Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring Break Essentials

Well it's currently 3:30 a.m and I technically should be studying for my exam I have tomorrow...but instead I am blogging. I am using this time to let my brain soak in 11 chapters of nutrition that I crammed into my brain in the last 9 hours! 

All that is getting me through these next two weeks is knowing that I will be leaving for a cruise in 17 days!!! I know, I know I keep doing posts about Spring Break..but honestly it's the only thing on my mind lately.

I put together Spring Break essentials that every girl needs to take with her to the beach to soak up that amazing sun that our bodies have been craving all winter long or even to carry to the pool where cabana boys will be waiting on you hand-and-foot ;)

Spring Break Essentials

Beach dress / Victoria's Secret bandeau bikini / Victoria's Secret victoria s secret bikini / Tory Burch / Scout tote bag / Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses / Lucky Brand hat / Vineyard Vines colorful hat / Burt's Bees burt s bee, $5.59 / Lavanila / Le tan, $23 / ONE by Maslin Zebra Hide Beach Towel

First things first. Every girl needs at least one new bikini for SB. I mean we have been working our booties off the in the gym since January, so what better way to show off that hot bod than in a new suit?! Victoria's Secret  Lilly Pullitzer  J. Crew all have such cute bikinis this Spring! (and you obviously can't go wrong with a low cost bikini from Target!)

A tunic or some sort of coverup that is easy to take on and off, but at the same time looks put together and is picture appropriate (because we all know that with Spring Break comes about a million and one pictures!!) So try to veer away wearing basic T-shirts and Norts as a coverup.. we wear plenty of those throughout the week days anyways, go for something a little more chic!

Also a great pair of flip flops are needed!! I know I blogged about these Tory Burch sandals in my last post, but I am so obsessed with them! I have them saved in my ShopBop cart online, I am just waiting a few days to see if I am still in love with them before purchasing them (which I more than likely just makes me feel better if I sit on it for a little bit instead of making an impulse purchase per my normal!)

Wearing a hat can do one of many things. Wether it's tame your hair from the salty breeze, keep your face shaded from the sun, or you're wearing a fedora just because it looks so cute with your binkini..whatever the reason--a hat is an absolute must for your SB bag! 

Let's start with the bagScout makes the BEST beach bags in the world. They are so easy to dust the sand off after a day at the beach or rinse off anything that spilled in/on the bag, that you can't go wrong! They come is so many different colors, styles, sizes, etc. (it's slightly overwheleming and I am so indecisive that I struggled to decide on which bag to get!!)

Whichever tote you decide to carry with you HAS to have sunscreen, chap stick with SPF, sunglasses, a beach towel (or two!!) and the latest Instyle, Cosmo, and Glamour! Once all those essiestial items are packed, you are all set to soak up as much of that sun that our bodies have been dying to get since the end of summer!

What else do you carry in your bag to the beach or pool?



Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Current Favorites

I don't know about y'all but this week has been absolutely crazy! No matter how much time I spend studying and reading I feel like I can't catch up! Spring Break needs to get here ASAP.

I figured today's post I would do my current faves!!

Current Faves 1

 1. Sumptuous Extreme Mascara by Estee Lauder is the best mascara out there, hands down. I swear I have tried almost every mascara out there and this is my all time favorite! I layer my mascaras and this is the one I apply first. It makes your lashes look beyond amazing. It really makes your lashes look longer and the best part is how it's not too liquid-y or clump-y like some mascaras can be. I then add a second layer of a different mascara to make them look thicker and have more volume! 

2.  RB4125 - 710/51 | CATS 5000  Ray Ban sunglasses. I need a new pair of sunglasses before our cruise because I somehow managed to break mine two weeks ago. I pulled them out of my bookbag and the arm was broke off. So sad. I have had my eye on these beauties since the fall and I am so obessed with them!

3. Gilded brocade top from J. Crew. I absolutely love this top! Now that pistachio is a "it" color this spring (I love how basically last summer it was mint and now it's pistachio...same color, different name), this top is so perfect! 

4. Thora flip flop from Tory Burch is the most PERFECT sandal for summer/cruise. I will consider this to be a need and not a want because there really isn't a more perfect flip flop. I think this will be my next purchase (along with the sunglasses because hello, I can't manage without a pair!)

5. Caroline Burlap Logo Ballerina Flat  These are great Reva's for the spring!  I love the burlap and the camel leather together! I have the black and gold Reva's but I don't have a pair with camel leather and I love these so much more than the basic camel leather.

6.Classic Wide Bangle
This bangle is so perfect for summer! However before I buy it I need to try it on because I have small wrist and it's so hard to find bangles that don't slide off and look super awkward on my little wrist. I am falling way into in love with all of J. Crew's new Spring jewelry line.  
7. Crinkle city mini  I feel like everyone has this skirt in at least 2 different colors it seems like. They are the best skirts EVER. In the summer it makes for the most easy outfit to put together because you can throw on any sort of top, this skirt and jacks and be out the door in 5.

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring Break- where are you?

Hello lovelies!

Guess who's finally back and getting back into the blogging loop?!

Now that I am settling into my routine with school (only took two months) and everything else, I finally think I am able to pick up blogging again and I am so excited!

Since I stopped blogging, my friends and I booked a cruise for Spring Break!! The countdown is 28 days, and with this horrible winter weather  I can't think of anything else but tanning in the Caribbean. In exactly one month from today we will be boarding the ship in Florida, and saying that I can't wait is an understatement


Now that I am craving the sunshine more than ever, I am going to bundle up in ten different layers before heading to the gym since it's 40 degrees outside!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!