Calypso Escape.

 

When I think of vacation clothing, I always think of Calypso, which is why I was so excited when they offered to send over a few pieces for my recent trip to Charleston. I’ve long been a big fan of the brand (evidence of that can be found here!) as the brand has the loveliest silk dresses (and the most exquisite fabric treatments — luxe embroidery, tassels, metallic trims, and even little coins + crochet details.) I’m a sucker for pretty details.

Today I’ve styled three different looks. Style is a bit of an overstatement as Calypso’s pieces don’t really require much styling. As a general rule, they stand alone… letting you keep the rest of your look very simple.

And Charleston is one of my favorite cities in the country. Ever since my last trip, I’ve dreamed about going back. If I had to choose a favorite thing about the city, it would be the people (everyone I’ve met has been so incredibly warm and lovely) followed by the food (the best… the food scene rivals that of New York.) While I love New York too much to consider moving anytime soon, I’m so happy that it’s just a 90 minute flight. So. easy.

Read on for photos from my trip… but before you do anything – head to Instagram! You could win a $1,000 shopping spree at Calypso!

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We took these photos in the courtyard of our hotel (The Planters Inn) prior to an incredible dinner at FIG. I could not believe that it was warm enough to go sleeveless… we were so lucky!

I’m wearing Calypso’s new Batinly Dress. I love this dress because of the way it makes me feel… like I could twirl and dance all night. I hope the photos convey this… but the dress is pure fun. You’ll put it on and just want to play in it. I love that it has a v-neck, too… so much more flattering than a higher neckline would be.

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Calypso Tunic (c/o) // DL1961 Jeans // Matt Bernson x Stripes & Sequins Flats (old)

Calypso Tunic (c/o) // DL1961 Jeans // Matt Bernson x Stripes & Sequins Flats (old)

 

We shot my second look walking along the ocean after brunch. We’d just had a seriously yummy (and filling) meal at The Park Cafe and decided that a long walk was in order… this was just the thing, and it was gorgeous out. We wandered along the ocean and then through downtown historic Charleston (through Rainbow Row and along Church Street.)

This chevron tunic is positively exquisite. The photos don’t do it justice. The fabric glistens and shines… it’s like wearing jewelry. There are no words for how pretty it is. And with all Calypso pieces, the details are great — but especially so, here. Tassels at the neckline + a cool fringe trim (with oversized sequins that look like coins) make this a standout. I wore it with skinny jeans here but it will be cute in the summer with white jeans or shorts.

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Lastly, there’s this embroidered dress. We’d just eaten (do you see a pattern here?) a delicious brunch at Husk (fried chicken, pimento cheese… bliss!) and were wandering around the city market near our hotel.

It was important to me that we got some close up shots as the embroidery on this dress is incredible — I think it’s actually cross-stitch. Also, the tassels have the prettiest seed beads at the ends. It’s so lovely on, and the perfectly bohemian look. I wore it with tights and boots as it’s still February but could see myself throwing it on over a bikini or wearing it with flat gold sandals once the temperatures warm up!

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photography by Rebecca Atwood.

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  1. Caitlin says 2.18.15

    Gorgeous pieces! Perfect for a warm getaway, and they have me dreaming about summer!
    Xo, Caitlin
    http://thesolcompass.com

  2. Natali says 2.18.15

    All three items are so unique and all three outfits are perfect for a holiday trip!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  3. Annie Reeves says 2.18.15

    Love seeing shots of Charleston – you really should come back soon! I love that you love it!! Second look is my fave – the dark denim looks awesome with that top. BUT, I’ll take it all – Calypso is the best!

  4. jillian says 2.18.15

    cute red dress! xo jillian

  5. Luxxmint says 2.18.15

    Fuschia is definitely a colour that suits you. I’ll be adding Charleston to my travel bucket list!

    Luxxmint

  6. Jessica says 2.18.15

    I can’t wait for our big annual event in Charleston, it’s seriously my FAVORITE southern city ever. So cute and charming!

    Love these looks!

    xo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

  7. Carly says 2.18.15

    I love Calypso! I turned one of their resort gowns into my wedding dress. Glad to hear you had such a great time in Charleston! Running to your Instagram now…

  8. You’re seriously making me want to go to Charleston! Great food + pretty scenery is pretty much all I require in a city…plus a few extra degrees of warmth is sounding rather good right about now!

  9. Alexandra says 2.18.15

    Thank you for this peek into summer! This dress is gorgeous and I love all of the embroidery. Very pretty!

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    http://www.littlewildheart.com

  10. Juliana says 2.18.15

    Hey Grace,

    Love these pieces. Charleston looks amazing. It’s definitely going on my travel list!

    Xx, Jules

  11. alyson says 2.18.15

    What gorgeous looks! As someone who lives near Palm Beach, fully appreciative the gorgeousness that is Calypso. That last dress — and how you styled it — is perfection.

    Alyson
    http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

  12. Merritt says 2.18.15

    So jealous of your trip to Charleston! I’ve never been and am dying to go. If you ever need a travel buddy, you know I’m game!

    The Style Scribe

  13. Kat Smith says 2.18.15

    Simply stunning! That red dress looks perfect on you!

    http://www.itgirlnextdoor.com

  14. Jeanne says 2.18.15

    Gorgeous maxi dress and tunics!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

  15. melissa says 2.18.15

    obsessed with that pink maxi dress!
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com

  16. felicia sullivan says 2.18.15

    that first photo. GORG.com.

  17. Elizabeth Lee says 2.19.15

    wow, the pink dress is so gorgeous, it’s the perfect dress for a fabulous vacation. the other pieces are lovely as well!
    love, liz
    http://www.stylewich.com

  18. Laura says 2.19.15

    That pink is a wonderful color on you! You should wear it often! Love these Calypso clothes you styled!

    Laura | Surf & Hydrangeas

  19. Lindsay Ava says 2.19.15

    Great outfits, my favourite being the dress, so Summery! 🙂

  20. Relco London says 2.19.15

    Great photos and and post too was very interesting, I will be sharing this with everyone back at my office! Thanks!

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