Beach Vacation Essentials

Every summer, our family goes on a beach vacation.  This has been a tradition since our kids were old enough to travel.  The beach is about the only place we can take our family that has something for everyone.  Our teen son gets to bring a friend.  They walk around on the beach and talk to girls.  (Wait, actually they just walk around on the beach.  They’re too awkward to talk to girls.) Our girls play in the sand and swim and hubby and I just sit back and relax in the sun.  Perfect.

Along with that, I have another fun tradition – a mommy/daughter vacation shopping day!  I think my girls and I look forward to that almost as much as the trip itself.  We have lunch and spend a day out shopping for our beach wardrobes.

I’m getting really excited because school is almost out, which means we’ll be planning our shopping outing soon.  Time to start putting together this year’s beach shopping list.

But first, I’m going to show you something that I already bought.  No beach shopping list is complete without a new pair (or two) of flip flops.  These cuter than cute Tory Burch flip flops arrived at my doorstep yesterday.

Tory Burch Flip Flops

[Tory Burch Flamingo Flip Flops]

You won’t believe the deal I got on these.  They were originally $50, on sale for $35.  BUT, if you sign up for their newsletters, you get a coupon code for 10% off and FREE shipping on every order (no minimum).  So, mama scored these cuties for a mere $31.50.

Check out the other cute styles ON SALE, like these.

Tory Burch Polka Dot Flip Flops[Tory Burch Polka Dot Flip Flops]

Or these wedges.

Tory Burch Wedge Flip Flops[Tory Burch “Thandie” Wedges]

Next up on the list is a wide brimmed hat.  Beach sun is brutal and even with SPF 3000, I still manage to get a burned beak.  So I’ll be packing one of these pretties for protection.

[Ralph Lauren Sun Hat – ON SALE!]

A straw beach tote is a must-have.  This neon update is the perfect companion to pack your daily beach essentials.

Neon Straw Beach Tote

[Loft Neon Beach Tote]

I’m also in desperate need of one or two more cover-ups for our daily walks on the beach.  Loft has some really cute options!

[Loft Henley Swimsuit Cover Up]

And last but definitely not least, I’m in the market for a new pair of sunglasses.   These are my current faves – tortoise with a classic shape that works great on all face shapes.

[Warby Parker Everett]

It’s Your Turn:  Do you have a summer vacation tradition?  Tell me about it in the comments!

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