Life Lately has been so fun! April was full of some amazing trips and amazing weekends! I flew to Charleston on the first on the month for my spring break (teachers have the best schedule!) and was there for two weeks apart from a little trip down to Harbour Island in the Bahamas (yes, the school I teach at has a two-week spring break!). I then headed back to Los Angeles to go back to work. The weekend after was the absolute best weekend because I flew to Phoenix for a bridal shower that 3 of my mom’s best friends threw for me. They did the most beautiful job in the world! I can’t wait to share the photos with my Rhyme & Reason readers. I left the weekend feeling so fortunate to have the best family and friends who have made our engagement the most special time for Edwin and me! Thank you to everyone who showered us in so much love! The last week of April was a busy week of work with lots of drinks, dinners, and workouts scheduled for after work. My friend then hosted the most amazingly done costume birthday party. Just last weekend, I headed to Alabama for my brother’s college graduation! Such an exciting time!
Enjoying one of my favorite Santa Monica spots, Huckleberry (I live the green + white color scheme)
If you watch my Insta Stories then you probably know that Allison and I play tennis every Monday… it’s been absolutely gorgeous on our tennis Mondays this spring!
Arriving in Charleston for my Spring Break (teacher perks!)! Allison and I headed to drinks at The Watch and dinner on the porch at Husk this night. I’m wearing my favorite Elizabeth McKay dress from last summer (last seen here) and old Joie block heel sandals (similar).
Jasmine blooming all over Charleston
Allison and I spent a beautiful day on the water sailing! I’m wearing a J.Crew windbreaker from a few years ago (similar, similar)
Bopping around Charleston in an old Club Monaco dress and scarf and my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag (I also love the mini version!).
Oh hey from around Charleston with Allison!
Remember this outfit post!? Here’s a funny little behind the scenes shot of me helping out with Virgil shot Allison (photo by Virgil).
My family took in some Motown music in Charleston at the Charleston Music Hall
My brother and I out for cocktails in Charleston… I’m wearing these J.Crew high waisted jeans, this Club Monaco top (last seen here & also comes in white), these Kate Spade tassel shoes, and my Cult Gaia purse.
Margaritas at Pancito & Lefty with A Coastal Bride
My Easter look: top (sold out from J.Crew) / skirt (sold out – similar) / Purse (sold out – similar) / Shoes (sold out – similar)
My mom always does the most beautiful Easter flowers!
So excited to add this custom painting by the ever talented Natalie Taylor Humphrey to my art collection!
One of my favorite meals in town is seafood at The Darling Oyster Bar (be sure to snag one of their matchbooks – so cute!)
In the midst of major wedding planning in Charleston with my planner Lindsey and my Mom! I’m wearing: these Joie sandals, these J.Crew white jeans, and this Sea flowy top.
My brother and I heading out for a day of fishing off Isle of Palms. I’m wearing this stripe tee (mine is monogrammed although you can’t see it in this photo)
A glimpse at my Harbour Island trip! For more on Harbour Island, check out my travel guide.
The cutest island bar on Harbour Island
Back in Santa Monica… I had a girl drinks date at The Ivy at the Shore with Brooke du Jour.
A peek at my bridal shower with three of my beautiful bridesmaids! My full reveal of my bridal shower will be up on R&R next Wednesday! I gave a tiny peak of it this week in my Wedding Wednesday post.
My family headed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for my brother’s college graduation!! It was SO fun!
On Lake Tuscaloosa with Edwin! (My dress is from J.Crew early this year)
A yummy dinner at River in Tuscaloosa
Yay, graduation! My full outfit details are here.
A gorgeous magnolia in Alabama
Drinks by the river in Tuscaloosa
Home in Santa Monica… I’ve been loving out beachy spring weather! (photo by Monica Wang)
Behind the scenes shot by Allison of Jessi and I shooting blog outfits. Full outfit here!
Edwin and me on a neighborhood walk around Santa Monica
Santa Monica blooming
Fresh blonde hair by Justin Anderson!
Photographs: all my iPhone unless otherwise specified above
These pictures are all gorgeous- loved seeing snaps of your recent travels!
Thanks so much Katie! I love having you following along!! xx