The Charm of Charleston

There were so many things that I loved about Charleston. The food, the atmosphere, the people, but my favorite thing, by far, is the beautiful and colorful houses that make up Historic Downtown Charleston. I have never seen so many brightly colored homes with gorgeous ivy walls and overflowing window boxes in my life. It took so much longer to walk through the city because I was constantly stopping to admire and take pictures.

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

At the top of anyone’s Charleston To-Do List is Rainbow Row. It’s no secret that this row of pastel homes is a must see. You certainly don’t have to twist my arm to visit something this colorful and happy.

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

The houses are even more charming in person. Each house was more magnificent than the last. I am obviously partial to the pink ones, but I would happily take any of them. Anyone want to throw a few million my way?!

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

As I mentioned in this post, I brought mostly dresses for the trip. I knew it would be warm and I wanted to be comfortable during the day. This dress from ASOS (under $75) was originally purchased as an option for the wedding were going to in Pawley’s Island. It’s beautiful blush pink with the prettiest pattern of floral branches and birds. It felt like it was made for a beautiful Southern Day.

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

Even though I ended up wearing something different for the wedding, I was happy to pull this out when we got to Charleston. I paired the dress with my Mango sandals and my blush cardi for a day of walking around. After a few hours of exploring we decided to enjoy happy hour at The Rooftop at The Vendue Inn and this dress was perfect. The classic day to evening look.

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

The amount of colorful homes in Charleston is matched only by the amount of homes covered in ivy. It was so wonderful to see everything in this city so well maintained. Everyone takes such pride in their home and it really shows. We would wander off the beaten path and I would point out a home to Brian and tell him that one was my favorite. Only to round the corner and find another house that topped the last.

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

The city is literally covered in charm. You can spend hours walking around and finding something new. That was our favorite thing to do. We would set out every day in search of a new neighborhood to explore. King Street and Meeting Street close to South Battery Street were our favorite places to roam. The side streets are almost deserted aside from the occasional horse and carriage that pass by.

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

I fell in love with the city through the architecture. It is so rich in history and has maintained its authenticity throughout the years. I can’t wait to go back and explore more of beautiful Charleston!

The Charm of Charleston on Waketon Road Blog including a stop a Rainbow Row

How about you… Have you ever visited Charleston? What were some of your favorite areas? I would love to hear! Thank you so much for reading! Xo Bryn

Shop the Look:

Dress: ASOS, Shoes: Mango, Glasses: Le Specs, Bag: Cuyana

45 thoughts on “The Charm of Charleston

  1. Jenn Lake

    So lovely, Bryn! Happy Wednesday!

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      Thank you so much Jenn! Hope you had a great Wednesday! xo Bryn

  2. Rach

    This post makes me want to go to Charleston! It’s on my list of places to travel next year. I definitely need to check out Rainbow Row!

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  3. Rach

    This post makes me want to go to Charleston! It’s on my list of places to travel next year. I definitely need to check out Rainbow Row!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Yes! It’s a must see! You’ll love it! xo Bryn

  4. Rosy

    Charleston looks beautiful, I love the pastel coloured walls 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Rosy! The pastel houses are amazing!! xo Bryn

  5. Chloe of beyond blessed

    Oh my goodness, can I PLEASE jump into these pictures?! Charleston looks magical!! Definitely on my bucketlist!! Adore your photos!

    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      You have to go Chloe! You would absolutely love it!! xo Bryn

  6. katelyn chef

    How pretty-Ha ha I love how te sunset matches the buildings in Charleston –Do you think they plan that?
    LOL
    Lovely read & I love the layout of your blog.
    Cheers,
    Katelyn
    http://www.theyellowspectacles.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Katelyn! With how amazing Charleston is, it would not surprise me one bit if they plan that! 🙂 xo Bryn

  7. Amy Arnold

    Sooo charming! Love your photos – especially those steps with all the ivy. Pretty dress on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      The ivy houses were my favorite! Thanks Amy Ann! xo Bryn

  8. Aiko Cunanan

    Lovely outfit and location! Your dress has such a pretty print and fits you so well <3

    xo,

    aikocunanan.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Aiko!! I appreciate that! xo Bryn

  9. Vanessa

    Charleston is indeed charming but so are YOU! Loving the pics, Bryn!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Vanessa, you are always the sweetest! xo Bryn

  10. Maggie

    The neckline on this dress is to die for!! This is so pretty!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you! One of the reasons I loved it! xo Bryn

  11. Rachel

    Beautiful dress! You look so pretty!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Rachel! I appreciate it! xo Bryn

  12. Kathrine Eldridge

    Love this gorgeous dress! I am a huge fan of Charleston. When I visited there, I was in awe. Just visited Savannah and felt the same way.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      I loved your Savannah post! I want to go there next! xo Bryn

  13. Floortje

    That looks indeed so charming! The photos you took are beautiful, such as your look!

    Xx,

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    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much!! xo Bryn

  14. Rosie

    I simply adore everything about this post . . . how did you find houses that matched your outfit! So cute!!!

    http://lifeisjustrosie.tv/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Rosie!! It’s so easy to do in Charleston, there’s so much great color and architecture there! xo Bryn

  15. Christina Beauchamp

    What a perfect dress for this dreamy local!! You’re making me want to travel SO BADLY!!!

    hugs,
    Christina

    Christina | Fashion & Frills

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Christina!! I could jet off again already, it’s never long enough! xo Bryn

  16. Tamara

    These pictures are wonderful! I love the colorful houses, kinda reminds me of the houses here in SF !

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      SF is next on my list Tamara!! Thanks so much! xo Bryn

  17. Kelli

    Loving your whole look here, girl! You look so cute and Charleston looks like a blast!

    Kelli xx

    Lovely in Gold

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks so much Kelli! I appreciate it! Charleston is amazing! xo Bryn

  18. marie from heartfelt hunt

    ok, now i definitely have to visit charleston one day! 🙂 you look so so sooo darling in these pictures and your dress is just gorgeous!!! <3 <3 <3

    xoxo,
    marie

    http://www.heartfelthunt.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Aw thank you so much!! You must visit! xo Bryn

  19. Taryn

    Love this whole look! Charleston looks like a blast!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Taryn!! It was so so much fun! Loved it! xo Bryn

  20. Belen Baquerizo

    So cute. I haven’t been to Charleston in so long!
    – Belen
    Check out my blog A HINT OF LIFE

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Belen! It’s the best little city! xo Bryn

  21. Julia Mazzucato

    This is so pretty! Charleston has been on my travel-to list for a while now, and these photos really bring out its beauty! love your outfit.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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      Thank you so much Julia! It was easy to go a little snap-happy! xo Bryn

  22. Hayley Larue

    I’ve never visited, but am dying to! It seriously looks like the cutest little town <3

    BlondieInTheCity.com

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      It was the cutest I’ve ever seen! xo Bryn

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  24. Jo

    Your photos are so pretty! I’ve never been to Charleston but I really want to, if only to take photos at Rainbow Row! I’ve seen bloggers use that area as a location and I think it’s so dreamy every time.

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

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