Disclosure: Thank you to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post. All products were selected, worn, and loved by yours truly.
It’s still not fully hitting me that in a short week I will be living in Florida primarily for the winter months. While I do love the snow that is falling outside my window, there is nothing better than the ocean breeze and an all-natural dose of Vitamin D daily. We just visited the island a couple of weeks ago to check-in on the house and I thought I’d answer the questions of “what should I pack for Anna Maria Island” in one quick post.
When it comes to packing for my time on the island, there’s a few common themes: it’s pretty casual and it primarily comes from Nordstrom. As you know, Nordstrom is jam-packed with high-quality brands that all ship for free [and fast!] They have a BIG variety of vacation-ready finds and I love that I can also buy online and pick-up in store [which is perfect this time of year for holiday shopping!]
It’s true, these sneakers are as comfortable as everybody claims them to be. They are the perfect sidekick to any morning walk or bike ride while on vacation. Bonus: wear ’em to and from your travels through the airport [you never know when you may need to put their running capabilities to the test].
Afternoon Lunch + Shopping
Just give me something casual and comfy to bounce around to my favorite food stops for lunch [Poppo’s Taquerio, North Shore Cafe, The Porch, The Sandbar, Scott’s Deli, The Cheesecake Cutie to name a few] and I’m set. I love how relaxed the island is so you definitely don’t need anything fancy as you browse through shops and enjoy a bite or two to eat. These shorts and these basic tanks are always my go-to.
Exploring The Island
It’s suit time baby. Throw on a coverup [this one is an all-time fave] and head out in search for dolphins and manatees on the city pier and just take in the beautiful scenery.
Tory Burch Millers [size up .5]
It’s not a proper trip to Anna Maria without spending time at the beach. I just got my hands on this MiracleSuit and I can’t recommend it more. She’s chic, comfortable, and flattering.
And last but not least, to close out the day, a few dressier options to throw on to catch the sunset [there is nothing better than watching the sun set over the Gulf] and eat something delicious! Our favorite waterfront spots: The Sandbar, The Beach House, Waterfront, Shore and Mar Vista over at Longboay Key.
Here are a few more favorites to consider packing for your next warm weather vacation —
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.