I have always loved Greek mythology & stories. I used to stay up late at night as a child reading about Athena and her infinite wisdom, Aphrodite’s ability to inspire love wherever she went, and Artemis’s love for nature and all things innocent. One thing that has always stuck out to me is how timeless the outfits of Greek Goddesses are. Their flowing dresses, wild curls adorned with a glittering headpiece, helmet, or hairclip, and simple footwear are still just as beautiful today as they were when they were painted or carved into marble thousands of years ago. That’s why, when I found myself in need of inspiration for a look for our dinner at Zero George Restaurant + Bar in Charleston, South Carolina, I turned to history & ancient Greek art to create this golden Greek Goddess-inspired look.
It was warmer than I’m used to at this time of year in Charleston, so of course, I wanted something comfortable and lightweight, which is where this linen dress came in handy. It’s from Cara Cara a few seasons ago, but there are several similar dresses on Reformation at the moment. I loved that the white was so versatile and allowed the gold to really shine in this look. I had planned to wear my gold Jack Rogers sandals with this look, but in all of the chaos of packing for this trip, they were left at home so I had to make do with my white pair. While they were pretty, it would have really set all of my other accessories gold, and completed my golden Greek Goddess-inspired look, had I had them with me.
I’ve had this Cult Gaia ark bag since the day it came out a few years ago, and I have loved it ever since. It’s one of my favorite pieces that I pull out for special occasions. I have never seen another bag like that, and those who know me know that I love metal purses and accessories because there’s something so timeless and unique about that them that I can’t quite put my finger on. If Cult Gaia ever makes more metal handbags, I will happily add them to my collection. I also thought this fit my golden Greek Goddess-inspired look perfectly because so many Greek Goddesses are pictured wearing bits of armour. While a chest plate or helmet may not be appropriate for dinner, a gold-metal handbag certainly can be.
Read all about our fantastic dining experience at Zero George Restaurant + Bar, here.