Friday, June 01, 2012

WWSW: Summertime

I've been doing lots of "window" shopping online lately as we switch seasons.  And I've clipped items here and there to Polyvore, and have been having more fun putting together ensembles for the seemingly defunct What Would Scout Wear (WWSW) series.  It's immensely satisfying and more affordable than actual shopping.  Today's installment takes us to the lake...


Going to the Lake


  1. Swim Suit.  Scout has a very cute pink swimsuit with a tulle skirt, but I also bought this one because it provides much more coverage.
  2. Sunglasses.  Amazingly, Scout will sometimes keep these on.  They were extremely useful during our trip to Louisiana.
  3. Sunscreen and Bug Spray.  I'm hyper paranoid about sun exposure, and it appears that Scout has inherited my pale skin.  Sunscreen is also kind of scary and there are lots of products out there that are actually worse for your skin than a sun burn.  The Environmental Working Group study is really helpful in choosing one that is safe.  Sunscreen is not that closely regulated so you have to be really careful.  Also, don't be a fool and put sunscreen on immediately before you get wet or on wet skin.
  4. Water Bottle.  It's pretty self-explanatory.
  5. Bag.  To carry all of this junk.  When Scout was born, I bought a big canvas bag from Lands End monogrammed with her name.  It was ginormous so we also have the next size down.  I think they'll be useful for years and years.
  6. Sand toys.  We actually bought a few of these from the Target dollar bins because Scout likes to play in the dirt.  I'm also hoping to find a sand/water table for the backyard soon.
  7. Water Shoes.  Eventually Scout will be a walker, so she needs some shoes that can get wet.  I think the shoes she has now will work, but these are really cute too.
  8. Life Jacket.  I'm also hyper paranoid about babies near boats.  Anytime, Scout steps on a boat she will have a life jacket on.  We have a different life jacket, actually, that was a baby gift from the University of Iowa water ski team/
  9. Cover-Up.  Because all good things must come to an end.
  10. Big Floppy Hat.  Scout will generally leave a hat on if it's really bright out.  Rykert lets her wear his hat (cinched down) and she loves that.  She'll keep it on for a really long time.

1 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

Oh, you have to get her a water or sand table. Endless fun! We have just the water table here, but whenever they go to Ma's, they get to play in the sand. I'm too chicken to get a sand table here b/c I don't want to deal with tantrums and then the inevitable sand throwing and sand in eye that comes with it. Let Grandma deal with that fun : )

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