Fashion,  Style

Packing List: Sunny Vacation Must-Haves!

Happy March everyone!  It’s a bit of a dark and gloomy day here in Toronto but what’s getting me by is that in just two weeks it will  be March Break and we’ll be in sunny Florida!  Last week we talked about what to wear to Disney World so today thought I’d tackle all those fashion must haves for a sunny vacay.  While I love going to the parks, those who know me well know I also love just lounging by the pool on our “off days”.

Now for our “off days” (because you know, visiting Disney World can be hard work!), it’s all about lounging by the pool, doing a little outlet shopping and going for nice family dinners.  Whether you’re heading to Disney World like us or any sunny vacay really, these are my must-haves:

  • A sleek black swimsuit
  • A bikini in a fun pattern
  • A cute cover up you can throw on
  • Flip flops and slides that can be dressed up or down
  • A hat (looks good and saves you from the sun too!)
  • A great beach bag that will fit everything
  • Wedge Espadrille Sandals
  • A Maxi dress that you can wear day or night
  • A pretty dress or two for going out
  • Cute straw clutch or crossbody for evening

So I’ve been doing a little shopping (surprise, surprise) and I found some great vacation ready styles and at different prices too! Check out my picks below for some great vacay finds!

First up, it all starts with a great bathing suit or bikini!

  1. Tutti Fruit Profile by Gottex One Shoulder Swimsuit, Gottex
  2. The Sidestroke Suit, Summersalt
  3. Miraclesuit Illusionists Azura, Nordstrom
  4. One Shoulder Bow Swimsuit, J.Crew
  5. Ruffle Off the Shoulder Swimsuit, Old Navy
  6. Deep V Ruffle Trim Swimsuit, J.Crew
  7. Ruched Bandeau Swimsuit, J.Crew
  8. Shaping Swimsuit, H&M
  9. Bandeau Bikini Top, J.Crew
  10. Ruffle Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom, J.Crew
  11. Watermark Floral Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom, J.Crew
  12. Balconette Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom, H&M
  13. Floral Print Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom, H&M
  14. Tie Front Kimono Wrap, Abercrombie
  15. Leopard Kimono, Aerie
  16. Maxi Ruffle Dress Cover Up, J.Crew
  17.  Corded Trim Tunic, J.Crew
  18. Elan Cover Up, Nordstrom


And you can’t have an awesome pool outfit without the right accessories!


  1. Chloe Vera Sunglasses, Nordstrom
  2. Quay Aviators, Nordstrom
  3. Gucci 54mm Square Sunglasses, Nordstrom
  4. Round Aviator Sunglasses, H&M
  5. Panama Hat, J.Crew
  6. Straw Hat, H&M
  7. Panama Hat, Amazon
  8. Barnett Metallic Woven Tote, Nordstrom
  9. Poolside Oh Hello Straw Tote, Saks
  10. Straw Tote, Amazon
  11. Canvas Tote Beach Bag, Amazon
  12. Tory Burch Miller Sandals, Nordstrom
  13. Sam Edelman Gala Two Strap, Nordstrom
  14. Sam Edelman Bay Cutout White, Nordstrom
  15. Double Strap Slide, Abercrombie


And of course when we’re done lounging all day, time to get dressed up for dinner and drinks!

  1. Mara Hoffman Bari Dress, Revolve
  2. Sundress Mimi Short Dress, Shopbop
  3. Charles Henry Jumpsuit, Nordstrom
  4. V-Neck Maxi Dress, Old Navy
  5. Loveshack Fancy Natasha Dress, Shopbop
  6. Espadrilles, Old Navy
  7. Dolce Vita Kayden Slides, Shopbop
  8. Sam Edelman Jedda Slides, Sam Edelman
  9. Cole Haan Espadrilles, Nordstrom
  10. Schutz Victorie Slides, Bloomingdales
  11. Steven Ophelia Sandals, Shopbop
  12. Straw Clutch, H&M
  13. Straw Clutch, Amazon
  14. Round Straw Crossbody, Amazon
  15. Blue Straw Tote, H&M

Whew going on vacation is hard work!  Well I think I’ve shopped enough of my must-haves for our trip and completed my packing list! Now if only I could get someone to do all the packing for me!!

Hope this helps you in narrowing down what to pack for your sunny vacation and maybe also gave you some cute outfit ideas too!


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