culture   //   July 27, 2015

PACKING LIST: ADVENTURE TO ITALY

ITALY packing list

1. MANEBI ESPADRILLES 2. MELISSA OBADASH TUNIC 3. LE SPECS SUNGLASSES 4. FRAME DENIM SHORTS 5. SENSI STUDIO TOTE 6. CLINIQUE SUNSCREEN 7. RAG & BONE HAT 8. SOPHIE HULME CLUTCH 9. MARYSIA SWIM MAILLOT 10. MARA HOFFMAN DRESS 11. ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS 12. KJL EARRINGS

Ciao! Bet you can guess where I am right now. At the end of last week, we hopped a plane for Italy. We spend the last few days stationed (poolside, no doubt) in Lake Como, and we’re now on our way to Florence – but not before a quick stop in Positano. After a few days there, we’ll head to Rome which will top off our vacation.

Packing for this trip was surprisingly less difficult than I thought it would be. I’m a horrible packer (clothes. flying. everywhere.) and I thought packing for European escapade would be quite a task, but I managed to make just fine. I focused on simple basics – white jeans, stripe tees, a lightweight sweater, my favorite tunic, and a couple of swimsuits (love this one). Shoes are always the most annoying to pack since they take up the most room in my suitcase. I tried to limit my selection to a couple of pairs of sandals (a casual pair and a dressy pair) and a good pair of sneakers for walking. For accessories, I packed a printed scarf, a crossbody bag, a tote, and some beachy beads. That should get me through the next week, don’t you think?

P.S. Get your own taste of Italy with Gray Malin’s newest photographs in his Dole Vita series. The wanderlust-inducing photographs are pure eye candy for the wall.

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Image via Gray Malin