What to Pack: Weekend in Charleston

I haven’t been back to the East Coast since we moved west in December, so I’m happy to say that I’ll be heading to Charleston, S.C., this weekend to celebrate the impending wedding of one of my nearest and dearest. The wedding isn’t til May, but a pre-nuptial ladies’ weekend is in order and I’m pumped for some beach time, Chucktown bar-hopping and QT with the bride-to-be. There’s little I love more (or know better) than the Carolina shore in April, so packing for this trip will be a breeze. Going in my bag: several shades of blue, loose knits, summerweight scarves and crisp whites.

What to Pack Weekend in Charleston – San Francisco Style Blogger


Clockwise, from upper left: Madewell Pyramid Top, Basta Surf Strappy Bandeau Bikini, Joie Kennedi Tote, Topshop Abstract Letter Scarf, Super Ciccio Sunglasses, Report Silverton Flats, Theory Gwena Stretch Linen Blend Shorts, Mango Striped Knit Jersey Sweater


Seaside neon

Sparkle & Fade neon mini skirt, Theory top, Dolce Vita sandals, vintage lockets

I first tracked down this skirt in electric blue a few weeks ago when I was compiling an ever-growing list of wanted neon items, and eventually I headed to the nearest Urban Outfitters to pick it up. But in person, the electric blue just wasn’t neon enough – and I’m a firm believer that if you’re gonna go neon, you’ve gotta go spot-me-across-an-enormous-field-at-midnight neon. Go big or go home, right? Anyway, this neon yellow version – exactly the color of a tennis ball – was just the ticket, and I scooped it up without hesitation.

I paired it with some neon pink nails for a seaside birthday party this weekend, and while it certainly fit the party-attire bill, it came with the added bonus that if I’d happened to fall off the dock and begun to float away, my fellow revelers could’ve easily tracked me down.