I can't believe it's already the middle of July! Summer is flying by, and it has barely felt like summer with starting a new job and getting settled in a new city. This past weekend I went out to the pool for the first time and it was great, it was the perfect way to spend a Saturday and long July 4th weekend...and it inspired this post.
I always love to read about what other people carry around with them (is that weird?) so I thought I'd write my own. Check out a few of my favorite things to take to the pool: :)
Bag \\ I'm totally always the one with the giant oversize beach bag stuffed full with stuff I don't need, or end up not using (pretty sure I end up taking my entire library...), which is why I love this big canvas bag with pockets and such to stay organized...because even when relaxing I'm still a bit OCD.
Baseball Cap \\ Caps have definitely been an essential the past few summers, and I've enjoyed growing quite the collection. They're perfect for a day at the pool because they'll hold my hair back and I can stick it over my face and take a nap :)
Sunglasses \\ Of course this is an essential in the summer, especially at the pool with the glare of the water and concrete. I like thin wayfarers or aviators so I don't get giant sunglasses tan lines (which has totally happened to me before...)
Flip Flops \\ Pretty sure this is the only time you'll ever catch me in flip flops, but they're definitely the perfect accessory to the pool for obvious reasons. These American flag Vineyard Vines ones would've been perfect for last weekend!
Beach Towel \\ Obviously this is a pool day essential, I love my monogrammed one that my mother got for me, but isn't this retro-inspired J.Crew one just perfect!! I need it!
Tumbler \\ I always have to have a drink with me when laying out. A nice glass of lemonade or ice water is perfect, and this Kate Spade tumbler is too cute! :)
After Sun Lotion \\ I'm kind of bad about putting on sunscreen (oops) because I generally don't burn (unless I'm on the white sandy Floridian beaches for 4 hours straight without sunscreen...then I'm laying in bed in pain the next day...true story), but I do enjoy a good after sun lotion especially since my skin tends to be on the dry side.
Enter Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration. I got a bottle to try from them and recently used it this weekend, and I love it. It makes me skin feel great after laying out in the sun, which usually drys it out. It smells great too and has aloe in it. Using an after sun lotion is actually very important, it helps your skin after being subjected to harsh UV rays and helps to maintain your tan.
What's in your beach bag?