Updated May 25, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

The temperatures are rising in my city and I’m hoping that my first beach day this season will not be far away. So for this week’s illustrated how-to, I’ve collected all the things I need for a perfect day on the beach. From the obvious (bikini, sunscreen), to the practical, to the not-necessary-but-so-much-more-fun things. Now all I need is some free time and some sunshine and I’m ready to hit the beach! Have a good week!