Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We are quickly approaching the beginning of summer, which means beach trips and days by the pool. When I think of what I want to wear for these summer time occasions, I think of cute, yet comfortable beach dresses, or cover ups. Therefore, I decided to round up my 6 favorite beach cover ups, in case you too were looking for a little poolside inspiration.
*This post is sponsored by Romwe, but all opinions in this post are my own.
When I look for a cover up, I want something that I can not only wear to the pool, or beach, but also will look presentable out and about as well. I love light fabrics, fun designs, and nothing too tight because this is about comfort right? These 6 below are the perfect variety and all under $20 because why over spend on an item for just one season?!
Open Back Pom Pom Cover Up– This is the beachiest out of the 6 cover ups. However, it is still long enough to be a dress over a swim suit and at a casual beach side restaurant would be an appropriate outfit.
Pom Pom Off the Shoulder Dress – As you can tell, I am loving pom poms and so is summer. This off the shoulder dress is light weight, roomy, and can be worn when not at the beach as well.
Tassel Trim Shift Dress– I love bright colors paired with white. I feel like they really pop, and its such an island beachy vibe. This tassel shift dress is a great beach dress, or poolside cover up.
Palm Print Shift Dress– Palm print is everywhere right now and I need to get some of this in my closet. I ordered a really cute wrap skirt for the beach in a similar palm pattern. This dress would make a great light weight cover up and could double as a great date night summer dress with heels.
Tropical Leaf Tie Dress– This totally reminds me of a Trina Turk type cover up. I love the belted design to give a bit more shape. This tropical print screams summer time to me and could also double as a dress for an evening out at the beach.
Off the Shoulder Tropical Print Dress– Again, some more off the shoulder vibes. I seriously love this look way more than showing off cleavage. The island print and the tie sleeves give it something extra that will make your beach look much more colorful and fun.
The other week, I was invited to a product launch event for Origins by Preen.me and it was so much fun! One of the items they are doing all the time in store is mini facials and they are free!! Heck yes!! I didn’t get one that day, but my friend Ashley did and she enjoyed it, plus she purchased a few products to help with her skin.
They were doing white tea readings, because the new Perfect World collection is made with white tea, and caricature sketches. Check mine out, I thought it was pretty cute!
I picked up a really nice gift set for my mom for Mother’s Day while I was there. Since my mom is a big beach lover, I got her the Soothing Essentials to help with any redness and to help hydrate after being out in the sun.
As I was looking at the products, I realized these had SPF in them and would be the perfect items to pack for my trip to St. John in a month!! So, for all of you struggling with packing for a trip to the beach, here are my essentials that I will be packing.
#1 SPF MY PERFECT WORLD COLLECTION
Protecting your skin from the sun is extremely important. I don’t want to age too quickly, or be at risk for skin cancer, so I always make sure to wear SPF on my body and on my face. The Age Defense Moisturizer and the Age Defense Eye Cream from the Perfect World collection both have SPF in them and are my number one item now when I am soaking up some sun. I also will be bringing their cleanser, toner, body wash, and moisturizer so that I can take care of my body from head to toe!! All of the Perfect World products smell so good too.
You need to protect your eyes when you are at the beach as well. The sun bouncing off the ocean makes everything so much brighter. I don’t like to bring a really expensive pair of sunglasses to the beach though, so I love A.J. Morgan Eye wear because they are all under $25. Here are a few pairs that I am currently loving, since mine are no longer available.
#3 FAVE TOWEL
I like to have a towel, that is large enough to lay out on and pretty thick to dry me off really well. I had really been wanting one of the large soft Turkish beach towels, but they are normally around $50. However, I got these two at Nordstrom Rack for only $25 (now they have gone down to $19.97) and I am so excited to take them to St. John.
#4 JELLY SANDALS
I like jelly sandals for the beach, because they wont get damaged by the sand, or water. They also dry off really well and heck you can even wear them in the water if you feel like there are too many shells hurting your feet. How cute are these Jack Rogers and ones with bows!! I have started creating quite a collection haha.
I don’t like to use my phone too much on the beach because it gets too hot and its hard to see the screen with how bright the sun is. I always bring a good book, so that I can sun tan and relax without feeling bored. Here is the last book that I read, which I thought was really good. I am a romance novel junkie. I still need to find a book for my beach trip.
#6 BEACH HAT
I always bring a beach hat because I try to keep the sun off my face as much as possible. I found this hat when I was picking up some photos from Walmart and since it was less than $10 it was a great buy!! Plus I am going to spruce it up a bit and add sequin ribbon onto the wording and pom pom trip around the band.
#7 PORTABLE CHARGER
Being a blogger, I am always on my phone and my Ipad. There have been so many times that my phone has died on me and that can be so frustrating if I then really need it. So, if I am going somewhere that I know a phone plug won’t be easily accessible, like the beach, I make sure to bring my portable charging bank.
#8 WATERPROOF PHONE CASE
Phones are an expensive piece of equipment. The last thing we want after a day at the beach, is to have to replace a smart phone because of sand, or water damage. I purchased one of these waterproof phone cases off Amazon and it has been so amazing for at the beach.
#9 BEACH BAG
Finally, you can’t forget your beach bag to put all of your beach essentials in. I have two that I use a lot. These are a couple years old from Payless, so I had to link something similar. These were less than $12 when I purchased them and I had to have both since I love both flamingos and pineapples haha. Here are three really cute ones from Francesca’s I am currently LOVING!!!
I hope this list helps you when you are packing for your beach trip! My perfect world is full of sunshine and laughter, not so much the sand part haha!! Remember the most important item is SPF and Origins has such amazing products that will hydrate and protect your skin. Whats your favorite beach essential?
*Disclosure: The Perfect World collection was gifted to me by Preen.me for attending the Origins product launch event, but all opinions are my own.
I have been obsessing over one piece bathing suits lately, partially because I’ve had two children and sometimes I just don’t feel like showing off all the goods haha, but mostly because I love how classy and still sexy a one piece suit can be!! When Romwe told me that I could pick out an item and they would send it to me free to review, I was psyched!! I had been shopping from other Chinese sites for years, but not Romwe. Then, I saw this bathing suit and I about screeched in delight!! I had seen it on another blogger recently, but it had sold out from Asos. Plus this one from Romwe is a fraction of the cost, so it was a win-win.
Then, as I was scouring their site, I noticed they had quite a few gorgeous bathing suits that I had seen places before. I decided to do a round up of my six favorite Romwe swimsuits which are all dupes for much higher price tag suits. I don’t know about you, but I like to change up my swimwear every summer, so I don’t want to spend a hefty price tag on some fancy swimsuit. You can still look like you stepped out of a magazine in any of these Romwe swimsuits.
6 FAVE ROMWE SWIMSUITS FOR SUMMER – UNDER $20
Polka Dot Mesh Swimsuit ($17.99) – This suit is a dupe for $58 Asos Swimsuit that has sold out. This is the bathing suit that I am wearing above and it fits great! I am wearing a size small for reference.
Green Leaf Print Swimsuit ($15.99) – This is a dupe for $133 Stone Fox Swimsuit which is sold out. I have seen this on so many girls on Instagram and it looks like it fits really well and is great quality.
Mermaid Off Duty Swimsuit ($8.99) – For all you mermaids, or mermaid lovers out there. This swimsuit is under $10 and a dupe for a $35 Boohoo Swimsuit which was also sold at Asos and is sold out.
Tribal Cutout Swimsuit ($10.99) – This is a dupe for a popular Mara Hoffman $250 swimsuit. Cut outs are definitely in for summer.
Floral Print Swimsuit ($12.99) – This is the best deal of all!! It’s a dupe for a Zimmerman $395 swimsuit. I love how this one especially looks like it could be worn also as a bodysuit.
*This post is in collaboration with Romwe, but all opinions are my own.
Can’t forget your gator when you are a Florida girl!! I hope this swimsuit round up will help as you shop for your summer swimwear collection. These are all so affordable, that you can’t go wrong with any of them. I also feel like their swimwear runs true to size. I am always the smallest size they make in something (xs or small), which is what I normally buy in the store.