Beach Essentials: What to Pack

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I have been enjoying a little R&R in Punta Cana! I went down for a friend’s wedding that also happened to be my birthday so I decided to just enjoy being with friends and not worry about anything else. I have to admit, I loved the break! Sometimes it’s good to relax and not worry about posting schedules or bringing the right camera lens. It was incredibly beautiful and the salty air was much-needed.

I will be getting back to my regular posting schedule soon. In the meantime, I wanted to share a quick shopping post with you highlighting a few of the things I took with me on vacation. Several items are even on sale!

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Holiday! What did you do for the long weekend? xo Bryn

My Packing List:

– I stocked up on black bathing suits because they are easy to mix and match and they feel very chic. My favorite is this darling Marysia Palm Springs two piece. I am obsessed with all Marysia suits because of the scalloped edges. I also love this halter style.

– Since the one piece has been such a big trend this summer I decided I needed one. I bought a solid black from Solid & Striped and now I want one in every color! It was so comfortable!

– I brought my favorite skirt worn in this post as a wrap to wear with my one piece. It was such an easy way to dress up my suit to go from pool to dinner.

– This maxi dress was one of my favorites for throwing over my suits or for exploring the resort. It is incredibly comfortable and I got so many compliments on it!

– Even though I packed several pairs of shoes, I got the most use out of these Mango knotted sandals. I also brought my trusty Chanel Espadrilles for my travel days.

– A couple of months ago I got on the waitlist for this Cult Gaia bag and unfortunately it did not arrive in time, but I highly recommend getting on the list for this bag because they go so fast!

– You can’t go to the beach without a great sunhat and this one from BCBGMaxAzria is one of my favorites. It was the perfect complement to my black suits and I love the added details of the tassels.

30 thoughts on “Beach Essentials: What to Pack

  1. Maggie

    I totally agree – I love Marysia!! They are so cute and feminine 🙂


      I agree! They’re the best! I want every style! xo Bryn

  2. Vanessa

    Bryn, I LOVE this post! I’m a sucker for the beach! It’s pretty much my happy place! Love your bikini — I need it my life! Thanks so for sharing your essentials!

    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa


      Thank you Vanessa!! I’m definitely a sucker for the beach, too! It’s just the best! xo Bryn

  3. Jenn Lake

    So glad you had a great trip, lady!


      Thanks so much Jenn! xo Bryn

  4. Victoria

    I have been seeing that bag everywhere lately and I’m in love! It’s so adorable for the beach or a warm vacay. Hopefully I can convince myself that I need a tropical vacation asap!

    xx Victoria


      I know! It’s everywhere and I’m over here like… hello? Where is mine! haha xo Bryn

  5. Tamara

    I’m planning my upcoming trip to Hawaii and this post couldn’t be any more helpful!


    Tamara –

  6. Tamara

    I’m planning my upcoming trip to Hawaii and this post couldn’t be any more helpful!


    Tamara –


      Thank you so much Tamara! I’m jealous you’re headed to Hawaii! Have a blast! xo Bryn

  7. Kelsey Bang

    good call on the black swim suits! cute post!


      Thank you Kelsey! It definitely kept things simple! xo Bryn


      Thank you!! Me too! xo Bryn

  8. Chloe of beyond blessed

    Glad to hear you had a relaxing, wonderful birthday weekend! Loving all of the items you chose!! I’ll take one of each 🙂


      Thank you Chloe!! I appreciate that! 🙂 xo Bryn

  9. Nadiyah

    Sounds like you had fun plus stayed stylish. I love that suitcase, btw… and the hat.


      Thank you Nadiyah! It was very fun! And thank you, Steamline Luggage is my weakness! xo Bryn

  10. Rita

    Love this post. Such a beautiful bikini, love that hat and shoes too!

    Rita |


      Thank you Rita! I appreciate that! xo Bryn


      Thank you Rachel! Hope you’re having a great week! xo Bryn

  11. Unhas

    Love your combine, so amazing!


      Thank you so much! xo Bryn

  12. Megan

    I love my one piece too!!!! I find I’m always light on the shoe front, and over pack on the dress front. It’s a constant battle I’m yet to win when packing 🙂

    Denton & Lou 

  13. Madeleine

    Oh my gosh Bryn, you have the best style, I loved everything in your beach bag. Especially the Marysia swimsuit- although I wish they didn’t have such a hefty price tag! I’m glad to hear you had a wonderful trip, and happy birthday!

    xx Madeleine

  14. Carmen

    Love your essentials here! This bathing suit is so pretty – I would wear it right away!
    xx, Carmen –

  15. marie from heartfelt hunt

    thank u so much for your inspiration and beach packing tips!


  16. marie from heartfelt hunt

    thank u so much for your inspiration and beach packing tips!


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