Beach Day Essentials


Nothing screams summer like a quintessential day at the beach. The sun is shining, the temperature is rising and work? Well…It’s a distant memory. Time to relax and catch some rays! Of course, you can’t forget your beach bag essentials. Here are my must haves:

1. Textured Summer Straw Hat – I love this floppy hat from JCrew.  It’s great for keeping the sun off of your face while still making you look “beach chic”.

2. Fujifilm – Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera – ​Instagram is obviously the fastest way to share your poolside pictures, but film photos using this camera are much more fun!

3. Black, Grey and White Mexican Blanket – Gunn and Swan make these fun yet functional Mexican blankets that are great for laying out on the beach. Or an impromptu picnic with friends! They have a ton of bright colours but I fell in love with the black and white.

4. Indy New York Noir Bikini – Triangl is one of my favourite swimwear brands at the moment. I immediately fell in love with this jet black bikini, perfection! All of their products come in fun colours and interesting textures, most similar to wetsuit material. I’ll take one of each!

5. Market Tote – A cute beach bag is a must! This JCrew straw tote is perfect for carrying all of your beach essentials. It’s ridiculously roomy and you are able to fold it flat for easy packing!

6. Birkenstocks – back by popular demand and trending this summer! I was happy to see Birkenstocks making a comeback…they are extremely comfortable and much cuter these days. Great sandals for a beach day.



  1. July 25, 2014 / 9:50 am

    I bought a pair of Birkenstocks this year and they are the most comfy sandal.

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:27 am

      They really are! I remember buying my first pair in high school and never took them off.

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:23 am

      It was love at first sight!

  2. July 25, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    I would love a good trip to the beach with these in tow!

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:22 am

      Lovely set up at the beach for sure!

  3. July 25, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    I finally bought my first Birkenstocks!

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:21 am

      Lucky lady! What one’s did you snag?

  4. July 25, 2014 / 11:26 pm

    Love this! Deffinitly. Everything you need at the beach! Always bring this stuff!

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:20 am

      You got it! My go to’s!

  5. July 26, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    I am not too sure this body would look even halfway decent in a bikini, but I agree with everything else! My almost 11 year old baby flab needs to go away before a bikini gets on this bod! Birks are amazing!

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:19 am

      I’m sure you look great!!

  6. July 26, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    That pink camera looks cool.

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:18 am

      It takes great photo’s too!

  7. July 26, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    Birks are awesome.

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:18 am

      I know, so comfy!

  8. July 27, 2014 / 9:27 am

    Birkenstocks are on my list to buy , they look awesome also love the pink camera 🙂 love fujifilm:)

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:17 am

      The pink camera is up there on my wish list

  9. July 28, 2014 / 8:22 am

    Love your Beach Essentials post! I just canNOT believe Birkenstocks have made a comeback, I used to have so many different pairs of these♡ lets just pray the Birks with socks (horrible) trend never ever makes a comeback!

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:14 am

      Ahhh no not the socks, let’s hope not!

    • July 29, 2014 / 11:12 am

      I know right?! Fashion forward and functional!

  10. July 29, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    I am loving that tote!!

  11. August 4, 2014 / 2:26 am

    Great list! I haven’t heard of that camera before — is it good?

    • August 4, 2014 / 10:37 am

      It’s amazing, great for snapping fun summer pics!

  12. August 8, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    My mom and sister own Birkenstocks and rave about them. I have to give them a try.

  13. August 9, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    A perfect list for a perfect day at the beach

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