Fashion Wardrobe Essentials

Steals Under $40: Summer Vacation Essentials

1. Glittery tote / 2. Straw hat /3. Floral maxi / 4. Cover-up / 5. Denim shorts / 6. Flat sandals / 7. Shorts set / 8. Sunglasses / 9. Clinique SPF 50 /10. Floral ruffle trim top / 11. White off-the-shoulder top

I personally can’t wait for my summer vacation, how about you? It’s that time of year to think about summer vacation essentials whether you are travelling internationally or staying somewhere local.  We all need those fresh new pieces for some fun in the sun.  When it comes to summer vacation essentials I look for things that are cute, versatile and practical.  Most of all I want finds that are affordable so I can spend more on the actual trip.

These pieces are all steals under $40 and I won’t go on vacation without them.  How pretty is that floral maxi? There’s no doubt that maxi dresses are the easiest thing to throw on and go. This one will be perfect for strolling along the beach with the straw hat.  Or I would wear it to a dinner with the gold sandals and glittery tote.  That darling two-piece shorts set is perfect for the heat since it’s lightweight, comfy yet still very chic.  For beach days a basic cover-up, denim shorts, sunnies and SPF are all a must.  Finally both of those ruffle-trim tops are great for heading out on a day trip or relaxing on a patio.

If you are planning a family summer vacation below are links to some helpful resources & here’s my review from our trip to Mexico last summer if you are thinking of heading there.

Vacation Planning
How To Plan a Family Vacation
Vagabond Family

Today’s post is short and sweet as I sprained my ankle on the weekend and am resting up as much as possible.  I was actually out with my hubby taking post pics and as we walked to the car I took quite a fall on the concrete.  I haven’t ever fallen like that I think my wedges got caught on something, anywho luckily I didn’t fracture or break anything and will soon be back to normal.  Enjoy the rest of your week and don’t forget to take care when walking in tall shoes, guess that’s my age showing;-).

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  • Reply Lyndi

    Great round up! Getting excited for Summertime

    May 3, 2017 at 12:15 am
  • Reply Blaire

    I hope your ankle heals soon! There is nothing worse than being off of your feet because of an injury. All of these picks are so fun, especially the cute romper! I cannot wait for travel season.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    May 3, 2017 at 7:16 am
  • Reply Jill

    I’m sorry about your ankle! Hope it heals soon! That romper is darling and I’m also loving the cover-up and floppy hat!

    Doused In Pink

    May 3, 2017 at 7:37 am
  • Reply Amy Arnold

    Great list! I agree about wanting vacation items to be affordable because I usually don’t wear them as much. Bring on the sun!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    May 3, 2017 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge

    Love all these pieces but I really want to get number 10! Can’t wait for summer to start. Thanks for sharing these vacation links.

    May 3, 2017 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I can’t believe how affordable all of these items are! I really love #3! Hope your ankle feels better soon!

    By Lauren M

    May 3, 2017 at 7:53 am
  • Reply Gina

    Ouch Marta! I’m so sorry to hear about your ankle! I did something similar when I was 20 so it’s not just age. Sidewalks and parking lots have some random cracks and potholes that are dangerous! At any rate, LOVING your summer picks!! Especially that white off the shoulder top!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    May 3, 2017 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Elle sees

    #11 is too adorable for words. It def caught my eye!

    May 3, 2017 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Alissa

    #10 is DARLING! I want it!

    The Adored Life

    May 3, 2017 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine

    I’m so sorry about your ankle!! Love that maxi and now I wanna go on vacation. Rest up girl!

    May 3, 2017 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I am so glad you are okay – and no broken bones. I hope your ankle heals quickly. Great picks – and under $40!

    Daily Style Finds

    May 3, 2017 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply Kara Aragon

    Such a great list! I especially love the embroidered top. Beautiful piece!

    May 3, 2017 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply christina

    Great outfit choices & Prices! Thank you for sharing!

    Check out my latest post to Dubai 🙂

    May 3, 2017 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Katherine

    Flat sandals are a must, I love mine!

    May 3, 2017 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Mary Murnane

    Love these adorable, flowy pieces! I’d like one of each please!


    May 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    These are such great pieces especially that navy floral dress!

    Jessica |

    May 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Shannon Jenkins

    Ok I seriously need everything on this list! That maxi is gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

    May 3, 2017 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Miri

    HI Marta, thank you for sharing your summer essentials! I want the one shoulder top and sandals!

    May 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Gail

    Fantastic choices, I very much like the sequin bag, flat sandals and off-the-shoulder top.
    Thank you for taking part in the Fabulous Friday link up!

    May 5, 2017 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Elise

    So sorry about your ankle! Love all of these picks, especially those gold sandals!

    xx, Elise

    May 5, 2017 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Kate

    What a gorgeous maxi!!!

    May 5, 2017 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that, but at least nothing is broken. I can be quite the klutz, too! I love all of these summer pics, especially the glittery tote, those sunnies and the gold sandals!


    May 6, 2017 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    I’ve been planning our vacation today! I can’t wait. Love your picks, especially that pretty maxi dress!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    May 8, 2017 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Jacqueline

    So many cute pieces! Now I need to go on a vacation! Hope you get well soon!
    Stylin In St. Louis

    May 8, 2017 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    I love fun (and affordable) vacation picks like this! I’m off to Greece in a few weeks and this is juuuust what I need! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

    May 9, 2017 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Kay Elle

    Great pieces!! I love the maxi and the two-piece set!!!


    Kay Elle

    May 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Summer vacation can’t come soon enough! Love that pretty summer maxi! These are great picks!

    May 9, 2017 at 10:39 pm
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