beach vacation

What to Pack for a Beach Vacation.

Are you heading to the beach for Memorial Day or any of the weekends in early summer? I shared some patriotic-leaning finds to celebrate the Fourth and Memorial Day on Sunday and some swim picks a few weeks ago, but a couple of other pretty picks…

beach vacation packing list

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So many chic beach finds!

SIMPLE JELLY SLIDES THAT GO FROM POOLSIDE TO DINNER IN A SNAP

JUST THE PRETTIEST ONE-PIECE (TWIN WITH YOUR MINI ME)

FUN BEACH TOTE ($139 — COMES IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT VARIATIONS, LIKE THIS ONE FOR ST. BARTHS)

SEASHELL EARRINGS (ALSO LOVE THESE) — PAIR WITH A SIMPLE LWD AND A LOW BUN AND YOU’RE READY FOR DINNER

LOVE THE IDEA OF WEARING A LIGHTWEIGHT SKIRT, LINEN PANTS, OR LINEN SHORTS WITH A SWIMSUIT IF HEADING TO LUNCH STRAIGHT FROM THE SAND

THESE WEAR-WITH-EVERYTHING RATTAN DROPS

BREEZY DAY CAFTANS/COVER-UPS LIKE THIS LEM LEM, THIS XIRENA, THIS JULIET DUNN, OR THIS SCALLOPED STYLE

FUN CHUNKY SUNGLASSES/MASK CHAIN — I HAVE THIS! — TO PAIR WITH YOUR CHIC SHADES (LOVE THESE INEXPENSIVE MINT GREEN ONES)

NOT A FLIP-FLOP GAL, BUT THESE ARE MY GO-TOS AT THE BEACH — THEY ARE SURPRISINGLY STURDY; I’VE HAD A PAIR FOR A DECADE AT THIS POINT AND THEY STILL LOOK GREAT, ESP GIVEN THAT THEY ARE OFTEN WORN IN SAND!

A COUPLE FUN BUT BEACHY EVENING-OUT DRESSES, LIKE THIS DAMARIS BAILEY, THIS RIXO, THIS MIRTH, AND THIS FAITHFULL DREAM

ALL OF WHICH WOULD BE PERFECT WITH THIS BEYOND-ADORABLE PAM MUNSON SEASHELL CLUTCH

THIS $30 SWIMSUIT IS AMAZING

IF YOU ARE A HEELS GAL, I LOVE THIS EYE-CATCHING OPTION FROM CULT GAIA AND THESE BOTTEGA-LIKE MULES, BOTH OF WHICH ARE SUPER VERSATILE

INDIA AMORY PAREO

Love the idea of keeping makeup simple, with this “glowscreen” (illuminating SPF!), my favorite blush stick (doubles as lipstick), mascara, and a beachy scent.

P.S. Don’t forget a good beach read and my secret to low-stress travel: packing cubes.

P.P.S. European pharmacy favorites worth the hype.

P.P.P.S. I regret not traveling more before children!

2 Comments

  1. Aaaahh beach vacations — I CANNOT wait! I would really, really love to go to Hawaii this year (we were supposed to go last year for my brother’s wedding), but we’re not quite convinced about flying just yet…

    Still, I was so happy to find this blue and white striped and ruffled toddler swimsuit from Carter’s for $15!!!

    https://www.carters.com/carters-shop-toddler-girl-clothes/V_2J163110.html

    It’s actually a bit more mint green than blue in person (at least to my eyes), but I still love it and bought another one for next year!

    A new-to-me brand of sunscreen (and everyday skincare) is Pipette. It is SPF 50 and SO good and so easy to apply on my 3 year old. With some mineral sunscreens I feel like I’m rubbing them in forever. No white cast too (and we have tan skin). It’s under $10 today on Amazon!

    1. OMG, I LOVE that striped swimsuit!!! Thanks for sharing that. Ordering immediately.

      And thanks for the Pipette rec!! I agree on mineral sunscreens – so hard to apply. I’ve preferred sprays/aerosols for that reason as the consistency is usually a bit easier to rub in. Going to try Pipette!!

      xx

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