Because I Said So: Spring Break Essentials
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Break Essentials

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  I received the beach bag courtesy of Properly Southern. As always, all opinions and pictures are my own!

Spring Break is a distant memory for me. I realized yesterday that this year makes six years since I graduated high school and two since college. Hello, I'm old. 

Unless you are a teacher, in grad school, or really, really lucky, Spring Break disappears when you walk across the stage to get your diploma--not that I'm bitter. These days, my "spring break(s)" are limited to the weekends in Spring. (which isn't really that bad of a deal!)

And what a weekend we had this past Saturday and Sunday--the weather was PERFECT

With the weather beginning to warm up, you can find me in one of two places: the pool and the boat. I seriously wanted to stay outside ALL day on Sunday. Regardless of the location, there are a few must-have items that I make sure to never forget to pack.




What to Pack: Beach Bag c/o Properly Southern, Sunscreen (the more SPF the better + don't forget to reapply frequently), a Towel, Reading Material (I love a good chick-lit book and Southern Living because duh), Headphones, a Mini Emergency Kit (you know just in case + they are just so cute!), and Water (don't forget the koozie!) Not pictured: Sunglasses--I was wearing them, oops!








I have a confession. It's been awhile since I actually had my own beach bag (that was cute). Last season, I would either awkwardly carry everything to my destination--dropping things here and there, or put my belongings in someone else's bag. 

Don't make my mistake y'all! 

You can get your own beach bag and so many other adorable items (LOVING these and these) from Properly Southern -- you can use code BCISAIDSO on the website to save 30% OR click over to the Etsy store and use code BCISAIDSOETSY to save 30% there as well! Offer lasts until April 30th.




14 comments:

  1. Love the bag. I should get one because I don't have a designated beach bag and then I'll use just a random one and find sand in there month's later when I want to use that bag for something new. Whoops! Also love your hair!

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  2. those are so cute. I could use a beach bag!!!!

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  3. I love the bag! I have a Lilly beach bag I have used for the past 2 years and I love it!

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  4. ADORE that bag!! The size is perfection for the beach!!!! Shout out for discount codes whoo hoo!!!!
    My 10 year high school reunion is this summer... 10 freaking years. It can't be!!!

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    1. I know right?! And it's got a side zip pocket on the inside so it's perfect for smaller things!

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  5. I need a new beach bag! Yours is so cute!

    acupoftay.com

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    1. It's funny how you never realize you need one until you SOL or see someone else post about their bag!

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  6. Ooh...I LOVE that bag!! I will definitely check out that shop :). I definitely miss spring break, summers off, and winter breaks, but I love the freedom that comes with being an adult (i.e. I can take a week off whenever I want, lol!). Fun post...I need to check out that book that's in your photo as well!
    Vicky @ randomlittlefaves.com

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    1. I started the book last night and so far so good!

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  7. Love this bag! Is it the canvas or vinyl version?

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  8. Love the bag! & a good book & some good magazines are always a must have!

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  9. This bag is adorable, but holy schmokes your fishtail braid is spot on!
    I did a video of my own spring break essentials, because let's face it, I'm living up this whole collegiate spring break thing alllllll the way to graduation. (;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkBIbXPJy3o

    cominguprosestheblog.com

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    1. Haha thanks I'll give your compliments to my 13 yr old sister who did my hair for me!

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  10. I love and need this bag! I always turn those free Victoria's Secret totes into beach bags, but they're not really beachy. I think it's time I change that!

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