A Weekend in Charlotte

While Lar started her search for her future home in Scotland last week, I went off gallivanting to Charlotte, North Carolina. The trip was for work, but I was able to convince Troy to come with me so we could explore the city together.


Outfit details: Lulu’s dress, Kate Spade bag and American Eagle boots.

I have a tendency to pack a lot of black clothes for conferences, but check out my hotel closet for the weekend – only one black item:

A big reason for all this color? Lar left many so many of her clothes that I can now go a whole day without wearing black (accessories not included).

Obviously this day wasn’t one of those non-black days:


Outfit details: Sweater from Lar, FCUK for Sears skirt, American Eagel boots, Maison Scotch necklace (came with a dress).

I wore heels the whole weekend while walking around the city. It wasn’t nearly as painful as it sounds. I found these American Eagle boots online and they’re the perfect height for walking. I know that sounds crazy, but I have yet to find a pair of ballet flats that are comfortable.

Unfortunately I didn’t discover any hidden boutiques in downtown Charlotte, but that probably has more to do with the fact that I was working most of the time and only there for two full days. I’d love to go back and explore more. Troy and I had a great meal at Enso the first night we were there and found some decent beers at Growlers Pourhouse in NoDa.

Have you guys ever been to Charlotte? Any favorite spots?

A Lar Edit (10:00 pm British Standard Time):
I can’t believe I almost forgot! Do you remember that wedding inspiration shoot I styled for photographer Aharon Hill this past July? Well it also made it onto Style Me Pretty – the Georgia edition! Woohoo! Click here to see more photos.


Photo by Aharon Hill


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18 Responses to “A Weekend in Charlotte”

  1. megan, the frugalista diaries Says:

    Ack, I miss you guys for a month and come back to see one’s across the sea! Well You both are still looking Fab-u-less. I can’t wait to see all of your adventures! XOX

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Hopefully there will be lots of upcoming adventures! Thanks for checking in :)

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  2. AsianCajuns (Lar) Says:

    Kitcath, you look awesome! Loves all the color (and I can really only take credit for half of that)! I’ve already forgotten that you can wear sleeveless things outdoors in other parts of the world during this time of the year!
    Misssss youuuu!!!!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    I can’t wait for jacket weather! Miss you too! xoxoxo Cath

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  3. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Says:

    Lovely skirt, looks great on you!

    xoxo
    Mes Voyages à Paris
    Street & Personal Style

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Thank you! It’s one of the skirts Lar left me when she moved.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Thank you! It was one of the skirts Lar left me :)

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  4. Behind the Lashes Says:

    Love all the color, and those AE boots look perfect. I’ve been looking for something similar only in like a brown shade.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    AE has a couple of great boots this season – a lot of them come in brown. And it’s so much more affordable than most stores.

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  5. Katie Says:

    Mert’s Heart and Soul in the Uptown area of Charlotte is fantastic. Really, really yummy soul food! It isn’t far from Enso – I ate there too when I was in Charlotte last!

    http://www.mertsuptown.com/

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Thanks Katie! Mert’s look like my kind of restaurant. I’m definitely going there next time I’m in Charlotte.

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  6. jimmy Says:

    Customshop. new favorite restaurant in CLT.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Wish I had asked this question BEFORE I left – duh. Customshop is going at the top of my list next time I’m in Charlotte?

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  7. Elizabeth Says:

    I just happen to live in Charlotte! However, I’ve only been here about 2 months and haven’t done nearly enough exploring. I’ll have to try Mert’s, Enso, and Customshop.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Awesome! Tell me what you think of those places. Also, if you like beer, Growler Pourtap wasn’t bad!

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  8. laura go (@delightedlaura) Says:

    I love your outfits, Cath! That sweater has really interesting details. I love it paired with that gorgeous print. And those boots look lovely!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Thanks Laura! You’re so sweet! That sweater was Lar’s :) All my cool clothes are her’s.

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  9. Emma Says:

    I LOVE these colorful pieces in your wardrobe Cath! I wish Lar Good Luck on her house search!

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