By: Rachael Byers
If you're itching for a little beach getaway, this post is for you. Living on the east coast, there are almost too many amazing weekend getaway spots. One of our favorites is of course Cape Cod. Between the lobster rolls at Chatham Fish and Lobster Co., seaside cocktails at The Beach House, treasure filled boutiques like Midsummer Nights and of course the beautiful sandy beaches, you can't go wrong. Here are a few of my favorite essentials that are sure to make your weekend perfectly accessorized.
1. "Hat Attack" Straw Tote by Club Monaco 2. Blue Labradorite Petite Drop Necklace 3. Double Strand Bar Chain Gold Bracelet 4. MyChelle SPF 30 Sunscreen 5. Aqua Chalcedony Round Gemstone Ring 6. Gold Pyramid Stud Earrings 7. Gold Anchor Charm Necklace 8. Vix Tapajos Print Bikini 9. J Crew Anchor Beach Towel 10. Truffles Clarity Clutch 11. Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals 12. Aritzia Stripe Babaton Dress
My actual beach tote is from a trip to the Maldives, but this Club Monaco one is a very close match. The sunscreen from MyChelle smells like coconuts and when it isn't in my beach bag, its in by purse. You can never have enough good sunscreen. Vix is my favorite swimwear for so many reasons. The prints are great, they last forever and they fit real women with curves. Of course I had to include some essential jewelry pieces that play well from day to night, as do the striped dress from Aritzia / sandals from Sam Edelman. Side note, I wore these sandals nearly every day for a month while vacationing in Europe. Not only are they comfortable, but they're surprisingly durable!
The Truffles clutch is perfect for all your beach goodies to keep them dry and safe from the elements (salt water, sand, drinks, sunscreen, ect.). This is also the ideal place to stash your jewelry. Please remember salt water and sand is a recipe for disaster when it comes to jewelry (as is sunscreen for that matter). Salt water and sunscreen will strip the finish off gold vermeil jewelry and sand is abrasive which means your pieces are prone to scratching (yes, this is true with solid gold pieces as well). And of course your jewelry can fall off in the water and you'll never know. So, wear your goods to the beach then remove them after you've captured all your amazing Instagram photos.