I think I may speak for everyone when I say my favorite summer activity is lounging by the pool (or the beach). I simply love relaxing and listening to my favorite tunes while soaking up some rays. Nothing says “SUMMER” like and impromptu trip to the pool, so for me, a well-stocked pool bag is a must! Nothing’s worse than showing up the pool only to find — “Oh, man I forgot the sunscreen!” It’s happened one too many times, which is why I make sure my pool bag is always stocked with my 10 pool bag essentials.
My pool bag stays packed with the essentials. It’s filled with those vital “pool day” items…the things I can’t go without. The Mud Pie Tideline Tote is made of jute, which is great when you’re out in the heat because it breaths. The tote features five adorable starfish, faux leather handles, and stylish gold grommets. Not only is this tote a great size for holding all my lute, it has a wipe-clean interior– which is great for the pool— and an interior pocket for those smaller items like keys, IDs, phone, etc.
#1 Mud Pie Carry-All:
First things first, every pool bag needs a Mud Pie carry-all. These things are the bomb.com. Our jute cases come in a number of different patterns and styles. Each one has a laminated wipe-clean interior and tasseled zipper pull. In my case, I use it to carry sun screen, lip balm, aloe, extra hair ties and other skin care products. Our carry-alls can also hold a tablet, wet suits or be used as a clutch.
This may seem like a no-brainier, but you’d be surprised how many times my friends have forgotten their sunscreen.
I can’t leave the house with out my sunglasses and when you’re at the pool they are a must! My latest splurge; new RayBans.
#5 Some Tunes:
For me, it depends on the atmosphere of the pool. What’s the scene… is it a relaxing solo day at the pool or are you going with a big group? I’ll either pack my iPod with headphone or my portable speaker. Either way, I’ve to have some sort of music.
The heat can really ware you out… so be sure to have some sort of snack. I tend to take something small. I usually take almonds, a little sweet candy, and a granola bar or two.
# 7 Water Bottle:
You HAVE to have water when you’re in the heat all day. Taking a dip in the pool to cool off usually isn’t enough for me. I usually bring at least two large water bottles with me filled with freezing cold water.
#8: Big Huge Beach Towel:
I have a million beach towels, but my favorite on is my “Big Huge Beach Towel” it’s about the size of 3 beach towels. It’s soft, colorful and lasts all day!
#9 Bathing Suit:
DUH! I typically wear strapless tops to keep my tan lines in check.
Currently my favorite cover-up is the Heidi Eyelet Cover-Up. It’s light, flattering and the details on the trim are adorable. I am also a fan of our Round Crochet Lace Scarf Sarong. It comes in 4 different colors and can be worn as scarf or sarong.
That covers the 10 pool bag essentials. But let’s call it 11, because some pool days call for a pitcher of mimosas. Am I right?
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