Today, I wanted to share the second part of my South Africa packing list with you: What to pack for a South African Safari.  We just arrived at our first Safari destination: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge and will then continue to the Royal Malewane at Thorneybush Private Reserve.  This might be the most anticipated part of this trip of a lifetime experience. I’ve always dreamed of going on a Safari in Africa.

We have had a wonderful time with Natural World Safaris in Cape Town and in the Winelands.  I hope you’ve been following along on Instagram and Instagram stories.

This is the fall season in South Africa so the temperature will range from 80° in the daytime to 45° in the evenings. Layering will be the key! J Brand makes my favorite pants. I have had several versions of this style over the past 10 years and they are still my favorites. I ordered the newest version of this pant in a lighter twill fabric and both navy and dark green. They are a great, flattering fit.  Again, these will be great for fall and the Safari.

I am always cold so I am bringing two different jackets and a vest. I showed this Barbour jacket on Instagram stories before I left and got so many positive responses from so many of you who own this jacket. I think it will be great not only for the trip but for the fall in Dallas. I also picked up this utility jacket in tan. I love the olive color as well. This jacket is a bit oversized with an adjustable waist and will be perfect for accommodating extra layers when I need them.

As far as shirts, I have packed this quarter-zip from Cabana Life that has built-in sunscreen, this button-down, this blouse, and this favorite tee. I wore it in Winelands with this skirt. I’ve also thrown in my favorite V-neck sweater for layering. I have this sweater in so many different colors. It’s the perfect weight for mild weather and great for layering.

I purchased these boots as I wanted something that would work well on the Safari and this fall.  They are extremely soft leather with lots of padding in the footbed. I couldn’t believe how comfortable they were at this price. I brought these sneakers but was torn about bringing these comfy sneakers as they are so comfortable but I wondered about the metallic shine.  I don’t want to attract anything!

Since we will be in open air I have brought this packable straw hat and two baseball caps. I am now obsessed with these caps designed specifically for women from Bahadu.  The khaki and olive are perfect for this trip. I also have the white perforated sport version that you may have seen on Instagram stories when I wore it to the soccer tournament this past weekend.

It seems that we will change for dinner each evening so of course, I have brought my go-to: dresses!  The color of this gorgeous dress that I took to Italy is also perfect for Africa.  I brought along to other feminine dresses as I know that we will have a private dinner or two to celebrate our anniversary.  I had to bring this favorite skirt from this post.  I’ve found it for you in a few sizes and linked them below.  I also have my favorite wrap for cool evenings.

In the boutique below I have linked all of the items I’m taking as well as other inspiration and options for each of the items. I will continually update this post so that is always filled with fresh inspiration that’s available for your trip.  I’ve shared Safari suggestion for him that my husband is bringing as well!

I hope you will follow along on Instagram and Instagram stories. I will not be posting here on the blog until we are home but I am sharing our daily activities there instead. You can see Cape Town under the Highlights as well as a few posts on my Instagram feed.  When I return I will, of course, summarize each destination and a blog post as well as a round-up post on what I wore for each destination.

We are headed on our first game drive this afternoon!  I’ll be sure to share it all with you on Instagram and here when I return!



My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Happy Friday and Happy Public Access Day! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all! Just like Early Access, I have combed through every item in the #NSale and selected the very best in every category to save you time. This great sale runs through August 5th but things sell out quickly so don’t delay!

July Favorites Under $150

July Favorites Under $150

It’s time for my monthly Favorites Under $150! As always, all of these items are under $150 and many are on sale! I’m sharing a few pieces to get us through the heat of the summer heat including swim favorites, lightweight pieces, and more.

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last year, I shared My Favorite Five in several categories for the Nordstrom Sale.  Several of those have sold out so instead today I want to share a special edition of My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


Discover Alicia's clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

Nude lip color is my go year round. These are my three products for the perfect nude lip for summer + my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

I like to change my skincare up every once in a while. After seeing that you loved my Morning, Nighttime Skin Care Routine, and Winter Skincare Routine, I want to share the products I love using during the summer too! I’m sharing My Favorite Five skincare items for amazing glowing summer skin!

The Best Clean Sunscreens

The Best Clean Sunscreens

One of the main topics since I began writing almost 5 years ago is Clean Beauty. Since the summer has arrived, I wanted to share the best Clean Sunscreen Products that my family uses and loves. 

Food & Entertaining

Here you'll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.


Tips on setting a beautiful table.


Get inspired with entertaining tips.


My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.


Some of life's greatest treasures are memories through travel.

Telluride Reserve – Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival

For more than 15 years, Telluride has been a family favorite in both winter and summer.  There is so much to love about this special spot.  Not only are the views amazing but it is home to a number of wonderful restaurants.  Today, I want to introduce you to Telluride Reserve: Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival, August 15-18. 

St. Lucia Packing List

There’s nothing like the feeling of planning a vacation especially if it’s last minute! With all that’s been going on with our family this spring, summer vacation got moved to the end of the list! But I’m excited to say we are going to the beach later this month! Find packing inspiration in this post!

Wanderlust Wednesday: Two Day Luxury Safari at Royal Malewane

“A trip of a lifetime” is truly the best way to describe our time in South Africa. We ended our amazing journey at the ultra-luxurious Royal Malewane located in the Thornybush Reserve one the Western boarder of the Greater Kruger National Park.  Royal Malewane is one of Conde Nast’s Top 20 Resorts in the World.