What To Pack For Your Next Warm Weather Vacation

I get it, we all want to get the heck out of dodge this time of year. And if you don't, you may want to check your mental well-being. February and March have to be the two months out of the year that nearly every human fantasizes about palm trees, beaches, beer and all other things vacation destinations. Fortunately, we have our trip booked [St Marteen here we come!] and are preparing to soak up some Vitamin D while sippin' on Pina Coladas all day long. Because I've been in full vacation outfit mode as we get ready to depart, I thought it'd be fun to share some warm-weather outfit inspiration for next vaca! I've rounded up my must-have items to take and am laying them all out for you here!

ps. You'll notice that nearly everything came from Nordstrom due to their dedicated "Vacation Destination" section which is full of outfit pieces for your next getaway. I am all about easy baby and they made it incredibly easy! Mad props Nordstrom, mad props.

1. First up - a great pair of white jeans, a duster cardigan for cooler evenings and an incredibly comfortable pair of wedges!

cardigan [wearing in XS, size down if in between] // swing cami [wearing in US 6]
white jeans [true to size and so comfortable!] // similar less expensive pair
wedges [wearing in blush suede, true to size] // purse // similar necklace // strapless bra

2. Next on the list of items to pack - an easy lightweight shift dress that can be worn either during the day or out on the town in the evening!  
dress [true to size, wearing in small] // another shift dress option I'm loving! 
wedges [wearing in blush suede, true to size] 

3. You can't forget about the perfect pair of jean shorts when going somewhere warm and fortunately, I think I may have found them! It's hard as we get older to find shorts that are age appropriate and still flattering, but once you do it's like striking gold. Not that I've ever actually struck gold but I can imagine it's a joyous occasion. 

tee [true to size] // shorts [size down if in between] // same style, different wash here

4. A simple tee with a twist, cut off jeans and comfy slip-on tennis shoes! Perfect for travel days or navigating around town during the day or night! 

tee [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // jeans [true to size, under $50!] // slip-on tennis shoes [size up .5 size!]

5. A great denim jacket and an even greater printed maxi dress! This jacket is so soft and comfortable and can be paired with virtually almost anything! I always bring a denim jacket on vacation because you never know when it's going to cool off and you may need it! Also, this dress just screams vacatioon so there you have it, scream away friends! 
denim jacket [if in between size up, wearing in small] // maxi dress [true to size, wearing in XS] 
wedges wearing under dress [these are incredibly lightweight and comfortable!]

6. A comfortable outfit for travel or lounging around your room! If you are anything like me you pack all of the cutest outfits and then end up living in leggings 99.9% of the time! This outfit is also perfect for traveling to or from wherever you may be going. Added bonus? These shoes are actually slip-ons making them perfect for airport security! 
sweatshirt [true to size, wearing in XS // leggings [true to size, wearing in XS] // shoes [true to size]

7. Last but not least, a classic black maxi dress. I love this baby for getting a little done up without much fuss! 
maxi dress [true to size, wearing in small] // sandals // similar necklace
[all photos shot by tina herschberger photography]
And now my friends, you are officially ready to depart! Hopefully this gave you a little outfit inspo for your next vacation [or for things like oh, spring and summer as well!] Do you have a trip coming up? If so, where to? We can all live vicariously through one another... 
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disclosure: thank you to Nordstrom for partnering for today's post. While I am being compensated for the content, all product was chosen, purchased, worn and loved by yours truly! 



  1. Where are your sunglasses from in the top pictures?!

  2. Living yellow love your posts ! You are transforming my closets - is this downtown Angola ? Saw your from Indiana and this looks familiar my dad grew up there.
    Thank you ! Keep posting !

  3. My favorite blog post yet...LOVE these outfits! And please tell us your workout routine someday because you look great!

  4. Do you have a link to the bracelet you are wearing with the shift dress?

  5. I loved the Nike slip on shoes when you posted them before...but couldn't get them in my size from Nordstrom's. I ended up ordering them from Finish Line instead. Love you and your posts.

  6. THIS IS PERFECT TIMING!!! I just hopped on thinking I would shop your closet because my husband just surprised me with a trip to Cabo in April. Woo hoo! Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  7. Hey! So I'm kinda obsessed with your blog & Facebook fashion picks.... quick question the rolled jeans shorts you have above are not available in my size!!! Any other options that are similar???

  8. I seriously just tried to order most of these items!! A few are backordered and a few out of stock but I love your style-very similar to what I typically wear!! And let's not get started on the shoes��!!

  9. I seriously just tried to order a majority. Thankfully for my husbands sake some things were gone or backordered! I am loving your posts!! Your style is similar to mine so it's awesome to see stuff on you and hear your review and let's not talk about all the shoes😳


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