Beach Bag Essentials

Happy Wednesday, loves!
A few weeks ago I guest posted about my beach essentials on Emily’s blog {all you need is love}… but I thought I would post it again today for those of you who missed it. You all know how much I love the beach!
My first beach bag essential is, well, a cute beach bag! I’m in love with {this Kate Spade one} which is incredibly cute but also roomy enough to hold all of your beach stuff.
These {ava tortie shades} are my favorite purchase this summer. They look very similar to a Karen Walker pair of sunnies I’ve had my eye on, but without the $300 price tag! And this {summer straw hat} is key to feeling glam on the beach. I like to protect my face from the sun so I don’t get wrinkles later in life (don’t worry, I use self-tanner to avoid looking like a ghost!).
{Sunscreen} is essential to avoid sunburn, but don’t forget those lips! I’m obsessed with {supergoop lip balm} with SPF 30. If you’ve ever had your lips burned before, it is NOT fun! This lip balm feels great on my lips and also protects them from the harsh UV rays.
A {comb} and {detangling spray} are necessary if I don’t want my hair to end up in a tangled mess.
My monogrammed {tervis tumbler} is my best friend at the beach. I fill it up with ice water, lemonade or smoothies to keep cool and hydrated in the sun. I love the Crystal Light raspberry lemonade packets! 
And finally, I need something to keep my mind occupied while I’m laying on the beach. I bring along my Nook for some light reading and a book of puzzles! Yes, I am a nerd – I looove doing puzzles on the beach. Word games, sudoku, picture games, there is nothing more relaxing to me that working on a puzzle while I’m laying in the sun.
You know what else I’ve added to my list? These adorable monogrammed beach cup holders. A MUST have!
I know this {etsy shop} carries them, as does {swoozie’s}!
I may just have to get myself one. Or five.
What are your beach essentials?
Love, Cait

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  1. Uh! I love this post. You are making me crave a beach trip… Those sunglasses have become the hot thing to have on Instagram!

  2. have a great week

  3. Just got back from the beach, and I have a trip planned for the 4th. This post makes me want to go back now! I really love those cup holders. I'll have to get a few for the my next trip!

  4. I have this exact post for tomorrow! Great minds think alike πŸ™‚ I'm also dying to get those drink spikes- brilliant idea!

  5. I love doing puzzles on the beach too, its a good way to pass the time!!

  6. Great post! You make me want to go to the beach so badly!

    XO Imke

  7. Love Supergoop products! I need a nice beach hat- it's on my list!

  8. Love that tote! These are great picks, I go EVERYWHERE with my tumbler.

    Chelsea & The City

  9. Anonymous

    I love the tote!And what font did you use for your southern part of your blog header?

  10. Wow!!! =]
    Your blog is perfect!! I liked it so much !
    You are so pretty and your outfits are amazing!

    Like it=]

  11. That bag is absolutely adorable. And I too am crazy-addicted to those Crystal Light packets — I love them mixed with sparkling water.
    xo Josie

  12. This is the perfect beach bag! i have a monogrammed tervis that is one of my go-to's as well and the shower comb is such a good idea for my always-tangling hair.

    ah, you're making me miss vacation.

  13. completely agree with comb and detangling spray, id die at the beach without it!

  14. LOVE that de-tangling spray… works great and smells so good! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves a good puzzle at the pool/beach!


  15. Loving your beach bag essentials. I dont know why I never thought of bringing/buying detangling spray… must go get some before the beach tomorrow! xx

  16. I NEED those cup holders!

  17. Love this. And those monogrammed cup holders are SO cute!

  18. Posted something similar to this yesterday too! Except mine was about traveling, love all these items they are perfect for the beach!

  19. Off to buy one!!