The Darling Nomadess: Beach Essentials

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Beach Essentials

Summer is finally here and we all know what that means! Beach time! While I don't have any set plans for beach time quite yet, it's never a bad idea to be prepared for when the opportunity arrises. During the summer, I keep my beach tote and swimsuit close at hand so if a road trip to the beach or swim time at a pool comes up, I'm always prepared. Here are my essentials!

I provide my own shade with a classic straw hat! Christian bought me this one for my birthday last year. I adore the oversized bow!

A fun and brightly colored beach towel is a must! While I love the ocean, I'm not one to enjoy swimming in the vast body of water. I'm not a strong swimmer so I just layout on the beach or play a game of volleyball. Laying out a unique towel will help you remember the piece of land you claimed after long walks on the beach. 

Jack Rogers sandals. Do I need to say more?

For a long day out in the sun, I definitely don't want to be worried about underarm discomfort (…or smells…). Dove Advanced Care with NutriumMoisture is my go-to antiperspirant as it moisturizes and keeps me smelling fresh.

Sunglasses. For obvious reasons.

I'm extremely pale and love it so I try to protect my skin as much as possible from the sun's harmful rays. I use Maybelline Baby Lips with SPF 20 to keep my lips moisturized and prevent blistering. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration with SPF 30 is my go-to sunscreen as it also acts as a lotion. It also doesn't have that sunscreen smell. This moisturizing sunscreen smells heavenly with tropical scents such as coconut! 

I have been itching to strut my stuff on the beach in this ruffled bikini! I received this suit compliments of ASOS back in April and its been calling my name all spring long. 

While many might not find them to be the best beach reads, I enjoy reading classic literature. I think this year I'll read Emily Brontes' "Wuthering Heights" while relaxing on the beach. 

Lastly, the perfect beach bag to carry all the essentials in. Right now I have two beach totes so the struggle is real in determining which one to use for vacation! I won this adorable flamingo tote from Letters from a Mermaid blog and Crabberie and received the navy/natural straw tote as an early birthday gift (3 weeks, people)! Which do you think I should use?

What are your beach (or pool) essentials?

With Love,


  1. looks like you have all the essentials covered! i love the second (striped) bag!

  2. You are definitely ready to go! My vote is for that stripped bag -looks like it will go great with your cute straw hat!

  3. I really need to get to a beach this summer and just relax! Those were some great essentials needed for a great trip!

  4. Cute, I love all your essentials. Friday my post is beach essentials too!

    I love those jack rogers, I only have fake ones but LOVE them.

    And if I had to choose I like the navy beach bag :). Have fun at the beach!!


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