So tomorrow I’m going to Florida for about a week—I’m meeting my boyfriend Paul, who is doing some work down there, so it’s not really a vacation, but it’s not not a vacation either. Either way, it’s going to be fairly hot in the daytime, so I’ll for sure be packing a hippie girl dress like this one (which I like because it is not tiered). You can find cheaper, similar dresses on Etsy, but in my experience they’re pretty tent-like so you might have to spring for alterations.
Even though it’s a stain magnet that will likely be a wrinkled mess once I take it out of the suitcase, I do not often travel somewhere warm without a white button-down like this one, a little oversized so it can double as a beach cover-up.
Going on these work trips with the boyfriend, I frequently end up needing to amuse myself for a while, and these awesome headphones really help with that. I can tune into my favorite podcast, listen to a book, watch a show, or play music, and entertain myself for hours. Best of all, they’re noise-cancelling.
I feel like travel—especially air travel—really messes with your skin and clogs pores, so I bring along a travel size of Drunk Elephant’s Babyfacial mask. It exfoliates beautifully and leaves skin so much glowier than it was before.
If you’ve been hanging out here for a while, you know that I always travel with a Chan Luu silk and cashmere scarf because they’re so lightweight but also warm and soft. I’m really digging this cute bandana print.
Chinos are a must if I’m going somewhere warm, and I like the slightly higher waist and slouchy fit on these.
I try always to stick to a very tight color palette when I travel so everything goes with everything else, and the only problem with that is that I end up wearing lots of neutrals and not much color. So I like to add pops of brightness with my accessories, like for instance this cute webbed belt.
I typically bring cork-soled sandals with a bit of a platform too, because they’re so walkable (as long as that platform isn’t too high). These also come in black, but I’m kind of enchanted by the cheery green, and they conform to my bright accessories philosophy.
Even in the nicest hotels, a room can smell off, so I’m rarely without a travel candle like this one, which has a fresh citrusy scent.
Bucket hats are so much more packable than clunky straw ones, and I think they’re cooler too, but I know some of you disagree with me on that front.
A travel steamer is, frankly, a pain to bring along—even the smallest ones take up too much precious suitcase space. But I do it anyway, because otherwise I’d look like a rumpled mess.
And finally, I really dig these EVA Birkenstocks because they’re so lightweight and easy to keep clean. They come in a ton of good colors, but I’m partial to this cherry red.