Hunting Island

Old Navy Jacket, old (similar here and here for under $40)// Who What Wear Top (similar)// American Eagle Shorts// Steve Madden Sneakers// Nordstrom Sunglasses (similar)

The other week, when we were down in South Carolina, we took a day trip out to Hunting Island because someone had recommended visiting its’ famed 19th century lighthouse that boasts sweeping views of the low country. I was up for an adventure with the kids so we packed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and hit the road early in the morning.  The weather couldn’t have been more ideal.  It was in the low seventies accompanied by a mild breeze so we were greatly looking forward to exploring the island and climbing to the top of the lighthouse.  When we arrived, however, we discovered that the lighthouse had been closed for some time.  So, instead, we stopped off at the nature center which the kids loved (there were even two baby alligators), checked out the animals, and then strolled the boardwalk where we took photos of these majestic views.  Oh, and a fun little fact: Forrest Gump was filmed on Hunting Island and nearby Fripp Island.  Both served as a backdrop for the Vietnam War scenes.

I have to say that although I over-packed for our trip (which I always do), I was grateful for this classic canvas jacket which I wore non-stop.  It truly is the ideal spring staple. I wear it everywhere once the temps climb into the sixties.  Worn over a tee or your favorite sweater, it is the best layering option for transitional seasons.  This one is a few years old but I’m linking to several alternatives and I guarantee that once you scoop one up, you’ll reach for it time and again.

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