What I Packed for Baha Mar

Reporting from Baha Mar!

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Happy Friday, friends! After waking up at the ass crack of dawn, Chris and I caught a flight to the Bahamas on Wednesday to spend a few days in the sun with my parents and my brother and his girlfriend, Emily! After a hectic morning (almost missing our flight, followed by a 3-hour delay and rebooking our connecting flight which meant a 4 hour layover…) we finally arrived at the Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar. Even though we’re going to be relaxing a majority of the time, I did pack my camera with me and can’t wait to share some fun content with you guys over the next couple of weeks!

Until then, here’s what I packed for our trip!

Clear Clutch

Other than my Away suitcase, the Truffle Clarity Clutch is my new favorite item for traveling. With a few different size options and even a TSA approved size, they’re nice for travel and every day. I opted for the large size to keep my electronics and cords organized in my suitcase and it worked like a charm. Everything stays raveled up and the clutch itself is very thin so it doesn’t take up too might space!

The other great thing about the clutch? It’s stadium friendly and would be so cute for a night out!

Denim Cutoff Short

After hearing so many people rave about these shorts, I was itching to give them a try. But no matter how cute they are, they’re expensive as heck! Nevertheless, I bought them anyways. What’s the worst that could happen? I love them and have to keep them? Well turns out, I do love them. They’re so cute and wicked comfy!

I am curvier in through my butt and thighs so I did opt to size up two sizes, which worked out perfectly!

Floral Wrap Dress

I posted about this dress a few months ago with my travel goals for 2019 and am so excited to finally pull it out of the closet! Chris and I are planning to have a date night at Cleo tomorrow and it’ll be perfect. Plus – it gives me all the tropical vibes!

Toiletry Bag

Does anyone else go through makeup bags like there’s no tomorrow?? My mom got me a super cute one in P-Town (cute but had profanity on it haha) that I love but was so excited when Chris got me the Dagne Dover neoprene bag for Christmas. The camo is adorable and the colors aren’t too bold and there’s two small zipper clutches that are removeable, which is super convenient. I used on for jewelry and the other for small makeup items (concealer, eyebrow pencil, etc.).

Lace-Up One Piece Swimsuit

Let’s all agree that Target has the cutest bathing suits and they are so. affordable. I’m so excited to wear this one at the pool – the color is so gorgeous!

Tank Dress

The staple dress of pretty much every blogger, ever, and there’s no question why. It’s super functional and looks adorable with sneakers and a denim jacket.

Oversized Sunnies

I call these my hangover sunnies because they’re so big and block out allllll the sun. And for $50, you can’t beat the price!

Cozy Sweatshirt

The athletic wear from Target is freakin magic. I picked up this sweatshirt to wear on the plane down with leggings, sneakers, and a denim jacket and it was the perfect layering piece! I did size up because the slits on the side go up pretty high (essentially to my sports bra!) but if I was to buy it again, I would stay my normal size to reduce bagging in the arms!

Denim Jacket

I’ve had this denim jacket for YEARS and I will never not love it. It’s soft and stretchy and slightly cropped, so naturally, it looks adorable over dresses. The pockets also cause a pocketing effect on the inside so it’s easy to throw my keys, phone and cash in them!

High-Waisted Jeans

Let’s face it: just because we’re in the Bahamas doesn’t mean it’s warm all the time. It’s Janusry and the temperatures do dip in the evenings. I’m a huge fan of Levi’s and the fit of them – plus the look cute with float blouses. Since I am petite, I did do a raw hem on them and will be sharing a DIY next week!

Espadrille Sandal

Who doesn’t love a good pair of espadrille wedges? The Marc Fisher wedges are hands down the best purchase I’ve ever made. They last forever and are so comfy! Highly recommend.

Have you ever been to Baha Mar?! Let us know what we should add to our itinerary!

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  1. 1.18.19
    Liz said:

    I love all your travel picks! A trip to the Bahama’s sounds like a dream – have so much fun!

  2. 1.18.19
    Lyddiegal said:

    A tropical destination in the winter months always sounds ideal to me!
    I hate it when I can’t get a direct flight, it’s always an issue. I think I’ve resolved that when I’m getting there I want to go direct and if I have to take a connection home, who cares, I won’t miss out on my trip if I get delayed.
    Chic on the Cheap

  3. 1.18.19
    Lee said:

    That lace up one piece is exactly what i’ve been looking for! Defintely picking one up before my next tropical vacation

  4. 1.18.19
    Laura Leigh said:

    OMG why didn’t you pack me in your suitcase?! So jealous! I hope y’all have the best time and I cannot wait to see snaps!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

  5. 1.18.19
    Kim said:

    So jealous of your beach vacay! I love that swimsuit!


  6. 1.20.19
    Kelsey said:

    Espadrilles are my favorite for any tropical vacation!!

  7. 1.20.19
    Stephanie said:

    Great pieces to pack for this kind of trip. Aaaand now I’m craving some sort of tropical vacation!

  8. 1.21.19

    Oh, all of these pieces make me want to go on a vacation! I love espadrille sandals!

  9. 1.23.19
    Cathy said:

    So many great items to pack! I’ve never been there, I can’t wait to see your trip recap and photos. Have fun!!


  10. 1.23.19
    Avani said:

    Okay, I always enjoy reading everyone’s travel essentials posts. And I need to visit there someday!

  11. 1.23.19
    Jamaria Johnson said:

    Great travel picks! I actually packed for a trip last night so I used this kind of as a guide! Can’t wait to visit Bahamas one day too! Xo

  12. 1.23.19
    Caitlin said:

    That floral wrap dress is GORGEOUS! I love seeing what people pack for their trips.

  13. 1.23.19
    Greta said:

    This post has me craving a tropical getaway! So many cute items.

  14. 1.24.19
    Emily said:

    so many great items! I have those sunglasses and wear them non-stop, they’re the best!

  15. 1.24.19
    Ada said:

    Have so much fun on your trip! I am ready for a beach trip like ASAP.