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Whit Picks: Miami Vacation Picks + Necessities

5/01/2013 Whitney R 0 Comments


OMG! Can you guys believe it’s May already? It seriously feels like time is flying by this year! Which... in a way is good but… I’d like the summer months to move kind of slow since that’s my favorite kind of weather! I’ve been MIA for a while… busy with work and just LIFE in general but I’m planning to head to Miami for vacation! I thought I’d give you all an inside look of some of my vacation picks and what I feel are necessities for almost any vacation.

This trip will be my 3rd visit (pictures above from previous trips). I went with some friends and this time I’m going with Friends and Family. For me – Miami is the next best thing to the Caribbean. You don’t get the island exclusion but you still have the beautiful clear water beaches. Here in VA, our beaches are gross! I leave in a little less than 2 weeks so I’m starting to prepare now.




My personal preference on vacation is comfort. (Okay – not just during vacation but all the time LOL) I recently stopped by Love Culture and Forever 21 to find some inexpensive casual yet cute pieces. I grabbed some tops and a pair of flats (seen above). The tops ranged in price from $10 to $16 while the flats were only $22. In addition to those things, I’ve bought some other things here and there like an open back tee from Victoria Secret’s Pink collection which is super comfy and will be great for the beach. Also grabbed burgundy cut offs from American Eagle. I've linked the things that I could find online at the end of this post.

For the Miami weather – dresses, skirts, shorts, tanks, and shades are perfect picks. And of course swimsuits! Check out some of my picks (that I would love to buy… but don’t need).


I also wanted to give you all an inside look at some beauty items that I take on vacation. First would be my facial products. I try to stick with only Neutrogena.  I’ve tried other brands in the past and they tend to make my face break out or dry. Let me know what you guys use and how you like it. I also HAVE to take my Clarisonic Mia facial brush. For those that don’t have one, I definitely recommend purchasing it. It can be a pretty penny but its well worth the money in the long run. You can purchase one from our sponsor HERE.

Hair products and tools are probably the most important for me.  With the Miami heat and humidity I have to have a flat iron. Thanks to Hana and Misikko for sending us the Hana Titanium 1.5” flat iron to try out! (Review coming soon) I also use Abba's blow drying lotion and Chi's shine spray to help tame the frizz and protect the hair. Since I’ll be spending most of the time by the pool or beach, I’m looking for some good recommendations for natural curly hair. If you all have suggestions of amazing products please comment below because I normally just throw my hair up in a messy bun.

One last thing is the new Vaseline Spray on Lotion. Not necessarily a vacation necessity but it’s great for those who are in a hurry. I actually like it because it doesn’t give you that icky feeling on your skin (icky to me… some like it). 


Have I made you all read enough? Once I return from Miami, I’ll post some of my picks from shopping and maybe some of my complete looks. Toodles!

My Items:
Forever 21 Faux Leather Sleeve Shirt
Forever 21 Zippered Pocket Tee
VS Pink Low Back Tee
Xhilaration Challis Shorts (pictured in floral)
Love Culture Studded canvas flats
Love Culture Love knit top
American Eagle Paisley Jegging
Mossimo Tribal Wedge
(FYI - These are on clearance in store - $18! Macy's sells a pair for almost $100)

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