The other night, I went out to Hyman’s Seafood for Restaurant Week. It wasn’t the best meal I’ve ever had. I got the Wadmalaw Delight as an appetizer and the Carolina Delight as an entree.
I realized that I have been checking out some cool places lately. So I’ve made a new category for all of my posts documenting the fun places where we can “hang out” at together!
I have been wanting to visit Terrain at Styers for a long time now. It’s owned by Urban Outfitters, so you KNOW it’s going to be amazing…Finally, I had my opportunity to get myself out there, so last weekend, I took myself on a nice brunch date there 🙂
First, I strolled around the greenhouses and outdoor areas:
The mantle with the greenery was such a sweet idea to bring some character to a weathered shed.The smell of a wood burning fire was so welcoming on this warm winter day. It stayed in my hair for hours after I left! And then I checked out the little Mushroom House: It was being set up for a private gathering later that day. A woman was setting up in there, so I could only snap a few clandestine shots before I snuck out of there 🙂
Then, it was off to the cafe! Again, sly photography-but you can see the beverage bar area made of what looked to be wood boxes. S0 garden-y…Even the way they used the white birch branches inside of a “house frame” was theme-y in a good way. It felt like a whimsical bird house!
Once I was at my table, I enjoyed the gnomey rustic-ness of the dining area. I was a little disappointed when I tried to order my meal. I asked them to substitute potato hash and bacon with apple fritters (obviously), and they got themselves into a kerfluffle just trying to figure out how they were going to do that. And when my meal came out, it was missing the hash browns and sausage, but came with bacon. Not too big of a deal, but the waitress said nicely, “Usually, we charge extra for custom orders, but since we’re not busy, we’ll make an exception”…When I read their menu, bacon, sausage, and apple fritters were all the same cost, so I’m not sure who it cost them more, but anyway…I ordered their Breakfast Board, which was 2 overlays eggs, a petite salad, 2 pieces of challah toast, bacon, and my apple fritters 🙂 I also got a cherry vanilla homemade soda. I splurged a little bit on my calories, so sue me…Loved the wood slice plate that it was served on, and the receipt came in this sweet vintage kite book. Overall, my waitress was nice, the food was good, and the atmosphere divine. Next, I visited their shop. Which was stunning. In fact, I was so inspired, that I created a whole model apartment concept after this polished rustic look for work…
Finally, I crept around the wedding pavilion.I did think that the ceremony spot looked a bit weathered, and I hoped for the spring brides’ sake, that they would repaint the structure…but right across the brick paved walkway was the reception area…Luckily for me, they were setting up for a celebration, so I got to see it in all of its glory. That is one lucky couple. It was gorg!
Overall, I thought it was beautiful! I have to say, I am REALLY looking forward to going back in the spring (which is mere weeks away!) when more flora is blooming. An updated post may follow…
I hope you liked tagging along with me on my weekend adventure 🙂
I haven’t done one of these for a while!
Striped Top: H&M, this one is even more similar to the Pinspiration image
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Black Booties: Unlisted via Famous Footwear
I am working on a Photoshop Fun post for you soon, but in the meantime, here is a quick little post for you tonight!
Maybe it’s just me having Spring Fever, but I keep seeing this cute photo all over The Pin’:
I have these cute shorts that seem to get shorter every time I wear them…
They already have a super cute lace appliqué detail, so all they need are these!
They’re called “Shorties” By Grace and Lace. They are on sale now for $27.75 (originally $37.00). I just ordered a cream pair today. I can’t wait to try them out when they arrive!
I have their Boot Socks and I love them!
I saw my friend pin this last week, and I repined it immediately. I knew it would be a perfect outfit to recreate for you, since I had all of the pieces!
I’m pretty impressed with how well this came together!
Grey T-Shirt: J Crew Factory
Nude Tank Top: BeMaternity by Ingrid & Isabel via Target (maternity style was the only one long enough!! womp womp)
Necklace: J Crew
Skinny Jeans: CAbi
Gold Toe Flats: Nine West Sharada via TJ Maxx, Similar (Secret: these are a little too big for me, so I pulled them out for the photo, but you ail rarely see me wearing them!)
Hope you like this outfit as much as I do!
Late last night, I realized that I have been so busy this week that I didn’t get to do a Pinspiration post! Even worse, I didn’t even go on Pinterest to find an outfit to inspire me for Wednesday. So I took a few
hours minutes browsing and found an outfit to recreate. In my rush this morning, I blended 2 outfits together. This is only unfortunate, because I have all of the pieces to make each outfit individually. But it is what is is for today…
And here’s my hybrid:
White Button Down: Boscov’s, Architect Petite (not loving this shirt, so I’m not going to bother linking it) Try this solid one, this subtle striped one, or this polka dotted one from, where else, but J Crew Factory for a better, slimmer fit! Or to get REALLY close to the Pinspiration 1 shirt, try the Endless Shirt from J Crew also.
Pleather Leggings (Pleather in the front, regular leggings in the back-mullet style) are from TJ Maxx
Taupe Boots: Marco Tozzi
The long, white tank I am wearing here is my ancient American Eagle one. After I saw a hole in the side, I FINALLY ordered a long white tank top from Olivia and Jane, which I talked about in this post. I got it on a flash sale a few days ago from Jane.com (WARNING: This site is dangerous!!) I only bought 1, so in case I hate it, I won’t feel bad , and if I love it, I can buy 9 more 🙂
I found this photo on Pinterest (obviously):
So, here is my version:
Gingham Button-down: Uniqlo
Pearl Necklace: Ann Taylor Factory
Denim: Van Heusen Factory
White Keds: Keds, Similar
I love Pinspiration outfits. It makes getting dressed in the morning a breeze!
More info about my outfit can be found here!
Black Cardigan:TJ Maxx
Black and White Dalmatian Top: Ann Taylor LOFT Outlet
Thin Black Belt: Target (came with a skirt)
Turquoise Necklace: Deb Shop, gift (thanks Dad and Barb!)
Wide Leg Trousers: New York & Co. Outlet
Black Bow Heels: Nine West Outlet
Black Patent Leather Bag: Betsey Johnson, Marshalls