In addition to a lot of what I packed for Puglia (all about the outfit repeating over here), below are a few more goodies that I’m allocating suitcase space for. 

Hunza G Swimsuit

I have a hard time finding one pieces due to my long torso and big bust, but this one is so flattering!  Will most definitely be wearing this as a body suit as well. 

Toteme Wrap

Absolutely love this as swim cover up. I scored on super sale during an end of season sale and can’t wait to wear it to the pool or beach.  I’ve also see people wear this as a top which I might try to finagle. 

Bec + Bridge Linen Pants

I think one of my favorite parts of spring summer is linen – it’s beautiful, but also so functional!  I’ve been on the hunt for a good pair of white linen pants for a few seasons and these were a homerun.  Pretty true to size, although I did size up and had them tailored for a more fitted oversized fit.  Reformation’s Vesta Pant and Aritzia’s Effortless Pant are both good alternatives as well!

Posse Dresses

Posse has always been a go-to for warm weather wear.  I recently stumbled upon their knit dresses and immediately fell in love.  I grabbed this one (sadly sold out, but have notifications available in case it comes back in stock) and this one (currently on sale! I got an XS and it fits perfectly). I also just spotted this one and might have to snag it too. They’re so easy to wear and versatile such that they can be dressed up or down.

Demellier Raffia Tote

I’ve been on the hunt for a good raffia tote sub $300 for a few years now.  A couple of reasons why I love this one: first, the size.  It comes in a variety of sizes, I did the middle one and found it comfortably fits my essentials and beach towel should I want to use it as a beach bag.  Second, the leather traps that are supported by the leather frame.  It feels much more sturdy and durable than some of the others that I’ve seen out there. 

ISNTREE Hyaluronic Sunscreen

I’ve always hated wearing sunscreen.  Not because I have anything against, but because of how it felt on my skin and usually the smell.  I decided to give a few of Charlotte Parlor’s recommendations a try and have been pleasantly surprised.  This is one I actually enjoy putting on in the morning.  

Matteau Printed Silk Shirt

If you’ve been around since last summer then you know that I was crushed when the ivory version of this shirt didn’t work with my complexion.  Fast forward a year and it comes in brown and a few other colors! 

Crochet Pants

I’m very much so into all of the crochet that’s been circulating.  I’m still looking for a good dress and pair of pants with a more open pattern, but I gave these a try and absolutely love them.  I packed them as my “chic loungewear” that I could also wear as a cover up.  These do take up a bit of space in the suitcase, but I put them in a vacuum sealed bag to save some space. 


I stumbled across DIARRABLU a few years back when I was looking for minority owned brands to shop.  Since then I’ve been eyeing their collections of robes and caftans thinking that they would make a great coverup.   This one is such a moment and I’m here for it.  It’s also so light and sheer it barely took up any suitcase space. 

Jenni Kayne Raffia Hat

I told Chris that I would never wear a bucket hat…but apparently I will if it’s raffia and by Jenni Kayne.  I wanted something that I didn’t have to worry about packing in my suitcase, didn’t have to juggle with carryon bags and wouldn’t take up a ton of space.  I contemplated one of Janessa Leone’s packable straw hats, but even with those I get worried about them losing their shape.  Which brings me to this bucket hat – sadly it’s sold out, but they will definitely be restocking as it’s one of their top sellers!  Perfect for the beach and easy to pack!



everything I packed for 3 weeks in portugal



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