spring break ready.

i cannot believe spring break is almost here. well, technically it is here, for me at least. i had a marketing test yesterday afternoon and my class this morning got cancelled (PRAISE THE LORD) which mean spring break is here two days early!! WOO!
for spring break, my family has gone skiing for as long as i can remember; until i hit college. ever since then i kind of just go with the flow of my friends and do whatever the group wants to do. last year we went on a cruise to the bahamas, this year we are going skiing and i’m pretty sure next year we’re already planning yet another cruise.
i have such a hard time choosing which climate i’d really rather spend my week in. i LOVE to ski. i grew up doing it every year that it just comes naturally now (like riding a bike) and is relaxing. the beach on the other hand is just a week of laziness and sun with the cool ocean breeze blowing through your hair.
but i thought since i’ll be going skiing in colorado this year, that i would share a few spring break pieces that you would love if you’ll be beachin’ for a week.

 

i’ve linked everything above (PLUS MORE!) in the shopstyle widget.
i love all of these pieces so much, but here’s a few little tidbits on a few of them.
1. those espadrille wedges. i swear they are all over instagram right now and it seems like every blogger has them, but come on! how cute are they?! and so comfy i bet. props to you marc fisher.
2. the white free people dress up in the corner comes in several different fun, bright colors perfect for a beach vacay. it could totally double as a beach cover up and a cute going out dress for dinner or drinks.
3. that bikini set? i DIED when i saw it on cara loren’s instagram. i’ve never seen a bikini that shade of red and i love it! it’s strappy and lacy and wired. perfection.
okay, i digress. i just really love spring break okay?!
but for real, if you are going on a trip for your break please please please be careful. so careful. make wise choices. be safe. all of those things your mom would tell you because it is so true. scary things happen all the time and if you’re not careful they could happen to you. i love you all so much and would hate to see or hear about any one of you getting hurt.
with that being said, HAVE FUN!!

spring break photo diary: caribbean cruise.

honey, i’m hooommmmeeee!
just kidding there was no one waiting on me back home in stilly, but that’s why i have you guys right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

i don’t know how i’m going to contain myself as i write this post, because this past week was so full of fun!! i guess i’ll just give you a quick, day-by-day run down of the week.

oh! and don’t miss out on the little spring break trailer i guess you could call it down below. 
because sometimes pictures just aren’t enough. ๐Ÿ™‚


monday:

– two of my girlfriends and i flew out to miami to meet up with our roadtripping friends at the port

tuesday:

– got off the boat super early in nassau!
– explored downtown nassau, the straw market, and junkanoo beach
( if you’re going to nassau, you should skip junkanoo and pay the $4 taxi/ferry ride over to paradise island.)
– road over to paradise island (home of the atlantis resort!) and beach bummed on cabbage beach.
– after dinner that night, we headed back to senor frogs to dance our little booties off! SO FUN.

wednesday:

– tendered off coco cay; aka royal caribbean’s PRIVATE island in the bahamas! what, what?!
– beached alllllllllll day

thursday:

– key west, florida!
this is such a quaint little town, and i love it! make sure you grab a slice of key lime pie while you’re there and head on down the the most southern point of the continental u.s! so cool!
( don’t like key lime pie? stop by GLAZED. this gourmet donut & coffee shop has THE BEST key lime pie dessert in the country! )

friday:

– said goodbye to our home for the week ๐Ÿ™
– spent a little bit of time at hollywood beach in ft. lauderdale before catching our flight.

i’m dying to know what y’all did for spring break!
let me know in the comments!
xoxo, emily

spring break necessities + LINK LOVE

we’re a week away, ya’ll!! 4 days to be exact!!
(unless you’re on spring break this week, which in that case i’m jealous.)
as you all know i’m cruising to the bahamas with some of my best friends for the week! last week i shared my pre-spring break haul, but this week as i’m getting mentally prepared (or trying to) for this trip, i thought i’d share some absolute necessities.
these will work for any beachy/tropical trip and are things i will be extra sure not to forget!
spring break necessities
spring break necessities by loveemmarie ]

obviously, if you’re hitting up the beach you’ll want a swimsuit! but don’t just get any suit. get a suit that you feel like a “total smoke show” in (as katey mcfarlan would say), and it’s true. the more confident you feel, the more fun you’ll have!
confidence is sexy, ladies!!

let’s get some of the other obvious things out of the way.
beach hats: duh.
sunglasses: duh.
easy sandals: duh.
SUNSCREEN. duh

while it’s obvious, it’s often something that us girls especially tend to forget. SUNSCREEN.
please please pleaseeeee don’t forget to apply sunscreen! save your skin, pretties!

along with sunscreen goes lip balm. i love burt’s bees. i’m also going to bring a fun lip color for prancing around and looking cute…priorities. ๐Ÿ˜‰

and of course my go pro to document the WHOLE TRIP!!!
that means be prepared for a vlog! yay!

to finish up this spring break post i’ve got some other related posts from my girls over in the InfluenceHER Collective, because if i gave you all of this advice this post would be a novel.

WHAT TO PACK FOR HAWAII
kait shares what to pack for a trip to hawaii (she lives there, jealous!).

SPRING BREAK SAFETY
amy gives you the down low on spring break safety. if you’re planning a trip with friends, please give this a read! safety is key!

SPRING BREAK PACKING LIST
hannah is also sharing her sb packing list! such cute things for a fab spring break trip.

HOW TO CELEBRATE SPRING
not going anywhere for break? paulina has some fabulous ideas for celebrating spring no matter where you are!

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE SPRING BREAK
10 amazing tips for preparing for spring break. thanks, erica!
(also features the CUTEST weekender ever.)

xoxo, emily