Fashion Friday – Cute & Affordable Beach Trip Essentials!

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Fashion Friday – Cute & Affordable Beach Trip Essentials!

Get ready for beach season with these cute and affordable beach essentials!

Happy Fashion Friday peeps!

As this is publishing the Hubs is waking me up long before dawn to head to the airport to fly to the Abacos.  You may remember I went there two years ago and then again this past May.  I’m taking the trip again with our friends Dan and Sommer.  It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite destinations because of how remote and quiet it is, the wonderful food and beyond stunning water and beaches.

Look at this bay that was essentially ours for the day!

Plus the sunsets are spectacular.  I judge beach locations by their sunsets. 🙂

It gets bonus points because we can easily fly ourselves there.  I recognize and know how blessed I am to be able to do that.

So in honor the arrival of beach season (or almost arrival depending on where you live!) I thought I’d share some super cute beach essentials for the year.  Since swimsuits are so hard to fit and personal, I didn’t even touch on those… but I did post my favorite cover-ups, beach bags and flip flops of the season!

It’s never to early to be thinking beachy thoughts!

Happy shopping!

Cute & Affordable Beach Trip Essentials

Beach Bags

INC Straw Bag, $48.65


Hatteras Straw Tote, $35.95


Nordstrom Beach Tote, $49


Pineapple Beach Bag, $29


Lilly Pulitzer Palm Beach Tote, $68



Smocked Tube Dress Cover-Up, $29.99, also comes in black HERE


Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Cover-Up, $54


Dotti Short Sleeve Cover-Up, $48

Roxy Windy Fly Away Cover-Up, $30.80 <—sale!

Volcom Hot Tropic Print Caftan, $59.50

Lilly Pulitzer Bonita Cover-Up, $98

Flip Flops

Jack Rogers Jelly Flip Flop, $49.95


Havaianas Flip Flop (multiple colors!), $26


Havaianas Printed, $34



Roxy Porto Flip Flops, $26


Tommy Hilfiger Flip Flops, $29


So nice to see you today. I do have posts scheduled while I’m at the beach, so make sure to come back Monday for Things I’m Loving Lately.  You can also follow along with the fun on Instagram.  I’ll be posting when I find wi-fi!


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Your turn!

Do you have any beach plans this spring/summer?


I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:49-04:00 April 21st, 2017|Casual, Fashion, Summer|11 Comments


  1. Farrah April 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    I want that pineapple bag!! That black dress cover-up is super cute too! :]

  2. Edye April 23, 2017 at 11:37 am - Reply

    A cute beach bag is essential for me, too! Love the “Beach Please” one, haha 😉

  3. Meagan @ My Life as Mrs April 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Hubby and I are headed to Florida for beach/Disney in just 2 weeks! Tommy Hilfiger flip flops are my fave – super comfy! By the way, that lilac dress is gorgeous and looks great on you!

  4. [email protected] April 21, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Cute bags and cover ups but I wouldn’t call them affordable. I would never pay $50 plus for any beach tote or cover up. But I do take those things for granted since I live at the beach. I guess I feel like I shouldn’t be splurging on that kind of stuff. Have a fantastic trip!

  5. I love that all the straw bags are back in this year! Bring on summer

  6. Patricia @Sweet and Strong April 21, 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Have so much fun on vacation! I love a good swimsuit and cover up and basically live in that when at the beach.

  7. Emily April 21, 2017 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Flip flops are ESSENTIAL! 🙂 And I love those cute beach bags.

  8. [email protected] April 21, 2017 at 8:02 am - Reply

    I had beach plans and sadly they were cancelled when I caught the flu. Hopefully, another opportunity will present itself. Have a great time, Julie!

  9. Mary Beth Jackson April 21, 2017 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Have a great time at the beach! I love your choices! I like to add a fun hat or two as well!

  10. Susie @ Suzlyfe April 21, 2017 at 7:06 am - Reply

    My beach essential? My GIANT BRIMMED hat. I love that thing!

  11. Blane Sherer April 21, 2017 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Hope you have a great time !

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