I love spending time at the lake in the summer. My parents have been renting the same cabin for the last 10 years and we are fortunate enough to live only 20 minutes away. Nate and I can pack a small beach bag in the morning and head out to the lake for the afternoon and be back in time for dinner.
Here are a few things you will always find in my bag:
Ok guys – this is SO cute. After seeing these floaties all over Instagram, I knew I had to have one. I bought mine at Urban Outfitters and could not be happier. The popsicle and swan are also on my To Buy list for our extended 4th of July weekend.
Sunglasses are a staple in any summer beach bag and mine is no exception. Along with my donut floatie, I purchased these sunglasses from Urban Outfitters. I am a huge fan of inexpensive sunglasses because I always seem to lose them – only to find 6 pairs a couple of months later. I am also a huge fan of these (in photo) and these.
Oversized Beach Towel
Another staple for me in my beach bag is an oversized beach towel. I like having an oversized towel to lay on and spread out all of my stuff. I can have my sunscreen, bottle of water (or a cocktail), my book and sometimes Nate all on the towel without having to lay on the grass/sand. Yes, please! 🙂
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray
Having thick, curly hair – I have tried nearly every quick-fix product to try to tame the mane at the lake. I typically straighten my hair and can get by for a couple of days – but once the hair gets wet at the lake – I am not spending the time indoors to straighten it. This stuff is a miracle worker for my hair. It doesn’t make my hair feel stiff and I can let it air dry and the frizz stays under control.
This one is a requirement for us. Nate works outside during the week and has a killer farmers tan. If he doesn’t want to look like a tomato – we need to pack on the sunscreen! We have been bouncing around between brands. If you have one that you love – make sure to let me know!
Bonus: Lilly Pulitzer Phone Case
Ok… so this isn’t a Beach Essential, but the case is so cute and reminds me of the beach. I recently got this phone case from Lilly Pulitzer and you will definitely find it on my phone in my beach bag this summer!
And that is what you will find in my go-to beach bag this summer. Do you have something in your bag that you can’t live without? Share it in the comments below!