Beach Themed Wish List

June 30, 2015
Until this year, going to the beach was something that I could not do very often due to my geographical location. Now that I moved closer to the coast, I've been able to take advantage of my proximity to the beach and have spent some relaxing days at the shore. Since I've been going to the beach more often, I'd like to start investing in some items that will make my frequent trips to Hilton Head even better!

1) Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Emerald from ModCloth-

Bathing Beauty One-piece Swimsuit in Emerald

Truthfully, for the amount of time I spend at the beach and going to swimming pools, it's kind of embarrassing to admit that I only have ONE bathing suit. I can't say that I enjoy shopping for bathing suits at all, and being tall and busty has always given me issues when I try to find a flattering swimsuit. Also, I don't feel comfortable in a two piece, so that automatically narrows down what is available even further. Last year, I searched online for a bathing suit and found that ModCloth had a decent selection of one-piece swimsuits that were actually pretty adorable. After reading the positive reviews from others that said things like, "I haven't felt this good in a bathing suit in years," I decided to go ahead and order the Fruity Suity One-Piece Swimsuit and hope for the best even though I thought I might end up returning it. Once I tried it on, I knew it was a keeper! It was the most flattering swimsuit I had bought in ages and it definitely gave me enough coverage in all areas. I've worn that swimsuit so many times now and want to add another piece by the same designer to my summer wardrobe.

Fruity Suity One-Piece
2) Straw Beach Bag-


Lauren Ralph Lauren Portland Beach Tote
I have been using my teaching tote bag to carry all of my beach stuff in, and it's not really ideal to have to keep dumping one out for the other when school is in session.  Plus, some of the kids' papers got a little sandy, ha ha. I would like to have a bag that I only use for the beach. That way, if there is an impromptu meeting at the beach, I can just grab my bag and go because everything will be ready. The straw beach bag I really want is this Lauren Ralph Lauren Portland Beach Tote from Macy's. It looks roomy and gives off that summer/beachy vibe, but unfortunately at the current price of $147.99, it is a bit over my budget right now.  I will probably end up going for this INC International Concepts Beach Tote instead.  It's still cute and made of straw and is way cheaper at $34.99.

INC International Concepts Beach Tote

3) Face Sunscreen-

Currently, I just have a bottle of Water Babies sunscreen that I use on my whole body and face. I want to switch to a different brand because for me it does not rub in easily and which leaves my face looking as white as a ghost. I also can't stand that greasy feeling, so buying some sunscreen made specifically for faces is going to save me a lot of grief. The one I'm the most interested in right now is Clinique's Sun SPF 50 Face Cream because I trust the brand and other reviewers said that it felt "lightweight" and that it did not clog their pores.

Clinique Sun SPF 50 Face Cream
4) Deluxe 4 Position Aluminum Canopy Beach Chair from Beachmall.com

4 Position Canopy Beach Chair

I am not someone who can lay out on the beach in direct sunlight all day. I get way too burnt and one day last year, I was not careful and got sun poisoning. After that, my friends bought a beach umbrella (they also suffered), but I'd rather have this chair! It still offers shade, and I don't have to set it up or anything. Also, I love that it has a towel rack on the back, a cup holder, AND a pouch to store books.

5) Tinny Retro Cooler

Tinny Retro Cooler
I don't own a cooler of my own and each time I go to the beach, I just ask my friends if I can cram stuff into their coolers. Since I'm sure that they are getting sick of me doing that, it's about time to get a cooler of my own. Plus, this way I can have something to use if I make a solo trip to the beach. This cooler appeals to me because of its fun design! 

6) Martha Stewart Collection Beach Blanket

Martha Stewart Collection Beach Blanket
I prefer laying out on a beach blanket as opposed to a towel because I like to sprawl out.  This Martha Stewart one is one sale right now for $19.99 and can easily fold up into a square so that it's easy to carry.  The bright colors just scream summer to me.

What items do you need to pick up for the beach?
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22 comments on "Beach Themed Wish List"
  1. Those bathing suits are awesome. I have a black bathing suit that looks exactly like the green one and makes my waist look so thin! Good luck with your wish list!


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  2. I love that beach tote. I recently found a really cute tote that looks similar to that at Target for only $5!

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  3. Christine HawkinsJune 30, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    I am in need of some beach chairs, I found some cute ones at target that are on sale. That retro cooler is adorable and I will definitely have to check that out! I also love those thick beach blankets. I have a vera Bradley beach tote I carry with me also! Love your list, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Those bathing suits look super cute! And that beach chair! Easily the coolest beach chair I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. These are definitely some essential items to have...I love the INC tote bag, definitely my style. I do need to invest in some beach lounging chairs. Thanks for sharing...

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  6. I never thought I would say that I LOVE a bathing suit--it's so great to have found one that actually finally fits me right!

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  7. Ahh! I'll have to check at Target because $5 is a steal!

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  8. I used to just lie out on my towel, but then would use my towel to dry off and it would be all sandy. No thanks! A beach blanket will be a good investment, ha ha.

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  9. I think that beach chair is at the top of my list! They thought of everything!

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  10. This is so cute! My mom is going on a cruise later this year. I'm going to share this post with her. She'll love your ideas! Thanks!

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  11. I don't actually have any outdoor chairs, so the beach chair could also be used for outdoor get togethers/going to the park, etc.

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  12. Aw, thanks! I hope she likes the post, and tell her to have fun on her cruise. :)

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  13. We take sand toys for the little guy, a battery operated fan that squirts water and a big beach umbrella, although I want one that is like a half tent... I live in FL and have only been to the beach TWICE in 4 years.. I really need to get back out there!

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  14. That fan sounds like it would come in handy with children. If I had a family I would consider getting a beach tent!!

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  15. I burn so, so bad, and Tim is actually allergic to the sun, so we just make sure to take breaks. If we're not staying right on the beach we'll only go out for a few hours and then call it a day!

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  16. Brea Getting FitJune 30, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Such great finds! We have to make sure that we slather up in sunscreen down here!

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  17. I know what you mean. I still have marks on my legs from last year when I got burnt so bad. This year has gone better for me, but I learned the hard way!

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  18. For sure! I feel like I'm half-vampire sometimes. ;)

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  19. These are all great! I really love the suits!

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  20. That green one is calling my name!! :)

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  21. I kid you not, I bought a black version to that first bathing suit just last week. I love it!!

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  22. There aren't that many one pieces that I like, so when I actually find one that looks awesome it becomes a must-have right away. Yay for cute bathing suits!

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