what I wore: vintage dianne ricco for nieman marcus (also seen here), cream blazer – unnamed vintage, heels – bcbg, lips – covergirl lip perfection in siren
I love this dress. It’s flattering, it can be casual or dressy and it’s work appropriate, but still a little sexy. It’s also happy – there are literally giant hydrangeas on the fabric. Don’t you love it when you find a dress that is versatile, fun and also you?
Here are the rest of my Charleston looks:
what I wore: blue jumper – ashleigh morgan, black floral dress – unnamed vintage , green maxi – bcbg, cream pants – new york & co, Hawaiian crop top – contempo casual, cream blazer – unnamed vintage, patterned dress – DVF, strappy black heels – bcbg, nude pumps – kelsi dagger
what I wore: dress – vintage dianne ricco for nieman marcus, sandals – lovely people, shades – gas station, earrings – vintage from mae’s
My mom, brother – Asher, dad, aunt, uncle & his wife traveled to Charleston, SC to see my other brother – Hampton graduate last week. We had an amazing time. Charleston is such a fun/beautiful city and it’s about 9 miles from a lovely little place called Folly Beach, which happens to be one of my favorite locations.
I forced the boys into a little impromptu photo shoot.
One of my baby brothers is graduating from college! He has been living in the most preferable of situations. School in downtown Charleston, minutes from the beach. My mom, other brother and I are going early to spend a few days at Folly beach before the rest of the family comes in and we fete Hampton.
While trying to keep in mind the packing guides I found last week, I’ve got to plan several chic dinner ensembles & beach day looks. I’m thinking flowing dresses and big hair, stripes & denim cutoffs, bright lips.
Have a lovely week. I’ll be back may 14. xo
Rome was our last destination and I must admit we were really tired by the time we arrived. But, we couldn’t go to Italy without experiencing some history! Above we are on the train from Naples to Rome.
Eating in an outdoor cafe
The view from our hotel’s rooftop balcony
Sightseeing around the city
A hilarious oops
Ro was the tallest man for miles until we met a couple from Holland. The guy was easily 7’1″
I gained 7lbs in pizza ALONE
Below in Campo di Fiori, which is a great place for nightlife and used to be a spot for beheadings!
I can’t believe it’s over! Definitely the trip of a lifetime!
(WHAT I WORE: red/black dress – maude shoppe, sandals – impressions, black front snap bra – vintage, just married necklace – kate spade / blue dress – vintage, sneakers – converse/ white tank – old navy, skirt – american apparel/ jeans – seven, linen button down borrowed from ro – banana republic, sunglasses – vintage ray ban)
On the second day in Positano, we had a driver and guide accompany us along the Amalfi coast. We passed through Furore, Praiano, Minori and Maiori and stopped in Amalfi and Ravello. The view was absolutely ridiculous the whole way. Amalfi is the hub of the whole coast. All the kids living in Positano or Salerno or wherever are bussed to Amalfi to attend school. Ravello is a musical village high up in the cliffs where tons of artists come every year to perform. It was interesting to learn that the teeny (often one lane) highway we were on was the only way to get from one end of the coast to the other. For generations, the only way to get from the mountain villages to the coast was down steps!
The beauty was not only in the coast, the water, the buildings but also the agriculture. There were terraces of lemon trees, vinyards and chestnut trees. I have also never tasted a better tomato!
The “duomo” in Amalfi
The town square in Amalfi
The terraces below are the lemon trees!
These signs took you to staircases which lead to the beach.
With our guide, Guiseppe
(what i wore: hats – purchased on the street in amalfi, dress – grey dog, sunglasses – vintage rayban, necklace – kate spade, sandals – impressions in fayetteville)
Positano was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever imagined. The cliffside villas, the clear water, the pebble beach. Everyone was incredibly friendly and I brushed up on my college Italian. It felt like we were in the middle of a postcard and it almost makes me sad to look at the pictures because it was such a lovely time. We ate gobs of pizza and gelati. We sat in the sun and slept in late. We walked the narrow streets – Positano centers around one beach and our hotel (Buca di Bacco) was on it. There are roads that take you all the way down but 200 yards from the beach they become too narrow for cars. We had to walk the rest of the way down and have our bags portered.
Our room opened up onto a balcony and we had two chairs so we could sit and people-watch.
Our hotel. The yellow building with two rows of windows was ours.
The view from our room
The narrow streets
Loving on my brand new hubby
Laughing the night away…
We showed up to the airport (I wore a bowtie) and we were so excited for our adventure to commence. But, we realized almost immediately that our flight was delayed – causing us to miss our connection to Rome. We thought the airline would be happy to help the honeymooners….no such luck. After being told they couldn’t get us out until the next evening – and a little hysterical crying – we were re-booked on a different airline by our fairy godmother/travel agent.
After standby to Chicago > Paris > Rome, then a four hour drive to the Amalfi coast, it was worth it.
(what i wore: white tuxedo jacket – banana republic, dress/bowtie – vintage from grey dog, heels – forever21, earrings – kate spade)
We’ll be in Positano. Our hotel is literally the closest one to the beach.