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Pack for 10 Days in Palm Springs, California

How to Pack for 10 Days in Palm Springs, California

1. Statement Necklace / 2. Dark Lipstick / 3. Nail Polish / 4. Light Sunglasses (similar) / 5. Dark Sunglasses / 6. Black Straw Fedora / 7. Black Bikini / 8. One-Piece Swimsuit / 9. Bright Top / 10. Tank Top / 11. V-Neck T-Shirt (similar) / 12. Striped Top / 13. White Boyfriend Shorts / 14. Pleated Skirt / 15. Pink Tunic / 16. Shift Dress / 17. Casual Dress / 18. Maxi Dress / 19. Scarf / 20. Slide Sandals / 21. Snake Sandals / 22. Pouch / 23. Tote / 24. Notebook

I’ve always wanted to go to Palm Springs, so our recent trip to the desert was a little tease. I still haven’t made it, I often dream of what I would pack for the trip. The weather says that it’s hot this week, so there is no need for a jacket. I’ve included lots of versatile pieces for this Travel Light post. Most of the dresses can be dressed up or down with the statement necklace. The pouch can be used as a clutch for evening, the tunic doubles as a pool coverup, and the scarf does too!

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Day 1 Arrive
Day 2 Pool Day

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Day 3 Bike ride through town
Day 4 Antiquing

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Day 5 Architectural Home Tours
Day 6 Shopping

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Day 7 Pool Day #2
Day 8 Nice Dinner

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Day 9 Spa Day
Day 10 Depart

Image copyright Kid & Coe.

Have you been to Palm Springs before? Do you have any favorite places there? Is there anything else someone should pack?

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  1. Believe it or not, I’ve never really been anywhere in Southern California outside of Anaheim for a Disney trip. I’d like to own nearly every single piece shown above, please. 🙂

    1. Ha! I guess I’ve been to quite a few, but I’d still LOVE to go to Palm Springs.

  2. i love these outfits and how versatile all your pieces are. i haven’t been to palm springs yet, but i’ve passed through. it’s def on my list 🙂

  3. How far away is Palm Springs from us? Does the name suit the words in it – meaning, are there tons of Palm Trees there? Cause you know I love a good pretty lookin’ palm tree. Or ugly ones, I don’t discriminate.

    I’d totally wear that peach skirt if I thought it wouldn’t look horrible on me. I can’t do (many) skirts. I think that one is extra pretty and so feminine.

  4. I love the last day set! That bright yellow shirt is so cute <3

  5. I want that baggy dress and those slides RIGHT NOW. GIMMMMEEEEEE. <3 Let's go to Ace down there next spring for a girls trip, shall we?

  6. I always, ALWAYS, overpack for a trip. Even when I only go for 2-3 days I pack way too much. I need to learn these quick packing tips that so many bloggers share but I fear I’m a hopeless overpacker.

  7. I’m loving that maxi dress! I finally just got my first maxi skirt, and now I’m itching for a dress, too. They are perfect for vacations!

  8. 1.What a ridiculously smart way to pack. 2. I want it ALL. Like all of it.


  9. Well this is perfect! can you do this for when I move to Indonesia?! I love your blog and love that you like to travel so much! I also do photography and i’m always planning my next trip!

    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    1. Ha! Thanks. I’ve actually been thinking about doing a more tropical one. I did one for Kauai in the past, that might help a bit. You can see it here: http://www.teamwiking.com/2012/09/26/travel-light-10-days-hawaii-kauai/

  10. I have only been reading for about 2-3 weeks, so not sure if you do these kinds of posts all the time, but I love it! Such a great way to illustrate your outfits – very original!

  11. I hope you make it to Palm Springs in the near future! 🙂 I also love how you would pack… I’m the WORST at over packing, I swear I bring 75% of what I own with me!

  12. I so love the packing light philosophy! I think bringing a Kindle with a good book should be on the list too!

  13. I love, love, love Palm Springs! Such a gorgeous spot for a weekend getaway!

  14. I was really hoping you were going to say you were doing a giveaway for all these items. I want so many things out of this. Such a fab list. You have amazing taste!

    Katie <3

  15. Beautiful outfits! I love how versatile they are. Hope you have lovely time!

  16. I’ve never been to Palm Springs. It looks beautiful!! And this packing list is perfect

  17. Okay, so apparently everyone goes to California, posts pictures on their blog and makes me want to go! I am jealous.

    1. I don’t just go here, I live here (not in Palm Springs, though). 🙂

  18. I love travel light!! Can you do one for San Francisco?!

  19. Where are the sandals from (#21)??

  20. love the pieces and how you put them together. are they from all different designers?

  21. Just want to say that I have been obsessed with the versatility of these pieces since finding (recently) on pinterest…Which says a lot about how insanely understated but so crazy chic EVERYTHING is!!! U have great taste and its my mission to find a comparable version of every single item by the time I go to PS at the end of July. Let me tell u, it’s not easy!

  22. Spent lots of time in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. I would trade your skirt for another pair of shorts or a type of white jean. There isn’t anyplace that your long dress or one of the other short dresses wouldn’t cover! Pretty casual there!

  23. […] I packed pretty light since I was only here for a few days. For longer trips I’ve shared a 10 day travel light packing list and 5 days of my outfits in the Palm Springs […]