the quaint island of Daufuskie. The Island is only accessible by boat between Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA, which means they’ve kept their laid back & local way of life well preserved. Spartina 449 has been named one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. with 5 signature stores from Savannah, Bluffton, Highlands, NC, and their newest edition in Charleston. You can also find their line in specialty boutiques nationwide including Woodhouse Day Spa in Mt. Pleasant. Their King Street store is beautifully laid out with so many bags, baubles, and pretty stationary that’s it’s easy to play dress up and stock up on gifts.
One of their most popular features is that you can get a custom monogram on your bag. I had to of course get CSC for Charleston Shop Curator. This is now my go to bag when I need to travel light with just my phone and keys, the perfect bag for a girl on the go!
I love it when brands give back to their community and Spartina 449 does exactly that. They donate a portion of their proceeds to the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to education, scientific discovery and charity to preserve the cultural heritage of Daufuskie.
This beautiful porch designed by Catherine M. Austin with pillow accents by The Blush Label does look like it could be on an island, but it’s actually the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Designer League Showhouse at 36 Society in downtown Charleston. More on this gem tomorrow!
Laser cut shirt dress $179 by Rachel Roy // AKA Monogram Colette Crossbody $92, Oblique ear jacket earrings $32, Pearl Gala necklace $129, On Edge stretch bracelet $49, Twofold skinny cuff $36, On Edge cuff $32 // Custom diamond and amethyst stacked rings by Ash Hoffman // 14k gold plated rings by Freida Rothman at Croghan’s Jewel Box $215 // Matte gold ring from Gold Creations // Similar blue satin pumps by Sam Edelman from Zappos $95.99
There’s nothing that I love more than to connect with emerging talent. Saturday night at Charleston Fashion Week I wanted to represent a few former SCAD students who are creating innovative accessories that are being sold right here in Charleston. Catie Curran creates her signature jewelry from elytra, the hardened forewings of beetles. The vibrant color can be mistaken for a man made material, but in fact it’s nature’s beauty. She is also a metalsmith who creates brass, bronze and jewelry inspired by other elements in nature such as dragonfly wings and branches. She’s sold at Maris DeHart and apparently they can’t keep her beetle wing earrings in stock.
This custom bag was made by Ellia Wang with an original water color painting printed on leather by Daniel Velasco. The good friends first met at SCAD and finally joined forces to create this beautiful bag now being sold at the Grand Bohemian Gallery. Ellia Wang‘s modern accessories are a work of art and Daniel Velasco‘s illustrations are so inspiring. They are a match made in fashion heaven.
I’m obsessed with this dress by Rachel Roy and I was excited to wear something from her since her runway show was that night at Charleston Fashion Week. She was the nicest woman and gave the best advice to the Emerging Designers during the Judge Panel discussion. Her Frida Kahlo, Mexican beachy inspired show was the perfect way to end Fashion Week and get ready for Spring!
Crepe dress with chiffon overlay by Rachel Roy $169 // Coxa beetle wing neckpiece and beetle wing earrings with rutile quartz $88 by Catie Curran from Maris DeHart // Ellia Wang x Daniel Velasco Sharp Wristlet bag from Grand Bohemian Gallery // 14k gold rings from Gold Creations // Goldbug Love Train Cuff by Mini Hay $160 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Similar shoes by Vince Camuto at DSW $59.95 // RMS Beauty Nail Polish in Luminizer $15 from Anthropologie
Photography by Clifford Pate
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Friday night at Charleston Fashion Week was Mason Hosker‘s runway debut. Of course I had to wear a dress by the local designer. This one was quite special since it was one of a kind and named after me! The structure of the bodice was the most flattering I’ve ever worn in a plunging neckline. Once you try on a Mason Hosker you’ll understand why it’s important to invest in a dress where fit and quality are impeccable.
I wanted to get a certain kind of updo and Christin at Dry Bar Charleston went above and beyond what I was thinking. She gave me this modern twist to a retro style, something I could never have dreamed up or found on Pinterest.
“Andrea” dress by Mason Hosker $895 // “Maris” diamond earrrings $795 and custom diamond and amethyst stacked rings by Ash Hoffman // 18k moonstone diamond Moroccan ring $4,950, 18k morganite diamond hexagonal stone ring $1,840, sterling silver moonstone & topaz bangle $680, 18k diamond bangle $3,200, sterling silver moonstone white topaz bangle $570 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // “Harper” Natural Lizard clutch $895 by Taxidermy // “Aggie” rose gold pumps by Summit by White Mountain $179 from Zappos // “Wally” Phone Case by Distil Union $34.99 from Amazon // RMS Beauty Nail Polish in Luminizer $15 from Anthropologie
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The 2017 Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer winner was Brazilian designer Viviane Hamilton. Her innovative collection showed her technical skills as a designer and her custom prints gave her clothing a dynamic dimension. Her cohesive color story tied everything together for a beautiful collection that reflected cutting edge design.
Photography by Side Yard Studios
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