On Holiday... MDW
On Holiday, MDW on Natalie Catalina
 

This Thursday I'm heading down to Florida. I'll be staying with my brother in the Winter Park area and spending some time downtown and at Harry Potter World! Having him work for Universal Studios does have its perks! Then I'll be spending the second half of the trip at our condo in Vero Beach. I'm so ready for sunshine, palm trees, and a dip in the ocean. I'm currently starting to pack my bags for the six days away and wanted to share my list of necessities for a MDW vacation.

I'm a big fan of easy, simple packing. With all the purging I've done this year, my closet has become very basic. Hardly any patterns, mostly solids, and lots of neutrals. Everything can go together and I love it. I've aimed to pack carry-ons on all my trips, and have gotten really good at not overpacking, but bringing only what I need and will actually wear.

My advice to you? Pack solid colors that go well together - my picks are whites, browns, blacks, and then add a little more color... like a yummy pink. Bring one to two easy dresses, one pair of shorts and one pair of pants or denim (they can be worn several times), a couple solid or graphic tees, then a top for dinner/night out. When it comes to shoes, pack one pair of flip flops that can get dirty, then a pair of flats or slides that will go with all outfits. Unless you have an event, forget the heels or wedges, give your feet a rest.

Bring a bag that goes with everything, a basket bag perhaps! Then pack an easy beach tote that can fold up in your suitcase. Beach trips for me are spent mainly in swimsuits and coverups, so I pack a few. Bring one pair of fun, statement earrings and a necklace, and don't forget the sunnies! Be sure to pack facial mist and lip balm and sunscreen...because the heat and sunshine do damage when you're at the beach. Leave the hair accessories and irons at home, the best hair repair is salt water and a natural dry/style after showering. Lastly, I always snag a sweatshirt and sweats for lounging in the evenings. How do you pack for beach vacations?

 

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1. Madewell Caren Slides   2. Holiday Magazine   3. Toit Volant Verona Dress   4. Leather Baggu   5. Karen Walker Sunglasses   6. Re/Done 1950s Boxy Tee   7. Basalt Exfoliating Lip Scrub   8. Herbivore Rose Facial Mist   9. Round Basket Bag   10. How to Ruin Everything: Essays   11. Mango Ruched Waist Trousers   12. Ephemera Blush Classic Bikini Top   13. Ephemera Blush Classic Bikini Pant   14. Gap Leather Flip Flops

 
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Friday.
Friday on Natalie Catalina
 

This says it all. Happy Friday! I'm ready for another relaxing weekend at home, plus next week I'm heading to our FL condo and also staying with my brother for a few days. In other news, I'm attempting to have a little more consistency with the blog... have you noticed how much I've been posting??? I can't believe it either, but it's good, and I love being able to share more content with you all. These little Friday sound offs are fun too. As usual, follow me along elsewhere. Until Monday!

 

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The Joshua Tree House
 

Serenity now. That's what I think to myself upon setting eyes inside this gorgeous Joshua Tree home. Described as a "place for dreamers to reset, reflect, and create," it's the perfect desert escape.

 
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
The Joshua Tree House on Natalie Catalina
 

Ok. Anyone else obsessed too? I can't get enough of the dessert vibes, simplicity, and those gorgeous views. I could definitely spend several nights here watching the stars, meditating, and totally unplugging. Not only can anyone stay here, they're on Airbnb, but the couple who owns it also has a website and a really cool blog. OH! And another home to rent called The Joshua Tree Casita. Swoon.

 

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West Elm Axel Leather Sofa

 

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What to Wear No.29
What to Wear No.29 on Natalie Catalina
 

Tuesdays are always made better with a good outfit. I'm loving these fringed pants!! Perfectly paired with one of my favorite Marais sandals and a yummy yellow top. The weather is finally warm and staying that way (knock on wood), and I'm eating up every second. I can break out the sandals and sleeveless tops with out a care! I'd love to wear something like this to dinner with friends over the weekend or for a little party. 

 

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1. Warby Parker Hudson Eyeglasses   2. Valentin Earrings   3. Kaarem Wind Chime Collar Top   4. Ann Mashburn Fringed Pant   5. Marais Jardin Heels   6. Otaat/Myers Ring Pouch

 
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