|Mossimo Straw Beach Tote $34|
I like to have several beach totes to match my various beach ensembles so it helps when you can find something this cute at Target! It's roomy and holds all my beach/pool essentials.
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|Karen Walker Anytime Cat Eye Glasses $280|
These glasses are fab! Large enough to cover your eyes with enough style to
make you hip and chic in the sun!
|Helen Kaminski Provence 8 Straw hat $165|
|J. Crew Cubist Tunic $75|
You might find this rolled up in my bag as well. Sometimes I like a soft, loose coverup
with a little sleeve.
|Nixon Time Teller P in white $86.|
No one really likes to keep time on the beach but every now and then you need
to know when to flip over to achieve the perfect tan! If you want a waterproof watch but don't want to shell out a lotta bucks ...Nixon makes the Time Teller P which is available in 32 colors amazing color ways. I especially like their dip dyed collection but I chose the
all white so it will go with everything.
|Tory Burch Paloma Top $175 (on sale!!!)|
When I've had too much sun or want coverage on the boat this is my go to shirt!
I love the whole "mix match" bathing suit separates concept. Not everyone is the same size top and bottom.(actually rarely) This concept also allows you to mix colors and patterns making your suit a little more unique than off the rack matchy matchy. I feel out of fashion wearing a top and bottom that match anymore around my stylish nieces who look fab in tops and bottoms of different colors and patterns. Of course when you are young and wearing Trina Turk or Tory Burch, you look fab in anything, right? But then again, why not buy the Trina top and a bottom from tar-jay?
|Red Tankini top from Target $24.99|
|Tory Burch Cinched Skirt on sale $100!!|
|Havaianas "Needs Attention"|
|Pearl Stud Earrings from J. Crew $50|
I always feel naked without earrings, but don't like fusing with anything that gets in the way on the beach, especially when putting on and pulling off surf shirts. This little pair of pearl studs is perfect! Pearls seem so appropriate for the beach, after all didn't pearls come from the sea?
|Cathy Davey Etsy Shop "Salti" $30|
This nautical rope bracelet from Cathy Davey's etsy shop Salti is perfect for the water. She has so many great designs. Make sure to check out her shop Salti!
|OLYMPUS TG-630 |
A waterproof camera is a must and I am enjoying this sporty Olympus TG-630.
It compact and easy to use.
|Waterproof Case $14.99|
I highly recommend these cases for your phone or if you don't have a
waterproof camera. Just pop your phone or camera inside and it will keep
your electronics safe from the elements!
|Waterproof case with Lanyard $59.99|
I have threatened to wear this around everyday. I think it would be great so
like Disney where you might want a phone but are afraid you will lose it. It keeps your phone
handy at all times. Available for which ever phone you have...
Speaking about protection from the elements I never go out without....
|Ipad Mini w/Otterbox|
Now that we all use our ipads to read at the beach or pool, an Otterbox is a must!
I've been thinking about taking paint pens and decorating my case!
|Sun Bum $15.99|
Our local beach shop South End Outfitters carries SunBum Products and I must say I am in hooked (no pun intended)! Bar none the best sun products on the market! Tested and approved and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. Recommended by dermatologists! There is original , & pro versions available in lotion and sprays and comes in SPF 15,30,50 & 70. BabyBum is due out this month! This sunscreen not only delivers awesome protection from the sun's harmful rays, but smells good while doing it's job. I'm in love with all their products especially the lip and face protection.
|SunBum Lip Balm $4|
The SunBum Lip Balm has SPF 30 with aloe vera and Vitamin E. It is available in Banana, Mango, Pomegranate and my fav...Key Lime!
|James Read Liquid Tan $30|
No time for a tan? I suggest you rush out and buy some
James Read Liquid Tan. It's fabulous. He even created a video to
show you how to get the best results.
WATCH HOW TO VIDEO
From the looks of the rain outside today, I'm going to be using my James Read Liquid tan as well! Here's hoping you have a good book if you are stuck inside like I am today. I'm going to be reading this and trying to catch up with the study I'm doing this summer here at our beach! If I have a little free time this evening I plan to start reading this! I heard it was the "must read" book of the summer from my friend Elizabeth of Pretty Pink Tulips!
Oh! One more thing... if it is raining where you are you might want to follow my Pinterest boards because I plan to do a little Coastal living shopping online as well as adding a few new ideas to my summer wardrobe. I also have been posting lots of pics on instagram! I invite you to follow me on both! I'm planning to start a new DIY, yes I said it! DIY project on soon and will be posting about it on instagram as I progress. Watch out all you DIY girls!
What are items you can't live without in the summer? I wanna know?
Also, if you are a blogger and would like to be included in my "What's in Your Beach Bag" Monday posts, email me at Lisa@lisamende.com I would love to include you!