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{what to pack} The Beach Getaway

  Monday, July 2, 2012 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,, 
This week I am posting all about Beach getaways! Why do you ask? Well if you missed Friday's post, I am in Myrtle Beach with my family!  To start off the week let's talk about what to pack for your beach vacation!

Basic Clothes: When packing you want to pack as light as possible, so bringing basics is the way to go. Bring a couple skirts, shorts (denim & printed/solid) and pairs of pants (jeans & trousers.) Then find tops that mix and match.

Statement Pieces: You also want some statement pieces to spice up the basics you brought. This can be anything from jewelry to crazy printed pieces.

Extras: I always plan on bringing a few extra pieces that don't necessarily go with the rest of my clothes as "just in case" pieces. Make sure to have an umbrella in case it rains.  Always be prepared!

Below is a sampling of all those types of clothes:
Pictured: Joe's Jeans Shorts, T by Alexander Wang Skirt, Missoni Dress, Equipment Blouse, Miu Miu Cardigan, Sseko Sandals, Theodora and Callum Wedges, Oscar de la Renta Necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Clutch, Zara Floral Trousers

Bathing Suits: Come back later this week!

Makeup: I would go light on the makeup since you'll be on the beach most of the time.  I will be taking my trusty Chanel bronzer, blush, mascara and Rouge Coco Shine and some eyeshadow for when we aren't on the beach.  No concealer needed for this trip! You also want to have a moisturizer for morning and night. 
[I highly recommend Rouge Coco Shine, it is expensive but I am addicted.  I am NOT a lipstick girl, so what I love about this is it is more like a tinted chapstick, it goes on so smooth you forget you have it on]
Pictured: Joues Contraste Blush, Soleil Tan de Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder, Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow, Inimitable Waterproof Mascara, Rouge Coco Shine, Chanel Beauté Initiale Energizing Multi-Protection Fluid with SPF 15

Check back tomorrow for beach bag must haves!

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  1. I definitely bring an "emergency" piece of statement jewelry with me on all vacations!

  2. Great tips since I am going on a long beach vacation by the end of the month. But I know I will face the same problems as every year and despite every advice: I will take too much. :-) But it's fun packing for vacation! Enjoy the beach! xo, Christina

  3. I WANT that Missoni dress. Damn, so perfect for the beach. I hardly ever take any make-up though, maybe a bit of blush for evening (usually not necessary as I usually get a sunburn). Happy beach vacation Meg!

  4. I love the idea of bringing a statement piece -- and that sleeveless orange top works perfectly for that!

    Courtney ~

  5. love your picks, i want to wear that dress with that necklace and clutch RIGHT NOW.
    hope you are enjoying the beach!

  6. Pretty much all I packed for the beach was shorts and tops - and a maxi dress :)

  7. Its the "just in case" items that always get me into trouble. You never know if you might need to wear that neon bomber jacket, you know ;)

  8. Lovely items! Hope you have a great time during your holiday!

  9. For me summer only means dresses dresses and sunblocker. But I never go to the beach to have a "beach life", I only go to take pictures, enjoy the air and the soft breeze :)

    See you.

  10. Thank you for sharing I am actually going to the beach in a couple of weeks and I will def be taking your advice!

    Hope you enjoy your vacay!

  11. Thanks for sharing these. I actually live like 3 hours from Myrtle Beach!
    Hope you have a great time girlie.

  12. Nice post and thanks for the tips! My husband and I got engaged in Myrtle Beach! Love it there!


  13. Oh, those wedges... Perfect for holiday and summer dresses!


  14. Those are wonderful collections. Love the flat shoes & beauty essentials!


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