Finally Fall (ish)

This weekend is my school’s fall break and the weather somehow knew this. Yesterday it was finally cool enough for me (being from Chi-beria) to consider it fall in Charleston. And although today was a little warmer, it was still acceptable for me to break out the boots. Being a Historic Preservation major, one of my all time favorite things to do is explore the city and look at all the old architecture. Usually I would do this on my own, but by chance, my boyfriend and I both had the day off and he is also a huge history buff. So off we went to explore 200+ year old Charleston.

Lately my outfits have been based off of simplicity. It is much more ‘in’ now to have one statement piece that the rest of the outfit revolves around so as not to be too noisy. Today, that piece was my favorite pair of Ellen Tracy riding boots.


To compliment the boots without over-shadowing them, I picked my small leather cross-body purse by Shaffer Los Angeles. And for a bit of sparkle I am wearing several of my Alex + Ani bangles.


As today could count as a bit chilly, I wore my favorite light sweater crop top by BP. at Nordstrom and my dark-wash, high-rise skinny by Abercrombie. As much as I love fall colors, I did not want the entire outfit to be dark as the sun is still shining bright so to lighten it up, I paired the dark jeans with the light top for contrast. To top it all off I am wearing my Agatha necklace from Paris and my Urban Outfitters cat eye sunglasses.


Some of the incredible buildings we saw today date back to the times of George Washington:


And most of them have Carolopolis awards, the award given to buildings in Charleston that have displayed outstanding preservation and rehabilitation efforts.


A bed and breakfast at the corner of South Battery St and Church Street.


The gardens at the Calhoun Mansion


A wall that has found its beauty through age.

I hope this post has provided some inspiration to get out and enjoy the fall weather and see all the wonderful things that surround you (and find an excuse to wear all the cute fall clothes I know you have).

xo Em


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