One of my readers requested this beach vacation packing guide video and I thought it was such a great idea. I filmed it before I left for Mexico and finally put it all together (Mexico vlog coming soon!). There were a few small things I would have done different (only one tee, one pair of earrings, one hat, plus a light scarf), but I also put together a post-trip packing list guide as well that you are welcome to download or Pin to your vacation board (we all have them!). Hope this is helpful and please let me know if you have any questions!

beach vacation packing guide list



  1. Jessica
    04.19.2017 / 2:47 pm

    This is such a great list! I’m obsessed with straw accessories right now (that Janessa Leone looks AMAZING on you) and love the beach bag you choose for the post-trip packing list guide – do you know what brand it is? It’s slightly different from the one linked! Thanks so much!

  2. Holly
    04.19.2017 / 5:07 pm

    Great video! Simple is definitely best, especially on beach vacations. Highly recommend checking out packing cubes – seriously changed my life! I can’t quite figure out exactly why but you can fit so much more – and everything stays organized. Especially great for vacations with multiple locations.

    • August Diaries
      04.20.2017 / 9:00 pm

      I’ve heard so much about these, definitely need to try them out! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

      xx Jill

  3. Eve
    04.19.2017 / 9:23 pm

    Great list!! I was wondering what was the brand of luggage you’re using?

    • August Diaries
      04.20.2017 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks! It’s an old piece from Samsonite, I got it on sale!

      xx Jill

  4. Tatiana
    04.26.2017 / 3:46 pm

    This post was really cool! And handy for those who get stressed out about packing. I’ve been rolling clothes, ever since I’ve heard about how much space you can save, and haven’t gone back to the folding way. And although sometimes get a bit wrinkled you can always take a little iron in your bag as well. Just got one recently and it’s amazing 🙂

    xx Tatiana


    • August Diaries
      04.26.2017 / 3:48 pm

      Agreed, rolling is the way to go! Which iron did you get? I have one, but it’s a bit big for traveling with.

      xx Jill

  5. fromlauren
    06.25.2017 / 8:32 pm

    what brand is your white cotton blouse?

    • August Diaries
      06.26.2017 / 9:19 am

      The one in the video is from Aritzia… another option is the J.Crew shirt I linked here: http://shopstyle.it/l/bsGF 🙂

      xx Jill

  6. Paige
    02.14.2018 / 1:50 pm

    Love this post, very helpful and cute dog! Also obsessed with Aritzia. What do you wear on the plane? Especially going from cold to hot? Any recommendations for staying comfortable/warm on flights?

    • August Diaries
      02.14.2018 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you! I am literally writing a post on what I wear on a long flight – coming very soon!

      xx Jill

      • Paige
        02.15.2018 / 2:33 pm

        Yay! Can’t wait.

  7. audrey evens
    03.16.2018 / 11:13 pm

    whats the white aritzia buttondown that you wear as a cover up? do you know what the style is called?

    • August Diaries
      03.18.2018 / 10:15 am

      It’s the Veritas shirt by Community – it’s the linen blend one.

      xx Jill

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