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Eyelet Tunic Dress // Embellished Sandals // Sunglasses // Clare V. Tote

Hellooo from sunny California! Today I’m teaming up with Nordstrom to share some vacation essentials I took along on my trip. When it comes to packing, I love choosing pieces that are timeless and can easily be mixed and matched into a few different looks.

Whenever I need a few new vacation essentials, I turn to Nordstrom. They carry so many affordable brands that are super cute and always on trend. Also, have you heard about The Nordy Club? If not, you must join! So many perks and I also love the fact that they offer FREE SHIPPING and returns.

Today’s look I’ve been wearing on heavy rotation at the pool this week. Let’s break it down:


This adorable dress is perfect for the beach, pool, or even a picnic in the park or lunch out with friends. It’s made of a lightweight cotton material and has the prettiest lace-up details. It’s shown as a tunic top in the photos, but I’m 5’3′, wearing a small, and it’s the perfect length as a dress. Lately I’ve been loving all of Free People’s boho styles and a few more of my favorites include this dress and this tunic.


Aren’t these sandals just the cutest? They kind remind me of Balenciaga, but they’re actually Sam Edelman. I love the embellished studded details and they’re beyond comfortable! When it comes to shoes, Sam Edelman is an amazing brand. They make the chicest styles and are such a great price point. Most of their shoes {including these} are around $100 or even less! A few more of my favorites include these and these.


When it comes to sunglasses, these are always my go-to pair. They are a classic and look great with any outfit. I’m very into Ray-Bans these days and am considering getting another pair. I currently have my eye on either this round pair or these. Which one do you like better?


I actually got this bag last summer and ended up wearing it a lot. It’s the perfect handbag to pack for vacation because you can use it at the beach or pool, as well as out shopping or even for a casual night out. It’s just the right size, lightweight, and comes in black too. Clare V. has been a favorite handbag brand of mine for awhile and I’m LOVING this updated straw basket bag for the spring and summer season.

So there you have it! A few warm weather essentials that are perfect for any vacation you’ve got coming up. Everything is cute, casual, and versatile. If you need a few more ideas, make sure to check out Nordstrom for all your vacation needs!

Eyelet Tunic Dress // Embellished Sandals // Sunglasses // Clare V. Tote