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charleston, rainbow row, asos floral maxi dress, dc blogger,  vera bradley leather clutch, jord wood watch, zerouv sunglasses

charleston, what to do in charleston, travel blog, dc blogger

charleston, rainbow row, asos floral maxi dress, dc blogger,  vera bradley leather clutch, jord wood watch, zerouv sunglasses

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charleston, rainbow row, asos floral maxi dress, dc blogger,  vera bradley leather clutch, jord wood watch,

Dress: ASOS (old) // Clutch: ℅ Vera Bradley
Sandals: ℅ Chinese Laundry // Watch: ℅ JORD
Necklaces: ℅ Taudrey, ℅ Gorjana, Kendra Scott
Bracelets: ℅ Knox Thomas Designs, ℅ Kendra Scott
Sunglasses: ℅ zeroUV

I promise, this is the second to last Charleston post from me. And then we’re back to your regularly scheduled, boring D.C. posts. Because when you’re at a blogger conference, you’re cranking out blog content, right?

I wore this ensemble while roaming around Charleston after SBScon wrapped up and playing tourist. What I’m about to say shouldn’t surprise anyone, but man was it hot that day!  I thought I knew all about heat and humidity in D.C. but clearly I was wrong. I had a water at all times while walking around the city! I opted for my breezy ASOS floral dress, flat sandals and light accessories, including this fantastic Vera Bradley clutch and wooden watch from JORD. We strolled by Rainbow Row and I had to get a photo in front of this blue house to add to my colored house photo collection thing I have going on.

I didn’t get to explore as much as I wanted to during my 3 day trip, but here were a few highlights and recommendations from me.

To Eat:

Edmund’s Oast and Pearlz Oyster Bar

To Play:

The Rooftop and Cocktail Club

To See:

Rainbow Row and Pineapple Fountain

To Shop:

Moon and Lola and Escapada

Even though I had a blast in Charleston, it was definitely a bittersweet trip because of the tragic events that occurred a few weeks ago. I ended my trip with a visit to Mother Emanuel and I’ve been struggling for the past few weeks on how to describe my experience there because it was an incredibly emotional. One thing I do have to say about Charleston is that it’s a very strong city. I was shocked at what I saw at the church that day: it was probably the most loving atmosphere I’ve ever encountered. How such a senseless, tragic act could breed so much love restored my faith in humanity for a bit.

If you would like to donate to Emanuel AME Church, click here

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  1. I don’t know what I like more…the colorful buildings or your dress! Both are gorgeous!


    Posted 7.9.15 Reply
  2. Ashley Simmons wrote:

    Love Love your dress 🙂

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  3. Allison Ellzey wrote:

    I’ve never been to Charleston, but it’s been on my list because it’s just such a pretty town! Also, that dress OMG so pretty! I’ll be pinning this for later!

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  4. Gorgeous dress!! And the pictures are so vibrant, Charleston is such a beautiful city isn’t it?

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  5. Ally Gagliardo wrote:

    That dress is so gorgeous! It looks great on you! I’m going to have to get that dress!

    Ally |

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  6. Samantha Cossick wrote:

    Beautiful look! Love the bright colors of that dress! Also, I’m glad to see you mentioned the Emanuel AME Church. Anything we as a community can do to help is a step forward! — SC at

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  7. Charleston is such a lovely city, I can’t even imagine trying to pack it all into 3 days! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Also, I love that dress! You look great.

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  8. Jenny wrote:

    That dress looks amazing on you!
    Thank you so much for the little to-do guide.
    I will definitely have to keep it in mind for any future travel there.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    Posted 7.9.15 Reply
  9. Sounds like a fun time. You look beautiful in that dress, it is such a fun summery floral print. Thanks for sharing the to-do list. I’ll have to remember it for the next time I’m in Charleston.

    xoxo, Danielle

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  10. Great guide! Charleston is on my travel bucket list, so I’ll have to keep this in mind!

    Posted 7.9.15 Reply
  11. Elana wrote:

    Your pictures are gorgeous! I really want to go to Charleston so I’m pinning this post for the future.

    Posted 7.9.15 Reply
  12. You are SO photogenic! And this dress is absolutely amazing, especially on you. I love the hemline!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  13. Ashley wrote:

    Andddd you’ve done it again! You are seriously stunning! That dress is so gorgeous on you and I love the background! What a gorgeous location!

    xo Ashley

    Twenties Girl

    Posted 7.9.15 Reply
  14. Gina Alyse wrote:

    I love this post! I’ve been wanting to go to Charleston for awhile. And I love getting all these tips from the SBSCon posts! Your dress is gorgeous and it looks like it was such a fun weekend! 🙂

    Posted 7.9.15 Reply
  15. I agree with your reflection on the events at mother Emanuel .. I went there and literally stood there for 5 min without speaking. What a tragi event and here were no words.

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  16. Macarena Ferreira wrote:

    I can imagine this is such a hard time for the people of Charleston. It really was a tragic experience.

    Love this dress on you, by the way!

    xo //

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  17. Lauren Ashley wrote:

    This dress is beautiful on you. I’m so mad that I wasn’t able to visit the pineapple fountain, but I did see Rainbow Row! I also recommend The Broken Egg for brunch… it’s DELISH! We went twice! Haha. It was SO hot so we left early… we were supposed to come back Sunday and we came back yesterday! That heat is like no other. And I went to the church as well and it was a really emotional experience. It was beautiful to see all of the flowers and people standing outside, though. But even just being there made me sick to my stomach thinking about how cruel people can be sometimes.


    The Fashionista’s Diary

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  18. Uh yes and yes to that pineapple water fountain! All of your Charleston posts have made me want to book a flight immediately to visit the city. I think I’ve fallen in love and I haven’t even been there myself! haha

    Annie // Annie N Belle

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  19. gettinfitfab wrote:

    That dress is so beautiful on you! I haven’t made it to Charleston but OMG those pictures make me want to go right now! ♥

    Posted 7.13.15 Reply
  20. Courtney wrote:

    This dress is beyond gorgeous, what an amazing piece for summer!!

    XO Courtney

    Posted 7.13.15 Reply
  21. Courtney wrote:

    What beautiful photos! I love your dress and clutch! 🙂

    Posted 7.14.15 Reply
  22. Sarah wrote:

    Loved meeting you in Charleston! Beautiful outfit and photos 🙂


    Posted 7.15.15 Reply
  23. Hannah wrote:

    OBSESSED with this dress! Those colors! <3

    xx Hannah //

    Posted 7.15.15 Reply