What I Ate + Did in Savannah

Hello all! I just got back from a quick two and a half day trip to Savannah, Georgia with my family before summer classes and internships pick up. It was the perfect little trip and the perfect amount of time to spend in the historic city. As most of our family trips go, we spent a lot of time eating and then filling the time in between meals by walking around and exploring. In today's post I'm going to be sharing my favorite places where we ate and explored during our trip to Savannah. 

The Olde Pink House

Our first night in Savannah we had dinner at the famous Olde Pink House which was right across the street from our hotel. The restaurant was huge and every room was so different! They had some pretty interesting items on the menu like Southern Sushi and Buttermilk Fried Lobster Tails that I had to try out. Definitely the kind of food you can't get anywhere else and I loved every bite! 

Leopold's Ice Cream

As full as I was after dinner, I still had to finish off the evening with a scoop of ice cream from Leopold's on Broughton. I went with the Chocolate Chewies and Cream (two thumbs up from me).

The Paris Market

This was probably one of my favorite spots we visited with both a cafe and two story shop. Since it's not primarily a coffee shop it opens a little later (10 a.m.) so I got there a little early and there was already a handful of people waiting outside. I fueled up with my usual (an iced mocha) and shopped around the store. It was the perfect mix between Anthropologie-type knick knacks and vintage-looking Parisian finds. 

Treylor Park

My parents and I saw that this restaurant was on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives so it was definitely on our list. I got the Chicken & Pancake Tacos which came with a strawberry salsa that made for such a good combination. If you're a chicken & waffles fan like I am, this is an awesome variation to try. 

Maple Street Biscuit Company

This is a franchise that I had heard of before (they're based out of Jacksonville, FL and just opened a location in the Charlotte area) and I was so excited to try! I can't resist a good biscuit and the Sticky Maple was the perfect combination of fried chicken, bacon, and maple syrup.

Broughton Street

Skip the touristy area on River Street and check out the restaurants and shops on Broughton Street. This is where you can find Leopold's, The Paris Market, Maple Street Biscuits, and more!

Wormsloe Plantation

This is the avenue of oaks. I'm sure y'all have seen countless pictures of this famous road and it's even more breathtaking in person. The road leads up to the ruins of Wormsloe Plantation and to get to the visitor's center it's about a two mile drive up the oak-lined road. It costs $10/person for entry and I think it's worth it just to drive down the road (the visitor's center and movie about the plantation was a little underwhelming). 

Jones Street

Jones Street has been voted the most beautiful street in America multiple times, so it was a must see. The street is framed by oak trees much like the avenue of oaks and is lined with historic townhomes. Sadly, we only got to walk down two blocks of the street because we were caught in a thunderstorm but it was so worth it to check out! (Pro tip: Take the Dot to the Jones Street stop if you're staying closer to the river. It's a free bus that comes every 10 minutes!)

It was such a great quick trip to take before summer activities really pick up and two days was the perfect amount of time to spend in Savannah and feel like we did everything we wanted to.

Have y'all been to Savannah before?
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Striped Romper Travel Look

My parents and I took a quick trip to Savannah, Georgia last week before it gets too hot and busy when summer break starts. We had only visited Savannah for a day a few years ago so it was fun to get to see more of the historic city over two days.
For one day of our visit, I wore this outfit that was perfect for walking around. I dressed down this BB Dakota romper that I wore to my sorority's formal by adding a denim jacket and casual espadrilles. I mentioned these espadrilles in another outfit post, but I have to say again that they are so comfortable. It took a few wears to break them in but now they are my go to shoe for days when I'm going to be doing a lot of walking (and they are an awesome dupe for the Chloe scalloped espadrilles)! I also used my Longchamp backpack instead of a purse because it fits my camera and other necessities and is waterproof, which was a must-have with all these rain showers that were popping up. I love how versatile this romper turned out to be and know it's going to be a piece that I reach for again and again this summer.

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One Dress Two Ways: Navy Flutter Sleeve Dress

I love finding multiple ways to wear pieces in my closet to maximize my wardrobe. When I picked this dress up at Banana Republic last week for my summer internship, I knew it would be a versatile piece that I could wear a number of ways. I love the little flutter sleeves and the seams that add a little bit of a geometric look to the a-line skirt. In today's post I'm showing y'all two ways to wear this dress: a more dressed up look perfect for brunch and then a more formal look that I would wear to church or work.

For the first look, I dressed this look up with a fun patterned bag and my favorite heels. My friend got me this gingham bucket bag for my birthday a few years ago so I can't link this exact one, but there are so many fun gingham clutches and crossbody bags now, so I have linked a few under $100 below for y'all. I think this is such a fun and classic look for brunch or attending a graduation. 

Dress | Purse (similar below) | Heels | Sunglasses | Watch | Monogram Ring | Necklace | Nail Color

In this next look, I switched out the shoes and purse for a more classic, neutral look. I love how the dress looks with my classic grosgrain bow flats, which I found and awesome dupe for! There's a nearly identical pair at DSW for $30! I added my go-to tote bag and grabbed an iced coffee, so I'm ready head out to my internship. I especially love how the navy stripe on my bag matches the navy dress. 

I love how easy it is to switch up the look of this dress and I think it would even look great with white Jack Rogers or sandals for a more casual look, too!
Which look was your favorite?

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The Perfect Summer Top (Under $20!)

Welcoming this summer weather with open arms and sleeveless tops! It seems like temperatures went from 50s to high 80s so fast and this warm weather has put me in the best mood! It's been so nice to eat outside and sit on the porch, which are two of my favorite things to do when the weather's nice.
I wore this look on spring break this year and love how fun and summery this top is! I love the peplum fit and the tie sleeves on the top. Since I got it a few months ago, I can't link the exact one I'm wearing, but Forever 21 released an updated version with a v-neck here (for under $20)! I paired it with dark wash jeans here but it also looks great with white jeans. I dressed it up with statement earrings and a classic purse but I think it would look great with shorts and a rattan bag for a casual daytime look.

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Eyelet Shift Dress

I am officially home for the summer and couldn't be more excited! I'm going to miss living a minute away from all my friends but I was so ready for this semester to be over. Now I am starting to think about my summer internship and being mindful about finding pieces that are more work appropriate. I picked up this dress a few months ago and wore it for Easter, but I know it will be a staple in my professional wardrobe! I love the eyelet print and the light blue color which are perfect for the spring and summer. I've talked about Brooks Brothers' Red Fleece collection countless times, but I am really loving their pieces for this season! I've linked some of my favorites below:

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