A Weekend in Charleston

by christinamdick

I spent the weekend in Charleston for my cousin’s wedding.

Here’s us at the sweet backyard ceremony. (I’m wearing the same dress I wore to a wedding the previous weekend, but with a different jacket, my new favorite wardrobe-expanding trick. I’m thinking of doing a little post about that.)


We built in a few extra days, so I got some shopping recommendations from my friends.

 Fellow Elements Beauty Blogger Whitney of  Worthy Style Blog recommended Pink Dot Beauty Boutique and I’m so glad she did. I met this little sweetie, who upon realizing I was taking photos of him, posed for the camera. As I was going through photos on Instagram (I like to click on the location and see who else has taken photos in the same spot), I found out he has his own Instagram. Check out @lifeofbobbarker for gems like this.


Everyone working there was super friendly and helpful. The store was full of brands I’d never heard of before.



The little booklets had papers with one side full or product, and the other side blotting paper.



Rebecca helped me pick out the Desert Mist from Arcona, a vitamin-filled oil that acts like a makeup primer. I wore it the next day for the wedding and I’m wearing it now as I write this blog – so far, so good!Before I left, the ladies gave me a list of boutiques they recommended and even posed for a photo to share with you all!



Hamden was a gorgeous boutique, but my favorite part was the little section, James, attached to the side that sold shoes and accessories. Look at the gorgeous heels:




My absolute favorite boutique was Beckett.





I lovvved this Rebecca Minkoff blouse. I passed it up initially, but came back to get it after I thought about how cute it would look with my red J. Crew Pencil skirt.

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They were having a jewelry trunk show the second day we stopped in. I regret not taking one of these cupcakes ;).


Beckett’s owner recommended Mitchell Hill, which was right across the street. They had so many cool things!


As for restaurants, we ended up at Tavern and Table (for drinks an the amazing view), Edmund Oast (for a fun chef’s table experience), Hominy Grill for breakfast, Oku (sushi) for lunch and my favorite, Eli’s Table (for shrimp and grits benedict).

 I had a blast. Thanks again for all of your recommendations!


Of course, I was happy to come home to this face:


Have you been to Charleston? What were your favorite spots?

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