Tuesday, May 28, 2013

...what is on your BEACH BLANKET?

I hope you all had a nice extended weekend....Memorial Day typically marks the beginning of Summer and if you happened to be in San Francisco yesterday like I was, well that may have been a bit hard to imagine as the RAIN (wth?!) was coming down....it was a chilly and gloomy Monday....perhaps more suitable for what Memorial Day really represents?

Being the warm weather and sun lovin' girl I am from Southern California I spent some of the day yesterday indoors away from the chill and rounded up a few favorites I would sport on my beach blanket in a hot minute - how about you?  What are your beach essentials?

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1. pom-pom beach umbrella - so chic + festive!
2. jonathan alder oversized beach towel
3. rectangular sunnies and needle point glass case from Trina Turk  (PS...glass case comes in "Palm Springs" as well....I'll take one of each!)
4. the "waterhog" mini-longboard by Channel Islands/Al Merrick is the perfect board for "once in awhile" surfers like me....and you can order it "ecoboard"....sustainable surfing!.
5. a silk kaftan is SO not practical, I know....but I couldn't resist the sunset colors in this one by Emilio Pucci.
6. bow embellished bandeau swimsuit by Miu Miu 
7. practical design by Coleman - this cooler rolls, has cup holders, can be used for an extra seat and can hold bottles upright.....!
8. seeing as footwear tends to take a beating at the beach, these Old Navy flip flops are both colorful + fun and at $5 a pair you won't have a meltdown if they get thrashed!
9. foldable beach chair from Target - bonus, it's rust resistant! 

 warm weather calls for reggae (heck, any weather calls for reggae) and this has always been a standard at my beach growing up (Mesa Lane):

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  1. All of my beach blankets are vintage, my favorite one being a lady in a hat with a leopard on a leash! :-)

    1. that sounds amazing - i want to sit on it with you and sip fruity drinks! xx

  2. Love that beach umbrella. I want to marry ball fringe!

    1. Thats so funny, because ball fringe said it wanted to marry YOU!! there is a matching picnic/beach blanket as well with ball fringe....!!