Beach Essentials

June 25, 2013·

I’ve been a little under the weather the past few days, but I’m not letting that get in my way of at least an ATTEMPT at some R&R. I’m heading to the beach today for a company retreat for work! It’ll be half work / half play and I’ll be honest, I’m realllllllly looking forward to putting my toes in the water.

I even went and bought a maternity swimsuit. WHAT? I know. But it was on sale. And I didn’t want to miss out on the fun just because my regular swimsuit doesn’t fit.

But anywho. Here’s what I plan on taking with me (other than my laptop and stuff for work):

  • My iPhone and headphones with plenty of Spotify playlists at the ready
  • A book or two (FINALLY catching up on some reading that I’ve been so badly wanting to do!) Here’s what I’m reading:


  • Flip-flops (my Rainbows, FTW!)
  • My maternity swimsuit
  • A towel
  • My favorite coozie (for my caffeine free Diet Coke on the beach, of course)

Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.

And on that note, if you’re heading to the beach AT ALL this summer, you’re probably going to need a beach bag to carry all your beach loot in. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you already know my sweet friend Stephanie of Ooh Baby! Designs who is one of my AWESOME sponsors and long-time supporters.

I have about 10 of her scarves and a couple of her coozies and I just love everything she makes, the attention to detail she puts into everything, and the fact that she has such a huge heart. Seriously. This is an amazing woman who owns an AMAZING small business!

Anyway, Stephanie just launched a new line of extra large beach totes and I am droooooling over the patterns – I just can’t decide which one I want to order! They’d also double as and make the PERFECT diaper bag (I’m just saying).

And because Stephanie is even MORE awesome than I already thought she was, she’s giving y’all a discount on any beach bag in her store – just use the code MOLLY!

Check out some of my favorites:

(From left to right, top to bottom)

  1. Large blue chevron WITH name embroidery!
  2. Coral chevron
  3. Purple chevron
  4. Small blue chevron

  1. Blue coral print
  2. Green coral print

LOVING these Damask ones!

  1. Purple damask print
  2. Pink damask print

And seriously? How adorable is this polka dot bag with the name embroidery?! What girl doesn’t love polka dots?!

So yeah, SO MANY adorable options. Which one should I get?! Heck, which one are YOU going to get?

What are YOUR beach essentials? Are you hitting the beach at all this summer?

This post is not sponsored. Stephanie / Ooh Baby Designs is one of my regular monthly sponsors, we’ve been working together for months and I genuinely love her stuff and wanted to share it with y’all! I hope you like!