As you can see, I am mainly fixating on the abysmal weather (oh, I forgot to mention the freak thunder storms that strike without warning!), but overall it was a wonderful trip. We were able to see everything from a kazoo factory, to historic homes, to wildlife sanctuaries. The pictures below were taken in the city of Beaufort, which is where the aforementioned kazoo factory is located, not to mention a bevy of historical homes that would make any southern belle swoon.
In addition to learning about unexpected things and soaking up the history, the outlet shopping in South Carolina is glorious! I picked up the hat above from a Saks Off 5th. It was only $24 (minus a little extra thanks to a coupon) and made in Italy. I wore it for the duration of the trip. My suitcase definitely weighed a lot more on the return trip than it did going.
Over the next week or so I will be posting some more photos of my journey to the South, including some of my outfits (I packed using a very particular color scheme of red, white, blue and lots of stripes so that everything would match), my outlet finds, and, most importantly, my highlights from the trip. For right now, sit back, enjoy a mint julep in your rocking chair and enjoy these photos of Beaufort and me!
Skirt: Boden "Florence" in Red Vintage Floral here
Shoes: J. Crew
Hat: Off Saks 5th Avenue here
Bag: J. Crew "Sophie" Crossbody