Resort Ready | What to Pack for Vacation 2023

Are you ready for a vacation?! I sure am!! While spring break is still a few months away I’m a planner and so are most of my friends so we are already chatting vacation outfits. Although I’ve moved from my warm weather Texas, I knew that I would need some beaches so this year I have TWO beach vacations planned this spring so I’m getting ready now!

Hat | Similar Cross Back Swimsuit (tts, 12)

I typically grab most of my vacation outfits from Nordstrom because with an entire “Vacation” section it makes it easy to find new arrivals ready for the sun. Also I love that I get free ship & returns all the time so if a swimsuit doesn’t end up working out it’s no big deal.


I first have to start off with my travel outfit. I’m a comfy yet cute kind of traveler especially when I’m traveling with the kids. I love these Commando Neoprene Leggings because they have a slimming panel to keep me feeling cute but stretchy so that even on a long trip I’m fine sitting. Plus the Spanx tunic is that great weight for travel, not too heavy not too thin. I wear a L in the tunic and leggings.

Spanx Tunic | Leggings | Shoes | Hat | Tote Bag | Luggage


Honestly as soon as I hit a vacation send me to the water!! I always pack a swimsuit in the bag I have with me in case of delays, luggage being held until check in and because my kids always want to hit the water first too. Over the past year I’ve fallen in LOVE with the cuts and fit of the Bleu Rod Beattie brand. They have a full coverage bottom but just enough front detail to look and feel a little spicy! I recently got this swimsuit in a print and it fits perfect in a size L. I also have a few colors of this knot style and love it as well.

Swimsuit | Coverup | Sandals | Sunglasses | Tote Bag


On every trip my husband and I try to carve out a night to have dinner together. I’m a sucker for anything seafood, basically if it swam or lived in saltwater I’ll eat it. Last year though we opted for a great steak place on our cruise boat and it was the perfect romantic evening. When I have a date night I like wearing something that is sexy and comfortable because like I said I like to eat! This Michael Stars dress has a thick ruched fabric that is soft and stretchy. Plus is comes in a bunch of colors (I was torn between this one and sangria), I wear this in a L.

Midi Dress | Braided Sandals | Earrings | Clutch


Let’s be real sight seeing can also be called shopping! There is not a trip where I haven’t picked up some sort of souvenir but on those days I know I will be walking around a bit and want to stay comfortable. I’m a total flip flop girl so I tend to go flip flops, shorts and a tank if the weather permits. I have several Michael Stars tanks and tees but this new double v style looks perfect for our cruise. Paired with my go-to KUT 4″ denim shorts this outfit is a must have in my suitcase. I wear a L in the tank and size 12 in the shorts.

Tank Top | Shorts | Hat | Flip Flops | Bag


Last year I was a little freaked out about what I had been told of a “formal” night on cruise ships. Come to find out it was just a “wear your best” situation and I bought a flowing floral maxi dress and felt perfect. I love this one with bright pinks and oranges that can still be worn with a regular bra! While I don’t own this one yet I would order a size L.

Maxi Dress | Heels | Earrings

I hope this helps with your vacation packing so kick up those toes and relax!

Hat | Similar Cross Back Swimsuit (tts, 12)

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  1. 1.19.23
    Tiffany Evans said:

    I love your sight seeing outfit! It’s just my style!

  2. 1.20.23
    Marie said:

    I love the family dinner dress!