My bag was once a beach bag in Florida, but now it’s a pool bag in DC. As long as I’m in the beautiful outdoors, I’m happy.
Here are the six things I always carry in my bag when I’m laying out soaking up the rays! Some are necessities and others are just for fun :)
Make sure it’s an extra large one, no one likes laying on a pool chair (or in the sand) with a towel that only reaches their knees.
One fruity margarita (secretively hidden in a coffee mug because “no alcohol is allowed at the pool”) and a bottle of water. It’s fun having a tasty drink by the pool, but it’s even more important to stay hydrated!
As a kid, I never remembered sunscreen, but it’s so important (see Mom, your constant nagging stuck finally!). Always carry sunscreen in your bag, don’t just apply it at home. You don’t realize you missed places until you are outside burning… we’ve all been there. Plus you are bound to make friends at the pool if you have some extra SPF to share.
Let’s be honest, we all want a snack when we are laying out for hours. A girl’s gotta eat! Instead of bringing a bag of potato chips, bring a healthy container of nuts or a LÄRABAR bar instead (the cherry pie flavor is delicious).
Protect those eyes! And make sure to switch up your pair of glasses so that you don’t get a horrible raccoon eye tan :) I switch between my Ralph Lauren and these Tory Burch sunnies.
What are your “must haves” in your beach/pool bag this summer? Anything I’m missing?