beach towel / coverup / bikini / sandals / book / water bottle / sunscreen / sunglasses
For this month’s B Bar linkup, I’m sharing my list of summer essentials (see other linkups here and here). When I first thought about my essentials for summer, I envisioned denim shorts, tank tops, fedoras and flip flops. The list quickly got out of control! Instead I decided to focus on a perfect summer day for me and that’s a day at the beach. Growing up in Minnesota, my summers were spent outdoors but we didn’t exactly have picturesque beaches at our disposal. Since moving to Arizona, escaping the 100+ temperatures to the beaches of California is one of my favorite summer activities (my personal favorite is Manhattan Beach!)
I purposefully kept to the essentials for this summer list: a colorful beach towel, a classic black bikini, a coverup and sandals in a hue that screams summer, a fun book (I’m reading this one right now, it would be a perfect beach read!), sunglasses and sunscreen to protect me from the rays and a water bottle to keep hydrated. Of course no day at the beach is complete without an ice cream cone in your favorite flavor!
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26 and Not Counting / Alyssa J Freitas / soak and simmer / The Not Quite Adult / Carrie Loves / The Yuppie Files / PRBlonde / Knowing Kelly / Something Good / Feathers and Stripes / Cassandra Monroe / Otherworldly / Sunny Side Up / Life Modifier / Leigh Clair / Rae Loves / Rose Colored Water / Rossetto / Fashion to a T / PreppyPanache / Emilie Lima Burke / Ember & March / Business Betties / with love from ellie / Mint Julep Girl / Love Peace and shimmer / Rae Everyday / Little Wild Heart / star-crossed smile / Perfect Enough For Us / LIFE BY BRI / Sorcha Eleanor / Brikasia / Dreams and Colour Schemes / Elana Lyn / Sequins & Strawberries / Pattern Me Pretty / Beauty and the Pitch / White Oak Creative / The Toppy Top / White Cabana / In The Grey / Taryn Williford / Cooper + Thames / Mrs. on the Move / Magnificent Temptations / Meg Biram / Victoria McGinley
I love the style of the wrap-bikini top. So perfect. I can never find a super affordable style, but maybe this summer!
Summer is just incomplete without ice cream, isn’t it?! I think I eat my weight in ounces of it from June-September! I’ve found so many great new books to add to my summer reading list via the linkup- I’ll be sure to check out The Knockoff!
Love the bikini, cover up and beach towel! Those are definite must haves. I used to work in Manhattan Beach, CA, we used to grab lunch and go down to the beach to eat… it was a nice break from the office. And, beautiful, too!
I am adding so many fun books to my summer reading list because of today’s linkup. This is awesome. And, yes, ice cream is DEFINITELY a summer essential!
I just got a pair of sandals nearly identical to the ones you posted and they’re so versatile in the summer! I moved to DC from Phoenix and I’m definitely not missing the crazy heat!
Love the swell bottle! I really need to get one!
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What a lovely list! I agree with your summer essentials, I think that you did a great selection :)
xx Jamie| Love Peace and Shimmer
Your list is perfect for a great day on the beach!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on my take on this month’s prompt! You can read it here at:
Have a happy summer!
Lovely response to the June linkup – ice cream is definitely an essential of mine too!
Sophie | http://www.dreamsandcolourschemes.com
LOVING that black bathing suit! xx