a caribbean packing list


As mentioned previously, today I’m headed on a getaway to warmer weather. Goodbye, freezing New York! Goodbye, snow! I am headed towards Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands and I couldn’t be more excited. After several very stressful months, I’m looking forward to donning a swimsuit, sandals and sunscreen and getting to know this island, its culture, locals and food. (It’s been nearly two years since I’ve been on a beach that wasn’t the Hamptons or Jersey Shore!)

As any sane person does, I used this getaway as the perfect excuse to kickstart my spring shopping. I’ve rounded up several items that I purchased to pack in my suitcase and a few other items that I have my eye on for later this season as well.

I’m en route as you read this so be sure to follow along on my Instagram and on Tuesday, March 24th I’ll be taking over the Cayman Island’s Instagram handle and sharing exclusive photos there – be sure to follow!

Click on the + signs in the above image to be directed to each item or click below!

Bathing Suit // Aquazzura Heels (just bought them in black) // J.Crew Panama Hat

Blue + Black Sunglasses // Passport Holder (got mine monogrammed with MMD!) // Ear Cuff (so chic) // Yosi Samra Ankle Strap Sandals (these are my absolute favorites from last summer – they are so comfortable even when walking around all day!)

Tassel Sandals // Boyfriend Shorts // Leopard Flat Clutch //

Truffle Clarity Pouch // Eyelet Shorts (I got them in white and they are on sale!)

Neon Jelly Sandals // Gold + Orange Bracelet (perfect for stacking) // Samantha Wills Bardot Turquoise Ring (cannot WAIT to wear this!) // Soludo Wrap Sandals (also love the wedge version in white)

And if you’re looking for a cover up that doubles as an easy, breezy dress, I’ve had this one for several years now in a pink shade and love how it feels like pjs. I also bought this swimsuit and love the way the top fits – it is so flattering on!

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w&w weekly roundup


Happy Friday all! It’s my last day at work before heading South tomorrow for a 5 day getaway. I cannot wait to share with you where I am headed (be sure to follow along over on Instagram) and check back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing my packing list + destination! And posts are scheduled for next week so be sure to pop back for new content. With that, here’s a big ol’ round up from my favorite things on the internet this week!

And in case you missed it…

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outfit // little white skirt


Ever had a package not show up? The anxiety is real. That’s what happened with this little bag from this project with Lyst. FedEx just couldn’t tell me where it had gone despite saying it had been delivered. So another order later, it finally arrived.



I’ve carried my Sophie Hulme Bowling Bag many times on this blog (see here, here, here) and I absolutely love her aesthetic so am happy to have this compact envelope bag in my rotation. It’ll be perfect for so many of my upcoming trips and I love that it has a detachable strap easily making it a clutch. Thank you, handbag gods, for versatility.



This week has been an insane one. Why is it that when you decide to go on vacation that you all of a sudden stress out before you depart? I’ve been running around trying to do what seems like a million things this week. The bank, the drugstore (so many times!), Sephora, physical therapy, my laundry, next week’s blog posts…I could go on and on. I’ve been feeling so strung out! All the more reason for a trip I guess? Does anyone else feel totally frazzled before you go somewhere?


In the end, all that matters is that I’m headed somewhere where A) a passport is required and B) no tights are needed.

Stick around for a roundup tomorrow and a packing list on Saturday talking about where I’m headed! XO

Outfit Details:

Black Cropped Sweater (on sale & in 3 colors!)

White Quilted Skirt (on sale!)

DKNY Tights

Suede + Leather Booties (on sale)

Sophie Hulme Envelope Bag (c/o Lyst; also here)

Celine Sunglasses

Michael Kors Watch

Monogram Necklace

BaubleBar Bar Necklace + Bracelets

 [Bekka Palmer Photography]

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