My Beach Bag Essentials

beach bag essentials

“It was 1989, my thoughts were short my hair was long
Caught somewhere between a boy and man
She was seventeen and she was far from in-between
It was summertime in Northern Michigan

Splashing through the sand bar
Talking by the campfire
It’s the simple things in life, like when and where …”

beach bag essentials

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Growing up in the Great Lakes State having my beach bag essentials ready to hit the road on whim was extremely important. When you get a phone call {more like a text now-a-days} ‘Hey want to head to the beach?’ you don’t think, you grab your beach bag and jump in your car. Since each beach goer is different, beach bag essentials will vary. For instance you have the the selfie stick mavens who look like they just got off a photo shoot {this isn’t me} you have the sit under an umbrella with pants and long sleeves on {this isn’t me} you have the bros throwing their football a little too close to the selfie mavens to get a better look {this isn’t me} and then you have the beach lovers who are there to unwind and relax … this is 100% me. When I feel the sand in my toes and sound of the waves my body turns tranquil, I probably should have been a mermaid.

My beach bag essentials include :

  2. An Adorable Swimsuit that I feel confident wearing like this one from Aerie
  3. A bright and fun romper as a cover up like this pink one from the Shopping Bag
  4. A floppy had to block unwanted rays and manage you hair on windy days like this one from Belle Boutique
  5. Comfortable Chic sandals like these Tory Burch Thongs
  6. Swoozie monogrammed Spikers because who wants sand on their drink?!
**Back Story about the Budlight & Clamato cans… Paolo and I love Bloody Mary’s and  like to rank them every where we go on vacation. This particular beach day was Sunday and we couldn’t puchase liquor anywhere … so we headed to the grocery to improvise. We found these Budlight and Clamato cans and said ‘Heck, why not? Let’s try them’ and they turned out being light and beachy. We’d definitely get them again! If you like beer in your Bloody Mary’s you should give these a try!
What are your Beach Bag Essentials?!

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  1. June 11, 2015 / 6:37 am

    Bow chicka wow wow! You look fab, Monique! Love that suit and your beach drink holders. Looks like an awesome day!

    Meg and Kelly | Peachtree Roadies

    • Monique
      June 18, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      Haha Thank you!! It was so much fun! xoxo

  2. June 11, 2015 / 10:08 am

    LOL I love your descriptions of the different people who go to the beach, 100% accurate! I hate beer… but if I needed to try something, I think I’d give those a go! You need to take me to some beer places and help me find one I’ll actually drink.. Loved your essentials!


    • Monique
      June 18, 2015 / 9:00 pm

      Thank you Cynthia! Don’t you worry, I will craft you into a craft lover! xoxo

    • Monique
      June 18, 2015 / 9:00 pm

      Thank you Syndey! I feel the same way! xoxo