What’s In My Beach Tote…

kate-spade-francis-beach-tote beach-tote-essentials what-to-pack-in-a-beach-tote kate-spade-beach-tote kate-spade-new-york-summer-beach-toteTee: Nordstrom | Bottoms: Current Elliott | Tote: Kate Spade | Necklace: Scrabble | Bracelets: David Yurman | Lips: Liner-Boldly Bare by MAC, Lipstick-Madere by NARS, Lipsgloss-Turkish Delight by NARS

My husband and I have a passion for traveling. We love discovering new places as well as going back to vacation spots we have fallen in love with. Every summer, we spend time with my in-laws at one of my favorite places on earth, Lake Powell. One thing I’ve learned throughout the many years of traveling to the lake is that having a chic yet functional tote stocked with all my beach day essentials is critical for hot summer days, lounging in the sun.

I have had past experiences where I bring a super cute beach bag to the lake but by the end of the week, it’s ruined from the the sandy beaches, oily tanning lotion and the water. I love the kate spade new york Francis Tote because while it’s stylish and totally suits my personal style, it follows the form and function rule because it’s totally water proof! I can’t wait to head to Lake Powell with my family and my Francis tote in tow!

Today, I’m excited to team up with Kate Spade and share with you what I’m packing in my Francis Tote, exclusive to the kate spade new york store in East Hampton…

1. Beach Tote (can be found online at Bloomingdales and Saks)

2. Floppy Hat

3. Swimsuit

4. Flip Flops

5. Sunglasses

6. Beach Towel

7. Large Water Bottle

8. Kashi Bar

9. Magazines

10. Hydrating Mist

11. iphone case

12. Cosmetic Case

13. Elastics

14. Water Proof Mascara

15. Facial Sunscreen

16. Body Sunscreen

17. Lip Shine

Be sure to enter the kate spade new york “make waves in rio” sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip for two to rio de janeiro (deadline is June 1st).

xo, Rach

Thanks to Kate Spade for sponsoring this post.

photos by Lindsay Orton

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50 thoughts on “What’s In My Beach Tote…

  1. A bag like this is an essential for hot days in the sun. I love that you can carry such a chic bag that not only holds everything that you need and there is no worry of getting damaged by the water. Great checklist of what to pack to have fun in the sun. It was such a lovely idea to take the pictures for this post in your amazing closet. I am sure you are thrilled to be able to design your closet to be able to display all of your gorgeous clothing & accessories. I am so happy for you!

  2. I may or may not have been eyeing your closet the whole time. And that carpet!!! Where is it from? I’ve been trying to find a great animal print for my foyer. :) Oh and the beach tote is cute, too. :)

    ->Ashley

  3. This is such a fun post!!! Your close is amazing!! Are you planning on doing a feature/closet tour?? Pretty please? :)

  4. Hi rach,
    I too have been coveting this bag! I wanted to say that I am in love with your closet! Is there any chance you could do a blogpost on your decor/organization? Thanks so much!

    Laney

  5. HOLY SWOON!! Can we just stop for a moment and admire your gorgeous closet. I only saw little glimpses and I’m already in love. I would die to see it. If you could somehow work more pictures of it into your posts I would appreciate it. Thanks for being so good at what you do and being such an inspiration to me. I pretty much started my blog because of you.

    xoxo, Lexie

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