Spring Vacation Essentials

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

Spring Vacation Essentials with Elaine Turner

My look // Dress | Clutch | Shoes | Bracelets

Britt’s look // Dress | Clutch | Shoes

No sooner than Britt and I touched back down in Houston, we had already started planning our next getaway. It’s true what they say, traveling really is the only¬†thing that you can buy that makes you richer. Well richer and fatter because lords knows you eat and drink WAY too much on vacation. Nonetheless, I think it’s safe to say that the travel bug has officially bit me so I might just be a fashion blogger turned travel blogger. I’ll keep you updated on that one ūüôā

With it being the first day of Spring and vacation on the brain, I thought what better time to share a few fashion items that I am loving for vacation this year. If you are headed to the beach or somewhere tropical, Britt and I have partnered up with Elaine Turner to share with you what you can start stocking up on for those Spring vacations (besides the obvious necessities like swimsuits, sun hats and all the sunscreen in the world!).

1. Tassels

If you thought that tassels were big last year,¬†think again. Tassels are making an appearance on just about anything and everything you can imagine, from earrings to clothing to bags. If you are worried about over accessorizing when it comes to tassels, I’m here to let you know that the limit does not exist. I¬†wore my stacked bracelets with almost every single outfit on vacation and I’d be lying if I told you that I did not wear tassel earrings with every single outfit AND swimsuit. The obsession runs deep with this one.

2. Bright colors

As soon as the warmer weather hits, bright colors come out of hiding! This year especially orange, fuchsia, yellow, and lime green are huge. There are plenty of bright colored tops and dresses out there but if you aren’t into wearing such bold colors, the best way to add in color is through your accessories. The colorful tassels on my clutch went perfectly with several outfits that I brought with me on the trip. You can also bring in color to your outfit with your jewelry or shoes.

3. Cork accessories

I first fell in love with cork last year when Elaine Turner came out with this bag and¬†it was the perfect accessory for my trip to Napa because wine has corks, duh ūüėČ I love that Elaine Turner has now designed an entire cork line that is the perfect festive touch for the beach or warmer weather. Since the color of cork is a beautiful nude color, the best part is that it goes with everything. I was almost surprised at how much I wore this bag and shoe combo on the trip. I’m serious when I say that they went with everything! A plus when you are trying to pack lightly!

Elaine Turner is kindly offering It’s All Chic To Me readers 15% off of your entire purchase with code SHELBI17.¬†If you are needing¬†to spruce up your Spring wardrobe, be sure to use this special discount to treat yourself to something special!

For more ideas on what to start stocking up on or if you are interested in getting a glimpse at what all you can be sure to see when it comes to Spring fashion, make sure to also check out Britt’s post today where she is also sharing her 3 must haves.

*Thank you Elaine Turner for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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Spring Break Instagram Round Up

Happy Friday and I apologize for my blog hiatus. I’ve been having some serious post vacation blues and am just now getting back into the work groove. I also must apologize as I am most positive that I spammed your newsfeed with obnoxious vacation pictures. O wait I haven’t stopped because let’s be honest the vacation life is much more interesting than real life! Pretty poolside cocktails > excel spread sheets and half eaten donuts. If you are not following me on Instagram (shame on you!), and would like to shop my Spring Break¬†outfits, I am going to go ahead and give you all of the outfit details today before sharing the rest of my trip later on because SO many of my outfit pieces¬†are already selling out. Simply click on the item below each picture to shop what I am wearing.

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Swimsuits via Kortni Jeane

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Spring Break Instagram round-up

Again, if you are looking for any more vacation or summer outfit inspiration, I have an entire page here that I am currently crushing on! Don’t forget to check back to see more of Britt and I’s adult Spring Break adventures soon!

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Beach Trip Packing Guide

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The day is finally here that I get on a plane to Puerto Vallarta! I thought it only appropriate to share some of my¬†not-so-obvious things that I¬†can’t go to the beach without. You can shop these directly by clicking on the pictures above or the corresponding numbers below the picture collage.

Sunhat and sunglasses– Hopefully it’s going to be sunny wherever you go so bring your favorite shades and hat. Both of these are an absolute must for the beach to keep your skin protected from the sun. I always opt for a wider brim hat to get the most coverage. The sequins and cute message were an added bonus. As for sunglasses- I linked my new favorite pair of Karen Walkers which are a total¬†splurge, but if you you¬†don’t want to risk losing or messing up your favorites,¬†here is a knock off pair that is less than $25.

Swimsuits– If you saw¬†my recent post on one-piece swimsuits under $100,¬†then you know I am a huge fan of this trend. The beach is one of the most appropriate places to show some skin, so find a swimsuit (or 2) that you look¬†and feel¬†good in.¬†It’s not everyday that you get to show off that bod! I will be taking¬†this¬†sexy little number with me!

Beach shoes– The easiest way to make something instantly cute? Monogram it! Flip flops are a necessity at the beach and these Marley Lilly ones¬†are just about the cutest, well-made pair I have seen in awhile. I suggest¬†bringing along a pair that you can wear to the beach but will also double as a cute alternative¬†to wear with other beach outfits. Besides the flips flops, bring a dressier pair of sandals like a wedge or espadrille for a nicer dinner or event. I usually stick to 2 pairs of shoes on vacations and that’s it.

Comfy clothes– Bring a few comfortable outfits to throw on after a long day at the beach. My go-to is a graphic tee¬†and denim shorts. If it’s one thing you remember to pack, make it a pair of denim shorts. They are durable, can be worn in the sand and go with everything! If I am wanting to get a bit more dressed up, rompers are my favorite. They are quick, cute,¬†and don’t take up too much room in your suitcase.

JewelryРKeep it simple and versatile. Bring a couple pairs of earrings and a necklace that will match multiple outfits. My current favorite pair of earrings are the Bauble Bar tassel earrings.

Skin care– While my routine at the beach really doesn’t differ too much from my everyday routine, there are 2 products I wouldn’t dream of traveling without. Those are the Tula exfoliating mask¬†and¬†hydrating cream. When I am at the beach, I don’t like wearing a ton of make up (because I actually want to get some sun), so catching pimples before they start is a must. I will dab the exfoliating mask on blemishes before bed and wake up to a clear face! The sun will dehydrate your skin so I make sure to put a layer of moisturizer on my face in the morning and then also carry around my favorite¬†chapstick.

Beach essentials– Besides the obvious, some things that keep my life a bit easier and more enjoyable at the beach are a good book, a large tote, and a pool float. If you are like me, you probably don’t ever get time to just relax and read for pleasure- well the beach is the perfect time for that! A large tote is a must to load up everything you will be taking to the beach- towels, books, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, etc. Another thing that has come in handy for me is bringing a smaller bag to put my phone, money and any other essentials in so that I am not digging forever in my larger tote. Lastly, the pool float is perfect because is can double as a beach chair or a relaxing way to sunbathe in the ocean. Plus it’s the perfect photo opp ūüôā

Want to see what I am doing in Puerto Vallarta¬†while I am there? Follow along with me on snapchat [shelbiadams] or Instagram stories for all of my crazy, real-life shenanigans. Also, I wanted to let you all know that since I will be in¬†full vacation mode, there will not be a post up on Monday. Lastly don’t forget that I’ve already posted everything that I will be wearing on the trip¬†here so that you can grab it before anything sells out! Have a great weekend everyone!

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Beach Trip Packing Guide | It's All Chic To Me
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Adult Spring Break

Spring Break Vacation style: palm print tank + distressed denim + wedges

Spring Break Vacation style: palm print tank + distressed denim + wedges

Spring Break Vacation style: palm print tank + distressed denim + wedges

Spring Break Vacation style: palm print tank + distressed denim + wedges

Spring Break Vacation style: palm print tank + distressed denim + wedges

Spring Break Vacation style: palm print tank + distressed denim + wedges

Spring Break Vacation style: palm print tank + distressed denim + wedges

Spring Break Vacation style: palm print tank + distressed denim + wedges

Spring Break Vacation style: palm print tank + distressed denim + wedges

Spring Break Vacation style: palm print tank + distressed denim + wedges

Top: Similar | Pants: Levi’s | Wedges: Steve Madden | Clutch: Elaine Turner | Bracelets: Elaine Turner | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Photography by: Banavenue

If you could use a vacation I would like you to raise your hand right now. I’m assuming all of you are raising your hands and I might as well be jumping up and down waving both because this girl needs the beach and a drank STAT! Well I’m excited¬†to say that’s exactly where my happy butt will be in less than 2 days and I could not be more thrilled!

Britt, from Hello Honey blog, and I spontaneously decided a couple of weeks ago that we wanted an adult Spring Break adventure. Although we are certainly not above having a few too many drinks and dancing on the tables, we both were down for a more relaxing beach trip. Mexico was the obvious answer to our Spring Break wannabe blues. So without further ado, we are off to Puerto Vallarta in just 2 short days!

I have been snatching up all of the vacation wear that I can find. Nothing is more true when it comes to packing about suddenly needing 32 outfits for 3 days of vacation. #oops. If you are interested in getting a sneak peak of what I will be bringing along with me, I have listed everything here and also created a Spring Break wish list here.

This top is already packed in my ever growing suitcase and these jeans haven’t even made it in there yet because I wear them on a daily basis. There is a 99.9% chance I will even wear them on the plane. You know that pair of pants that very rarely gets washed because they are almost always on you? These are them and I have no shame whatsoever! As a side note, do make sure to size down in these as they run big.

I’d love for you to share along in our mini adult Spring Break adventures! Follow along with us on my Snapchat (shelbiadams) or Instagram as I post everything that we will be doing, where we are staying, and OF COURSE all of my outfits!

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Spring Break Wishlist + Shopbop Sale Picks

CLICK AN IMAGE TO SHOP THE ITEM DIRECTLY,
OR USE THE LINKS BELOW!

I remember in college I looked forward to Spring Break for months in advance. Planning out every detail so that once we all made it to the beach, it was 24/7 fun. Being the eldest child, I was not allowed to go on Spring Break until my junior year of college. Both of my younger sisters went when they were freshman. I’m still a little bitter about it but let’s continue on.

You don’t need an entire new wardrobe for the beach, because let’s be real you are probably going to be drunk in nothing but a swim suit the whole time. That being said, I always invest in a swim suit, cover up, beach bag and at least one cute outfit for a dinner out. Anything more than that and it just seems not to get worn.

If you are needing to stock up on any of these type of items, Shopbop is having their huge spring sale with up to 25% off depending on how much you spend. They have a great selection year round of name brand items. Everything you see above is apart of this sale. I’ve also included some additional¬†sale picks below. Make sure to make your purchases this weekend so that online orders arrive before Spring Break!

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