Monday, February 6, 2012

Vacation, All I Ever Wanted

Two weeks from today, I'll be in Mexico on vacation with my family.

I've been dreaming about this vacation since last year when we came back.  Nothing but sunshine, deck chairs, a backlog of magazines and grandparents to hang with the baby while I attend to all those things.

I don't need to overhaul my wardrobe for a just a week, but a few new additions couldn't hurt...
Vacation, All I ever Wanted

Vacation, All I ever Wanted by caphillbarbie

Going clockwise from the hat...

I know fedoras are on the brink of being totes played out, but I tried this on as a joke in Forever 21 to make the baby laugh and kind of loved it.  I am definitely not a hat person, so I had to buy the only one that didn't make me look like a total fool.

Also on the list of being on the precipice of passe-dom, colored jeans.  At least I'm going to try to find a pair in green or pink instead of red, right?

Yumi Kim is one of those stores I walk past these days and press my face against the glass like a street urchin...dreaming of a warm and tropical place.  This maxi-dress would be perfect for the date night my husband and I are plotting.  My master plan includes a margarita the size of a hot tub.

Beauty essentials: St. Tropez Gradual Tan Lotion is the only lotion I've found that doesn't turn my psycho-white skin orange and spotty... perfect with a hot pink NARS Schiap pedicure.  Also a must?  NARS Monoi Body Glow II, which is better than any perfume I've tried.

The next two items are both from Old Navy and I am in love with them both.  The first is a chambray shirt which is just the most versatile item I own these days.  I wear it with EVERYTHING.  In warm weather, I'm planning on putting it over a bathing suit, with shorts, as a little jacket, and even underneath this striped dress.  The dress can also be used as a cover-up, worn for a casual lunch by the pool, walking around town, and belted over skinny jeans for cooler nights.  LOVE.

Salt-water sandals are the hottest thing in New York for fashionable beach goers since Jack Rogers exploded when I was in high school.  I think I might have to cave and get me and Reese matching pairs.  Yeah, I'll be that mom.

I already bought a new swim suit when J Crew did their final sale at the end of the summer, but if I were picking one now, I like this simple one piece.  It looks like it would stay up even while taking the baby in the water and the ruching in the stomach area is artful enough to hide the post-baby pooch even six months of abs classes can't repair.

More to come this week on what I'm packing for the baby, traveling with an infant (scariest thing EVER), and tips on vacationing when you're plus one and the date can't walk.


  1. My sisters and I started wearing Saltwaters back in the 80s...every summer, we got to pick out a new color, and it was the highlight of our year. It is SO funny to me that they're now considered cool! I wish my mom had saved all my old pairs for me to dress my daughter in.

  2. We did something similar with Keds, although those aren't quite as popular these days. You were so hip!


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