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Lulus X KCDT: Homecoming Dresses

*This post was sponsored by Lulus*

Lulus has a dress for everyone & every occasion. We picked out a few of our favorites from their homecoming dress section and let’s just say obsessed is an understatement. I think our favorite is that green one-shoulder midi dress! How gorgeous is that color?! So chic! We are always getting questions on where to find formal dresses for that special event, and Lulus has been our go-to. We are even getting our brides maid dresses from them! (Stay tuned Nov 4 to see!)

Find all our dresses linked below:

Finders Keepers Haunted Olive Green One-Shoulder Midi Dress

Black/Blue Wrap Maxi Dress

 Sage Green Maxi Dress

Cream Floral Print Maxi Dress

Thank you so much to Lulus for sending us these beauties for us to style!

You can also check out more dresses for any occasion here!

Cheers,

K||C

Fashion Food Travel

3 Day Staycation Guide to Charleston

Hey y’all, Kenzie here today! So if y’all have been following us on Instagram then you know that recently my husband, Trevor, and I  got the chance to take a 3-day staycation for our 3 year marriage anniversary. It’s kind of a crazy story because I entered a contest on Instagram for a chance to win a 2 night stay the Zero George Hotel in downtown Charleston along with a dinner and wine pairing for 2 at their award winning restaurant, and I WON!! I honestly couldn’t even believe it when they messaged me telling me I won.

So we decided to use those 2 nights (we added a third night because we needed a break from work, ha) for a little staycation for our anniversary! AND let me tell you, it was nothing short of a dream. So here is a little breakdown day by day of everything we did, what we thought of the hotel, where we ate, and what I wore.

DAY 1

+We arrived at Zero George and were greeted by the valet who immediately took our bags and showed us to the front desk. The front desk crew/concierge was absolutely amazing and so welcoming. They offered us some champagne along with a tour of the hotel. Honestly, I will let the pictures do the talking because it really is magical.

Zero George

H&M Denim Shorts  // White Madewell Shirt // Hat (Different Color)

+After realizing that this isn’t all a dream, we relaxed on the porch with a glass of wine, which they offer free from 5-6, along with a delicious complimentary cheese board. Next, we headed off to dinner at Cane Rhum Bar, where it just happened to be National rum day. They were serving $6 zombie drinks that they limit 1 per person, so we both decided to try one. Holy smokes those were some strong drinks. I couldn’t even get 3/4’s of the way finished. We ordered the jerk chicken and ahi tuna, both of which were actually really delicious. The bartender gave us a pina colada as dessert, and it was SO GOOD. The vibe of this place is so fun and makes you feel like you are on a beach in Jamaica. We also loved that this place was just a short walk from our hotel (LOVED not having to drive)!

3 day staycation guide to Charleston

3 day staycation guide to Charleston

Blondie Tee // H&M Denim Shorts // Old Navy Peep Toe Shoes 

DAY 2

+Woke up from the best sleep ever because the beds are HEAVEN! So comfy and CLEAN!

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3 day staycation guide to Charleston

Clayton Striped Tube Top // Clayton Striped Maxi Skirt // Hat

+After our European breakfast, which is included in everyone’s stay, we headed off for a day in the sun at the Beach Club Charleston. We sat by the pool, enjoyed a bloody mary and then stepped into the spa for our couples deep tissue massage. Rough life, I know.

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Bikini Top (different color) // Bikini Bottom (different color) // Sunglasses 

+We were going to eat by the pool after but there were some gnarly clouds rollin’ in, so we opted to eat somewhere downtown. We decided to grab lunch at one of my favorite spots, Circe’s Grotto. Trev got the turkey avocado panini and I got my favorite mixed green salad with turkey on top. Seriously if you want a great sandwich or salad, check this place out!!

+One of our favorite features of our stay at Zero George was the complimentary cheese and wine happy hour every night from 5-6. You are able to enjoy your cheese and wine anywhere on the property, so that was pretty amazing! We picked a different spot each night!

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Greylin Ruffle Dress // Similar (here, here, here) // Nude Heels // Cocktail ring // FAVORITE Hoop Earrings 

+For our second night out, we weren’t too hungry so we ended up just having cheese and wine and then went for a walk around downtown a little later. Towards the end of the night, we ended up stopping for a quick beer and then headed to one of our favs, Minero, for a late night dinner. We got the charcoaled grilled wings doused in Valentino hot sauce (some of my favorite wings ever) and a couple delicious tacos. You can’t go wrong with anything you order here!!

 

DAY 3

My favorite day of our trip, not only because this was our actual anniversary date, but because it was SO MUCH FUN.

+I had heard about candle making class before, and thought it would be a cool activity! So I booked a candle making class at Candlefish and let me tell you, it was AWESOME! Definitely, recommend this activity while in Charleston because it’s something different, and you get to take home 2 candles that YOU made yourself.

+We stopped by our favorite coffee shop just up the street from Candle Fish called, The Rise. Love their iced dirty Chai!

3 day staycation guide to Charleston

Madewell White Shirt  // Shorts

+ After our candle class, we took the complimentary bikes from the hotel for a ride downtown all the way to the battery. Be careful riding your bikes in Charleston, because the streets are small and very busy with traffic! This was such a fun way to explore the city and especially loved checking out all the gorgeous homes on the ride.

+ That night we had a dinner reservation at Zero George Restaurant + Bar. Our dinner at Zero Restaurant + Bar was absolutely incredible and everything I imagined it would be. Everything from the ambiance to the music, to the service and food. Our server’s name was Amy and totally made our experience one we will never forget! I didn’t bring my phone to dinner because I wanted to be as present as possible, but every single dish was worthy of a picture! Every plate of food was truly a work of art. A dining experience I will never forget!

3 day staycation guide to Charleston

Favorite Dress of ALL TIME (On SALE) 

Couldn’t have asked for a better staycation and anniversary celebration! I highly recommend staying at Zero George because it truly was magical and the epitome of southern hospitality!

Thanks for reading! Don’t be afraid to reach out with any other questions y’all might have.

Cheers,

K||C

 

 

Fashion

Polka Dot Outfits

Most of the time when we are putting together outfits we try to make sure we don’t match too much because we had enough of that when we were younger (thanks, mom haha). But sometimes it’s fun to twin it up a bit and match more than usual. These polka dot items were so fun, we couldn’t help ourselves.

We definitely got a bunch of double takes because we looked so much alike and we were doing a photo shoot on the streets of Charleston. SIDE NOTE: does anyone else get nervous when taking their pictures in front of other people walking by? We are definitely guilty of this!

But anyway we had a blast shooting this day. Luckily we didn’t get rained out and the shoot turned out awesome!

For all you locals, you can get these polka dot looks at Maris Dehart!!

All photos by the amazing Sophia Vogt Photography!

We’ve linked all of our favorite polka dot looks below!

Cheers,

K||C

Everything

Our secrets to healthy glowing skin

 

Our skin has never been more of a priority than now! Flawless, glowing skin is something that everyone yearns for, and we have finally found products that have helped us achieve our skin goals!

Along with the products we use it’s important to keep a healthy lifestyle to maintain that beautiful skin. Here are a few tips on how we keep our skin looking great.

 1. Drink lots of water! 

  • Hydration is key y’all! We are definitely guilty of being thirsty and automatically going for a coffee, but we have really been trying to drink more water, and we have totally noticed a difference!

2. Healthy Eating!

  • We truly believe you are what you eat! Maintaining a balanced diet is a big part of how we keep our skin looking clear and glowing. Lots of veggies and fruits for us. Our body and skin say THANK YOU!!

 3. Protect your skin! 

  • Not going to lie, our teenage years were a lot of seeing how tan we could get in the summer- yikes! And we may have be guilty of making frequent visit to the tanning beds in the snowy winters.  Nowadays we lather the sunscreen on and have traded tanning beds for organic SPRAY TANS (Charleston Glow is our fav).

4. Consistency is KEY!

  • Find a routine that works for you and STICK to it. Make sure you are cleaning your face at night especially after a long day of life. For us, we usually get home pretty late from our bartending gig and some nights we just want to jump right into bed, but we make the effort to take off our makeup and clean our face realllll well.

5. Invest in your skin!

  • Trust me y’all, we are girls on a budget, but when it comes to our skin, we are willing to spend a little extra. Having clear and healthy skin makes us feel good and gives us the confidence to take on the world.

 

Here are the products that we have been using that truly work for our skin. Also, for all you Charleston locals, Magnolia Dermatology carries all of these items, and have been so AWESOME in helping us find what products work for our skin type. Go visit them if y’all need help with any skin problem or question!

*DAY & NIGHT PRODUCTS*

+ Normacleanse Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin

+Balatone Calming Toner, pH Balancer

+Ossential Daily Power Defense 

+NeoCutis Micro Eyes Rejuvenating Cream 15mL

*SUNSCREENS*

+Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 

+EltaMD UV Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 45

Cheers,

K||C

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Fashion

PacSun Denim

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We are all about the classics: a white blouse/button up and some denim. Bammm…simple, chic and effortless. These Pacsun jeans offer the comfortable boyfriend jean look while also being fashionable.

The fit, wash and attitude of your jeans can make or break your outfit. The rips and the detail of the writing just above the knee give that edge we are looking for. We are both wearing a size 25 and would say they are a tad big, so maybe size down one size?

Can we also give a shout out to the most talented & beautiful lady, Janelle Putrich from Janelle Putrich Photography. Y’all she has been our favorite photographer we have ever worked with. She is born with this talent for photography and you can see it in her work! Please do your self a favor and check out her Website and Instagram!

Cheers,

K||C

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