Vacation Ready Dresses | + 10 Tips For Travel Packing


Floral Flounce Dress // Stripe Tie Waist Dress // White & Tan Circle Bag // Woven Circle Bag // Pink Tassel Earrings // Tan Wedges // Gold Tassel Earrings 

Thank you to Ann Taylor for sponsoring this post.

Happy Monday!

Now that June is officially here, we are ready to start planning and packing for Vacation Season! We are teaming up with Ann Taylor today to share what we are packing for our upcoming vacation! We are excited to share that our dresses are also included in a 40% off promo! Keep reading for all the details.

We love finding clothing to take on our trips that are cute, comfortable and of course easy to pack! Over the years we’ve learned some tips and tricks that make traveling much easier without sacrificing how you are going to look in all those fun photos and videos you’re about to take!


10 Tips for Vacation Packing

1. Double bag all toiletry items so you are protected against any leaks. You can never be too safe when it comes to shampoo or hairspray on your perfectly packed outfits!

2. Bring a mini steamer. They are so much faster then hotel irons.

3. Going to a colder climate? Clothing made from merino wool is super-lightweight but will still keep you warm. Plus it’s not bulky which makes it a cinch to pack.

4. Bring an over sized scarf that can be used as a sarong or kimono. We love bringing a smaller scarf too that can be used to tie up your hair on windy days or around your neck for a little extra pizzazz.

5. Chose items in similar color palettes so you can mix and match your items for different looks while not over packing.

6. Wear your bulkiest item on the plane. This is usually a jacket, tennis shoes or jeans.

7. Ball up your socks and stick them inside your shoes to save space {and to keep your shoes from getting smashed LOL}.

8. Bring a “personal item” bag that can be used not only as your purse but also a beach bag. If you need a fancier bag for a night out then store that clutch inside the tote so it doesn’t get smashed in your suitcase.

9. Share toiletries with your travel buddy. When Lindsay and I travel together one of us always bring the shampoo/conditioner and the other takes the body wash/face wash so we don’t each have to take them along.

10. Summer dresses are your best friend when it comes to vacation packing! They are so comfortable, lightweight and easy to pack – not to mention super cute for photos!

Speaking of dresses, how cute are these new arrival floral flounce dress and striped dress from Ann Taylor? They would be SO perfect for taking along on vacation. Plus they are affordable too which is always a plus in our book!

Lindsay’s Vacation Ready Look


Lindsay is wearing the oh so fun and pretty chinoiserie tropics flounce shift dress. This print just says vacation ready! Plus the knit fabric is packing friendly and comfortable. A pink tassel earring, simple woven wedge and circle bag complete the look. Her dress is currently 40% off, no code needed until 6/5 at 12am est.

This pretty print also comes in several other pieces like these floral jogger pants, tee, and skirt. I just ordered the jogger pants and they are so cute!

Whitney’s Vacation Ready Look


This striped tie waist dress is very comfortable and flattering. The hint of mint stripes is a fun change compared to classic black and white. It also mixed well with their new chinoiserie tropics print that Lindsay is wearing. The tie is adjustable and you can wear it tie in the front or the side. This dress is also 40% off right now and comes in petite sizing an regular sizing 00-14.

I added this white woven circle bag and wedges to complete my vacation ready look. In case you wanting to wear a wedge sandal that is flattering but a bit lower heel, these new arrival Haydee wedges would be perfect. You’ll see us style them soon on the blog!

ann-taylor-tropics-summer-dressAre you looking for some great dresses for vacations and events this summer? You definitely have to check out the new arrivals at Ann Taylor! We’ve rounded up some cute options that would be great for a range of activities. We love how so many of the dresses come in petite as well as tall sizing.

Did you know that you can order online and pick up in store? It’s one of our favorite new features that Ann Taylor added to their website! We love picking out items online and then heading in to our local store to pick everything up so there’s no waiting on shipping! You all definitely have to try out this new feature. Thank you so much for stopping by our sister style post today featuring our packing tips and dresses we love for travel. We hope you all have a fabulous rest of the week!

Photos by Logan & Maddi Magill

Thank you to Ann Taylor for sponsoring this post. Dresses are c/o Ann Taylor

All opinions are our own.





















  1. June 5, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Great packing tips. And both of those dresses look amazing on you guys. The perfect summer looks.

    • The Double Take Girls
      June 5, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you so much, Annette! We loved the idea of florals and stripes for summer dresses!

  2. Steph
    June 6, 2018 / 12:44 am

    You both look darling!! Love these dresses for vacay!

    xo, Steph |

  3. June 6, 2018 / 1:57 am

    I am actually packing tonight for a trip and these 10 tips will be super helpful. I’ve never thought of packing my socks in my shoes!

  4. June 6, 2018 / 4:42 am

    So gorgeous ladies!! & these dresses are so cute, love the whole look!

    cute & little

  5. June 6, 2018 / 7:46 am

    You both look so fab! I love your dress These are great travel packing tips! My favorite is the crossbody bag. Looks very classy!

  6. June 6, 2018 / 11:14 am

    You ladies look gorgeous! And I totally agree with dresses for vacations, I love being able to pack less for summer vacations.

  7. June 6, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Great tips, especially about bringing a steamer. I am going to a wedding on the other side of the country and a steamer is essential to make sure my dress for the wedding isn’t wrinkled from being in my suitcase for so long

  8. adriana
    June 6, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    Your dresses are SO cute! They compliment each other so well too lol!! Love them and your packing tips are great!

  9. Tonya Tardiff
    June 6, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    I love all of these tips! Your outfits are also so cute.

  10. June 6, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    These dresses are gorg! I love Ann Taylor’s pieces so much. Amazing packing tips, too! Thank you for sharing!

  11. June 6, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Such great tips, thanks for sharing. I always double bag my toiletries as well. But I need to invest in a mini steamer!

  12. June 7, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    I loved these tips! I have lots of traveling to do this summer so I am going to try some of these out 🙂

  13. June 8, 2018 / 6:37 am

    Both your dresses are so cute and perfect for summer!

    xo, Laura

  14. June 9, 2018 / 11:35 pm

    you two look beautiful in these outfits! such great picks for vacay!

  15. Jenn Hanft
    June 10, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    These two dresses are so cute! Love the prints and the round bags. Thanks for sharing these tips btw! I planning a trip soon so this is definitely useful.

    With love, Jenn

  16. Megan
    June 11, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Thanks for the tips girls

  17. sharon wu
    June 11, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    both of your dresses definitely are appropriate for a summer vacay. love how you styled them too. beautiful photos!

  18. June 12, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    OO the merino wool is a great tip! I had no idea it was so lightweight