To my dearest:
Happy Thursday everyone! Wow! I have an exciting announcement to make! Today is the start of my newest edition *drum rolls* — my new travel series! YAY! #OpheliaWanderlust all day every day please! Just kidding! Every Thursday starting from now through the month of June, I’ll be featuring snippets of my latest travel to Miami Beach! Hooray! Isn’t it perfect for the summer months coming by?!
I’m flying out to Miami Beach June 4th with my bestie/assistant! So I really have to start packing! I actually had a hard time figuring out what I should pack, because I tend to always want to bring my whole life. I have this fear that resides in me, where I feel like I’m always forgetting something or need something and won’t have it. So, I figured I can share with you all my packing list, so that if you guys plan to visit, you can easily use mine! Thoughtful aren’t I! *wink wink*
Essentials to Pack
This is the one that you should definitely consider having when traveling to Miami Beach! It serves as a fashion statement and protects you from UV rays! Need I say more? (Mine is from Amazon.)
TWO. Swim suits
Oh yes please! You’ll be spending plenty of time lounging in the sun here, there, everywhere. So prepare one, two, no… three depending on how many days you’re staying in Miami!
THREE. Sandals & Flip Flops
You’re going to be needing these! Pick one to two pairs! They’re going to be your everything! I mean heels are nice, but they’re not a must have. These will be the shoes that you wear during the beach, sightseeing, or maybe even to dinner. (Mine are from Dolce Vita)
FOUR. Tunic/Cover Up
Oh boy. You’re going to need this. The weather in Miami is hot, but you never know where you’re going next and the last thing you want is to catch a cold. Remember. You think it’s crazy hot, but don’t forget there may be AC blasting somewhere or the temperature might drop during the evening.
FIVE. Stylish Sunglasses
Girl. You can not forget sunglasses and make them stylish! Miami Beach is the place to shine in sunglasses! Mine are from sunglasses.la because they’re so affordable — at about $10 each. When I travel, I’m afraid of bringing along my designer glasses because I’m afraid I might misplace them. That. And honestly, sunglasses.la have sooo many stylish styles! (Scroll to the bottom of the post for an exclusive 25% off!)
Even though you’re away from home, don’t forget your skin care routine. It’s important, especially after a day in the sun and with the sand blowing at your face the entire day. I usually use rose water spray and blended oils. But for the purpose of convenience, I am bringing my belief travel kit. Don’t forget ladies, there’s a 3.4 oz (100 mL) limit per item for domestic flights! I would hate for you to have your expensive skin care products confiscated!
Other things to consider for your packing list
- Beach Bag
- Charger for all electronics
- Umbrella (don’t forget to check weather forecast before you go!)
- High Heels
- Lip balm
- Make up/Makeup Remover
- Hair dryer
- Curling or Straightening Iron
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Contacts Solution
I originally put sunscreen as an essential, but considering the amount you should be applying daily, I think it’s best to buy it at a drug store when you get to Miami. And remember, don’t fret if you forgot something or don’t want to bring everything, because you can basically get everything at Miami! I’m actually planning on bringing one outfit less, so I have an excuse to go shopping at Miami! How does that sound to you?
Thanks for tuning in to my first travel post! Cheers to many more to come! To celebrate, I partnered with sunglass.la to bring you all 25% off their already affordable stylish sunglasses! What a steal! Use code “OPHELIA25” for an exclusive 25% off from June 1st to June 10th! Have fun shopping and stocking up for the summer! Also let me know what else you guys would be interested in learning about for Miami! Have a good weekend everyone!
For reference, I am 5 feet 2 inches. I typically wear XS/S or 0-4 for apparel and 6.5-7.5 for shoes.