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This post is sponsored by Nordstrom

Hi friends! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. Here we are starting ever so slowly to feel spring’s arrival, and it cannot come a moment too soon. I am already dreaming about more time spent outdoors, fresh flowers, bright green grass, ahhhhhh sounds good! I also think about weekend getaways and a few upcoming trips we have planned through the summer. Nothing quite like a vacation to recharge your batteries and with our fast paced world….we all need that.

When I think of going on vacation, my first thought is what is going into my suitcase. I consider myself a very good and efficient packer (even friends I have traveled with have commented on this). I have learned tips through the years and if you can believe it- actually look forward to packing. For many, it’s a dreaded  “must do” with regard to trip planning.

I have learned the virtues of rolling most of my clothes, using tissue, putting rolled clothes in handbags/totes so they don’t take up extra space. And of course picking clothes wisely, choosing things that will not require an iron upon arrival! Though I understand sometimes that cannot be helped.

So in case warm weather travel is in your future, this Which would you choose is centered around stylish but effortless vacation dressing. I went to Nordstrom whose selection of clothing and shoes is hard to rival. Plus I know I am always getting fair prices and the easiest/no stress return policy. Hope you enjoy! Now whether you are really going on a trip or the virtual variety……time to choose your three faves-



CHOICE 1  Own these and adore them, these scream chic and effortless vacation dressing. They are sharp looking, comfy and work with almost any outfit. Click here

CHOICE 2 Give me an easy sundress like this anyday, offered in three colors and the price is to be believed, click here

CHOICE 3 A great top by Ulla Johnson,  a brand I recently discovered that I love, particularly great for vacation mode. This could go with everything click here

CHOICE 4 Adore this darling fun colorful tote, perfect for summer getaways, so chic and super affordable. Click here

CHOICE 5 Every vacation wardrobe needs a gold bangle or two. Such a quick and easy way to jazz up whatever you are wearing. This set of 5 is only $40! Click here

CHOICE 6.  Adore this darling eyelet top. It is the kind of easy breezy cotton top that is easy to pack and will literally go with  everything, plus I really like the price which is a nice bonus. Click here

CHOICE 7  This darling striped dress is  the kind of dress that can go from day to night easily. During the day a pair of flat sandals and a straw hat are all that’s needed then transition to evening with a pair of strappy tall sandals and a few gold bangles, and off you go! Click here

CHOICE 8  No matter where I am traveling, I always carry a lightweight jacket/rain jacket with me, you just never know. It doubles as an extra layer if you need it and is always a welcome sight if you are on vacation and it starts raining! I have a white one very similar to this and it has saved me many times. This one in 2 pretty colors is only $69.00! A deal, click here

CHOICE 9  This linen top is a keeper,really loving this marigold color, feels so happy- paired with white pants and some gold jewelry, ooh la la! Click here

CHOICE 10 These raffia slides are perfect for the pool and beach, offered in white or beige, well priced too. Click here

CHOICE 11 What is a vacation without white pants! Bought these last year and love how easy they are, they slip right on are super flattering and go with everything! Click here

CHOICE 12 Could not get over that this darling maxi dress was from Top Shop and is only $95! Such a cute dress, and how comfortable does it look. A perfect vacation dress, click here

CHOICE 13 Every vacation wardrobe must include a cute hat!  Beyond looks,  they shield your face from the sun and we all know how important that is. This cute hat is my favorite style hat and  is perfect for daytime outings whether lounging at the pool or partaking in sightseeing….click here

CHOICE 14  I have spoken of this favorite product often, but it really is the best! There is a reason it continues to win so many beauty awards. It gives the best glow of any I have tried and love that this is for both face and body.I use this about a week before I go away so I don’t like look the palest person at the beach/pool:)  A vacation must have! Click here

CHOICE 15 Being a huge fan of Stuart Weitzman, I have bought his shoes (and boots) for years. These to me, are the prefect shoe to take for evenings out. In two neutrals these will work perfectly with pants and dresses alike, I am sure since they are a wedge, that they are super comfortable and  not too dressy but definitely feel “vacation-y”. Yes, that is a word (kind of). Click here

CHOICE 16 This is such an easy look, and one I personally “go to” very often. I love a crisp striped t shirt with white pants, so easy and always looks great, very “Jackie O” I also love taking these on vacation as they roll up so easily and never wrinkle. Effortless dressing is a must for vacation mode, click here

CHOICE 17  Love bringing fun jewelry for a vacation, somehow it’s just the perfect occasion to have fun with earrings, and other pieces. These are a great vacation earring, all you need is a little sundress and you are all set, click here

CHOICE 18 This is the kind of slouchy easy to pack bag everyone needs, the kind you can throw plenty into and will work with so many colored outfits, also love that bags like this can be rolled up in a suitcase and doubles as a stylish pool or beach bag and at $69 you don’t need to think twice. Click here

CHOICE 19 This pretty linen-y gauze coverup would be a bit of splurge but I love it,  easy caftan looks like this just screams stylish vacation dressing….I see this and instantly think of being on the Greek Islands and going from beach to a cool seaside restaurant for lunch with a glass of rose:) I have had some like this for years and truth is they never ever go out of style, love the colors and printClick here

CHOICE 20 These cute wedges that come in 2 colors are not only very “vacation looking” but are priced very right too. I have rarely met a wedge I didn’t love.

Click here

CHOICE 21  This is such a  great dress for vacation.  I love it because it can easily go from day to night so effortlessly by just the changing of a a few accessories, adorable! Click here

CHOICE 22 This is a must have for any warm weather vacation, no one likes frizzy hair. This anti frizz spray is fantastic….have tried a few. I apply it right before heading to the beach or pool and carry the small size with me (comes in a few sizes) This is one of the first things that gets thrown into my suitcase!  Click here

CHOICE 23 Adore this beautiful coverup and actually own a few just like this. Love white coverups and this checks all the boxes for me! Click here

CHOICE 24  So in love with this dress, it is fabulous! I am considering it for an upcoming party we have, love that it can be easily dressed up but I can see it dressed down as well. Very chic, click here

CHOICE 25 Are you familiar with packing cubes? Honestly nor was I until a few months ago, and a friend who travels all the time told me about them. Genius! These four different sized “cubes” are a new kind of travel system where they all fit nearly into one large cube.

I just love this idea and have officially ordered my very first set! They thought of everything, even a water resistant pouch for wet/dry storage. This way everyone can get their own “cube”! Offered in many great colors and patterns, click here

CHOICE 26 I no longer wear “short shorts” but love the look of a fitted Bermuda short, one that is flat fronted with a tapered leg is extremely flattering and looks very smart. So easy to coordinate with literally any top. I like the look of these a lot and might need to get them, click here

CHOICE 27 I already own these and have to say they are SO comfortable, I have shared these before. I have worn them with ankle length pants as well as dresses and they look fantastic, the best of both worlds- comfort and pretty! Click here

CHOICE 28 Love the idea of a cute colorful raffia clutch for going out in the evening, I think these with an all white outfit would be stunning, and at under $50, you really don’t have to think about it Click here

CHOICE 29 A perfect vacation dress……very stylish and chic, yet casual enough to wear with flats if you so choose. This is my kind of vacay dress, for cooler evenings all you need is a little white wrap or tissue weight white cardigan and you are set,  click here

CHOICE 30 Another one of those amazing deals, these darling slip ons are my kind of shoe. I. love an espadrille, offered in several colors, anything scalloped and the price is right! Checks every single box, click here



One very lucky winner will win this fabulous “vacation ready” raffia clutch (in color of your choice) to get your next vacation off to a stylish start!

Here is how to enter-

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite items and your dream destination for your next vacation

2. If you want a second chance leave a comment on the Instagram post as well by clicking here

3. Will announce a winner on Sunday


Don’t know about you, but this has me wanting to get on a plane now! I can feel almost feel that tropical breeze  and  taste my exotic tropical drink:) I hope you enjoyed my favorite vacation looks and now it’s your turn to choose your favorite three.

I had in mind obviously a warm weather destination that would entail equal amounts of time spent pool/beach lounging, with a dose of sightseeing and of course fun tropical nights spent heading local restaurants and getting the flavor of whatever locale we are fortunate enough to visit.

So  now it’s your turn to take your virtual trip. Don’t forget Nordstrom has it all and is the perfect one stop shopping destination for every conceivable vacation need and then some:)  Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a fabulous day, until next time…….

PS It’s the second and last day for our chinoiserie tole sale, click here to see all the beauties up for grabs!

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Jennifer on

I absolutely love the Tory birch espadrille shoes and will get a pair for sure. As far as a dream vacation, I would have to say Paris. We’ve traveled a lot but for some reason, we’ve never been to Paris! I think it’s going to be amazing!

Lisa Maulden on

I loved the striped dress!

Kelli Williams on

Packing cubes I couldn’t live without! And I need those Ferragamo shoes in my life. I love the lakes and mountains of North Carolina. We will be renting for a month in Cashiers, NC this summer!

Lisa on

All of it is so beautiful, definitely my style ! We are going to Italy and Spain for 2 1/2 weeks in June, so this post came right in time as I definitely need several fill ins to my travel wardrobe . I have found so many fantastic and beautiful things through your blog . Thank you!

Benesse on

Just wondering…how were the items selected?

Cindi T on

Multi tasking clothes are a must for carry on packing so the the black maxi is my pick of the day….a cute dress for quick run into Cabo, a cover-up at the pool, or throw on it with gold sandals and bangles and have a dress for dinner. Also will take it on my dream vacation to Bali and Indonesia which will be checking off my bucket list later this year.

Eileen on

Great items. I already ordered the kimono style dress, striped, blue. So cute. Thanks for the giveaway. Always fun.

J Mayes on

Love the white shorts. The length is perfect.

Deborah Milo on

Item #2, the black sundress is my type of go-to look for the summer. I’m a very tall woman (5’10) and I love things that flow.
It’s challenging to find something that looks elegant and effortless, but this is definatly a winner

Lisa H. on

I wore a top just like #9 in high school-the 70’s. I want to wear it again! Also wish #23 was a little less see through and in more colors. Such a cute dress to wear!

Terry P. on

EveryONE needs a white cover-up:)

Eve B on

Only 3?? That was not easy. Love #’s 5, 11, 18. Thanks for shopping for us!

Brenda on

Love love the rafia bag in any color. The colorful tote is a love as well Always enjoy maxi dresses in the spring and summer. The black one #2 is my favorite. Getting ready to head south via Savannah and then Tampa. Can’t wait for some warmer weather. Always enjoy reading.

Lisa on

Gorgeous selections! I especially love the sundresses and all your shoe selections- definitely my style.

Lisa M on

Love the white dress, so classic! As far as dream vacation: south of France , specifically a little town called Eze near Nice…..daydreaming!

Sandy W on

I love striped tee shirts and have many, but may need to add another. Also, love the raffia bag. Perfect for vacation. My next trip,will be Australia, hopefully next January.

Peggy Wilkins on

Summer is definitely almost here, everything you listed is so pretty and summery!

Lindy Mitchell on

My very favorite is the Lilly Pulitzer blue sundress. I also see the packing cubes as being very useful for travel. And I love the long white sundress with ruffles. My dream vacation would be to repeat our trip last year to Warsaw and Kraków, Poland. So much history and beautiful art and architecture, great food, great hotels.

VALERIE Arnett on

Fun choices. I love Nordstrom because I have two different sized feet and they split the shoes for me as a courtesy gratis. They do this fore folks like me. Consequently, I do lots of my shopping there.
My next vacation will be Italy next fall. Planning a trip with husband and friends with a short stop in Paris first. Bucket list item.

Paulette P. on

Tina, it is a difficult task to narrow it down to three choices, but here goes: Choice #4 the Bangie woven tote is at the top of my list with choice # 20 the Khillian woven wedge slide in black coming in next and choice 28 the raffia clutch rounding out my list. Almost anything from Nordstrom is a winner in my book. I am sure you will look oh so glamorous in all the items you select.

Lisa R Lewis on

Pull-on white pants every time! Heading to Hawaii next month, and can’t wait! Love the summer ideas.

Janet Masterson on

LOVE the mid length white dress….perfect for breezy nights at the beach….Any Beach!!

Mary Anne on

Love any kind of dress when I travel! Your choices are my favorites!!

Judy on

This post makes me anxious for warmth and sun!

Dotti on

This clutch purse just looks like summer at the beach (or PB!)! So it is my choice.

Anne Marie O'Connor on

Theses are my choices # 1, 2, 18. When packing for a trip, I always choose a comfortable pair of shoes, a little black dress for outings and evening fun and a purse that can be used for day and evenings. Remember, just like everything else, when traveling less is more. Lol.

Joan on

Loving the Ferragamo sandals and marigold linen top – that color looks good on everyone! And the Tory Burch espadrilles are the kind of shoe I would want in more than one color!
My dream vacation is coming up this year: after spending a long weekend at a friend’s home in the English countryside, we’re taking the train from London to Paris and then on to Switzerland this fall, stopping for a few days in each city along the way, then taking the train from Switzerland to Venice. Am looking forward to kicking back and seeing the countryside and having my husband all to myself!

Charlotte on

I love many items in this list but my favorite is the stripe tee. A cute tee and white jeans are my favorite outfit wear while seeing the sites! I’m looking forward to touring Ireland and Scotland this summer!

Kathryn on

Makes me want to take a vacation

Christine on

Sorry , Tina … it is nearly impossible to choose “only 3” …all are so stylish and beautiful items ! This has to be one of your best spring/summer fashion posts ever !

Susan Fulkerson on

Wow, so many wonderful items from Nordstroms. I just ordered the packing cubes and the earrings. I love the espadrilles and the striped top. My dream vacation would be to go to Switzerland and to hike in the mountains! We love Wengen, Murren, and Lauterbrunnen region.

Tim F. on

Like the Ferragamo shoes.

Bettina Woodring on

Would love try the Tori Birch espadrilles, the striped dress & striped shirt. Really liked several other pieces as well! The raffia clutch is adorable!

Claudia McCauley on

Love all the shoes…too cute!
Will also give the tanning and hair products a try…
Thanks for the recommendations.

Diane on

I actually have two of these. The Tory espadrille and the Oribe spray. Want to order the Bermuda shorts

Leslie Polatty on

Love the lavender jacket! Dream vacation is to Paris.

Donna Holbrook on

Numbers 15 and 25 are my fav. I would love to go to Italy!

Hurder Kathleen on

Love the earrings! They scream vacation! Would be in seventh heaven on the French Riviera!

Dana Munoz on

Love everything, especially the woven slide on sandals! The caftan cover-up too! Portugal & Spain!!!

Mary Pickett on

I love the raffia bag! It is so cute and perfect for the beach and you are so right Nordstroms has it all! I love that store! You don’t have to go anywhere else to shop.

Mary on

I love the Tory Burch dress, the marigolds linen drop and the Ferragamo shoes….oh heck, I really love everything. Looking forward to a beach getaway.

Vickie on

2, 3 and 10 were my votes..but, that wasn’t easy.
Our styles are very similar.
Living in hot coastal southern Florida your picks are my everyday go toos.
Next vacation for us with be our annual over across the state to with AMI or Captiva. Annual birthday family meetup tradition. Then off to our mountain ca in near Highlands when temps start to soar. Blessed.

Denise Howe on

Actually, my favourite is the yellow clutch purse. I think yellow goes with everything! If I win I will take it with me to Croatia.

Kathy Chandler on

My favorite item happens to be the gold raffia clutch! It is adorable and I would carry it all summer!

Pam W on

I love the sun dresses!

Deborah on

Love the raffia clutch!!!

Sara Walker on

You just saved me hours of online shopping time. It appears we have very similar taste in fashion in addition to our love of all things blue and white. Thank you!

carole nadon on

i need those Ferragamo shoes and those packing cubes look practical. Everything look fantastic.

Pam In KY on

So many great looks here! Really gets me in the mood for warm weather!

Jennifer on

I love the white pants! They scream “warm weather”!!! The packing cubes are so practical though….

Myrna on

Love the white coverup and the lovely white dangling earrings! Off to Amalfi!

Fernanda Clifford on

The Lily Pulitzer dress would be superb for Maui vacation!

Michelle WS on

I could have chosen so many more than three. Love the TB espadrilles and striped dress and would love to add them to my wardrobe this spring.
My husband and my dream vacation would be Vienna!

JenBC on

Love the picks! Classics that have you vacation ready and pulled together!

Cindy W on

I love your shoe choices, especially the Tory Burch espadrilles, Item 1. The halter dress (item 2) probably looks great on many people and sizes and is a good evening choice. Item 30, the espadrille slides are comfy for every day! I love the South if France and am anxious to get back there!

Suzanne G on

Love items 1, 5 and 26They would be perfect for a Charleston SC vacation

Jennifer Johnson on

I would love the straw hat and white dress, it would be the perfect pair for a dream vacation to Italy or Greece!!

judi on

I really need one of those lightweight jackets for a trip!! Thanks for finding it for me!

Donna Scully on

Lovely clothing

Janet on

Love your sundresses!!

Susan Kayden on

The Khillian cork wedgies – so cute! I dream of visiting the Amalfi Coast….

Tina Carpenter on

Gosh, Tina, you picked awesome stuff. # 2, 8, 15 are just so me! I would love to go to Maui, Hawaii.

Beverly Rowntree on

I love the Farragamo shoes and would love to wear them in Portugal with the eyelet top and ankle length pants. ?

Beverly on

I would love the Farragamo shoes and eyelet top to wear in Portugal.

Natalie H. on

Love this clutch, I would love to use on a beach vacation!

Fran W. on

My favorite items are the cute tassel earrings, the white ankle jeans and the raffia clutch. Looking forward to a beach vacation in Captiva Island, Florida, my happy place!

Jeanne E on

I love the raffia clutch, packing cubes, and black sundress. Paris or Ireland would be a dream vacation, but I’d like to go to Charleston, Prince Edward Island, and the Lilac Festival in Michigan too.

Anita on

I’d be off to Harbour Island with the Tory Burch espadrilles, the rain jacket, and fun earrings.

Alexandra T on

Love all of your picks, and checking out my favorites now! Also excited for the statuary orders to ship!! Big plans for my new planters!!

Amanda Groce on

#1. They look so comfy! #8 is a must as well! I’d love to go back to Paris or Tuscany one day!

Alyson on

What a fun read! 8 & 10 would be my favorite items to take. (Jacket and packing cubes). Dream destination would be Austria.

Ashley Harvey on

I loooooove the dress on #29! Already added it to my Nordstrom wishlist!

Lee Ann Etter on

❤️ can I go on vacation already … love the raffia bag, packing cubes & the cute cover up!

Lee Ann Etter on

I love the raffia bag, packing cubes and cover up… take me to Greece !

Susan Haidon on

OMG, what to choose????? Nordstrom’s is my favorite store! So many great items to choose from: I can pick at least 6 items; 1) TB Espadrilles; 5) adore those Gold bangles;23) love those cover-ups; would love a pair of those 27) Fergamo’s; along with the 29) The Perfect Dress. I’ve owned Fergamo’s before and love the shoe. So comfortable. My dream vacation is to Cruise to Paris France. I also would like to Cruise to Monte Carlo/Italy, so many wonderful places to see on the Cruise. The “Ritz Carlton Yacht Cruises offers and array of Journey’s. I’m getting Spring Fever to order some of these items. Thank you for sharing. Happy Friday Tina – Warm and Sunny in Jupiter, FL.

michelle l oleary on

My dream destination would be Switzerland and Austria. Love the rafia bag with leather handle. Big enough to insert a small clutch bag, water and maps.

Nancy G on

Any striped top is a go-t0 for me, especially over white pants in the summer. The raffia clutch is so cute, and the perfect accessory for a summer evening out. I’m dreaming of a trip to Italy where we’re traveling later this year, and plan to use the packing cubes given to me by my daughter.

Brenda M on

Love the Tory Burch dress, 21, quite practical and adorable

Carol on

Love this little shopping spree! It was difficult to narrow my favorites to three. Thanks for sharing!

dale s. on

I love sundresses and sandals

Catherine B. on

Such pretty things!! I really like the cute raffia clutches!! Would love to go to Costa Rica. Thank you for including such a cute pic of Teddy 🙂

Taelor on

Love that eyelet dress so much!!! on

So love your blog, highlight of my day.

Ingrid Johnson on

So many cute things!

Debbie B on

Love the pretty eyelet white top and the stunning blue print cove-up. We have a trip to France to celebrate our anniversary on April. These would be ideal to pack!

Eileen on

This post has put me in a summer state of mind, thank you! Sun dresses are my downfall, but since I already have quite a few, I am going to go with the white pull on jeans and a striped top (will also help convince me to lose the last 10 lbs I have been struggling with! ) . Dream vacation this year is Georgia to visit with my son and daughter-in-law and sweet baby granddaughter!

Julie W. on

Oooh Tina: My favorite item on this post is #30. That is a sweet pair of sandals I would wear with so many things. Took an amazing trip to Grenada two years ago and my next dream destination will be Mo’orea and Tahiti in the French Polynesian Islands.

DeAnn Martinez on

Extremely lovely for a summer night on the town.

Barbara on

Love the raffia purses. Would be a wonderful addition to my next trip to Sonoma.

Nancy Caswell on

Going on our 30th wedding anniversary trip to Lake Como in late May. Would love to carry this clutch with a new dress I have purchased for the trip!
Remember when you were there recently for a wedding and posted beautiful photos! ?

Barb on

Dream vacation would be Paris or Italy and I would love to take any of the shoes with me.

Cristi on

I love the self tanning lotion and the polka dot packing cubes! As for a dream vacation, I’d go to Bali!! ☀️❤️

Ann H on

I must try the anti frizz spray.
The humid weather turns my hair into a frizzy mess.
Thanks for introducing this product.
Can’t wait for warm weather ?

Ann H on

Love anywhere on the water for vacation. I cocktail by my side and I’m very happy ?
Thanks for recommending the anti frizz spray. This is always a problem I have in humid weather.

Elizabeth W on

the espadrilles for sure! dream vacation is asia!

Sheryl Souders on

What a great post Tina! I especially loved all the dresses and shoes. We are taking all of our kids and grandkids to Seaside, Florida later this year so gave me some great ideas. Thank You

Mary Ann Elgin on

Loved the post! Makes me get excited about summer.

Christine Berg on

I love the navy blue lace dress with the adorable neutral wedges and raffia bag! My next trip will be to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary May 2020 we are thinking the Monterey Coast and Carmel

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