Thursday, June 14, 2012

Beach Bound

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I put together a few things that I think would be perfect for a trip to the beach. I love the idea of a bright patterned short and crop top to go over a bikini. Of course, in my perfect world I would wear this. I'm not that confident after having my second baby. (So funny how you bounce right back after the first baby but things aren't so quick to go back after the second!) 




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Of course, no beach trip would be complete without a few essentials for your relaxation time. Here are just a handful of things that I would bring to the beach.
  1. A cute striped beach towel is a must.
  2. Get a Kindle with a cute case and store numerous books for your trip. (Then you won't have to pack 3-4 paperbacks in your bag.)
  3. Protect your lips from sun damage with a lip balm.
  4. Don't forget to protect your hair! If floppy hats aren't your thing, use a spray to protect the scalp and your strands from sun damage.
  5. Unwind a little with a glass of wine (at sunset) or a mixed drink (day). These handy little stakes go down in the sand right next to your chair so your drink is away from the sand.
  6. Make sure you hydrate your body with plenty of water! Sitting out in the sun without drinking water is not good for your body! (Especially if you have had a cocktail. Make sure you replenish your fluids!)

38 comments:

  1. Ha - DON'T leave home without number 5:) Love the patterned shorts and those yellow sandals - too cute! And thank you for knowing exactly what I was talking about on The Bachelorette :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  2. This is a great post!
    Very informative :)
    Love the pink bikini.. super cute!

    Followed you!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    xoxo
    Chloe Polo

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  3. First, I have those stakes and they are AMAZING! Also, I completely agree, a kindle is a must! Great post :)

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  4. I've been looking for a pair of patterned shorts for a while - those are perfect! You're making me want to go to the beach! :)

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  5. Now I just want to go to the beach!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. love that pink suit and suddenly i wanna go to the beach now lol ahhh! xx
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  7. Number 5 is so essential. How awesome are those stakes to hold your glass in place! Ensures no alcohol abuse :)

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  8. I don't go anywhere, ever, without my Kindle, it is for sure an essential no matter what! Of course, #5 is also an essential :)

    Love this post!!!

    <3 Melissa
    http://scribble-n-dash.blogspot.com/

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  10. All great tips!! Definitely could use those in California!

    Ps. Definitely following you! =) Would love it if you could do the same. <3 <3

    xoxo
    lesleykim.blogspot.com

    LesleyKim

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  11. No lie, I have those shorts from Target and I wear them once a week!! They are my new faves!! Looks like great minds think alike! Loved this post!! Now, I need a beach!!
    xo,
    Shanna

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  12. Thanks for such a sweet comment :)<3 I loove those patterned shorts so much! Nice blog:)

    xoxo Eeva
    http://eeva-theapple.blogspot.fi/

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    -Kelsi

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  14. lovely post, love the bathing suit!!
    xo
    www.stylegod7.blogspot.com

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  15. Love this post and those shorts are awesome!

    xx
    leather-clouds.blogspot.com

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  16. wow them crazy shorts! love this post a lot!

    http://wishuponasmile.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. I wanna go to the beach!

    ilaktionova.blogspot.com

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  18. What! Those wine/bottles stakes are amazing!

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  19. Super cute picks! Loving the bag you picked! And those drink stakes are amazing! Too cool!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  20. So cute! Love it all -- especially those wine holders! That is so brilliant. I always love reading your posts!

    Here's how I've been handling summertime fashion!

    xoxo
    Emily
    emilyannestyle.com

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  21. That pink suit!!! I love it.

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  22. Thanks so much for comment on my blog! I like your blog! I’m now following you on GFC BLOGLOVIN and FACEBOOK!! I'm on all this sites too!!! So if you want to follow each other it would be a pleasure!!!

    TheSparklingCinnamon <3

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  23. Great beach gear! I love beach days :)

    http://www.brightandsassy.com/

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  24. LOVE the idea of those wine stakes! perfect gift idea!

    thanks so much for your comment!
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  25. What a cute bikini and cuff!

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  26. wow you're so cute!

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic!

    and hey guess what! i just started a new blog! i think i have some great ideas and i'd love if you could stop by and perhaps follow it, if you like! (i'm following you, of course!)

    http://www.annacbie.com/

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  27. Great blog, a new follower here :)
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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  28. Cute bathing suit, I'm loving the ruffles!

    xo erica

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  29. I need to get those wine stakes!!! That is the best thing ever! And I still need to get a kindle, I feel like I am behind the times :)

    Seize the Styles

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  30. Gotta be honest-the hair protectant and the wine would be the first two things in my bag! I love those wine stakes and also those shorts-great pattern!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  31. i never remember to protect my lips and i pay for it during the summer...

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  32. loving this post! great choices!

    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  33. oh my goodness, this is so fabulous. Adore this post, love. I just posted pictures from my wedding reception. I'd love if you'd take a second to swing by. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  34. That bikini is so cute! I always wear just plain rubber flip flops to the beach so the sand doesn't ruin my good sandals :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  35. SUPER cute tips! Love, love, love your blog :)

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