Charmed by Charleston


A sweet dress, cardigan and booties make a little southern charm.

  Today’s Illustration: chiffon dress Town House Shops (or $ Dorothy Perkins and $$ Oasap), J.Crew cardigan (or $ Target and $$ J.Crew), A&F striped stretch belt (and $ Amazon or $$ Kate Spade), Coach Candace carryall (or $ Steve Madden), suede booties asos or ($$ Dolce Vita and $$$ adrien), Luster necklace by Good Season Two months ago my parents visitied for lunch in Hoboken.  The weather was nice, so we walked along Washington enjoying window displays and delicious smells.  I’m glad we happened upon a great little boutique, Town House Shops, where I spotted this dress.  (If you are in the area be sure to check them out.  They have a store in Hoboken and the city.) After waiting weeks I finally got to wear it thanks to warmer weather in South Carolina.  That’s just one of the reasons I loved Charleston; here are the rest. V.Ng and I stayed in the Historic District near King Street.  The area is adorable!  The street is full of cute stores and unique restaurants.  Roads are lined with gorgeous homes and palm trees. Horses trot by pulling buggies. The food in Charleston was incredible.  Our favorites: fried chicken, shrimp and grits and barbecue.  (We collectively gained about 12 pounds!)  There were so many restaurants, we didn’t have enough time to try them all.  If you know any good ones – please share. Our hotel had free bike rentals so we enjoyed a leisurely ride to the waterfront.  We even took a fun cooking class where we met some great people (including a fellow RISD Alum!)  There were a lot of things to do and we left with the general impression that the people are friendly and the food is good. If you have not been to Charleston, I highly recommend a visit!

  • FashionEdible

    Love this sketch!

  • Samantha

    I am so glad you posted about Charleston! It is my absolute favorite place in the world! My parents own a house there and we go there for all holidays. Glad to see you enjoyed your stay! Love your illustration!

  • SketchbookCloset

    Thank you!!

  • SketchbookCloset

    Samantha, we had such an incredible time – you are lucky you get to visit often ♥ Thank you for viewing.

  • Melanie Fontaine

    I’m really loving the design of the dress! Combined with all the items, it looks like a great casual, but chic outfit. I’ve only been to the US twice, but I hope to travel the South eventually! I love the southern food, so Charleston seems like a great destination!
    xx Melanie

  • Jenny

    I’m glad that you guys were able to turn your wedding trip into a nice little Charleston vacation! You guys definitely hit some highlights that I don’t think a lot of visitors do — especially the Mav Kitchen cooking class, which I have wanted to do the past 5 years and still haven’t managed.

    Also glad you guys got to experience the up side of our topsy-turvy November/December weather — for example, today is 77 and tomorrow is supposed to be 55, then I think the next day is projected to be back in the high sixties.

    And as always, the illustrations are lovely — I love what you do with this site!

  • SketchbookCloset

    Thanks Jenny! We had an awesome time and are looking forward to our next visit (whenever it may be!) Definitely take the cooking class; it was so worth it!! Thanks for giving us a reason to visit. Hope to see you again soon. (PS. You were a beautiful bride.) ♥ Katie