Well folks, it's that time of year again. Time for the Dysfunctional Family Vacation!
Yes, it's hard to believe, but a whole year has passed since the 2012 Puerto Rican shenanigans. This year, our loveable group of weirdos is off to Mexico... Cabo San Lucas, to be exact!
I'm particularly excited for this year's trip because this is the FIRST year Ram is able to come! He has had to work every other year that we have been dating but not this time. He always enjoys the family shenanigans but the DFV adds another level to the craziness... here's hoping he enjoys jetskiing wars, Cards of Humanity battles, and epic family dinners as much as we all do :)
My bags are packed and I'm ready for a week on the beach! Here's what I'm bringing along with me:
A week on the beach calls for adorable yet comfortable bathing suits. This black one-piece is my favorite - sleek and chic, and I never have to worry about accidentally flashing too much boob :) The DKNY suit is amazing, too - I'm a firm believer in everyone needing at least one piece of leopard swimwear (haha), and the strapless style will help me get an even tan!
My favorite items to get my tan on... This Hawaiian Tropics bottle is sunscreen and tanning lotion in one! I hate the feeling of tanning oil and wouldn't sit out without sunscreen anyway, so it's really the best of both worlds. And of course, my makeup bag is not complete without my Nars Laguna bronzer. The best.
I picked up this Rachel Pally maxidress at her sample sale a couple weeks ago - love the one-shouldered detail and intricate pattern. By the end of the trip I'll be sunburned and won't want anything scratchy on my skin - this is just so soft! Can't wait to wear it.
The cutest Kate Spade jelly sandals will go from hotel to pool to beach and back, looking adorable all the way!
My Theodora & Callum scarf is one of my staples in winter, but does double duty as a beach coverup when it's warm, too! I wear it as a sarong with a tank top over my bathing suit.
So, funny story about this Mara Hoffman bag... I actually own it in a different pattern (this one to be exact) and it's my FAVORITE for traveling - I take it everywhere. Guess who loves it just as much? That would be Bailey. So when I saw MH had released it in a new pattern that I thought was equally gorgeous, I struck a deal with my darling sister... she is buying my old one (for quite a good price I might add!) and I shelled out for the new one. Now we both have gorgeous beach bags! And I have a feeling down the line we'll share :) Seriously, this bag is THE BEST - lightweight yet big enough to hold anything you'd need, plus it has pockets and sturdy leather straps, not to mention the freakin' gorgeous pattern! I'm OBSESSED.
My go-to colors for beach vacations, both by Essie - Splash of Grenadine on my fingers and Turquoise & Caicos on my toes.
I picked up this pretty patterned mini dress from ASOS a couple months ago and decided to save it for the trip! I love the silhouette and gorgeous bright colors. When I'm back from vacation I think it'll look really cute with leggings, boots, and a black cardigan layered over it!
Hope you all have a wonderful week, and Merry Christmas if that's your thing! I'll try and pop in again before 2014 rolls around!