Beach Bag Essentials

After being at the beach a few days last week, I sort of discovered there are always several things that are a must in your beach bag, regardless of whether or not you are a mother and whether or not you are headed to the pool or the beach! Let me break it down for you….

Beach Bag Essentials

Beach Bag Essentials by rebecca1182 featuring hair combs

1. The beach bag:  I like this Vera Bradley one, but I have succumbed to the LL Bean Boat and Tote bag (in XL). It really is awesome and can hold an insane amount of things!

2. Hair ties: I have grown fond of these knotted hair ties. I feel like they are less harsh on my hair and don’t pull my hair out when I am removing them. Plus they are so cute and stylish. Ella also uses them so that is an added plus!

3. Wide Tooth Comb: Perfect for combing through the knots after you decide to go for a dip in the pool to cool off!

4. Leave in Conditioner: for obvious reasons! You don’t want the sun, sand, and chlorine to damage the tresses!

5. Your Kindle or Nook…gotta squeeze in a good summer book! They look even cuter with a fab cover, like this one from Etsy. (My absolute favorite authors that have new books out are Mary Kay AndrewsElin HildebrandJennifer Weiner)

6. Simple earrings. I never can quite understand all of the celebrities that are in their bathing suits and then layers and layers of jewelry. A necklace or bracelet here and there, but a whole arm party? No thanks. I love these Tiffany & Co bead earrings. I have had them for years and love their timeless, classic, and effortless style.

7. Always love a good Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen! They’ve always been my fave!

8. My lips can be pretty sensitive to the sun, so I have been relying on Carmina Christina’s Vitamin C Lip Treatment. It’s amazing, feels great, and has SPF 15! I will be elaborating more on how awesome this is at the beginning of August for my next Susquehanna Style magazine post!

What about you? What are your beach/pool bag essentials?

See you back here tomorrow for this week’s Hollywood to Housewife!




  1. Carly
    July 10, 2013 / 4:04 pm

    I love that bag!!!

  2. Lisa @ Elle Sees
    July 10, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    I always forget a comb, and the leave in conditioner is a great idea that for some reason I never thought of. This makes me want to be at the beach right now 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    July 11, 2013 / 12:34 am

    Did you announce the winner of the JEG boutique contest yet? Thanks!!

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      July 11, 2013 / 12:34 pm

      I will be announcing it today 🙂

  4. Em @ And Nothing Else Matters
    July 11, 2013 / 11:53 am

    That bag is awesome! I never remember the leave in conditioner, must make a mental note for summer.

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    July 12, 2013 / 5:26 am

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  6. MAKEUP by Carmina-Cristina
    July 18, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    It was great to see that my signature VITAMIN C -VITAMIN E,LIP TREATMENT is a must have for your hot summer days! It has an SPF 15 as well! It's definitely part of my pool bag,too!

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