August 6, 2014

Beach Bag Essentials

What's in my beach bag?

Hey y'all!

Summer is sadly coming to an end soon. But my family is taking advantage of it by sneaking in a beach vacation to South Padre! The beach is one of my favorite places to go, so you could definitely call me a beach bum.

Since I like to go to the beach fairly often, I figured I should share some of my beach bag essentials!

  • A good tote - As someone who likes to take a lot of stuff to the beach, it's so important to have a big sturdy bag. This one in particular holds a ton (I'm talking like a puppy if you really wanted to) and bonus points : It's waterproof!

  • Cover up - I'm not a big fan of walking down to the ocean front with nothing on but a bathing suit. I think a lot of people are this way! I'm not sure why, it just feels weird to me. I always like to get a big t-shirt to wear as a cover up because it's comfy and super casual.

  • Bathing suit - If you're going to the beach, this is clearly something important to bring. I usually opt for bikini's just because I think that's what looks best on my body type. But if you're not into that, there are so many cute one-piece options on the market!

  • Beach towel - Another "duh" item, but also a super easy one to forget. My family has specific towels to take to the beach since they kind of get all sandy and gross after we use them!

  • Sandals - I wear my Jacks pretty much everywhere. This sounds kind of weird, but I usually put them in the water because it makes the leather get tighter, which I prefer since they stretch out the more you wear them. So if you own a pair that are a little too stretched, try putting them in the ocean water!

  • Sunscreen - For me, it's important to have a sunscreen that smells good. It seems silly, but it's just something I look for before I purchase one! I also prefer to buy the spray sunscreens with lower SPF since I want to get tan, but not burnt. 

  • Baseball hat - I don't like my face getting too much sun exposure, so I always always always bring a hat with me. I also use it over my face whenever I decide to take a nap (which usually happens when I'm at the beach)

  • Sunglasses - The beach is always really sunny so it's important to keep sunglasses with you at all times. Especially if it's a white sand beach, the sun will reflect off of it and make it even brighter. Protect your eyes!!

  • Water bottle - Hydration is key. Bring a cute water bottle with you to keep encouraging you to drink up.

  • Bluetooth speaker - Playing music is a great thing to do at the beach because it drowns out the sounds of kids screaming and seagulls cawing.

  • Books and Magazines - I like to bring a few books I've been too busy to read plus a few gossip magazines! Reading is a great way to pass time.

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