I’ve mentioned it here before but Charleston, South Carolina has become such a special place to me. The food, the architecture, the history… but most importantly – the people! It’s really strange as I have only been three times now (the first time being just over a year ago, last October) but I feel like I’ve been going there forever. During that first trip I made all these amazing friends in the city and now consider it one of my favorite places in the world. Luckily it’s a really quick flight from New York. Last week, I flew in on Tuesday and stayed til Friday morning. I caught up with friends, did a little shopping + sight-seeing, and shot a fun three part series at the Zero George Hotel with my photographer friend Gray Benko to highlight a few of my favorite Charleston-based designers. I borrowed some amazing pieces from my friends Lindsey at Troubadour, Lauren at Library, and Deirdre at Candy Shop Vintage.
One thing I really miss about the early days of blogging is the days when it was more about discovery – finding and sharing cool new labels. That was the purpose of this series… I hope you enjoy!
Outfit Details: Troubadour Dress (c/o) // Candy Shop Vintage Earrings + Necklace (borrowed) // J.Crew Heels (old but similar here + here) // Saint Laurent Bag
Troubadour makes the coolest pieces. Everything is just so fun. I typically gravitate to basic pieces with special details (like the cut out back on this dress, or the angled cut + hidden zippers on the sleeves) which is why I love the line so much. I will say that her pieces are cut pretty narrow. I usually wear a size 6 and am wearing a size 10 in this dress. So, size up! In my old age I will say that I’ve stopped caring about the number inside of my clothing… it’s more important to get a good fit.
Also… Lindsey is having a pretty big sale, with lots of pretty pieces for under $100. I saw this skirt in person when I visited her showroom and it’s stunning. And my friend Chassity has this dress which I really love as well.
The jewelry I’m wearing is all from Candy Shop Vintage. Deirdre has become a really good friend, and I absolutely love her aesthetic. The breast plate necklace that I borrowed and wore above is so gorgeous (I own it in white and it’s a favorite in the summer!) The quality of her pieces is fantastic… everything is made in the US and it shows. I bought this Elephant Necklace from her last year and it’s still in perfect shape.
photography by Gray Benko.
Super cute outfit, very girly and chic!
Every time you´re mentioning Charleston over here, I think you´re going to reveal that you moved there 😉 It seems like it´s not that far-fetched given the fact how much you love it there!
I´ve never been but it looks like it´s such a lovely place. The coffeeshops, you mentioned in your last post there, look awesome!
I love the fabric of the dress you´re wearing, though I would prefer it as pants or a flowy shirt. Dresses cut like that look weird on me. But you look flawless as usual 😉
Keep the Charleston posts coming 😉
Um – obsessed with that dress.
I love Troubador!! And this dress!! Gorgeous 🙂
This dress was made for you! I can’t imagine it looking better on anyone else. Great look!
Shae @ Current Habits
You look beautiful, G!
The print of that dress is so great – and perfect with those heels. You like the perfect Southern girl!
Charleston definitely has one of the most stunning architecture. The colors and structure of their homes are so beautiful. They are the perfect landscape for photography.
I am also loving this dress. it’s such a great cut on you and the pattern is so pretty.
Can’t wait to see Part 2!
You know how I love this! Cannot wait to see more photos from the shoot. This dress is AMAZING. Lindsey is so talented!
I love the dress you’re wearing!! My parents live outside of Charleston so I always love going home and exploring King Street!
This dress is absolutely STUNNING!
Pink Champagne Problems
Really, really love this dress on you! And Charleston is just the most charming city–I have been wanting to get back there and this post just makes me want to speed up that process.
So adorable, I love the print!
Kristina does the Internets
I love Charleston as well! I’ve been twice, once to visit a friend in college and once with my boyfriend for fourth of July this past year. It is a magical place! I need to check out this line next time I visit!
Laura | Laura Aime Vous
Thanks for the introductions! Troubadour features some beautifully patterned dresses. I love the Croix dress. I always love the Lu Tassel earrings in black from Candy Shop Vintage.
Chaz used to be my hometown! Miss it so!!! LOVE that dress!