Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Travel Style :: Beat the Heat

NIGHT: BaubleBar Beaded Fan Collar // Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain {Reckless Pink} // NARS Illuminator {Copacabana} // Maria Black Darling Double Ring // Rory Becca Deep V-Back Dress //    Diptyque 'Do Son' Eau de Perfume // Tory Burch 'Molly' Clutch // Ariel Gordon Jewelry Love Knot Ring // Aveda 'Pure Abundance' Hair Potion // Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Palette

Good morning!  I'm guest posting today on 702 Park Project about my favorite rooms inspired by The Greenbrier, so be sure to check it out {and while you're there, take a look at pictures of Sara's gorgeous historic home renovation...love love love it!}

I have two warm-weather vacations on the horizon - a weeklong trip to St. Martin with my family followed by a two and a half week trip to Thailand next winter {yes, I know it is still 9 months away...but there is no harm in getting the planning started early!} - which means I need to start strategically planning what I want to pack.  Both destinations will be hot hot hot, so I'm thinking that lightweight, breezy pieces will be best for me.  Since luggage space will be an issue {especially in Thailand where I would prefer to pack as little as possible}, I want to make sure that everything I bring can be dressed up or down and can be rolled up into a little ball without being completely destroyed.

For daytime exploration, lunch by the sea, and island hopping I plan on picking up this simple cotton shirtdress that can be easily worn many different ways.  I will be squeezing in my Longchamp tote and a Calyspo St. Barth hat, both of which can be be folded into my suitcase.  And of course since we will be in the hot tropical sun I will be loading up on SPF.  I'm loving these Sam Edelman sandals and can see them easily going from day to night in a flash.

For nighttime cocktails and music on the beach I'll be wearing light and airy slip dresses like this little Rory Becca number.  Makeup will be minimal...think dewy skin, neutral eyes, and a glossy lip.  I'll be sticking to my favorite vacation scent, diptyque's Do Son.  Add a statement necklace, a tropical clutch, and voluminous hair and I'll be good to go!

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  1. Love all of your choices! I'll take one of everything :) And I love that Calypso St Barth hat can fold up to fit in a suit case! Such a smart idea.
    And I love that you featured that color of Longchamp, that was my school bag in college!

  2. Eek how exciting! There is absolutely no harm at all in planning ahead, you're sure to have the best time if you do! Lucky lucky you :D xxx

  3. love all these picks, especially that bikini!

    The Style Scribe

  4. I'll take one of everything :) And I love that Calypso St Barth hat can fold up to fit in a suit case! Such a smart idea. http://num.to/2987*2262*4525

  5. Wow! Such exciting travels plans! My favorites are the Calypso raffia hat and those Sam Edelman sandals!


  6. I am in love with that swim suit! It is so cute! And that pink dress is gorgeous!


  7. I need that bikini for my upcoming Maui vacation!

  8. That bathing suit is SO cute!! Great list, Molly! Can't wait for beach weather!

  9. Great picks! And right on time, since I'm prepping for vacay to the DR

  10. All great picks, Molly! I absolutely love the Rory Becca dress and the Tory Burch clutch. And since the clutch is called Molly, you definitely need to get that one :)

  11. I love the sandals because a little bit of heel is actually better on your feet than flat sandals. Great pieces!