Sunday, January 14, 2018

Destination Warm

It's cold...very cold.  Temperatures are in the single digits with wind chills dipping into negative numbers.  Earlier this week I needed to brave the weather and stop into my local Target.  I sprinted from the car into the store in fear that my eyeballs were going to freeze open.  Phew...I made it.  Do you know what greeted me right inside the front door?  Racks of colorful bikinis and fashionable one-piece swimwear.

Bitter sweet emotions flooded me at that moment...I was excited that bathing suit season was only a few months away, but I was also jealous of anyone planning and prepping for a tropical island getaway.

Let's think warm and sunny thoughts as we discuss the perfect vacation must-haves.

1. Sunglasses - Everyone needs a fashionable, reliable and protective pair of shades.  I was given a pair of Ray-Ban tortoise sunglasses a few years ago and I have to say that I love them.  They are not cheap...so if you are someone who always looses or breaks your glasses stick to one of these: (Click the item for more information.)

2. Sun Hat - We all know the sun is not good for our skin.  Every vacationer needs a brimmed sun hat to protect their face from harmful UV rays.  With so many options out there, you can definitely find one to pair with your favorite swimwear.  Here are a few of my picks:

3. Beach Cover-Up - I'm not one to saunter up to a beach resort bar or restaurant in just my bathing suit...a shout out to those of you that can.  I'm not saying I throw on pants and a sweater, but a cute cover-up is always one of the top items on my packing list.  Something light and comfortable is all you need.

4. Sun Dress - After basking in the sun all day, it's time for a fun and beautiful dress to wear in the evening.  After a day at the beach, I like to show off my fresh tan, or sunburn, when we grab some drinks or go to dinner.  I'm in love with this middle pick, but may need to pair it with jean shorts.



I can go on and on about items to pack...ask my husband, but since you're probably loosing interest or tired of reading, we will end here with four main items that should be at the top of your sun-seeking getaway packing list.  

What did I miss?  Let me know in the comments below.