Hello there! I am Moe from Five Sixteenths filling in here on Megan Ta Da for the lovely Megan who is in France right now. Can you believe it? I am a little bit jealous! I blog about style, DIYs, art, blog tips, & my post grad life over on Five Sixteenths. I am about to embark on my own journey here in the next few weeks: Moving up north. So this summer I've made a Summer Bucket List to make sure I make the most of my last summer in the South, including going to the beach & plain old traveling around. While Megan is out making me a tad bit jealous studying art while I'm stuck stateside, I thought I'd share what I'd bring on a tiny day trip.
Now that gas prices here are crazy ridiculous, I've found the most affordable way to get away is to take a day trip. Fortunately I live in an area close to water, theme parks, & a lot of other attractions. Growing up near the water made me a water bug & I love to be at the beach or pool side. My room mates & I have taken a few trips down to Yorktown Beach in Virginia. The little strip of beach has a few restaurants, an ice cream shop, & a pub down it too, perfect for a little day trip. So to go from beach to the bar this is what I'd pack up for a day trip:
Sun & Sand
essentials for the beachone // A sun hat! What's a day on the beach with out a sun hat on your head. Since it's been hot as hades out lately, some shade would be so nice while laying in the sun
two // Sunnies of course & some trendy earrings. I have lost a few pairs of sunglasses AND earrings in the waves. Claire's (or even Big Lots!) is a good alternative to bringing your fancy accessories into the surf and the sand
three // I am a very modest person when it comes to swim wear & I find that these sorts of swimsuits make me feel more comfortable. I love the vintage cut & the hour glass shape. A fun color makes your day even brighter.
four // Flip flops are great for the beach. As much as I like the beach I don't like getting sand in my shoes so sandals or tennis shoes are out for me. But the Old Navy flip flops are great & I try to buy a few pair every summer.
Summer Day Trip by fivesixteenthsblog featuring summer dresses
Surf & Sail
essentials for after
five // A trendy denim waist coat adds a bit of sass to an outfit. Perfect for going to the bar. I've often found that bars can be a little chilly & if you've gotten a sunburn something on your shoulders can stave off the chills.
six // Patterned dresses are a good staple especially in tribal prints for the summer. Dresses are flowy & keep you cool. When it's hot out they make you feel like you are wearing less clothes & you still look stylish.
seven // Add a bit more bling with more accessories that you wouldn't mind losing to the water. Check souvenir shops for some last minute additions
eight // Your Old Navy flops may not be the best suited for heading out to eat & hey, they may clash with your cool dress. Easy slip on sandals can fit in your bag if you need a quick change.
I hope you've enjoyed this post & that you've been encouraged to go on a day trip. While you're on your day trip why not capture your summer on film & then use the photos to make a photo journal. I know I want to make a few more albums to remember my travels this summer.
--Thank you to Moe for the inspiration to pack a bag, get out, and go find an adventure!--
What do you do on day trips? How do you document your travels?