What's In Our Bag?

What's In Our Bag?

Whether you’re headed to the Hampton’s, hanging at the Dumbo House pool, or are squeezing in one last Euro trip, we’ve got you covered for celebrating Labor Day ~ and the summer sendoff ~ in style. Need a little inspo on what to bring along? Here are the essentials we’re packing (in our Bedford tote, of course) for a long weekend of fun in the sun.

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The Bag

A carry-all tote is the #1 must-have for a weekend away. The Bedford canvas tote is the perfect travel companion for any occasion. The bag is large and roomy, yet lightweight enough to pack everything you need and still feel comfortable carrying throughout the day.



Lather up, ladies! SPF is a non-negotiable for a sunny weekend and we’re loving Summer Friday’s new ShadeDrops. Honestly, we love everything Summer Friday’s does but this serum SPF is purely magical and on our daily list of beauty must-haves.


The Lip Balm

Does anything feel worse than reaching into your bag and not being able to find some form of lip balm? We think not. Keep your lips feeling smooth & shiny Ilia’s balmy tint. The subtle shades offer a hint of buildable color that goes from hot sun to happy hour.

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The Swimsuit

If you are headed to the beach, pack a chic swimsuit for catching a tan (with SPF, duh) or catching a swim. This crinkle style one-piece by Hunza G is a current obsession with a scoop neck, low back, and tortoiseshell hoop accents.


The Hat

Another necessity and form of SPF - the perfect beach hat. Obviously, there are endless options and sizes to choose from but the bucket hat trend is still going strong here. The Inca bucket hat from Lack of Color combines style with straw for a lightweight, sun friendly option that won’t overwhelm you in the heat.


The Beach Towel

We love a lightweight beach towel that’s easy to pack + looks and feels just as good. Parachute’s oversized beach towel checks off all the boxes. Crafted with turkish cotton, this towel is the perfect piece for comfortable beach hangs or sitting poolside.

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The Sunnies

Protect your eyes, and complete your look with a sleek pair of Illesteva sunnies. Our current favorite style is called Mary Lou and will give you the cool cat eye minus the eyeliner, which is a pain on the beach anyways.


The Water Bottle

We’re all about hydration! It’s hot, you’ve been in the sun/sand all day, enjoying a few cocktails with friends - save yourself the headache (literally) and keep the water flowing with a reusable water bottle. We’re loving this super-cute and eco-friendly Porter water bottle by W&P.


The Book

To all our readers out there, if you haven’t read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - you’re in for a real treat. When you’re in need of a little downtime, head for the pool and take this book with you. You won’t regret it, promise.

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