what to pack for a 3-day getaway

it’s time for a girl’s trip! in today’s post, i share what to pack for a 3-day getaway. if you follow along on Instagram Stories, then you know i zipped over to Savannah with a dear friend from my Houston days for a girl’s getaway. Savannah is a visual feast to the eyes due to its historic architecture. it comes in first place for most haunted cities in the USA, what with a history that dates back to the pre-Revolutionary War. luckily most of Savannah’s historic buildings weren’t burned down to the ground during the destructive Civil War campaign Sherman’s March to the Sea, which began in Atlanta on November 15th, 1864, and concluded in Savannah on December 21st, 1864. Savannah was spared as the Confederate Army did not want the city leveled as had happened to Atlanta and abandoned the city, retreating to South Carolina. General Sherman then bequeathed President Lincoln the fallen city of Savannah and 25,000 bales of cotton as a Christmas present in 1864.

these days, Savannah hosts spooky ghost tours where tour guides share a wealth of the town’s history, including the most recent scandal depicted in the book opens in a new windowMidnight in the Garden of  Good and EvilGirl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low hails from Savannah, and her birthplace has turned into a museum. Savannah’s hometown college SCAD is worth a visit, and don’t forget to mosey on down to the Savannah River and walk along cobblestone River Street. the historic district is drool-worthy littered with mansions, monuments, rowhouses, manicured gardens, and twenty city squares. of course, there are churches galore in Savannah like The First African Baptist Church, the oldest black congregation in the USA or the ‘Sistine of the South’ The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Bonaventure Cemetery is a must-see attraction that rests on 100 acres! the culinary scene is quite eclectic in Savannah. and the shopping ain’t bad either. join me this week as i share the outfits come to life! it’s all about what to pack for a 3-day getaway to Savannah.

what to pack for a 3-day getaway

since Savannah is an easy road trip, less than four hours door to door, my travel outfit needs to be cute and comfy. recently, i tried on Sweaty Betty on for size, and i love this brand known for its workout and athleticwear. in my book, a opens in a new windowt-shirt dress is the perfect summer dress, but sometimes the fabric can be flimsy. not so with this opens in a new windowstriped t-shirt dress that’s thick enough not to see through yet soft enough to be comfortable. plus, it has pockets! i could easily have sized down to a small, but sometimes when i size down, i run the risk of dresses ending up too short… so i chose my usual size medium. wear this cute summer dress with sneakers, sandals, or espadrilles. the choices are endless.

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the cute apartment we rented located on Bay Street. take a look at those stairs. yep, we hauled our luggage up twenty steps then back down upon our departure.

Bay Street is the perfect location as you can walk to all of the shopping and dining venues with ease. our apartment overlooked the Savannah River on one side and Bay Street on the other.

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stay tuned all week where the outfits spring to life! happy Sunday!

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33 Comments

  1. Lucy wrote:

    Loved this post!
    And the outfits. Thanks Beth

    Posted 6.13.21
  2. Nikki Lehnhardt wrote:

    What a fun trip! In the middle of the pandemic, we bought a darling little beachfront condo in Pass Christian, Ms. A quick getaway is the perfect response to our crazy, stressful world. I love Savannah. It’s like the fun, crazy cousin compared to its more sedate neighbor, Charleston.

    Posted 6.13.21
    • and Charleston is getting overcrowded these days!

      Posted 6.13.21
  3. Robyne wrote:

    Hi Beth-
    Thank you for posting the outfits and the tips about Savannah! Quick question…how do you manage in a long sleeve shirt????🙀🥶
    Best,
    Robyne

    Posted 6.13.21
    • if it’s linen or cotton it’s a breathable fabric that does well in the heat. and i’m not outside all day long. lot’s of the summer is spent indoors with frigid air conditioning temps.

      Posted 6.13.21
  4. Leu2500 wrote:

    Your accessory game is really good this summer.

    Posted 6.13.21
  5. Sharyn D wrote:

    Thank you for sharing Beth. Nothing better than catching up with old friends who you haven’t seen in years. Look forward to seeing pictures of you in the outfits. I loved Savannah! Our hotel overlooked the Savannah River so I enjoyed seeing those pictures. Leopold’s ice-cream, Husk, Elizabeth’s, those beautiful squares…sigh.

    Posted 6.13.21
    • we had so much fun! Leopold’s Ice Cream is to die for and worth waiting in line.

      Posted 6.13.21
  6. Eve wrote:

    My husband and his construction crew went there after hurricane Hugo to help rebuild some hotels. I hitched a ride and saw beautiful little gardens, an interesting old Fort. The old slave market.
    I love the wardrobe choices. Not so much the tee dress but it looks comfortable.

    Posted 6.13.21
    • Eve wrote:

      Oops that was Charleston SC we were at but I do love Savannah GA. We caught huge crabs and cooked them in our little cottage on the beach. In beer!

      Posted 6.13.21
    • just love all the history that goes along with visiting the Southern states.

      Posted 6.13.21
  7. May I ask what your personal comfort level is with dresses above the knee? What I mean is, how long does a dress have to be for you to feel comfortable wearing it? I am 59 years old and have found myself wanting to cover up more.

    Posted 6.13.21
    • if your comfort level is telling you to cover up more then i’d listen. style is always about what you feel comfortable doing.
      me? i’m perfectly fine with a skirt or dress a few inches above my knee.

      Posted 6.13.21
      • Kate wrote:

        I agree! I love the look of an above the knee skirt/dress, but have personally always been most comfortable in a longer hem. It could be from being a taller woman- who knows? I often use the keyword “midi” when shopping, and find I personally like the look and comfort better. (And I’m in my 30s, so it’s really just preference.)

        I love the t-shirt dress, though!

        Posted 6.14.21
  8. Bee wrote:

    Savannah is beautiful. Anytime hubby and I find ourselves traveling up the east coast, we try to stop and walk along the river. We’ve yet to try an apartment there; yours looks very charming.

    Our travel plan as new retirees is to explore along the Atlantic coast, starting from Florida. St.Augustine and Savannah have long been favorites for us. Covid restrictions slowed us down this past year, but we were able to visit Charleston and Wilmington. Road trips are so much fun!

    Posted 6.13.21
    • what a fun travel plan you have! enjoy every minute.

      Posted 6.13.21
  9. Deborah J Clark wrote:

    Beth, you look so darn cute in your outfit today, and with matching nail polish I might add!!
    I am having some difficulty about whether to wear a slip with dresses and skirts nowdays…I’m sure my decorum is out of date. Could you please advise on the subject of slips: to wear or not to wear.
    Many thanks – Deb

    Posted 6.13.21
    • well, there are no hard and fast rules these days about slips. although they are hard to shop for as not many women wear slips anymore. that said, there are certain dresses or skirts that truly need a slip underneath. whether they are see-through or form-fitting.

      Posted 6.13.21
      • Kate wrote:

        I find that wearing a pair of comfortable bike shorts (which are everywhere this year) can be a nice casual option under skirts. Not proper “undergarments”, but I find they help some outfits. 🙂

        Posted 6.14.21
    • Leu2500 wrote:

      Deborah, Wardrobe Oxygen recommends slip shorts.

      Posted 6.14.21
  10. Lovely apartment.
    Nice combos
    Have lots of fun

    Posted 6.13.21
    • thanks, gloria. what is not to love about Savannah!

      Posted 6.13.21
  11. Karen wrote:

    Beth, I think the t-shirt dress looks darling on you. I was going to order one for my self, but it was out in my size. Love your outfit inspirations.

    Posted 6.13.21
    • bummer! you would have loved this dress. thanks so much for your positivity!

      Posted 6.13.21
  12. Una wrote:

    I love your fashion advice. I’m 63 years young and don’t want to dress trendy, I have always loved classic clothes. You are the 1st I’ve seen who outfits are current, and classy and fun. THANK YOU for remembering the mature woman is still alive kicking and ready for FUN.

    Posted 6.13.21
    • we are totally having FUN at this stage of the game. thanks for sharing your positivity!

      Posted 6.13.21
  13. After this post I stated to look over Savannah and now i want to go there for a lovely weekend. Your outfits were perfect for the ocasion. Love it!

    Posted 6.14.21
    • i highly recommend Savannah! honestly, one of my favorite cities in the world and i’ve traveled extensively.

      Posted 6.14.21
  14. Nicole wrote:

    Hi Beth,
    sweaty Betty and the sandals made it directly to my fashion heart- great.
    Have a nice week,
    Nicole

    Posted 6.14.21
    • Sweaty Betty is my new favorite brand! very well-made and cute stuff! so glad you liked it.

      Posted 6.14.21
  15. Sandra wrote:

    I love Savannah. My husband and I took an American Cruise Line cruise two or three years ago and that was one of our stops.

    Being a girl scout, I enjoyed seeing Juliette Gordon Low museum and home. I had read and watched the movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” prior to our trip to Savannah, and then read the book again afterwards.
    In addition, we took a walking tour. I love seeing all the historic architecture.
    The last picture looking out at the river, I believe that is where we docked. Most of the stops were one day only, but we had a two day stop in Savannah and it was amazing.
    I am hoping to go back someday and definitely for a longer visit.
    I enjoy receiving your post in my email.

    Posted 6.19.21
    • it’s a beautiful city to visit!

      Posted 6.19.21

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