Beach Bag Essentials

June 29, 2011 by

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I am a true beach gal at heart. I love the serenity of the ocean, the cool summer breeze and the longer lazy days. However, It is essential to have all the right accessories for the day. Here is what is currently inside my beach bag:

Beach Bag Essentials

1. I like a medium to large size tote that either zips up or has some type of closure at the top to keep the sand away from everything that’s inside. The Seafolly beach bag is just the right size, has a small pocket inside for some cash and your phone, but also the nautical stripes will be a perfect complement to any beach ensemble.

2. A Kindle – there is nothing like relaxing at the beach with a good read.

3. Don’t forget about protection for your locks. A floppy hat is not only practical but stylish as well. The Jemima hat by Melissa Odabash adds some flair with the belt detail.

4. I cant live without my Oliver Peoples shades. They are light, trendy and provide protection.

5. Jumpsuits are the It cover-ups of the season. This 100% cotton bandeau romper by Seafolly will keep you cool and covered.

6. The YSL Gloss Pur lip gloss in #4 is just the right hue of pink for the summer. Its more vibrant in the tube and when applied gives a nice shimmer with just a hint of color. It’s not overly sticky and has a fruity scent to it.

7. Don’t forget to lather on and repeat with sun protection.  Natural and protected skin is in!

8. And talking about protection for your skin, don’t forget about your pout. To keep your lips nourished and hydrated try Burt’s Bees Lip balm with pomegranate oil. It lathers on creamy, has a tasty pomegranate scent, and some varieties even come with SPF protection.

9. The Tkees leather flip-flops are timeless and my newest obsession for the summer. I mostly love their simplicity. Trove Tkees are made in Brazil out of soft leather, and have tons of colors to choose from.  The foundation colors are my favorite; the Sunkissed color matched me perfectly.  No wonder their slogan is “cosmetics for your feet”.  Did I mention they are super comfortable, match everything and at $44 you don’t have to feel guilty picking up more then one pair.

Filed in: Advice, Insider
2011 Seafolly Swimwear, 2011 Tkees Sandals, Floppy Hat, Swimwear Accessories


Alla is a self-proclaimed foodie and a scrabble geek at heart. If she wasn’t working in the swimwear business she would be a food critic, party planner or world traveler.

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  • Adriana

    Thanks for all the great summer tips!! Everything is so cute and practical. I looove those Oliver Peoples sunglasses, too. Any recommendations for a good tanner to add to the list? Thanks again!

  • Ally

    Hi Adriana,

    Thanks for the comments. I have not used many self tanners, however I have heard great things about the Jergens natural glow moisturizer as it adds color gradually. I am looking forward to trying it, and will keep you posted :)