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Summer’s Here! What To Pack For A Beach Weekend Getaway

Finally! Summer is here and we’re sure you’re just as excited as we are for it. However, you might be wondering what you should bring with you for the perfect beach weekend. We have a few recommendations that we think you’ll like:

Sand Resistant Towel

Tesalate makes beautiful and colorful beach towels that are sand resistant and quick-drying. Their colorful towels can absorb up to 1 liter of liquid and repel sand, even when wet.

The Australian company makes their towels in an array of vibrant prints. We personally like the bohemian print.

Tesalate Bohemian Print Beach Towel
Tesalate Bohemian Print Beach Towel (Tesalate Image)

All-Purpose Wrap

We feel that our taupe wrap pairs perfectly with white jeans and a white tank top or blouse. This sand-colored sweater wrap can be styled as a poncho, shrug, scarf, or vest, though we feel that for a beachy-casual look it’s best to wear it styled as a poncho.

This look will keep you warm on breezy coastal nights and allow you to exude an effortless sense of classic style.

Shawl by SelahV Fashion - Taupe
Shawl by SelahV Fashion – Taupe

Polarized Sunglasses

It’s important to protect your eyes just as much as it’s important to protect your skin while at the beach. Tree Tribe makes stylish sunglasses completely out of bamboo, and they plant 10 trees for every purchase.

We like these dark brown bamboo frames with black lens that provide UV400 protection.

Tree Tribe Dark Brown Frames
Tree Tribe Dark Brown Frames (Tree Tribe Image)

Beach Bag

Our moisture-resistant Pickleball bag isn’t just great for carrying your sports gear, but it also works as an excellent beach bag. It can easily be carried over the shoulder and it’s roomy enough to carry one large beach towel, a change of clothes, a book or tablet, snacks and something to drink.

The compartments on the side of the bag make it easy to find whatever you’re looking quickly. Our black and white geometric print bag goes well with any outfit.

Pickleball Bag by SelahV Fashion - Black/White
Pickleball Bag by SelahV Fashion – Black/White

Day-to-Night Flip Flops

Instead of packing multiple pairs of shoes, just pack one pair of flip flops can be dressed up or down. Havaianas is known for their high quality and bright flip flops. Our favorite pair is their thin strapped rose gold flip flops. These sandals will work for the beach, or dinner.

We prefer the neutral color, but check them out in hot pink, purple, green, and coral for more of a statement.

Havaianas Metallic Sandal Rose Gold
Havaianas Metallic Sandal Rose Gold (Havaianas Image)

Classic Tankini

The most important piece for any beach trip is of course your bathing suit. We like this simple and chic tankini from La Blanca Swimwear. The wrap style of the top contours to flatter any figure.

The tankini comes in a solid color and there are three options: black, midnight blue, and magenta.

Island Goddess Wrap Tankini Top La Blanca Swimwear
Island Goddess Wrap Tankini Top La Blanca Swimwear (La Blanca Image)

These are just a few suggestions that we hope you enjoy.

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Travel Accessories That Will Make Your Next Trip Better

Whether you’re heading out on your dream vacation or on a business trip, these are the must-have travel accessories that will make the next time you travel more enjoyable and stylish!

We’ll go through the top 10 items that you should pack the next time you’re taking off.

1. Packing Cubes

What’s more annoying than having to dig through your suitcase to find something? Packing cubes solve this problem and eliminate the issue of needing to empty out your suitcase to find one certain item. Another great thing is that they allow you to keep your dirty clothes separate from your clean clothes.

Shacke Pak offers a set of 4 packing cubes in a variety of colors.

Shacke Pak - Packing Cubes
Shacke Pak – Aqua Teal Packing Cubes (Shacke Pak image)

2. Secret Pocket Infinity Scarf

Get rid of the ugly and bulky money belt that’s designed to hide your valuables and get this stylish and James Bond-esque secret pocket infinity scarf. Keep your passport, money, and other valuables hidden in plain sight.

The scarf has a secret zipper pocket built into it, SHOLDIT makes different styles of this scarf. They even make one especially for nursing mothers.

SHOLDIT Convertible Infinity Scarf with Pockets
SHOLDIT Convertible Infinity Scarf with Pockets (SHOLDIT image)

3. Power Bank

Sometimes you’ll get stuck on an older airplane that isn’t equipped with outlets or USB ports. If it’s a longer flight this can often mean that your phone battery will start to die, and everybody knows the struggle it can be to find an free outlet in an crowded airport. That’s why it’s essential to pack a power bank.

When you’re in a pinch this tiny and powerful gadget will keep your phone or tablet from dying. Xiaomi makes an affordable option that will charge your iPhone up to 4 times.

Xiaomi Portable Charger (Xiaomi Amazon Image)
Xiaomi Mi Slim Portable Charger (Xiaomi Amazon Image)

4. International Adapter

If your trip is international, you’ll want to pack one of these. What’s great about this adapter is that it’s multiple adapters in one, meaning that it’s good for trips to multiple continents.

Conair makes an excellent adapter that can connect up to 4 devices at once, and can be used in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North and South America.

Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter
Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter (Conair Image)

5. All-In-One Shawl Wrap

Versatility is key for when you want to pack light. That’s why investing in some clothing that can be styled in multiple ways is the perfect suitcase space saver. We recommend our women’s shawl wrap as the perfect clothing item to have on hand at all times.

This shawl can be worn as a poncho, vest, shrug, and scarf, allowing you to make 4 outfits out of one piece of clothing. It’s also lightweight and wrinkle-resistant which makes it easy to toss into your purse or carry-on. Whether your heading to a breezy beach or sightseeing in a city, this travel accessory compliments every outfit.

Shawl by SelahV Fashion - Styling Options
Shawl by SelahV Fashion – Styling Options

6. Sleep Mask and Earplugs Kit

Jet lag is a very real thing, and fatigue can set in quickly when traveling. For this reason it’s best to travel with a sleep mask and earplugs because you never know when a flight might get canceled, or you’re stuck in an AirBnB or hotel with construction next to it.

Don’t let a bad nights sleep, ruin your next vacation. Dream Essentials offers a wide variety of sleep masks and other sleep aids at varying prices.

Dream Essentials Twilight Side Sleeper
Dream Essentials Twilight Side Sleeper (Dream Essentials Image)

7. MAPS.ME App

If you’re traveling in another country, you probably don’t want to be roaming and racking up a hefty cellphone bill. Luckily most restaurants, hotels, and even some parks and public transportation offer Wi-Fi. However, when you’re not on Wi-Fi and don’t want to incur data roaming charges MAPS.ME is a great option for not getting lost.

The app acts like a stripped down version of Waze, and it can be used completely offline. You can download the app from the App Store or from Google Play.

8. Hygiene Survival Kit

If you’ve ever been on an overnight flight you know how poorly you can feel in the morning. The way to combat this is to carry along a hygiene survival kit with you whenever you go on a trip. These kits are also great space savers and contain enough supplies to last you at least a week. This means that you won’t need to pack larger bottles of shampoo.

You can either buy a hygiene kit or you can put together your own using travel size soap bottles. Convenience Kits International has a range of hygiene kits, or you can fill your own. The Container Store has a various travel size bottles that you can fill with your preferred toiletries.

Convenience Kits International Women's Deluxe 10 pc Herbal Essences Travel Kit
Convenience Kits International Women’s Deluxe 10 pc Herbal Essences Travel Kit (Convenience Kits International Image)

9. Foldable Flats

If you’re going on a business trip and need to wear heels for your meetings, make sure to either pack a comfortable pair of shoes or bring along a pair of foldable flats. Small and compact enough to fit in any bag, these flats will save your feet the next time you’re out and about with an uncomfortable pair of shoes on.

Cinderollies has foldable flats in several neutral and metallic colors.

Midnight Black (Black) Foldable Ballet Flats by Cinderollies
Midnight Black (Black) Foldable Ballet Flats by Cinderollies (Cinderollies Image)

10. Microfiber Towel

A microfiber towel is compact and won’t take up a lot of space in your suitcase. These towels repel sand, dry quickly, and though not as fluffy as a regular towel, are super soft. They can be used at the pool, gym, beach, yoga, camping, and more.

Raqpak makes a solid color microfiber towel that has a hanging loop and a carry case.

Raqpak Antibacterial Microfiber Towel
Raqpak Antibacterial Microfiber Towel (Raqpak Image)

These are our top travel accessories, are there any that we missed? Let us know your thoughts.

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Mother’s Day Pickleball Fan Sale: Buy 1 Bag, Get 15% Off Visor

Mother's Day Pickleball Sale

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! To celebrate mothers everywhere, we’re doing a special giveaway. If you buy one pickleball bag, we’ll give you 15% off our cute “Dink Darling” pickleball visor.

Mother's Day Pickleball Sale

The Perfect Gift For a Pickleball Fan

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. right now. With over 2 million players and that number growing by over 10% each year, Pickleball is a fast-paced activity. Playable on both indoor and outdoor courts, it’s a great hobby for any season.

Maybe your mom, aunt, or grandmother is already a fan of the sport, or maybe they’re looking for a new hobby. It makes for a great physical activity, that’s not only fun, but a great way to meet others.

Pickleball is especially popular in retirement communities and you can find information about leagues, tournaments, and rules and regulations from the USAPA, the USA Pickleball Association.

Get Started On The Right Foot

Whether the person you know already loves pickleball or they’re just starting off in the sport why not help them get into the swing of things with a beautiful tote bag perfect for carrying pickleball gear, and a cute, bright “Dink Darling” visor.

They’ll be the envy of everyone else on the court with their stylish accessories.

How To Get The Deal

Getting this deal is easy! Just go to our pickleball sports duffle listing on Amazon and check out the promotions available. Click the Promotion Available link at the top of the listing and choose the “Add Both To Cart” option.

The promotion will automatically be taken off at checkout. This sale is only until Mother’s Day, so act quickly, there are limited supplies!

Pickleball Bag Mother's Day Sale

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Pickleball: The Essential Accessories Guide

Pickleball Court

Thinking of picking up a new hobby this spring? Pickleball is the indoor/outdoor sport, that’s both easy-to-learn and fast-paced fun. However, you might be wondering what this sport is and how you can play it.

What Is Pickleball

Pickleball can be played in singles or doubles and it can be a mixed gender sport. All that you need to play is a wiffle ball, a pickleball paddle, and an indoor or outdoor badminton court with a lowered net. It’s a relatively new game that was invented in the 1960s by Joel Pritchard. Pritchard, after inventing the game, would go on to become a  U.S. Congressman and the Lieutenant Governor of Washington.

The game gets its name after the “pickle boat”, which is a term fishermen use to describe the last boat to return to port with its catch at the end of the day. Pritchard’s wife, Joan, felt that the game reminded her of the “pickle boat” crew that’s made up of the extras of other ships’ crews. The family played the first pickleball game with “extras” from other games.

So the story goes, the family had originally wanted to play badminton, but couldn’t find any shuttlecocks. So they improvised a new game using their badminton court, wiffle balls, and some wooden paddles.

Rules Of The Game

You play the game on a pickleball court which is similar to a badminton court, it should measure 20×44 feet. The net is low like that of a tennis court’s and should be no higher than 36″ at the ends and 34″ at the center.

The pickleball is served under hand and only the serving team can score a point. Points are made when the opposing side commits a fault. A fault can be anything from not hitting the ball over the net or by entering a non-volley zone. The first team to score 11 points with at least a 2 point lead wins the game!

What You Need To Play

The great thing about this game is that you don’t need much to play:

  • Badminton or tennis court, or any level playing field.
  • Tennis or badminton net.
  • Wiffle balls or official pickleballs.
  • Pickleball paddle.

To tote all your accessories invest in a cute, water-resistant gym bag. We have five variations of our pickleball tote bag: pink paisley, black and white, black and pink, blue and pink, and rose and green.

PickleBall Ready Duffle Tote Bag - Pink

These bags have been specially designed with pickleball players in mind. They’re roomy enough to carry paddles, a towel, water bottles, pickleball balls, your phone and any other essentials. The best part is that they are made of waterproof fabric that can easily be wiped clean and is odor-resistant.

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The Perfect Travel Accessory: Convertible Women’s Shawl Wrap With Buttons

Packing Clothes

Packing for a trip can often be a pain. Especially if you’re in a rush, or heading to a place where the weather is unpredictable. Not to mention that planning out what you’re going to wear a week ahead of time can often be a challenge.

At SelahV Fashion we’ve found the perfect solution to make packing for your next trip a little bit easier. Our versatile women’s shawl that can be worn as a vest, shrug, scarf, or shawl, is the answer!

Lightweight & Warm

Always chilly on flights? Heading to the coast? Taking a cruise? Our lightweight, but incredibly warm shawl is the best thing to take with you.

It easily folds up and can fit into your purse or carry-on. The knit acrylic fabric is soft-to-the-touch and wrinkle-resistant. This shawl is great to keep in your car, your bag, or your office desk. Whenever you feel a chill it’s the best thing to have on hand.

Effortless Style

This shawl can be styled in four different ways. Using the 12 buttons that it features you can fashion it into a vest, shrug, scarf, or shawl. You’ll save room in your bag by packing one piece that can be worn in so many different ways.

Silver Grey Women's Shawl - 4 Styling Options

We currently have this wrap in silver grey, taupe, and black. These neutral colors are perfect for any outfit and any time of the year. They’ll quickly become staples in your wardrobe no matter what the season.

Other Packing Tips

Packing a functional and fashionable piece like our women’s shawl isn’t the only way you can make packing for your next trip easier.

  • Roll your clothes, don’t fold them. Not only will this prevent your clothes from becoming wrinkled, but it will also save you room in your suitcases. More space for souvenirs!
  • Make a list before you start. Nothing is worse than getting to your destination and realizing that you forgot something essential. By making yourself a list you’ll be sure to not forget anything, and you’re less likely to overpack.
  • Bring extra bags. This can include collapsable/foldable tote bags, like our water-resistant duffle bag, or plastic bags. You never know when you might need to separate some dirty or wet clothes and shoes from the rest of your belongings. This is especially important if you’re headed to the beach.
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Special Valentine’s Day Amazon Giveaway

Valentine's Day Giveaway

Hi SelahV Fashion fans! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we want to treat one lucky winner to a FREE women’s wrap. You can enter to win by following the giveaway instructions on Amazon!

Here is the link to enter to win: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/20727ba3d3db1e07#ts-yt

Taupe Button Wrap - Vest

This versatile button wrap can be worn in four different ways. You can style it as a shawl, a scarf, a shrug, or a vest. In the picture above you can see it worn as a vest – we feel that it goes great with leggings or skinny jeans in this particular style! Stay warm and look stylish for the rest of this winter!

The Perfect Color

This beautiful taupe color is perfect for transitioning from winter into spring. The wrap is made of 100% knit acrylic. This fabric is soft and warm, but also lightweight, perfect to bring along when there is still a chill in the air.

Detail View of Buttons & Fabric

Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day and enter to win!

How To Enter

All you need to do to be eligible is to watch one 30 second video. The video will show you how to style the wrap. This needs to be done before Valentine’s Day, then Amazon will let you know if you’ve won! It’s that easy!

Amazon will announce the lucky winner on February 15th by email.

We’ve already handled all of the shipping costs and taxes, so all you need to do is wait for your beautiful wrap to arrive!

Once again to enter to win this beautiful wrap go to this link: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/20727ba3d3db1e07#ts-yt

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Welcome To SelahV Fashion

SelahV Fashion
SelahV Fashion

SelahV Fashion creates clothing and accessories designed for all women, of all ages. Our beautiful wraps, shawls, and tunics are especially chosen for active women, who live a life not of conformity, but of their own path and choosing.

Our founder was inspired by the biblical word “selah,” which appears over 70 times throughout the Psalms. Though it is not known for certain what the Hebrew word means, many feel that it is an instruction to “pause and reflect”.

With each piece we put thought into the design and materials that we use.

Check out our current products, perfect for women of all ages, figures, and styles. Our current best seller is a versatile shawl with buttons that will complete any outfit. It’s compact-size and cozy, wrinkle-resistant, knit fabric make it a must-have travel item.

Whether you’re hopping on a plane, sailing on a cruise, or just taking a road-trip this shawl can be worn in four different ways. It will make any outfit look polished and you’ll exude an effortless sense of classic style. We know since we travel for a living and this wrap is at the top of our packing list each time we travel.

We also have a specialty line focused on pickleball, a fast-paced game that mixes badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. Our Pickleball Ready line features pickleball sports bags that every player will enjoy. These sports duffle bags come in a variety of bright and fashionable patterns.

New Accessories

Be sure to keep an eye out for new clothing and fashion accessories in the near future. It’s important to us that we bring you quality pieces that are fashionable and affordable!