Vacation Packing with United Monograms


Basically, the only thing that got me through the last few weeks of school was knowing that I was departing for a vacation! The day has FINALLY come to head out for our St. Simmons Island (SSI)/Hilton Head vacation and I couldn’t be more excited. I have never visited SSI and only been to Hilton Head once, so I am really looking forward to experiencing a new places on both islands! Today, I am going to be sharing my beach vacation essentials, including items from United Monograms! I am really excited to be sharing some of their items – everything I received is perfect for the beach or the pool, wherever you are!


The most basic? A beach bag! I absolutely adore this tassel bag for the beach and can’t wait to throw my towel and a good book into it and head into sunshine for the day. The entire bag is so bright and fun (and can fit everything in it!).



I love bringing a variety of swim suits! Does anyone else like to wear a different suit each day at the beach? I picked up a bright neon pink one piece and a fun two piece, both from Target. If I am laying on the beach all day, it’s almost important to keep hydrated (I am notorious for passing out when I get overheated/dehydrated). I love this monogrammed tumbler from United Monograms! It comes with the cutest ribbon (color of your choice) and your custom monogram (available in a ton of styles!).


Another necessity for the beach is scalp protection. Quick story: When I was in high school, I had dysplastic nevi cells removed from my scalp which resulted in multiple bald spots on my head. Because of this, it’s extremely important I protect my scalp from being burned. This year, I will be bringing a monogrammed ball cap and a floppy hat so I can switch back and forth, depending on my suit for the day. I am a little biased, but I urge you to protect your scalp from the sun this summer!

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I’m all for cute cover ups (like this beauty I picked up from Target), but most days I just want to throw on a tank and shorts before heading to the beach. These patriotic tanks are going to be perfect for those days. How cute are those sail boats?

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Lastly, a weekender bag! I will be taking this weekender tote with me on my trip. It is so roomy (actually huge, lol) and I will definitely be able to fit everything and then some into it.

We are leaving this evening and driving half way to SSI and then doing the other half tomorrow. Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see snippets from my trip and Snapchat (@allyssaamarie) for more fun behind-the-scenes stuff. I hope you all have a great Wednesday!

Details & Discount:

BAGS: Weekender Tote | Tassel Beach Bag
SUITS: One piece | Bikini Top (in “Botanical”) | Bikini Bottoms (Target, in-stores)
COVER-UPS: Patriotic Tanks | Neon Tanks (H&M, in-stores) | Turquoise Cover Up
HATS & OTHER: Baseball Cap | Floppy Hat | Tumbler Cup

You can also use code “LifewithLyss” for 10% off purchases at United Monograms!

Thank you to United Monograms for sponsoring this post! Opinions are honest and my own. I only share companies I truly love and believe in.


  • Reply Kacey Simpson May 13, 2015 at 10:56 am

    wow! I loved this post! Totally got my inspired and your tumbler is ADORABLE!

    • Reply May 13, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Thank you so much, Kacey! xo

  • Reply Alicia May 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I sadly don’t have beach plans yet for this summer, but I do have a pool in my apartment building and I think I need that tumbler! So many adorable items!

    xo, Alicia |

  • Reply Morgan May 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Love this packing list! And yes, I also wear a different suit everyday. Not that I’m not an outfit repeater but I don’t get to wear bathing suits often so when I get the chance I try to wear lots that I have!!

    How 2 Wear It …

  • Reply Elana May 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love all of the monograms! “If it’s not moving, monogram it.” -Reese Witherspoon

  • Reply Macarena May 13, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    SO cute! Love the colors! I just did a similar post with my Memorial Day essentials. Can’t wait! xo

  • Reply Annie May 13, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I love that bag! Where is it from? Also that tumblr is perfect :)

    Annie N Belle

  • Reply Tiffany Khyla May 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I always bring different swimsuits for each day. I love having a variety of tops and bottoms to mix and match. I’m so jealous of your beach vaca! I hope I can make it to the beach this summer too. All of these things are so cute! I especially love that monogrammed tumbler.

  • Reply Brittany May 13, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I LOVE these picks. I’m slightly obsessed with that weekender bag and everything else of course. I’m moving to Charleston after my summer graduation and can’t wait to make a trip up to HHI. Can’t wait to keep up with your trip on Instagram!

    xx. Brittany
    Life Like a Twenty Something

  • Reply Jordyn May 13, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    You’re going to have the BEST trip! I love that beach bag, adorable!

  • Reply Jordan (The Teacup of Style) May 13, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Such a great packing list! I’m loving all of the colors!!

    The Teacup of Style

  • Reply Constance May 13, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    I can’t wait to see photos from your trip! I love all the bright colors, and I’m now dying to get to Target to browse their swimwear!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

  • Reply Felice Raina May 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Ahh this post is making me excited for vacation and it also has me thinking of how far away my vacation is!!! Have fun on vacation ♥

  • Reply Pick Your Beau May 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    That beach bag is seriously the cutest!! I always swear between a ball cap and a fedora when it comes to the beach – as well as some SPF!

    Pick Your Beau

  • Reply Jenny May 13, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Love that hat and the tumbler.
    Enjoy your vacation!
    Can’t wait to hear all about it.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  • Reply Sydney May 13, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    All of this is so cute! I especially love that weekender bag! It is so cute and looks like it would be perfect for any type of travel!

    Anchors and Pearls

  • Reply Seersucker Sass May 13, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    I hope that you have a wonderful time at the beach! I love your monogrammed goodies & that tassel beach bag :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  • Reply Amanda Cross May 14, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    So many adorable items! I have a shirt from United Monograms that I love but it’s long sleeved. I might have to buy something soon that isn’t long sleeved so I can enjoy it in the summer time!

  • Reply Jenn, May 16, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Such cute pieces! I absolutely agree about swimsuits – definitely need a different once for each day! ;)

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