Handmade Etsy Summer Beach Trip

Oh, I can't even believe how excited I am for my beach trip next month. It's the first beach trip since our son was born and we're going with a few other families. Did you see the photo of our house!?

I've seen a few beautiful round-ups on other blogs that feature beach round ups. I love shopping at J. Crew, Madewell & Anthro as much as the next gal, but there is something so much more special and unique about handmade goodness (no sweatshops or big company guilt is a major bonus)! To celebrate my beach week, I'veI searched Etsy high and low to find all these summer hits for your buying ease. Let me just say that finding a tasteful, hip bathing suit was darn near impossible; I was thrilled when I found this gem of a bathing suit from Athens, Greece. Some of my picks are from the US, others from faraway as Greece and Australia. And these are handmade! Not vintage or re-purposed.  I'm so excited to share all my finds with you. I'm just crazy about the rings from A Merry Mishap and that rad hat from Bonnie's Knitting! What's on your wishlist?? 

My favorite books for summer reading? Field-Tested Books by Coudal PartnersDallas Clayton's An Awesome Book & Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project. Dig it (links aren't to Amazon)

Links to all of the Etsy shops: Swim SuitLeather Sandals, Striped Hammock, Summer DressWaxed Canvas Backpack, Sunhat, Play Tent, Rings, Poster, Reversible Quilt, Cribbage, Turkish Towel. <<<Links to specific items on Etsy change when the item is purchased. I've therefore linked to the shop and not the featured item>>>