Packing for Maui

On this thread I asked for advice for what to pack for Maui in early March.
Here is my clothing so far. I have to tweet yet and decide on a few extra pieces. I plan to get everything in a duffle carry-on that fits under the seat as I like to put my feet up on long flights.
Photos 1/2: swim suit #1 and some of what I can use with it. The suit is a one piece Miraclesuit. I can use my white or striped rash guard with it, also black silk cropped pants, EF linen tee, black lace cover-up shown better in 2. I have the running shorts and tee in #4, bought for this suit, but not completely sold on them.
#3 is swim suit #2, Caribbean Joe tankini with things I plan to wear with it on the beach...white rash guard or hoody (5), leopard Crocs, sun hat, dark brown knit coverup.  I plan to use the same black bag.

8-11 is jewelry I plan to take plus 11 is what I hope I can wear out to dinner (2 pieces that form a fairly dressy looking LBD with black crossbody bag w/ silver chain, silver flats, possibly silver scarf or open black lace topper that falls open in back. 

I plan to travel in black ponte EF pants, maybe the cream hoody in 5, a brown and turquoise tee or black and white striped tee, and light utility coat and sneakers.  #7 shows footwear possibilities but the turquoise sandals will probably stay home...too open.  Am I on the right track?

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  • Classically Casual replied 1 year ago

    Are you bringing something you can wear to the grocery store or out for a meal? I have a couple of sundresses that take up hardly any room. I’ll be there the same time as you, and was also there last year, same time. Flip flops and sandals were the only shoes I wore. Wore sneakers on the plane. Have a wonderful trip!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    I plan to wear the sneakers on the plane but am not allowed to wear sandals or flipflops to protect my feet (diabetic).  That's why I am including the waterproof flats.  I hope that they will work out.  Good question about going out.  I plan to take a black skirt and tank that can become a LBD and can be dressed up more with the lace topper, silver flats and some jewelry.  I also hope to take my metallic silver scarf as it takes up almost no room.  (Photo 8=11)

    For shopping and sight seeing I plan to wear the black silk crops or skirt with a tank or tee and flats.  I can also wear those bottoms with my rash guards as a light long-sleeved top.  I don't think I'll have room for a sun dress.  the exact tops I take has yet to be determined.

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    Looks Maui appropriate to me... but lol, you know me... have you got anything warmer you’ll take? Just in case...

  • Mainelady replied 1 year ago

    Maui! You must be having so much fun anticipating and preparing for your trip! I think your choices look good. I especially like your LBD outfit with the tourquoise. You mentioned that you haven’t packed your tops yet. Are you planning to take any other bottoms? I am thinking that a skirt or a pair of shorts would really expand your outfit options. Of course, even when I pack light, I usually have some item that I never end up wearing, so ......

  • Sisi replied 1 year ago

    Joy, this sounds like a wonderul vacation! I am not the best person to give suggestions about packing, but I think this is a pretty and functional capsule. I like the touches of turquoise. Just curious, if the turquoise sandals will stay at home, what will you wear on the beach? (people here in Italy wear this type of sandals, or flipflops, at the beach ... mine is a "cultural " curiosity).

  • kkards replied 1 year ago

    hmmmm....not sure you've left enought room for me to fit into your suitcase LOL..if you have room, i'd throw an extra tee or 2 into your bag....have a great vacation.

  • RobinF replied 1 year ago

    Sounds wonderful! Hawaii in March...ahhh. I don't see any shorts or cropped pants for regular daytime use? Tees? I have a bracelet just like your silver snap one but mine is a copper color. Love it! It fits nice and flat and doesn't get in my way.

  • Jenn replied 1 year ago

    I like your idea of wearing simple, mix-and-match beachy pieces, punched up with jewelry.

    Have you worn those Crocs much? I had a similar pair of Crocs ballet flats that I wore for tide pool exploration at a national park, and once sand and water got in them, they tore my feet to shreds. I ended up choosing to walk barefoot on barnacles rather than continue wearing the Crocs. Other people seem to swear by them, though, so my experience might have been an outlier.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Looking good, but a little light. A few dresses maybe? 

    Have you checked the weather? 

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    What Angie said. :) 

    I think you can add a bit more safely -- and you are going to look elegant and well put together -- have a great trip!

  • Runcarla replied 1 year ago

    I like the look of the turquoise accents and the sound of the silver scarf! Maybe get a straw bag while you are there - a 2018 trend!

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    As to Jenn’s point, I’ve had the same problem with water sandals. In retrospect, I thought an old pair of sneakers would have been more comfy, such as Cons or Keds, in the water.

  • Cee replied 1 year ago

    Take something warmish just in case you get cooler than expected weather.

    ...and bon voyage !

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    So many good ideas. I hope my flight outfit will add some warmer pieces. Jenn and JAileen, that is interesting about the crocs. I have worn these a lot but not in water. Maybe I will take canvas Cons instead or buy some there. Foot protection is #1. I don't want to be an amputee.
    It looks like highs will be 70's-80's. As always when traveling, I plan to take a basic cashmere pullover if it gets chilly. It is hard to imagine 70-80 when it is 20 and snowing.
    I am over 70, so do not wear shorts. Carla, I want a new straw bag, maybe I will shop for one there. I am now thinking of adding a denim skirt. It could be worn with the tops I'm taking. My reversible sleeveless shift dress is another idea.
    Thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions. i would love to take more must be able to carry my own stuff plus maybe have a free hand for a toddler or to carry a baby. That is limiting, but I will wear the heck out of what is packed.
    I would also appreciate any advice anyone has on packing insulin that must be kept cold, but must not freeze. My doctor was no help.

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    Joy: you need Frio bags for your insulin... best darn invention when there’s no refrigeration:

    One thing to know: they should be carried in a mesh pocket or bag... to allow for the evaporation process to work.

  • karen13 replied 1 year ago

    WhT a fun trip. I was in Honolulu last July for a wedding ( coming from an Alaskawedding for a packing challenge). , my aunt who grew up there and spends every February on Oahu says the Feb March weather is much better - cooler and less humid. You will be able buy anything you miss, so don’t worry about packing light. Maybe a scarf/wrap for a plane blanket that can be useful in The cool evening?

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    OH, thank you, Rachylou! Airline TSA's are probably familiar with these.
    Karen, thank you for the comment. I will but there if needed, and carry a large wrap for the plane..

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