Charleston Packing List

Charleston Packing List

So how about this snow, eh? In case you live somewhere warm or under a rock, let me update you. It’s been dumping snow since 3am this morning and there are no signs of it slowing down through tonight. We’re supposed to get 18+ inches in Connecticut! Today my husband took off of work and we’re planning to have a very productive snow day. We can finally put everything back into our kitchen cabinets after five days of mayhem, so I’m especially excited about that.

In other news, I can’t wait to get out of town on Thursday with Victoria and Grace. We’re headed to Charleston for a little girl’s trip where it won’t be hot, but will definitely be warm and sunny which is better than it will be here. Fingers crossed that we don’t get snowed in at JFK! Victoria and I started planning this trip after we went to Napa together last fall and realized that we’re the perfect travel companions. We like the same amount of exploration and relaxation, both like to go to bed and wake up on the early side, and, most importantly, love the same kinds of food. When we found out Grace was going to be there at the same time, it was a double win.

We have lots of big plans, most of them involving eating of course. So far we have reservations at Husk, FIG, and Leon’s Oyster Shop (they have lots of non-raw options for me!) but please share any recommendations below, because it will be my first time there.

You guys loved my Sarasota packing list a few weeks back, so I thought I’d share what’s in my bag this time around too.

Originally, I planned to pack mostly dresses, but when the temps dipped last minute, I had to change my game plan. I think I’ll be mostly living in my (new) white maternity jeans and pretty tops/light sweaters.

Free People Maxi Dress
Ingrid & Isasbel Striped Dress
Lemon Stripes x Hat Attack Hat (15% off with code LS15)
J.McLaughlin Wicker Bag (obviously)
BaubleBar Crispin Drops
Hat Collection Maternity Tee
AG White Jeans (Non-maternity version here)
M.Gemi Fortuna Flats
Sail to Sable Cowl Neck Top (I love the gold buttons down the back)
Pearl Cluster Necklace
Vineyard Vines Tunic
Nude Duster Coat (I bought this last minute because the temps are supposed to drop at nights)


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  1. Elizabeth Oliveto said:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Charleston – Can’t wait to hear about your trip!
    Xo, Elizabeth

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  2. Katie Schick said:

    Ugh that hat is completely perfect. I need one!

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    • Yay! I’m so happy you love it. I hope you pick one up 🙂

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  3. Julia said:

    I am going to Charleston in April. I cannot wait to hear about your trip to finish planning all of our stops! It is so hard to pack for traveling south when there is snow on the ground!

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  4. Brittany Cerminara said:

    Magnolia’s is a MUST eat in Charleston and if you’re a coconut fan go to the Peninsula Grill for a slice of their coconut cake, beautiful restaurant and hands down best cake I’ve ever had!

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  5. Lindsey said:

    Just got back from a girl’s trip to Charleston (with my pregnant best friend) a couple of weeks ago. The Ordinary ended up serving our best meal of the trip (even better than FIG, dare I say). We also loved Butcher & Bee and the lobster rolls at 167 Raw are a MUST. Xia Bao Biscuit was also fun for lunch. They’re known for their cabbage pancake, which sounds strange, but tastes divine. Have a wonderful time! I can’t wait to get back there.

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    • Oh wow! Good to know about The Ordinary. I’m worried it’s too late for a reservation but I’m going to try. Thanks for all the recs!

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  6. Adrianna Taeschler said:

    Charleston is amazing! You are absolutely going to love it. If its warm enough, I would rent bikes to ride around the battery, rainbow row and through the market. If you like barbecue, you MUST go to Lewis’s. The meat is incredible and it’s a very southern experience. Enjoy!!

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    • Fun idea! I love riding bikes to explore a new city. Fingers crossed that it’s warm enough!

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  7. A girl’s trip sounds awesome and it’s great you travel well together! I have never been to Charleston but hope to get there one day!

    We got snow and now are onto freezing rain.

    Safe travels, Julia!

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  8. Devon said:

    Sounds like such a fun trip! I’ve been dying to go to Charleston!! Can’t wait to hear about it 🙂 xo Devon Seventeen Dresses

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  9. Britt Ross said:

    So happy your shared about the Sail to Sable. I love gold buttons on anything

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  10. Virginia Merati said:

    It’s so hard to go wrong in Charleston! We went last year in April and had the best time. You’ve definitely listed some great restaurants! If you’re looking for any others, I’d recommend checking out Hominy Grill for Southern food, Minero for innovative Mexican in a fun atmosphere (I don’t think they don’t accept reservations though), the Darling, Slightly North of Broad, and the Ordinary. Cap off any night with a stop at Jeni’s for some delicious ice cream!

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  11. Rentacar said:

    thanks for this list. I think every girl should have these base clothes for travelling

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