It’s hard to believe that after years of traveling together, Jenn (Haute Off the Rack) and I had never hopped in the car for a road trip! We decided spring was the perfect time for us to head to 30A, and we started planning our first adventure on the road. Normally for trips to the beach, I’m in the car with Jordan – and that’s a whole different dynamic. Talk radio, country music, limited bathroom breaks. Needless to say, I was excited for a girls-only beach escape, and I started rounding up some road trip essentials perfect for our beach getaway!
In between Jenn’s incessant Disney musical performances and many rest top breaks, we also had a list of podcasts to listen to as well as snacks. I think Lainey, our photographer, might have wanted to throw herself out of the car a few times. I was in charge of snacks and treats, and I had packed away a few bags of Werther’s Cocoa Crémes – new flavor alert! (And these are not the Werther’s you remember from your grandparent’s house. These are chewy caramels filled with the most delicious chocolate filling. Talking more about them + about a fun giveaway below.)
See what other road trip essentials made our Top 5 List this trip in today’s full post!
Sole Society spring sandalsunder $100 are here – just in time for your first official week of spring! And not just sandals because there are a whole slew of new arrivals that are perfect for your upcoming trips and weekend plans. I packed some of my recent Sole Society favorites for our beach trip last weekend – of course, Jenn and I were on the same wave length. We BOTH packed these Audrina espadrilles in taupe. (Things would be a lot easier to pack for if we wore the same shoe size.)
My Sole Society printed kimono turned out to be the perfect beachy outfit essential for our trip to 30A. It was unseasonably cold the first two days we arrived with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s. This wrap was just perfect to wear during the day with shorts and at night with white jeans and sandals.
And you guys, this woven clutch is only $50, and it comes in four color options. I had a pretty difficult time trying to decide on which color to get, but I knew I would get the most use out of the neutral option. BUT the bright citron is pretty cute too.
Ps. My blush pink cape from this resolutions post is also still available and would be a great travel item!
My favorite patterns for spring are by far stripes and feminine floral prints. (Gingham and polka dots, you guys are right there in a close second place.) So when Draper James popped up with THE cutest fluted sleeve striped top and the most swoon-worthy scalloped hem pink shorts, I knew they were coming with me to Charleston! (See my Charleston recap here.) I didn’t immediately know that I’d pair these two together, but once they arrived, I knew they were a match made in pattern mixing heaven!
Paired with blush slip-on sneakers, this combo was perfect for seeking out the sweetest treats in Charleston at Sugar Bakeshop! We indulged and tried a few of the different cupcake flavors with iced coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up. Sugar Bakeshop is a little off the beaten path in downtown Charleston but well worth it. You must get the pistachio cupcake you guys.
Not only were these two pieces super cute worn together, but they were also great travel pieces to create additional outfits in a pinch. For example, I swapped out the shorts and paired this top with my favorite white skinnies one night for dinner. The Draper James shorts would be so amazing paired with a white cami, white blazer and ankle strap heels.
I’m sharing my favorite pattern mixing tips for spring in today’s full post, and I’d love to hear your favorite spring prints in the comments!
I’m currently working on a comprehensive New Orleans travel guide post, but my recommendations are getting quite extensive! And while I’m not a “local,” I’ve made my fair share of visits to The Big Easy, and I do have my “favorites” that I definitely want to provide a little bit more information on in today’s post! This list is for people who are past doing the touristy things like Bourbon Street and VooDoo tours – although I do suggest you do those things at least once!
This is nowhere near all of the places that I love in Nola, but I wanted to start by giving you the ones that hold a special place in my heart. Even I still have so many more bucket list places to hit up, so I’d love to hear what your New Orleans favorites are too!
Keep reading to see all of my favorite things to do in New Orleans!
I’m excited to be starting the week off with a little travel inspiration for your spring trips! But, I have to tell you a secret because I can’t take all of the credit. When it came to planning the perfect Charleston girls’ trip itinerary, I had a little help! Jennifer Stuart of Explorateur Travel helped me put together the best itinerary for our time in Charleston and made sure that everything ran as smoothly as possible! From giving restaurant suggestions, walking tour options and our afternoon bakery stops, we were actually able to enjoy our trip instead of wasting a second wondering what to do next!
I’ve found that one of the biggest time sucks when we travel is trying to figure out where to eat on the spot. We also spend a a lot of time looking up the correct addresses to put into Uber or Google Maps. Jennifer sent us this amazing trip itinerary that synced with our iPhones so that we were able to quickly see our day in one glance. We could also click right onto specific addresses that were already included in the document. Lifesaver you guys! If you are interested in getting help planning your next spring vacay, let Jennifer help you – here’s her website: Explorateur Travel!
Keep reading to take a look at what we did, what we ate and where we stayed – here’s our Charleston girls’ trip itinerary!