Instead of focusing on the negativity of the humidity and literally being covered in sweat after just a few minutes outside, I'll instead turn to the positives, of which there are many because Charleston is a gorgeous city! One of my favorite things about our trip were all the historic homes and buildings that line the city streets and the fact that so much important American history happened there. We actually stayed in one such home, the John Rutledge Inn, which is a gorgeous bed and breakfast located in the center of the historic district of Charleston. The pictures I am posting here were taken outside of the house, which was built in 1763. For those of you who are history buffs, the original owner of the house, you guessed it, John Rutledge, was a signer of the U.S. Constitution, the first governor of South Carolina, and the second Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
As you can see, my gingham dress was a perfect match for the green ironwork that is a distinguishing feature of the house. I also was enamored with the black and white marble sidewalk in front of the house. In addition to my gingham dress, you might also notice that I have a pink cardigan on, but that didn't last too long, given the aforementioned weather! I thought it might be handy for going in and out of restaurants and stores with the air conditioning blasting, but I thought wrong. I need to learn to pack more carefully next time I head to the South!
Dress: J. Crew here and here
Shoes: J. Crew
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney here
Necklace: J. Crew