Friday, August 26, 2016

The Hanover House, Circa. 1716

Hanover House, circa 1716
By Laurie Epps

My middle daughter has chosen Clemson University for her undergraduate work, and when perusing the website, I discovered that there isn't just one historic home on the grounds, but instead, 3! Being just a mere half an hour from my home, it was a logical choice for my fashion blog. 

This year, the Hanover House is celebrating its tricentennial. Originally located in the lowcountry (the coastal side of SC), it was relocated to the upcountry (the Blue Ridge side of SC) to the South Carolina Botanical Garden in 1994 which is on the Clemson University Campus.

My Fashion:

My Bright Yellow Dress -- Lane Bryant
Stackable Pearl Bracelets on Stretchy Cording -- Lane Bryant
Pearl Necklace & Earrings -- Made for me by a former friend --Timmy's Treasures
Metallic Wedge Sandals by Sketchers -- Rack Room Shoes
Black Purse -- New York & Co.
My daughter, Ellen, approaching Hanover House

Friday, August 19, 2016

Woodburn Historical Plantation

Woodburn Plantation Historic Home
By Laurie Epps

I'm fortunate enough to live in one of the original 13 colonies that is steeped in rich American History. Something about this home near my daughter's college just spoke to me, so I took a drive by to inquire about the hours, and returned with her little sister to take the tour.

My Fashion:

Mint Green, Keyhole back dress --
Lane Bryant
Metallic Sandals --
By Sketchers, purchased at Rack Room Shoes
Black Handbag & Watch --
NY & Co. 
Chunky Green Stone Necklace & Bracelet --
Lane Bryant
Metallic Headband --
CVS Drug Stores
Woodburn Historical Plantation

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Newberry Opera House

Inside the Newberry Opera House
By Laurie Epps

When traveling to our state capital of Columbia, South Carolina, I'd had so much fun in Pickens that I decided to make a history stop on the way back home. As a former performer myself, the Newberry Opera House was a logical choice. I thought this stop would merely be to get hours, and return to tour it. I was mistaken, and cheerfully a docent named Linda greeted me when I opened the door. Since my journey was due to an interview, I was dressed for the occasion, so I figured, why not?

Dress -- Catherine's Plus Sizes
Shoes -- Rack Room Shoes
Watch, Earrings, & Purse -- New York & Co.
The Newberry Opera House

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Hagood-Mauldin House

Pickens, SC Square
By Laurie Epps

Something about the town of Pickens just spoke to me, and my curiosity of this place led me to the historic home called The Hagood-Mauldin House. Since I gave my friend a ride out there, she graciously indulged my girlish whim of following my call to my first walk back in time.


Dress -- Lane Bryant
Earrings -- TJMaxx
Watch & Purse -- New York & Co.
Walking Sandals by Sketchers -- Rack Room Shoes

The Swan House in Atlanta

By Laurie Bower Epps Many don't know that I'm really from Atlanta. Somehow, as I've gotten older, it just seems to be natura...