I planned to take a photo of my outfit each day while on vacation, but I’m afraid I failed miserably at the task. The links and ideas below reflect what I found most comfortable in high heat and humidity.
I wore the dress above for the first time when I visited Savannah. I have never gotten so many compliments as I did that day. The red dress is so comfortable and easy to care for; I also bought the blue one. Both dresses were from Talbots.
One of the best options for hot weather is a linen dress that fits long and loose. I have the dress below in three colors. I unbutton them above the knee and wear sandals, a straw hat, and bag.
A knee-length dress might be a better choice if you like a shorter length or are petite.
Shorts or short skirts with tees were not wise because the extra layers around the middle retain too much heat. I saw a few ladies wearing similar combinations, but they did not appear to be as comfortable as the ladies wearing loose-fitting dresses in light colors.
I wore the navy tee and white jeans above while driving. I had been on the road for four hours when I took the photo above at a rest stop. Since I am a morning person, I left at 5:30 am. The sandals easily kick-off while driving or slip on as needed. I rarely wore makeup while away, but I used sunscreen here and cleansed my face at least twice daily (routine here).
I took a pair of white jeans with me, but they were much too hot for other than early morning or late evening. Both the navy tee and the white eyelet shirt are old.
I wore sandals, sneakers, or water shoes each day. Cotton, linen, or canvas sneakers are the most comfortable to wear in the heat.
Hats provided shade and protection from the sun, and they kept my hair off my face. I have purchased this hat several times because I am afraid I won’t find it again. Lightweight small and large straw bags that slip over your shoulder are a must for summer.
I chose the swimsuit because of the fit and style and because I need the option to select the cup size. I found the suit here.
I plan not to stop for fast food along the way and will have breakfast options later. I packed a canvas tote bag with bananas, dates, trail mix, cherry tomatoes, steamed broccoli spears, and vitamins. I kept to my routine of having breakfast and a late lunch while skipping the evening meal. I drank lots of filtered water and an occasional glass of white wine.
My favorite restaurant in Beaufort was Herban Market and Cafe. I ate there several times because of the healthy options made in-house. The service was excellent, and they had comfortable outdoor seating with easy parking.
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I stopped to spend a couple of hours walking through Magnolia Plantation & Gardens on my way to Beaufort. The following photos don’t begin to capture the beauty. I’m sure it was breathtaking a few weeks ago when the azaleas were in full bloom.
Peacocks freely roamed the grounds and called out to each other often.
“Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens.” (I found this information on the Magnolia Plantation website.)