Packing List: St. Thomas

packing final  one // two // three // four // five // six

inked by Lindsay

Chris and I are taking our honeymoon… three years late. When we got married, we decided to take a low-key trip and save up for a bigger excursion down the road. The culmination of a few events pushed us to finally take the plunge and book a trip for this summer!

When we started researching a destination, we knew we wanted a relaxing beach outside of the U.S. We considered areas of Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, and St. Lucia before deciding on St. Thomas. While it’s technically out of the country, the fact that St. Thomas is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands gave us some peace of mind. And, we’ll be just a short ferry ride away from neighboring islands of St. John, the British Virgin Islands, and even Puerto Rico.

With the trip being just a few weeks away, I’m already thinking through what I’ll be packing, because–get this–we’ll only be taking carry-ons. So, multi-tasking pieces will be a necessity!

My packing list is a combination of items I own and a few that are on my wishlist. Here are the deets:
One – Flowy dresses and skirts I can wear over a bathing suit on the beach or out to dinner.
Two – Retro bikinis. I just love them! Probably stems from my love for Mad Men and all things mod.
Three – These sandals are as comfortable as they are versatile. They’re pictured in our family selfie here.
Four – My mom introduced me to Jo Totes camera bags when I bought my DSLR a few months ago. This camera bag is perfect for travel; it protects my camera and lenses and has space for my wallet, phone, and passport without being too bulky.
Five – How fabulous is this scarf? I’d love to have it for the chilly plane rides and late evenings.
Six – These Anthropologie shades are stylish, affordable, and complement the retro bikini.

What are your beach vacation must-haves?

And for those of you who’ve been to St. Thomas, any recommendations on what to see or where to eat? Other than Udder Delight, of course, because you best believe me and my milkshake-loving husband will be there everyday! ;)

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