Friday, July 11, 2014

What's in my Beach Bag?

Happy Friday, friends! I don't think I've ever meant TGIF more than I do today, because this weekend is finally beach weekend with John! I am so thrilled to spend a weekend with my best friend, without anything we have to attend or do. As much as I've loved the weddings and occasions we've celebrated so far this summer, I simply cannot wait to just be with my guy. 
I took the day off, and John has the weirdest work schedule ever, so we're leaving bright and early today (AKA this blog post was scheduled; look at me thinking ahead of time!). Since we're going to be spending the next few days on the Carolina coast, I've packed my trusty Lilly cooler- and not with drinks! Yes, my friends, I use an insulated bag as a beach bag. I realize this is probably not kosher, but what's a girl to do when it's her favorite nautical pattern and the perfect beach bag size? 

Ready to see a couple of the items that made the trip to the island with me?! Now, not all of these will actually be in the beach bag, but I consider them beach essentials. 

1. Comfort Colors Monogram Tank. I ordered this on Etsy recently as a casual tank to just throw on with some Norts. This laid-back look will be perfect for when John and I want to explore the neighboring islands! 
2. Chacos. I've already lamented about my feelings on Chacos here, but I think I'll be especially glad I have them this weekend! 
3. Beachy book. My sweet friend Christine recommended I read some Dorthea Benton Frank if I was looking for a good summer read. As soon as I brought home one of her books, my mom raved about the author's southern style, so I knew I was in for a treat! After reading The Land of the Mango Sunsets, I was pleased as peas, and I decided what better place to read a book about the low-country than... the low-country?! 
4. EOS. Does this stuff even need an explanation? I think not. 
5. Raybans Wayfarers. These sunglasses have lasted me a good four years, and that speaks for their durability!

Alright, y'all, now it's time to tell me what I left out! Any beach must-haves beside the obvious sunscreen and towel?!

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  1. I almost had the same idea to use the Lilly cooler as a beach bag! It's one of my favorite patterns. Glad to know I'm not the only one who thought of using it that way!! Have fun at the beach!!

  2. I love the idea. Hey, its adorable! And I hope yall have a great weekend!!!

    Love Always,

  3. Have fun at the beach!

  4. I use my Lilly cooler as a beach bag too! It's the perfect size for it. Have a great time at the beach!