Beach Day (+ a giveaway)

This past weekend I decided to head to our beach house to enjoy some fun in the sun. Admittedly, it was a little cooler than I would have liked, but when you’re desperate for some sunshine you do whatcha gotta do, right? I instantly felt happier as soon as I saw the ocean and felt the sand beneath my toes. Needless to say, I am anxiously awaiting summer so that I can fully enjoy beach days. 
One of my favorite things to do in the summer is spend my entire day on the beach. In the mornings I pack up everything I will need for the day and head out! The new Lilly Pulitzer collection at Swoozie’s makes beach days that much more chic (and fun!) I brought some of the items along with me this weekend for a sister bonding weekend (those are the best!)
The Lilly Pulitzer Insulated Cooler is a beach day necessity in my book! It is large enough to hold plenty of drinks plus it has a few outer pockets for snacks and sunscreen! 
I have been a big fan of the market bag for a while now. It’s a great size for quick grocery runs, toting around your every day work stuff, or in this case, acting as a beach bag! I decided this weekend that I really like this bag for the beach because it doesn’t collect sand very much! 

This peekaboo pouch is also a must-have for me! I always have little bags within my bags to keep me organized and the fact that you can see exactly what is in this one is just a bonus!

As soon as the weather warms up I bust out my Jack Rogers. They are one of my favorite classic sandals and they always end up being packed for any warm weather trip I go on!
A new trend I am loving for this spring/summer is high waisted bathing suits. I was so unsure of them at first, but once I tried one on I was sold!!! I have a few already and I can’t wait to wear them this summer….I think it’s safe to say I will have some funky tan lines though! 

OMG! Today I am also giving away a Lilly Pulitzer insulated cooler in Big Flirt Print, Lilly Pulitzer stemless wineglass set & a koozie to start off your spring! Enter below using the rafflecopter widget for chances to win! The giveaway will run through Sunday March 29th. Best of luck! xx

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  1. Natali wrote:

    This retroish swimsuit is cute! Great beachtime outfit.

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  2. Ah had no idea lilly made an insulated cooler! This is too cute!!
    An Unblurred Lady

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  3. Jeanne wrote:

    Love the striped retro bikini!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  4. Hanna Lei wrote:

    Hope I win! –Hanna Lei

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  5. Loving all these bright and summery photos! Thanks for offering such a fun giveaway!

    xo, Laura
    bright and beautiful

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  6. Awesome giveaway! love it! <3 😀

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  7. I love that beach bag! Lily is the best!


    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  8. Best giveaway yet!

    Posted 3.23.15 Reply
  9. Mareike wrote:

    Ahh now I want to go to the beach!

    Posted 3.24.15 Reply
  10. Candie L wrote:

    if this does not put you in a beach mood, I do not know what would. Thank you


    Posted 3.30.15 Reply

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