We recently visited St. Pete Beach and Orlando, Florida with Kevin’s side of the family. It was SUCH a fun trip – so relaxing and it reminded me so much of the vacations of my childhood. We always spent a week in Florida and split our time between Disney and the beach. St. Pete Beach was such a family friendly area, and I’d definitely go back. We also hit up Legoland near Orlando this trip.
Unfortunately, I’ve always been quite the over-packer and this trip was no exception. My suitcase weighed in at 53 pounds and I had WAYYYYY more options than I actually needed. During my trip, I chatted on IG stories about how much I had packed and there was an overwhelming response that many of you do the same thing.
By request, I’m sharing today EVERYTHING I packed for a week-long Florida vacation plus what I ACTUALLY wore. You can also find below a YouTube video where I go through each piece and describe why I loved it or didn’t love it. Keep reading ALLLLL the way to the end to get my free printable packing list for your next trip!
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I’ll admit it… I’ve never really been a jeans and tee shirt kind of girl. I’ve always enjoyed dresses and skirts and being a little bit “extra” in my everyday life.
As I’ve gotten older (hello, early 30’s!), I’ve started to embrace a slightly more casual aesthetic. I think this has a lot to do with being more comfortable and confident in my own skin and not feeling the need to “dress to impress” all the time. I also value comfort more than ever.
Blazer: Here | Tee: Here | Jeans: Here (RWN by Rawan via Gwynnie Bee)
Regardless of whether I’m wearing a fancy dress or a comfy tee, I want to look put together and more importantly FEEL good in what I’m wearing. That’s why when Universal Standard reached out to me about trying a couple items from their line, I KNEW I had to go for some of their popular “elevated” basics.
What I love about Universal Standard is that they tackle the notion that plus size women won’t invest in quality clothing items head on. I have been personally guilty of refraining from investing in quality (long lasting) clothing items because of my fluctuating size. In the past I was always planning or hoping to lose weight, so I didn’t want to accept that I’d be in my current size long enough to NEED clothing to last.
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