Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring Break Essentials Pt. 1: The Beach

The countdown is on, my friends, spring is only a few weeks away which means many of you will be packing up and heading for warmer climates. I for one, have already started thinking about (and purchasing) items that I will need for when I am on vacation. The nice thing about traveling to warmer climates is that you pack lighter items, which allows you to pack more! I definitely have a packing issue because I never know what my mood will be when I arrive, so I always end up putting half of my closet in my suitcase.

To try and alleviate this issue, I have started making a list of "Spring Break Essentials," which I will be sharing with you over the next two weeks. This first post specializes solely on items for the beach (my favorite type of packing!). 
  1. A good beach towel: I am a towel addict! When I find a good brand of beach towels I tend to stock up. Now I'm not talking about any old beach towel, I need a heavy duty towel that will keep me dry but also provide a little added cushion/comfort for when I am laying out catching some rays.
  2. Flip Flops: I don't know about you but I can't wear nice sandals on the beach, they are just too uncomfortable. Give me a good old fashion rubber flip flop and I am happy.
  3. Bathing Suit: Duh, need I say more. Check out my favorite ASOS bathing suits here.
  4. A Beach Cover-Up: I've been on the prowl for one this year, something light and comfortable that I can wear over my suit when I am walking to the beach or headed to the pool bar!
  5. Beach Tote: Perfect for carrying all your beach necessities. I'm a sucker for totes that have a vacation theme... seriously loving the Kate Spade one above.
  6. Sunglasses: Again, duh. You can see my favorite sunnies here.
  7. Hat: I can lie in the sun for hours on end but every once in awhile my face needs a break from all the rays. A baseball cap is a great way to keep the sun out of your face but still look good!
What do you like to bring to the beach with you?


  1. I love that cover up - I never seem to have very cute ones!

  2. I love the essentials! I really need to get a new bathing suit before my next vacation!

    Prep on a Budget

  3. Great essentials! I also usually bring a frisbee or football to toss around on the beach and some good sunscreen!


  4. I'm so ready to be beach bound! Great tips!

  5. These are some cool tips honey...thx for sharing...:-)

  6. I love that bikini! Great essentials!


  7. I'm loving that baseball hat! Baseball hats are like the epitome of Spring!

  8. SUCH a cute cover-up. I love cover-ups for the beach. A nice big beach towel is a MUST! I prefer mine monogramed!


  9. Have so much fun!! I love that towel! An oversized one is a must! A cute cover up and a good book are my essentials!

  10. As I am sure you already knew, I am obsessed with all of Kate Spade's Italian themed items! I want that bag so bad! I think you should definitely get it!

    Ashley | History in High Heels

  11. I love a good book. If I have a good book I am set! Oh and maybe some sweet tea! :) Cant wait to hear about your trip when you get back!

    Love Always,

  12. I love that towel!! That is so fun! I can sit on the beach for hours, but I do need my beach chair and a book. Come on summer!


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