Here comes the sun…

Yesterday may have just been the first day of spring, but I am 100% ready for summer weather. Get me some sunshine and a body of water and I will be happy… no matter what! Even though 80 degree weather isn’t quite here yet, I have all of my pool and beach essentials covered. That is preparation, y’all. First of all, I’m dying over this monogrammed sun hat and tumbler from Swoozie’s! (You know my motto – if it’s not moving, then monogram it.) I love this tumbler because it’s actually a wine glass inside of a tumbler. I filled it up with water, but you can bet after a day on the beach it will be filled with wine/margaritas/daquiris/etc. πŸ˜‰ 
Secondly, I’m loving my blue and white striped beach bag from Hayden Reis. It’s waterproof, which means I don’t have to worry about the contents getting ruined inside! Not only that, but there are billions of pockets for all of my necessities – sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, books… you name it. I can’t wait to pack it up for road trips and the beach! 
Finally… for a day in the sun, you must have two things: a cute bathing suit and a cute cover-up. The Orchid Boutique has THE PRETTIEST swimsuits I’ve ever seen. Not lying! I bought a L*Space swimsuit from them last year, and couldn’t resist this one because of the ruffles. For a cute cover-up, I went with this gorgeous tunic from Hazel and Chic. I would totally wear this with jeans or leggings, but it also makes the perfect hippie chic cover-up for a day on the beach. I just love the stitching details!
Disclaimer: I am totally embarrassed to post pictures of me in a bathing suit on my blog. (Nobody likes seeing themselves in a bathing suit, right?) So be nice please!! And have a great Friday!

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  1. I love everything about your summer preparedness. I hope that weather gets here soon!

  2. you look great. So no need to worry how you look in a swimsuit.

  3. That wine glass tumbler is hilarious! Love it.

    Bedknobs & Baubles

  4. girl if I looked like you I'd wear a bikini every single day! LOVE all of this monogrammed summer inspiration

  5. I love that you’re as big a fan of monograms as I am πŸ™‚ You are rocking this suit girlfriend!

  6. I love that hat! So cute!

    Prep on a Budget

  7. Anonymous

    Ohhh mah goodness. You. Are. A. Stunner!!! I expect to see some of these pics floating through my pinterest feed under "fit inspiration" boards, I know you're definitely inspiring me!!! Let's plan a summer play date. Love you!

  8. Great bikini! Can't wait to get my bikini out and hit the beach… Few months more of waiting πŸ™‚

  9. Cute bathing suit<3

  10. I love your bathing suit! Don't even worry about how you look in a bathing suit. You look amazing!


  11. You look gorgeous in your swimsuit – that shade of pink is perfect on you. I also LOVE your hat!


  12. yay! summer! your body looks gorgeous too! jealous!
    ladies in navy

  13. What color/brand is your nail polish?? So cute!

  14. I love everything about this post! You are so ready for summer Cait πŸ™‚ Your bikini is gorgeous! I cannot wait for sunny 80 degree weather either!!

  15. What a fun post! I love everything about it! I am going to have to order myself a wine tumbler…what a fun idea πŸ™‚ Girl, you have nothing to be embarrassed about, you are in great shape! πŸ™‚


  16. you look awesome caitlin! i totally bought the bathing suit top


  17. Anonymous

    Perfection. Love everything!

  18. Anonymous

    I am in love with that swimsuit, the color and design is just perfection.

  19. I am so in love with that bathing suit!

  20. Oh my gosh, this suit is GORGEOUS! And you look amazing in it πŸ™‚ Ummm, someone has been minding their diet and fitness over the winter. Someone who is not me, lol!

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  21. Anonymous

    This swimsuit is absolutely gorgeous, and the hat ahhh stunning! Great post. I need a monogrammed hat like that. They are way too cute!


  22. what color/brand is your nail polish?! i love it!

  23. Obsessing over the hat!

    Jessie at

  24. That bikini is so cute!


  25. I absolutely adore that monogrammed hat! LOVE!

  26. I just bought a small sunscreen bag from Hayden Reis and absolutely love it. I kinda wish I didn't have a new-ish beach bag so I could justify buying one of those too! And I love that bikini!!

    PS – you look great, and shouldn't be embarrassed. We're all supporters here!

  27. oh my gosh what DON'T i love about this post?! adorable swimsuit and sunhat and bag!

  28. Love that sundress! And the sunhat & bag are absolutley adorable!

    xx Ally

  29. Gorgeous! Obsessed with all the monograms!

  30. Well now I'm ordering a monogrammed sunhat asap. And I would love to get the name of your nail polish too! It looks like THE perfect light lavender.

    Seeing your beach pictures all the time is like a ray of fashion sunshine for me in this never-ending NYC winter.

    Hope all is well with you- go Heels πŸ™‚


  31. Love the hat!!! Do you have any swoozie coupon codes for your followers?

  32. Love love the tumbler & the hat! What color nail polish?

  33. Um, you have an AMAZING body that I wish I had! If I did, I would be all about the bikini pics! LOL. Love the hat…I'm a huge fan of a good sunhat and the monogram just makes it better.


  34. First of all, I'm dying over this monogrammed sun hat and tumbler from Swoozie's! (You know my motto – if it's not moving, then monogram it.) …