What’s In My Bag: Beach Edition

I totally forgot that this weekend was July 4th! I can’t be the only one, right? RIGHT? I don’t think I’ve shared a “WIMB” post yet, and I’m sure a lot of you guys are going to be heading to the beach for the 4th 🌊 I keep my bag filled with the essentials for a day filled with sun and sand. Plus, I’ve found a few really great suits that I can’t wait to share with you guys! Keep reading to see what’s in my bag 🙂 


bikini top // shorts

Starting off with some clothes, all I pack is a pair of shorts and a bikini set. I normally don’t use a cover-up after swimming, but lately I’ve been reaching for this v-neck from Old Navy. I love that it’s slightly see-through and it’s so comfy! And, it’s under $10.

I’ve been on an Old Navy spree lately (as you can tell) and that’s where I got this super cute black bikini top. The cup size is a little big, even for me, but the band is perfect. I recommend sizing down, unless you have a bigger band size. The straps are adjustable and can be taken off, too! Plus, you can’t be $13. I use these high-waisted black swim bottoms, which have been on repeat with every other bikini top I wear. Last article of clothing I stash in my bag are these Forever21 shorts as well, and normally just fold down the HW swim bottoms. Forever21 has some great denim shorts (and jeans), and I love the distressing on them. Size up for these shorts!

I also ordered this Kendall + Kylie one piece which I adored, but was way too big. I love one-pieces, and the back and color on this swimsuit was so cute. I ordered another one, this time a size smaller (even though they said to size up).


bikini top // denim shorts // PINK lotion // sunbelt granola bar

whats-in-my-bag-6bikini top // denim shorts // pink lotion // granola bar // iphone 6s // elle magazine // ray ban sunglasses 

maybelline lipstick in hot plum // nars concealer in amande // revlon brow wiz in dark brown

This is everything I have in my bag, and yes, I will obviously bring food. I carry just a few little beauty items: Maybelline lipstick in Hot Plum, NARS Creamy Concealer (love this!), Revlon Brow Wiz in Dark Brown, and finally, some PINK lotion (scent: fresh & clean). If I’m going out to dinner after the beach, I like to use these products for a natural finish and a pop of color (because hot plum is bright). My skin can get a little dry, too, so I just rub in some lotion and I’m done!

Sunglasses are an obvious must for the beach, and I’ve been using these “Erica” sunnies from Ray Ban for the past year. I love the shape and they come in a few different colors! I always own these Chloe sunglasses and these Forever21 glasses. Occasionally, I’ll bring a baseball cap or straw hat, but for the most part, I stick to my sunglasses.

I like to bring a few magazines and books to the beach, too! You can read some of my favorite series atm here, but I always enjoy a good Elle or InStyle magazine. And of course, I bring my phone. I like to secure it in my Lifeproof case, that way I can take underwater pictures and no sand in or on my phone!


What is your beach-bag must have? And what are you plans for the weekend? Let me know in the comment section below! Thanks for reading <3


  • Jenny

    I love love love your bikini top! So cute and affordable

  • Lisa

    Your sunglasses are so cute 😍 I have never bought expensive sunglasses, just because I lose about 10 of them a summer lol!