20 Aug Postmortem Packing
What I ended up actually wearing on my trip
I schlepped my luggage to two countries by way of 13 train rides, 5 ferry boats, 5 plane rides, 4 bus transfers and HUNDREDS OF STAIRS. UP.
The takeaway from this trip:
I packed WAY TOO MUCH. My multiple outfit changes didn’t materialize and I ended up being more casual ( albeit “chic casual”) than I thought I would be. It was so hot in Italy and Spain. Only the men were wearing denim – white or otherwise. Shorts and dresses were the staples. Dresses are the key to the perfect travel wardrobe. On my to do list – Curate a selection of perfect travel dresses!
Just like my closet at home, I found my favorites from what I packed and gravitated pretty much just to those items. I also purchased quite a bit during my travels which contributed to the bursting at the seams condition of my luggage. I could not resist the clothes in Italy and Spain. It was way more fun to shop and wear new stuff than wear what I brought. Duh. It doesn’t take a trip abroad to realize that;)
I ended up sending two boxes of clothes and shoes back to Dallas. Even if I don’t buy new clothes to wear, I will pack much more lean for the Getaway Girls trip next year.