Hola and welcome back! Happy Memorial Day Weekend Eve! I hope you are enjoying yourself this fine day. I know I am because my Family and I received some amazing news. We will all be traveling outside the country for a much needed vacation. It’s a sand and Sol type of vacation so bring on the Summer vibes! And of course, you are coming with me.
Traveling requires a lot of planning and when you have a family of four, that’s enough planning to make you lose your mind. Simplicity is key here so I’m pumped to share how to pack less when it comes to your shoe game. When I say less, I’m talking three pairs. It all depends on where you go but if it’s a tropical destination, I’ve got you covered! I guarantee you have at least one of these destination approved shoes in your closet. Anyhow, you need more room in your bag for shopping at your final destination. Am I right?
Shoe #1: Your Beach Sandal
full coverage straps + ankle closure to prevent slipping
This little sandal seems like a no brainier but you would not believe me when I say I didn’t pack a sandal when I went to Costa Rica. Instead, I packed a flip flop. Picture a 6 months preggo woman climbing a steep hill… in flip flops… in the rain. Yeah. Major fail right there! What I should have grabbed was a sandal with a back buckle and full coverage keeping my wide foot secure just like these Target Mossimo ones. They come in several different colors and look really pretty too. Mine (as you can see) have yet to get those feet marks on them.
Shoe #2: Your “local Market” Sneaker
a good walking shoe + washable canvas
What I love about Traveling is seeing other cultures and the way other people live. We typically visit markets, hole in-the-wall restaurants and places that aren’t super tourist-y. This requires a lot of walking. And usually that means dirty streets and roads. Your feet will thank you for packing a sneaker that’s both comfortable and durable. For this reason, I have listed my converse sneakers because they are the number 1 shoe that looks good worn down! In fact, I hate new converse. They need to be dirty. The dirtier the better. I’ve also listed some cute print sneaks too! And, if your shoes get too dirty, throw them in the wash when you get home. That’s whats so great about a canvas shoe. They wash well. So make some memories with a pair of converse.
Shoe #3: Your Dressy Shoe
a low heel + ankle support
When the kids are being watched for the night and you want to go out, make sure to pack a neutral low heel. These forever 21 heels are light weight and actually comfortable! I’m not a big fan of buying shoes from Forever but these ones are an exception. I love the woven heel on them. It makes them the perfect vacation shoe and they pair with so much!
Thank You again for joining me and hearing the big news. Look for more travel inspo, tips and ideas from MJ&M coming up this next month. Let me know in the comments what you would like to see more of.