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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Springtime in Charleston and The Bugaboo



We went to Charleston, SC for a nice little weekend break and it was just what I needed.  It's amazing how much my psyche craves the warm weather and sunshine.  Maybe calling it warm weather is a bit of a stretch but it was warm-ish.  It definitely got my spring wardrobe wheels turning.  Now, all I want to wear/buy is pink!  I managed to reign myself in a little bit when I did some shopping at J. Crew.  These outfits were perfect for this in-between time of year.

Here's a little look at what we got into and what I wore.


  • Top:  J. Crew Link
  • Scarf: J. Crew Link
  • Jeans:  Jack Wills Link
  • Shoes:  Tory Burch (similar) Link
  • Handbag:  Chanel
  • Necklace:  J. Crew (similar) Link


This look was perfect for a day of site seeing and wandering around the historic district.  Have you ever been there?  If not, you have to go.  It's absolutely magic.  You don't have to use too much imagination to pretend you've traveled back in time.  I expected carriages and hoop skirts around every corner and actually did end up seeing a fair few of both.  The people are charming, the food is amazing, and the scenery is stunning.  I really hope to live there someday.  


  • Top:  J. Crew Link
  • Skirt: J. Crew Link
  • Shoes: J. Crew Link
  • Necklace: J. Crew (similar) Link
  • Earrings: Nordstrom Link
  • Stroller: Bugaboo Link


When in the land of the southern belle, one feels the need to class it up a bit.  This look was my version of the ladylike, classy cool that seems to come so easy to the locals.  I absolutely love this tweed skirt paired with the striped shoes.  The mix of patterns and textures is so "in" right now, but can go so wrong if you're not careful.  Keeping the color scheme neutral and classic kept me out of that danger zone.  

The stroller really had it's moment to shine on this trip.  I've always loved it but cobblestone streets and miles of walking will really test the quality and this one passes with flying colors.  It's the Bugaboo Chameleon.  I've converted mine to the seat because sadly, Catherine has outgrown the bassinet.  I also have attached the breezy sun shade, which was perfect for keeping her cool in the sunny Charleston weather.  This stroller is expensive but I would say it's worth the money.  It's easy to maneuver, packs up nicely, and boasts plenty of attachments, bells, and whistles.  I can honestly think of nothing negative to say about this model.  Catherine loves riding in it and I would purchase the same one again if I had it to do over.


I did manage to drag my husband to a few shops while strolling along King Street.  Most of what I purchased was for Catherine.  Pink Chicken has a store in Charleston, so I couldn't pass up the chance.  It's my favorite shop for little girl's clothing.  Definitely stop in if you ever come across one.  They have the cutest designs and the quality is amazing.  The seersucker dress is a handmade item that I bought at the outdoor market, another must-see attraction if you're ever in town.

We just had the best time and can't wait to go back.  I really hope that you all get to go someday if you haven't already.  

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