The Tiny Heart: Friday's Fancies: Beach Ready

6.28.2013

Friday's Fancies: Beach Ready

You can almost always find me sitting on the beach during the summer since all I have to do is walk down the block. I think I've got packing my beach bag down to an exact science...
 



Here's what inside the bag:

1. Sunscreen. I always use SPF 50 or above. I prefer the spray kind to the lotion because they're so much easier and quicker to apply. I like to use this one on my face since the traditional sunscreens can clog pores.

2. Water. My little trick: put your bottle of water in the freezer a few hours before I heading to the beach so it stays nice and cold all day in your cooler.


3. Magazines. A guilty pleasure of mine is reading style or celebrity gossip mags on the beach. Just be careful touching the ink or it may rub off onto your skin from the sunscreen!


4. Cover up. I like to wear a long tunic/tank as my beach cover up to get double the use out of it. 

5. iPod. Putting in my headphones is crucial for tuning that one loud/annoying person who decides to sit near you. Just be careful with blowing sand getting into your electronics.


6. Flip Flops. These are essential for walking on the hot sand. I like to stock up on the ones from Old Navy, since they make them in every color of the rainbow for dirt cheap.


Throw on a colorful swimsuit and you're good to go! What's in your beach bag? 


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41 comments:

  1. I need all of these + snacks :) Laughing at #5!

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  2. Great post. Thanks for the great tips.

    Sofia


    Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  3. that is pretty much what i carry, too...except add in some sand toys! i love your tote! hopefully it's not as humid and warm there for you so you can get to the beach this weekend!

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  4. This is almost exactly what I carry to the beach too! Lucky girl that you're so close to the water!

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  5. That's pretty much what I have in my beach bag too! Plus snacks. I always have snacks! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. Now I'm ready for the beach!

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  7. Awesome! You've got all the essentials there. I'm jealous of your proximity to the beach. I would also be down there all the time if I lived so close. Have an awesome weekend!!

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  8. My pool bag looks a lot like your beach bag! HA! Love my gossip mags!!!

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  9. Yes, that is what I take to the beach or pool too! Must have sunscreen, water and magazines!! Best day ever!

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  10. fabolous bag dear....so nice...xoxo
    happy week end

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  11. It's pouring with rain here Sharon, so to say I'm jealous is a tad understated!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  12. Soooo jealous! I wish I had a beach close to me!!

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  13. i want to be on the beach!! happy weekend!

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  14. Perfect essentials there girlie!!
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  15. You've got it covered Sharon!
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  16. I can't tell you how jealous I am of how close you live to the beach. That it just so awesome...looks like you've got your essentials covered my friend!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  17. Aww yay I love having a good magazine to read while laying on the beach too! xx Kat

    Love and Ace

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  18. I can not believe I still have yet to go to the beach this year!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  19. I actually always keep a spray bottle in my beach bag filled with cold water -- it's perfect to spritz yourself and cool off when you're trying to lay out and get tan, and don't want to take a dip in the ocean. I'm telling you, it's essential! xo

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  20. YAY! Beach day! Love your bag :)

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  21. love the beach bag! can't wait to go to the beach this weekend!

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  22. Oh I am glad you get to live at the beach. My nearest beach is in California 800 miles away. We have a lake named "Bear Lake" that has a great shore line of black sand and the water doesn't get deep for miles. Even the littlest of kids can wander out in it for several yards and it is great fun. So that is my "beach" here in Utah. It is the best in August and September because it is a cold lake and in those hot months it is JUST RIGHT, awh ~~ and it is an hour away!

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  23. you live in an wonderful place, love your look!
    Ciao

    Nicky
    www.mywishstyle.com

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  24. Jealous! I used to love the spray lotions but we realized they really made up streaky so we switched back to regular lotion. The spray is good for your face though...and it gets into my hairline which always seems to burn on me!

    Have a great weekend, Sharon!!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  25. I'm so jealous you can just walk down the street to the beach! Your bag pretty much looks identical to what I'd pack in mine... except I would also include some non-melting snacks! haha

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  26. I just wish I could have a beach bag :( have fun and get some rays for me :)
    Ginny

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  27. I wish I could walk to the beach! You're very lucky :)

    Luisa
    Why Don’t You Make Me?

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  28. Cool essentials! If I could go to the beach every day I would. I like your times square tote too. :-)

    MO

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  29. The essentials - a magazine, sunscreen and flip flops lol

    Alissa
    FeelingGoodStyle.com

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  30. So lucky you have the beach! I wish I did! I right in the middle of the country!
    xo,
    Jacqueline

    stylininstlouis.com

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  31. I'm so jealous that you have a beach that close to you! I live in Wisconsin and we've been thinking more and more about a move to the coast. It would be a dream!

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  32. Same things are in my beach bag! Jealous you live so close, that must be amazing during the warm summer months!

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  33. Lucky girl, to live so close to the beach! Good to know the Jersey Shore is back in action!

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  34. It must be amazing living so close to the beach. I would love to go to the beach right now!

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  35. Haven't been to the beach in such a long time. I agree these are essentials! You have such a cute blog, love the title!

    xoxo, Aman | coffee chic

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  36. I so want to live next to the beach! Seems really awesome and great for the summer:)

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  37. Lucky you to live near the beach!! Love this beach bag! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  38. SPF 50 or above? You are really safe. I usually throw on 30 and call it a day.
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