You’ve packed your weekender, polished your fingers and toes and gotten that dreaded Brazilian (you have, haven’t you?) Get thyself to a waxer, woman. The next hurdle you’ll face over the holiday weekend is preparing the perfectly equipped beach bag. There’s nothing worse than trotting all the way down to the beach, finding the perfect spot and then realizing you forgot your sunscreen. That’s a valuable fifteen minutes of Vitamin D and boyscouting that you’ll be missing while fetching your forgotten goods. Below I’ve created the First Aid Kit of beach bags so you can spend more time playing beach blanket bingo with that babe on the chaise next to you and less time retrieving your lip balm.
1. Mar Y Sol Caracas Basket Tote, 2. Yves Saint Laurent Oversized Round Sunglasses, 3. Henri Bendel Wet Bikini Bag, 4. Jonathan Adler Stepped Diamonds Earbuds, 5. Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment SPF 20, 6. Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30, 7. Henri Bendel Under the Sun Towel with Strap, 8. Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist
While crochet is often associated with granola loving tree huggers or the back of your granny’s couch in doily form, it appears to be making quite the comeback and doing so quite stylishly. So, you can go ahead and put down the Kashi and prunes. Sure, sure, you could take it up as a new hobby. There are enough books out there to teach yourself how to craft up your very own crochet creation… but who really has time for that? Besides, there are plenty or pretty options already available and you won’t have to risk chipping a nail. Crochet makes for great accessories or a sexy (knotty?) beach coverup. The open weave gives you just enough skin showing and I mean, talk about ventilation.
1. Nanette Lepore Crochet Cover, $184, 2. Michael Stars Lace Crochet Tote, $98, 3. ALL BLACK Open Crochet Ballet Flat, $133, 4. Billabong Crochet Beach Short, $48, 5. Tripp NYC Crochet Skull Sweater, $82, 6. Free People Engineered Crochet Tank Top, $59.99 , 7. Mar y Sol Avery Crochet Fedora, $85, 8. Vix Tandi Crochet Top, $100, and 9. Side Tie Bottom, $100, 10. Free People Diamond Crochet Tunic, $148, 11.Bec & Bridge Anja Crochet Long Sleeve Top, $385, 12. Staring At Stars Crochet Inset Top, $34
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