Summer Sun Essentials

Summer is unofficially here (and a few weeks early)! The weather is finally heating up in the CLE and with temps nearing 90 degrees, no less. The husband and I got our summer on a little early this year with a quick holiday getaway last week. This has me glad of the things I brought along and wishing for some other key pieces I still need to have on hand for an effortless, safe and stylish summer -  pool or beach-side. So here are some of my essentials that everyone should have at the ready.

A partner in crime. Be it a girlfriend, sister, boyfriend or husband, everything's better with someone to share the joke (or margarita) (or bad fashion watching) with

The husband & I in Puerto Morales

A cover-up that takes you from the beach to lunch (with no wet swimwear showing)

Trina Turk French Riviera Tunic $137

Ah-maz-ing Sunglasses

Tom Ford Charles Aviator $340

One sun hat big enough to cover your shoulders and another to shield your face for cocktails on the patio

H&M straw hat $9.95

Banana Republic straw fedora $45

A fun leather flip flop (no rubber here!)

Banana Republic Mazzy flip flop $39.50

A double-duty sunscreen for your face that delivers powerful collagen boosting Vitamin C and strengthening antioxidants

Kerstin Florian Oil-Free Daily Defense SPF 50 $55

A stylish beach tote that works in the city just as well

Tory Burch patterned straw tote Shopbop $295

Kate Spade cabana stripe raelin $295 

A reader and an endless supply of great books

this is the Sony pocket reader, but any Sony, Kindle or Nook will do

Cute bags to keep everything sand-free

Henri Bendel go to the beach travel set $38
Bendel bikini bag $38

A luxurious beach towel

Côte d'Azur Beach Towel Restoration Hardware $34


Steph @ Hungry in Cleveland said...

Love the "wet bikini" bag.

My Heart Blogged said...

The kate spade tote is perfect. I love the colors of the print.

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