Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Kiawah Recap

As I mentioned in Monday's My Chic Week post, my family and I spent Father Day Weekend in one of my favorite places, Kiawah Island, South Carolina. I usually would include this pictures in a My Chic Week post but since I had so many that I wanted to share, I figured it deserved its own recap post!

We left mid-morning on Friday and arrived in Kiawah around 3 PM. We checked into our rooms and then unpacked before going to hang out at the pool for a bit!



We always stay at The Sanctuary when we visit Kiawah and on Friday nights, they have an amazing buffet set up by the pool. After hanging out at the pool for a bit, we got ready for dinner and my brother and I shot the pictures for last Wednesday's outfit post.


My brother and I then met up with the rest of our family for dinner, which was so delicious (as you can tell my dessert that night haha!). After dinner, we decided to walk around the hotel's property for a little bit, which was a lot of fun.


We then decided to go swimming again in the pool, which was too much fun!

Saturday morning, I slept in and then we ate breakfast in the hotel room. My dad had to go send an email for work and since the hotel's wifi was being difficult, he wound up picking us up Starbucks for breakfast.


We then decided to go on a long walk on the beach after breakfast, which is honestly such a good way to see Kiawah.



Saturday was our big pool/beach day so we put on our swimsuits and spent pretty much the rest of the day by the water. We ate lunch at the restaurant by the pool and I had the best Chipotle Chicken Tacos, so yummy! Later on in the afternoon, we grabbed ice cream, which I will never complain about.


After spending all afternoon out by the pool, we got ready for dinner at the Ocean Room. The Ocean Room is the steak restaurant located in The Sanctuary and their steak is amazing. It was so much fun getting dressed up and, of course, eating good food.




Sunday morning, my family and I went for another walk on the beach before Father's Day brunch. Every year that we go to Kiawah, we go to brunch at the Jasmine Porch (also in The Sanctuary) and it's so good. They have so many delicious items to choose from and we had such a great time. I wore this Lilly dress that I actually wore back in April for Easter (and shared on the blog with y'all here).


After brunch, I wound up heading over to Freshfields Village to do a little shopping. I wanted to get a Kiawah Vineyard Vines tee so I bought that as well as this adorable gingham baseball hat.

I visited the Lilly store in Freshfields during my last trip to Kiawah (which you can read about here) and I knew that I had to visit again. The store is so cute and I wound up getting this fun coverup and this darling top that was on sale.









After shopping at Lilly, I headed back to the hotel and threw on my swimsuit to catch up with my family at the pool. My siblings and I got ice cream again and we spent a few hours relaxing at the pool before we had to get ready for dinner.

Left: coverup jack rogers


We ate dinner at the Atlantic Room on the far end of the island on Sunday night. The Atlantic Room has the most spectacular views on the island and our food was amazing too. Between dinner at dessert, my brother and I shot pictures for yesterday's blog post and I loved how they turned out!



top skort bag

Monday morning, we were up bright and early to head back home but I couldn't leave without spending a few last moments on our patio taking in the views!


Have you ever been to Kiawah before? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gingham & Scallops

If y'all remember this post, I originally took pictures of this outfit last month but somehow managed to loose all of the pictures. But a bit of positivity right here y'all! While I was in Kiawah last week, I wore the outfit again (yes, I have a blog. yes, I repeat my outfit) and my brother took pictures that turned out even better than the old ones!

We ate dinner at the Atlantic Room, which is on the far side of the island with the most spectacular views, on the Sunday of our trip and I love that this outfit was dressy but not too crazy at the same time. I purchased this Draper James top during a shopping trip last month (which you can read about here) and it was perfect paired with a white, scalloped Lilly Pulitzer skort (which I can't wait to pair with a orange top for game day this fall). I found my wedges last summer at Nordstrom Rack while shopping with my friend Annaliese and I love wearing them for nights out or for dinner.












Top: Draper James Skort: Lilly Pulitzer Wedges: Tory Burch (similar) Pendant Necklace- Kendra Scott (similar) Purse: Louis Vuitton 

Thanks for reading!