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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Charleston Style

I fully intended to take lots of pictures of people in true southern attire...however, on the one day that we spent in historic downtown my camera died. boo. oh well, I did manage to get a couple quick pictures:

This couple is oh-so-cute in matching pink! I'm not sure how the rest of the country does it, but pinks and pastels are worn quite frequently by southern men, and they make it look good! Notice the bright colors in the woman's dress - her Louis, her fun flowery shoes, her gorgeous smile - how put-together! For more on the southern dress, see the post just before this one.
When not wearing their seersuckers, southern gentlemen also enjoy a classy hat. Button down shirts and khakis are classic. Not only is this man dressed well, he was a true southern gentleman when I asked about taking his picture. He and his wife were polite and friendly, and I even had a conversation with them about what areas of the Carolinas are good for art (his wife is a painter).

Next time I make it to Charleston, I'll either pay more attention to having my batteries fully charged at all times, or just maybe, I'll have a spankin' new camera!

Monday, May 29, 2006

UK TOUR: seen on the streets of soho, london, 05/24-29/06

UK TOUR: seen on the streets of shoreditch & hoxton, london, 05/24-29/06

UK TOUR: seen on the streets of covent garden & tottenham court road, london, 05/24-29/06

Charleston Dress

Hello Hauties!

I'm back from a wonderful weekend in Charleston, SC! I'll have lots of fun pictures and reviews up soon, but in the meantime, I thought I'd post some pictures inspired by the dresses seen in Charleston. While out and about in the south, I noticed all the lovely dresses worn by all the southern belles. They were vibrant, bright, fun, and decidely gorgeous! Here are a few that remind me of the "Charleston Dress":

Notice the bright, vibrant colors in this lovely halter here by Anthropologie. The ribbon adds a ladylike touch.

This navy number by J Crew, shows the more classic and subdued dress style of the south. Strapless, with a simple pattern, but truly elegant.

This floral strapless would be perfect for the beachy cities of the south. This fun-colored dress is by Gap.

This dress is the epitome of southern, preppy style! Think super bright - super fun! Actually, any Lilly Pulitzer item is sure to please in the south! Dress available at Nordstom.

"Dress Tip" for travelers to the south: choose a strapless, lightweight dress in bright colors, but know that in the coastal towns, especially Charleston, you can get away with pairing your dress with flipflops!

UK TOUR: rock kids seen on the streets of abingdon, 05/28/06