culture   //   May 18, 2015

PACKING LIST: MEMORIAL DAY IN MEXICO

memorial day packing list

Clockwise from top left: 1. SENSI STUDIO HAT // 2VANESSA ARIZAGA NECKLACE // 3SEA TOP // 4TORY BURCH SANDAL // 5JULES SMITH SCARF // 6. RAY-BAN SUNGLASSES // 7SOPHIE ANDERSON CLUTCH // 8. TORY BURCH BIKINI // 9LEMLEM COVERUP // 10KJL EARRINGS // 11ILIA ILLUMINATOR // 12J.CREW DENIM SHORTS

I would normally still be wondering where the time went and how it’s possible that Memorial Day really is less than a week away. (Summer, already?!) However, this year is different. I’ve been counting down the days until this particular weekend so I’m very aware of exactly where the time went. Why? Because I’m headed to the beach. In order to celebrate our anniversary (two years!), we’ll be jetting off on a weekend getaway to Mexico.

Just as I’ve been counting down the minutes until this little trip, I’ve also been planning out my packing list in my head. The thing I love about traveling to the beach is that you really don’t need much. I try to keep my packing limited to the essentials: a swimsuit, sandals (this pair for the day, this pair for night), a coverup, a pair of white jeans, a scarf (this one is my new favorite and it’s under $50!), an easy-breezy top and a tunic. I can pretty much rotate those things enough to get enough looks to last me the trip. My beauty bag will be even more sparse. I let my hair air-dry after a couple of sprays of this (travel-size!), and I hardly wear makeup when I’m at the beach so my tinted moisturizer, a little highlighter, and this lipgloss trio is pretty much all I’ll need. Skincare? I can’t leave home without my sunscreen (the most important!) and this mist that feels so good on my skin after a day in the sun.

All of that plus a good book (and a margarita, too) and I think I’m all set.

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