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August 12, 2016

Colors of Charleston.

     On almost every street that you go down in Charleston, there are colored buildings upon colored buildings. They can contain anything from homes to hotels to restaurants to stores, but the one thing that they all have in common are the bright and beautiful exteriors. 

     Charleston's most famous colored street is Rainbow Row. With the tightly packed schedule that The Blog Societies Conference brought forth (early mornings and late nights), during the small bit of free time that we had one afternoon, I opted for a nap instead of venturing to see this famous street with my conference roommates. They got some fantastic photos at Rainbow Row, but I just know that the fact I didn't get to see it means that it's just an excuse to return to Charleston soon! ;-) The good news though is that the whole city is definitely full of beautiful buildings, not just that one iconic street! These pictures were taken in front of the Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel , which was just a few blocks over from our stay at the Belmond Charleston Place. I was just obsessed with the pretty pink walls of the hotel, and I thought it was the perfect compliment to this bright and fun sundress. 

     I wore this dress for the final day of TBSCon, which had workshops and a closing luncheon. I tried to wear outfits during all days of TBCon that I felt really showed off my blog, brand, and personal style, and this dress definitely fit the bill! I am all about bright and fun colors, and pairing shades of blue and pink together always makes for one of my favorite color combinations. I purchased this dress at a local Charlotte boutique, but here is a similar one from the same brand

     There was a professional photographer at TBSCon who captured photographs of all of the bloggers throughout the weekend. As soon as those photos are shared, I'll share a full conference recap! Stay tuned next week in the meantime to see another outfit that I wore while at the conference. 

    And be sure that you're following me on social media (@miss_alk on Instagram and Snapchat) because one of my blogger besties is coming to visit me this weekend, and the August InfluenceHer Blogger Network North Carolina meet-up is also happening! Such a fun weekend ahead- much needed after a busy week!

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. This dress is gorgeous! I've always wanted to go to Charleston and this post just makes me even more antsy to visit :) XO, Nicole //

  2. This dress is heavenly!! I keep hearing how great Charleston is! I am dying to visit!

  3. This dress looks so gorgeous on you, Annaliese, and I'm so glad y'all had an amazing time! I loved visiting Charleston a few months ago and I can't wait to go back!


  4. I adore geometric pieces – whether it's clothes, accessories or home decor. I once painted an oversize canvas with a similar pattern; it still hangs in our dining room.

    Charleston looks charming. XO

  5. Such a cute dress! I love the geometric print and the blue and pink color combo!

    Stephanie |

  6. Anxiously awaiting the photos from the weekend from Kim! Can't wait to see how you recap the weekend!

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  7. My boyfriend and I have been trying to plan a trip to Charleston. I've never been and I've heard so many great things about the city through blogging. You look positively gorgeous in that bright little frock, you wear color oh so well!

  8. You are such a stunner, I love that dress on you!!! cant wait to see a recap of the weekend!!

  9. How cute! Love the print of the dress.

    Alix |

  10. Such a fun dress, matches perfectly with the wall behind it! I love Charleston and definitely need to make a trip soon!


  11. Charleston seems like the perfect place to take pictures! I'm looking forward to reading your recap post so I can live vicariously through you, lol. Someday I hope I can attend the conference but I'm slightly intimidated.

     - Sierra Berry ♥ @itsberrystylish  

  12. I've never been to Charleston but I want to go! It always sounds like such a great city! Also, your dress is so cute!

  13. I love the colors in that dress! They are so beautiful on you!

  14. This outfit is amazing! I love the relaxed yet polished vibe it gives off!

    xx, Calli |

  15. This dress is so gorgeous! And it matches the background so perfectly!


    Tamara -

  16. Annaliese you are killing it in this dress! Had so much fun following along on your Charleston trip through snapchat!

    Pick Your Beau

  17. That dress looks so cute and I love the pink building!

  18. The cutest dress! Loved this on you and loved hearing about your Charleston trip!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink


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