Fashion

Miami Beach Vacation Outfits

If you didn’t know from my Miami Packing Essentials post a few weeks ago, I went on vacation to Miami Beach, FL. We stayed at the Confidante which is part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt Hotels (you’ll eventually realize that Hyatt is my favorite hotel chain). I had the most amazing time with a few of my friends, just relaxing on the beach or by the pool, having a few drinks, laughing, tanning and just enjoying each other’s company. We spent most of our time relaxing but I did manage to get out of my bathing suit a few times so I thought I’d show you a few of my outfits.

The first day we arrived we mainly just went to the beach and had a few drinks so we were preparing to be in full relaxation mode. We also went out to the Wynwood area for dinner and had some delicious tacos at Coyo Taco. They were SO yummy!

The following day I went to the Miami Seaquarium and saw basically every show they had for the day! It was fun because I’ve never been to an aquarium before so it was cool to see how big those animals are in real life. It was unreal!

That same night we also went out to the club because what else do you do in Miami? We went to LIV, of course, so I had to put on this super cool sparkly dress. I actually borrowed it from my friend!

The next day, we were all so exhausted so we decided to just relax by the pool and have some drinks. It was really nice out this day so we got some great tanning time in and even made good friends with the bar tenders. They told us about a few good bars to go to in South Beach too!

On our second to last day, we went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday with dinner at Komodo. It was also Miami Spice, which is similar to Restaurant Week in New York, and got a really great deal on our meal! It also helps that the food was absolutely delicious.

Finally, it was our last day and our flight was in the afternoon so we got up bright and early and went to the beach one last time. Seeing the early morning sun was beautiful and very satisfying knowing that we had an amazing trip. I’m so thankful that I was able to spend that quality time with my friends, create new memories, and have new experiences with them!

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Miami Packing Essentials

Next week, I’m taking a little weekend trip to Miami with a few of my friends and I’m really looking forward to it. I definitely need a vacation and I’m really excited to relax on the beach for a few days. I’m often an over-packer because even though I plan what I want to pack a few days in advance, I just never know what to pack. However, for a trip like this, I know there are definitely a few essentials that I’ll want to bring so I thought I’d share them with you!

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Cute sunnies and some sunscreen are an absolute MUST!

1. Sunglasses

Sunglasses and Miami go together like peanut butter and jelly. Not only can they protect your sensitive eyes from the sun, but they are can help hide your tired eyes after staying up until 4am the night before.

2. Sunblock

This probably should have been number one, but at least it’s still on the list. Sunblock is absolutely essential and I have said it before, but the sun does not discriminate. Everyone is susceptible to skin cancer and sun damage, so SPF is super important for your skin’s health. I like to use this sunscreen from Drunk Elephant for my face and then I like to use a cream sunscreen for my body. When I need to reapply, I opt for a spray sunscreen like this one from Target.

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A fun maxi dress is always good for a vacation!

3. Comfortable Sandals

You want to have comfortable shoes that also look good and go with multiple outfits. I like these from Steve Madden, but there’s tons of sandals out there. Find a style that you like and then buy it in every color! (Or don’t, that’s probably a better idea).

4. Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are the ultimate vacation outfit. They are super easy to throw on, but the flowy look gives you comfort and also major vacation vibes. Mine is from Target, but here is a similar one from Forever 21.

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Don’t forget to bring a cute swimsuit!

5. A Swimsuit

Obviously.

6. A Cute Bag

A little pouch is really cute and can hold all of your stuff, but looks a little bit more vacation-y than a regular purse. If you’re not down for a little pouch, you can always try a cute straw bag like this one from Target.

7. Wave Spray

It’s an easy way to keep your hair beachy looking without necessarily spending all day in the ocean. I like this one from Ouai. Make sure to put some leave-in conditioner on your hair first to keep it soft.

8. A Polaroid Camera

If you’re looking to get some aesthetically pleasing photos, this is the way to go. These are fun to put together to make a wall collage or photo album after your vacation also. If you don’t want to spend the money on a Polaroid camera and some film, you can also get a similar 90’s vibe with the Huji app.

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