Monday, June 20, 2016

Navy and Silver Summer Weekend

This post is sponsored by Gold Creations, but, as always on Borrowed Heaven, all opinions are my own.
Happy Monday, y'all!  How was your weekend?  For me, this weekend was a nice change from the busyness and travel over the last few weeks.  With our house closing on Wednesday (aahh!!), we made a few final preparations and spent a bunch of time outside, walking around town - the weather was beautiful, and it's always my favorite way to relax and unwind!
No matter what time of year it is, parking down on the Battery (the south-most point on the Charleston peninsula) and trying to get lost while discovering new (to us!) alleyways and historical homes never gets old.  My outfits might change from other times in the year, but it's always a fun excuse to play dress up get out of the house.
This weekend was no exception, we found a parking spot right along the sea wall (parking is free down there, and there are always spots - FYI) and started walking.  I chose my current favorite super-lightweight, navy romper and a simple pair of silver sandals that I've had since collage (similar styles: 1 and 2).  Lastly, I paired it with my new favorite silver piece from Gold Creations.
Gold Creations has been creating stylish, beautiful jewelry here in Charleston for over forty years.  I first met Lizzy from Gold Creations at The Southern C Summit and enjoyed hearing about their long family history in the jewelry business.  Their story of founders Vicki and Glenn traveling west in their VW Beetle to see the country throughout the early 1970s is so adorable and heart-warming!

The Gold Creations flagship location opened in 1975 after Vicki and Glenn returned from that trip of a lifetime to sell the Native American jewelry and artifacts they collected along the way.  Still in the very same spot today, the shop is located permanently in the Charleston City Market, on the corner of Market and Church streets.  It could not be a more historical and popular spot with horse-drawn carriages constantly riding by, remarkable church steeples towering over the landscape, and natural Southern accents like palmetto, magnolia, and dogwood trees accenting every corner.
All of those scenes were the inspiration for their own jewelry lines that they began casting and creating several years after Gold Creations opened their doors.  Now, decades later, they have beautiful lines of jewelry that perfectly reflect the heritage, grace, and beauty of Charleston.  The piece that they curated for me combines a delicate Charleston rice bead strand with an intricate Gates of Charleston charm
To share a little bit of the beauty of Charleston, Gold Creations is giving away a $50 gift card so that one of you can experience their unique pieces and fantastic quality for yourself!
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Good luck to all of you!  Even if you're not located in the Charleston area or planning to make a future visit, you can shop the entire Gold Creations collection through their website.  Not only do they have their full Charleston Rice Beads and Gates of Charleston collections beautifully photographed and available for purchase, they also have an array of monogrammed pieces, wedding gift ideas, a children's collection, as well as tons of pieces with those ever-so-popular pineapples!
As you can probably tell, there will be a lot more weekends to come that will be spent just like this one.  There are always new Charleston streets to discover as well as hidden gardens and colorful landscaped to find! 

24 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Love that romper on you and it's perfect for that heat you get during the Summer!! The lace detail is so pretty! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Carly Blogs Here said...

Walking around and exploring new places/streets is one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend too. Love your romper and it sounds like Gold Creations has some really cool pieces!

Brianne said...

I love your outfit! It's perfect!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

Beautiful jewelry and outfit! Let's be real - I'd probably go for the Sweetgrass Basket jewelry. Does it get anymore low country than that? Nope! Happy Monday!

Jen said...

I love this outfit, you look beautiful!!

The Lowcountry Mama said...

That's our favorite parking spot too! I hope the closing goes smoothly this week I'm excited for you guys!

Nikki said...

LOVE navy! That romper is so pretty!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Ahhh can't believe how close you are to closing on your new home, so exciting! Loving this whole look on you, that romper is perfect for the hot summers down here <3
Green Fashionista

Zelle B. said...

So cute! Love that romper!

Zelle
Southern Style

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

what a pretty outfit! and a pretty backdrop. yay for house closing so soon too! all beautiful things :)

xoxo cheshire kat

Lauren Honeycutt said...

I love this necklace! You have the best shops in Charleston!

Lauren Honeycutt said...

I love the baby pearl bracelet!

Missy said...

I love the pineapple stud earrings!

Helene in Between said...

such an adorable outfit!! you look so great!

Elizabeth Hudson said...

What joy to see Meg! You did a FANTASTIC job on this post :) Thank you so much for all your hard work!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

I love this romper! The lace detail is so cute!

Ashley
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Christina Lea Loves said...

Gorgeous photos! What an exciting week for you with the closing coming up!

Liz Jo said...

I am loving your romper! Perfect for this warm weather and it's in navy! one of my most worn colors in my wardrobe.

liz @ j for joiner

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

You look adorable! I love the back lace detail!

Carly said...

Love this post! I first visited Gold Creations on my trip to SC last summer & my mom and I got matching rice bead bracelets! I recently got her a rice bead necklace (and one for myself with a pineapple charm) for her birthday! Would LOVE one of the Charleston gates pendants to add to her gift :D Great blog!

arress said...

I just love the Baby Pearl bracelet. It would look so nice on my niece. I love the dress!

Edye Nicole said...

I love the Charleston Beads collection :)

Ryan @apolishedpalate said...

Cute outfit! I love Gold Creations. They have a great selection of beautiful jewelry!

Pink and Green Mom said...

I love your outfit! I also love Gold Creations' pineapple collection as well as the Rose Gold Plated Rice Bead Necklace!

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