Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Closet Staples






white camisole (a staple in my closet!) // blue striped skirt, also love THIS ONE // panama hat
Chanel handbag, similar HERE and HERE // Stuart Weitzman sandals in "bambina nappa"

This is another look I wore in Italy on the Amalfi Coast. The great thing about this outfit is it's made up completely of closet staples for summer! I ordered five different brands of white camisoles from Nordstrom to test them out and this one was the clear winner - it's just the right thickness, not see-through at all, is a pretty, pure white color and it's also super comfortable. And for less than $20, I got it in black too! I also recently purchased these Stuart Weitzman ankle strap sandals - another closet staple from Nordstrom. They have a lower heel than most of my other sandals, which makes them easier to walk in! The color, "bambina nappa" is the PERFECT neutral to wear with any outfit, casual or dressy. And finally, I also consider this blue striped skirt to be a summer closet staple, because every girl needs a cute little miniskirt in her wardrobe this summer! I love the button and peplum detailing on this one. As you can tell, Nordstrom is definitely my go-to whenever I want to find high-quality items that make up my closet essentials! 

Okay, now I have to ask a favor of you guys! Chris and I are just now starting to research some wedding venues - I would love, love, love to have the wedding in Charleston. If you have any recommendations for wedding venues in Charleston or in the surrounding area I would love to know!!! Shoot me an email or leave me a note in the comments. :) 

xoxo

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49 comments:

  1. My friend got married at Middleton Place which was beautiful BUT a drive from the city. If you want to do it in the city I'm sure there are multiple venues downtown! Sorry that wasn't much help but even though I live in Charlotte I haven't had that many friends get married in Charleston strangely enough!

    I'm going to a wedding in Mount Pleasant in 2 weeks so I will report back after that!

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  2. That striped skirt is adorable! Definitely would love to wear that during the summer months!

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  3. So cute your look with the striped skirt!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  4. Boone Hall and Lowndes Grove are stunning if you`re looking for a plantation style venue!

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  5. Great look!

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  6. My husband and i got married at The Island House on John's Island- so beautiful and on the water!

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  7. Love those sandals! Try visiting TheKnot.com to search for venues. They have lots of reviews on there and most all the vendors I found from The Knot were extremely reputable. Plus, if you've ever heard The Knot's founder, Carley Roney speak, she is so motivating and refreshing.

    Erin Schabo
    Top Knots & Sweatpants

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  8. Emailing you some fabulous Charleston venues and vendors! :)

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  9. I love the nude color of the heels you're wearing! They look slightly pink without being a true blush color.

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  10. The Legare-Waring House at Charlestowne Landing is stunning and super "The Notebook"-esque.

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  11. Such a cute and summery outfit! That skirt is gorgeous!

    Marta - www.aroundcolours.blogspot.com

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  12. Great outfit! I'm really loving that blue and white striped skirt!

    xo, Carey
    https://thedaintydetails.wordpress.com

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  13. Loving this outfit! So simple yet chic!

    xoxo
    Sharan
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  14. Hi Caitlin, I'm actually a wedding photographer who lives in Winston. I have enjoyed following your blog for several years now! :) I have shot a wedding at The Island House on John's Island and it was beautiful! I also love Magnolia Plantation, Lowndes Grove, Boone Hall, and Fenwick Hall. Good luck with wedding planning!

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  15. We went to a wedding at Magnolia Plantation last summer and it was beautiful. It is a huge property just slightly outside of downtown. My friend also used a fantastic wedding planner for her wedding- I can get you her contact info. She did both my friend's wedding and her sister's wedding and specializes in weddings in Charleston.

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  16. Gorgeous outfit, you look amazing! Sophie x

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  17. You are looking incredibly chic and summery in this casual and girly outfit! LOVE your bag and skirt!

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  18. The creek club at i'on. It is on Sullivan island-about 15 minutes outside of charleston. Absolutely stunning location.

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  19. The cedar room is absolutely stunning!! I love it!

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  20. You look beautiful!
    Be sure to check my latest post!
    x. kritsida
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  21. You look adorable in that skirt! Kristin Clark (kristinclarkfsu) got married in Charleston recently and now lives there, you should reach out to her for some references! <3

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  22. The skirt is very cute :-*


    Melanie / www.goldzeitblog.de

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  23. https://www.facebook.com/LowndesGrovePlantation/

    Elspeth Crawford Long just got married at Lowndes Grove and it looked beautiful! I'm sure you must know here given the UNC and blogging similarities!

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  24. Someone I think you know just got married at Lowndes Grove and it was beautiful. You should talk to Elsepeth Crawford Long and see if she had any helpful tips as you probably know her between blogging and UNC :)

    https://www.facebook.com/LowndesGrovePlantation/

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  25. These pieces look so perfect on you!

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

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  26. You look so gorgeous!
    xx Nicki
    www.morningelegance.de

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  27. Love that Chanel bag!

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  28. I love the Chanel bag! It looks like a great size too x

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  29. Your outfits look gorgeous, Cait! I love the colour palette!

    I hope you have an awesome week!
    Michael
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  30. Obsessed with this whole outfit!!

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  31. Try the beach club at charleston harbor resort. It's right on the water, and the resort is luxurious brand new construction. We loved staying there. I would have PM'ed you w photos but no idea what your email address is!

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  32. Beautiful look
    xx
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  33. Cassique at Kiawah Island is amazingly beautiful!!

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  34. Simply gorgeous! I need that skirt in my life, it's so cute <3

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  35. Love the skirt you are wearing and I agree 100% with all of your wardrobe staples!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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  36. If you're looking for venue recommendations definitely check out the Blue Ribbon Vendors from Southern Weddings! And if you're looking for a planner definitely reach out to Rhiannon Bosse- formerly Hey Gorgeous Events and now Rhiannon Bosse Celebrations! She's the best, and has planned weddings everywhere from Seattle to Austin to Italy!

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  37. Cute skirt :)

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  38. I got married at the River Course on Kiawah Island two years ago. Margaret Roberts at WED was my planner and was absolutely amazing. Can't recommend her enough. I don't usually comment on blogs, but wanted to give Margaret and the WED team a shout out because they were that great!

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  39. Looking absolutely beautiful, darling! xx

    Jill
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  40. I work at Duvall Events and we do catering, bar, floral and decor in Charleston! Our food is AMAZING and our floral is always so gorg (check out our insta to see!). As far as venues, some of my favorites that we have worked at are Magnolia Plantation (either of the three venues there), The cotton dock at Boone Hall, and The Legare Wearing House are all amazing. The Hibernian can also be made to look super beautiful and is in the middle of everything downtown. Things book up FAST here though so be sure to keep that in mind as is it becoming a destination wedding location. Good luck!!

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  41. I love that you're planning your wedding in Charleston. I do not have any knowledge of venues there, but I know no matter where it is, your wedding is going to be beautiful and wonderful and all things joyful!!

    Much love,
    Ashley | dearash.com

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  42. My husband was a groomsman at a wedding in Beaufort, SC. It was held in the garden at the Rhett House Inn B&B. Beautiful!

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  43. Emailing you some info about a beautiful venue!

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  44. I am from Summerville and I got marry at Links at Stono Ferry Golf Course with the water in the background, under a beautiful oak tree right on the green. We had the reception at the clubhouse and it was a fantastic day.

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  45. I love your bag. so gorgeous! :)
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  46. Caitlin,
    Why not get married in your hometown? Everyone seems to want a destination, but I think there's something to following tradition of the bride's hometown. Pippa Middleton just married her sweetie in her hometown of Bucklebury, and her wedding was beautiful,as I'm sure you saw. Congratulations to you, and God bless you and Chris in this wonderful time in your life!

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  47. Caitlin,
    Why not get married in your hometown? Everyone seems to want a destination, but I think there's something to following tradition of the bride's hometown. Pippa Middleton just married her sweetie in her hometown of Bucklebury, and her wedding was beautiful,as I'm sure you saw. Congratulations to you, and God bless you and Chris in this wonderful time in your life!

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