This is our third spring in a row heading to Sarasota for a little vacation. The first time I was newly pregnant, last year, Amalia was only 8 months old, and this time she’s a full-on walking and talking toddler. I have to say, I’m the most excited for this year’s trip because she really appreciates the beach and swimming in the pool now. Plus, it’s easier to eat out with her because she can order off of a menu and we don’t have to worry so much about toting around all of her food.
I’m also excited because it will be our first trip since I’ve been on anxiety medication, and I’m feeling confident in my ability to be more present, enjoy the time with my family, and not panic about being far away from home with my baby. I know that this will be a much different experience than our last trip together over Thanksgiving.
Obviously traveling with a mobile toddler presents certain challenges, so we don’t expect to relax much, but it will definitely be a long weekend full of giggles and sunshine. This is also the first time we’re going to Sarasota where it’s not a press trip so the pressure will be off and we can focus on hanging out with my aunts (who live there) and each other.
I’m also pretty excited about all of the vacation lewks Amalia and I are about to drop. J.Crew sent over her first press package (my dream come true!) which included this long-sleeved swimsuit. When she saw it, she literally audibly gasped with excitement and made me put it on her right away. With that plus everything I bought her in Palm Beach, her travel wardrobe is stacked.
Below is are lists of some of the clothes we’ll both be packing. This suitcase full of color and patterns is making me so happy, I can’t even tell you!
My packing list
Bow slides, $128
Gingham jumpsuit, $148
Rash guard, $72 (and matching bottoms, $42)
Pearl headband, $150 Love this purple one (Similar for $16)
Lemon one-piece, $125 (Similar for $49)
Persifor dress (as a cover-up), $188
Jean shorts, $69 (Similar for $49)
White jeans, $98 (Similar for $64)
Lilly romper, $138
Amalia’s packing list
Long-sleeved swimsuit, $55 (Similar for $25)
Babiator sunglasses, $35
Seersucker shorts, $39 (On sale here for $27)
Ruffle-sleeved tee, $7
Play shorts, $5
Dudley Stephens fleece, $48
Native shoes, $45 (Similar for $10)
Grapefruit bubble, $55 (Similar for $30)
Lilly Bodysuit, $42
Photos by Julia Dags.