Sunshine & Suitcases

March 25, 2015

Guys, my spring fever is sky high while the temps stay below 20 degrees here in New Hampshire. Watching my toddler try to play in the concrete snow around our house is the saddest thing!  So when my best friend mentioned how cheap and direct the flight was to Puerto Rico, what else was I going to do but say yes to a weekend trip with her and her sister? My wonderful husband is all for it since he’s been traveling a lot and I am a sherpa momma for our family to go skiing every other weekend. Payback is a wonderful thing.

As I am packing my bags this week I am practically drooling at the pictures of sundresses and beaches in all the catalogs. So, I thought I would share with you my wish list for this summer (a few of them from JCrew Factory and Madewell are coming with me for sure!):

Let’s start with Anthropologie:


 This dress is also in light blue and raspberry and it is on sale right now. And it looks like it could be rolled into a suitcase and then worn directly to a fancy dinner.


Tailored buttons + eyelet = match made in Heaven.


I would like these boots too for what is sure to be a muddy spring.anthropologie2

 Love the simple bohemian vibe these dresses capture! The last one is my favorite but it’s silk – so not practical and super pricey, but a girl can dream.

JCrew Factory:

We have one of these in Kittery, ME about 15 minutes from my house and I love having it so close! Headed there today where I am going to grab a few of these items:

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These shorts with a white Tshirt. All. Summer. Long. jcrew8


I plan on living in these by the pool.

Madewell: I actually posted about these sunglasses before but they have totally lasted and I still love them. And the tote is just perfect for stuffing with everything I’ll need on the flight.

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This dress just makes me swoon. Also, it is called Tidalwave. So you have to bring it to a sandy vacation, right?

Boden: I usually buy Boden on sale, they have some great clearance prices at the end of season. Here is what I will be scouting in the months to come:



I want these sandals in every color, but I actually have a pair of silver metallic sandals from Boden from a few years ago that I still love. They are already in my bag.boden5



Pink and green = my favorite color combo.

boden7I also want this top in every color to go with the cute JCrew shorts.



This necklace is the perfect accessory for a trip since it goes with maxi dresses, shorts and a Tshirt or a bathing suit and cover up. Love.

Thanks for getting into the spirit of sunshine and beaches with me! I will be sharing the yummy food we get over on Instagram so feel free to view Puerto Rico through my (very short) window this weekend.

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