Sigh. I love clothes. Love love love them. Always have. Always will. Since November when I decided to start really saving for this trip I have bought exactly 2 items of clothing for myself, and they were both from target. Granted, I have bought two bridesmaids dresses but that's a different story since "I can totally wear the dresses again" (I love you Stewart and Mel!).
As a girl who has had a lifelong issue with wearing the same outfit more than once in a two week span I have a huge challenge facing me for four months in Europe. I present to you the only thing I will be bringing with me to Europe:
This backpack (http://www.rei.com/product/779900) (Mountain Hardwear Napali 50 liter Women's) will hold everything I will own on my trip from towel (travel sized and super absorbent) to underwear (that's worth a post on it's own! I'm only bringing 3 pairs!!). So, you ask, how are you bringing enough stuff for FOUR MONTHS in that tiny back pack!?!!?
I don't know! I'm going to do a dry run packing this weekend. Here's the plan so far:
Leave from Dallas to London Septemeber 1 with these things:
-2 Skirts (1 green, 1 tbd)
-2 tank tops (1 black, 1 white
-1 cotton shirt
-2 long sleve shirts
-3 pairs of easy wash and wear underwear and bras
-1 flece pullover with hood
-1 pair of athletic shorts for pjs
-1 comfy worn in tshirt for pjs
-2 books-- I'm still debating what books to take that will not be insanely heavy, too fast of a read, or too deep and boring. Suggestions?
-my own personal guide book that has been spliced together from tons of guide books and websites that I have read
-a few random toiletries
I'm seeing friends and my boyfriend Chris in October in Munich for Oktoberfest and I am asking Chris to bring a pair of jeans and long pants to me so I can switch them out for my skirts. The jeans are self explanitory but the pants are long hiking pants that can zip into shorts.
That's certainly not a lot of stuff! I think I can make it, but definitely need to bring a tide to go pen or 2! Or well, knowing me, 15.
I'll keep you updated on how the test run this weekend!!