Friday, April 28, 2017

Charleston Snapshots

Look 1: Shirt: ASOS  Skirt: J.Crew (old, similar) Shoes: Tory Burch Bag: Cuyana c/o Earrings: Nicola Bathie c/o Nail Polish: OPI // Strawberry Margarita c/o Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick 
Look 2: Romper: Club Monaco Shoes: Loeffler Randall Earrings: Nicola Bathie c/o Nail Polish: OPI // Strawberry Margarita c/o Glasses: Karen Walker Ring: Kate Spade 
Look 3: See Kate Spade post featured here

Sharing a few snapshots from our recent travels to Charleston. Kiel and I headed back to our favorite southern city to finish setting up our Kiel James Patrick space within the Skinny Dip store. For those of you not familiar with Skinny Dip, it's a collective housing several different clothing brands (Sail to SableBuckley K), furniture by Society Social, jewelry, and colorful art prints. There is another location on Nantucket definitely worth visiting. 

Every inch of the space is picture worthy! The Skinny Dip team did an amazing job of putting the store together. My favorite parts: The coffee bar that also serves wine and Frozen Rose' and the outdoor patio. 

On a side note: Skinny Dip's founders Sara Rossi and Taylor Ivey sell their own lines Beau and Ro and Ellsworth IveyBeau and Ro has recently introduced the cutest line of tote bags with illustrations from the creator of Ack vs Hamptons. The designs are so good! I had to have the golden retriever tote! (Available online and at Skinny Dip Charleston)

On the last night of our trip we ended up hosting a meet and greet in the space with Carly and Dave. It was really nice meeting those who came to visit us including Oliver the Traveling Pig!

A few things from my snapshots:

1. For some reason or another we have always rented an Air B&B when we visit Charleston but on this trip we were invited to stay at The Restoration Hotel. I would definitely stay there again. It's located on Wentworth St (right next to King) in a very convenient location. Our room was spacious and comfortable. I love that every morning they deliver a picnic basket with breakfast goodies. Guests select their breakfast the night before. There are also bikes available to take around the city. Make sure to reserve them in the morning!

2. One of the best views of the city is from the rooftop of the Restoration Hotel at The Watch. Kiel and I enjoyed drinks and a delicious lunch there before it started raining. I'm still thinking about those truffle frites. If you are planning to dine there  I recommend the oxtail agnolotti, and tandoori chicken. We didn't catch the sunset but I heard the view is spectacular. 

3. No trip to Charleston is complete without a trip to Jeni's Ice Cream. I really wish they had a location in Rhode Island. I ordered a scoop of the Lemon Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt and a scoop of  Wildberry Lavender . 

4. I've been wearing this bright pink nail polish for weeks! It's my new favorite for spring. The color is Strawberry Margarita by OPI.

5. I could wander the streets of Charleston forever. Each house is just so charming. Kiel was all about the Jeep (featured) that we came across during one morning of exploring. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Derby Day

Look 1: Dress: Maison Jules c/o Shoes: Tory Burch (old/similar) Bag: J. McLaughlin Hat: Peter Beaton Glasses: GucciBracelet: J.Crew (also love this one)
Look 2: Dress: Maison Jules c/o Shoes: Jack Rogers Bag: Anthropologie (love this bag) Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o Bracelet: Similar

Derby Day is almost here! For this post I partnered with Maison Jules, sold exclusively at Macy's, to introduce a couple of looks perfect for the big day. 

The Kentucky Derby just wouldn't be the same without mint juleps, big hats, straw bags, colorful bow-ties, and eye catching dresses. I styled a blue Maison Jules seersucker wrap dress with pearls, my favorite straw bag, sun hat, and  bow wedges. I can't resist the classics! Whether you are celebrating the big day at a party or the main event, this look is perfectly polished for a day of fun. I love the flounce this dress has!

My second Derby look is feminine and floral. I love the crochet lace details at the neckline of this dress. It's effortlessly stylish and comfortable. For this look I decided to forgo a hat and wear a pair of statement pearl tassel earrings. I carried a different style straw bag, one of my Derby Day must haves. If you are headed to a Derby party, roses make a great hostess gift.  

Visit Maison Jules to see more of their dress collection. They have fun and affordable selections like thisthis, and this

                                Special thank you to Maison Jules for sponsoring this post! 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Birds of a Feather

Dress: kate spade c/o Shoes: Loeffler Randall Clutch: kate spade c/o Necklace: kate spade c/o Bracelet: kate spade c/o Ring: kate spade c/o Phone Case: kate spade c/o Glasses: Karen Walker

Excited to partner with kate spade to introduce their latest Spring arrivals. This season I'm really drawn to eyelet dresses, such as the one featured, and quirky straw bags. I received so many compliments on this peacock clutch while carrying it around Charleston. It's a fun accessory for summer and this shade of blue will look even better with a tan. 

                                 Special thank you to kate spade for sponsoring this post! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Back to the Beach

Sweater: Sak's Fifth Avenue (vintage) Shirt: L.K Bennett Jeans: Zara Bag: Cuyana c/o (and monogram bag charm) Shoes: Chloe  Glasses: Gucci Necklace: Kiel James Patrick Belt: J.Crew Bow-tie: J.Crew
Kiel: Sweater: Kiel James Patrick Shoes: Gucci

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sun Brings out the Flowers

Shirt: J.Crew Skirt: Cynthia Rowley c/o (last featured here, similar)  Sandals: Tory Burch Bag: Tory Burch Earrings: Nicola Bathie  c/o Bracelets: Kiel James Patrick 1,2