I have been in desperate need of a relaxing vacation for quite a while now so the long Memorial Day weekend couldn’t have come at a better time. For the last few years, my boyfriend and I have spent Memorial Day weekend in Palm Springs. We head to our favorite hotel in the area, the Ace Hotel, and spend a few days of peace and quiet together enjoying the warm sun and the cool pool. It’s a necessary excursion for us because we both get to spend a bit of time disconnected from the rest of the world (i.e. phones and computers) and spend a bit more time connecting with each other.
Packing for the long weekend seems to be an ever changing assembly for me. I’m constantly finding new must-wear items that are perfect for lounging by the pool relaxing or walking around downtown checking out the great shops. I started pre-shopping for this trip a few months back and have been adding to my ‘to pack’ pile every since.
Black Floppy Hat – Both smart and fashionable, I feel like a big floppy hat is an absolute must for lounging by the pool. Target has a great selection of these hats to fit a multitude of styles, but I was totally smitten with this black floppy hat and its cute little bow.
Weekend Bag – I’ve talked about my love for Baggu bags before, but they also make the perfect weekend bags for trips like this one. They’re made of a durable canvas and have two different strap sets so I can wear it on my shoulder if I want. They are also quite big so it can fit everything I absolutely need to take plus a few things that I just want to take.
Striped Shoes – I am not a big fan of having to take off my shoes in the airport, but I know its necessary so I like to wear a pair of shoes that are super easy to slip on and off, definitely nothing that requires laces or buckles. These super cute Sole Society flats are perfect for pre-flight wear and are cute enough to be my go to flats throughout my whole trip.
Sunglasses – Sunglasses are an absolute must for basically any trip where the sun is shining, but I think I have the best sunglasses in the world, classic black Rayban Wayfarers. They go with everything, they always look stylish and I have them on my head practically every day.
Anchor Swimsuit – As a girl with a bigger chest, it’s always been hard for me to find that perfect swimsuit. I generally head to Victoria’s Secret and go for one of their halter top swimsuits which work great, but they don’t really come in fun patterns. They usually are basic colors and I like to mix it up with my swimsuits. That is why I was so excited when I saw this Anchor Swimsuit on Joe Fresh. I’m ridiculously into nautical prints right now and I thought that this swimsuit, with its halter top and ruffle edges was just too cute to pass up!
Crochet Top – So I missed the whole Lily for Target sale when it arrived in April, which made me really bummed because I had been so excited about it. I just totally slept through my alarm and didn’t make it at all. Thankfully, my office is pretty close to a Target store, so I’ve been stopping by each morning for a few minutes to see if the little area that still had Lily for Target pieces had any new additions and that is where I found this adorable crochet top. It’s such a fun, summery item that I can see myself wearing it over and over again.
Floral Shorts – I found these shorts on J.Crew Factory and they just popped out at me. I love J.Crew’s collection of pleated shorts, which are preppy and very much my style. This is their neon bright floral pattern and it will pair perfectly with the white crochet top that I’m also packing for the trip.
Pineapple Sandals – Another piece from the Lilly for Target collection that I was able to scoop up were these Pineapple Sandals. I wore them out a couple weekends back and they were super comfy for all day wear, which makes them perfect for walking around Palm Springs.
Have you been to Palm Springs before? Any packing tips to share?