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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Break Essentials

It's officially Spring Break for me, y'all! 
(Well, it actually starts on Monday, but ya know)

I wanted to share with y'all my Spring Break Essentials, specifically for those of you that are headed to the beach (Hello, Panama City Beach!)

I'll be hanging out around the house, but I wish I had the opportunity to use all of my cute essentials!

1) Australian Gold Bronzer & Banana Boat Cool-Zone Sport Sunscreen
If I have nothing else when I'm outside, I need my tanning oil & my sunscreen (which may sound counter-productive...but whatever)
This sunscreen has a cooling sensation, so it's perfect for sun drenched skin!

2) Pouch for phone, ID, cash, debit card, room keys, etc.
It's so important to bring a waterproof pouch to stash all of your most important stuff while you're at the beach!
This Lilly pouch is from their collaboration with Estee Lauder & it's so bright and perfect for the beach.

This is a Lilly Pulitzer cooler bag, it zips at the top & has a plastic lining so it's easy to clean if your sunscreen spills inside!
I love the outside pocket as well, it's perfect for tucking in things like koozies that you need to grab as you're heading to the cooler.

Jack Roger's Lauren sandals are perfect for beachwear, they slide right on & you can use them not only to wear to the beach or the pool, but they transition easily for nighttime.
That means less shoes in your bag, which means more room for bikinis in your suitcase!

A good Southern girl always has a koozie on hand.
One in the truck, one in her purse, twenty in the kitchen, etc.
This Lilly Pulitzer koozie fits cans super well & keeps your hand from getting too chilly!

My fiance' & I headed to the PCB Target the first night we got there last summer & bought this speaker.
It uses bluetooth, so you connect it to your phone & it blasts your music so you can actually hear it over the ocean waves.

This is just a simple water cooler by Coleman (which you can get at places like Target & WalMart)
My sweet friend Courtney painted it for me & it's safe to say that I'm obsessed with it.
It saved the day so many days when I was drinking plenty, but not enough water.'s monogrammed, hello!

These shirts are the best beach cover-ups.
I snagged this one at a local store on sale in the men's section at the end of last summer, then I got it monogrammed at a local embroidery shop.
Even though it's my old monogram, I'm still going to use it because it's one of my favorite summer staples!

You have to have beach towels to go to the beach, that's a big duh.
But you need to go with the XL towels, they cover the whole chair, they give you more room to move around on the sand.
Heck, I even bring two towels because you always need one to wipe sand off of you.

There is nothing better than sitting underneath and umbrella on the beach, listening to the waves crash on the shore, and reading a good book.
I chose this book because it looked similar to The Longest Ride.

Betting on Hope was such a quick, easy read.
It's just the kind of book I want to read on the beach-romantic, sweet, and light.
I suggest snatching it up on Amazon-it's less than $8!

I hope y'all have a fun, safe Spring Break if it's coming up this week or next.
If you've already had your's, think about this list for your summer trips or even weekend lake trips!

Until next time. . .


Disclaimer: This book was provided by Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
All opinions are my own.


  1. Great spring break stuff!

  2. These are also perfect for spring break! Those sandals are so cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, sweet girl :)

      xoxo, SS

  3. I'm 100% with you on the large towel. I have two towels and they are both huge. I mainly use them at the pool but I like for the towel to be able to cover the entire chair. One of my family members gave me a towel in my favorite color with my name embroidered in it and I thought that was an awesome gift!

    1. That would make such a great gift...I might have to get a couple monogrammed for my honeymoon! Thanks for stopping by & leaving such a sweet comment :)

      xoxo, SS

  4. Such a great round up!


    1. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comment!

      xoxo, SS

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    1. It's seriously such a summer staple! Thanks for stopping by girl :)

      xoxo, SS

  6. Those sandals are the cutest! I can't wait for spring break weather here in NYC...but it's going to take a while!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, those sandals are so comfy as well! :)

      xoxo, SS

  7. The speaker is a great idea! I wouldn't ever think to bring one to the beach. My spring break was this past week, but I didn't head to any fun places in Florida. I stayed at home instead, but I still had a good time! Great post, all of your stuff is so adorable!

    Colleen | Buckeye Bliss

    1. I'm glad you had a good Spring Break, thanks for stopping by & leaving a sweet comment :) The speaker really is a lifesaver, it's so hard to hear my phone's speaker over the waves sometimes!

      xoxo, SS

  8. I agree that these are all spring break essentials, I need a spring break..haha!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

    1. I hope you get a break soon...even if it's not spring break ;) Everyone deserves a little down time!

      xoxo, SS


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