I can't think of a better way to spend a summer day than falling asleep to the sound of the waves with a cooler packed full of snacks at an arm's distance. So, this weekend, I'm headed to Southampton with a group of my favorite people for a day at the beach. It can be a hike to get out there, but when it gets to be 100-percent humidity in the city, and you're sweating without realizing it, the two-hour ride is totally worth it.
For the perfect Jitney carry-on, I'm stuffing an oversized beach towel, my new favorite bikini, and some sunnies into my straw-woven tote that has the perfect Southampton vibe — all found at T.J.Maxx. This bikini is by one of my favorite designers — I love the print and the classic navy-and-white color combo.
For a cover-up, I'm throwing in a breezy button-down and simple, white, denim cutoffs. It's an easy outfit that can take you from the beach to the coffee shop (my favorite is The Golden Pear), and straight to happy hour without any fuss.
See why I need such a big bag? I pack it to the brim! Inside is a copy of Domino (obsessed), flip-flops, sunless tanner for my face, detangler, and sunscreen. Now that I've got my beach tote packed, I can't wait to stretch out on the sand and take a long nap.