Packing for Nevis!

8 April 2013

Pinch me! We are leaving for the island of Nevis in less than two weeks!! With all of our house craziness, we haven’t been focusing on our upcoming trip too much, which is a shame, because it’s definitely deserving of some hype. It’s not too often that we get to go to a Caribbean paradise for a week of honeymoon relaxation!

In the last few days we have gotten around to making final reservations and prepping our packing lists, so I thought it would be fun to share a few of my must-takes here!


A. Jack Rogers Navajo sandals in platinum. Pretty much the only shoes I wear in the summer. Casual enough for the beach and stylish enough for dinner.

B. Boscia B.B. Cream. Just enough for beach days. I use this every day and really like it.

C. Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40. Joanna wrote about this sunscreen here and I’m intrigued. We haven’t purchased any sunscreen yet this year, and I’m considering picking this up.

D. Striped maxi dress. $15 – can’t beat it! I like that it’s not too precious to wear to the beach but is easy and acceptable to throw on for an inside dinner. A note: unlike the photo on the website, mine is wayyyy long, so I’m getting it hemmed!

E. Favorite sunglasses.

F. Monogram tote. I’ll just be bringing a tote I already own for the beach, but this one is so cute! And reasonably priced.

G. Bathing suits! I love this emerald one I picked up from Target last year (I wrote about it here!)

H. Cameras. In addition to our iPhones, we’ll be bringing our digital camera and our film camera. (Don’t worry, we won’t be lugging all three around all the time!) The digital is great for video, and you can’t beat the look of the film for nature + detail shots.

I. My passport! With how expensive it was to update this thing after my name change, I’m glad I get to use it so soon.

J. Madras shorts. I picked these up when everything was 50% off J.Crew Factory last weekend.

K. Essie Really Red. This is the only color I paint my toe nails. I’ve considered branching out, but it’s just so perfect!

L. Laura Mercier Lip Balm in Crimson. I picked this up last year on a recommendation from Jenny, and I love it!

M. I bought a wide-brimmed black sun hat a few years ago, and I never go to the beach without it. Perfect for reading, sun protecting, and being stylish! :)

N. Lots of reading material is a must for any beach vacation of mine. Considering bringing Heft and Gone Girl, but open to your recommendations!

What do you bring on a beach vacation? Has anyone ever been to Nevis? Has anyone ever heard of it? :)

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April 8, 2013 9:42 am

First of all, I am living vicariously through you right now dreaming of the beach! So undeniably jealous right now!

Second, Gone Girl is so good (in a dark, twisted way hah!). My other two favorites that I’ve read in the last year are Fault in My Stars and The Glass Castle. If you haven’t read them, I totally recommend adding them to your list!

April 8, 2013 9:58 am

Everything looks so cute! You guys are going to have a wonderful time! Gone Girl is a good read – and I agree with Shelby that the Fault in Our Stars and the Glass Castle are amazing. I am also looking to read Eleanor and Park soon (I’ve heard great things!)

April 8, 2013 10:07 am

I have never heard of Nevis, but I’m excited to hear about how you like it! If you’re still reading biographies, another one I love is Mrs. Kennedy and Me, by Clint Hill. My mom is good friends with Lisa McCubbin, who co-authored the book, and it is so charming and moving. Definitely a great beach read!

April 8, 2013 11:48 am

How exciting?! I have never heard of Nevis, but I’m sure it will be beautiful! I think your beach packing list is perfect! The burlap tote is way cute, and I love the hat and bold shades of lip and nail color. You’re set, for sure :)Can’t wait to hear about your trip!

April 8, 2013 1:48 pm

What do you make your collages with? Thanks!

April 8, 2013 7:55 pm

I hope you have a blast! Gone Girl and Fault in Our Stars are both great books! Gone Girl takes a little while to get into but once you are hooked you want to keep reading. Fault in Our Stars is just plain amazing….I read it in 2 days! Hope this helps. Enjoy!

April 9, 2013 11:10 am

Never of heard of Nevis, but it sounds beautiful! Have a wonderful trip!:)

April 9, 2013 11:38 am

I have never heard of Nevis! Are you staying at an all inclusive resort? What activities are you planning to do (if you don’t mind my asking)?

April 9, 2013 2:43 pm

Nevis sounds amazing! I hope you enjoy your Honeymoon!

I just bought my first pair of Jack Rogers (the Navajo sandal in Platinum, too!) a few weeks back. Like you, I love how versatile they can be – from casual to dressy. I have been wearing them for a few hours here and there trying to break them in. Any advice on how long it usually takes before they begin to feel “broken in”?

April 9, 2013 7:18 pm

We went to Antigua for our honeymoon and you could see Nevis from it!! The water is BEAUTIFUL there though and even though I was an island away, I know it’ll be just as beautiful! I’d recommend bringing some bug spray just in case because it can be humid, and if you’re prone to bug bites it’s something to think about. Snacks are also a good idea just in case you don’t want to pay a lot. I also read Gone Girl about a month ago and really enjoyed it! I shamelessly read 50 shades on my honeymoon, only the first one though.. It was good for some mindless reading. Ha! You will LOVE your honeymoon and I can’t wait to see pictures!!