Going to the beach (or pool) is one of my favorite things to do. I love to lay in the sun – I know, it’s bad, but I could sit out in the sun ALL day. But no worries, I always use my sunscreen so I don’t fry my pale skin. Whenever I decide to spend a day at the beach or pool, I have to make sure I am adequately prepared so I can do as little moving as possible, besides moving from my back to my stomach. First, you will always need a cute beach tote that can be easily dumped out and washed, like this vibrant Mara Hoffman tote. A cute towel is also necessary so that you can easily spot your lounge chair from the water and I love this striped towel because of its simplicity. Bright sunnies and something to keep your hair out of your face, like this chic turban, are something I cannot live without while hanging by the water. Books and music are a must, so I always bring my Kindle because it doesn’t have a glare, as well as my comfy headphones. Then, there are the beauty products – a comb for when your hair gets wet, waterproof mascara, and chapstick (did I mention I was addicted to chapstick?). What are your beach/pool must-haves?