Wednesday Wish List: Beach Essentials

Hey friends! Miss me? I know I’ve been really MIA lately, sorry about that. I took an extended vacation to Orlando and Clearwater, Florida for about a week and a half and COMPLETELY unplugged! As bad as it sounds, I have never gone on vacation and not checked social media or not posted to anything. It’s seriously life changing! If you ever get a chance to do it – DO IT! I felt so good when I got back and ready to tackle the world.

I am a notorious over-packer, who’s with me? I took a ginormous suitcase with me and thought I had to fill it up. Well, I only ended up wearing about half of what I packed and we even extended our vacation a few extra days. So from now on, I’ve decided two things: one, I’m going to invest in a smaller suitcase and two, I’m going to learn how to pack lighter if it kills me!

I have a quick little stint to Texas, planned at the end of April, so I’m thinking about trying to just take a carry-on. #ithinkican For those of you who usually take carry-ons, how do you do it with your makeup and any other products that you can’t put in a 3 oz bottle? Any tips or tricks you want to share, I’d be so grateful!

white ruffle top // turquoise necklace // pink one-piece suit // hat // tassel earrings // bag // sunnies // sneakers // cover-up // pink earrings // shorts // lemon water bottle

Most of our trip was spent on the beach or around the pool, so today’s Wednesday Wish List is all about my beach essentials; the things I packed that I did wear.

If you followed me on Insta Stories or Snapchat you might’ve seen that I got quite burnt while we were in Florida, so a great hat is a must if you’re going to be out in the sun. I wore my favorite trucker hat from my trip to Kauai, but this one is adorable!

If we weren’t walking or laying on the beach, we were doing a LOT of eating and drinking our way throughout Clearwater so a comfortable pair of sneakers were essential, these are my current favorites and so comfortable. But, for those times when we wanted to dress up a bit, this pretty ruffle top would’ve been so cute. Especially with this necklace and a good tan or swap the necklace out for a cute pair of earrings. I love these and these.

Any beach vacation calls for a fun swimsuit. I bought these and this top, but I really want this one. The color and cutouts are so sexy and fun! Throw on a cute pair of sandals and a fun little cover-up and you’re all set. A great pair of jean shorts is necessary too. I got these right before I left and wore them almost every day.

You know this girl likes her sunnies and these ones under $15 are almost identical to the real ones! You can’t go out in the sun without some hydration. They make the cutest bottles now, but this one (only $8!) with the lemons on it is just too good to pass up. Of course, you need a bag to put it all in, I think this pom-pom one will do the trick.

Have I forgotten anything? What are your beach essentials? Let me know if you’d like me to do a travel recap on all of the places we went and the restaurants we ate it. I had THE most amazing grouper tacos while we were there. In fact, I don’t think I ate a single meal that wasn’t seafood. It’s just so. good!

As always, thank for reading!

xoxo, Hillary

Shop the post:

Other beach essentials:

This post contains affiliate links. As always, thank you so much for supporting the brands that support Style in a Small Town!