Thank You Southern Living!

Thank you to Southern Living and Stephanie Granada for including me in this feature on the 50 Best Dressed Southerners. It really is an honor, there are some snazzy folks in the South! And as some of you know, Charleston is not my native land. Moving here nearly eight years ago from New York I wondered if I would have to relegate all my black clothes to boxes under the bed. Friends teased me that I would soon have a closet full of Lilly Pullitzer (I have one dress) and the long summer season here threatened to render 2/3 of my wardrobe null and void. But as I’ve eased into life in Charleston, I’ve also eased into my new 2.0 style. Lighter layers, slightly more feminine, but still a love for some edgy details (like my strappy Jerome Rousseau boots from HAMPDEN Clothing).  Read the full piece here.  

Photo by Paige Winn, taken February, 2015 in Charleston, SC

Southern Protocal Trunk Show February 26th

We are excited to be partnering with Southern Protocal as our exclusive bridal retailer in Charleston. To celebrate we will be having a trunk show to kick things off on Thursday, February 26th from 4-6PMSouthern Protocal will be carrying our complete line of Charleston Rice Beads for their specialty bridal clients looking for a perfect, Charleston gift for their wedding party and their friends and family.

Here’s a peek inside their gorgeous boutique, located at 164 Market St. in Downtown Charleston. With brands like Kate Spade and Taxidermy as well as their beautiful selection of bridal dresses and cocktail attire, we’ll be in good company.  Hope to see you there!


A Vintage Trunk Show Curated by Garden & Gun

I am excited to announce I’ve collaborated with Garden & Gun Magazine to curate a special, online trunk show of one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. We’ve selected pieces that had an interesting history, were collected in the South or emulated the magazine’s deep appreciation of Southern sport and culture.

All pieces are available for purchase online on through February 28th.  You can read more about the collaboration and learn about upcoming Candy Shop Vintage trunk shows on their blog today. Enjoy!


Send a Candygram to Your Sweetheart

Remember how fun it was to get candygrams from your friends and maybe even a secret admirer in school? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve added a new feature to the Candy Shop Vintage website. If you are ordering a gift from us to be sent directly to a loved one, you can now personalize it with a handwritten gift message and a piece of candy. All gift orders placed on or before Valentine’s Day will automatically have Valentine’s themed candy included.

At checkout, simply check the box at the bottom right of the first page that says ADD A GIFT NOTE and you will have the option of entering your message during the checkout process. Or, you can simply add the gift note to your cart while you shop here.  Now isn’t that sweet?

Charleston Rice Beads: How To Wear It Series, Video 1

Since stumbling across my vintage Charleston Rice Beads several years ago, I realized the fun of such a long necklace (5′ exactly!) is that you can wear them so many different ways. They are easy to wrap and easy to layer and look great alone or in multiples.  I asked Charleston-based blogger Annie Reeves to share her favorite way to style hers to kick off a little video series we are starting.  She is wearing our long, shiny silver Charleston Rice Beads and long Shiny Gold Charleston Rice Beads.

Charleston Rice Beads: How to Wear it With Annie Reeves from Candy Shop Vintage on Vimeo.

Annie likes to wear them layered, close to her neck under a collared shirt. A little goes along way, this way two necklaces looks like several and keeps her pulled together, professional look consistent.