We’re Dreaming of a White (Sand) Christmas | Beachy Ornaments You Need RN

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One of my favorite things about going home for the holidays is decorating our Christmas tree. Like most parents, mine saved all of our handmade creations from when we were kids, my favorite being a cutout gingerbread man made purely of brown construction paper, crayons, and a green pipe cleaner.

 

Our tree may not be “beautiful” in a photographed for Town & Country way, but it reminds us of the simplicity and excitement of our youth as well as our different (and very short) musical instrument and sport phases.

 

While my ornaments are mostly old arts & craft projects and Madeline-themed, I’ve recently started collecting more summer inspired knick-knacks to embrace my number #1 wish on every Christmas list—my own beach obsessed brand. Below are some I’m currently eyeing that I know you will love too!

 

Pink Seashell JOY

$40 from The Mermaids Box on Etsy

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 This beautiful ornament from Etsy combines a quintessential Christmas sentiment with vintage and found seashells in our favorite shades of pink. We love it for our tree this year or just to hang in our office for a pink pick-me-up this holiday season!

 

Feathered Flamingo Ornament

$20 at Anthropologie

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 For us to truly be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons this Christmas season, we’re loving the idea of trading in our reindeer and snowmen for a sparkly and feathered pink flamingo ornament. This one from Anthropologie will surely stand out from the crowd.

 

Sunny Life Pineapple Ornament

$7 at Shopbop

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 A pineapple a day keeps the scrooge away! That’s the saying, right? The pineapple is largely used in the South to convey hospitality, warmth, and friendship, which is why we think a pineapple ornament is perfect for welcoming family and friends in for some hot chocolate and holiday cheer this winter. At only $7, we especially love this Sunny Life one.

 

Blowfish Ornament

$7.50 at Pottery Barn

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 If the puffer fish in Finding Nemo was your favorite character, you’ll love this beautiful pink glass blowfish ornament from Pottery Barn. While you’re online shopping, check out their other sea-inspired decorations, including angel fish, seashells, and lifesavers.

 

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Beach Bag Must Haves

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While summer may be “ending,” we at Pinkly Perfect genuinely believe the best beach days are ahead of us! There’s still two weeks left before LDW and September is the shore’s best kept secret. The beaches are quiet, the water is warm, and it’s not boiling hot anymore. If you’re planning on soaking up the sun as much as we are, make sure your beach bag is stocked with all the necessities to maximize your beach day. Check out our “beach bag must-haves” below!

Newport Cosmetic Bag

$20 at pinklyperfect.com

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Maybe you’re more careful than I am but whenever I forgo a smaller bag and simply toss my valuables straight into my beach bag, they end up all sunscreen-sticky and full of sand. To prevent this mess and the chance of wondering if your phone’s still receiving texts, make sure you pack a Newport Cosmetic Bag to store all your important stuff.

 

Headphones

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The easiest way to avoid a beach tagger pestering you about where your beach tag is by pretending you’re asleep. Headphones are necessary for this strategy as you genuinely won’t be able to hear them ask you! Instead of splurging, pick up a pretty pink & printed pair for $16.99 at target.com.

 

Traceless Hair Tie

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Let’s face it. We love getting our natural summer highlights but we know how beach days really mess up our hair. If you’re hoping your blowout will last you all weekend, make sure you pack some invisibobble, the original traceless hair ring. Available in every color imaginable (we prefer pink!), this telephone cord shaped hair ring will evenly distribute pressure along the hair, thus preventing a hair crease, headache, and even split ends!

 

Spry Stronger Longer Chewing Gum

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If your summer diet includes endless iced coffees, ice cream cones, and frozen margaritas, you’re going to need some extra help keeping your teeth clean and healthy all summer long. Switch out your current gum of choice for Spry Stronger Longer Chewing Gum, available for $5.99 at xlear.com. Spry gum tastes amazing, eliminates bad breath (hello, lifeguards!), while also cleaning your teeth and preventing cavities. Perfect!

 

Sunblock

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Sun block is a beach girl’s best friend. While getting tan is certainly always a summer goal of ours, getting sunburn is definitely not. Prevent going back to school with blistering, peeling skin and reapply sunscreen every couple hours. Our pick is Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen, which will help prevent breakouts too!

 

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Best Beach Preservation Organizations to Donate to this Summer

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

What would summer be without beach days? No matter what beach you go to or where in the country you are, long hours spent swimming and sunbathing are a big part of our favorite season – we can’t live without them! But beach days are only as good as the beaches you spend them at, and those beaches rely on our conservation efforts to stay beautiful for many summers to come.

 

Wondering how you can help? Donating to one of the hundreds of beach preservation organizations out there is a great place to start! See below for five of our favorites and make an impact on the beaches you love.

 

Clean Ocean Action is an organization dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s beaches from pollution, trash, and other substances that can be dangerous to wildlife. They also provide current news articles to inform the public about important political and policy developments that may affect the Jersey shore. If you aren’t in a position to make a monetary donation, you can donate your time and participate in one of their Beach Sweeps instead!

 

Oceana is dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale.” Focusing mainly on repopulating and diversifying our oceans, Oceana aims to educate the public and pass legislation to raise awareness and affect change in the way we use the resources that cover 70% of our Earth. If donating money seems like a big commitment, you can sign up to receive their free weekly publication via e-mail, which includes updates about their work and action alerts.

 

The Surfrider Foundation is an organization created by surfers that works to “ensure clean water, healthy ocean and coastlines and accessible beaches for all.” They also have a strong focus on conservation and passing legislation – one of their biggest victories was banning plastic bags, which can be largely harmful to marine life, in many establishments in California. You can donate, sign up for their free newsletter, or find ways to volunteer at your local Surfrider chapter on their website.

 

The Plastic Oceans Foundation aims to educate the public about the dangers of plastic floating in our oceans. Their documentary, A Plastic Ocean, is a great place to start for those who want to learn more! You can donate as much or as little as you would like, and you can even donate to the organization’s other headquarters in the United Kingdom, Canada, or Hong Kong. Or, follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for regular updates!

 

Mission Blue, also known as the Sylvia Earle Alliance, educates the public about marine conservation and Hope Spots under the direction of Dr. Sylvia Earle, who has dedicated her life to protecting and researching the ocean and its creatures. To learn more, you can watch their film, Mission Blue, on Netflix or research any of Dr. Earle’s other works (she even has a TED Talk!). Even if you can’t donate, their website is a great resource for those who love the ocean and want to learn more about its depths.

 

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How to Spot a Pinkly Perfect Girl at the Beach

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Written by: Sarah Felbin

With sales already made in 19 different states across the country, Pinkly Perfect is growing now more than ever – which means you probably see other pink-loving fashionistas at the beach every weekend without knowing it. (So sad!) Fortunately for you, we created an easy 5-step guide to help find other Pinkly Perfect girls no matter what state you’re in!

 

1) She never goes anywhere without her trusty tote!

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Pinkly Perfect’s Beach Bag Montauk Tote, $20.00

Any Pinkly Perfect girl knows that a carry-all tote bag is an absolute must. It holds her favorite beach-day essentials in the summer and is a perfect grab-and-go closet must have in the winter. As we’ve always said, half the world’s problems could be solved if only we had something to carry them in! (Also, it’s the perf accessory that goes with literally any outfit. Need we say more?)

 

2) Her beach bag is flawlessly organized.

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Pinkly Perfect’s Newport “You’re Perfect” Cosmetic Bag, $20.00

A Pinkly Perfect girl gets it: Your beach bag holds everything you need for a perfect vacay day. Phone, coffee money, sunglasses, sunscreen, beach reads, games, flip flops – and that’s only the start! Naturally, then, her beach bag can be kind of messy. That’s why she always carries a pouch with her for the small stuff… And the glitter is just an extra bonus!

 

3) She knows who run the world: Girls!

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Pinkly Perfect’s “Boss” Madison Bracelet, $24.00

Pinkly Perfect girls always go after what they want, whether that’s a frappuccino with extra whipped cream or their own fashion line with worldwide press. They are firm believers in girl power and like to share their wisdom with everyone they meet, and what better way to do that than with style?

 

4) Summer is her favorite season.

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Pinkly Perfect’s White Avalon Sweatshirt, $48.00

This one goes without saying, but a Pinkly Perfect girl’s favorite season starts with June and ends with August! While it may not be warm and sunny 365 days a year, a Pinkly Perfect girl is always in a summer state of mind and never stops looking on the bright side. Summer vibes only!

 

5) There’s a lot of beaches in the world, but only one beach is her beach!

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Pinkly Perfect’s Coordinate Keychains (Avalon, shown), $18.00 each

No two beaches are alike, something every Pinkly Perfect girl knows goes without saying. Whether she goes to Avalon, Cape May, or Ocean City, her beach is her happy place, and she’s at her best when she’s by the sea. She carries a little piece of the shore with her wherever she goes, and she’s already planning next year’s Memorial Day trip before Labor Day is over! (She does, however, hide her white shoes just in time.)

 

 

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Best Beaches with Pink Sand

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Ever scroll through your Instagram feed and see the most magical beach with pink sand and perfect bright aqua waves? While we love our East Coast beaches and argue that even though the water may be slightly brown and the sand a bit grainy, there’s nothing that can compare to the beach we grew up vacationing in, we can’t help but daydream about what it would be like to lay out on pink sand and sip a pink mocktail with our besties.

 

Below we listed some famous beaches with pink sand and dive a bit deeper into what exactly makes the sand our favorite color. Check it out and get ready to book a trip to somewhere tropical!

 

Elbow Beach, Bermuda

The beaches of Bermuda are widely known for their crystal clear ocean water, but did you also know that their sand is a pale pink color? Elbow Beach, named because its shape is similar to the curve of an elbow, is a mile long beach that has pink sand and calm waves, perfect for swimming and working on that perfect tan.

 

Harbour Island, Bahamas

Pink sand made up of pieces of coral, calcium carbonate, broken shells, and minute rocks covers about three miles of the beautiful beaches of Harbour Island, Bahamas. Harbour Island is also home to one of the top dive sites in the world. Plan your trip to Harbour Island here!

 

Elafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece

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Elafonisi, a tiny island in Greece, has pink sand as a result of tiny oysters named Foraminifera, who have red shells that are crushed in the sand to produce a pretty pink hue. Tourist season is July and August so book a last-minute getaway to see it in person!

 

Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain

Take a boat from Ibiza to walk along the Playa de Ses Illetes in Formentera, Spain. You’ll be greeted with beautiful warm ocean water, pink sand, and various bike paths. Be careful though! While the scenery is quite stunning, the area is also known for an abundance of jelly fish!

 

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Plan a Pinkly Perfect Party!

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It’s SUMMER! Well, maybe not exactly, but it’s definitely shore season and that means we’ve got three months of fun in the sun at our favorite beach town awaiting us! YAY!

 

To celebrate the best time of the year, why not plan a summer themed party?! Invite your favorite beach babes over for a night of tropical themed food and fun, and bring the beach to you!

 

As self-proclaimed experts in all things summer ;), check out what we recommend for making it (pinkly) perfect:

 

Invites:

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Dennis Greeting Cards, Time to Celebrate!

Write your invite out in Pinkly Perfect’s Time to Celebrate card. They’re blank on the inside so it’s perfect to write out individual notes to your favorite beach bums. Shop them at pinklyperfect.com and at Serendipity Shops of Avalon in Avalon, NJ.

 

Music:

Top summer songs of all time playlist

 

Food:

Did you know you can purchase your favorite summer ice cream flavors in quarts at Sundae Best (Avalon, NJ) and Springer’s (Stone Harbor)?! Pick up a couple flavors, some candy from 7Mile Sweets, and Johnson’s Caramel Popcorn and make a killer ice cream sundae bar!

 

Party Favors:

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Coordinate Keychains for your bestie’s favorite beach towns.

Shop our coordinate keychains ($18 each) and gift to your summer loving friends as a thank you for coming! We love the idea of using them as place settings. Instead of names, have your besties locate their seat by their beach town of choice. Available for Lavallette, Seaside Park, Ortley Beach, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle, Ocean City, Cape May, Ocean City, MD, Laguna Beach, CA, and Block Island, RI, or a general “My happy place, you’re sure to find one for every preference!

 

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Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Articles

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We have not been shy about our love for Valentine’s Day! From embracing all things pink to celebrating the things you love most to indulging in candy, we’re SO excited for February 14th to finally arrive. Below we’ve linked our favorite Valentine’s Day blog articles you may have missed or just want to read again. Enjoy!

 

Why Summer Flings Are Better Than Winter Romances:

We can’t remember the last Valentine’s Day we were bummed, but we know it’s a common theme. As a friendly reminder, regardless of your relationship status, I think we can all agree that dating in the summer is way better than dating in the winter. So! If you’re feeling down, just remember good times await that don’t require a jacket, gloves, and boots.

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (Pinkly Perfect Style):

One thing we love about Valentine’s Day is thoughtful gifts that make the people we love most happy. Check out our gift guide of our Pinkly Perfect products that we know are perfect for gift-giving this February. (And they’re even more perfect coming from us because they will arrive with free shipping in a hot pink box!)

 

Impress Your Crush With Beachy Valentines:

Got a crush and need a simple way to show you care? Check out these beachy ideas!

 

Valentine’s Day Accessories We Want Right Now:

Whether you’re staying in or hitting the town next week, we have some perfect accessories for you to shop to complete your night.

 

We hope you feel the love this Valentine’s Day and all year! Xoxo

 

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Pinkly Perfect Spotted in {un}covered’s Holiday Gift Guide!

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One of my goals for Pinkly Perfect’s first ever holiday season was to be featured in a gift guide. And yesterday, I found out that that came true! Yay! We were lucky enough to be featured alongside brands like Peace Love World, Skinit, and Just Chill in {un}covered’s Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Perfect Picks For the Beach Babe.

 

Not only are we feeling honored to be in such great company, but we’re also majorly eyeing this gift guide. If you have some beach babes in your life and need to do some last-minute shopping, look no further. Or, if you’ve been neglecting the most important person on your Christmas list—yourself!—then go ahead and shop! (Trust me: I’ve been doing plenty of this recently.)

 

On a personal level, the holidays have been a little difficult this year so the press could not have come at a better time. It was the perfect pick-me-up to close out a tough week and have me looking forward to new beginnings next week!

 

Check out the entire beach babe gift guide here and remember to shop summer this Christmas at pinklyperfect.com.

 

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My Favorite Summer Reminders (Besides Pinkly Perfect)

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It’s no secret that I designed Pinkly Perfect to be perfect reminders of the best three months of the year. But that doesn’t mean I don’t really, really enjoy other brands and how they’re capturing the magic of summer. Check out my favorite things below:

 

Beach Walk Perfume

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I bought this perfume rollerball a couple weeks ago during a catch up sesh at Sephora with my bestie. Anything named “Beach Walk” is already a pretty easy sell for me, but this perfume smells SO refreshing and summery, that I couldn’t wait to start wearing it every day. I even put it on if I’m planning to stay inside in my Margate leggings for an evening of Netflix and blog writing ;). (Pictured above with Pinkly Perfect Madison Bracelet.)

 

Mermaid Kisses Body Wash

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I don’t really need to say anything else other than this is called Mermaid Kisses and we think that’s pretty perfect. Buy this beachy body wash here!

 

Beachy Cookie Cutters

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It’s not the holidays until you start baking and shopping! And some quintessential Christmas cookie recipes require cookie cutters. So why not mix it up and throw in some seashells or flip-flops with your typical candy cane and gingerbread men this holiday season?

 

Seahorse Coffee Mug

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If you’re following me on Instagram, you know this girl loves her coffee. Partly because more often than not, the Pinkly Perfect workday starts very early (hint: it begins with a 4) and I need some help to get me through the day. This seahorse coffee mug is one of my favorites because 1. It’s massive 2. It reminds me of summer and 3. My bestie gave it to me last Christmas! Perfect.

 

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Welcome to Pinkly Perfect! Cape May, NJ and Laguna Beach, CA

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Since our launch in April, Pinkly Perfect has gotten SO many requests from summer lovers looking to rep their favorite beach town with our zip code bracelets and coordinate keychains! Turns out I may have been on to something with this beach town pride thing…

 

While I hope someday very soon I can provide perfect summer accessories for every beach town in the USA, I have had to make some baby steps and add only the most requested for now.

 

That is why I am so excited to introduce Cape May, NJ and Laguna Beach, CA to Pinkly Perfect!

 

Both beach towns now have coordinate keychains available on pinklyperfect.com and rumor has it you can purchase them all in person at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown and the Cape May items at Pete Smith’s Surf Shop. Hint: for a limited time Pete Smith’s also the only place you can buy Cape May, NJ bracelets.

Cape May, NJ Zip Code Bracelet available at Pete Smith's Surf Shop and our Madison Bracelet available at pinklyperfect.com and Serendipity Shops of Doylestown and Avalon.
Cape May, NJ Zip Code Bracelet available at Pete Smith’s Surf Shop and our Madison Bracelet available at pinklyperfect.com and Serendipity Shops of Doylestown and Avalon.

 

We are SO excited to keep growing and hopefully be able to add so many more beach towns in the next couple months! If you want to see your beach town represented, send us an email at maddy@pinklyperfect.com or leave a comment here and we’ll do what we can to get it to you ASAP!

 

Note: all of Pinkly Perfect’s merchandise is also available at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown. The line is also represented at Mia’s Christmas Gallery in Ocean City, NJ, Serendipity Shops of Avalon in Avalon, New Jersey, Pete Smith’s Surf Shop in Cape May, NJ, and ishBoutique in Ocean City, Maryland.

 

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