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?