05.02.2017

Vacation Attire || Comfortable + Versatile

My vacation motto has always been “No Agenda.” It’s been that way for years… ever since I can remember… stemming form family trips when I was younger. So, it only makes sense that the items I pack in my suitcase (which is always overweight….) have the same feel to them…. effortless, comfortable, and versatile… able to wear to any vacation outing…. yet, also wearable once I return home…. to hold onto that vacation vibe a little bit each day (with some minor outfit tweaks here and there)….

Naturally, when I was shopping for pieces to bring on our current trip to Cabo, I started at Nordstrom, in the trend + contemporary department. With so many items to choose from, at excellent price points, I knew I’d find the pieces that would carry me through our trip… and in the warmer months that follow. I wanted something that looked like I was in paradise… but pieces that I could easily mix in with my wardrobe staples for a brunch, lunch, date night, or ice cream trip with little miss (I mean, what’s the fun in leaving all those favorite vacation pieces in the back of the closet???)….

I started with Free People… as their items always give me that laid back look I’m going for. The moment I spotted this cute floral top (which comes in 3 color options), I knew it needed a spot in my suitcase. It was perfect for an evening spent sipping margaritas, watching the sunset, while little miss played in the sand (or, rather, ate the sand….). When I’m home, I plan on wearing it with my favorite cut-off shorts… or even with jeans and a these sandals for a date night out. A few other favorite free people items that I brought along with me include this adorable floral romper (which I would easily pair with my comfortable white kicks and denim jacket when I get home) and this cute little floral dress (again, pairs perfectly with previously mentioned items….). I also love this embroidered cold shoulder top and this tropical print one shoulder top…. the perfect way to print a little bit of your vacation home with you…. just toss on jeans and you’re good to go.

I also knew that I wanted to be comfortable… and let’s be honest, knowing that I was going to eat my weight in chips and guac made a cute pair of drawstring shorts incredibly appealing. Not wanting to look frumpy though, I opted for this dark wash, high waisted, slightly distressed pair. They’re pretty much a trifecta of dreams…. and while the days of eating endless chips and guacamole are limited, my use of them isn’t. I plan on wearing them to play dates with little miss, running errands, and for those casual day in between. They’re perfect with slides, or kicks…. and paired with this flutter sleeve eyelet top, lightweight knit bomber jacket (I own in blush), and cap make for the quintessential casual, cool girl style.

And, since sandy toes are inevitable on any tropical vacation (and a critical component to the “No Agenda” mentality….) a neutral and comfortable pair of slides is a must. This pair seamlessly took me from poolside to happy hour… and easily transitions to park time with little miss to casual dinner with the hubs. This blush option also makes the cut, as does this double strap gold slide….

While my vacation pieces can easily take me from beach to dinner… I love that they can just as easily transition from park to happy hour at home. A perfect combination in my book.
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(Outfit Details || Top (3 color options), worn with this bralette | Shorts (wearing XS, run TTS) | Slides | Tote | Sunglasses | Necklace (similar) | Harper’s Romper | TJ’s Tee)

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!