I’m back home in Virginia after a week filled with sunshine & laughter in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. (Click here to follow along on Instagram.) Every summer, my entire family (my family, my grandparents, my aunt and cousins) head down to Emerald Isle for a week in the sunshine. This beach trip is one of my favorite trips of the summer, and I always leave feeling refreshed and relaxed!
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I know many of you are heading to the beach this summer as well, so I figured I’d share some of my packing essentials for the beach. Hopefully, this will you help remember to pack some of the items I forgot!
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Swimwear & Coverups— I bought new swimsuits this year for the first time since Victoria Secret phased out their swimwear line in 2016. For a while, I just didn’t know where to turn to for affordable pieces that actually fit. Shoutout to Target because #Targetdoesitagain with their BOGO 50% off suits. (How cute is this one-piece?) I’m also crushing on this Billabong coverup. I think it would double as a top to wear with jean shorts on a cool summer night as well.
Pool accessories — How stinking cute is this Rosé pool float? This is a necessity for every pool, lake & beach party this summer and is so Instagram worthy. A cute beach bag is also a must-have. I actually completely forgot to pack a beach bag for my trip last week. Oops! Don’t make the same mistake so you have something to carry your sunscreen, hair ties, and water in!