Beach Bumming Essentials

Ah, the beach. The current love of my life. There’s just nothing quite as good as a cool breeze and a great view, and I really can’t wait to officially be a grown up and move there :mrgreen:

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For now, short visits will have to do. Here are some pictures from the time I spent there in December, frolicking around with my little sweetheart who just would not let me take pictures of her.

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Beach life
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The beach can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how prepared you are for the excursion. If you’re anything like me, you’re paranoid about getting burned or stung or eaten or something – yes, I am afraid of sharks. Fun story, I was standing right next to someone who got stung by a jelly fish, and it looked like it huuurt, so I’ve been a little afraid of the ocean since 😟 Not to mention the stories of baby sharks on the beach? I can’t 😡😡

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But that doesn’t mean I can stay away. So I like to have a little control over the whole situation by being prepared. A few things that I find to be helpful – my list of beach bumming essentials – are:

1. Sunscreen. Always.

Well, most times lol. I do tend to forget but I need to be better about that. But it’s always nice not to be burned after a day in the sun, yes? Plus it’s a good practice to have for everyday.

2. A light scarf.

The coastal area of Kenya is a Swahili region, so the culture is a lot more conservative there. So have one just to be safe, and use it as a sarong when the beach gets a little crowded. The last thing you need on your holiday is dirty looks from locals, and Swahili women can give shade like noone else.

3. Sandals.

I loove walking barefoot on the beach, but I always keep the option of sandals close by, just incase I see those white beach spiders or crabs or anything. Β It should be fairly clear now by that I’m not a big fun of smaller creatures, so my shoe situation varies depending on the type of beach I’m at. That’s another reason I fell inlove with Watamu – the breeze is so much that there’s no way a crab would be able to make a home there. Your footsteps would literally be blown away right behind you

4. Shades, bikini, giant tote bag, et al.

I group these together because they’re the more subjective things on this list. I clearly didn’t have a bikini on, my giant bag was full of clothes to shoot on the beach and I went through a lot of trouble to put in my lashes so I didn’t want to cover that up with shades. It’s up to you and your needs, but if what you’re after is a chill day on the beach then I suggest also remembering a towel to lie on and a ton of snacks so you don’t have to go back and forth when you’re hungry.

 

Anyone else dying to be on a beach somewhere? Beach being essentials, up on the blog tonight as we talk travel #fashionblogger #styleblog #styleblogger #styleblogging #kenyanblogger #vscocam #vscokenya #fashionblogging #travelblogging #travel #tembeakenya
Anyone else dying to be on a beach somewhere?
Beach being essentials, up on the blog tonight as we talk travel
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I wore all black here, with a top that I like to tie in a “crop” style and black shorts that I think are pretty decent. I covered up with a brightly coloured scarf that I think brings out the whole beachy-holiday vibe, and it worked because of the dainty straps on the back of the top which I loooove 😍😍

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Wishing for a little sand between my toes Too much to ask? I think not
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  1. I wrote a super looong comment expressing how much I’m loving all the elements of this shoot and my shitty internet just lost it for me. Crap. But oh my gosh!!! Love this post to bits!

  2. Really liking your camera btw, it captured the mult aquamarine tones of the ocean very well! Good Beach Essentials here, I’d say Sunscreen is the most important…when I was 21 I was under the misconception that blacks cldnt get burnt so I fell asleep in the sun with no sunscreen. I got buuuurnt, ouch! Ps your little sweetheart in her pink get up is sooooo coooote!
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    1. It’s really all about the lens, and the 50mm 1.8 is my best investment so far. Thank you! I honestly keep forgetting the sunscreen and it’s so annoying because i have to be really careful not to sit too long, so yes it really is crucial. The little one is growing so fast I can’t believe it, won’t even slow down for a picture lol. I love to keep up with you so I’m glad I’ve found another way to do it πŸ˜ƒ Leave your instagram here so I can follow you there as well

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