Spring (Vacation) Cravings.

Spring vacation

I have a few exciting trips planned this Spring. In two weeks I’m going to Santa Theresa (Costa Rica) for a yoga retreat (and surf lessons!!!) with my favorite teacher and now friend Christopher. Also, in April I am going to Holbox with two of my girlfriends. Becca and I had both been following Punta Caliza on Instagram for a months and months and were excited to see that rooms were pretty reasonable. We booked a room, told our friend Kate, and she booked her room immediately on the spot. (She became my instant hero. Don’t even think about it!!!!) And I think I’m going to go back to Cuba. I just need to sort out the dates. My friend Emma and I are going to visit our good friends Joey and Lauren who just opened up their new concept store!

Of course, fun plans have me wanting to shop.

I should say that I have NO BUSINESS shopping for a yoga retreat. Most yoga retreats tend to be super casual. In Cuba we did get dressed every day as we had activities. But in Sweden we didn’t change out of our yoga clothes most days and in Sag Harbor we were in yoga clothes or swimsuits. This will probably be like that. Still, I did some damage. This roundup is a mix of things I’ve bought or have in my cart.

On the beauty front, I got new sunscreen from Beautycounter. I really like their sunscreens. They’re the best “clean” sunscreen I’ve found. The truly natural ones are all zinc and turn me white which can be a disaster – one brand in particular had me scrubbing my skin for days. I couldn’t get it off! I got the mist for body and the cream for face. I’ll get a spray tan before I go (Sweetheart Tan in Williamsburg is my favorite!) and just do minimal makeup while I’m there: a little mascara, lots of cream highlighter, my favorite blush, and lip balm. I can’t deal with my frizzy tropical hair. So I will probably stick to lots of low buns paired with fun earrings and/or headbands!

Outfit-wise, I am really into the idea of a fun one piece with a cute pareo. This green one is fab (and will look great over the new Marysia suit I just bought). I live in cutoffs (my favs are always Rag & Bone) and this Ganni top is a cute alternative to the ratty tees I usually like to wear. I’m really intrigued by this brand. I had never bought anything from them but I ordered two dresses (orange and blue). Honestly, I am excited to see how they work out. I love the smocking up top; dresses like that are usually very flattering on me.

Also, I bought this rainbow bikini (top + bottoms) because rainbows are obviously important. And my favorite Rhode Resort dress (I have it in pink and black and was excited to add a print!)

Spring Vacation Collage Details:

 Rhode Resort Ella Dress (yellow) // Ganni Blue Gingham Top // Oversized Button Down Coverup // Orange Dress // NARS Orgasm Blush (my favorite; there’s nothing better) // Espadrilles // Beautycounter Sunscreen (mist) // Floral Midi Dress // Blue Velvet Headband // Straw Tote (only $35!) // Blue Heart Earrings // Green Headband // RMS Highlighter (I like peach; the white one is too white on me!) // NARS Lip Balm // Pink Acrylic Hoop Earrings // Red Polka Dot Top // Beautycounter Face Suncreen // Rainbow Bikini (Top + Bottom) // Green Pareo // Black One Piece

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  1. I love the bright floral prints! Absolutely can’t wait for spring and the warmer weather. 🙂 Looks like you’ve got a lot planned, Grace. I’m jealous! I wish I had enough days off to go on a vacation as well!

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  2. Marta says 2.19.19

    Those are lovely pieces and they give me vacation cravings as well. Last year I was working all summer so I didn’t get to enjoy a vacation but I’m hoping this year will be different.

  3. Meredith says 2.19.19

    Hi Grace, do you have any other spray tan recommendations in Brooklyn/lower Manhattan? Sweetheart is all booked before my upcoming trip! (How long do their tans generally last?) Thanks!

    • grace at the stripe says 2.19.19

      Hi Meredith,
      I don’t!!! I’m sorry – I don’t get spray tans very often so that’s the only place I’ve gone (I like that it’s organic/natural, haven’t found anywhere like that)! Their tans last about a week.

  4. Shana says 2.20.19

    Love the rainbow suit and the Marysia suit – all the heart eyes!! Thank you for the inspiration and introducing me to more new to me brands. I’m always so overwhelmed by Shop Bop but I enjoy others selections and using those as a starting point. If that makes any sense 🙂