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Spring Break Essentials

March 23, 2016 in I Adore What I Love

It’s officially the fourth day of spring {woohoo for warmer weather and longer days!} and as a former student and teacher, that only means one thing: spring break is around the corner! YESSSSSSSSSS! {insert hands in the air emoji here!}

I Adore What I Love Blog // SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS // Cover Photo // #iadorewhatilove

With that being said, many of you will most likely be traveling to get as far away from reality as possible… somewhere that you might be able to hit the beach, pool, and sun before you have to go back to real life again {and the stress and annoyances that come with it}. Whether you’re planning to have a wild and crazy, alcohol-induced SB16 {wooooo!} or are at the point in your life where vegging out, relaxation and spa time is your priority {this is me #momlife}, I’ve found some essentials that you MUST make room for in your luggage no matter where you’re going!

numbered from far left to right.I Adore What I Love Blog // SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS // swimsuits // #iadorewhatilove              1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 


I Adore What I Love Blog // SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS // cover-up// #iadorewhatilove1 // 2 // 3 // 4


I Adore What I Love Blog // SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS // shoes // #iadorewhatilove1 // 2 // 3 // 4
{for link to cream colored #3 wedges, click here! sidenote: i have them and LOVE}


I Adore What I Love Blog // SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS // dress // #iadorewhatilove1 // 2 // 3 // 4


I Adore What I Love Blog // SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS // sunglasses // #iadorewhatilove1 // 2 // 3 // 4

 I Adore What I Love Blog // SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS // sunscreen // #iadorewhatilove1 // 2 // 3 // 4

 I Adore What I Love Blog // SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS // bags // #iadorewhatilove1 // 2 // 3 // 4



I Adore What I Love Blog // SPRING BREAK ESSENTIALS // others // #iadorewhatilove1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 

 BEACH TOWELS: {also an essential; not included in above}
I dedicated an entire post a few weeks ago to the the coolest beach towels in town.
See the beach towels HERE.

PS remember the days of MTV’s Spring Break Live? Do you miss it as much as I do?? #dontjudge #itwasmyhighschoolguiltypleasure

PPS Don’t forget about the giveaway happening on the blog NOW!
Enter to win 3 free months of Prep Dish weekly menus for FREE… details HERE.

[bctt tweet=”#Springbreak Essentials that you MUST make room for in your #luggage!! #iadorewhatilove”]

Anddddd, if you’re going anywhere for SB16, tell me about it in the comments!!


  • Biana Perez March 23, 2016 at 9:29 am

    I bought some fringe sandals last weekend and I can’t wait to wear them! Also one piece bathing suits have quickly become my favorite!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Dana Ivy March 23, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Fridge and tassels are all the rage right now! Love this trend! And aren’t these one-pieces so cute?! As a one-piece bathing suit shopper all my life, I will say this season has the cutest ones I’ve ever seen! Xox

    • Arin March 23, 2016 at 10:49 am

      fringe is the BEST! — I just bought a fringe jacket ;) so dope!

  • Arin March 23, 2016 at 10:48 am

    love these picks — wish i was going somewhere warm! wah!

    • Dana Ivy March 23, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Ha! I know, me too! I wrote this post and then told my husband that we need to plan a trip ASAP! The problem is that we have sooo many weddings {AKA obligation vacations} coming up, and a baby, so it’s so difficult to plan something. Gahhhh

  • Lily Ayala March 23, 2016 at 11:53 am

    These are definitely some great picks! I need to stock up on cute sandals!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Dana Ivy March 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks girl! So exciting that sandal weather is almost here to stay!! Xoxo

  • Rach Martin March 23, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Love all of your picks, especially the sandals and suits!

    Rachel |

    • Dana Ivy March 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Thanks Rachel!! I actually own the gladiators and the toms wedges. Obsessed with both!! Woo!

  • Charity March 23, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I love all of your options that you picked! I use the supergoop sunscreen and really like it ;)

    • Dana Ivy March 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks Charity!! You’re so sweet. I bought that supergoop a looooong time ago while traveling at the hotel we were staying at and really like it too! Xox

  • Annette March 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Spring Break, I like the sunglasses pick, they’re cute!! Happy Spring

    • Dana Ivy March 23, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks Annette, you too!! Xox

  • Naomella March 24, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I watched MTV’s spring break when I was a teenager ;) In Euripe we don’t have such a cool spring break like you do have it in the USA! I like the idea of it a lot! Your picks are great! xoxo

    • Dana Ivy March 25, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Ahahah! MTV Spring Break was the BEST! And thanks Naomella! Glad you liked my Spring Break essentials!! Xox

  • Julia March 24, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Love supergoop sunscreen as well and that lavender bag is to die for!

    • Dana Ivy March 25, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Right?!? I couldn’t agree more! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Xox

  • Jalisa March 24, 2016 at 11:40 am

    You’ve got some really amazing pieces here, girlie! I’m loving that lavender purse, so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



    • Dana Ivy March 25, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Awww thanks Jalisa! That lavender bag is totally on my wish list!!! So glad you found my blog! Xox

  • The Beautiful Things March 24, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    love it all, esp that water bottle!

    • Dana Ivy March 25, 2016 at 8:53 am

      Thank you! And yep, obsessed with my S’well Bottle. It’s definitely something everyone needs in their life!! Xox

  • Kathryn March 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    You picked out so many great pieces! And now I definitely am craving a warm vacation :)

    • Dana Ivy March 25, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Thanks, girl! And I know, right – me too!!!!

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