1. Turkish Towel / 2. Floating Flamingo Cup Holders / 3. Striped Bikini Top & Bottoms / 4. Nude Flip Flops / 5. Trina Turk Algiers Swimsuit / 6. Floppy Straw Hat / 7. Le Specs Sunglasses / 8. Beach Book / 9. Teva Sandals / 10. Cover-up / 11. Selfie Stick / 12. Pink Bikini Top & Bottoms
In just a couple of weeks I'll be headed to St. Maarten with my girlfriends. We've been planning the trip for over a year, and we've been stalking the house for 2-3 years. Let's just say we're a little excited. I got some great gift cards for Christmas, and I wasted no time putting them to work to prepare for the trip.
We are going to spend a day hoping around to a few different beaches, so I knew I wanted a Turkish towel to save room in my beach bag. Amazon had a great deal on them with tons of different color options. The advice I received was to wash and dry it a few times before first use.
Target has so many great bathing suit options. I bought my two pieces there (#3 + #12) because they are a good deal and I will probably only be wearing them out of the country when I'm not chasing around little rugrats. The online pictures of the blue and white striped bikini do not do it justice. In person it is so much cuter!
Target's floppy sun hat is also a great find, but I did remove the black ribbon and I like it so much better that way. It was held on by a little hot glue and super easy to pull off without harming the hat. I plan on wearing that hat all summer to keep my face protected while at the pool.
I was due a pair of sunglasses as I have worn a free pair given to me by a mortgage insurance sales rep for close to two years (of course they are the only pair of sunglasses I didn't somehow lose or destroy). I was between two pairs in the store and couldn't decide, but Darby thought these were so much more fashion. So glad I have someone to make these important life decisions for me.
I'd been eyeing these nude flip flops for a while and I finally decided to pull the trigger. I just needed a super casual pair of shoes for summer that go with everything and don't require my hands to zip or strap on anything. Gap and Old Navy always have similar versions for a little less, but I had heard good things about these.
And, no girls trip would be complete without floating pink flamingo drink holders, a selfie stick, and a good book, am I right? The rumor is that Julie Roberts will be staring in a TV series based on the book (Today Will Be Different). I loved this author's other book, Where'd You Go Bernadette which Cate Blanchett is supposed to star in a movie version of.
I saved the best for last. Y'all, I seriously bought Tevas for the trip and I am kind of obsessed with them. Our house is right on the beach, but I read it was rocky and a few reviews recommended water shoes. I deliberated for days on just the right pattern, and I am very happy with my decision. So fashion!
I will obviously need to pack a few other things, but I think I've covered the essentials here! Hoping to keep my blogging up so I can share the trip with you! See below for two previous trips we've gone on. If you've been to St. Maarten and have any restaurant or activity recommendations, please let me know!