Vestique Lifestyle: Flying South for Winter

Caitlin B. is one of our senior stylists at Vestique Greenville. She has been with us for over a year and we are so lucky to have her style and sweet personality as part of our team. Not only is Caitlin an excellent stylist, she doubles as a lecturer at Clemson! She's seriously got it all - brains and beauty, this girl is a powerhouse. Of course since she is busy with two jobs, she needed a little time off to start off 2015 right. Caitlin shares with us her recent travels to Key West in the post below. Her post has us dreaming of sunshine, umbrella drinks and palm trees... is it summer yet?
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It’s no secret that our vestique family loves to travel! If you stop by this blog or our Instagram page semi-regularly, you’ve probably read about our trips to Thailand, Nashville, and one of our favorite locations to celebrate a bride-to-be, Key West, which just so happens to be where I spent MLK weekend!
One of my closest friends, Katie, is getting married in Charleston this spring. To celebrate her upcoming nuptials, the bridesmaids planned a bachelorette weekend in Key West. Flying to the southernmost point of the continental U.S. during the middle of winter was one of the best ideas we’ve ever had.
Since the weather in South Carolina has been grey, cold and rainy as of late, I really struggled with what to pack for sunny days in Key West. Luckily I still had some of my favorite late summer/early spring vestique pieces hanging in my closet. Essentially my wardrobe for the weekend included cut-off denim shorts and a bikini during the day, and my favorite go-to vestique transitional pieces for nice dinners out and dancing on Duval Street! A few items that I packed that you can still find at vestique include:
The Black Widow Cardigan, which I wore with a black dress similar to our Evening Better Dress and booties, the Ruffle Me This Romper (still available in some stores) with a Great Lengths or Meet Me in Malibu Kimono, and our Blue Moon Chambray top with black denim. And, my favorite item to keep me comfy on the long flight, our Better Than Boys Flannel.
This trip was my second time visiting Key West, and it’s safe to say that everyone in attendance enjoyed their time! We can’t wait to go back! Our favorites from the weekend were dinner at Santiago’s Bodega and spending Sunday afternoon on a catamaran with margaritas! To re-create our trip, you can visit the spots listed below!
Lunch or Dinner
Bad Boy Burrito: This local place beats Chipotle any day! I had the chicken burrito and a Mexican Coke, which was the perfect way to start a day of sightseeing.
Sarabeth’s: We spent our first night here and all enjoyed fresh local seafood. The servers were amazing and made our experience enjoyable.
Santiago’s Bodega: Tapas galore! We loved the Saganaki and Brussels Sprouts.
Nine One Five: Our final dinner had great ambiance and dessert. Don’t forget the Key Lime Pie!
Conch Republic: The best outdoor seating on the island.
Two Cents: Great brunch! Our favorite was the Shrimp and Grits.
Sightseeing
Fury Water Adventures Reefs and Ritas: We spent three hours on a catamaran, tried snorkeling (we jumped out of the water once we saw a stingray), and then relaxed with margaritas on the way inland.
Bicycle Rentals: The main way the locals travel is on bike. We paid $10 and kept our bikes all day so that we could explore the entire island without wasting much time.
The Ernest Hemingway Home: I’ve always been a fan of Hemingway’s work. His home is full of history and, interestingly, six-toed cats.
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park and Beach: Hands down one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen with white sand and crystal-clear views of the Gulf Coast.
Night Life

Fat Tuesdays
The Green Parrot

Hogs Breath
Orchid Bar
The Rum Bar

Here are a few of our favorite moments from the weekend:

Biking around Key West
Catamaran
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach
Hemingway House
Sarabeth's


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