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Wedding Guest Style Guide

June 5, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style Guide

Wedding season is here, the exciting time of year when your calendar is dotted with rehearsals and ceremonies, reconnecting you with old friends and family you haven’t seen in years, and introducing you to the friends of friends you’ve heard so much about. And while the open bar and wedding cake aren’t to be dismissed, there’s nothing quite as special as witnessing two people promise forever to one another and being a part of celebrating that love. This also means it’s time to either dust off the old frocks, or invest in some new stunners. If you’re more inclined for the latter, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite dresses this season perfect for twirling the night away in stilettos or dancing barefoot on the beach.

Vineyard Wedding

The great outdoors and an abundance of wine, everyone loves a good celebration amongst the vines. A floral number is just the right amount of romantic and elegant while still feeling organic and not overdone.

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style Guide Giambattista Valli

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideStone Cold Fox

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideRealisation Par

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideASOS

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideSteele

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideReformation

Beach Wedding

Breeze off the ocean and margarita in hand, nothing beats a flowing maxi on the beach. And in the right fabric—something a bit more drapey like silk—plus the right accessories, this casual daytime look becomes elevated and wedding ready.

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideKalita (similar)

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideKalita

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideReformation

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuidePosse

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideStone Cold Fox

 Elegant Cocktail Party

Sometimes it’s all in the details—ruffles, trimmings, unique proportions, luxe fabrics. Elegance appears in many forms.

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HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideZara

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideZimmermann

HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style GuideVince

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Spring in Charleston

April 24, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Charleston Travel Guide

A spring-time getaway to the south has been on my bucket list ever since my romantic side fell in love with The Notebook (albeit mostly Ryan Gosling IN The Notebook, but wasn’t that all of us?) Between the beautiful old buildings, delicious food, and warm weather, it felt like the perfect location to celebrate our 1 year anniversary—a long weekend filled with all that Charleston and its famous southern hospitality has to offer.

While we weren’t able to stay at Zero George Street since our dog Louis joined us on the trip, we did have a chance to explore the hotel and spend some time there. Nicely situated off the more touristy Meeting and King Streets, but still close enough to walk to all the main sites of downtown, Zero George is a group of perfectly appointed buildings dating back to 1804 restored in the most charming manner. Immaculately landscaped courtyards, sprawling porches, award-winning cuisine, and even a cooking school, Zero George really has it all. And not to mention complimentary bikes available for use, which are the perfect way to explore the city.

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Charleston Packing Guide

April 6, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Charleston Packing Guide

We’re heading to Charleston next week to celebrate our 1 year anniversary (and I’ve no idea how a year has gone by since our wedding in Tulum.) Between the colorful downtown, beautiful beaches, historic plantations and delicious southern cuisine, it’s no wonder Charleston has been voted CN Traveler’s Best US City for 3 years in a row. There’s just something about the colors of the buildings and the romantic atmosphere that has a way of bringing out one’s gingham and ruffle loving self. So in celebration of finally getting dressed without the addition of winter coats and boots, I’ve put together a few outfit inspirations for some of the best activities Charleston has to offer.


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Gingham Dresses | Posse: Jane (short) and Margot (Long)

Round Woven Bag | Posse

Espadrille Sandals | Soludos

Gingham Top | Topshop (similar here, here, and here)

Bamboo Purse | Cult Gia


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Dress | Faithfull the Brand (similar here)

Bag | Hope and May (similar here)

Sandals | Nomadic State of Mind

Bandana | Madewell


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C!ao Tee | Madewell

Jeans | RE/DONE (similar here)

Birkin Basket | Blooming Dreamer


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Black Ruffle Dress | Isabel Marant Etoile

Woven Slides | Carrie Forbes

Black Off the Shoulder Midi Dress | Faithfull the Brand

Rafia Purse | Sunday Living


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Polka Dot Dress and Top | Realization Par Valentina Dress and Cher Top

Sunglasses | Garrett Leight x Clare V. (similar here)

Espadrilles | Castaner

Denim Skirt | RE/DONE (similar here)

 

FASHION

Spring Inspirations

March 21, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Spring Inspirations

Yesterday marked the beginning of Spring. The days are getting longer, the outdoors are coming alive again, and the pace of life quickens after the hybernation of Winter. For me, the idea of Spring conjures up memories of that first warm day, looking up to the sky with eyes closed, letting the rays soak into your face—like a kiss from the sun as if to say, “You’ve made it! I have not forgotten you. I’m here and we’re only getting started.”

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Hotel Lust: &Beyond Kichwa Tembo

March 7, 2017
Hannah Shelby: Hotel Lust: andBeyond Kichwa Tembo

Located where the famous final scene in Out of Africa was filmed, this sprawling oasis is what safari dreams are made of. There’s just something about the way the infinity pool pours out into the sweeping plains of the Mara—a perfect place to relax after an early morning game drive to see the Big Five. And because the camp is set on a privately owned Mara conservancy, guests can enjoy night-time game drives, bush walks, guided hikes, and visits to local Masai villages, as well as sundowner cocktails, private bush dinners, and hot air ballooning.

From &Beyond:

“Known as Kenya’s best loved safari camp, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp offers a quintessential game viewing experience, with sweeping vistas of the Masai Mara and the Sabaringo River.

Located where the riverine forest and plains meet, directly in the path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality. Set on a private concession leased from Masai landlords in the north of the Mara, the camp offers total seclusion and abundant wildlife.

Simple yet contemporary, the Maasai-inspired suites are elegant and timeless. As guests arrive at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo, they are instantly welcomed by the awe-inspiring view. The spacious guest areas provide a place where guests can relax and unwind. The large windows invite the Mara inside, making it feel like part of the guest area.

Guests can escape to the massage room to indulge in a relaxing treatment or browse the redesigned Safari Shop, which offers the finest Kenyan handicrafts. And the infinity swimming pool—literally on the edge of the Mara—boasts one of the world’s most extraordinary views.”

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