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Weekender Wardrobe: Round Bag Round-Up


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




2017 Weekender Gift Guide: Shop Small, Y'all!


I hope you are following my #WeekenderGiftGuide on Instagram so you can take advantage of all of the giveaways and discount codes I'll be sharing through December 12!   This guide will hopefully help you out with those people on your list that truly stump you- from your aunt you only see at Christmas to your hard to shop for husband.  The following companies have sponsored this post, and together we want to encourage you to support small businesses when you shop this year!  

1. For Your Merry Gentleman


For a lower King Street store (read: often fancy), Vieuxtemps sure has some hilarious finds for your man.  Maybe he needs a champagne saber?  Or, perhaps he'd love a flask to take tailgating (it's masked as a pocket survival guide book).  My favorite are these "________ regrets his behavior" cards.  I might know who's tree I want to put those under sometimes, ha!  You can also just keep it classy for your male holiday host, father-in-law, or colleague with a nice bottle of Jack Rudy tonic or local sea salt.  You have plenty of options, so head by Vieuxtemps the next time you're on King Street, or shop their web site for plenty of gifts under $50.


-King Bean Coffee Roasters-

The way to my guy's heart is definitely inside a coffee cup.  King Bean is known for their holiday roasts, which will probably sell out long before Christmas!  "Peace & Joe" is one blend that pleases everyone in our household despite our different tastes, and I'm excited to try the 'Mistletoe Java' this year, too!  This is a gift that works for everyone from your bestie to your coworker to that distant relative that's impossible to shop for.  Shop their entire holiday collection here and use code weekender2017 for free shipping!

2. For the Stylish Southerner

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-Humanité Boutique-

I have loved following this boutique on Instagram since earlier this year when I met the founder, Erin Smith, at The Southern C.  I love Erin's concept of bringing affordable fashion to all ages & sizes.  She gives back to charities close to her, & we can shop & support from afar via their online shop.   They will even be touring with a mobile boutique in 2018 so be on the lookout!  BTW: if you're looking for inspiration on creating an awesome video for your business, you need to follow Humanité right now!  Check out her fresh and fun video content here & here

DON'T MISS our Instagram giveaway December 9!  We are giving away this Y'ALL sweatshirt & a pair of Y'ALL socks, too!

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I bet you've noticed me posting about Jackson Davenport lately- have you stopped by yet?!  You're definitely going to need to go in ASAP because they are having 20-50% off ALL of their sunglasses through the holidays.  We might have to put a pair of shades under the tree for ourselves, ha!  You can find brands you know and love like Ray-Ban & Costa, but I've also been discovering some really awesome companies that you usually wouldn't even find in SC (i.e. Caroline Abram & Mykita). 

3. For That Person Who Already Has Everything

(or for your lovely wife who loves to travel, hint hint!) 

-Magical Mystery Tours-

Imagine giving your significant other a red envelope that contains a whole surprise trip location & itinerary that you open at the airport!  Magical Mystery Tours is like a modern day travel agent and is all the rage right now- they've been featured in Oprah Magazine and The NY Times!  Control freaks like me, don't worry: MMT has you fill out a survey with all your preferences i.e. ideal climate, budget, and travel dates.  Weekend trips start at $900, and you can mention code WEEKENDER in the notes for $50 off a trip.  Or, if you're not quite ready to give the gift of a whole vacation, email to get a gift card!

4. For the Coastal Collector

I always love supporting family businesses, and this one has been around for more than 30 years!  Who doesn't love strolling the beach and seashell collecting, so these Florida artisans bottled that moment up in a modern & stylish way. offers 3"-5" globes in multiple sand colors, and they even have a candle version! Doesn't this one look so cute styled on a shelf?  Make sure you use code CWHoliday2017 to get 10% off your next purchase.

I first discovered this talented artist at The Southern C, where she gave us some adorable oyster print notecards.  I recently discovered she also has an array of prints and even some awesome pillows.  Personally I am running out of wall space, so I love the idea of incorporating art via throw pillows! 

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You guys know I'm all about the pineapples, so I'm SUPER excited about our December 7 giveaway; Alexandra and I are giving this pineapple print away on Instagram!  We'll also be activating the code CHSWEEKENDER so you can get *15% off of prints, pillows, and notecards!  *This discount code is only good for 24 hours starting on December 7.

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5. For the Art Lover

Check out this guide to giving the gift of art, or stop by our shop Cannonborough Collective to see all of our amazing prints from some local talents you'll love!

photo credits: Rachel Red Photography // make-up: Colur Studios // pleated skirt 



Weekender Style: Holiday Shoe Round-Up


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!



Give the Gift of Art for Christmas

Picking out art for someone else can be a little tricky, but I guarantee these finds are sure to please everyone on your list.  The best part is, art doesn't have to break the bank.  Everything in this round-up is under $100, and I'm even including a way to experience some art for FREE (keep reading 'til the end)!  

This post is sponsored by some really awesome artists, but all opinions are my own.

-$30 & Under-

If you saw our recent #HCCMakers photo shoot, you know this is one talented bunch of creators.  I bet you'll love their art even more when you see the price tag!

Island Haus Rainbow Row Print, ($18) // The Town Serif Charleston Map Collection: Charleston, Sullivan's Island, IOP ($26) // Texture Design Co.'s Flower Boxes of Charleston Calendar, $28 // Knotty Cards Charleston Print // images c/o Jennifer Collins Photography

-$50 & Under-

I've been a fan of Megan Carn for so long... if you can't tell, we are both majorly into color!  Any pet lover would smile when they see one of her happy pup prints, and I'm obsessed with all of her other animals too- she has everything from jungle animals to champagne-sipping flamingoes!  Follow her on Instagram for a never-ending dose of color.  

Pup Prints, ($50 or paintings available for $185) // Sassy Giraffe Print,$50 // Pink Christmas Print, $40

-$100 & under-

images c/o Rachel Red Photography

Straight to Art is essentially an online gallery of over a dozen fabulous artists, so it's a great way to shop a plethora of local art all in one place. They have work from some of my favorite artists- Sally B., Modern South, and Julia Deckman to name a few.  I recently discovered their selection of under $100 art, which is pretty rare when it comes to actual paintings!  I'm currently obsessing over this one & can't believe it even includes the frame for that price. By the way, the Straight to Art team even offers studio management for all of those local artists that are ready to take things to the next level! 



If you know someone on your list is a little hard to shop for, take them on a fun window shopping adventure and maybe they will drop some hints about their favorite pieces.  Or, pick out a painting for your home together with your significant other.  There is a FREE art walk this Friday December 1 from 5-8 pm.  You can enjoy adult beverages while you stroll around gorgeous Charleston streets and pop in and out of over 40 galleries. It's one of my favorite quarterly Charleston events.  Be sure to check out the new gallery on the block- Revealed.  You can usually spot them with one of our balloons out front!




Weekender Wardrobe: Mother-Daughter Travel Style


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


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. 


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!  


-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