It’s gonna be my first…

_DSC0090Do you remember in this post I quickly touched upon my upcoming trip? Here’s the details: I’ll be embarking on a 3-week trip to Europe tomorrow with my sister. Believe it or not, I’ve never been to the old continent before despite having myriad opportunities back in college so I can’t be more excited. We’ll cover Italy and France this time. We’ll be visiting Rome, Florence, Siena, Cinque Terre and Venice. The last leg of the trip will be Paris. I hope to soak in as much culture, history, arts and architecture as possible, take some nice photographs, do some (well, I’d love to say a hell lot but I’m trying to “buy less but buy better”) retail therapy and especially see with my own eyes what the Italian refined dressing and Parisian chic are all about 🙂

All the packing is driving me nuts, though. For someone who isn’t fashion possessed, packing for a trip this long is a cake. Unfortunately, yours truly isn’t one of those. On the one hand, I’ll be moving between cities pretty frequently so I don’t want to lug around 3 tons worth of clothing. Plus, I need to save space for new acquisitions. On the other hand, I have a plethora of clothes that I haven’t got around wearing since I purchased. I want to mix and match and then take them out for a nice photo walk. What is a better backdrop than nice old European cobblestone streets? So, here I am picking and choosing and folding clothes like I was leaving for a year. If I’ve learned anything from all the moving I made between my third world country and America, it’s that you’d better be organized if you want to travel heavy. Below is some visual proof of my predicament with the shoes NOT being factored in. Okay, I’ll stop this negative rambling. It really is such a blessing to have the chance to sit down and fold clothes like this. LOL. While I’m traveling, there’s a high chance that I won’t be able to update my blog as frequently as I want to, since I’ll be out and about for practically most of the day. Please bear with me, I’ll whenever I can.

Whichever part of the world you’re in now, have a fan-freakin-tastic weekend!

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