Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day at the Beach

Summers here in Texas start a little early. I always have viewed May as the start of summer even though it technically doesn't begin until June. 

Since we are two days away from "Texas Summer", I caught a little bit of the beach bug and rounded up some bright and fun essentials that I can't live without during my days at the beach. Okay, let's be honest, my trips to the beach will be few and far between, but lounging by the pool will be a frequent staycation. 

Most everything shared today are obvious necessities, but I was excited to show you guys a handful of adorable staples that will make your sunny days even brighter; plus three beauty products you'll want to add to your summertime list. 

Let me start by saying that Delia's collection of swimwear this season surprised the heck out of me. I was doing some online perusing and came across their online selections. I realize this store is geared toward a younger, possibly teenage/college audience, but wow. Just wow. You ladies need to check out all the fun prints, patterns, styles and options. I have a feeling you will be saying wow out loud too.

I always make sure to carry along an insulated tumbler filled with water or Diet Dr. Pepper. I found two of the cutest Kate Spade arylic cups with straws (one is listed above) and couldn't resist sharing. 

This year I am adding some sort of clear tote to my personal "must buy" list. I always find myself digging through my beach bag for sunblock, snacks, goggles or lip balm. Having a clear bag is going to make life of digging through a bottomless pit more bearable. Nordstrom has several see-through bags and this bikini mesh tote is almost too good to pass up. 

One last dose of goodness is Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray from Not Your Mother's. I am a huge fan of their dry shampoo, Clean Freak. So, last year I gave the beach spray a whirl and LOVED it. It smells like somewhere tropical and really does provide textured waves after stepping out of the pool or lake. 

I hope this post gets you just as excited I am about the upcoming months. Days at the lake, lounging by the pool and a possible beach vacation puts a smile on my face. This is hands down my favorite time of year. 



Chelsea Oliver said...

Shanna! I'm craving summer enough without your peer pressure hahaha I love all of these picks, I'm moving to Texas now so summer will be here sooner lol


Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I already purchased 3 bathing suits, needless to say I am ready for summer.


Unknown said...

I threw away all of my bathing suits and am dreading going shopping for more :/ I may need to get a one piece or one of those cute vintage ones!

Charming Lucy said...

I feel like summer is never going to get here!! We have had the worst winter and I am a heat seeker! I have no clue why we live in Ohio! I have been wanting a clear tote too! The one you posted is perfect! I bought two suits for my daughter from Delias and they are adorable!! Susan

TaraMixandMatch said...

That lemon bikini top is everything!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I love my tumblers, but I think I may need that Kate Spade one on my life :)

Anonymous said...

Such great ideas. I can't wait to hit the beach. Our 5 year anniversary is in August and I told my hubby no presents just go on a trip to the beach. He asked me where to go and I told him anywhere that has a beach and all inclusive. I will need to keep these ideas in mind.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I freaking love that beach towel, I'm doing a summer things giveaway next week on my blog and that should probably be included.

And of course Not Your Mother's spray. That's one of the only products I use in my hair.

Rachel said...

I still buy stuff at Delia's from time to time- it's just too cute. Obviously I LOVE that lemon bathing suit!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I need some Texas summer in my life! I can't believe it's almost May and it's still in the 40s here. Ugh! I am SO in love with that bathing suit!

TheTinyHeart said...

Oh I can't wait till it's beach time here! It has been a chilly spring and I'm really hoping that it will warm up by Memorial Day weekend!

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Paige Flamm said...

That beach towel is so fun! I love it!


Gentri said...

Super cute!! I'm excited for warm beach days! I have an Albion for gift card giveaway happening now and their swimsuits are definitely some of my fav!

Because of Jackie said...

Love, Love, LOVE everything here. So colorful and fun. Now I hoping Summer will arrive in Michigan by July!

Helene in Between said...

now i want to go on vacation!

Unknown said...

That lemon bikini top is too cute!


Amy said...

Love that lemon bathing suit top!

xo Amy

Sarah Tucker said...

BRING ON THE SUMMER! This teacher is ready for some lazy days by the pool!

Alyssa said...

Stop it right now with that bikini–too cute!

Jasmin daily said...

Ahhh just got me so excited for summer! Orange and pink are definitely going to be the color combo of the season! Love all of these :)


Shannon Rice said...

So ready for a beach day (or week, whatevs)! That towel is definitely one of the cutest I've ever seen!

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Unknown said...

love those heart-shaped sunnies!


Abby said...

Oh girl, I am super excite for summer days by the pool too! I'm a staycationer as well. ;) That beach towel is too cute! I love the Beach Babe spray too- it definitely gives great waves.

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Stesha said...

i think our next weekend together should be at the beach! thoughts?!


Ashleigh said...

No beach in Kentucky!

Carol said...

Of all the thousands of beach towels out there, that's the one I recently bought and gave to my daughter as part of her Easter basket. It's bright, fun and she loved it.

Kayla MKOY said...

That TOWEL!!! I'm obsessed. You always pick the cutest stuff, miss!

Janna Renee said...

Oooohhhhlala I hope I get to use beach essentials this weekend! I NEED beach time in my life!