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Fun With Friedrich's

Stylish Round Sunglasses from Friedrich's Optik worn by Charleston blogger Charleston Weekender

When you think truly iconic glasses & sunglasses (so iconic, in fact, that they have been worn by the likes of fab femmes Jackie O’ & Iris Apfel) you probably already think of Friedrich’s Optik. They have stores all over the world, but a lot of people don’t know they also have a brick and mortar right here in Charleston on lower King Street!

This post is in partnership with Friedrich’s Optik, but all opinions are my own.

Chic round sunglasses from Friedrich's Optik in Charleston SC

I recently went to Palm Beach to meet Iris Apfel, so I had to stop in the Friedrich’s store there so I could twin with this stylish lady. How cute is SHE?! My life has basically been made because we were even in the Palm Beach Daily News together (as seen in the photo below left).

The following week, my friend Andrea and I were so thrilled to get to borrow several cute Friedrich’s styles that we took on our Palm Springs trip with us. We felt like the most fabulous queens in our shades; I’m talking movie star status! If you need prescription sunglasses like I do, Friedrich’s can take care of that for you. They also have plenty of gorgeous styles of regular glasses to choose from. Have a look at some of the styles we sported during our trip!

Chic round blue sunglasses from Friedrich's Optik in Charleston SC
Charleston Weekender & Charleston Shop Curator wearing Friedrich's Optik Sunglasses in Palm Springs California

After trying less expensive, mass produced glasses brands like Warby Parker (and being disappointed in them), I’ve come to the conclusion that you definitely get what you pay for! Glasses are something I wear nearly every day, so it’s really worth the investment to get a pair that will last. Plus, when you learn about the materials Friedrich’s uses to create their iconic frames, you understand what a wonderful value they really are. Silk is what gives them their vibrant colors, and the frames are made from buffalo horn (which is plentiful in Germany)! Another added bonus of shopping with Friedrich’s is that you are supporting a family operated business that will likely be around for generations to come. You really get what you pay and can feel great about your purchase when you support small businesses like theirs!

UPF fabric caftan from Zags in Charleston SC worn by Charleston Weekender

Check out some of the fab Friedrich’s styles my pal Andrea was rocking during our trip, and follow us on Instagram at The Curated Weekend to see more of our joint adventures & fun with fashion!


images c/o Nathan Cox Photography, Kim Graham Photo, & Palm Beach Daily News // clothing provided by Zac by Zac Posen, Persifor, & Zags // Shoot locations: ACME House Co.’s The Eight Thirty & Saguaro Palm Springs

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Weekender Wardrobe: Round Bag Round-Up

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I'm certainly no style guru, but I do find it fun to stay on top of trends when I can!  I keep seeing round bags all over Instagram, and I love them more and more each time I spot one.  Here is a little round-up of some of my favorites, with the lowest prices at the top & the covet-worthy splurges at the bottom.  

Some of these links help earn me a small commission, even if you just click on them and don't buy anything, so I really appreciate you helping support my blog.  Regardless, these are all just bags that I discovered and love!

Apprvl Round Rope Tote, here // Rattan Cross-Body, here 

Rose Gold Karen Walker Cross-Body, here // Beau & Ro Clutch/Cross-body, here

Kate Spade Caviar Cross-Body, here // Mansur Gavriel, here

 

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Weekender Style: Holiday Shoe Round-Up

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Put some pep in your step while you're rockin' around the Christmas tree this year!  I love repurposing old sweaters and dresses by investing in a new pair of shoes each season- it helps you make your look feel fresh without spending hundreds on a new dress alone.  This post is partially in partnership with Keds & Talbots, but all of these are my selections.  Please remember to shop through my commission-earning links to help keep this blog up and running. Thanks, weekenders!

above image c/o Dash of Darling


-Feelin' Fancy-


-Keep it Casual-

These will take you from Christmas shopping to a more casual soiree. 

flannel bow-back flats // blue glitter Keds (SO perfect for Hanukkah!)

polar bear loafers // rose gold glitter Keds


Hope these kicks make your holidays a little more merry!  Follow along on Instagram for more outfit/entertainting/travel inspiration!

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Weekender Wardrobe: Mother-Daughter Travel Style

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Packing light doesn't sound like much fun, but you have to save room for all your souvenirs (am I right?!).  Below are a few of my essentials that I brought on our recent trip to San Francisco.  This post is in partnership with Persifor, Jackson Davenport, & Toss Designs, but all opinions are my own.  Thank you SO much for clicking on the affiliate links I have provided, which help support this blog.  Ok, now open your suitcase and throw in the following:


1. Great Sunglasses

If you aren't sure what style is best for your face shape, I highly recommend that you head to Jackson Davenport on King Street the next time you're downtown Charleston.  Ask for Nancy Davenport (one of the awesome owners who works there), who will help you pick out a great pair of glasses or sunglasses to suit you.  I'm wearing some Ray Bans and mom has on a pair of Mykita Philomenes, both of which are super lightweight so they didn't start to hurt our ears after a day of sight seeing. 


2. A Versatile Purse

Let colors be your neutral.  Bringing along a pop of color like orange will likely go with most of your wardrobe.  Toss had this 2-in-1 purse with a cute bamboo handle, so I could feel like I was changing up my purse depending on how casual or dressy my outfit was.  Toss just opened the CUTEST store on King Street in Downtown Charleston- you have to go see it the next time you're there!  They have everything from cute office accessories to champagne print pajamas. 


3. Matching Dresses

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Y'all know I have never met a Persifor dress I didn't love, mostly because they are so flattering and so comfy at the same time.  This navy "coat of arms" Winpenny was no exception.  I've always been a navy girl (mostly because of my mom), and it made for the perfect layering piece with my Nice is the New Cool Sweatshirt.  Gotta have those layers in San Fran, or really even just for the plane ride!


4. Accessory Staples

Navy & gold are usually my go-to jewelry colors. I can get away with bringing just one or two things and wearing them over and over.  Tassels are always fun to spice things up, and these are just $12!  P.S. Don't forget the best accessories ever,  a statement lip & nail color!  We're both wearing RMS Red on our lips & I have RMS beloved on my nails. 

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5. Balloons

Say what?! You heard me!  Balloons. We HAD to have them because we were celebrating my mom's 70th, but even if you're just traveling for kicks I highly recommend getting some balloons.  You can get letters or numbers and air-fill them or take them to a nearby grocery store.  Your travel photos will never be the same!  

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-Shop the Post-

Persifor Winpenny Dress in Coat of Arms (shown), $  or in Calypso Tile, $165 // Jackson Davenport Sunglasses, starting at $150 // Jewelry: Croissant Earrings, $60, Tassel Earrings, $12, Rice Bead Necklace (worn as bracelet), $65 // Toss Designs Infinity Envelope Clutch in Orange, $48 (additional charge for monogramming, but available same-day at the Charleston Store) // balloons (available at Cannonborough Collective in Charleston or online). 

all images c/o Lucy Marie Photo

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Weekender Wardrobe: Getting Down to Business

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This week is National Business Women's Week, and I have a special invitation for my fellow boss babes!  Erin of boutique social media firm Pinckney Palm will be at my shop Monday the 16th, discussing "Girl Tribes & Business Ownership Real Talk".  HERE is your invite for that, as well as for a whole week of Instagram/Facebook lives with a bunch of local greats!  The best thing we can do is to continue to help each other figure this whole "boss lady" thing out, am I right?! 

L to R: Mimi of The Tiny Tassel & co-owner of our shop Cannonborough Collective,  Erin of Pinckney Palm, and moi!

L to R: Mimi of The Tiny Tassel & co-owner of our shop Cannonborough Collective,  Erin of Pinckney Palm, and moi!

Personally I find it SO helpful to hear from other entrepreneurs & working women of all types.  I wanted to share some articles I've written or found on various topics you might find useful.  Stay tuned for a list of my favorite podcasts, too!

Dressing for Conference Success

Collaboration: The New Marketing 

Content Planning for October "Holidays"

Guide to Phone Photo-Editing for Social Media

The Rising Tide Society has it right with the whole "community over competition" premise... sadly not everyone is on board with that idea, we women can be catty sometimes, huh!?  Regardless, we have to ignore the people that are just in it to win it.  Keep working together, lifting each other up, and sharing the love!

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This "sharing the love" situation is SUPER easy- like and comment on your favorite female Instagrammers or pin your favorite blogs (hint hint!), shop from female makers when possible, sign up for a local artist's workshop, or find someone to mentor.

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Thank you for shopping via these affiliate links which direct you to my online shop or earn me a small commission!

Tassel Earrings, $12 //  CHS hat, $35 // Pencil Print Shirtdress, $69.99

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