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.
21 Sweaters For Winter

21 Sweaters For Winter

The holidays are quickly approaching and the cold winter temperatures are here. There’s nothing I love more than a pretty sweater and jeans during the holidays and winter. Today, I’m sharing 21 sweaters that are perfect for winter. Including sweaters you can wear for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just casual winter days.

My Favorite Cozy Piece | Cuyana Cape + A Giveaway!

My Favorite Cozy Piece | Cuyana Cape + A Giveaway!

We’ve been having a bit of a cold snap and crazy temps so instead of changing multiple times a day, I grab one cozy favorite every day: My Cuyana Wrap.

My Favorite Five: Classic Coats Everyone Needs

My Favorite Five: Classic Coats Everyone Needs

My Favorite Five today features Five Classic Coats Everyone Needs. With these classics in your closet, you’ll always be perfectly dressed.


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

Nordstrom Beauty Discovery: Cle de Peau Concealer

Nordstrom Beauty Discovery: Cle de Peau Concealer

It’s easy to get in a routine when it comes to make up.  My need for a new concealer lead me back to an old favorite and the discovery of some new products from Cle de Peau.

For years, I used the cult favorite concealer from this fabulous brand. I discovered it as a new mom with tired eyes and dark circles. It was my go -o for years. Now as a mom of teenagers, I feel like those dark circles have returned!

Colleen Rothschild Friends & Family Sale!

Colleen Rothschild Friends & Family Sale!

Colleen Rothschild is having an amazing sale! You can get 25% off everything during their Friends & Family Sale! It ends 10/27 so make sure you get your favorites fast. Items will sell out. Use code FALL25 to get the discount!

AWL Fall Beauty Boutique + Weekend Sales

AWL Fall Beauty Boutique + Weekend Sales

I’ve loved your response to the Alicia Wood Lifestyle Fall Boutiques! Each week I’ll highlight one of the boutiques starting with Fall Beauty.

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.

Three Tips For Planning The Perfect Safari With Natural World Safaris

Three Tips For Planning The Perfect Safari With Natural World Safaris

We were so honored to be hosted by Natural World Safaris in April on our first trip to South Africa. Since then, I have received countless messages asking for more details and how we planned the trip. Today, I’m sharing three tips on how to plan the perfect safari!

How to Pack in A Carry On for A Week

How to Pack in A Carry On for A Week

On my recent girls trip, my friends couldn’t believe I had packed in a carry on and tote for 8 days! I’m sharing Tips on How to Pack in a Carry On for a Week with you today!

Wanderlust Wednesday: Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia

Wanderlust Wednesday: Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia

As you’ve probably seen on my Instagram and Instagram Stories, we just returned from an incredible week at the Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia.  This must be the most beautiful place we’ve ever been and just what the doctor ordered for our family!