What I Packed + Wore in French Polynesia

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend!! Between my sister’s wedding in Montana, our anniversary trip to French Polynesia, and the long holiday weekend celebrating our son’s (and America’s!) birthday, my inbox and To-Do List are overflowing! My only plans are to catch up on life!

Oh yeah, and I’ll be busy prepping for next week’s exciting sales… the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and Amazon’s Prime Day!!! Having the year’s biggest sales from our two favorite retailers overlap isn’t ideal, but you know I’ll round up the best of the best to make for easy shopping, so make plans to check in every day next week. If you aren’t a subscriber, now is a good time since the best deals always sell out fast, so make sure you’re signed up HERE.

I know y’all have lots of questions about our trip to Taha’a and Bora Bora, and I promise I’ll detail the trip, our hotels, the travel…everything! But I know many of you have summer trips sooner than later, so today I’m sharing the vacation styles I packed and wore! Spoiler alert: I lived in swimsuits!

Bikini Top & Bottoms | Sarong | Flip Flops | SunglassesStraw Tote Bag | Removable Tassel | Pavé Heart Necklace | All-Weather Bangles

Ribbed One Piece Swimsuit (Cyan, Medium) | Sunglasses | All-Weather Bangles

Cut-Out Slit Dress (Black, Small) | Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Woven Clutch (Nat1) | Stretch Bracelets

Ribbed Romper | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | Sunglasses

Tiered Maxi Dress (White, Small) | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | Sunglasses | All-Weather Bangles

Bikini Top | Hipster Bottoms | Racerback Tank Dress (Small) | Flip FlopsStraw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | SunglassesStraw Tote Bag | Removable Tassel

Mudra Plyo Tank (White Heather, Small)  | Tennis Skirt | ON Cloud Sneakers (TTS) | Sunglasses

White Swimsuit (XS) | Sarong | Flip Flops | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | Sunglasses | All-Weather Bangles

Halter Maxi Dress (Teal, Small) | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | All-Weather Bangles

Mudra Plyo Tank (White Heather, Small)  | Cardiff Shorts (Marsala, Small) | ON Cloud Sneakers (TTS) | Sunglasses

Jersey Muscle Tank (code SUGARPLUM10) | Crop Flare Pants (code SUGARPLUM10) | Jean Jacket (Small) (code CASSIE15) | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | Sunglasses | Rattan Circle Bag | Carry-On Duffle Bag | Stanley 30-ounce Water Bottle

Palm Print Bikini Top (size 6) | Matching Bottoms (size 6) | Sunglasses | Straw Hat

Carmen Maxi Dress (code SUGARPLUM10) | Sunglasses | All-Weather Bangles

Bikini Top | Hipster Bottoms | Racerback Tank Dress (Small) | Flip FlopsStraw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | SunglassesStraw Tote Bag | Removable Tassel

One Shoulder Dress (White, Small) | Leather Slide Sandals | Woven Clutch (Nat1) | Woven Headband | All-Weather Bangles | Gold Hoop Earrings

Cut-Out Swimsuit (15 Black, Small) | Maxi SkirtFlip FlopsStraw Tote Bag | Removable Tassel

White Swimsuit (XS) | Crochet Cover-Up (02_Rose Red, Small) | Flip FlopsStraw Tote Bag | Removable Tassel | Sunglasses | All-Weather Bangles

Hooded Cover-Up | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | Straw Tote Bag | Removable Tassel | Sunglasses

Halter Dress (Blue/White, Small) | Flip FlopsStraw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | All-Weather Bangles | Gold Hoop Earrings

Square Neck Linen Set (Hotpink, Small) | Clear Strappy Sandals (Size up half) | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10) | All-Weather Bangles | Gold Hoop Earrings | SunglassesStraw Tote Bag | Removable Tassel

Ruffled Top (code SUGARPLUM10) | Maxi Skirt | Flip Flops | Pavé Heart Necklace | All-Weather Bangles | Gold Hoop Earrings | Sunglasses | Carry-On Duffle Bag | Stanley 30-ounce Water Bottle

Plunge Swimsuit | Gauzy Pants | Flip Flops | Straw Hat | Pavé Heart Necklace | All-Weather Bangles | Gold Hoop Earrings | Sunglasses | Straw Tote Bag | Removable Tassel

Ribbed One Piece Swimsuit (Cyan, Medium) | Sarong | Flip Flops | Straw Hat | All-Weather Bangles | Gold Hoop Earrings | Straw Tote Bag | Removable Tassel

 

As far as packing, you know it was the carry-on life for me! Thanks to these packing cubes and these clear travel bags, it all easily fit in my trusty Calpak carry-on and duffle bag!

These are some of my essentials I made sure to have on-hand for the long-haul flights to help me arrive looking and feeling better than I felt!

Plane Essentials

I always pack fairly minimal when it comes to makeup and skincare, but I realized halfway through the trip these were pretty much the only products I reached for (along with a razor and hair mask that was in the shower)!

Skincare & Makeup Essentials

And of course I wore my go-to Vuori faves for a comfy flight outfit!

Sunset Tee (XS) | Performance Joggers (Small) | ON Cloud Sneakers | Jean Jacket (Small) (code CASSIE15) | Rolling Suitcase | Carry-on Duffle Bag | Straw Hat (code SUGARPLUM10)

 

 

I’m working on Trip Reports for both the islands we visited in French Polynesia, so let me know in the comments your specific questions, and I’ll make sure to include them! See you back here Monday for Prime Day and NSale prep!! Happy weekend, lovebugs!

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14 Comments

  1. Jen wrote:

    How do you handle having all of those organization bags with TSA only allowing the 1 bag of liquids? I always struggle with that!

    Posted 7.7.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Jen! We have TSA preCheck and do not check any bags. So we don’t have to pull out any liquids to get through security, and we’ve never had a problem with the amount of toiletries in the carry-on suitcase. I can’t recommend TSA preCheck enough!

      Posted 7.7.23 Reply
  2. Sandy wrote:

    No questions, just thank you for taking us with you on this so awesome/special trip. That water!

    Posted 7.7.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      It’s absolutely breathtaking!!

      Posted 7.7.23 Reply
  3. Rebecca wrote:

    Wow! What fabulous pictures and I can’t wait to hear about the rest of your trip! Quick question, and I know it’s a weird one! I noticed that you have many different pouches with travel-size liquid bottles in them. Do these all fit in the quart-size bag required by TSA? Or, do you check the rolling, carryon-sized bag to avoid any issues with security? Odd question, I know, but just trying to plan my next trip!

    Posted 7.7.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Rebecca! We have TSA preCheck and do not check any bags. So we don’t have to pull out any liquids to get through security, and we’ve never had a problem with the amount of toiletries in the carry-on suitcase. I can’t recommend TSA preCheck enough!

      Posted 7.7.23 Reply
  4. Patricia wrote:

    Flower crowns need to be in style for summer living.

    Posted 7.7.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I wholeheartedly agree, Patricia!!

      Posted 7.7.23 Reply
  5. Susan Allen wrote:

    I bought the JCrew striped swim coverup when you posted it earlier. LOVE. Great fit. It’s going with me on our Mississippi River boating adventure next week!

    Posted 7.7.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      That’ll be PERFECT!!! xo, C

      Posted 7.9.23 Reply
  6. Heidi wrote:

    Do you and your hubby do the face masks and eye patches on the flight?

    Posted 7.8.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I did!! And crazy enough, not one person looked at me funny! 🙂

      Posted 7.10.23 Reply
  7. Trina Baldwin wrote:

    Hi Cassie! Beautiful vacay pics and love the packing tips. What sunscreen do you like best? Both body and face? We are traveling to Hawaii soon and need reef safe. I know I can buy it on the islands but not sure about a good face option for my skin on a daily basis while there.
    Looking forward to seeing your next adventure!

    Posted 7.9.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      For my face, I love both SuperGoop Glow Screen and the Dime Wonderscreen…both have a touch of tint and glow that’s so pretty on, and acts as a light ‘makeup’ layer, too!

      Posted 7.10.23 Reply