If you follow along on Instagram; you know I returned last week, from 8 glorious nights on the island of Kauai. Long days spent on the beach, fabulous food, packed in with loads of fun family time – can I go back tomorrow?
Any trip to the Islands, requires very little in the line of what to pack. For a week, one only needs 4-5 breezy sundresses (if you can wear them braless even better – it’s so humid), 2-3 swimsuits (they take forever to dry in the humidity), a couple of cover-ups, flip-flops, a pair of sandals, a kimono or wrap for windy evenings, 1-2 hats, beach bag, sunnies and sunscreen. Done.
Did I take my own advice? No!
Did I overpack? Of course!
Having worn a third of what I brought, here’s a look at a few of my favorite outfits:
Poolside, this cold shoulder cover-up by Becca Swim, was the best.
Easy to throw on and off; it dries in a flash. I always pack a wide brim sun hat; plus a fedora, on any trip that involves time in the sun.
Polarized sunnies are a must; my Maui Jim ‘Pilot’ aviators were my go-to.
A party in the back, I paired this BCBG printed sheath,
with my straw tote from Anthropologie (reviewed HERE), and simple gold accessories.
Perfect for cocktails on the patio, and dinner to follow.
I only needed one pair of sandals (the rest could have stayed home); my Michael Kors toe ring sandals matched everything.
Sandals | Nordstrom Rack (older style) similar HERE
Style Tip: when shopping for a nude sandal; look for one that matches your skin tone – it will go with just about everything!
Worn here with all white.
Lilly Pulitzer for Target white kimono | Cloth and Stone white slip dress (older style) | Kendra Scott Rose Gold Pendant
As well as with this fun cold shoulder dress,
Flying Tomato dress; found in a small boutique in Hanalei (read more HERE)
My favorite look?
This lightweight silk maxi dress was perfect for evenings at the beach, and dinner.
I love the backside of this dress.
With built in support, no bra is necessary; which is great in the humidity.
Notice the sandals; they really went everywhere!
The sun was going down, as my son shot these photos;
the perfect end, to another gorgeous island day!
Do you tend to over pack, when going on vacation?
When heading somewhere humid; dresses or shorts?
Do you switch up your style when on vacation; i.e.: dress in all white for a change?
How do you stay cool, in the humid summer weather?
If you haven’t checked out Anthro, the extra 25% is still on! My picks from the weekend are HERE.
Great to see you here, and thanks for stopping by!