The Neat Life: Getting Summer in Order

Memorial Day has come and gone, but the rising temperature may have you craving another day by the pool or a beach vacation. The NEAT girls were lucky enough to spend the holiday weekend catching a glimpse of summer at the shore.  The sun and sand inspired us to give our SLM readers a peek into our beach bag.

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haircare / Beauty product / Aveda hair care, $28 / F1 Go Clean Wet Suit / Authentic Pestemal Fouta True Blue Turkish Cotton Beach Towel / ‘Cupcakes and Cashmere’ Book by Emily Schuman / Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Spf 30 Sunscreen Continuous Spray 6-Ounce

1)     Beach Bag:  It goes without saying that every girl should own a chic beach bag for her days in the sun.  The key is to find one that is large enough to fit all of your goodies.  We like this one from Sole Society.

2)     Straw Hat:  This may not keep you organized, but it will protect your face from harsh sunburns and will make you look like an ultra-fashionista.  Take our advice and invest in one.  Rachel Zoe can do no wrong in our eyes.

3)     Bottle Carrier: A day at the beach only gets better with a refreshment in hand.  This Kate Spade Pack Picnic Champagne Box comes equipped with a strap for easy toting and is perfect for a bottle of wine, champagne, or good ol’ fashioned water.

4)     Turkish Towel: Not only is this wonder towel super absorbent, it’s also less bulky than traditional towels and can double as a beach blanket. We love the various styles and colors offered by Turkish-T. Although slightly more expensive, its totally worth the investment.    (TIP: Keep your eyes open at your local flea market!  We found a killer deal at DC’s Eastern Market!)

5)     Protective Case for Valuables:  We have a love affair with One Truffle and their amazing products.  The Classic Clarity is the perfect size to house your Kindle, Iphone, chapstick and sunglasses. The zipper keeps out any trace of sand, and your friends will be super jealous.

6)    A Good Book:  While we love a juicy novel, we prefer more of a magazine-type read for the beach.  Our favorite is Cupcakes and Cashmere.  This gem offers great tips on cooking, style, decorating and of course, organizing!

7)     Wet Suit Bag:  Keep your wet bathing suit separate from your other necessities with this Wet Suit Bag from Flight 001.  Need we say more?

8)    Must-have Products: Beach-wave hair +  + Bronzed legs + hair veil + extra protection for your face = Perfection.



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  • Reply June 11, 2013

    Betsy Wills

    I love my Turkish-T’s. I have them in a variety of styles and colors. Would NEVER go back to terry.