Alright y’all. This is it. Only a ridiculously hard internal medicine exam stands between me and my tropical getaway. It’s so close, I can almost taste it! I only have two week-long breaks in school this year before graduation so I’m going to enjoy every single minute of them. So now, let’s talk about the dreaded task you must do before every vacation… packing!! Ok, maybe it’s not that dreadful when you’re going somewhere warm and sunny and busting out the summer clothes. Here’s what I will be bringing in my travel bag for our trip to St. Maarten!
++ Maxi dresses are a must for those warm, windy beach days. These Lush dresses from Nordstrom are amazing- super comfy and flattering. They come in a ton of colors & prints and are currently on sale!
++ Any time I go out in the sun, I make sure to bring my Clinique SPF stick. It’s easy to apply to your face and you don’t have to worry about the messy liquid stuff. Sarah introduced me to this one and now I can’t live without it!
++ Swimsuits… duh! Bring a variety because you spend the most time in them. You may have seen this floral Zinke suit on my Insta this week… I’m obsessed!
++ I’m bringing along some fun, colorful accessories. I just got this tassel necklace and will definitely be bringing my Kendra Scott “Sterling” earrings– turquoise in the summer is my favorite!
++ Never ever forget to pack lotion with aloe to keep your skin hydrated. I make sure to wear extra SPF when in the tropics, but you always want to be prepared! No one wants to spend vacation with red, painful skin and look like a lobster.
++ I’m always reading books & study guides for school so I’m pretty excited to bust out the trashy tabloids and style magazines. I am so behind on my celebrity gossip.
++ It really isn’t a tropical vacation without a big, floppy sun hat. Not only are they cute & fashionable, but they’re a great way to protect your face and shoulders from the sun. Nobody wants wrinkled, leathery skin when they get older… am I right?
++ I admit that I’m addicted to lip balm. EOS is my go-to balm for my beach bag because it doesn’t melt in the heat!
++ Last but not least… a camera! Ryan’s dad was kind enough to let us borrow his underwater camera for this trip (which has a cute floatie attached to it) so we can take pictures in the water. I know that will come in handy!
To go along with my va-cation I’m also taking a little blog-cation next week. Don’t worry, I have some sweet guest bloggers who will be making an appearance. I will try to share some of my travels depending how the Wi-Fi situation is… or I may just take a break from social media altogether. Either way, you can follow me on Insta (@kristinahendley) and on Snapchat (khendley). Have a fab weekend, loves!