hot weather vacay // what's in my bag

as i mentioned yesterday.. i'm heading out for an inspiration finding, cocktail drinking, relaxation filled, girls trip to palm springs. there are a few things i pull straight from my closet and bathroom drawers when i hear desert vacation.

a nice flowy kimono to cover up or wear out. always a must pack for a desert vacay.

color + pattern! it's palm springs. where else can you where your most dramatic summer apparel?

one for shopping, one for pool cocktails and one for dinner on the town. can you guess which is for which?

and finally, my essentials for more time by the pool, less time at the mirror. dry shampoo because i cannot stand washing, drying, flat ironing and re-curling my hair once or twice a day. what i call my teaser tool... gives you the best volume for poofy ponies by the pool! one thing i must put on, even when with a group of girls, mascara. it's that one thing i would take on a deserted island if i had to pick ;) and last but not least, clinique's chubby stick. i just received this as a little thank you for a post i did, and i have no idea how i hadn't tried it before! this is the best lip color i have ever tried and plan on getting it in many, many more colors. i love how you can go pretty bare (and in palm springs heat, it's almost impossible not to), put on a bright lip, and be on your way looking put together.

what are your hot weather vacay essentials?