In less than 48 hours, I’ll be sailing the British Virgin Islands for a whole week! Ya’ll, this is my dream vacation, and my fantasy is finally coming true. The work grind has been exceptionally hard to get through this week because all I’m thinking about is infinite sunshine, cerulean blue water and ice cold painkillers (the cocktail, ya’ll).
Let me just try to describe this trip to you: six days sailing through the islands with zero responsibilities and worries. My family (including my boyfriend) booked a private Catamaran boat months ago. As an added plus, a boat captain and a chef will join us on the boat for the entire trip. It’s a true luxury, and I’m so thankful to have an entire week to spend time with everyone!
When packing for this trip, I tried not to stress about what to bring. During our time there, we will either be on the boat, in the water or exploring an island. I packed pieces that were hassle-free, yet still stylish and comfortable. And you can bet I had a handful of Free People dresses just waiting in my closet for this trip! They are just dying to get some fresh air.
Here is what I plan on taking with me! Hopefully, this list can give you some ideas for your next trip to tropical paradise.
-Casual dresses (From left to right: Gray tie dress/FP Beach, Cold shoulder print cotton dress/Free People, White off-the-shoulder dress/Free People, Sea blue maxi dress/FP Beach)
*I mainly brought flowy, bohemian dresses because they can double as coverups and are just perfect for the islands. I plan on wearing this gorgeous maxi, seen here, on our first night in St. Thomas for dinner.
-3 pairs of shorts, pictured below (From left to right: Blue embroidered shorts/boutique, Light denim shorts/BDG via Urban Outfitters see here, Cream shorts/boutique)
-3 tanks, 1 lace top, 1 crochet coverup, 1 printed kimono (Tanks from left to right, photo below: Cabi Iris Tank/spring 2017 collection, Print tank/Zara, white cotton tank/Everlane)
*The tanks will double as sleepwear tops!
Second photo below (from left to right): Kimono/Urban Outfitters, Crochet cover-up/boutique, Lace top/Cabi 2016 spring collection
-3 pairs of sandals (from left to right): Dolce Vita sandals, sandals from DSW, Steve Madden slip-ons
*I brought a single black one piece, two pairs of high-waist bikini bottoms and four bikini tops! I always like to have options. It’s a good thing swimwear doesn’t take up a lot of space!
-Calvin Klein leggings, 2 pairs of lounge shorts
-1 relax tee (blue)
-Underwear, a couple bralettes and 2 sleeping bras
-Small bag for essentials when exploring
-Jewelry essentials (everyday rings, studs, a couple long necklaces and simple every day necklace)
-Toiletries, makeup, sunscreen
Plane ride attire
-Black printed maxi dress (Lulu’s)
-Lace Kimono (Free People)
-Panama hat (DSW)
-Pair of sandals (see above)
(I’m bringing my medium-sized Longchamp tote)
-Canon DSLR camera with charger
-2 or 3 books to read on plane & on the boat and my journal
-1 swimsuit from my suitcase (just in case my luggage doesn’t arrive on time)
-S’well water bottle
Free People tote
All the purse essentials: Phone, phone charger, headphones, sunglasses, wallet, passport, plane ticket, hand sanitizer, chapstick, lipstick, Advil.
I can’t wait to relax and rejuvenate on this trip and just have an amazing experience with my family and my boyfriend. It’ll be an unforgettable trip for all of us. I hope you’ll follow along with me on Instagram during the trip!