Springing Forward with My Sister

Sunday – Tuesday were made so special this week by a last minute visit from my sister, Sarah! Sarah calls Atlanta home but she used to live in Charleston and was dying for a couple days here. So, at the last minute, she hopped in her car and drove to Charleston (she can work remotely – you know her dream job from here) just in time for Daylight Savings.

It was so much fun springing forward with my sister and marking the first long, sunny nights of the year with fun activities together. We spent Sunday evening in Hampton Park watching the sun set and the bugs dance. Which was the perfect way to spend the extra hour Daylight Savings gave us! We then went to Felix that night for dinner and went to McCrady’s Tavern for dinner on Monday night. By yesterday evening, Sarah had hit the road but it was a lovely few days… can’t wait for her to be back for Easter! Keep reading for more on our springtime dresses.

The MDS Stripes colorful and gingham dress you need in your closet // Rhyme & Reason

On Jillian: Dress / Purse / Shoes (old – similar) / Lipstick (in ‘Rose’)
On Sarah: Dress / Purse / Watch Face / Watch Band / Bracelet / Shoes (old – similar)

Tips for styling gingham and floral maxi dresses + where to buy them now // Rhyme & Reason Tips for wearing colorful maxi dresses this spring // Rhyme & Reason

I sound like a broken record by now because I keep saying “I scooped this up during the recent Shopbop spring sale” but it’s the truth! I had my eye on this MDS Stripes dress for months but never got it until I saw it go on sale at Shopbop. I think it’s the happiest dress I’ve ever seen.

I’ve worn it a couple times since getting it, most recently here with Sarah but also to a Charleston Wine & Food Festival event and out to drinks + dinner another night. I layered on my denim jacket (last seen here and here) to both nighttime outings as our Charleston spring evenings are still a bit chilly. I love MDS Stripes so much that I rounded up my other favorite dresses here:

Jillian Attaway and her sister, Sarah Attaway, style maxi dresses in Charleston // Rhyme & Reason How to style maxi dresses for warm weather days // Rhyme & Reason The Best Round Straw and Bamboo Purses to Shop & Where to Buy Them Now // Rhyme & Reason The best dress brands to shop for colorful gingham and floral dresses // Rhyme & Reason

My sandals and purse are both purchases from last spring. However as you can see, I still love both and am so happy to bring them out again this year! My sandals (last seen here) are no longer available but I found a super similar pair of raffia sandals (that might even be cuter!?).

My round wicker purse (last seen here) is available again this year, yippee, which makes me thrilled because it’s the perfect size for both day and night. I wear my lipstick ALL the time. It’s from Beauty Counter so I feel good wearing it knowing it’s clean beauty. It comes in a handful of colors but I love the ‘Rose.’ It’s so smooth, luscious, and soft on your lips and doesn’t dry my lips out like so many lipsticks!

Flower Boxes in Charleston in Spring // Rhyme & Reason Sisters in Charleston in Maxi Dresses // Rhyme & Reason The spring dresses every girl needs in her closet this season from Faithful the Brand and MDS Stripes // Rhyme & Reason Two dress lines to shop right now: Faithful the Brand and MDS Stripes // Rhyme & Reason

Is Sarah’s green floral dress not the cutest midi dress you’ve ever seen! I need to borrow it asap. I adore the print and can’t get enough of the flowy slits. Plus, the wrap style makes it such a flattering silhouette for everyone. The dress is by Faithfull the Brand, which is a go-to line for both of us… they have so many adorable pieces out this season that you can shop here at Revolve, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and Shopbop.

Now that you’ve had a peak, aren’t their dresses beautiful and pretty reasonably priced!? Take a peak at Sarah’s accessories here (her purse is TO DIE FOR!!):

Jillian Attaway wears a MDS Stripes gingham maxi dress with her sister in Charleston // Rhyme & Reason Colorful gingham and floral dresses to buy and wear right now // Rhyme & Reason The Best Round Straw Purses to Shop for Spring & Summer // Rhyme & Reason Sisters in Charleston in Maxi Dresses // Rhyme & Reason

On Jillian: Dress / Purse / Shoes (old – similar) / Lipstick (in ‘Rose’)
On Sarah: Dress / Purse / Watch Face / Watch Band / Bracelet / Shoes (old – similar)

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Photography by Edwin Eversole








5 Responses to Springing Forward with My Sister

  1. Natali says:

    You and your sister are both so gorgeous in those bright and Summertime perfect outfits.


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