Winter Vacation Packing

When it comes to packing, I have a bad habit of packing waaaay too much stuff. What can I say? I like options. The Boy and I are headed to Riviera Maya soon, and I’m trying super hard to limit my suitcase to the essentials: bikinis, flip flops, sneakers (for zip lining – not working out!), dresses, a tote bag, and a few good books. What are your vacation must-haves?

Currently Obsessed

 I’m not sure if y’all have ever heard of Currently Obsessed, but it basically allows you to follow your favorite bloggers and see what they’re, well, currently obsessing over. I admit that I haven’t been keeping mine up to date lately, but I avoided the gym spent all day Sunday deleting items that were no longer available and adding my new favorites. What’s your absolute obsession?

Delight of the Day 2/19

Although you’d never guess it from the current weather we’ve been enjoying, Seersucker Season is right around the corner! I don’t know about y’all, but I basically count days the days to Easter after Labor Day in preparation for seersucker and madras. In an effort to get us out of this cold weather slump, I introduce you to today’s Delight of the Day – the Adeline Dress from Lilly Pulitzer, $198. How perfect will this look with your favorite Jacks and Ray-Bans? I can just picture it now!

I’ve Got My Toes in the Water

So I’m pretty much the luckiest girl in the world and was invited on a two week trip to Hilton Head, starting tomorrow – my 23 birthday! As such, I’m going to take the next two weeks off on my blog. I’ll still be tweeting away, so if you need your daily dose of Preppy Delight, you can head on over to my Twitter page.

Before I leave, I figured a beach post would be appropriate. Every prep loves his or her beach vacation, so I’m going to share my favorite beach essentials. Hope you enjoy!

Notte Stellata from Shabby Apple, $78

Seersucker Swimsuits from J.Crew, $29.99-82.00

Panache Lucille – Top, $53.92 and Bottom, $53.92

Odette Striped Bikini – Top, $100 and Bottom, $104

Biscayne Bay Bow Bikini Top from Heidi Klein – Top, $168 and Bottom, $136
(Definitely a little pricey, but you could always just buy the top and use basic navy bottoms!)


Bahama Map Chappy Trunks from Vineyard Vines, $79.50


Everette Seahorse Swim Trunks from J.McLaughlin, $95

Open Shoulder Cover-up from Victoria’s Secret, $59.50

Seersucker Tugs from Shop Tugs, $14
(These are super adorable and totally practical. You don’t want to lose your shades while cooling off in the ocean!)



Script Sunglasses from Pineapple Grove Gifts, $36.50

Folding Wayfarers from Ray-Ban, $150
(I personally own these, and I LOVE them. Worth every penny!)

Seersucker Frat Hat from Southern Proper, $25

USA Team Beach Towel from Ralph Lauren, $60

Everyday Beach Towel from Vineyard Vines, $95

Leather Sandals from Rainbow, $48.99
(These flip flops are my absolute favorite. If they break, Rainbow will actually replace them!)

Warehouse Canvas Spot Shopper from ASOS, $48.71

Sorority Tote from Vineyard Vines, $95
(Obviously not everyone is a Kappa, but they also have other sorority prints, university prints, and several other options!)

And last but not least: do NOT forget your sunscreen! Leathery skin isn’t cute on anyone, and I don’t want any of you to have to deal with skin cancer. Ever. My favorite sunscreen is Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer formula, which you can get in an aerosol can or a regular bottle! Oh, and this SPF 50 ChapStick. You don’t want burnt lips, either.

Sunglasses

Every prep knows sunglasses are an essential piece to any outfit. Most of us already own a pair of Ray-Bans, but, if not (or if you’re looking for more!), here are my favorite picks – all updates of the classic wayfarers.

 Ralph Lauren Sunglasses, $125-$137.50
Hello…one pair has tartan! How amazing!

Ray-Ban Outsider Oversized in Tortoise, $139

Ray-Ban Outsider in Black, $139

Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer, $145

Karen Walker Deep Freeze, $180

Karen Walker Perfect Day, $180

Karen Walker Number One, $180

 

Ray-Ban Wayfarer in Repp Stripe from Brooks Brothers, $150
Ray-Bans and Repp Stripes? A preppy match made in heaven!

 

Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer, $154
These are my personal favorite. I’ve been looking for Ray-Bans for years, and this is the only pair that actually fits my face. They fold up so much that you can put them in your clutch!