Hello from Charleston, SC! As y'all may know from Instagram, we're here for a few days soaking up the warm weather and Southern hospitality. I can't wait to share our itinerary and favorite spots with you guys in an upcoming post. Thank you to those who left recommendations in the comments of this IG - worth taking a peek at if you're planning a visit!
This dress is my first JOA piece after seeing so many of their cute items on friends. I bought mine from Revolve but Shopbop has a few more sizes left. It's a high-waisted cut and looks mini on the model, which translates into a nice, normal fit on shorter ladies. For walking around I switched into these AT low sandals, and layered on a denim jacket in case it cooled.
The sleeves have elastic so you can wear both of them off-shoulder, on the shoulder like a scoop neckline, or asymmetrically. It's fully lined in cotton and the outer material is a slightly textured woven fabric. The waistband is also elastic and stretchy, so can accommodate a slight range of sizes.
These photos were taken at the Zero George boutique hotel, which hosted us for the first part of our stay. The property is beyond charming and filled with history, with several original architectural and design elements from the early 1800's. Their rooms are decorated in different themes - we got one in the "French romantic" style, with a trellis printed headboard, mirrored dressers, marble bathroom, and pink gingham chairs after my own heart. The below pic of one corner doesn't do the room justice.
Drawing room (aka future home decor goals) and happy hour wine & cheese board:
We loved snacking or enjoying breakfast while catching a breeze on the piazzas (porches). They have cute wooden trays for taking your food to any of these areas, or to your room or the courtyard. PS - I heard this bell-sleeved Eliza J lace dress (see my review) will be re-stocked in petites soon.
I had packed some extra outfits to wear and shoot since we kept hearing how pretty it'd be here. Turns out that was an understatement, so I hope you guys don't mind some more southern scenery for several upcoming posts!