Even though we are staying here this year for spring break, I am excited for some fun in the sun and some staycation time and today I am sharing the best spring break staycation essentials. One of the perks of living in a resort town is that you feel like you are on vacation in your own town, once the weather finally warms up. We love taking our little boat to local dock bars or across the bay. Downtown Annapolis is so charming and nothing beats getting an orange crush and a good crab cake and watching the boats float up and down ego alley. Those are the days I live for. I have rounded up some current warm weather favorites that will make our spring break vacation more fun and feel more like a vacation. Are you traveling this year, or are you staycationing it as well?
SUMMER DRESS | I absolutely love dresses and splurge on a good one at the beginning of each season. I love this one and plan on wearing it all summer long. It is the perfect swim cover-up and is perfect for any time of day or occasion. It can really be dressed up for date night as well, with my favorite studded sandals and some gold jewelry. It is sold out but gets re-stocked periodically, so I will keep you guys posted.
BEAUTYCOUNTER JELLIES | I like my makeup to be super simple in the summertime and these jellies absolutely fit the bill. Just a quick slick on the lips and I am ready. These come in a few different colors, but the peppermint/Sorbet combo is my hands-down favorite.
PACKABLE HAT | I am never without a hat when it is sunny out and this one is my favorite. You can roll it up and throw it in a bag and it will still look like new, even after tons of abuse. It is a warm-weather must-have. It is also affordable, which I love. I have had quite a few fly off my head straight into the bay.
THE BEST SUNNIES | These sunglasses are the only ones I wear. I love them so much, I own 3 pairs. They have polarized lenses and have a large frame for ample sun protection. I also love that they give back with every pair purchased. My 2 favorite styles are the Kaia and the Carson, featured here.
STRIPED BATHING SUIT | My love for J.Crew bathing suits has no bounds. They are so flattering and the quality is second to none. I have this bathing suit in a slightly different, older version and after 4 years of regular wear, it still looks like new. Mine has the bow on the shoulder and that was always my gripe about it. The bow is awfully cute but made it a bit awkward to put a cover over it because it always created an odd-looking bump. This suit is perfection. The ruching at the front hides my mom pooch, it looks so cute and is super comfortable.
ILLUMINATING FOUNDATION STICK | This is my new favorite foundation stick. It matches my skin perfectly and looks like I am wearing no makeup at all. Yet, it covers my redness and flaws and just leaves glowing and healthy-looking skin. It is ultra portable and so easy to touch up with on the go. It is the perfect summer makeup product. I share a demonstration in my Instagram stories.
WHITE WATERPROOF BIRKENSTOCKS | These are the “It” sandal of the summer for the second year in a row. There were notoriously hard to come by and the same seems to be true this season. So lightweight they feel like nothing at all and the footbed makes them so comfortable and supportive, you can wear them for hours on end. They get restocked periodically so keep checking and I will keep you posted as well.
FUCHSIA NAIL POLISH | To me, a hot pink polish is the quintessential spring and summer color and instantly kames your wardrobe seasonally appropriate. This one is a new favorite. I love the color and how it wears for a really long time. The brush also makes it super easy to apply and the result looks like a professional manicure. The color is “XOXO”.
DENIM SHORTS | I think a white tee and a pair of denim shorts compromise my warm-weather wardrobe 80% of the time. It looks cute, I feel good in it and it is so easy. The shorts are a new favorite and are so affordable, you can get 2 pairs. I always go up one size in shorts to make them a little looser and slouchier looking.
RTIC COOLER | This cooler is legit. It is a more affordable version of the Yeti cooler and we absolutely love ours. It keeps our food fresh and our drinks cold for hours, even o the hottest of summer days, and it doubles as a flotation device. So, if you are too lazy to get out of the pool for a cool refreshment, just throw the cooler in the pool with you and you will be all set. My kids tested this out and it worked perfectly.
TANNING DROPS | I love a good, healthy summer glow and these drops make it so easy. Just add to your regular moisturizer or body lotion and apply for a streak-free, healthy glow in just a few days. The color looks so natural and real. It is perfect for us fair skinned gals and builds up beautifully. They are much more affordable than some of the pricier options and I love the pretty packaging!
I hope you enjoyed this post about my spring break staycation essnetials and it will inspire you to have some fun in the sun, whether you are heading somewhere for spring break or you are staying home like myself.