How to Wear Black During The Summer in The Lowcountry 

On a day like to today, cloudy and wet, wearing black in the Lowcountry isn’t all that bad.  Especially when it’s a little black gauzy dress like the one I wore today.  The dress falls just above my knees exposing more leg, cooling the bottom half of me with the summer breeze.  The dress shape has a trapeze flow so air enters from the bottom of it.  I paired the dress with black open toed boots, just in case it started raining again.  You can get away with wearing booties on rainy days.  Make sure whatever black that you wear is of a light material and not too tight.  You want your body to be able to breathe in the summer air.

Whimsical Lowcountry Style

This is my interpretation of what you will get when you mix Lowcountry style with whimsical style.  Use one piece at a time or dress in it all.  Lowcountry style doesn’t always have to be logo t-shirts and khaki shorts.  Have a little fun!  

VANGULL Women Ladies Banana Embroidery Crimping Denim Shorts Summer

Polo Ralph Lauren Womens Pima Cotton Crew Neck Cardigan

Kate Spade Toast Of the Town Tee Shirt

Betsey Johnson Don’t Be Tarty Straw Lemon Crossbody

VISCATA Satuna 3″ Wedge, Ankle-Strap, Closed Toe, Classic Espadrilles Heel Made in Spain

Kate Spade New York Womens Haute Stuff Pepper Studs Earrings

Kate Spade New York Womens Idiom Bangles Too Hot To Handle – Hinged Bangle

Mango Tropics In The Lowcountry

I was in a tropical state of mind today when I got dressed to head towards the beach.  It looked as though it was going to rain but that didn’t stop me from putting on my bright tropical print bathing suit.  If anything,  I wanted to feel like I was in the tropics!  And that’s not hard to achieve when you live on the coastal south.  Helping me to stay in that mood was the taste of homemade Mango Sorbet at the Jack Frost Homemade Ice Cream and Italian Ice Shop in Okatie. The creamy sorbet has just the right amount of sweetness and mango fruitiness to send your taste buds to the Tropical Coast of Granada!  Mango was my favorite out of the assortment of creative flavors the shop offers.  I was blown away by all of the flavors I tried, but my mood chose Mango as the best flavor for today!  This little shop is a jewel to have in the Lowcountry.  Open for 8 years, I am glad David decided to stay!

Flamingos And The Lowcountry

It was just another lazy walk down to the Old Town Bluffton Waterfront.  The warm air hypnotizing, I almost missed a glimpse of what appears to be a hot pink flamingo floating along the waves!  All of a sudden, In that moment, I felt the joy of summer curl my lips in laughter.  It was officially summer!  It was picture perfect inspiration of what the Flamingo means to the Southern Coastal Lowcountry; Unexpected charm full of adventure!  This looked like so much fun that I had to get a Flamingo Inflatable Raft too! Click the link to support the blog and you can get your Flamingo on too!

Eggspecially Lace

Living in the Lowcountry has its benefits, like shopping at funky Vintage shops or shops with a Vintage theme.  For my outing yesterday I threw on a creamy lace dress that oozed with 1970’s charm.  I got it for a great deal at a shop called Eggs n’ Tricities.  A super fun shop, with rooms of Vintage inspired fashion, jewelry and Home accessories.  It’s been around for more than 20 years in Downtown Bluffton, SC.  This shop makes me smile.  It’s location is the perfect spot to satisfy the feeling of being in a special place like the Lowcountry.  

Naturally Neon Evening

For a little dinner down by the river, I decided to throw on stripes and a neon pink skirt.  The skirt I made high waisted and my shirt I tied up to make it a little flirty.  My hair was left natural in a throwback Afro.  And naturally I brought along a Kate Spade.