Friday, May 13, 2016

Vacation Packing List

We're getting ready to go away and I seriously CANNOT WAIT for this much needed getaway! The kids are joining us and I'm excited to spend some QT time with them. I feel like life has been crazy the past few months and we all need a little reset. But traveling with kids requires a little bit of a packing strategy. I want to stay comfortable, yet stylish and try to not overpack. (insert hubs sarcastic laugh) 




I like to pack items that serve multiple purposes. 

TRAVEL

I tend to take a lot of pouches/poufs to store chargers, makeup and ipads. These monogram ones are great because they can serve that purpose as well as a clutch for an evening out. 

I'm a New Englander with pale skin so I'll be starting with a spray tan but maintaining that glow with this luxurious body oil

I always make sure I have a super soft scarf for the plane. It also serves as a sarong for chilly AC inside restaurants and a blanket for my kids when they're cold. This Old Navy one is a great color and a bargain too! Only $9

A good book. I'm currently reading The Nest but just started so I hope it's good! Has anyone read it? 

A neutral tote like this Stella & Dot one is a great carry on bag and beach/pool bag. 

BEACH

A big straw floppy hat like this one to keep the sun spots at bay. 

Aviators, of course. 

A cute bathing suit like this navy and white striped Tory Burch one similar one here

and we can't forget the matching cover up

EVENING

This is where my packing struggles begin. Keep it simple, keep it simple....I keep telling myself this but never listen. 

A white linen dress that can go from day to night with a pair of cute wedges 

add some amazing statement chandelier earrings like these and a cute embroidered clutch to finish the look 



THE BOYS 




I have fun packing the kids for a trip because I get to dress them nice and they can't complain because we don't have any other clothes with us. I'll take the couple times a year I get this opportunity. I want them to look nice but also be comfy and relaxed. 

TRAVEL

Their backpacks will be packed with their favorite things to keep them content for the trip

Comfy travel clothes and a hooded sweatshirt to stay warm in AC
sweatshirt / 

Easy on and off sandals for airport security and the pool and beach

BEACH

Baseball hats because no matter how much sunscreen you apply they always get sunburned under their eyes. 

Cool shades

Our favorite sunscreen that is safe for the entire family and doesn't leave you white

can't forget the bathing suits (Old Navy has a great sale going on right now for suits)

EVENING

My oldest won't wear a fedora but my youngest will and I'm going to take all the cuteness in while I can. 

Linen long sleeve shirt for dinner and nicer shorts (J.Crew Factory has a great sale going on for kids)

These native shoes are my favorite for picky shoe kids. They look like boat shoes but they're rubber and they're super cute on. I also like these for bigger kids and men. 



THE HUSBAND




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