Erin of Modern Notebook! I love her candid posts and she definitely knows a thing or two about girl power! We both thought a fashion related guest post would be perfect for her, here on my blog since she doesn't typically do fashion. I serious love her tips!! Check it out!
"To me, the start of summer has always meant a trip to the beach. Even when I was in school, going to the ocean for a day signaled the start of summer more than signing yearbooks and the last day of classes. The beach always relaxes me. I love seeing the ocean waves and being reminded of how small my own problems. It’s there that I feel like I’m truly on vacation, if just for the day.
I make a point to go to the beach at least a few times during the hot months. Actually, I go all year. A little cold won’t scare me away. Living in California, I’ve been to bonfires on the beach in October, taken a walk on the pier in December and relaxed out on the sand in August.
Beach towns often have a casual cool vibe to them, which I love. At the beach, there’s no one to impress really but I still always like to look my best and express myself in style. I’m sure you fashion-minded people know what I mean.
After years and years of going to the beach (by the way, do you also refer to each and every beach as The Beach?), I think I’ve got my packing down pat.
A few tips:
Sun protection is an absolute must! Save your skin and avoid sun damage as much as you can. Definitely bring sunscreen with you. It’s a must. Don’t think you can just buy it later because whew boy! I’ve been through that. Sunscreen prices rise the closer you get to the tide. Trust me on this. To add some extra protection, bring a hat and sunglasses too.
If you’re going to be on the sand, chances are you will be trying to brush it off you for a while after. Then there’s the chance of getting sand in your car or shoes and it can just be a mess. Try this tip my mom taught me. Brush it off with baby powder. All you need is a travel size bottle. A sprinkle of the stuff and sand will be gone.
My last essential would have to be a lightweight button up shirt. These are great because they’re loose enough to keep you cool and are a great extra layer when it’s cold. They also tend to dry fast, which is good if you plan on going in the water."
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And don't forget to check out her 24 before 24 post! I think it's such a good idea and encourage all of you guys to try doing this!! I know I will! :)