The official start of spring is less than a month away, which means we are giving you full permission to break out your spring decor! Swap those cozy textures and dark winter hues for bright, vibrant pieces that will make your space pop! You want the interior of your home to mimic the changing of the seasons outside…bring in light colors, breezy fabrics, and bold patterns. Target has everything you need to prep your home for spring at really affordable prices! See Target spring decor inspiration below.

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These earthy tones bring the outdoors inside. Muted green tones paired with bright whites and shining brass accents will give your space a “one with nature” vibe while still feeling quaint and coordinated.

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Nothing says “spring” quite like pale pink! This pretty shade, mixed with mauves and beiges, brings the bloom of a fresh spring flower to your interior. These soft hues feel feminine and delicate, yet also practical and versatile.

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Go for a bold look with blues and blacks sprinkled with a bit of gray and pops of pastel. This vibe is contemporary and cool, and will bring a bit of edge to any room!

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A weekend away, especially during the fall in the northeast, is a great opportunity to explore a new area, get in touch with nature, and enjoy quality time with friends and family! Krista had a family wedding to attend in St. Johnsbury, Vermont (which is on the northeastern side of the state about an hour and a half from Burlington Airport and about a 7ish hour drive from where she’s located in NJ) last weekend, and it just happened to also fall on the week of her 9th wedding anniversary, so she and her husband RSVP’d yes and made a nice little trip out of it! They left on Thursday and came back home Monday, so that gave them three solid days in VT. See her recap of the fun-filled weekend below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Since it was my husband’s cousin’s wedding, the whole family was also going (siblings, spouses, and in-laws), and we decided to get a house and stay together. We found the most perfect house in Lyndonville, VT, about a 15-minute drive from where the wedding was held, and honestly, I would recommend this house to anyone with a larger group. It comfortably held 8 adults and it was only a 5-minute ride to a gas station and grocery store…and it sat on 70 acres of beautiful Vermont land. This is the listing of the house we stayed in. The views were just breathtaking!  

As we all arrived on Thursday evening, we got settled in and went to sleep. We woke to a beautiful fall day on Friday morning, and we wanted to cross some Vermont bucket list items off our list since it was supposed to rain for the next two days. 

Our first stop was apple picking – we found this pick-your-own apple orchard on the way to our next planned spot and decided to try it out. On the way, we got to see some more amazing views…we even pulled over to snag some pics because we just couldn’t get over how pretty everything was! We also soon learned that a lot of roads are actually dirt roads and not paved – this helps cars get better traction when it snows. Needless to say, our car desperately needs a car wash!

After our quick photo session, we arrived at Burtt’s Apple Farm! It had rows and rows of apples and pumpkins to pick, plus a small farm stand to grab their fresh homemade apple cider donuts (one of the best I ever had!), and the absolute best fresh apple cider! They sold it as a slushie or warmed up! We got one of each and when I tell you I could drink it day, I really could! After our snacks, we got to picking out our apples. Between the 8 of us, we picked enough apples to serve a small army – but they had so many kinds and they all looked so good!

Next on our bucket list was the Alchemist Brewery in Stowe, Vermont! We drove through the town of Stowe and it was the cutest town! Between the cute shops and some more stunning views, I wish we had more time to explore the town. But we wanted to get in our planned places before the impending weather, so on to the brewery we went! My husband has been obsessed with this beer “Heady Topper” from this brewery and it’s really hard to get here in NJ – and if you do find it, it is so overpriced! Once we arrived, I saw the draw of the place! It had such a cool look, delicious beer, plus a great sandwich food truck right on their property! Between my husband, myself, and our family, we got to try a good amount and I see why he’s been talking about this place since we decided to go to Vermont! I really enjoyed the “Light Pilsner” and the “Sterk Wit” beers, and I very much enjoyed my brisket sandwich from their sandwich cart!

After my husband loaded up on his beer, we set off for our next stop – the Cabot Creamery store in Waterbury Center! It was a cheese lover’s dream! All the samples you want plus all the cheese and jams your heart wants to purchase!

After we filled up on all the samples and bought more cheese and jams than we could carry, we set out for our next adventure – the original Ben and Jerry’s factory and shop! I was so excited for this and apparently everyone else was too! Throughout the day, we couldn’t believe the lack of cars on the roads ’til we started our route to Ben and Jerry’s, because apparently everyone who was visiting VT was also visiting the factory this day – the traffic to just turn into the grounds was absurd! I even debated skipping it because of how impatient we were all getting, but decided the ice cream was worth it…that is until I saw the line! But we figured since we sat in the traffic and walked all the way from the farthest parking lot, we might as well wait out the line for our ice cream. They do offer a factory tour and we would have been interested in taking it if we had more time or were staying closer. After the long wait, we finally got our ice cream, and I’m not sure if it was the traffic, the long wait, or just the long day altogether, but I expected a little more out of our Ben and Jerry’s visit – and in the end it was just a lot for ice cream and a cool looking building. After this we had to head back to the house – since we were about an hour and a half away – and get ready for the meet and greet of the wedding!

Saturday morning rolled around, and the skies stayed overcast but clear of rain unlike we had originally thought, so we decided to hop in the car and take a drive to Dog Chapel, a place that was on my mother-in-law’s bucket list. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised! It was built in 2000 as a place for peace, love, and remembrance. It is filled to the ceiling with notes to and pictures of peoples’ beloved pets who have passed. It is now a living piece of art, ever-changing as more and more people pin their pets to these beautiful chapel walls. After parking and taking in the breathtaking views, you walk up the hill to the chapel and are immediately surrounded by happy pets and their owners running around soaking up the mountain air. Once you walk into this beautiful chapel, you are almost overwhelmed by the amount of notes and pictures of these passed-on furry family members. It actually brought tears to my eyes seeing all these beautiful animals and made me really miss mine! Once you’ve taken your walk around the chapel, you can start on the many trails that lead all around and are shared with all of just the happiest of dogs. Once we walked around and got in some of the trails, we had to sadly leave all the pups and head back to get ready for the wedding.

The wedding was at the Alerin Barn which was just beautiful! Once you parked, they had a tractor hayride bring you up the hill to the reception where my husband’s cousin and her fiancé exchanged their beautifully written vows, and the reception was to follow in a gorgeous barn! Unfortunately, the owner of the venue recently sold the property, so after this wedding it will be turned into a horse farm. But I am glad I got to see this place because it was by far one of the best wedding venues I’ve been to! I wore a magenta one-shoulder dress with western-style booties which were both perfect for the weather and the outdoorsy wedding.

Sunday morning, we awoke once again to cloudy weather, but the rain was not in sight, so we decided to venture out in the Vermont wilderness and explore the woods of Lyndonville! After our hike through the woods and collecting all the leaves, and even soaking our feet in a brook, we decided to go have the perfect indoor fall day. With all the apples we picked, we decided to try this recipe for apple pie.

While it was baking, we decided to play some family card games and then it was Sunday football time. We also found these soup seasoned packets when we were at Cabot and decided to make that for dinner – and wow was it good soup! We all cozied up by the fire and watched the games while we munched on our cheese from Cabot, drank our cider from Burtt’s, ate our soup, sipped our beer from the Alchemist, and enjoyed our pie! The best part was once it got dark out, the clouds had cleared and the stars were shining, and to our luck, we caught a meteor shower! I saw about 6 shooting stars – it was really the perfect ending to our trip! 

Some tips I would use on my next Vermont trip:

  • There is a lot of dirt and a lot of hills and rocks – don’t be me and choose cute shoes – wear the sneakers.
  • There are also a lot of dirt roads, with no lights, so drive carefully and be prepared – your car will end up getting dirty.
  • The fall foliage is beautiful, but don’t expect to see all those bright colors on Instagram – they are filtered, but it’s still totally worth the drive to see in reality!
  • Visit Stowe if you’re in Vermont. I wish we had more time there.
  • It’s very country, so pay attention to your gas because they aren’t gas stations everywhere!
  • GO, go to Vermont! It’s one of the most beautiful states, the people were all so nice, and it’s just so chill!

A weekend away, especially during the fall in the northeast, is a great opportunity to explore a new area, get in touch with nature, and enjoy quality time with friends and family! Krista had a family wedding to attend in St. Johnsbury, Vermont (which is on the northeastern side of the state about an hour and a half from Burlington Airport and about a 7ish hour drive from where she’s located in NJ) last weekend, and it just happened to also fall on the week of her 9th wedding anniversary, so she and her husband RSVP’d yes and made a nice little trip out of it! They left on Thursday and came back home Monday, so that gave them three solid days in VT. See her recap of the fun-filled weekend below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Since it was my husband’s cousin’s wedding, the whole family was also going (siblings, spouses, and in-laws), and we decided to get a house and stay together. We found the most perfect house in Lyndonville, VT, about a 15-minute drive from where the wedding was held, and honestly, I would recommend this house to anyone with a larger group. It comfortably held 8 adults and it was only a 5-minute ride to a gas station and grocery store…and it sat on 70 acres of beautiful Vermont land. This is the listing of the house we stayed in. The views were just breathtaking!  

As we all arrived on Thursday evening, we got settled in and went to sleep. We woke to a beautiful fall day on Friday morning, and we wanted to cross some Vermont bucket list items off our list since it was supposed to rain for the next two days. 

Our first stop was apple picking – we found this pick-your-own apple orchard on the way to our next planned spot and decided to try it out. On the way, we got to see some more amazing views…we even pulled over to snag some pics because we just couldn’t get over how pretty everything was! We also soon learned that a lot of roads are actually dirt roads and not paved – this helps cars get better traction when it snows. Needless to say, our car desperately needs a car wash!

After our quick photo session, we arrived at Burtt’s Apple Farm! It had rows and rows of apples and pumpkins to pick, plus a small farm stand to grab their fresh homemade apple cider donuts (one of the best I ever had!), and the absolute best fresh apple cider! They sold it as a slushie or warmed up! We got one of each and when I tell you I could drink it day, I really could! After our snacks, we got to picking out our apples. Between the 8 of us, we picked enough apples to serve a small army – but they had so many kinds and they all looked so good!

Next on our bucket list was the Alchemist Brewery in Stowe, Vermont! We drove through the town of Stowe and it was the cutest town! Between the cute shops and some more stunning views, I wish we had more time to explore the town. But we wanted to get in our planned places before the impending weather, so on to the brewery we went! My husband has been obsessed with this beer “Heady Topper” from this brewery and it’s really hard to get here in NJ – and if you do find it, it is so overpriced! Once we arrived, I saw the draw of the place! It had such a cool look, delicious beer, plus a great sandwich food truck right on their property! Between my husband, myself, and our family, we got to try a good amount and I see why he’s been talking about this place since we decided to go to Vermont! I really enjoyed the “Light Pilsner” and the “Sterk Wit” beers, and I very much enjoyed my brisket sandwich from their sandwich cart!

After my husband loaded up on his beer, we set off for our next stop – the Cabot Creamery store in Waterbury Center! It was a cheese lover’s dream! All the samples you want plus all the cheese and jams your heart wants to purchase!

After we filled up on all the samples and bought more cheese and jams than we could carry, we set out for our next adventure – the original Ben and Jerry’s factory and shop! I was so excited for this and apparently everyone else was too! Throughout the day, we couldn’t believe the lack of cars on the roads ’til we started our route to Ben and Jerry’s, because apparently everyone who was visiting VT was also visiting the factory this day – the traffic to just turn into the grounds was absurd! I even debated skipping it because of how impatient we were all getting, but decided the ice cream was worth it…that is until I saw the line! But we figured since we sat in the traffic and walked all the way from the farthest parking lot, we might as well wait out the line for our ice cream. They do offer a factory tour and we would have been interested in taking it if we had more time or were staying closer. After the long wait, we finally got our ice cream, and I’m not sure if it was the traffic, the long wait, or just the long day altogether, but I expected a little more out of our Ben and Jerry’s visit – and in the end it was just a lot for ice cream and a cool looking building. After this we had to head back to the house – since we were about an hour and a half away – and get ready for the meet and greet of the wedding!

Saturday morning rolled around, and the skies stayed overcast but clear of rain unlike we had originally thought, so we decided to hop in the car and take a drive to Dog Chapel, a place that was on my mother-in-law’s bucket list. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised! It was built in 2000 as a place for peace, love, and remembrance. It is filled to the ceiling with notes to and pictures of peoples’ beloved pets who have passed. It is now a living piece of art, ever-changing as more and more people pin their pets to these beautiful chapel walls. After parking and taking in the breathtaking views, you walk up the hill to the chapel and are immediately surrounded by happy pets and their owners running around soaking up the mountain air. Once you walk into this beautiful chapel, you are almost overwhelmed by the amount of notes and pictures of these passed-on furry family members. It actually brought tears to my eyes seeing all these beautiful animals and made me really miss mine! Once you’ve taken your walk around the chapel, you can start on the many trails that lead all around and are shared with all of just the happiest of dogs. Once we walked around and got in some of the trails, we had to sadly leave all the pups and head back to get ready for the wedding.

The wedding was at the Alerin Barn which was just beautiful! Once you parked, they had a tractor hayride bring you up the hill to the reception where my husband’s cousin and her fiancé exchanged their beautifully written vows, and the reception was to follow in a gorgeous barn! Unfortunately, the owner of the venue recently sold the property, so after this wedding it will be turned into a horse farm. But I am glad I got to see this place because it was by far one of the best wedding venues I’ve been to! I wore a magenta one-shoulder dress with western-style booties which were both perfect for the weather and the outdoorsy wedding.

Sunday morning, we awoke once again to cloudy weather, but the rain was not in sight, so we decided to venture out in the Vermont wilderness and explore the woods of Lyndonville! After our hike through the woods and collecting all the leaves, and even soaking our feet in a brook, we decided to go have the perfect indoor fall day. With all the apples we picked, we decided to try this recipe for apple pie.

While it was baking, we decided to play some family card games and then it was Sunday football time. We also found these soup seasoned packets when we were at Cabot and decided to make that for dinner – and wow was it good soup! We all cozied up by the fire and watched the games while we munched on our cheese from Cabot, drank our cider from Burtt’s, ate our soup, sipped our beer from the Alchemist, and enjoyed our pie! The best part was once it got dark out, the clouds had cleared and the stars were shining, and to our luck, we caught a meteor shower! I saw about 6 shooting stars – it was really the perfect ending to our trip! 

Some tips I would use on my next Vermont trip:

  • There is a lot of dirt and a lot of hills and rocks – don’t be me and choose cute shoes – wear the sneakers.
  • There are also a lot of dirt roads, with no lights, so drive carefully and be prepared – your car will end up getting dirty.
  • The fall foliage is beautiful, but don’t expect to see all those bright colors on Instagram – they are filtered, but it’s still totally worth the drive to see in reality!
  • Visit Stowe if you’re in Vermont. I wish we had more time there.
  • It’s very country, so pay attention to your gas because they aren’t gas stations everywhere!
  • GO, go to Vermont! It’s one of the most beautiful states, the people were all so nice, and it’s just so chill!

A weekend away, especially during the fall in the northeast, is a great opportunity to explore a new area, get in touch with nature, and enjoy quality time with friends and family! Krista had a family wedding to attend in St. Johnsbury, Vermont (which is on the northeastern side of the state about an hour and a half from Burlington Airport and about a 7ish hour drive from where she’s located in NJ) last weekend, and it just happened to also fall on the week of her 9th wedding anniversary, so she and her husband RSVP’d yes and made a nice little trip out of it! They left on Thursday and came back home Monday, so that gave them three solid days in VT. See her recap of the fun-filled weekend below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Since it was my husband’s cousin’s wedding, the whole family was also going (siblings, spouses, and in-laws), and we decided to get a house and stay together. We found the most perfect house in Lyndonville, VT, about a 15-minute drive from where the wedding was held, and honestly, I would recommend this house to anyone with a larger group. It comfortably held 8 adults and it was only a 5-minute ride to a gas station and grocery store…and it sat on 70 acres of beautiful Vermont land. This is the listing of the house we stayed in. The views were just breathtaking!  

As we all arrived on Thursday evening, we got settled in and went to sleep. We woke to a beautiful fall day on Friday morning, and we wanted to cross some Vermont bucket list items off our list since it was supposed to rain for the next two days. 

Our first stop was apple picking – we found this pick-your-own apple orchard on the way to our next planned spot and decided to try it out. On the way, we got to see some more amazing views…we even pulled over to snag some pics because we just couldn’t get over how pretty everything was! We also soon learned that a lot of roads are actually dirt roads and not paved – this helps cars get better traction when it snows. Needless to say, our car desperately needs a car wash!

After our quick photo session, we arrived at Burtt’s Apple Farm! It had rows and rows of apples and pumpkins to pick, plus a small farm stand to grab their fresh homemade apple cider donuts (one of the best I ever had!), and the absolute best fresh apple cider! They sold it as a slushie or warmed up! We got one of each and when I tell you I could drink it day, I really could! After our snacks, we got to picking out our apples. Between the 8 of us, we picked enough apples to serve a small army – but they had so many kinds and they all looked so good!

Next on our bucket list was the Alchemist Brewery in Stowe, Vermont! We drove through the town of Stowe and it was the cutest town! Between the cute shops and some more stunning views, I wish we had more time to explore the town. But we wanted to get in our planned places before the impending weather, so on to the brewery we went! My husband has been obsessed with this beer “Heady Topper” from this brewery and it’s really hard to get here in NJ – and if you do find it, it is so overpriced! Once we arrived, I saw the draw of the place! It had such a cool look, delicious beer, plus a great sandwich food truck right on their property! Between my husband, myself, and our family, we got to try a good amount and I see why he’s been talking about this place since we decided to go to Vermont! I really enjoyed the “Light Pilsner” and the “Sterk Wit” beers, and I very much enjoyed my brisket sandwich from their sandwich cart!

After my husband loaded up on his beer, we set off for our next stop – the Cabot Creamery store in Waterbury Center! It was a cheese lover’s dream! All the samples you want plus all the cheese and jams your heart wants to purchase!

After we filled up on all the samples and bought more cheese and jams than we could carry, we set out for our next adventure – the original Ben and Jerry’s factory and shop! I was so excited for this and apparently everyone else was too! Throughout the day, we couldn’t believe the lack of cars on the roads ’til we started our route to Ben and Jerry’s, because apparently everyone who was visiting VT was also visiting the factory this day – the traffic to just turn into the grounds was absurd! I even debated skipping it because of how impatient we were all getting, but decided the ice cream was worth it…that is until I saw the line! But we figured since we sat in the traffic and walked all the way from the farthest parking lot, we might as well wait out the line for our ice cream. They do offer a factory tour and we would have been interested in taking it if we had more time or were staying closer. After the long wait, we finally got our ice cream, and I’m not sure if it was the traffic, the long wait, or just the long day altogether, but I expected a little more out of our Ben and Jerry’s visit – and in the end it was just a lot for ice cream and a cool looking building. After this we had to head back to the house – since we were about an hour and a half away – and get ready for the meet and greet of the wedding!

Saturday morning rolled around, and the skies stayed overcast but clear of rain unlike we had originally thought, so we decided to hop in the car and take a drive to Dog Chapel, a place that was on my mother-in-law’s bucket list. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised! It was built in 2000 as a place for peace, love, and remembrance. It is filled to the ceiling with notes to and pictures of peoples’ beloved pets who have passed. It is now a living piece of art, ever-changing as more and more people pin their pets to these beautiful chapel walls. After parking and taking in the breathtaking views, you walk up the hill to the chapel and are immediately surrounded by happy pets and their owners running around soaking up the mountain air. Once you walk into this beautiful chapel, you are almost overwhelmed by the amount of notes and pictures of these passed-on furry family members. It actually brought tears to my eyes seeing all these beautiful animals and made me really miss mine! Once you’ve taken your walk around the chapel, you can start on the many trails that lead all around and are shared with all of just the happiest of dogs. Once we walked around and got in some of the trails, we had to sadly leave all the pups and head back to get ready for the wedding.

The wedding was at the Alerin Barn which was just beautiful! Once you parked, they had a tractor hayride bring you up the hill to the reception where my husband’s cousin and her fiancé exchanged their beautifully written vows, and the reception was to follow in a gorgeous barn! Unfortunately, the owner of the venue recently sold the property, so after this wedding it will be turned into a horse farm. But I am glad I got to see this place because it was by far one of the best wedding venues I’ve been to! I wore a magenta one-shoulder dress with western-style booties which were both perfect for the weather and the outdoorsy wedding.

Sunday morning, we awoke once again to cloudy weather, but the rain was not in sight, so we decided to venture out in the Vermont wilderness and explore the woods of Lyndonville! After our hike through the woods and collecting all the leaves, and even soaking our feet in a brook, we decided to go have the perfect indoor fall day. With all the apples we picked, we decided to try this recipe for apple pie.

While it was baking, we decided to play some family card games and then it was Sunday football time. We also found these soup seasoned packets when we were at Cabot and decided to make that for dinner – and wow was it good soup! We all cozied up by the fire and watched the games while we munched on our cheese from Cabot, drank our cider from Burtt’s, ate our soup, sipped our beer from the Alchemist, and enjoyed our pie! The best part was once it got dark out, the clouds had cleared and the stars were shining, and to our luck, we caught a meteor shower! I saw about 6 shooting stars – it was really the perfect ending to our trip! 

Some tips I would use on my next Vermont trip:

  • There is a lot of dirt and a lot of hills and rocks – don’t be me and choose cute shoes – wear the sneakers.
  • There are also a lot of dirt roads, with no lights, so drive carefully and be prepared – your car will end up getting dirty.
  • The fall foliage is beautiful, but don’t expect to see all those bright colors on Instagram – they are filtered, but it’s still totally worth the drive to see in reality!
  • Visit Stowe if you’re in Vermont. I wish we had more time there.
  • It’s very country, so pay attention to your gas because they aren’t gas stations everywhere!
  • GO, go to Vermont! It’s one of the most beautiful states, the people were all so nice, and it’s just so chill!

If you’ve had enough of the cold weather and the shorter days of sunlight, a tropical beach vacation may be just what you need. If your trip to paradise is already planned, it’s time to start figuring out what you’re going to wear! And if you’re still only dreaming of warmer weather, maybe these dreamy beach looks will be the inspiration you need to get that vacation booked! See these bright, beautiful bathing suit looks from Walmart below.

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A fashion-forward bathing suit, a cute coverup, a beachy tote bag, a stylish pair of sandals, and a floppy sun hat or sleek watch will have you ready to lay back in your lounge chair beside the waves and soak up the sun (or nap in the shade, if that’s more your thing). Just add a piña colada and you are set for the ultimate day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Play some beach games, take a dip in the water, or have a sandy photoshoot…whatever vacation activity you choose, you’ll look good doing it.

Shop the Vacation Looks

Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator Sandals
Chevron Tote Bag
Chevron Tote Bag
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Black Dot Coverup
Black Dot Coverup
Straw Sunhat
Straw Sunhat
Strappy Sandals
Strappy Sandals
Striped Straw Bag
Striped Straw Bag
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Floral Kimono
Floral Kimono
Slide Sandals
Slide Sandals
Watch
Watch
Snakeskin One Piece
Snakeskin One Piece
Pull-On Shorts
Pull-On Shorts
Knit Tunic
Knit Tunic
an island with cottages and beach chairs

If you’ve had enough of the cold weather and the shorter days of sunlight, a tropical beach vacation may be just what you need. If your trip to paradise is already planned, it’s time to start figuring out what you’re going to wear! And if you’re still only dreaming of warmer weather, maybe these dreamy beach looks will be the inspiration you need to get that vacation booked! See these bright, beautiful bathing suit looks from Walmart below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

A fashion-forward bathing suit, a cute coverup, a beachy tote bag, a stylish pair of sandals, and a floppy sun hat or sleek watch will have you ready to lay back in your lounge chair beside the waves and soak up the sun (or nap in the shade, if that’s more your thing). Just add a piña colada and you are set for the ultimate day of relaxation and rejuvenation. Play some beach games, take a dip in the water, or have a sandy photoshoot…whatever vacation activity you choose, you’ll look good doing it.

Shop the Vacation Looks

Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator Sandals
Chevron Tote Bag
Chevron Tote Bag
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Ribbed V Bikini Bottom
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Rust Deep V Bikini Top
Black Dot Coverup
Black Dot Coverup
Straw Sunhat
Straw Sunhat
Strappy Sandals
Strappy Sandals
Striped Straw Bag
Striped Straw Bag
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Bottom
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Black Ruffle Bikini Top
Floral Kimono
Floral Kimono
Slide Sandals
Slide Sandals
Watch
Watch
Snakeskin One Piece
Snakeskin One Piece
Pull-On Shorts
Pull-On Shorts
Knit Tunic
Knit Tunic

The past year has certainly been lacking in trips and family vacations for most of us. As we begin to return to some semblance of normalcy, we at Frugal and Thriving are certainly looking forward to booking that first weekend (or week) away! While some of us may still be in the “dreaming of paradise” stage, we want to make sure you’re prepared with all the travel essentials when you finally do reach the planning phase. So if you’re traveling solo, with the family, or for work, we’ve put together a list of items that will make your trip enjoyable from beginning to end.

Traveling Essentials
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This hardside, lightweight suitcase from Kenneth Cole is stylish and dependable with tons of functional features that will allow you to travel with ease.

These durable luggage cubes are great for keeping all of your clothes and shoes separated and organized.

This toiletry bag lets your sort all of your cosmetics and toiletries into different pouches, and comes with a built-in hook so you can hang your bag with convenience, saving space.

These perfume atomizers let you take your favorite fragrances on the go. The high quality aluminum shell is resistant to damage and the sleek look is ideal for keeping in your handbag.

This handheld portable steamer will help your clothes stay fresh and keep you looking sharp by removing wrinkles from any type of fabric quickly and delicately.

These foldable hangers are versatile and slip-proof, allowing you to hang your clothes wherever you go.

This waterproof and shockproof laptop carrier is light and easy to carry. The high quality canvas comes in unique, fashionable patterns so you can match your bag to your personal style.

This portable charger is compatible with multiple devices and delivers a powerful charge with a compact design.

This bi-fold travel wallet is RFID blocking and has plenty of slots to hold all of your different cards. Made from genuine leather with a buckle snap, this wallet is perfect for travel and for everyday use.

This silk sleep mask is made of hypoallergenic and breathable material that is great for sensitive skin, and you can rest assured that this mask will completely block bright light, helping you catch some zzz’s wherever you may be.

Traveling with Kids

These cute kids luggage pieces will have your young traveler ready to pack and hit the road! These are water-resistant, durable, sturdy and long-lasting, so you don’t have to worry about wear and tear.

Function meets fashion with this multipurpose diaper bag. The large capacity backpack comes equipped with a portable changing pad, stroller straps, a pacifier case, a zipper wipe pocket, a key loop, and 5 insulated pockets, making it easy to quickly grab what you need when you’re on the go!

This Mickey Mouse diaper bag hook is just darling for a family Disney trip! Hook it on your stroller and easily hang all of your bags in one place.

These reusable snack bags help to reduce waste by eliminating the use of single-use plastic bags. Pack all your snacks for your kiddos (and you!) in these adorable washable zipper bags and never worry about running out of plastic bags again.

These triple insulated stainless steel water bottles will retain the temperature of your beverage so your cold drinks stay cold and your hot drinks stay hot. They are lightweight and shatterproof, making them great to bring along on any kind of trip.

These Sippin’ Spouts allow you to turn any bottle into a sipper for your little one. The small size make these convenient to carry in your bag at all times.

This diaper bag dispenser can be hooked onto a purse handle, backpack strap, or belt loop for quick access to diaper disposal bags. Use them for dirty diapers, doggy doodoo, or even trash.

This baby wipe dispenser is refillable and the zip-locking pouch keeps wipes from drying out.

This travel first aid kit is great to have handy because as we all know, accidents happen! Be prepared for any bumps and bruises with this compact kit that can fit in your purse or diaper bag.

This neck pillow is cute and comfortable for kids. The ergonomically designed pillow offers neck and head support for those long plane or car rides…and doubles as a toy!

These kids headphones are compatible with almost all electronics and come in a variety of colors. The soft padded cushions and adjustable head strap make these super comfortable and they fold up for compact storage. A group favorite!!

Vintage Suitcases

The past year has certainly been lacking in trips and family vacations for most of us. As we begin to return to some semblance of normalcy, we at Frugal and Thriving are certainly looking forward to booking that first weekend (or week) away! While some of us may still be in the “dreaming of paradise” stage, we want to make sure you’re prepared with all the travel essentials when you finally do reach the planning phase. So if you’re traveling solo, with the family, or for work, we’ve put together a list of items that will make your trip enjoyable from beginning to end.

Traveling Essentials
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This hardside, lightweight suitcase from Kenneth Cole is stylish and dependable with tons of functional features that will allow you to travel with ease.

These durable luggage cubes are great for keeping all of your clothes and shoes separated and organized.

This toiletry bag lets your sort all of your cosmetics and toiletries into different pouches, and comes with a built-in hook so you can hang your bag with convenience, saving space.

These perfume atomizers let you take your favorite fragrances on the go. The high quality aluminum shell is resistant to damage and the sleek look is ideal for keeping in your handbag.

This handheld portable steamer will help your clothes stay fresh and keep you looking sharp by removing wrinkles from any type of fabric quickly and delicately.

These foldable hangers are versatile and slip-proof, allowing you to hang your clothes wherever you go.

This waterproof and shockproof laptop carrier is light and easy to carry. The high quality canvas comes in unique, fashionable patterns so you can match your bag to your personal style.

This portable charger is compatible with multiple devices and delivers a powerful charge with a compact design.

This bi-fold travel wallet is RFID blocking and has plenty of slots to hold all of your different cards. Made from genuine leather with a buckle snap, this wallet is perfect for travel and for everyday use.

This silk sleep mask is made of hypoallergenic and breathable material that is great for sensitive skin, and you can rest assured that this mask will completely block bright light, helping you catch some zzz’s wherever you may be.

Traveling with Kids

These cute kids luggage pieces will have your young traveler ready to pack and hit the road! These are water-resistant, durable, sturdy and long-lasting, so you don’t have to worry about wear and tear.

Function meets fashion with this multipurpose diaper bag. The large capacity backpack comes equipped with a portable changing pad, stroller straps, a pacifier case, a zipper wipe pocket, a key loop, and 5 insulated pockets, making it easy to quickly grab what you need when you’re on the go!

This Mickey Mouse diaper bag hook is just darling for a family Disney trip! Hook it on your stroller and easily hang all of your bags in one place.

These reusable snack bags help to reduce waste by eliminating the use of single-use plastic bags. Pack all your snacks for your kiddos (and you!) in these adorable washable zipper bags and never worry about running out of plastic bags again.

These triple insulated stainless steel water bottles will retain the temperature of your beverage so your cold drinks stay cold and your hot drinks stay hot. They are lightweight and shatterproof, making them great to bring along on any kind of trip.

These Sippin’ Spouts allow you to turn any bottle into a sipper for your little one. The small size make these convenient to carry in your bag at all times.

This diaper bag dispenser can be hooked onto a purse handle, backpack strap, or belt loop for quick access to diaper disposal bags. Use them for dirty diapers, doggy doodoo, or even trash.

This baby wipe dispenser is refillable and the zip-locking pouch keeps wipes from drying out.

This travel first aid kit is great to have handy because as we all know, accidents happen! Be prepared for any bumps and bruises with this compact kit that can fit in your purse or diaper bag.

This neck pillow is cute and comfortable for kids. The ergonomically designed pillow offers neck and head support for those long plane or car rides…and doubles as a toy!

These kids headphones are compatible with almost all electronics and come in a variety of colors. The soft padded cushions and adjustable head strap make these super comfortable and they fold up for compact storage. A group favorite!!