Welcome to BEACH WEEK 2010 on Elle Sees. Everyday I'll cover something beachy. Today, is the perfect outfit!
I consider myself something of a beach aficionado, since I grew up near it. As a Southerner, the beach is something that we take seriously (see here and here), so I wanted to share what I bring with me to the beach.
I consider a black bikini to be a super sexy classic. It makes anyone look hot and you can get 'em so cheap! (I'll be wearing a tankini this year though!)
A durable beach bag is the ultimate must. Mine's been to several countries and has the sand to prove it!
Inside I pack my Ipod (stay tuned for my beach playlist)
a trashy summer book (the only place to read one!)
sunscreen (the one I use smells like orangesicle!) *note: this is used with caution
lip balm with sunscreen (coconut for me) *note: this is used with caution
a hat (straw or a ball cap)
sunnies (I have a pair that matches every suit. Weird, yes?)
black and white towel (to match the bikini ;)
hair oil (I love to use the sun and oil as a natual hot oil treatment.)
hair elastic (I can't stand my hair touching me when I'm hot)
Diet Coke (I drink water too during the day, but I love my DC)
a coverup (Mine's from American Eagle and was super cheap)
some gold earrings and bangles (if I wanna look super hot)
Flip flops (I have a pair just for the beach)
a beach chair (see below; it's the best one I've ever used. It holds a drink, has a pocket for a phone/keys, etc. and can lay flat or sit up)
a turkey sandwich, fruit, and chips
a camera (if there's no pictures, it didn't happen!)
What are your beach essentials? Where are you going this summer?