Thursday, June 20, 2013

Vacation Essentials: Mae Badiyan

Hey girls! Mae Badiyan here, so happy to be taking over while my favorite Blonde is living it up on vacation! One of my most favorite trips was a couple years ago to the island of Capri for my cousin's wedding. Stunningly gorgeous doesn't even begin to describe this tiny little island. Although I had visited mainland Italy several times, nothing prepared me for the beauty in this enchanting place. It feels like a small village, where everyone knows your name, yet the charm of Europe is mixed with the chill vibe only a town by the water can have. It's amazing. Besides the usual beach and vacation items, I've rounded up a couple other essentials I think you'd need for your visit to Capri. 

One of the most important is flowy white linen pants. They are cool and comfortable, and transition well from daytime wear to a nice dinner on the town. White linen is crisp and classy. I also loved wearing mine as a swimsuit cover up, perfect for going straight off the yacht to walking around town. Of course you'll need your aviators and a big floppy hat because you are in Europe after all. I kept my beauty routine very simple. Even though I went for a wedding, I literally only wore liquid bronzer and mascara the whole time. It's amazing what you can get away with when you're tan. I love the bronze shimmer of Nars Body Glow (I use it everywhere, even on my cheeks) and my absolute favorite mascara is Loreal Voluminous. You can add a swipe of rose-colored gloss for evenings out. I think a summer scarf is essential because depending on time of year, there's a cool breeze coming off the water. Plus, it makes an adorable accessory in your hair or tied on your bag. As I mentioned, you'll be doing a lot of walking. I don't really remember seeing any taxis on the island and it's so small, it's easy to walk everywhere. Make sure you've got your fancy flip flops with ya! And what trip would be complete without an iPad?! Load up a couple of your favorite books, although I have a feeling you'll want to soak up all the beauty Capri has to offer, there'll be little time to just lay. Our hotel had a gorgeous pool, so I did spend a couple afternoons catching up on my reading. 

In general, I suggest keeping your wardrobe light and simple. I took cotton, strapless tops from H&M (so I wouldn't get tan lines walking around), maxi dresses and skirts, and my white linen pants. Everything was in neutral colors with a few stripes thrown in--that meant that everything was interchangeable and I could mix and match all the pieces to get way more outfits.

Have you been to Capri? What's your favorite island to visit?

Thanks so much for having me today, Rose! 
Hope y'all stop by and say hi!


  1. Thanks so much for having me Rose! Hope you're having a blast on your holiday! xoxox

  2. gorgeous! truly does look like a dream vacation! love the linen pants and floppy beach hat