Dress: Anthropologie (not available online anymore 😦 but check stores! Also, this one is super cute)
Sunglasses: Windsor (were $10!!! similar here)
Wedges: Stuart Weitzman (love these sparkly ones!)
Photos: By the talented Lisa Tat (my new photog when we vacation together!)
“Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream,
Really do come true.”
Hello hello! A little “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” inspiration for this post about Rainbow Row in Charleston. I’d seen lots of photos of Rainbow Row before we ventured to Charleston to attend one of our great friend’s wedding (which took place on a beautiful plantation…but deets on that will have to be another post) but it’s even better in person!
If you’re visiting Charleston Rainbow Row is definitely a must. The homes are all colorful, super charming and very historic since they were built in the 1700’s. Rainbow Row happens to be “…the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States,” 13 houses to be exact (thanks for the knowledge Wikipedia!).
The purple house is my favorite due to the rich lilac color and because it has beautiful plotted flowers under the 2nd floor windows…not all of the houses have this. The purple house also happens to be on sale, any takers?! We looked up the price while in front of it and it’s $2.8 million. I told Kevin we should move to Charleston for it :). You can see the inside here! The pink house is also a crowd pleaser and great spot for photo ops ;).
Also, here’s my fun story of this day: I walked around the ENTIRE historic downtown of Charleston in this outfit and got TONS of compliments on my dress from Anthropologie. It’s not online but if you like it definitely try to find it in store…it’s so flow-y, comfortable and chic! However, I didn’t want to get it altered so I wore my trusted oh so comfy, albeit tall, Stuart Weitzman wedges. Even the most comfy wedges cannot withstand 8+ miles of walking sometime on old school cobblestone, and my feet were not having it by the end of the day. I almost couldn’t walk one more step (legitimately) in my shoes but luckily just when I felt that I could seriously not go on any longer wearing them, I got to take them off and dip my poor hurting feet in the most delicious warm water a la a pedicure that we had booked the day before, #feetsavingpedicure for the win!
I then walked back to my hotel room in the barely there temporary sandals they give you after a pedicure. I was a bit of a sight…nice outfit on top, clutching my dress with all it’s beautiful pleated chiffon on the side in my hand (so it wouldn’t drag) and on bottom bright yellow ridiculous looking teeny tiny flip flops. I got a few looks but I didn’t pay them any attention 🙂 as my feet were so relieved!
I’ll be posting more outfits from our trip to South Carolina very soon. Charleston is a charming, beautiful city, with real Southern charm, great architecture, picturesque churches, pretty water views, warm hospitality and AMAZING food (OMG the food)! I highly recommend visiting. Also, I’m thinking about doing a travel guide from our trip of what to do, where to eat and the best photo spots :)…stay tuned for that!
xoxo “I’ll take that purple house please!” Sera 🙂