Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Weekend Getaway Essentials

In the height (and the heat) of summer I always start dreaming of a weekend getaway. If you're feeling the itch of adventure, here are 10 items that simply must tag along for the ride:
1. The perfect weekend bag fits everything you need and keeps things organized with individual pockets and compartments. Try Nella Bella, Miami $125.
Full Make-Up Kit $100
2. Skip your full morning primp in lieu of a 5 minute face with products that work double duty and apply with ease. Try DaLish Cosmetics, Full Make Up Kit $100.

3. Summer's favourite fabrics like silk, crisp cotton and linen mean wrinkled clothing is a given.  If you prefer to be well pressed bring your own travel iron. Try Rowenta First Class Travel Iron, $49.99.

4. At least one day to night dress means its easy to make plans on a whim. Try Forever 21 sleeveless open back shirt dress, $18.50.
5. Comfy casual wear is great for winding down in the evening. Always pack a piece with sleeves in case there's an evening breeze. Try Joe Fresh Yoga Wrap, $24.
6. Flexible footwear takes less space in your overnighter so you can overindulge on sky high platforms or your favourite hiking boots. Try Flipsters foldable flip flops, $29.95.
100% Natural Matte Finish Sunscreen SPF 15

7. Long days exploring new destinations gives way to over exposure to UV rays. Always pack sun protection. Brownie points if you find a matte version that's also great for your skin. Try Consonant 100% Natural Matte Finish Sunscreen, $36.
8. Cute hair gear helps you deal with beach hair that won't cooperate.Try Headmistress Delectable Demi-Turban, $37.
9. A quick polish change might be on deck if you're poolside all day. Try Essie Mojito Madness, $9.75. 
10. A touch of bling turns your day pieces into evening stunners. Try Shop For Jayu Brass Collar Necklace, $48.50.

Happy trails!

-- Tamika Auwai is a fashion junkie, splurge-a-holic and founder of Shop Socials.

Image credits: Nella Bella, DaLish Cosmetics, Rowenta, Forever 21, Joe Fresh, Flipsters, Consonant, Headmistress, Essie, Shop For Jayu.

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