sun essentials

Yesterday, I blogged for my friend Sarah and wanted to expand on my favorite things to pack for summer vacations. For part one, check out my post on And She Loved!

Sunglasses don't have to be expensive like these ones (splurged! I stock up at Forever 21 for my travels, in case any get lost or broken), and they protect your eyes and the sensitive skin around them from sun damage. Sun protection is neverrrr overrated!
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Hydration is key for your skin, so don't forget your favorite body lotion! As for the planner...it's just so much easier to jot down everything you want to do or thoughts that cross your mind.

Another must-have? Swimwear! Whether you're a one-piece or a two-piece, there's something out there for everyone in any color you could wish for.
Fisico, Lanvin, Laura Urbinati

Since I love handbags so much, obviously they are one of my favorite accessories! Pack the first bag that catches your eye. Summer is all about combining color and texture, and nothing is more fun than a bright, fringed, beaded bag!
Lucky Brand

Share your summer travel essentials in the comments, I can never get enough advice or ideas!