12 May A Girl’s Guide for Packing Abroad
A Girls Right To Shoes
Oh my gosh! I HAVE TO PACK MYSELF!!!
Don’t they have people I can hire to do that?!
In addition to flying on my outbound and inbound flights, I will be taking a flight from Naples to Barcelona on Ryan Air. Last time I traveled on that airline I had to pay 100 Euro EXTRA for my suitcase because of the size and weight. So, first things first – What luggage should I purchase for my trip? I investigated Rimowa luggage. The Creme de la creme. (how do I say that in Italian??) The Samsonite knockoff may just have to do.:)
That said, the weight of the luggage is molto importane. That will determine how many shoes I can take on my trip!
Based on my itinerary and the terrain, I will need a good walking sandal, sneaker and a loafer. I am so grateful that heavy, lug sole shoes – really, lets call it like it is- ugly shoes – are in fashion. There is a fine line between “earthy/ugly” and “cool girl edgy”. I think I managed to stay within those lines.
I also have to take two pair of going out shoes AND I need to leave room in my suitcase for new purchases.
My clothes won’t take up that much room. In truth, I only need to pack for one week because I can do laundry. The only downside to that are photos of yourself. Can’t have two months worth of selfies in repeat outfits 😉
What’s a girl to do??!!
What will make the cut
Three pair of White Jeans
A staple of my Dallas wardrobe, they will be a staple in Italy & Spain.
One pair of denim jeans & one pair of chinos
Can’t live without my Rag & bone crop kick flares! I also need Vince chinos.
Nine Tees/Casual shirts
One for every day of the week plus backup.
Nine going out tops
A girl’s gotta have some choices plus there are those photos to be taken an posted!
Three pair of shorts
I normally don’t wear shorts but it will be hot where I am going. Plus, there is the beach.
One cute dress
Everyone needs to have at least one cute dress, right? I am planning on getting on the Italian and Spanish version of Tinder:)
Bathing suits, coverups, flip flops
Two summer sweaters/ One cardi/ One shawl
Not sure if I will need “air conditioned warmth” but these are good to have when traveling.