Happy 2018 evereyone!

I hope you all had a fab time rining in the New Year! I am over the moon to report that after 5 years of ringing the year in sans kiss (unless you count a dog biting me when I went in for a New Years kiss #truestory), that I not only got a kiss, but I got engaged under the moonlight and fireworks as well…but more on that later.

Today I am sharing my fave essentials I wore on the trip, you would be so proud of me because I managed to fit 10+ days worth of clothes and shoes in a single carry-on!  Since we spent Christmas and New Years in Hawaii cruising (literally), I decided to unplug while I was there so at the last minute I made an executive decision (prompted by threats that from John that my laptop would end at the bottom of the pacific) to leave my laptop at home and fill my carry-on with hats and sunnies instead. 🙂

Shop the my round up of tried and true essentials below and stay tuned for my guide to island hop like a local!


Aloha One Piece Swimsuit – Topshop

Palm Crop Top – Sincerely Jules

Mirrored Sunnies – adidas

Stan Smith White Skate Shoes – adidas

Embroidered Bardot Dress – Topshop

Jute Beach Bag – The Beach People

Fuji Film Polaroid Instax Camera – Urban Outfitters