Thursday, September 1, 2016


Hello from the air! We're currently on our way from DC to Moscow where we have a layover until we get to Rome. Our travel does not end there though! We then hop on a train to Naples where we spend one night before we head to Positano on the Amalfi Coast. We'll then relax there where we have nothing booked or set in stone. Ah, vacation ...

While I've got some time on my hands (9 hours to be exact), I thought I would finally share a wonderful shoot that I did with some fabulous ladies, or #HolyCityChicks if you will. Big shout out to Liz of Charleston Weekender who put this together and styled the shoot and to Jennifer Collins who shot these great photos!
It was so great to get back to the Mt. Pleasant Pier where we just were not too long ago for our friend's rehearsal dinner and party (check out their gorgeous Boone Hall wedding here ). The minute I saw these perfectly petite gold studs from Gold Creations, located in the market in downtown Charleston, I knew I had to use them as part of the shoot. I also snapped up some gorgeous little bracelets that are perfect for layering!
I saw these awesome CHS hats out and about in Charleston and was so glad to get the chance to throw on the green one from Aviate. You can pre-order them on Liz's site if you want one of your own!
When I heard that Crab & Cleek was part of this shoot I got so excited! That meant another excuse to pull out my favorite ginger jar bag from Carolina Dandy which I monogrammed in a gorgeous gold thread.
I had such a good time with XOXO, I. Joelle, Thrifty Little Becca, Charleston Blonde, Charleston Brunette, Look Fabuless and Charleston Weekender!   
This shoot was such a good welcome to Charleston and great way to meet some new blogger friends!
Check out the hashtag #HolyCityChicks to see everyone's photos.
Outfit Details: Dress  (on sale under $ 20, also love this one ); Shoes ; Julie Vos Bangle

Also, follow along with us while we're in Europe on my Insta Stories and Snapchat (name: ephilli)! I haven't figured out which I'm going to use more yet, so this will be the ultimate test.

Have any tips for us on Positano or Paris (where we head for the remainder of our trip)? Or tips of navigating Europe in general (this is Ryan's first time!)?
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