Boston is known as a city that attracts tourists looking to witness the many facets of American History encapsulated here. As interns for our Boston-based company, we were given the unique opportunity to spend the day touring around one of the city's most well-known neighborhoods, Beacon Hill. The only catch was that we needed to model apparel from Sara Campbell's summer collection and take photos along the way, to which we had no hesitation! Since we both grew up in the Boston area, Mairead and I had been lucky enough to meander the streets of Beacon Hill before, but neither of us had previously been to the newest Sara Campbell boutique at 84 Chestnut Street in the area known as the flat of the hill.
Mairead browses a selection of soft blue items at the Sara Campbell boutique at 84 Chestnut Street in Boston.
Upon entering the store promptly at 10:15 AM, the two of us were greeted by the wonderful Beacon Hill store manager, Kate. Without hesitation, Kate and her coworker Jean opened their arms and their store to us as our home-base and dressing room for the day. While looking through all of the mesmerizing designs, Mairead and I conversed about the iconic architecture that can be found on the streets of Beacon Hill. As we looked at all the beautiful clothes, Kate and Jean continued to be hospitable, in true Sara Campbell fashion (no pun intended). Our day in Beacon Hill wouldn’t have been a swimming success without their passion for Sara Campbell clothes and their keen eye for a fabulous outfit. With their expertise, Mairead and I changed into our first outfits of the day, confidently made out way out of the shop and began to explore!
Mairead pairs a cotton Liberty of London print top by Sara Campbell with her jeans.
Due to Boston’s chilly summer mornings, we had both opted to wear jeans that day which we paired with some customer-favorite tops. Mairead paired her dark wash jeans with the liberty garden print peasant top (SC 118-562), and I chose to wear the navy and white striped top with a ruffled hem (SC 118-452) with my white jeans. We brought along Sara Campbell’s talented graphic designer, Guitana, to photograph us. In no time, we set off to take in all of the sights of historic Beacon Hill. At some points, we quite literally stopped to smell the flowers!
I wore a comfy ponte sleeveless top with my white denim.
First we visited the famous Acorn Street which is the most photographed street in the United States. Then, Mairead and I popped back into the Beacon Hill store to try on some more magic(al) clothes. The two of us eagerly paraded around the store to pick out our next outfits. As we stepped out of the dressing room, we realized that we both chose outfits featuring a light blue gingham print. We decided that we HAD to capture this moment directly outside the store by one of the classic black lamp posts that line the streets of Beacon Hill. I opted for a magic dress with a flounce hem (SC 118-546) and Mairead chose to pair a printed Sheri pant (SC 118-553) with a white pique top with bell sleeves (SC 118-552).
We continued exploring, giggling along the way. I think all of the fun colors in Sara Campbell's summer collection naturally put everyone in a great mood!
Wearing colorful clothes makes all the difference! This is a best-selling trapeze dress with ruffle "Kaylie" collar, style SC 118-332.
I tried on the store's newest dress in stretch linen (SC 118-504), and as I held it in my hands, several customers asked about it and tried it on themselves. I predict a best-seller! Mairead wore a coordinating linen top and white Sheri pants. If you already shop at Sara Campbell, then sure you're familiar with our famous Sheri pants! Everyone who tries them on LOVES them. They go with everything, come in a dozen colors, and are super comfortable!
This dress is going to fly off the racks! It also comes in black.
Mairead paired our white Sheri pants with a linen top with special trim.
Needless to say, walking around the neighborhood's cobblestone roads helped us work up an appetite. Mairead, Guitana, and I began to walk down Charles Street when we stumbled upon a small Italian restaurant called Figs. This restaurant is owned by renowned celebrity chef Todd English. Figs is famous for their unusually shaped pizza. English says, “Never trust a round pizza." Each pizza is made with thin crust, achieved by cooking the pies at a high temperature for a short amount of time. The three of us indulged in sautéed spinach, a margarita pizza and rosemary parmesan fries. We all agreed the restaurant lived up to its five star rating!
Like any tourist traveling around Boston, Mairead and I decided that it was most definitely necessary to make one last stop at Boston’s famous “Make Way for Ducklings” sculptures. Following the popularity of Robert McCloskey’s classic children’s book Make Way for Ducklings, the city installed a set of statues of a mother duck and her ducklings marching through the Boston Public Garden. This spot has been a hot tourist destination for years. Still little kids at heart, Mairead and I slipped on the Boston print toile dresses (SC 117-608) and started toward the ducklings. The dress's print contains images of some of Boston’s classic monuments, including this one! We crossed Beacon Street to get our picture taken with ducks, just like the thousands of tourists that sweep through Boston every year. It was a riot!
We didn't want the day to end!
As you can imagine, we would highly encourage a trip to Beacon Hill to enjoy the lovely attractions and fabulous new Sara Campbell store. We had a ball and looked fashionable along the way wearing Sara Campbell. Which outfit is your favorite? Where do you eat/drink/shop in Beacon Hill? Leave your comment below!