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It’s been so hot in Florida lately. It was literally 90+ degrees the other day! With all of this hot weather comes… BEACH DAYS. I am so excited yall! I haven’t been to the beach since last summer so I am so ecstatic for my little beach getaway this weekend with a couple of my friends. As I’m packing and running around getting stuff for the weekend, I thought I would share a couple of my beach essentials.

The perfect swimsuit
There are so many different options when it comes to swimsuits. Do you guys remember when the only option was basically a triangle top and either a string or normal bikini bottom? Now there are so many choices, which doesn’t make it any easier for an indecisive person like me LOL. We have high waisted bottoms, high cut bottoms, bandeau tops, one-pieces, one shoulder tops, etc. My personal favorites have been one-pieces and high cut (very Kim K).

Sunscreen
I’ve been listening to  The Skinny Confidential’s podcast and she talks about the importance of sunscreen all of the time! Now, I’m not the best about remembering to apply it on a regular day (except my face, I always put sunscreen on my face), but when I know I’m going to be outside for long periods of time I make sure to coat myself with it. I love the spray on ones because it’s not that much of a hassle and it dries pretty quickly!

Literature
There is nothing more relaxing than reading a book or magazine on the beach. I’m not currently reading any good books but I’m definitely packing a couple of my magazines! Some of my faves are Vogue, Elle, and Condé Nast Traveler. A little inspiration and relaxation.

Accessories
Let’s face it, we all know that if we’re going to the beach we are taking tons of pictures LOL. So why not accessorize? Sunglasses, hats, beach bags, I love it all! My must have is definitely sunglasses. There are so many different styles that I go a little crazy when it comes to them LOL. I shared my collection on insta-story the other day and I may have a slight addiction. Ooops!

Slides/Sandals
My Adidas Adilette’s are usually my go-to’s when I go to the beach (and I’ll still bring them on the trip), but I got these Plaka sandals that I am slightly obsessed with! I can’t wait to wear them. They have that beachy vibe to them, but they look more like a sandal. I like that I can bring them to the beach or wear them with a cute dress. A versatile shoe is always key, especially if you’re staying at the beach for awhile.

And those are a couple of my essentials! I got some new things for the trip that I can’t wait to share. Follow along with me on Instagram to keep up with everything going on this weekend 🙂

-M

 

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