We are back from the most fabulous week in South Carolina, and I want to go back! We visited Charleston and Kiawah Island and had the best time. We went in honor of Andrew’s birthday — Kiawah is known for its golf and beaches, so we got to get some golf in and lots of beach time to make the birthday boy happy. There are also amazing restaurants down there, so it wasn’t hard to find plenty of spots to celebrate at (though getting a reservation was tricky), and the food was amazing. I will say, I really thought about what to pack. It’s such a beautiful setting, and with so many influencers and friends having recently moved down to Charleston, I knew that I would want to take lots of picks for the blog and just to have of our family. While I love wearing dresses and thanks to my job have lots of indulge my passion for fashion, going down to South Carolina was the perfect excuse to really let my inner grandmillenial loose and go for the most beautiful dresses and play up the side of me that always wished she was a southern belle. Fun fact: I was a southern belle for Halloween two years in a row as a kid. Needless to say, I’m very excited to share what I wore during our trip. And since both places have become such popular vacation spots, I thought it could serve as a guide for what to wear in Charleston in summer and how to dress for Kiawah Island.
I will also share some highlights from our trip to Charleston and Kiawah in a post. Both are such special places, and I wish we had more time to stay in both. I can see why so many people have left both coasts to settle in Charleston. It’s like living a dream every day. I will warn that it was hot and humid, and that’s one of my hesitations about living year round down South, but maybe you get used to it and the beaches and water were such an amazing temperature. I think I’m married to a New Yorker through and through, but I’m already plotting our relocation. In the meantime, I can’t wait to visit again soon, and I’ll put together a guide with our highlights. Until then, here’s a little primer on what to wear in Charleston in summer and how to dress for Kiawah Island aka what I wore during our epic summer trip down south.
Lunch and Shopping in Charleston
Dinner in Charleston with the Kids
Brunch and Exploring with the Kids
Dinner in Kiawah
Beach and Pool Day in Kiawah
Dinner in Charleston
Ice Cream Date