Jewel Collar Dress in Historic Charleston, SC

 Jeweled Sheath Dress Boutique Charleston, SC

This post is sponsored by Dixieland Boutique in Bowling Green, KY. All opinions are my own, as always. This post also contains affiliate links.

Last week, Chauncey, Kane, and I visited historic Charleston, SC, and I got the chance to wear this beautiful jewel collar dress from Dixieland Boutique. I’m a big history buff, and I love wandering around the historic areas of Charleston. There’s sooo much to take in. Unfortunately, there was also sooo much rain. We shot these pics in-between downpours. I actually curled my hair before this, but it was a hot mess, so I tossed it up in a messy bun.

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 Jeweled Sheath Dress Boutique Charleston, SC Jeweled Sheath Dress Boutique Charleston, SC

 Jeweled Sheath Dress Boutique Charleston, SC

Dress: c/o Dixieland Boutique // Clutch: Gigi New York // Sandals: Tory Burch via Ebay Earrings: Charming Charlie (similar) // Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington–save 15% w/ promo code BRIGHTONABUDGET // Link bracelet: J. Crew Factory c/o The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass  Cuff bracelet: J.Crew Factory 

I’m always on the hunt for clothing with fun details, and this dress definitely fits the bill. The jewel collar of the dress really draws your eye to the high neckline.  I’m wary of beading on clothing, though, because it doesn’t always wash well, but this dress does!!! Chauncey ran it through the washing machine before I had a chance to say no, and it was ok–not a bead was missing.  I will say I think the sizing runs a little small, so size up. And the pattern is a dreamy mosaic pattern that is perfect for a warm weather vacation. Plus, at just $32, it’s a steal!!! That’s one of the things I like best about Dixieland Boutique–their clothes are cute and so affordable!

While the beading on the dress is silver, I wanted to warm the dress up with some gold accents. Since there’s ton of beading on the neckline, I skipped a necklace and added gold statement earrings in a nautical design.  I also added gold bracelets for a simple arm party, along with my new Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Leather Bondi watch with silver accents to keep the mixed metal look.

Y’all know I’m all about mixing price points.  I tend to invest in shoes and purses.  For example,  these Tory Burch Miller Sandals are expensive, but totally worth the price because I wear them everywhere and almost everyday! They also allow you to dress up a look without sacrificing comfort. I was able to snag  mine slightly used on Ebay for over 50% off retail price! And my Gigi New York clutch is a great neutral shade that I always grab when I need a bag that will go with whatever I’m wearing.

Be sure to check out the awesome selection of super affordable styles from Dixieland Boutique!!! Their styles are perfect for your upcoming summer vacation!!!

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  1. 6.12.17
    Dara said:

    I’d love to go to charleston. Too bad it was raining! I love the dress too.

  2. 6.12.17

    Such a pretty dress!!

  3. 6.12.17

    How gorgeous! That’s such a shame there was so much rain when you were in charleston.

  4. 6.12.17

    Such a pretty dress and there is NO way that I could “just throw it up in a messy bun” I’m always so jealous of people that can do that. Hair turned out great even for not being what you intended.

  5. 6.12.17

    You look so pretty! I definitely want to visit Charleston soon. It’s so beautiful there!

  6. 6.12.17

    Cute dress! I love the beachy accessories!

  7. 6.12.17
    Sarah Tucker said:

    Love that pattern! you look gorgeous!!

  8. 6.12.17

    The collar on this dress is gorgeous! Love these ocean colors on you!

  9. 6.12.17
    Nita Batra said:

    I love the collar on that dress! <3

  10. 6.12.17
    birdieshoots said:

    It’s always such a bummer when the rain ruins a picture op! Still loving the dress though!

    Birdie Shoots

  11. 6.13.17
    Dawn Princess Darnell said:

    Omg what a cute little dress! Love the detailing and $32!? What a steal!

  12. 6.13.17
    Kellyann said:

    So pretty! Simple yet elegant look, nice job!

  13. 6.13.17
    Sara said:

    This is the perfect dress for exploring Charleston! I’m headed there next month and can’t wait!

    xo, Sara

  14. 6.14.17

    Love the pattern! Found your blog from link up 🙂

  15. 6.14.17
    Katherine Swain said:

    Such a cute dress! Hope you had fun in Charleston! We absolutely loved our trip back in April! 🙂

    Katherine |

  16. 6.15.17

    Those sandals are the BEST!

    How 2 Wear It []

  17. 6.15.17
    Ruth Maldonado said:

    You look beautiful in this dress! I love the little tassel on the clutch! You’re so cute and your hair pulled up is just adorable!

  18. 6.15.17
    Nicole Mölders said:

    Great updo. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  19. 6.16.17
    Kristina said:

    This is a really cute summer look! Love your sandals 🙂

  20. 6.17.17

    Love this look! I can’t believe that dress is only $32!

  21. 6.18.17
    Jill said:

    I never think of looking on ebay! Those Tory sandals are such a great find! Love this elegant look on you! Your dress is so pretty!

    Doused In Pink

  22. 6.18.17
    Greta Hollar said:

    Such a pretty collared dress! Charleston is one of my favorite cities. So much history and good food!

    Greta |

  23. 6.18.17

    I love the detail on this dress! And such a beautiful color!

  24. 6.19.17
    Kristen said:

    Ohh Charleston! I haven’t been in a few months and need to get back there asap! Love that dress. It’s perfect!!


  25. 6.19.17

    This dress is so pretty! Beautiful color, colors and pattern – just perfect for Charleston.

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you back this week.

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  26. 6.20.17
    Melissa said:

    Your so right! I’m all about living within a budget, but buying an expenive piece you will use over and over is totally worth the money. Your hair looks amazing in a messy bun! Wish I had those skills 😉 Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear


  27. 6.21.17

    This dress looks so perfect on you!