Packing the perfect purse does require a little planning, but the payoff is worth the effort. These seven things will keep you charged, fresh faced and prepared for whatever opportunities the day brings. Here’s our list of essentials to keep you hydrated, plugged in and, of course, chic.

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Hydrating Mist

This weather has the potential to make even Kate Middleton look like a hot mess (it’s that bad, y’all). Be proactive with a hydrating mist, like this facial spray from Mario Badescu that’s packed with aloe, herbs and rosewater. Not only does it provide an instant boost of hydration for your face, but it doubles as a hair pick-me-up throughout the day.

Mario Badescu ($7)

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Blotting Papers

If your skin isn’t parched, it’s oily from the heat and humidity. Blotting papers to the rescue. A few dabs and you go from greasy to glam. The Not So Slick oil-absorbing blotting papers from Tarte will keep your face looking matte all day and are packed with anti-inflammatory green tea.

Tarte ($10)

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Sunscreen Powder

Texas-based skin guru Renee Rouleau turned us on to this incredible mineral sunscreen by Colorescience that packs a serious punch (SPF 30) and comes in five shades. A few simple brush strokes and you’re glowing and protected.

Colorescience ($57)

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No-Sweat Water Bottle

Invest in a reusable, no-sweat water bottle that you can fill up over and over to ensure you’re hydrated throughout the day. Step things up a notch and buy one of these super-suave Swell bottles that can keep drinks hot or cold for 24 hours. This particular model has a stonelike texture for added grip.

Swell ($35)

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Dollar Bills

Everywhere, and we mean everywhere, in Dallas utilizes valet services to park your car (whether they are necessary or not could be the subject of an entirely separate article). Nothing is more awkward than hopping into your car and realizing you don’t have any money for a tip.

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Business Cards

Dallas is a networking city. Whether you are working, playing or happy-houring in that gray area that meshes those two worlds together, you never know when you are going to meet someone who could potentially be a beneficial connection, either personally or professionally. By having business cards ready to hand out at all times, you suddenly become one of those ladies who totally has her stuff together.

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Phone Charger

This Mophie slides onto your phone and keeps it fully charged all day long. It is a serious game changer for the girl on the go who finds herself on constant calls while away from her desk.

Mophie (starting at $60) 

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