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If you haven't noticed yet, this is that special time during the year when everyone seems to be itching for change. People are leaving their jobs or starting new ones; diving into relationships or ending old ones—or, like me, they're trying to get away from all the chaos going on around them. We all need a break sometimes, and I'm more than ready to step out from under the cloud cover and into the sun—Hawaii! Here are my five can't-live-withouts for maxin' and relaxin' with my toes in the sand. Blue skies smiling at me... Chako

  1. I take my sunblock very seriously—I don't leave home without it! Clinique City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25 & Body SPF 25 Sun Block, $16.50 & $17.50, available at
  2. I'm loving this shade of green. Bring a touch of glamour to the beach with these Stussy Ingred Sunglasses in Lemon/Grape, $98, available at
  3. It's already May and I'm not ready to bare my tummy yet! Leave a little to the imagination with this adorable striped Jocomomola Rayasol Green one-piece with a sexy low-cut scoop back, $90, available at
  4. These shoes scream "vacation" to me. Strut your stuff with pride in these Tom's shoes: with every pair purchased, a pair will go to a child in need. Olive Toms, $38, available at
  5. This bag is so preppy cool and not afraid to get wet. Tote all your beach essentials in this roomy Orly Kiely Colourful Vinyl Handbag, $225, available at

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