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20 Items I’m Buying For My East Coast Trip

By A Girl In La - Style Blog @agirlinla

At the start of the summer, I visited and now I'm getting ready to head to my childhood home in New England. .) Aside from spending time with Billy and my family, I'm looking forward to visiting the places I frequented while I was growing up. There are so many, but here are a few that are on my itinerary: a boat ride to I'll be staying in Massachusetts and then vacationing at the beach in Connecticut. (You can read about my summers at the CT shore Block Island , shopping in Olde Mistick Village , having Sunday brunch at Water's Edge Beach Resort and Spa and dinner at The Griswold Inn .

As you can imagine, I'm excited to be staying at a beach that holds countless amounts of amazing memories. With that comes preparing for my vacation and just as I did before I left for Arizona , I created a list of things that I need. The items I picked out for my East Coast trip are optimal for relaxing on the beach (a flamingo float and ), hanging out in a cottage (a trivia game and ), or ideal for sightseeing (a tropical printed romper and flat sandals for lots of walking).

1. While I was vacationing in Arizona , I came across + Totally '90s Trivia Cards and bought them for this upcoming trip. I'm excited to play the trivia game with my family and read the book while relaxing on the beach.

2. A fun with Hangman, Tic-Tac-Toe, Fortune Teller, Categories, and Dots & Boxes. This will keep me entertained during my seven-hour flight and during rainy evenings in the cottage .

6. I invested in this eyeshadow palette for its beachy and vibrant shades.

7. The scent, Salt Air which takes me back to my teen years at the Connecticut shore. (You can read about my summer nostalgia here.)

9. When I tried on this pastel tie-dye sundress from Bloomingdales, I fell in love; I can't wait to pair it with my Kurt Geiger glitter wedges. (Sadly, it's sold out but here are some similar versions: Nicola Dress, Ella Dress, and Cami Dress.)

10. A pink Bluetooth and waterproof wireless speaker so I can blast my Old School Summer Hits playlist while I'm on the beach or floating in my parents' pool.

13. A beachside read-Years ago I watched the movie Bringing Out the Dead and I didn't realize it's based on a novel until it popped up on Amazon.

15. When it came to choosing bug repellent, I bought these waterproof bracelets instead of a spray (I hate the smell), and I included them in my beach house packing list.

20. I love the tiny crystals on this tie-dye bodysuit and it's so versatile. It can be dressed up for a date night by pairing it with a miniskirt, or dressed down by wearing it with denim cutoffs.

For more on travel, here's a comprehensive beach house packing guide , what kind of shoes you should pack depending on where you're going, and a list of top-rated travel size beauty products (for your beach bag or carry-on).

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