culture   //   August 2, 2016

PACKING LIST: HOTEL IL PELLICANO

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1. LOEFFLER RANDALL Sandals // 2. MUZUNGU SISTERS Top // 3. LE SPECS Sunglasses // 4. H&M Shorts // 5. MUZUNGU SISTERS Bag // 6. SELF PORTRAIT Top // 7. LAURA MERCIER Stick // 8. LES BONBONS Earrings // 9. J.CREW Romper // 10. CULT GAIA Bag // 11. SOLUDOS Espadrilles // 12. BOOK: The Singles Game // 13. INDEGO AFRICA Hat // 14. LMF Dress // 15. MARYSIA Swimsuit

It’s hard to believe that in just a few short days, I’ll be headed for Europe. This summer has flown by (they always do) and this trip got here a lot faster than I anticipated. Translation: I’m scrambling around like a crazy person trying to get to organized and check everything off of my to-do list. There’s also the issue of packing. That needs to get done sooner rather than later.

We’ll be making several stops on this trip, starting with a few days in London before heading to Tuscany to attend a friend’s wedding and ending our trip (we’ve saved the best for last) in Porto Ercole at the Hotel Il Pellicano. While the first two stops call for lots of functional basics (read: comfortable kicks and several of these), Hotel Il Pellicano is all about beach glam. With that in mind, I’m letting the scenery inspire my wardrobe and coming armed with a suitcase full of bright colors, bold patterns, and lots of fun accessories. I’m planning on lounging by the pool with my book most days in uniform that will include a couple of new swimsuits (this one and this one), a pair of denim shorts, several tunics (this one will work for the pool and then over white jeans for dinner), and my favorite packable (!) sun hat. If we venture out for some sightseeing, I’m simply going to throw on this skirt (very Marge from The Talented Mr. Ripley, don’t you think?) over my one-piece. Nighttime activities will be a steady flow of cocktails and seaside dinners for which I’m bringing long, breezy dresses (I can’t wait to wear this one), a romper or two, a pair of metallic sandals and my wear-with-everything wedges

Now that I’ve mentally prepared, I just need to go and actually start putting all of it in my suitcase. That’s the hard part, right? Arrivederci!

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