10 Essentials for a Beach Vacation

April 8, 2013

Even though I live on the coast and can visit the beach as often as I'd like, I can't help but long for a tropical beach vacation when the weather starts to warm up. If you're lucky enough to be heading to some exotic locale soon, here are ten essentials to keep in mind when packing. 
1. Oversized sunnies are an absolute must. I love these cat eye frames--so on trend.
2. Taking a reversible bikini is like taking two different swimsuits, and you'll save a little more room in your suitcase (because every square inch matters)
3. Pack a no-fuss dress that's weather appropriate but can easily work for a nice dinner. This one has a sexy open back for a dramatic exit and it's only $30!
4. Protect hair from sun, salt water, and humidity with a  good leave-in conditioner. 
5. Don't forget a cute bag for carrying all your wares to the beach. Lay it flat at the bottom of your luggage to save room.
6. Save space in your suitcase by taking along embellished sandals that you can slip on for the beach, shopping in town, and to dinner.
7. A sunscreen that works for both face and body means you won't have to pack two separate bottles.
8. Perfect for a leisurely post-swim lunch, a casual, lightweight tunic can work as a dress or a top.
9. Stay covered and look chic in a wide-brimmed straw hat. Wear it on the plane so it doesn't get smashed in your suitcase.
10. A sexy, bold lip color, just because. 


  1. These are some great picks. I got some free goodies at my job the other day and got some wonderful self tanner can't wait to try it out!

    Ali of


  2. Yay! I love that someone else has a passion for the Soy Leave In Conditioner- it works wonders!
    Holly Foxen Wells

    1. Right? It's a must for throwing salt water-ravaged hair up into a top knot.


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