Vacation Essentials

I’ve been counting down the days {ok, minutes.} until our family vacation this year. We are so excited to be in Hilton Head for the week! Beautiful weather, swimming, and chasing our 1-year-old son around the beach is ending up to be the most amazing trip.

I knew coming in that the last thing I would want to do is spend time picking out what to wear and messing around getting ready. When packing for trips, I usually throw a ton of clothes & shoes in my bag because I am all about having options…even on vacation! This time, I changed my packing style up a bit and packed in outfits. Do any of you already do this when traveling? If so, GENIUS. I was able to fit everything in ONE bag which has NEVER happened before. {I think my husband was more impressed than I was!}

In packing to go on vacation with my two boys & my parents, I wanted to pack some of my most simple and easy to wear, yet stylish favorites. Planning for a family vacation this summer? I’ve linked my vacation essentials {plus some of my other favorite pieces that I have my eye on} below!

You can click the picture above for some of my favorites or see the breakdown below:

(1) Black Swimsuit (exact tankini top linked)

(2) Lace-up sandals (the ones pictured are from last year, the ones linked are current!)

(3) Gold Bangles (similar)

(4) Tassle Flops* (similar)

(5) Floral Maxi* (totally different pattern, one that I have my eye on for summer!)

(6) Tshirt Dress* (similar)

*All pictured products are from Gap Factory (outlet shopping!) so you can shop the exact items (limited sizes!) HERE.

Ok, I have to share one more vacation essential…Don’t laugh too hard…

Find them in-store at Target or order on Amazon! Click for more details.

Snackeez cups!

I literally ‘LOL’ at the infomercial on these {I think I was more in awe that THAT was the actual commercial. Oh my!} but am honestly so glad we got them! I packed pretzels & ice water for the car. Watermelon and a vodka/lemonade for the pool. They are the perfect snack/drink combo for whatever you have planned. Cheers!

Looking forward to sharing my favorite moments of the trip with all of you soon! Questions/comments? I’d love to hear from you!

Off to the pool! Cheers!

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  1. Patricia Borgula

    Love your shoe choices!

    1. Krista {Spread the Yay}

      Thank you so much! There are so many cute ones out right now!

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