Having lived within reach from the beach for my whole life, I’ve become somewhat of an expert at packing for a summer’s day at the shore. It’s really all about transitional items, from what you’ll need to play in the water, to layout on the sand, and to explore the town. This means I’m never without 5 key pieces : sunnies, sunhat, sunscreen, turkish towel, and a beach friendly bag. My Persol‘s are my go-to sunglasses for many reasons. Not only are they timeless, handcrafted and polarized, there were Steve McQueen’s eyewear of choice. It doesn’t get more classic than that! Seriously though, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to protect your eyes with quality polarized lenses. Then there’s my turkish towel, which is lightweight and doubles as a shawl when the sun sets. Stash that, with sunscreen and a sunhat, into a woven basket bag and you’re officially a happy beach go’er!
(clockwise from top left: Minkpink Kimono Cape $109, SunBum Sunscreen $16, Vintage Woven Basket Bag $34, Catbird Rose Gold Heart Ring $96, Vintage 501 Levi’s $29, Tom Robbins Jitterbug Perfume $12, Zimmermann Swimsuit $310, Persol Sunglasses $390, K.Jacquest St. Tropez Sandals $275, Lola Hats Large Rear View Mirror Hat $205, Turkish Towel $42; all images by HonestlyWTF)
I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:
Love the Greek sandals, the bag and of course, Steve McQueen´s sunglasses!!
my little suede shoes
Love the pictures and the the outfit!
Perfect Beach Clothes! Great selection! So lovely!
Elisa from My Fantabulous World
Obsessed with that suit!
So freakin’ cute!
Oh, this is making me crave a beach vacation so bad! Thank goodness I’m leaving for the beach next week.
I spy a Zimmerman one-piece–love it! Wishing we were at the beach right now!
Fav part of this post by far is the Tom Robbins nod! I was just reading Still Life with Woodpecker outside in the sun this morning 🙂
Xa, I like that pics. Have a nice day.
I am in love with the Zimmerman. That and the straw hat are a great alternative after suffering bikin burn!!
I love this list!!! the bag is really cool, I need like this!!!
A great beach bag is EVERYTHING. Love what you picked out here! xx Kat
Love and Ace
Persols are classics and will never go out of style! Love them
very nice stuff your got there and love the beachy pics 😉 xo, ALma
Persols are my FAVE, and they look so great on everyone! These pics are beauts, you are such a gorgeous Beach Babe!! Xoxo
Tom Robbins is so great! You have to read Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates. So weird and good!
LOVE!!!!! I so need everything on this list.
Love this kimono.
OMG, LOVE Jitterbug Perfume! I read it a couple years ago and have recently been thinking about it and wanting to read it again!
Enjoy the book and that swimsuit is AMAZE! 🙂
Ahhhh, beach season… which it was summer over here. Love the swimsuit so much!!
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Love your kit! especially your cape!!! and the “foutas”, the Turkish/Tunisian towels! I have some from Turkey also 🙂
We love total look! Sandals are perfect!
It’s all about the turkish towels. I take them to the pool for my workouts as well:
Absolute musts for the beach!
Effortless and SO chic… I need the beach ASAP! xo
Waiting on Martha
Love the hat – where it is from?
Hat is from Lola Hats
For me this is a perfect day,
sun, sea, and a good book, by the way I’m just reading Tom Robbins’ Still Life with Woodpecker and I love his sense of humor.
For a hearty breakfast to have you started, stroll over towards the Front Porch, a waterfront restaurant on Ocean Drive that offers outstanding omelettes and superb fresh juices.