Monday, December 15, 2014

Honeymoon Packing Has Already Started

Never in my life have I looked forward to a trip more than our honeymoon. It is less than a week away AND I CANNOT WAIT. I am literally counting down the days.

As I mentioned a while back, we are going to Fiji and Australia!!! We fly directly to Fiji, spend five days there (on an over-water bungalow #omglifedream), then spend a night in Brisbane before heading to the Great Barrier Reef for three days. From there we go to Sydney for a week before heading home. This is the trip of a lifetime… I seriously need to be ON THAT PLANE RIGHT NOW.

It's been very cold in LA lately (like 60 degrees... please, I know how ridiculous I sound), so I am ready for some sunshine. I mayyyyy have gone a little crazy over Black Friday/Cyber Monday, so there will be lots of new goodies coming along with me!


ONE: Some people have a hard time finding bathing suits… me, not so much. (Jeans are another story…. I basically need a Xanax before I go into the dressing room.) I love La Blanca’s one-piece tanks – the colors are so bright and vibrant and the suits are actually comfortable – no riding up or pulling wedgies out necessary! I own them in lots of colors - navypinkmint... Pro-tip from me to you: I buy them CRAZY discounted at the website

TWO: Every year, Mara Hoffman makes a new version of her FANTASTIC beach bag. I own two – this one and this one – and her new one is just as gorgeous, of course! I love this bag because it has sturdy leather handles, a giant outer pocket, AND a smaller pocket inside that zips to protect your valuables. I never travel without it.

THREE: Some beauty essentials - my favorite sunscreen to protect my skin and my favorite tantowels to boost whatever tan I do manage to get, of course! And I've gotta get a fresh manicure/pedicure for the trip... I'm thinking a fun bright pinkish coral for my hands and something fun for my toes! Essie's Guilty Pleasures and Penny Talk fit the bill just fine. 

FOUR: Two weeks on a beach = a lot of books being packed. Did yall know I am a speedreader? I’ve been holding off on buying/reading anything good lately cuz I know I’m going to want to do it while relaxing on a chaise lounge. I’m very excited to read the new Amy Poehler book, the new Jodi Picoult book, and Lena Dunham’s book, among others.

FIVE: I got this new chambray cover-up for the trip and I am very excited about it. I like that I can also wear it out and about as a dress in addition to wearing it by the pool! It also comes in black and white - such a good basic.

SIX: Rachel Pally is my go-to for flattering, comfortable maxidresses. I bought this beautiful dress when it went on double sale and it looks SO GOOD on, if I do say so myself! Mine is red, but I am really liking this turquoise color too... might need to get another.... 

SEVEN: Shoes! This nude sandal, by Franco Sarto, is insanely comfortable - I own several pairs and wear them all the time! I also have my eye on some of these cute options - these leopard Steve Maddens are so cute and very reasonably priced, and I CANNOT EVEN HANDLE my love for this rainbow-y Trina Turk thong!

EIGHT: For pulling my hair back out of my face on the beach, after swimming, while reading, you name it - I love Emi-Jay hair ties because they don't leave a crease! Of course mine are leopard print. Did you expect anything else?!


So friends – have you ever been to Fiji? Brisbane? Hamilton Island? Sydney? Please, give us your recommendations, we want to hear them!!!


Allison Darling said...

I love everything on this post! Have the best time!!!

KW said...

SO jealous!!!!! I've been to all four, but it was 15 years ago as a poor college girl! You will LOVE them all! Fijian beaches are insane, the Reef / Hamilton (spend ALLyour time in the water!!!) & Brisbane & Sydney are great. Cities. Have THE best time!