If you know me at all, you know I have a passionate love for the beach, warm weather, sunshine, and all things vaca. I’m pretty much obsessed with traveling, and my extremely understanding husband is so supportive of my addiction. 😉 Because I work from home, I have the flexibility to take off at any moment, and I have taken full advantage of that perk! Our most recent travels took us to my parents’ vacation home in Naples, FL, which we tend to frequent…A LOT.. 🙂
This vaca was a fun girls’ trip with my mother, my best friend, and her mother, which we do annually, and, now that I have a little girl of my own, I get to bring her along to join in on the fun and make so many amazing memories. I love that our mother daughter trip now includes my daughter, making it that much more special. AND, to make it even more special, my bestie is pregnant with her first little girl, who will soon be added to our girls’ trips, as well! 🙂
So, because I now have to pack for two, I decided to take note of all my travel must haves, as well as some of mine and my daughter’s favorite vacation looks! Check out some of our styles from the trip, and some of our favorite swimwear that we rocked this past week, and see where you can find them for you and your mini!
My travel staples include a fun, floppy hat for added UV protection and style to your swimsuit, a cross body collapsable bag for easy travel, sunglasses..because, sun..duh..,sunscreen, spf lip balm, and after sun lotion to take care of my skin in and out of the sun, comfortable sandals for everyday, and a bikini, of course!
My floppy hat was given to me as a gift from Calia by Carrie Underwood! They sent it to me, and I was completely surprised and fell in love with it instantly! You can find my hat here.
My cross body fringe bag is from Free People, and I’ve had it for YEARS!! It has been a loyal companion that has stood the test of time. I highly recommend investing in a similar bag, and you can thank me later. 😉 My bag is sold out, but you can find a similar style here.
My pink aviator sunglasses are Betsey Johnson brand, which I found majorly marked down at Nordstrom rack! SCORE! My exact pair is currently sold out, but you can find the same shades in a different colored lens here.
My Sun Bum Sunscreen, Cool Down lotion, and SPF lip balm are the absolute best! Not only do they smell amazing, but they really do their job to protect and nourish your skin, and they smell INCREDIBLE. I also love this brand because they are cruelty free, gluten free, and 100% vegan, and rich in vitamin E. These products are a perfect travel size and can be purchased as a set for only $19.99 here.
My floral sandals are from Target and they are so, extremely comfortable! I love the fun, floral print, which surprisingly goes with so much more than you would think! You can find my sandals here.
My floral off-the-shoulder bikini is also from, none other than..Target! Pretty much my fav place-but, you already know that. 😉 This is a super flattering suit, and the floral pattern, mixed with the crochet print, is to die for! You can find my bikini top here and my bikini bottoms here.
Mine and Charlotte’s airport fashion. We travel in style 😉
My floppy hat and fringe bag linked above.
My black tribal print backpack is from Target, and this exact style is sold out, but you can find a similar style here.
My fringe booties are from American Threads, and are sold out, but you can check out their super cute and comfortable shoes here.
My black distressed denim cut-off shorts are from Dottie Couture, which you can find here.
My fringe tank is from American Eagle, and is currently sold out! (don’t hate me!!) Check out their super cute summer tank selection here.
Charlotte’s gladiator sandals are from Old Navy, which you can find here.
Charlotte’s navy leggings are from Gap, which you can find here.
Charlotte’s tassel, ruffle sleeve top is from Babies R Us and is currently sold out. Check out their cute section of summer fashion tops here.
My favorite summer shoe selection made it all the way to Florida with me! I’ve listed where my shoes are from, which include some of my favorite places to shoe shop year round! From affordable, to durable, to stylish, to unique..each place has something I love! From left to right, the dark brown sandal heels are from Charlotte Russe, the dark tan gladiator wedge sandals are from a boutique in FL (can’t remember the name!!), the tan peep toe heels are from Altar’d State, the tan peep toe suede heels are Kristin Cavallari from Chinese Laundry, the cream criss cross heels are from Nine West, the fringe suede booties are from American Threads, and the floral print sandals are from Target.
These are some of my favorite looks from FL. All extremely comfortable, airy for hot days (and nights!), breathable material, lots of off-the-shoulder, which is my current fav trend, and oozing with beachy, summery goodness! Follow me on instagram, here, where I have detailed where each of these outfits are from! Some of my favorite places to find inexpensive and fashionable accessories are Dry Goods, American Eagle, Francesca’s, Dottie Couture, and Altar’d State. Of course, shoes and bag are listed above.
One of my favorite looks from Charlotte! Her floral dress is from Matilda Jane, and no longer in stock, but you can check out their super cute summer line here.
Her blush butterfly sandals are from Old Navy, and currently on sale for $12.99! You can find them here.
Another one of my favorite looks from Charlotte! This romper is EVERYTHING!! Ah, she just kills me in it! 🙂 Her floral romper is from Old Navy, and currently on sale for $18.99! You can find it here. Her gladiator sandals are also from Old Navy and linked above.
I like to buy swimwear from places where the sets are mix-and-matchable, affordable, and trendy! Some of my absolute favorite shops for swimwear are Target, American Eagle, and Altar’d State. Check out those links and find yourself a new ‘kini in time for summer! I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
We had so much fun at the Naples Farmer’s Market on Third Street South. Lots of sunshine, tropical ice tea, key west acai bowls, people watching, dog spotting, and plenty of photo ops! 😉 Her adorable watermelon swimsuit is from Target, which you can find here. Her floral flip flops are from Carters, and the floral pair is sold out, but you can get the same shoes in a fun, pineapple print for only $4!! You can find them here.
Hope these links and sites are helpful for your own vacation planning or simply summer shopping! This vacation was so much fun, and I’m so excited to be returning to Naples with my girl and our girlfriends in June! But, for now…we are off to Disney this Saturday, so I better go unpack our beach wear and re-pack our park wear!
From my heart to yours,