Savannah, Georgia Outfits + Travel Diary

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We usually escape to Charleston, SC (see my posts) when we tire of winter, but decided to visit Savannah this time for a change! Both cities are just a 2.5 hour direct flight from Boston, which is about the shortest trip that can get you notably warmer weather in Feb / March. We did not rent a car in Savannah, and absolutely loved walking through the charming parks and squares every few blocks. There was so much that we didn’t get to do or eat this visit for a number of reasons, but that just means we’ll have to go back!

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Panacea earrings, Cara headband, BR maxi dress 0P (read my review), Dune sandals

If you’re planning a trip to Savannah, check out the comments of this Instagram post for some great recommendations! Here’s a few things on our agenda for next time:

  • Get in line early for Mrs. Wilkes family style dining
  • Have afternoon tea at Gryphon Tea Room, a converted old apothecary run by local students.
  • Make a reservation in advance for The Grey (watch the Chef’s Table episode to whet your appetite)
  • Grab drinks at the Olde Pink House (closed for repairs after a fire)
  • Taste whiskey / cocktails at Ghost Coast Distillery (mostly Nick)
  • Head out to Wormsloe to see the Avenue of Oaks

I’m not eating dairy or eggs right now after Nori tested positive for allergies, so this visit to the South was rife with food temptations (oh how I crave a flaky, buttery biscuit)! I had to save more indulgent meals and fancier spots for another time, but scroll down to the bottom of this post for casual, family-friendly places that we went to this time with a baby in tow.

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I found my white dress (my review) at Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, and Dillard’s in sz 0 & up! Black is on sale here.

Where We Stayed

Perry Lane Hotel
My friend recommended this newer hotel that opened just last summer. It’s a beautiful classic property, with modern touches and great marble bathrooms. We loved our stay (in disclosure, we booked at a press rate) and would definitely go back. The hotel has a rooftop bar that’s open to the public, and a small rooftop pool that’s for guests only. We were able to walk to lots of places, including to Forsyth Park, the riverfront, half a dozen smaller parks, and plenty of shopping! They also have a house car for complimentary rides within a 2 mile radius.

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Perry Lane lobby // Express jumpsuit xxs regular, also in black (hem taped under 1″; petite sizing coming soon!), Leatherology clutch c/o, Panacea earrings, Sam Edelman sandals 5

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perry lane hotel savannah georgia lobby

Traveling with a 6 month old

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You can find my last post on flying with a newborn here. Four months later, we still packed and used pretty much the same stuff, except now that Nori is eating solids 3x a day yet can’t sit up on her own, that certainly added to the list. I brought our foldable booster chair (stuffed it along with diapers inside our giant carseat bag, which is free to check or gate check), this travel brush / drying rack + feeding tools, some avocado and bananas, and a few food pouches. I was thankful for my mom who met us there, and helped watch Nori while Nick & I worked!

Before traveling I’ll usually ask the hotel or apartment rental if they have cribs or pack n plays, and a lot of them like Perry Lane actually do! I always make sure to bring our own crib sheets though washed in free & clear detergent, and I was also told the scent of “home” serves as something familiar for your baby.

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Perry Lane Pool // Mom & me swimsuits from my friend’s shop (she also sews boys suits!), H&M baby hat

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Pretty little things // everything that’s still available is linked in this post

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My mom at Forsyth Park (hope her trench will be back this year during the Nsale!)

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A+F cozy top xxs, lace cami xxs, Tasha headband, Leatherology bag c/o – full outfit blogged here

Where We Ate

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Leopold’s + The Paris Market // Everlane jeans 24 (hem cut 1″ shorter; my review), striped tee xxs c/o, Sam Edelman mules 5, Marc Fisher pumps 5

Leopold’s Ice Cream
A Savannah institution! The service was SO beyond friendly, reminding me what I love so much about the South. I saw bananas behind the counter and asked how much since I was trying to find one for Nori, and they said they were not for sale but kindly just gave me some : ) I had the yummy dairy-free coconut ice cream, and Nick was extremely pleased with the Thin Mint (both seasonal flavors). There was a gentleman in front of me who said he’s been ordering their shrimp salad sandwich for the past decade or so, so of course I had to get that too! The line supposedly gets very long, but we went when they opened and there was no wait.

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Amazing brunch spread at Fox & Fig // Fish and shrimp tacos at Savannah Seafood Shack

Fox & Fig
As non-vegans, we surprisingly liked the food here so much that we went twice! The oat milk pancakes are fluffy heaven, the lattes are delightfully creamy (with good coffee, according to Nick), and everything else was flavorful and filling without leaving you feeling heavy. Be sure to get some of the affordable chocolate chip cookies to go!

Savannah Seafood Shack
It seemed pretty touristy here, but I wouldn’t call it a tourist “trap” since the affordable fish & shrimp tacos with slaw and house sauce (3 for under $9) were actually a big hit with my mom and Nick. They’re not authentic tacos, but a very tasty way to eat the fried seafood. My mom kept wanting to go back for more!

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Zunzi’s Conquistador chicken sandwich // Mellow Mushroom pizza w/ half vegan cheese

South African sandwiches and rice plats at a casual take-out style joint. We had their popular “Conquistador” chicken sandwich with a variety of their (dairy free) sauces, and found that to be super flavorful with great bread. None of us liked the other popular “Boerewors on a Roll” sausage sandwich though. I’d get the chicken over a rice plate with sides next time!

Mellow Mushroom Pizza
A bunch of you suggested Vinnie Van Go-Go’s – unfortunately we didn’t make it there, but we were pretty pleased with Mellow Mushroom by our hotel. I know it’s a chain, but it was my first time at one and it hit the spot! After going dairy-free for Nori, I don’t even bother with vegan “cheese” on my pizza anymore since it’s usually so thick and gloppy (not a fan of Daiya “mozzarella”). But the staff here convinced me to try the brand that they use (Follow Your Heart) and it was delish and melted like real cheese!

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  1. Daniela wrote:

    Hi Jean! Love all your outfits, always in style, I’m finding inspiration because I’ll be flying long haul with my 9 month old (by myself) and was looking for ideas, I saw your 2 posts of travelling with a baby! Great info!! I have a question, do you think you could manage a baby, a stroller, a carry-on and a tote bag, by yourself?? I would love to hear from your experience! Thank you!

    Posted 7.16.19 Reply
  2. Elena wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    Love those mules you have. Just wanted to know more about its ventilation. Does it get warm in them easily because of the material or are they quite “airy”?


    Posted 4.11.19 Reply
  3. kbarger wrote:

    My husband & I are going to Savannah in June so loved seeing this post!

    I also spied an Elvie pump- would love to hear your thoughts on it, reviews are hard to find!

    Posted 4.9.19 Reply
  4. Lovely travel diary….love all your outfits. The floral dress one is so pretty. I also really like the white jumpsuit on you, so elegant and sophisticated. Your baby girl and you wearing matching swimwear is the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a while.

    Posted 4.7.19 Reply
  5. Yulia wrote:

    Hi Jean! I love love love your style and blog!
    I was wondering what do you do with clothes when you no longer needed? Do you sell it? :_) Thank you!

    Posted 4.7.19 Reply
  6. Rachel I Johnson wrote:

    I’m glad you enjoyed being in Savannah, it looks like it was relaxing and had some very scenic locations. The whole family looks happy and glad to be in a new place. Your outfits are beautiful, southern flair and modernly put together. You truly help petite women to look well dressed in so many different ways. Very inspiring.

    Posted 4.5.19 Reply
  7. Looks like you had an amazing time in Savannah! 🙂 I always love your travel posts because you eat at the best places <3 🙂 And loving all of these outfits as well!

    Posted 4.4.19 Reply
  8. A fellow reflux baby mama ❤️ wrote:

    When I read that your daughter suffered from reflux and eczema, the first thing I thought of was allergies, having had gone through those symptoms myself. It can be daunting at first, I would spend hours researching and agonizing over the what if’s. It does get easier with time and joining FB and other online groups really helped. As another commenter commented, milk comes under a bevy of derivative names and can take weeks to clear your milk and baby’s system. I really applaud your decision to go dairy free ( soy is a common one also, Bc it’s similar to milk -usually people start by eliminating dairy first, then soy if no improvement) and please have lots of grace on yourself in the process!! Your daughter is beautiful and you are such a wonderful mom.

    Here’s a link in case you want it for the derivative names that dairy is hidden under in foods:

    Posted 4.4.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much mama for the info and the encouraging message! I LOVE Kelly Mom … what would we do without this resource?

      Posted 4.7.19 Reply
  9. I always love your travel diaries, Jean! So many great tips and advice about Savannah! Thanks for sharing!

    I hope you have a great Thursday,

    Posted 4.4.19 Reply
  10. J wrote:

    Hi! I’m a new follower, love the blog! I also had allergy issues with one of my kiddos (dairy, soy, eggs, and beef) and wanted you to be aware that a lot of bread products (especially processed bread as compared to homemade bread) has dairy-based additives. It’s hard but it’s so worth! Kudos to you for powering through!

    Posted 4.4.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you for the heads up and the encouragement, J! It is truly hard to steer completely clear of these allergens, but the things we do for our little ones. We are starting to integrate baked dairy and egg soon per her allergist’s suggestions, which should open up a little leeway : )

      Posted 4.7.19 Reply
  11. SuzyC wrote:

    Thanks for sharing about your trip! We have a 4 and 1 yr old. Would you say there are enough things to do in charleston or Savannah for them?? We’re always at a loss of were to travel too during the colder winter months. We’re doing Disney this spring but my husband would definitely vote now for that every year 😆

    Posted 4.4.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Suzy! I’m not the best person to ask to be honest since my baby isn’t quite mobile yet, so I haven’t been on the lookout for activities for little ones. I think Charleston may have more to do since there are beaches within a short drive, however it’s not swimming weather in the ocean this time of year.

      Posted 4.7.19 Reply
  12. Maureen wrote:

    Nice traveling post on Savannah. I have never been but was considering for my 40th. I am a big fan of jumpsuits so I have to give props to the white one you featured. Express items have a fit weird on me but will need to give this one a try! Btw, I love your matching swimsuits with your little one. Shall I say? You are both rocking this look!

    Maureen |

    Posted 4.4.19 Reply
  13. Rena wrote:

    I see you had a wonderful time and you look super lovely in all your looks!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 4.4.19 Reply
  14. Janine wrote:

    Escaping the winter for a short break feels amazing doesn’t it??
    The food looks amazing!! I love exploring cities I’ve never been to before, especially the restaurant scene of course 🙂
    Xx Janine

    Posted 4.4.19 Reply
  15. I love your outfits so much, Jean! You manage to look gorgeous every way! Hope you enjoyed your break in Savannah. 🙂 ❤️

    Posted 4.4.19 Reply
  16. May wrote:

    Your pictures look amazing as always and i of course love all your outfits! The Grey is definitely on my list of restaurants after watching the Chef’s Table episode.

    May ||

    Posted 4.3.19 Reply
    • Diana wrote:

      What a cute little vacation! I’ve never been to Savannah but now you’ve put me onto the fried seafood and ice cream! Could I ask where your sunnies are from?

      Posted 4.8.19 Reply
  17. Roses for Fridays | by mia wrote:

    Awww you and your little Angel wearing matching swimwear is the cutest thing ever! Love ♥️that!

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 4.3.19 Reply
  18. Oh my gosh! When I saw that you visited Savannah, I was on Spring Break that week (I go to SCAD) and I am so sad that I miss you. I wanted to meet you when you went to my favorite cafe (The Paris Market)! Well I am glad you had an amazing time and definitely come back!

    Posted 4.3.19 Reply
    • Mandy wrote:

      Hey Jean!

      I’ve used so many of your posts as outfit inspiration over the years. Thanks as always for the great tips and ideas!!

      I was wondering if you could maybe do a post with Anthropologie clothes and come up with some colorful spring/ summer outfits? I would love to see what you could come up with!

      Have a great weekend!

      Posted 4.6.19 Reply
      • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

        Hi Manda, thank you for your kind message! I love Anthropologie and their petite items, unfortunately they just don’t carry a large number of items in small petite sizes and they are always the first to sell out! I hope they’ll carry some deeper inventory in those sizes since I’m sure a lot of us are interested!

        Posted 4.7.19 Reply
        • Natalie Davie wrote:

          I love the sweater blazer from Jcrew. Many comments said that the blazer pilled after one wear. I’m interested to hear your experience.

          Thank you.

          Posted 4.15.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Cecilia, you go to school in such a gorgeous city!! Sorry to have missed you this time. The Paris Market was adorable, I may have spent too much time browsing their baby clothes ; )

      Posted 4.7.19 Reply

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