Christie Ferrari x Ramy Brook
It's finally Memorial Day weekend, so we've got one thing on our minds: vacation. Most people will be heading to sunnier shores and enjoying the unofficial start of summer. But, for those of us taking it easy and not enjoying a tropical getaway, here's a little wanderlust courtesy of the always inspiring Christie Ferrari.
We are also excited to announce our $2,000 Ramy Brook giveaway! How to enter: follow Ramy Brook and Christie Ferrari on Instagram, then enter your email here. Open world-wide, and runs until June 5th.
Tell us about your trip! What are you most excited about doing?
"I’m super excited to be in Mexico. Hadn’t visited in a number of years, and it’s always a beautiful place and a great time. I’m in Mayakoba, near Playa del Carmen and Tulum and it’s absolutely beautiful here. I’m looking forward to some yummy guacamole, hopefully some queso fundido, and some tacos! But more than anything, I'm hoping to take some time to take it all in, relax and spend some time at the beach and the pool."
How do your Ramy Brook pieces make packing for a summer trip easy?
"The Ramy Brook pieces I brought with me are perfect for a summer trip because they are versatile -- you can wear them during the day but then also take it out at night. That means one item in your suitcase, just became two or more outfits! Plus, they have the extra added bonus that they’re lightweight and don’t occupy a lot of space in your suitcase.
The romper [Natalie Romper] is a great example of taking an outfit from day to night. During the day, you can style it with sandals and go into town for some shopping. But if you’re headed for dinner, you swap out the sandals and add a heeled sandal, a fun clutch and jewelry and you’re set!"
Do you have any tips for packing light, yet stylish, when going on vacation?
"One of the things I always do before a trip is plan ahead what I’ll be doing each day. Of course, many times you don’t know exactly what you’ll be doing, but if you’re a planner like me, you have an idea because you’ve researched where you’re going. Once you know, you start planning your outfits. For example: 'Okay, I’m there for four days. I’m likely to do the beach/pool each day, head into town twice, go hiking once, and dinner every night.' Right then and there, you know roughly how many outfits you need and occasions, so you can pick pieces carefully for each occasion. This prevents you from overpacking and allows you to piece pieces that’ll go great for more than one occasion."