Liv’s Packing Guide MEXICAN HOLIDAY


With the holidays upon us, we can’t wait to disconnect and head home to our loved ones. But before we can really relax, we have to pack first. This year’s destination: Mexico.

Coming from chilly NYC, switching gears and getting ready for bikini weather can be challenging, so I’ve rounded up a few key pieces to get you white-sand-and-sunny-sky ready. Those with cold-weather vacations can bookmark for their next beach getaway—and those ringing in 2016 a little closer to the equator, listen up. This is what I’m bringing with me south of the border:


Mar Y Sol Collins Tote
“I’ve always been a beach bag lady. I need something that can carry a good book, a bevy of beauty products, and everything in between.”
Xirena Printed Swim Set
“This lingerie set also acts as a swim suit—perfect for lounging around or tanning in the sand. I love these prints, too.”
Camilla Espania Coverup
“This cover up is so versatile. I can wear it as a skirt or a dress, to the beach or to dinner…four birds, one stone.”
Garrett Leight Milwood Shades
“I’ve never been too bold with my eyewear choices, so these Garrett Leight sunnies are a perfect stepping stone for me. Also, we at Friend of a Friend are obsessed with Garrett, so these are a natural pick.”
Unwash Bio Cleansing Conditioner
“I have extremely thin hair but have always had to wash it every day since it gets so oily—this is not ideal when you’re looking to preserve any hair texture you acquire at the beach. Unwash’s Bio Cleansing Conditioner keeps my hair in tact—not too oily, not too dry—so I can wash it every other day.”
Brother Vellies Zebra Congo Sandal
"Definitely not your typical sandal. I love the mix of textures and colors."
Supergoop SPF 30 Mist
“Because there’s nothing worse than a sunburn, and there’s nothing better than a mist.”
Ormedic Lip Complex
“My favorite chapstick for any kind of weather—it brings out my natural lip color.”
Alexis Bittar Molten Spike Earrings
“I’m always in simple, flow-y dresses on vacation, so I let my jewelry spice it up.”
Flagpole Swim Lynn One-Piece
“A classic fit (with a sexy twist) in a gorgeous color.”