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Day in the Life of the Dress

March 16, 2018

We’re so excited to welcome one of my favorite designers, HVN, to Charleston because the line is now carried in my favorite store: HAMPDEN!    Harley, the designer of the line, is one of my childhood friends and I had the great privilege of shooting her wedding this past October in New York.    I absolutely adore her dresses — they are feminine, flattering and the ultimate easy outfit to throw on to feel pulled together.   I also find the dresses take you from day to night so easily, and though it would be fun to show you how I wore mine in a “day in the life” here in town…which basically ended up being a day spent eating sweets at my favorite spots….!

Sugar Bakeshop is a Charleston classic and a must if you come to visit, I try not to let myself go there too often.  I’m not a huge cupcake person but I find these ones are “worth getting fat for” (the family yardstick).    Not to be missed as well is the lovely, sweetest stationary shop Mac & Murphy right down the street.  It’s a great place to pick up presents for loved ones back home, too!

After a bit of strolling downtown, we love popping by Leon’s for an afternoon glass of rosé — it’s one of my favorite spots to hang out outside for lunch or dinner, and definitely a great spot to take friends.   Had one last sweet treat here, too!

I could live in these dresses and am particularly excited about the ones that Stacy picked for Hampden — they’re already selling so quickly (and the line sells out so fast) so worth checking out!  I always size up– I often end up buying a six in her line (most lines I run 2-4), it runs small across the chest and feels more comfortable with a bit of wiggle room. xxx