cornflake dreams.: in my beach bag.

6.29.2011

in my beach bag.

it's no surprise i am a fan of lands end canvas. i got my new bikini recently and i am in loveeee. last year's swim suit was from victoria's secret, it was a similar style but the canvas suit provides a LOT more support and the ruching is better (who knew?!) i also love the vibrant sapphire ice color, it's flattering on my light skin and screams summer :) i also love the XL shoreline tote, it fits all of my beach/pool essentials:: 
land's end canvas bandeau bikini top $20 (on sale!), bikini bottoms $17, shoreline straw tote $50, classic sunglasses $34


now that the sun is out in full force it's important to remember to protect your skin! two of my blogger besties {av} from long distance loving and danielle moss from breakfast at toast have teamed up to launch sun savvy, a site dedicated to creating awareness about the dangers of sun damage and how to protect yourself. i urge you to check out their site and sign the pledge-- your skin will thank you! 


what is in your beach bag?! lots of sunscreen and trashy magazines? would you add anything to my bag?

xo, 
jillian

60 comments:

  1. Love that bikini- such a great colour!!

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  2. Great beach bag items!! I think I'd just add some fruit or pretzels to snack on!

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  3. i need to get myself a pair of those sunglasses! They are too cool for school!

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  4. oh yes! important to protect your skin!

    looooooving your tote and bikini...lands end?! who knew?!

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  5. I got a perfect bag for my perfect beach bag this summer! It's yellow and white striped. I love your choices!

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  6. I'm loving all of your beach bag items. Especially that adorable tote!

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  7. All of that and my iPod!

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  8. I love the shape and color of that bikini ... and what a steal! LEC has really been turning out some great products. I'll add to my beachbag: a book or Kindle, and my BlackBerry!

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  9. I'm ready for the beach!!! I think you have everything covered in your beach bag :) Except I always need a bright colored lipstick... not sure why I think I can pull this off on the beach (but not in everyday world)! xxoo
    {Check out my Monogrammed Tote Summer Giveaway}

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  10. You've made me want to go check out Lands End Canvas now!! Hope you have lots of fun in the sun! protected of course ;)

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  11. Love your beach bag and your suit is a favorite color!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and join my fashionable Giveaway from The Shabby Apple!

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  12. Reminds me of the beach trips in Charleston!!! Love that suit!!!!

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  13. love the bag! come visit pairsandpours!

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  14. LOVE that beach bag, so sturdy and pretty!

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  15. super cute suit!! sunscreen and water...that's all i need :)

    i always bring books and music but just fall straight to sleep!

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  16. this would be such a cute blog crawl! my beach bag has the same things except i always have a sarong to wrap around my head or hips when i take a walk on the beach, a baggie to collect shells and some fresh fruit!
    xoxo

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  17. Love what's in your beach bag. I think I would make sure I brought flip flops or some type of sandal. I love a good trash magazine while laying out.

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  18. I haven't been to the beach or the pool for ages.... but when I do go, I love me my ipod, a good read, sunglasses, and TONS of sunscreen. I'm so glad to hear that girls are starting to take care of their skin!

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  19. Wow, that's a great deal for a bikini! My bag usually has a good book, a bottle of war, sunscreen, hat, and some sort of cover-up. and snacks. Gotta have beach snacks!

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  20. Love that blue bikini!
    xo
    Alexa

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  21. I totally might have to order a bikini top like that!!! I am so small chested that I like something tight and comfotable to wear, and I love the bandeau fit.
    I would add snacks, goggles, and a book to your bag! (which is super cute too!) :)

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  22. Definitely sunscreen and lots of trashy magazines! Too funny! Love your new suit!

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  23. Snacks! I would totally add some Trader Joe's snacks but that's just because I love to eat on the beach- and everywhere else.

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  24. What a cute swimsuit! I bet you look great in it. I always take the same things you have in your bag! I just got done reading The Help a couple weeks ago, such a good read for the summer. I took it to the Montrose beach a few weeks ago and ever since there have been bits of sand coming out!

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  25. That bag is great!!! LOVE it!
    I always have sunscreen in my beach bag and a sun umbrella. Gotta protect my pasty skin :)
    I am also a fan of bringing a million gossip/fashion magazines. I like tossing in a bottle of skinnygirl margarita too :)

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  26. thank you for the great post - i just bought the swim suit online!!

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  27. Ugh that bathing suit is exactly what I want!!! The beach bag is perfect!! Definitely a lot of sunscreen and magz in my beach bag, but also a book, my sunnies, and IPod. :)

    p.s. already entered your fab giveaway! ;)

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  28. great picks jillian!!!!!!


    ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!!!

     Katie Carlin-Daily Crush

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  29. I wish I had a beach bag! Don't excatly live in a place that is known for nice weather :) We do have the ocean about an hour and a half away though :)

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  30. Sunscreen, cold drink, and trash magazine = perfection! Love your new bathing suit!

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  31. Gorgeous post!
    Love that bikini!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  32. what a great bikini find!! i must have the VS one you had last year. it's super cute, but yeah, not much support. will def check out lands end!

    xo.ashley

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  33. Great post! Love the 2-piece and tote...I am all about sunscreen. I burn so easily!

    Thanks for your nice comment on my guest post at Style Obsession :)

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  34. Love, love, love the bikini top.
    And your sun-hat, I really need to find myself one of those :)

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  35. such a cute tote and bathing suit :)

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  36. that bikini is so perfect! If I had a good tan it would be even better :)

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  37. That bathing suit is adorable! I so need one! xoxo Marissa

    http://happiness-is-the-little-things.blogspot.com/

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  38. That bikini is the perfect summer color and ocean blue! And ummm hellow to Lands End Canvas... awesome... thanks for the intro!

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  39. your new swimsuit is way too adorable! i've never heard of this brand, but if you say they're better than victoria's secret, they are automatically worth-while. :)

    XO,
    SSDS

    http://sweatshirtdressshirt.blogspot.com

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  40. Bah! I wish I had a beach bag! I would so need a towl, water bottle, sunscreen, flip flops, and that's about it, I totally go swimming in the ocean ALL DAY LONG.

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  41. mine is missing my sunglasses... super sad about that!!!

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  42. Great idea. I do really need to start wearing sunscreen more often!

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  43. Great post! Such a cute suit and the bag too!

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  44. no way!!! that bathing suit is only $37?!?! love it all!

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  45. Cute, cute, cute beach bag!

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  46. i just got a straw tote for this weekends boating plans :) love your suit!

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  47. I love that bathing suit! I'm behind the curve and haven't even gotten a new one this year. After years of not wearing sunscreen I am starting to see the effects of sun damage and now always carry sunscreen with me. I'll have to go check out the sun savvy site!

    xo
    Rach

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  48. That bikini is so gorg! Cobalt is my happy color!

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  49. I'm LOVING this post--for so many reasons!
    a) that cobalt blue bikini is divine!
    b) love that tote too!
    c) your sun savvy shoutout made my day :)

    thank you so so much for helping us spread the word!
    talk to you tomorrowwwww! yay! xoxo {av}

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  50. LOVE this post. And thank you for posting about Sun Savvy! Can't wait to see you TOMORROW. Well...technically today. :)

    xoxo

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  51. that bikini is soo great! i love the color and style!!

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  52. i so love bandeau bikinis it looks so dainty.

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  53. That tote is perfect! I tried to email you about a guest post but it bounced back. If you get a minute email me at debbyleesteele@gmail.com w/ your email address. xo

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  54. I love the bikini color and the straw tote! So cute! xoxo

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  55. this looks like one perfectly packed beach bag! super cute bikini :) xoxoxo brynn

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  56. I love that swimsuit! Thanks for the review - It's so hard to get a good swimsuit online!

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  57. Love bandeau tops. Good round-up. Having a giveaway you might enjoy! Have a good long weekend. xO

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  58. i need to get myself a pair of those sunglasses! They are too cool for school!


    bikini swimwear

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