Dinner, Drinks & Date

Happy Sunday everyone! This weekend my boyfriend came in to town from Jacksonville, Florida and it was an eventful one to say the least. We went out Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, so Sunday brunch was much needed today. It was our four month anniversary (even though it feels like a whole lot longer), and since we met in Charleston, it only felt right for us to celebrate it here.  We went back to our favorite Italian restaurant Pane E Vino and I snapped some pictures of us beforehand. I couldn’t help but also share some photos of the amazing food we had.  Charleston is getting somewhat chillier during the nights, (and by chillier I mean 75 at night rather than 80…) so wearing one of my new maxi dresses was absolutely perfect.

#maxi #prints #urbanoutfitters #denim #jcrew #paneevino #datenight #charleston

#maxi #prints #urbanoutfitters #denim #jcrew #paneevino #datenight #charleston

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#denim #jcrew #wine #paneevino #charleston

#denim #jcrew #wine #paneevino #charleston

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Of course I had to change up my outfit before heading out to the bars downtown. My outfit choice includes one of my recent favorite purchases from Nasty Gal: Hell Cat Shorts that are still available here ! Not only do I love how comfortable they are because of the stretch fabric, but also the fact that you can pair it with either a crop tank or sweater as a day outfit, or a sheer long sleeve shirt as a night outfit and still look fashionable and cute.

#hellcatshorts #nastygal #cheetah #highwaisted #zipper

#hellcatshorts #nastygal #cheetah #highwaisted #zipper

#hellcatshorts #nastygal #cheetah #sheer #denim #jcrew #prohibition #downtown #charleston

#hellcatshorts #nastygal #cheetah #sheer #denim #jcrew #prohibition #downtown #charleston

#friends #charleston #nastygal #urbanoutfitters #tobi

#friends #charleston #nastygal #urbanoutfitters #tobi

#friends #charleston #fun #laughs #cheetah #shorts #nastygal

#friends #charleston #fun #laughs #cheetah #shorts #nastygal

#hellcatshorts #nastygal

#hellcatshorts #nastygal

My boyfriend and I felt that it was also necessary one night to make an appearence at the bar where we first met downtown called Henry’s…and so we did.

#romper #nastygal #strapless #henrys #charleston

#romper #nastygal #strapless #henrys #charleston

#henrys #charleston #rooftop #bar

#henrys #charleston #rooftop #bar

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We ended the weekend with a much needed brunch at Toast in downtown Charleston. Here I am also wearing one of my new favorite purchases from Nasty Gal: Straight Up Shorts which are unfortunately no longer available online 😦

#straightupshorts #stripes #zippers #nastygal

#straightupshorts #stripes #zippers #nastygal

#straightupshorts #stripes #zippers #nastygal #croptop #brandymellville #alexandani #raybans #clubmaster #converse #sunday #brunch #toast #ootd

#straightupshorts #stripes #zippers #nastygal #croptop #brandymellville #alexandani #raybans #clubmaster #converse #sunday #brunch #toast #ootd

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The purse that I’m wearing with this outfit is a recent purchase from Brandy Melville, another personal favorite store of mine. I love how simple and light the Black Leather Buckle Satchel is, and that you can literally wear it with any outfit.

#satchel #purse #leather #brandymellville buckle #accessories #fashion

#satchel #purse #leather #brandymellville buckle #accessories #fashion

To finish off the end to an amazing weekend, my roommates and I tried paddle-boarding for the first time and watched the sunset at Sullivan’s Island Beach.

#sunset #sullivansisland #sunday

#sunset #sullivansisland #sunday

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+ Cross Obsession +

I’ve had a strange obsession with incorporating some sort of cross icon into my outfit for the past year or so. There is something about the image of a cross that makes such a strong statement in any outfit, and for that reason it is definitely one of my many staple pieces in my closet. It’s very versatile and can be worn in so many different ways. You can mix and match a cross item with pretty much anything depending on the occasion, whether it be fancy or casual. I think what I love most is that it’s so multi-functioning, and it allows you to be creative. Regardless of the approach you choose, you will always look a little edgy too. Here are some of my favorite cross pieces (yes, there’s a lot…) and some ways to put diverse outfits together.

#cross #sweater #skirt #combats #stevemadden #tobi #topshop #michaelkors #fall #gypsy #fashion #style

#cross #sweater #skirt #combats #stevemadden #tobi #topshop #michaelkors #fall #gypsy #fashion #style

#cross #sweater #crochet #croptop #combats #stevemadden #topshop #nastygal #tobi #forever 21

#cross #sweater #crochet #croptop #combats #stevemadden #topshop #nastygal #tobi #forever 21

#cheetah #cross #flats #highwaisted #shorts #necessaryclothing #nastygal #tobi

#cheetah #cross #flats #highwaisted #shorts #necessaryclothing #nastygal #tobi

#circleskirt #acidwash #cross #shirt #booties #heels #rosegold #gilt #michaelkors #necessaryclothing #urbanoutfitters

#circleskirt #acidwash #cross #shirt #booties #heels #rosegold #gilt #michaelkors #necessaryclothing #urbanoutfitters

Dress it up with heels

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Dress it down with converses

Comfy&Cute

#cross #sweater #prints #shorts #converses

#cross #sweater #prints #shorts #converses

#denim #tank #shorts #rips #combats #stevemadden #aldo #tobi

#denim #tank #shorts #rips #combats #stevemadden #aldo #tobi

#denim  #acidwash #highwaist #shorts #converse #necessaryclothing #urbanoutfitters #charleston

#denim #acidwash #highwaist #shorts #converse #necessaryclothing #urbanoutfitters #charleston

Layer it up for the grunge style 

#acidwash #denim #cross #michaelkors #urbanoutfitters #converse

#acidwash #denim #cross #michaelkors #urbanoutfitters #converse

And you can’t forget the accessories…

#ring #cross #nails #nailpolish

#ring #cross #nails #nailpolish

#necklace #cross

#necklace #cross

#bracelet #cross

#bracelet #cross

#necklace #cross

#necklace #cross

Take One

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It’s always been one of my interests to create my own personal fashion blog, so I decided to finally take a stab at it. Having transferred colleges and studying abroad in London for five months, I am now living the life of a super-senior…totally worth it if you ask me. As I finish up my fifth year of college, my two best friends from my hometown in Mahwah, NJ decided to move down south to Charleston, SC and spend the year living with me. It’s kind of their gap year between post-graduation and pre-“real world”… what better way to spend it than in one of the prettiest cities in the country and while living with best friends? I’ve always had a mixed obsession for fashion, photography, traveling and expressing myself, so creating a blog seemed like the most appropriate outlet and platform for me to portray these interests.  Although I’ve become accustomed to not having the standard ‘four seasons’ that I grew up with and having lived in Charleston for the past four years, my friends aren’t quite used to the humidity still existing in mid-September. They’re adjusting to the warm climate and having to alter their everyday fashion choices to accommodate to the local weather. I mean, it’s not so bad having the beach ten minutes away so I think they’ll adjust just fine. With that being said…although fall is approaching up north with the leaves changing and people getting out their leggings and jackets, down here we are still dressing in our light and simple summer clothes.

#floral #knit #combats #stevemadden #urbanoutfitters #forever21

#floral #knit #combats #stevemadden #urbanoutfitters #forever21

 

#floral #polkadots #skirts #silver #necklace #croptop #combats #troopas #stevemadden #friends #charleston

#floral #polkadots #skirts #silver #necklace #croptop #combats #troopas #stevemadden #friends #charleston

 

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#denim #croptop #combats #troopas #stevemadden #aldo #london #charleston #newyorkcity

#denim #croptop #combats #troopas #stevemadden #aldo #london #charleston #newyorkcity

 

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#skirt #sweater #houseofharlow #converse #red

#skirt #sweater #houseofharlow #converse #red

 

#croptop #highwaisted #shorts #michaelkors #prints #necessaryclothing #converse

#croptop #highwaisted #shorts #michaelkors #prints #necessaryclothing #converse

 

#denim #croptop #polkadots #shorts #michaelkors #converse #urbanoutfitters

#denim #croptop #polkadots #shorts #michaelkors #converse #urbanoutfitters

 

#croptop #stripes #highwaisted #shorts #converse #forever21 #necessaryclothing #newyorkcity #charleston #braid

#croptop #stripes #highwaisted #shorts #converse #forever21 #necessaryclothing #newyorkcity #charleston #braid

 

#croptop #bustier #black #prints #highwaisted #pants #style #fashion

#croptop #bustier #black #prints #highwaisted #pants #style #fashion

#crochet #shorts #croptop #michaelkors #converse #hightops

#crochet #shorts #croptop #michaelkors #converse #hightops

#highlow #dress #cutouts #gladiators #chanel #rebeccaminkoff #urbanoutfitters #newyorkcity #charleston #nightout #friends #fashion

#highlow #dress #cutouts #gladiators #chanel #rebeccaminkoff #urbanoutfitters #newyorkcity #charleston #nightout #friends #fashion

#pallazo #wideleg #pants #rebeccaminkoff #aztec #houseofsage #charleston

#pallazo #wideleg #pants #rebeccaminkoff #aztec #houseofsage #charleston

Meanwhile, my friends up north are starting to see the affects of fall.

#jcrew #joesjeans #vest #raybans #aviators #michaelkors

#jcrew #joesjeans #vest #raybans #aviators #michaelkors

#jcrew #scarf #vest #applepicking

#jcrew #scarf #vest #applepicking

#apples #lancaster #pennsylvania #fall

#apples #lancaster #pennsylvania #fall

While they spent the day apple picking and adjusting to the lowering temperatures, I spent the day at the beach.

#headwraps #follybeach #charleston #urbanoutfitters #forever21 #alexandani #beach #ocean

#headwraps #follybeach #charleston #urbanoutfitters #forever21 #alexandani #beach #ocean

 

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