One of the best parts about living in Charleston is its community vibe. Everyone is so collaborative and supportive of others – creatives, artists, designers, whomever! I loved working with local jewelry designer Elli of “Wear it and Wander” to show off her Charleston charm bracelets. How cute are the “CHS” and “pineapple” charms?! She was even kind enough to make me my own personalized “hello darling” charm! Not only is Elli so sweet, but she’s incredibly talented and I look forward to collaborating with her again!

 

Favorite New Spot: MylkBar

From the adorable decor to the friendliest employees, MylkBar has quickly become my go-to spot for mani/pedis! Everything they do is eco-friendly and done in a nontoxic environment. The nail techs will work with you on unique designs until you walk away with exactly what you want. Sip on some rosé and say hi to the sweetest #girlboss Katie next time you swing by!

Brand Crush: Carolina Clothing Company

What could be better than a lifestyle brand inspired by the charming city of Charleston, SC?! Their fun and flirty tops have become my go-to style and I’m so excited to be partnering with them for an upcoming post! I’m also thinking I may need one of their cork clutches – I love the white lettering on the cork – how cute would it be if I got one that said “darling”! For now you can use my code “hellodarling10” for 10% off! Their team is awesome and one of the cutest bloggers, Abby, from Belle of the Ball, is also involved with the brand. I can’t wait to share the whole post with y’all! Be sure to check them out here!

Can’t Stop Watching: Angelica Hale

Seriously this girl gives me the goosebumps every time she opens her mouth to sing. And to think she’s only 9! I could actually listen to her on repeat…and maybe have been 🙂

Admiring: Katy Oliver

Katy is a friend from Duke, who works as her own boss as a Rodan + Fields Consultant/Ambassador and is also Mental Health Counselor. I recently asked what inspired her to start something so HUGE as becoming her own boss and wanted to share her response with y’all.

“My reason WHY keeps me focused. The reason I “open the doors” to my virtual store everyday is because I am creating a future where I am not tied to corporate America. I will get to have my cake and eat it too…be a present mom but also a focused and successful career woman. Most have to sacrifice one or the other but this opportunity is a vehicle to make both a reality. I also want to help people in meaningful ways and R+F lets me do that while making a paycheck. I never want finances to determine where we travel, where we live, or what restaurant we choose. It really is life changing skincare. Lastly, the R+F family keeps me inspired. I was an ADPi at Duke and my R+F sisters feel like an adult sorority. I don’t go a day without receiving an uplifting or encouraging message from a biz partner and we have SO much fun.” 

I so admire her determination and passion for what she does and she is a constant source of positivity for me. See what she’s up to on Instagram!

Sorry for the radio silence…..these past 2 weeks have been anything but easy. To be honest, they have been super overwhelming. I had forgotten all the stress that comes with moving (and not only moving 2 blocks away, but moving states). Boxes are currently taking over my apartment, but once I’m all settled in I can’t wait to show y’all the finished product!

What I am loving about this move is the amount of space I have! Let’s just say it’s considerably more than NYC. Duke’s also enjoying his increase in outdoor space and I’m happy to say Charleston is definitely a dog town- most shops and even some restaurants not only allow, but welcome dogs! It’s also been such a nice way to walk around the city and meet new people – Duke is the friendliest pup!

Most of my initial days were spent at the apartment waiting for deliveries, installations, and moving trucks, with the occasional back and forth to Bed Bath & Beyond. Now that I have the essentials, I’m really looking forward to exploring this charming city and everything it has to offer. By nature, I’m an anxious person and so to not have a routine has been more than stressful.  With everything being so new it’s hard not to get overwhelmed sometimes. Alright, a lot of the time. But along with my friends and family, I’ve been reminding myself that this is an incredible adventure and a huge life change and it’s normal to be scared. There is so much I have to look forward to and I know everything will begin to fall into place as I get more and more comfortable in my new home. Now I’m off to work – more details to come on the new job soon! Cheers y’all!

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Hey y’all! Happy Friday! After a visit from my friend last weekend, I am ready for a chill and relaxing weekend. Below are some of our favorite finds from the week. Enjoy!

 

Mackenzie and Katie both posted about their “bachelor” inspired trip to Finland and it looked absolutely amazing!

Loving all of Carly’s spring staples! I cannot wait until the weather stays warm and I can finally switch my closet over! Speaking of spring clothes, check out Jillian’s cute list of spring dresses under $200!

Doesn’t Krista look just fabulous in her gingham blazer! Love how she is just as obsessed with gingham as me!

When I think spring, I think palm trees and Julia’s list of her favorite palm print pieces are too cute!

Abby posted the most adorable photos from her trip to Charleston – making me want to book a trip there ASAP!

You NEED to check out KJP’s office space – is a creative person’s dream!

How did I just discover Persifor?! Their clothes are absolutely lovely and I may need to place an order soon! Liz looks beautiful in her dress!

Lauren shared 5 simple photography tips that are super helpful!

Great news for all you binge watchers (like me) out there – Netflix is testing a button for skipping the opening credits! Finally!

Lastly, I’m LOVING all of Tuckernuck’s new arrivals! They are just so cute this season!