Watching Charleston come into bloom this Spring has been such a treat. Living somewhere that’s pretty much always warm and always has something blossoming makes me want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Our friends live over by Hampton Park, which has new flowers and colors changing month to month. Last time it was azaleas, the time before that was camellias and this time it was jasmine. The jasmine has been blooming all over the city, bringing the most fragrant sweet scent with it. We have it lining the fence in front of our house and all over our backyard.
Now that it’s almost mid-May, wedding season is in full swing. I’ve been getting lots of requests for wedding guest dresses and one of my most favorite brands for occasion dresses is Needle & Thread. Last year I bought this blush embellished dress and this year I couldn’t pass on this dusty blue one. And unlike the embellished dresses that they’re known for, this one is much lighter and less dressy with it’s embroidered and mesh detailing. This one also comes in a beautiful maxi version here and a top version here that pairs with this tulle skirt. Also, my girlfriend Lucy is wearing this white maxi dress.
For more wedding guest dress inspo (and for you brides, too), BHLDN has always been one of my favorite sites. They actually have a whole selection of ‘party dresses‘, so even if you’re not looking for a wedding, it still makes a great destination for pretty dresses. They also have a great selection of Needle & Thread dresses, so exclusive to the site, like this blush dream of a dress, this green one, this pink maxi one and this whimsical rainbow one.