Weekend in Wilmington with Belk

April 27, 2015

I had the awesome opportunity to channel my inner Belle and attend the North Carolina 
Azalea festival with Belk a couple of weeks ago, and even though I feel like I just left- I already can't wait to go back. The Azalea Festival has been a Southern tradition for almost 70 years that includes garden and cocktail parties, home tours, street fairs, and a parade all in the charming and historic port city of Wilmington when the Azalea bushes are in full bloom. 
And they are glooorious (Will Farrel voice). 
This year,  live music was an instrumental part of the entire weekend (pun 100% intended) and some of my favorite times were getting to chill and listen to the awesome artists on tour with Belk for their Road South tour. With the recent popularity in music festivals across the country, it's hard to ignore one of their most undeniable components- the fashion. 
I can't strum a chord to save my life, but I can outfit plan for watching other people do it like nobodies business. My style evolves and changes everyday, I like to try trends as well as incorporate classics- so I headed to Belk to pick up looks for all of the fun events each with different vibes ranging from preppy (hello, Searucker suits!) to formal, to boho. This week, I'll be sharing all of the looks that Wilmington based photographer, Chris Brehmer captured while I was in town, starting with this lace and pleated dress for the annual Garden Party at Airlie Gardens,  where got a real taste of gentile Southern Charm. And it even came in a Belk coozie!
Can't pass up a fountain photo op.
They don't call it the Azalea Festival for nothin.
Love this cream color when I've a tan goin on!
The one and only- Carly Jo Jackson
Ladies in lace (inserts!)
Iconic 400 year old Oak in the garden.
Waiting for Dawson by the Creek.
Smiling at the sun.
Cheers, y'all.
2,500 well dressed Ladies and Gents!


  1. You look super cute in this girly, perfect for the Spring time outfit!


  2. You look so comfortable and chic! Really digging that floal fascinator!

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