Hey y’all! I told y’all a few posts back that I participated in a blogger photo series called #holycitychicks. The shoot, styled by Liz of Charleston Weekender and Jennifer Collins (Photography), is a monthly series with a changing theme. This series had us on the pier of Mt. Pleasant’s Waterfront Park showing off goodies from Aviate, Crab&Cleek, and Gold Creations. It was a fun chance to meet new bloggers and show off cool merch! We each also had the opportunity to do our own shots without the merch.

Participants included XOXO, I. Joelle, Thrifty Little Becca, Charleston Blonde, Charleston Brunette, and Attention to Darling. Ain’t we cute?

Let me tell y’all how Mother Nature threw a monkey wrench in my hair game. It rained. The humidity was ruthless. The wind was disrespectful. And I had to fight on a hat. I just gave up and let the elements have their way. Oddly enough, it worked out.

Because I have a major case of RBF, I told Jenn to let me know when to smile. I kinda felt like I should’ve smiled more like every one else, but when I saw my pics–Jenn really had me. My face looked great and the subtlety spoke volumes. Loved it!

The first brand I shot was Crab&Cleek. I love their totes–so stylish and durable. Perfect for a day at the Farmer’s Market, running errands, or even a day at the beach. The bag I picked matched my outfit superbly and was adorned with fancy vases. Jenn got really great body and product shots! And peep the tiny bit of my elementary school ballet game!

Next was Gold Creations! I picked the palmetto tree pendant and ring. I love palmetto trees (hello, Palmetto State?!) and was instantly drawn to the set. Liz couldn’t immediately place the earrings and found them after the shoot LOL! But I was still very happy for the set. I feel like my outfit was a perfect one for a day out in Charleston and the jewelry really made it hit home. I wish I could’ve kept them!

Last of the product shots was Aviate. Not too sure about you guys, but I love my Aviate cap! This was my first time wearing it with my hair out, but with this outfit, jewelry, and bag I couldn’t have been more ‘Saturday in Charleston’ if I tried. Well, unless I was wearing Lilly Pulitzer and Jack Rogers–but that’s a whole other story for a different day.

I didn’t change outfits, but I had a slight change of jewelry. I brought my Moon and Lola x Bourbon&Boweties bangles that I’d gotten from Two Cumberland. Liz had brought a fishing pole and since I was dressed for it, I worked the pole! I had no idea how to hold it, but I made it work. 

All in all, I think my first ever photo shoot went extremely well. I can’t wait to do another one. I’m plotting at least one in my head right now for some outfit posts. Is this supposed to be addictive because I just may have a problem! I mean, I just had so much fun and I’ve never really seen myself like this before. It was such a great experience and I’m thankful to Liz and Jenn for having me. Again, I really can’t wait to do another one. So, if anyone out there wants me for a shoot please drop me an email! In the mean time, enjoy a few more shots and please take a minute to visit all the ladies mentioned in this post. Every little click helps!



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