When you’re a kid, going to the beach or the pool is the absolute BEST part of summer! We both remember coming home from a long day at the pool with a sun tan, chlorine in our hair, and just being completed exhausted from such a jampacked day. Oh how we miss being kids sometimes.
Now as adults, we don’t enjoy these days as much as we should. Neither of us belongs to a pool, and the beach can sometimes seem like it’s more of a hassle than a fun day in the sand. But we’re both aiming to change that and take advantage of these hot days before they’re gone!
These cute beach essentials definitely help give us the kick in the butt to get outside and relax!
Casey’s Summer Essentials
Bridget’s Summer Essentials
I scored this suit on sale just before our Iceland trip and really love that it’s stylish, yet conservative. It feels very durable when I wear it, which I appreciate in a bathing suit.
I’ve never been a sun-lover, as evidenced by my pale skin, so I’m all about the SPF! I typically don’t waste time “laying out” because my skin quickly burns and eventually goes right back to being bright white… skipping right over the best part — the tan! To protect my fair skin I typically reach for the SPF 100+ and stick to the shade as much as possible.
I’ve been wearing a nude pair of these sandals on repeat all. summer. long! I love them because I can easily slide them off and stash them in my bag. Yet after a long day at the beach or pool, they’re still nice enough to run errands or “go out” in. Plus they’re under $30 and come in all sorts of fun colors.
Like Casey, I forget, scratch, or break my sunnies, so having a cheap pair that I won’t feel terrible about breaking is a must. I’ve been loving this pair lately and I especially love their $14 price tag!
I hate when I wear a cover up that doesn’t actually “cover up”. Because usually after the pool the group decides to grab dinner and I feel super uncomfortable because my cover up looks like I just came from the pool! I love this cover-up because it’s an actual dress that covers me up and doesn’t scream “I just came from the pool”. Plus it’s black, which is helpful if your suit is still a bit damp and ends up getting your cover up wet too. I sometimes wear these dresses to the pool, and even for a night out on the town, and I’m not afraid to admit it.
And last but certainly not least, I always throw a hat in my bag for even more sun protection. If I’m looking to be more stylish I’ll opt to pack my straw hat like Casey’s. However if I’m being more casual, I love my Cubs hat… especially if I’m having a “don’t care about my hair” day. This hat is especially helpful at the end of the day when I run errands and my hair is a hot mess!
- Nordstrom: Early access to the anniversary sale starts tomorrow! We have been pouring through the catalog and can’t wait to hit up the deals!
- Club Monaco: Up to 60% off (this skirt is a showstopper!)
- Ann Taylor: 40% off tops with code “WEARNOW” (this top is a classic piece)
- World Market: Indoor furniture blowout happening right now. Amazing deals, including Bridget’s dining room table is over $200 off!