Friday, June 17, 2016

St Maarten | What's In My Suitcase + What I will be Reading

On Saturday we fly out to St Maarten.  I can't believe our trip is here already!  I feel like the time has flown by since we booked our trip.  We are going with our same friends we went with last year, Erin and Jason.  Erin and I have been best friends since high school.  We no longer live in the same city so I really treasure the time I get to spend with her.  Our kids love each other too but this will be fun to have an adult only vacation.   

I finally bought myself some luggage.  Would you believe in the past I have just borrowed suitcases from my parents?  I decided it was time to own some of my own luggage.   I really liked that the luggage was hard (easy to clean) and that it was a color (so it will be easy to spot).  I actually lucked out and found my set at TJMaxx but they have the same set on Amazon in several color options.  The smaller suitcase not pictured is the perfect carry on size.

I will be the first to admit I always over pack.   I like to have options.  I know during the day I will mostly be in bathing suits and cover-ups but at night we do like to get dressed up a bit for dinners out.
I am sure more items will be added to my suitcase before I am done but these pieces are definitely coming with me.

Can't forget accessories!  A woman can never have too many accessories, something Frances Moon has clearly learned from her Momma:)

Of course I did a little pre vacation shopping and picked up this off shoulder dress from JCrew.  I love the fun print, perfect for Summer.  Sizing wise it runs TTS, I am wearing a 4.  Sterling came back to try on a few things for him too.  Would you believe he is wearing a size 8 now!!

And how amazing is this twin suit??
I am wearing an XS in the top and 4 in the shorts.
Use code SHOP40 to save 40% on both!!

I am so excited to have some downtime to actually read.  Lately I have been too tired at night to read more than a few pages, so I am looking forward to laying by the beach and reading.  So many of my favorite authors are releasing new books this Summer that I can't wait to read.  Of course I won't be reading all these books next week, but they will be read this Summer!

Book List

Have a great weekend!!


East Coast Chic {Natalie} said...

Love everything you packed! Have so much fun on your trip and enjoy kid free time with friends :)

Katharine @ SouthernBourbonMountains said...

TAKE ME WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

abby said...

I just read the weekenders and loved it!

Simply Tasheena said...

Love everything! Especially the accessories.

Lindsay, XO Lindsay said...

That's pretty much my summer reading list, too! I'm reading All Summer Long now, and I'm enjoying it. Easy read.

Paige said...

Please ship that suitcase right to me. I would love to have it all! That new J.Crew dress is adorable!

Unknown said...

have a blast on island time!! Have you read Kristen Woodson Harvey? We have same book taste so you would probably love her. I just finished Lies and other Acts of Love and have Dear Carolina on its way to read. Please post reviews when you finish all these :)

Deanna said...

I'm always looking for good book recommendations and I've only read one of these! Adding them to my Amazon cart now!😉 Enjoy your trip!

Unknown said...

You must check out in your neck of the woods and so your style. The owner is a high school friend of mine from Charlotte. Love your blog!

Melissa S said...

I loved The Weekenders and Here's to Us. Reading All Summer Long now. Have a great trip!

Priscilla - The Wheelchair Mommy said...

Lots of GREAT colors!! I love summer beach reads!