I only finished unpacking from my Chicago trip last night and I realized next weekend I will be in Croatia, eek! It will be my first week long holiday of 2021 and I am THRILLED! However after a very chilly Summer in London I got thinking about all of the things I will need to pack for this warm weather trip and thus, put together today’s post on beach essentials. You will not see any of the larger items like towels, umbrellas, or chairs but here are some of the smaller items I am currently coveting:
I have found the past few years Target has great options and I can see why x and y are the current best sellers – too cute! My favorites are the Target Style Juniors’ Cover Up White Romper from their Xhilaration brand and this Dusty Mauve Tie-Dye Duster, such a cute cover up from Shade & Shore:
I still have a few pages left of AShoe Dog but I know I will need at least one more, likely two. A few that have been recommended The Break-Up Book Club – by Wendy Wax (Paperback), The Husbands by Chandler Baker and The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman even though it was published more than a decade ago! All three of these, and any other option I will bring, will be the paper back versions because even though I am checking luggage weight will still likely be a consideration factor for my beach essentials. (And while Anna K Away by Jenny Lee was suggested it is not on the list as the release date is not until Apr 26, 2022.)
While I really don’t need any I always think you could have more but I am going to hold off on buying anymore because to be honest, it is really not necessary. And I will certainly be packing these two Side Tie Bikini Swimsuits!
Another one that will 100% be in my suitcase and `I recently stocked up. My tried and true straw sun hat will be in the bag along with a number of SPF items. All in all I will likely have half a dozen but they will include the Supergoop! Fusion Lip Balm Acai SPF 30 which I have recently became obsessed with and the EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 which has been a go-to for years!
What are your beach essentials?