Today, I’m off to Hawaii! My husband has been there all week for some Marine Corps training stuff (I stopped paying attention after “helo dunker”—Google it no don’t Google it) and has the weekend off, so I’m heading his way for a quick getaway.
Since this will be a short (but sweet) trip, I'm attempting to pack light for the first time ever. In addition to a few tanks and a lightweight sweater, here's what's in my suitcase.
1. J. Crew hat (also packing this floppy hat in tan). 2. Felicity & Coco dress. 3. Madewell chambray shirt. 4. Burberry bikini. 5. Franco Sarto sandals. 6. RBL dress. 7. GAP shorts (plus two older pairs similar to these cut-offs and these roll-ups). 8. SkinCeuticals sunscreen. 9. Benefit Go TropiCoral lip & cheek kit. 10. Colorescience sunscreen.
I plan on living in shorts during the day and dresses at night. The high-low maxi will be perfect for a breezy evening, and the cut-out dress that I wore on my thirtieth birthday has a floral print that's made for the tropics.
The chambray shirt, conveniently longer in the back, will do triple-duty as a bikini cover-up, light jacket, and top to pair with those fun printed cut-offs. The bikini is an oldie but a goodie (a certain plaid is always in style), and the summer-ready white sandals go with everything.
A hat is a must, as is plenty of sunscreen. The SkinCeuticals block has SPF 50 and a nice tint so I can leave foundation at home (more on that here), while the Colorescience powder SPF comes in a handy brush, making it easy to reapply throughout the day. To fake a glow, I've been applying self-tanner all week and will dip into the warm, coral shades in this makeup set. And since we prefer hiking to beach bumming, I also threw in some husband-approved workout wear.
Unfortunately, I had to leave the cutest thing I own behind. Tell me, what are your summer travel essentials?