Spring Vacation Must-Haves

This post was created in partnership with Victoria’s Secret and I have been compensated, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is the first year in a long time that I’ve had actual “vacations” on the books – I usually plan a few short trips here and there but this year is different — I’ll be jetting off to both Miami and Hawaii (both are trips I can take absolutely no credit for planning for, but am so lucky and thankful to be a part of!)

I’m a planner, and find that I’m way less stressed when I prepare ahead of time for things so I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to bring and what I need to be spring vacation ready.


First and foremost, I plan to ramp up my workout routine before my trips so cute workout gear is key.   I’m not naturally motivated to work out, so having something to look forward to is key for me.  Whether it’s an after workout smoothie, or cute new gear, I need something to keep it exciting for me.


A good self tanner and moisturizer are also key.  I am so impressed with the Victoria’s Secret self tanner.  It lasts all week long without having to reapply, and doesn’t have that yucky self-tanner smell.   It has the tiniest bit of shimmer to it, making you look like you glow from within – I can’t wait to put it on before the beach to see it in the sunshine!

I’m also wondering what I’ve been doing without a rollerball travel perfume in my life before now.  I have been taking it with me to work but I can just see it being the perfect thing to “freshen” up after a long day at the beach or pool if you don’t have time to shower before dinner.


And last, but certainly not least is a cute swimsuit (or two!)  My girlfriends and I have been longtime fans of Victoria’s Secret Swim because it’s super flattering and they have the best color selections!  I love neons in the summer because it amplifies your tan (if you have one — which I do not, but I am hoping to acquire!)

What are your summer must haves?

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  1. Friday, March 13, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Your trips to Miami and Hawaii sound amazing! I'm like you though, usually planning short trips here and there. Definitely need to focus on planning some big ones sooner though!

    Also, I LOVE that neon bikini! Too cute!

    xo, Alice at the Lone Star Looking Glass

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