Rise and Shine.

rise coffee bar charleston | grace atwood, the stripe
top // jeans // heels // necklace

I’m going to go ahead and relish in how happy and relaxed I look in these photos (always the case in Charleston!) as today is moving day and I am sure I look anything but relaxed! I couldn’t be more excited and happy though. Moving in New York is always insanity and a bit of a nightmare, but when it’s done it’s the best feeling ever. I stopped by the new place every day this week to drop things off, take measurements, and explore my new neighborhood and it’s all just so wonderful. I’ve been craving a change and I feel like this is going to be just the thing – and as I said last week… I’m out of my mind excited to decorate and make the space feel really cozy. This is the biggest space I’ve ever lived in, and I can’t wait to have some fun and make it a true “bachelorette pad.”

As I mentioned earlier, this trip I stayed at The Restoration Hotel in Charleston. It’s always hard to pick a favorite hotel (there are so many great ones) there but this is definitely one of my top picks. The decor is on point, the staff is amazing and friendly, annnnd it’s also home to my favorite coffee shop in the city: The Rise Coffee Bar! Melissa and I met up early one morning to take these photos and they just make me so happy as I love this sunny little spot… if you are in Charleston, it’s a must – their cold brew is amazing! For more recs, be sure to reference my Charleston Travel Guide. I update it after every trip and pride myself on knowing the city pretty well at this point.

Anyway – happy Friday and happy weekend! I am underwater today (thank God for being able to schedule posts!) but will be back tomorrow with lots of fun links… and follow along on my instagram story for all of the moving madness. Wish me luck! 😉

Outfit Details: Caroline Constas Bustier Top // Good American Jeans // Lele Sadoughi Necklace // Lele Sadoughi Earrings // Joie Sandals // Etsy Bag

Look for Less: Top // Jeans // Heels

rise coffee bar charleston | grace atwood, the stripe

rise coffee bar charleston | grace atwood, the stripe

rise coffee bar charleston | grace atwood, the stripe

rise coffee bar charleston | grace atwood, the stripe

rise coffee bar charleston | grace atwood, the stripe

rise coffee bar charleston | grace atwood, the stripe

rise coffee bar charleston | grace atwood, the stripe

rise coffee bar charleston | grace atwood, the stripe

photography by Melissa Toms.

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  1. Marty says 3.31.17

    Good luck on the move! Hope all goes smoothly!

  2. Are these pictures taken inside the hotel’s café? Wherever that is, it’s a cute place!

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  3. Marta says 3.31.17

    The pictures look stunning! And I love that top, it’s gorgeous.

  4. Sharon says 3.31.17

    SO excited for you! The new space looks amazing!

  5. Sarah says 3.31.17

    Have fun prepping for the move! I can’t wait to see your new decor after you finally settle in. That’s always the best part!


  6. Lauren says 3.31.17

    Hope the move goes quickly and smoothly!

    That top is beautiful, but how does it stay up? I can’t figure it out.

    • Good question! It’s actually kinda awesome. There is an interior corset/bra with a separate zipper. That holds you in. Then there is a separate zipper. Once it’s on, it’s on… it stays up without any adjusting!

  7. Natali says 3.31.17

    You are looking adorable on these photos! Love your top!


  8. Jenn Lake says 3.31.17

    Sending you endless good vibes for your move, lady! Loving these gorgeous pics of you!

  9. Emily says 3.31.17

    Best of luck with the move! So exciting! Also, that top is gorgeous!
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  10. Tess Felber says 3.31.17

    I love your necklace and this coffee shop looks darling- but isn’t everything in Charleston!? I can’t wait to see your new place!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  11. Devon Hembury says 3.31.17

    Your top is SO cute, Grace! 🙂 I just moved last weekend and man oh man I’m happy to be done. Good luck girl!! xo Devon Seventeen Dresses

  12. Katherine says 3.31.17

    I am loving this look on you so much! That top + necklace is everything on you!! Looking SO good love 😉 xx

  13. Victoria says 3.31.17

    Yay for moving day! Our tradition the night of a move is to order pizza and drink Champagne and I seriously hope you follow suit. 🙂 Can’t wait to see your new place!!!

    Also, to anyone reading and thinking about visiting Rise. Just do it. Their iced teas are also delicious!

    • LOVE your tradition! My sister came over and we had wine and sushi. So not quite the same but sort of. 🙂 So excited to decorate!!

  14. Azanah says 4.2.17

    I love your shoes! Such a cute style.


  15. Katie says 4.2.17

    I’ve heard so many good things about The Rise- I definitely want to go the next time I’m in Charleston!