Anel and I haven’t been on a proper spring break vacation in years. The year I was pregnant with Amalia, Zika forced us to cancel our babymoon to St. Lucia and two years after that, I had terrible anxiety about leaving her for more than a night or two. But now we’re ready. More than ready. My sister offered to take care of Amalia for a few nights in March and we’re trying to plan a getaway now!
The rub is that the week she can do also happens to be spring break for most colleges so everything is already booked up completely or exorbitantly expensive so I’m dedicating an hour this weekend to finding something that works for us. Ideally somewhere very warm and very sunny. I spend way too much time fantasizing about a book (and a drink!) in my hand with my toes in the sand… uninterrupted. It sounds too good to be true!
I’ve been shopping a lot less lately and trying to make smarter decisions when I do. My 2020 goal is to only buy clothing that will last for years to come. So while price points might be higher on the wish lists, I hope to end up spending less on amortized costs because I will wear one dress more often instead of buying three dresses for the same amount.
If we end up going on this trip, I plan to buy myself one dress, one top, and one pair of espadrilles because the ones I’ve had forever are finally on their last leg. I’ve added Soludos tie-up espadrilles to every summer and spring break wish list for years so I think it’s time to finally bite the bullet and get them. The only question is what color. I’d love to do this pretty light pink or off-white… or navy. I can’t decide!
As far as dresses go, my friend has this LoveShackFancy white lace mini dress and every time she wears it I fall in love all over again so it’s at the very top of my list. As is this beautiful Cuyana silk crop top that would look so pretty with a long skirt or high-waisted white jeans.
My bathing suit collection is already pretty awesome so I don’t need anything in that department. My favorite suits are The Marina and The Sidestroke from Summersalt, a sustainable swimwear line that makes the best-fitting suits I’ve ever found. If I do buy a swimsuit this year, it will probably be this one from Vitamin A.
Striped midi skirt, $245
Straw bag, $134
Rainbow-striped dress, $298
Blue pom dress, $128
Cropped silk top, $145
Blue floral blouse, $128
Striped cotton dress, $98 (on sale)
White lace dress, $325
Shell and raffia earrings, $88