Monday, May 9, 2011

Beach Bag Must-Haves

Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! :)

Today's post is dedicated to what's inside your beach bag! I loveee bags (any kind), but especially big totes for the beach or the pool. I would love to have these items in my beach bag. Bright colors are so trendy right now, and all of these items are perfect for looking cute by the ocean or the pool. Here are my necessities:

1. Jelly sandals, Lilly Pulitzer, $38  
I love the sailboat pattern on these, and the fact that they're jelly! You can wash them off after the beach and ta-dah, good as new.
2. Earrings, Silver Lining Decor, $12  
The color of these reminds me of water in the tropics.
3. Cole Haan sunglasses, Nordstrom, $150 
I'm loving the tortoise-shell and the retro feel.
4. Docksider clutch, Lilly Pulitzer, $128  
The stripes are nautical but the hot pink adds a feminine touch. Stow your makeup or sunscreen in here to keep it out of the sun.
5. Bobby pin, Kate Spade, $45  
Get your bangs off your face with these cuties!
Perfect for fingers and toes.
7. Pink bangles, Vis-a-Vis, $55  
Plastic bangles are perfect for the pool because you don't have to worry about them getting messed up in the water.
8. Straw hat, Kate Spade, $75 
Keep the sun off your pretty face with this gorgeous sun hat.
9. Tinted lip balm, Ulta, $3.99 
This pretty tinted lib balm contains natural UV filters to protect against the sun.
10. Wine tote, J Crew, $45  
Make sure your wine stays chilled while your poolside.. this case is so cute I think I would have to find other reasons to use it!

In addition, I always have to bring along a book of sudoku-puzzles and a good read! Speaking of good-reads, I need a new book to read now that I have more free time. Does anyone have any suggestions for good books?

Love, Caitlin


  1. This is a fabulous list! I LOVE the Lilly clutch and Kate Spade hat! This collage is so cheery and summery--LOVE it!

  2. Great list! I can't wait for summer - I'm literally bursting at the seams! (my button just fell off my shirt in the library haha)

    Good book : Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (if you haven't already read it)

    and I'm also obsessed with lands end canvas totes - they come with pockets inside and they house ANYTHING, when I nanny (which is all summer) these bags are life savers, I never lose anything!


  3. great list! love the sunglasses!! xx katie

  4. Just found your blog and love your beach bad ideas! The Lilly clutch is adorable! :)

  5. I love all these picks--especially those earrings. And J Crew would have a wine tote (love it!). I am currently reading The Glass Castle by Jannette Walls--pretty good!

  6. What a fabulous list! I cannot wait to be able to go to the beach and I definitely plan on filling my bag with your must haves!


  7. i love the color of that essie polish! they have some great colors. summer nail polish is my fave!

  8. Love your picks! I'm also always sure to have a good book in my beach bags!

  9. Love this collection - I'm ready to go to the beach after looking at it! hehe. The bobby pins are especially cute!

  10. love those cole hahn sunglasses!!

    best books are redeeming love - francine rivers, the help - kathryn stockett ... those are my faves and i read ALL the time (:

  11. I love that you beach bright bags and other accessories.! and i introduce to another link ,