“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”
– Charles Bowden
I’m back after a short blogging hiatus! For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram , my boyfriend Adrian and I recently moved into a new apartment. If you’ve never had to deal with moving, you’re one lucky b*tch because moving sucks! It’s great once you’re all settled in (like we are now), but the actual moving part is THE worst. Anyways, I took a short break to focus on moving but now that my routine is back in motion, I’m excited to be back to what I love doing!
Who’s excited that summer is finally (unofficially) here? I know I am! This will always be absolute favorite time of the year. I’m a huge fan of hot weather, time spent in the sun and pool days! Just thinking about this right now with my glass of wine on a Sunday night makes me so excited to hit the pool again.
If you’re like me, you’ll be seeking out the next opportunity for a pool party so you can get your tan on, show off your cutest kini and hang with friends. Check out my below picks for the best pool party essentials for those stylish chicas out there!
Cute Beach Towel
Ok if this isn’t on everyone’s list, you must be crazy! You’re probably thinking Well, no sh*t you need a towel to go to the pool. But why not find one that’s stylish too? I have a few at home that I love and I always feel that extra touch of style when I use them. Honestly, there are so many cute ones now so you have lots of options!
Chic Pair of Shades
Another obvious one but hey, sunglasses can make or break a look! I posted my prescription shades here (yes, I’m blind as a bat and need glasses to drive) because I wear them the most and they happen to be super cute. But you can find cheap and stylish ones at a lot of stores (Target and H&M, to name a couple). Plus you can keep your eyes protected while you’re laying out!
Delicious, Cold Beer
I’m a HUGE beer fan! I can never say no to a really great wheat, saison or helles (my fellow beer fans will know what I’m talking about). One of my favorites beers of all time is San Tan Brewery’s Mr. Pineapple wheat beer. It’s so perfect for summer and very light for non-beer drinkers (trust me, my friends who don’t like beer LOVE this one). Mr. Pineapple is the perfect pool party companion!
I’ve always loved bikinis (or as I call them, kinis) but one pieces have become popular again, and there are some super cute ones out there! Whatever swimsuit you choose for your next pool party, pick something you feel confident in. This blue kini is one of my faves because it gives me an extra boost of confidence every time I wear it. Make sure you love how you look in the swimsuit…and of course look for a cute color or print that you’ll love!
You definitely don’t need a pair of heels to go to a pool party, so opt for some comfy sandals or flip flops instead. I love these leopard print slides for the pool because they keep my feet cozy and I always get so many compliments when I wear them. I mean, who wouldn’t want some fun leopard print sandals for a pool party?
What are your pool party go to’s?