Happy Monday, friends! In a few short days, I’ll be ushering in the (unofficial) start of summer in Miami Beach and to say I’m excited would be a vast understatement. This gal is beyond ready for a getaway with equal parts fun in the sun and R&R.
I’ve been to a handful of cities in Florida, but this will be my first time visiting Miami and everyone I’ve talked to says I’m in for a real treat. We’re staying at The Confidante (formerly The Thompson) and have plans to enjoy a handful of restaurants which were recommended to us – in between beach time, of course. If you know of any can’t-miss spots, let me know down in the comments!
My Miami Beach packing list looks a lot like the round up above, but I wanted to highlight a few things.
Marysia has quickly become my favorite swimwear for a few reasons, one being the luxe fabric. Between the cut of the top (not to mention the scallops), the papaya colored hibiscus print and the fact that this Marysia bikini isn’t like anything else I own, I was sold. A note on the sizing: The suits run small. I typically wear a small in tops and medium in bottoms in other suits and ended up with a medium and large for both my Marysia suits!
I’ll also be bringing along the floppy hat I DIY’d (seen here), a breezy popover, an off-the-shoulder top, my favorite beach bag, a little white dress, comfortable espadrilles, a versatile necklace from Candy Shop Vintage and boyfriend shorts. The pair I have are almost sold out, so I linked this year’s version. I wore them all summer long last year and they’re still my absolute favorite. If you’re planning to order, I normally wear a 28 but ended up having to size down to a 26 – even then, they still have that relaxed fit I was looking for!
I’ve also been debating on whether or not to invest in a nice piece of carry-on luggage. I love my Lo and Sons bag, but I can get away with bringing something a little bigger and since I always try to avoid checking a bag at all costs, I need all the real estate I can get! I’ve heard great things about the Bric’s brand and it’s quite the temptation knowing it’s on sale.
Quick travel tips: I always like to put a fresh set of sheets on the bed right before heading out so there is one less thing to fuss with once we’re home. I’m also the type of person who likes to unpack everything upon checking into the hotel so I know where everything is (I know, so Type A) and can get to the good stuff (“the good stuff” is presumably a cocktail on the beach this time around). If anything wrinkled in transit, I put it on a hanger and then hang it on the back of the bathroom door while I shower to steam out the wrinkles!
Do you have any plans for Memorial Day Weekend? I’d love to hear what you’ll be up to!
SHOP THE POST:
Off-the-Shoulder Top // Floppy Hat (DIY seen here or order a custom sequin hat here) // J. Crew Factory Popover // Marysia Swimsuit // Charleston Rice Beads // Boyfriend Shorts (the pair I have) // Self Portrait Sunglasses (sold out now, but another great pair here) // Fringe Sandals c/o Steve Madden // Rattan Clutch (There are similar versions at J. Crew and J. Crew Factory) // Face Sunscreen // Inflatable Swan Drink Float // Beach Tote // Turkish Towel // Espadrilles // Tory Burch Coverup // Little White Dress // Carry-on Luggage