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back to the beach

June 30, 2015

ever since we got back home from being “home” (utah) for two weeks, i've been itching to get to the beach! but let's be honest. going out in a swimsuit while you're still trying to shed baby weight is a little intimidating. but i've adopted the same philosophy with getting into a swimsuit as i did with getting back into regular jeans.

you just have to do it.

it's so vital to my health and happiness to get out of the house. and not sit in my bathrobe or jammies every day.

so i say to myself and anyone else who just had a baby around summertime: GET OUT! even if you have to buy a new swimsuit that's a little bigger than your normal size (which is what i did). even if you have to just sit in a cover-up at the pool or beach. do it. get out. it's so good for you!

speaking of cover-ups, how cute is this pink flamingo cover-up?! it was love at first sight for me.

 

my straw hat – only $20! the perfect floppy beach or pool hat to keep sun off your face. everyone should own this.

also, this little insulated watermelon cooler bag is so genius! it's way lighter than carting a big cooler, but big enough to carry some cold drinks, fruit, sandwiches, whatever you want for a decent lunch for a few people. i like freezing capri suns for ice packs and then you have a yummy slushy drink on hand.

i tried on about a dozen swimsuits that i ordered online and bought in-store, and this stars and stripes swimsuit was so comfy and flattering. it does have medium (not full) coverage on the bum area so keep that in mind when ordering!

lastly, i've wanted this beach chair since i saw it LAST YEAR! and when you still have something on your mind a year later, it's time to just get it.

comfy, CUTE, practical, and super lightweight because it's made of aluminum! about a million times lighter than any other beach chair i've carted down to the ocean … i'm more than happy with this purchase!

also, the matching umbrella – too cute to pass up. super easy to assemble and use too! with two kids now, i'm all about easy.

flamingo cover-up
straw hat
stars and stripes swimsuit
watermelon cooler bag
pineapple tote (sold out), similar (super cute and only $12)
beach chair
beach umbrella

thanks shopstyle for sponsoring this post!

 

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