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.)

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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.

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

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

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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!

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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:

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My absolute favorite boutique was Beckett.

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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 ;).

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

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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!

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

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




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