The Velvet List: 10 Things to Have in Your Summer Purse

*Cozumel Tote is from J.Crew
Since summer can be completely spontaneous and full of surprising adventures, here is a list of 10 things that we think you ought to have in your purse at all times.
  1. Camera
  2. Bottled Water or a Reusable Water Bottle (stay hydrated!)
  3. Nail Polish (for touch ups on the go!)
  4. Hand Sanitizer
  5. Sunscreen
  6. Lightweight Scarf (for when it gets cooler in the evenings!)
  7. Flip Video Camera or Kodak Zi8 (record your most exciting adventures!)
  8. Your Favorite Bronzer
  9. Chapstick or Lip Moisturizer
  10. Hair Ties (for that spontaneous game of volleyball on the beach!)

The Velvet List: Our 5 Favorite Swimsuit Sites

Velvet List: Our 5 Favorite Swimsuit Sites

If you’ve got a cruise or summer vacation coming up, you’ll definitely want to go shopping for a fabulous new swimsuit! This season, we recommend you ditch the classic, black suit and go for something in bright colors and bold patterns. To help you on your way, we have listed our top 5 favorite swimsuit websites. Happy shopping!

1. Net-a-Porter (

2. Shopbop (

3. Canyon Beachwear (

4. Everything But Water (

5. (