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Since I’m in Marco Island for 23 days with not a lot of shopping nearby, I have become addicted to online shopping. I get this whole online shopping addiction thing now. It is a REAL PROBLEM. I have spent hours and hours browsing and my wish list has just gotten progressively longer. It also doesn’t help that I see people in their cute vacation clothes here (which you know they planned these outfits out for weeks) with the perfect accessories and hair and make-up, which makes me immediately wish I went shopping or packed better for these few weeks on the island.

A few of the below items have found their way into my shopping cart and will be waiting for me when I get back to Austin for my next tropical adventures (Cancun, Punta Cana, and Cabo twice in April!) The rest I will continue to dream about unless I find a fairy godmother who wants to buy all of these for me…


Wayf Blouson Midi Dress: A midi dress paired with heeled sandals is the perfect way to look elegant yet feel casual. I’m about to add this particular one to my shopping cart ASAP.

H&M Peplum Camisole Top: I’ve been having an obsession with peplum tops, and this one is inexpensive & simple.

Laurice Floral Lace Tunic Dress: This splurge item is the PERFECT vacation dress to me. I could see myself wearing it for years to come.

Mara Hoffman Ruffle Off Shoulder Top: I am in love with this top, especially considering my love for stripes and blues lately.

Two by Vince Camuto Skinny Jeans (Ultra White): Skinny white jeans are a vacation staple, and these ones are well-priced and well-made.

Alice & Olivia Cheri Off-The-Shoulder Crepe Maxi Dress: This beautiful red dress would look beautiful amongst the many colors you’re surrounded by in Mexico (aka most of my April travels). A little out of my price range, but a girl can dream.


Dry Bar “Blonde Ale” Brightening Shampoo: The purple will preserve the color and keep it shiny and healthy.

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Petal: This subtle pink color is ideal, goes on smooth, and lasts for hours.

Oribe Apres Beach Wave & Shine Hairspray: Get those beachy waves even if you hair never touches the salt water.

La Mer Creme de La Mer Moisturizing Cream: The cream of all creams… been thinking of taking the plunge and buying this because a good moisturizing cream is important when spending time in the sunshine.

Clarins Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint: I’m really trying to get better about staying out of the sun as much as possible, but still want a summer glow. This bronzer makes it look like you’ve been spending hours in the sun but without the negative skin effects!

Moroccanoil Treatment: This restorative argan oil is essential for treating sun-damaged hair.

Shoes & Bags

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Leo’ Envelope Clutch in Honey Dew: Add a pop of spring color with this honey dew bag.

Steve Madden ‘Carrson’ Sandal in Yellow Suede: Such a fun color and would look great paired with jeans and a white tee.

Style & Co. Beach Straw Tote: This beach bag just screams “beach” (literally).

Tory Burch ‘Miller’ Quilted Sandal in Cognac Cream: The essential beach shoe is now in this pretty color. Extra comfort with the quilted sole.

Chelsea28 Mini Straw Chain Clutch: A little straw touch adds a feel of tropical to any outfit.

Topshop ‘Genie’ Lace-Up Pump: Anything lace-up is in right now, and I love this shoe with a floral dress.


Phase 3 Open Weave Floppy Straw Hat: Because you can never have too many hats, and I love this ivory vanilla color.

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses: Been eyeing these babies for awhile, just need to pull the trigger and get ’em! They’re the essential classy sunglasses perfect for the beach or in the city.

Deux Lux Bon Voyage Passport Holder: A new passport holder for new adventures that are about to take place!

Carry-On Cocktail Kit – Old Fashioned: Now that I’ve tried the Moscow Mule kit, I’m itching to try the Old Fashioned kit.

Tory Burch Robinson Small Makeup Bag: This pale apricot color reminds me so much of spring and summer.

Mara Hoffman Terry Towel: A colorful towel is always a necessity!


Safe travels y’all!


Chelsea Rose Martin