Poolside Essentials for Mom

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Summer is in full swing, and hopefully, you are finding time to relax by the pool or along our beautiful coasts. I have rounded up a few of my favorite essentials to have alongside the water.


These no-fuss slides are a must. They are comfortable, waterproof, slip-on, and easy to wipe off (think: sand). There is also a dupe that seems to be very popular, as well.

Birkenstock Slides

Birkenstock Dupe


This bag is in a frenzy to scoop up at the moment, so if you see it- grab it. I found mine at Storkland in Pensacola. We also have the Yeti tote that has been wonderful as well. They are both easy to clean, wipe off, and waterproof.

Bogg Bag

Yeti Tote

Sun Protection

We can enjoy the sun, but we must remember to protect ourselves. Hats and sunscreen should always be in your bag! You can find the sunscreen locally at Welch SkinCare Center in Pensacola, as well.

EltaMD Facial Sunscreen

Elta MD Spray

Wide Brim Sun Hat

Another super cute, packable hat


Caftan cover-ups are not only adorable but so practical. They are lightweight, breezy, and are perfect for throwing on over your suit but still look put together for an easy poolside lunch. They pack well for vacations and come in an array of colors. Search caftans on Amazon to find your favorites. I’ve listed mine below:

White & Blue Caftan

Navy Caftan

Coral & Navy Caftan

Enjoy this quick shopping list for your next vacation, or update your poolside essentials.

Did we forget anything? What are your favorites?

Tell us in the comments!

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A Pensacola native, Miranda enjoys raising her two young sons in her hometown with her husband, Paul. She graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from the University of West Florida, which ignited a passion for adopting a lifestyle around health and wellness. With a large extended family stretching from New England, Colorado, and California, Miranda has loved to travel and crisscross the country visiting and exploring new cities with her family. When Miranda is not playing with her sons- Cohen (5) and Miller (3), she is finding a new home project to start, researching a new recipe, enjoying quality time with friends and family, or finally sitting down watching The Office with her husband and a nice glass of Pinot. She is excited to combine her love of all things Pensacola, the adventures of motherhood/sisterhood of mothers, and writing with Pensacola Mom Collective!


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