it feels like summer is flying by at a lightening fast (and painfully hot) speed this year. we’re almost half way through july and i’m still dying to get out of the city for some sun and sand. inspired by amy’s summer-themed living in post (coming up next at 1pm), i decided to dedicate this week’s under $100 to all of the things i’d like to take with me for a day at the beach.
i actually grew up in a beach town, so flip flops and beach towels are practically a way of life for me (i still think beach towels make the best bathroom towels. why would anyone use something smaller?). rather than reliving the gross mash-up of sticky sunscreen bottles, reef flip flops, and chips covered in sand that were in my bag, i decided to imagine a few beach go-ers that were a bit cooler. for some reason, when i sat back and looked at the collages i made they looked to me like “brunette, blond, and red headed beach-goer”. so now all i can see is one of those daily candy-style drawings (with the appropriate hair-color) wearing and carrying all these items. no matter what you hair color is, i hope you’ll enjoy the selections below. happy beaching!
*thanks to everyone on twitter for sending over such great beach suggestions/requests yesterday!
[image above, clockwise from top left: striped sun hat $46, coral necklace $18, outdoor radio $55, ragtop tote $32, hammock $57 (for those of you lucky enough to have a space to hang one), thomas paul melamine lobster plate $40 (part of a set of 4), framed border beach towel $18, paddle ball set $14.95 (nothing screams "beach" like this game!), striped bikini top ($31.50) and bottom ($23+), l'occitane sunscreen $30, orange tumblers $17.99]
[image above, clockwise from top left: neptune melamine dinner plate $12, triangle napkin $12, bocce set $69.99 (great for hard-packed sand), petit bateau bikini $60, amy butler peacock towel $22 (LOVE THIS!), striped disposable cups $1.49 for 18, beach blankets $48 each, striped espadrilles $30, recycled glass carafe $42, tocca sunscreen towelettes $28, medina market tote $33.60]
[image above, clockwise from top left: shadow dots beach towel $18, aviators $49.98, metallic straw hat $29, thomas paul melamine octopus plate $40 (part of a set of 4), supergoop! sunscreen wipes $34, koli sandal $96, lemon print beach cooler $77 (how adorable is this?), yellow striped napkins $6 for 20 (to wrap around your favorite beach-side beverage), striped tumbler $17.99 for 4 (in red, blue, yellow and green]
[image above, clockwise from top left: sand castle molds $12.99 (to create your dream beach-side home), airwalk skim board $24 (i always wanted one of these growing up. they're so cool), tracy reese beach towel $23.99, lime green woven shopper $59, mermaid bottle opener $14.95 (for a cold beer- or soda- by the beach), green picnic grill $49.95 (if you're allowed to grill on your beach. lucky.), striped deck chair $99 (great for hard-sand beaches), "risky business" sunglasses $11, green maillot one-piece $99.95, melamine highball by jonathan adler $9]
[image above: double dot beach umbrella $24.99]