I love Summer; everything about it from the warm weather, to tan skin, no makeup, messy beach hair, you name it. I've put together a quick list of essentials to pack for your next vacation, whether that be a #staycation in your backyard, or a safe #quarantine vacay to the beach.

  1. Brumate Drink Holder - Perf to keep those seltzers cold! Have ya'll tried High Noon seltzers yet? Those are my new fav in the peach flavor.

  2. Quay Sunglasses - Quay sunglasses are the best affordable + cute sunglasses. I love a good pair of sunnies that don't break the bank!

  3. Velvet Scrunchies - I'm a huge fan of scrunchies to throw that cray cray beach hair up in a bun or pony. I found these scrunchies on Amazon that are great for longer, thick hair like mine. I just ordered them so I will keep ya'll updated on how I like them.

  4. JBL Portable Speaker - What's a pool day without music? Not a pool day. LOL. This speaker is great because it gets super loud + is water proof. Such a good find for the price. Not to mention the battery life will keep you rockin' all day.

  5. Zaful Bathing Suit - This bikini is my favorite cheap bikini. I got the same one last year and wore it so much that I had to purchase it again this year. The quality is great for the price; I just chose to get a new suit for this summer because the sun had faded the orange color quite a bit.

  6. Rosé Pool Float - Rosé all day, am I right?! I love wine, so what better way to float in a pool all day than in this float?

  7. It Cosmetics SPF CC Cream - I love this CC cream for a little bit of light face coverage and 50+ SPF protection. Proper skincare is SO important when it comes to the sun.

  8. Cute Beach Coverup - This is one of my favorite Amazon finds. I have it in cream and white; however it comes in SO many colors as well. It's perfect just to throw on as you are headed to the pool or beach.

  9. Rainbow Flip Flops - I have worn the crap out of my Rainbows. I love how they are so easy to clean, and don't show dirt; perfect for facing those sandy beaches.

  10. Straw Hat- A good straw hat is the ultimate 2 for 1 deal; you can look fashionable, while keeping your face protected from the sun. I have a similar straw hat, but this Amazon find seems to have great reviews as well.

What are your must-haves to carry in a beach bag? I can't wait until I can get back to the warm sand + salty water (safely + 6 ft. apart of course).

Stay well my friends,

- xoxo ashley g.