Last October we traveled to Mexico for a seven day paradise vacation. Since then, two groups of friends have booked their stay at the same house for the same week long getaway. I am so excited for all of them, but also a tad bit envious that they won't be able to pack me in their suitcase. One of the groups are leaving tomorrow. I chatted with my friend over the phone this week to share tips on our trip, give recommendations and packing ideas. After we got off the phone, I immediately called Ross to remind him about what a glorious time we had and that we really needed to book our second vacation there stat. He laughed and told me maybe one day. One day? That wasn't the response I was looking for.
French Connection Dress c/o SOLD OUT (option here and here) // H&M Sandals // Kendra Scott Tassel Necklace // Olivia + Joy Bag c/o (option here and here) // Jessica Simpson Hat (option here and here) // Ettika Bracelet c/o // How Gorgeous Rings c/o
So, I took matters into my own hands and mind. I dressed the part and pretended for one day that I would be catching a plane to somewhere, anywhere that entailed a beach, infinity pool, drinks with little umbrellas, snorkel gear and lounge chairs in the sun. It worked for about 2.2 seconds and then I snapped back to reality when my girls said "we are bored" for the tenth time. It looks like the community pool and playground will be my wonderland for the time being. I am okay with that. It's life, but that doesn't mean I can't play dress-up, use my wild imagination and escape to someplace tropical even it's only for a few minutes out of the day. I have always been a dreamer.
I even made my own wish list of what I would take with me to paradise. Maybe I have more time on my hands than I thought. If you are planning a summer beach vacation, take a look at some pieces that you really need to pack so I can live vicariously through you.
Happy shopping, vacation planning (literally or in your own mind) and have a great weekend!