Charleston Fashion with Bigelow Tea, Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop 7-2

[ 13 ] July 1, 2013 |

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Disclosure:  ”Charleston Fashion with Bigelow Tea” was inspired by an all expense paid trip via a contest that I won from Bigelow Tea for writing “Around Grandma’s Table“.  I was uncompensated by Bigelow for this post but some of the content does come from that trip.  Also, this Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop  is presented in conjunction with my participation in the Verizon Voices Boomer program and  I have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.  Stop by every Tuesday for all the fashion fun!  
Walt and Shelley Zurek at Edmonston-Alston Cocktail Reception

The Chief Blonde and her handsome husband, Walt, pose on the Edmonton-Alston House veranda.  The Chief Blonde’s Charleston Fashion is  a strapless tulle dress c/o David’s Bridal, a turquoise shrug (Sam’s Club $12.99), vintage filigree scatter pins, vintage Italian weave bag, and vintage Halle Bob shoes.   Photos Courtesy of Olsonography

Bigelow Tea hosted a welcome reception at the historic Edmonton-Alston house and we met David and Eunice Bigelow, Co-Chairmans and Co-CEOs. Of Charleston’s many fine house museums, only the Edmondston-Alston House (constructed in 1825 and enhanced in 1838) commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor, which you can see in the background of many of these pictures.

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Top Photo: The Chief Blonde poses with fellow winning essay bloggers, Collective Bias personnel, and David & Eunice Bigelow at the Bigelow Tea cocktail reception in Charleston, SC.   Bottom photos, left to Right:  The Chief Blonde, Shelley Zurek , and her husband, Walt,  crack up over a joke that David Bigelow shared.  The Chief Blonde and David Bigelow taking a moment to share blogger wisdom. Photos Courtesy of Olsonography

David and Eunice Bigelow with the Chief Blonde

The highlight of my evening was meeting David and Eunice Bigelow, 2nd generation, Bigelow Tea! The photo was taken  with Samsung Galaxy Camera , 16MP, Optical 21x. 23MM Zoom Lens!   Since I started using this smart camera, which can post to all social media including twitter and Instagram, I have basically stopped carrying and using my Ipad.  The Samsung Galaxy Camera fits in my purse, does everything a Samsung Galaxy III phone does (except take phone calls)  but it takes incredible pictures. 

The Chief Blonde with My Mother loved Tea

 Photo taken with the Samsung Galaxy Camera. 

The Chief Blonde was thrilled to receive the biography of Ruth Bigelow, Founder of Bigelow Tea, penned by her son, David Bigelow, “My Mother Loved TEA”.  This was one of the most precious gifts I have ever received as a blogger!

Be sure to follow along with details on the whole trip, the Bigelow’s, and my newest fascination with tea on our new Tea Series! 

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  1. This was so fun and I LOVE that dress in person and online! The shoes too I need those. Side note I love finding pieces of clothing a Sams! :)

    • Whitney thanks for linking up this week and thanks so much for your encouragement. Ahhh yes. I always troll Sam’s ladies aisle, they have some super hidden gems and so cheap… I always but one in every color!!

  2. Jodi says:

    You look gorgeous! How neat that you got to meet Eunice and George Bigelow!

  3. I’m really enjoying these. I hope to link up soon!

    • I would love you to link up your most recent spa visit and your pedicure. That would be perfect. The shoes and pedicure are great and everyone would like to see that spa!

  4. Tiffany says:

    Oh my goodness, Shelley —– your shoes! I must have them!

  5. Patty says:

    Your dress is gorgeous. It looks like you had a grand time

  6. Jennifer says:

    I love the blue jacket you added with your gorgeous dress. Adds just enough color to dazzle it up!

  7. Cinny says:

    How nice!! Love how your husband got to go with you. I’ll be happy to “borrow” that phone off you. ;)

  8. Dede says:

    I have been to the Edmonston-Alston house. Charleston is my favorite city ever!!

  9. Brandi F says:

    This outfit is even better in person. It looked adorable on you in Charleston! Glad I got to meet you there in person.

  10. What a lovely dress. I do like your turquoise shrug. It complements you perfectly.

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