(Mind you, this is just the bag for Stephen and me. Caroline has her own because...babies. They require a whole lotta stuff, which merits it's own mammoth bag.)
Old Navy Women's Faux Handled Straw Tote // Jeepers Peepers Jamie Sunglasses from ASOS // Echo 'Happy Days Geo' Cover Up
I love a straw bag because they dry out quickly, (just make sure to dry them out within hours after they get wet. Otherwise, they can get quite stinky.) I found one like the above at Old Navy last year and it has held up pretty well! Aviators are also a requirement because DUH. And a cute cover-up since we usually eat lunch at the marina's little hole in the wall restaurant after we go out (and no one wants to see this chick put away a big 'ol jalepeno burger wearing a bikini.)
|L.L. Bean Seaside Beach Towel (here) // BurnOut Kids Physical Sunscreen (I got ours on Amazon)|
I really like L.L. Bean's beach towels because they hold up after mucho, mucho trips through the washing machine. And this is my new favorite sunscreen (below). It's called Burn Out and, although it is meant for kiddos, I like it because it lasts all goshdarn day. No reapplication needed, folks!
Clarins Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Suncare Oil (here)
Once I've achieved a little bit of color, I can usually get away with an SPF 30 oil-based sunscreen. I LOVE Clarins Sun Care Oil Spray for my skin and my hair. If you have color-treated hair, spray a little on before you hit the water. It'll keep your color fresh and non-brassy!
It's also important to keep your lips protected on the water all day. I swear by the FRESH brand Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Sugar Coral.
Other things that require no photos:
-Extra ponytail holders
-iPod (we just plug it into the auxiliary jack and blare whatever we want)
-Water Noodles (I know they're meant for kiddos, but they're darn perfect for sitting in the water without having to tread water.)
-Gatorade (Gotta stay hydrated.)
-Koozies (To keep the beverages cold whilst sipping.)
-Bandaids, Neosporin and Advil (Accidents happen. Be prepared.)
These are just a few of my bag staples, but I'd love to hear what makes the list every time you hit the beach or lake. And, go!