Packing for the Caribbean



Luggage: Delsey c/o (10% off with code CORTINSESSION25) | Floral Dress: Anthropologie (on sale!) | Round Straw Tote: Clare V. (Amazing dupe here!) | Straw Hat: Brixton | Swimsuit: Everything But Water | Fleece Pullover: Patagonia

Jeremy and I had about all we could take of this cold weather, so we are en route to Puerto Rico and out on a ten-day cruise with Norwegian tonight. We usually take a vacation in December or January because the NASCAR schedule doesn’t have a break during the summer months, but since we cruised on our honeymoon, we slacked off in planning this year. We booked the trip about two weeks ago and our itinerary has us going to St.Thomas, Antigua, Martinique, Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts. If y’all have any suggestions about must-sees at these islands, leave them on my Instagram or in the comments below. It’s our first time to most of these places!

Since the trip was so last minute, I had to shop in a pinch! Luckily, I found some adorable dresses and surprisingly good dupes on summer must-haves, so be sure to scroll through the carousel above if you’re vacationing soon or if you just want to get a head start on warmer weather items. It’s also my first time taking this new Delsey Luggage for a spin. I went with the Chalet Soft+ collection because it is lighter and I can cram more into it (shocker – not a light packer). It’s currently 50% off and you can get an additional 10% off with code CORTINSESSION25 🙂 Be sure to follow along on Instagram throughout the week to see how I am styling this resort-wear!


How to do Louisville like a Local

I had the pleasure of visiting Louisville, Kentucky recently and phew! What a weekend. I had never been to Louisville before and while I had some preconceived notions, I went in with an open mind. Luckily, we had a born and bred local, Katie of Go To Louisville, show us the ropes. It didn’t take me an hour in Kentucky to learn three things that they take very seriously: horse racing, bourbon, and the pronunciation of their city. It’s loo-ah-vull, by the way!

Overall, my expectations were completely exceeded. This isn’t some honky tonk town, this is a thriving, cultural, trendy city with some of the nicest folks I have ever met. I felt right at home on Day 1 and wasn’t ready to leave come Day 3. So come along with me as I walk you through the highlights of this weekend and add some things to my own to-do list for when I return.


Postcard from Positano

I realized recently that I had never gotten around to posting photos from our time in Positano and the Amalfi Coast. Which is downright crazy, because this may be the most beautiful place I have ever been in my life. This post won’t cover any fashion because who cares what I’m wearing when the scenery is this stunning! But I hope it is helpful to anyone traveling to the Amalfi Coast on a cruise ship or for vacation.

Naples was the last stop on our Mediterranean cruise and while there are endless options for a port day here (Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, Blue Grotto, etc.), I would highly suggest a private tour of the Amalfi Coast. We booked our tour through The cruise ship we were on, Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas, didn’t have an excursion that did exactly what I wanted to and Francesco had AMAZING reviews on Trip Advisor. His good friend and Sorrento-native Marco hosted our tour. He picked us up from the port at Naples and shared extensive information on the area as we drove the hour drive to Positano.