It's officially spring break season and my brain is ready for some sun and sand. Here's just a few of my must-haves for a warm-weather getaway! (Just add a fruity umbrella drink, natch!)
01// Hollister Ruffle Bandeau Swim Top ($24.95) and Cheeky Boyshort Swim Bottom ($15.95) What better place than the beach for neon pink? I'm loving the mix-and-match separates at Hollister that let you customize the look you want. I picked a bandeau and boyshorts, but there's lots of other options, from high-waisted bottoms to halter tops. And right now you can get 25% off everything (and free shipping when you spend $25) by entering the code 34387 at checkout! (More money for margaritas, I say!)
02//Old Navy Straw Fedora ($13.00). My hairstyle goes on strike in any kind of humidity, so a hat is essential. This cool straw fedora with a floral ribbon band goes from brunch to beach to bar and keeps you cool and chic, even with questionable hair. Though, let's face it, once you've got a few margaritas down, who cares what your hair looks like??
03// Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Birthday Suit ($7.99). Being barefoot on the beach requires a pedicure that will hold up to sand and sun. And possibly margarita spills. This polish from Sally Hansen is a great alternative to more expensive gel finishes, and stays chip-free even in the surf. The pinkish-nude color of Birthday suit is one of my favorites and it looks great on tan tootsies!
04// Crocs Capri IV Sandals ($39.99) I know Crocs get a bad rap for their clunky styling and obnoxious colors, but these flip flops are worth any violation the Fashion Police might hand out for wearing them. The footbed is squishy and comfy and they offer the best arch support of any flip-flops I've ever worn. They're also easy to clean (just rinse with water!) should you spill the aforementioned margarita all over your feet. Not that I've ever done that.
05//The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins ($15.60). No beach vacay is complete without a good read! (See, it's not all about the cocktails!) I grabbed this one at the recommendation of a friend who said it's a similar style to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, which I absolutely loved. Besides, I need something to hold my towel down while I'm ordering drinks at the bar.
Happy Friday (and happy spring break, too!)