Memorial Day Essentials Under $50


The warm weather has arrived, just in time for Memorial Day! And whether you are heading to the lake, BBQing with friends, or attending a wedding (like me!), you may be in need of a few sun-soaked weekend essentials. Here are some accessories under $50 that will appeal to your inner fashionista AND your [not-so] inner frugal fiend.

1.  Rent the Runway Floral Maxi – $45
Like I mentioned earlier, Ben and I will be going to a wedding over the weekend in Texas. I really wanted to wear something fun, summery, and comfy to dance in… without breaking the budget. So I decided to rent a  dress from Rent the Runway rather than buy another one to wear once and sit in my closet. I have used them several times before and always love the selection they have. Plus, I get to wear super amazing, designer digs at a fraction of the price. This Yumi Kim dress is no exception! I love the off-the-shoulder ruffles and flowy silhouette.

2. Beverage Cooler Bag – $35
Keeping your drinks cold doesn’t have to be inconvenient. With this striped cooler bag from Sunnyside, you’ll always have your beverages on-hand, and in style. Perfect for spin out on the boat.

3. Rebecca Minkoff Bandana – $35
Bandanas as neck scarves was my favorite Spring trend and silk makes it possible to transition that trend to Summer. This design from Rebecca Minkoff is the perfect French Blue with a twist on the traditional bandana pattern.

4. Turkish Cotton Beach Towel – $29.99
Turkish towels are the must-have beach accessory this year. Many can range in uppers of $100 but this adorable striped towel is on sale for only $29.99!

5. Clinique Face Cream SPF 50 – $23
If you are spending any time in the sun this weekend, be sure to come prepared with the proper protection. Clinique’s SolarSmart Face Cream provides the barrier you need against UVA and UVB rays while also preventing visible signs of aging. Does it get any better?

6. Blenders Eyewear Sunglasses – $45
I recently discovered Blender’s Eyewear and fell in love with this classic tortoiseshell + aviator hybrid. Check out this pair along with other styles available on their website and be sure to enter your email for a 15% off coupon code.

7. Holga Digital Camera – $39.99
You won’t need an Instagram filter when you capture all your Memorial Day memories on 120 medium format film. This Holga camera is an inexpensive and easy-to-use film camera for casual photography. Perfect for a film beginner AND a favorite medium for artists everywhere. The slight softness of the images, vignette and random light leaks produce dream-like, one-of-a kind images. It’s also made of plastic, making it light for travel and easy to clean.

8. Tinted Lip SPF – $24
When it comes to sun protection, we can’t forget about our pouts. This tinted lip treatment from Sugar is SPF 15 and comes in all the best shades for every taste.

9. Birkenstock Essentials – $34.95
Everyone’s favorite sandal now comes in an affordable revised version. The Birkenstock Essential has a rubber-like texture that allows it to live up to it’s German reputation of comfort while flourishing in the harsher environments like the lake and beach. It also comes in four colors, including Memorial Day staples – PINK, white and blue!

Disclaimer: I personally love and and recommend each of these products but please note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links. We will earn a commission if you fall in love too and decide to purchase through those links. 

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