pack and go.
I always have such difficulty packing. I'll start throwing things into my two to three weeks in advance and then when it comes time to zip it up the night before, I find myself with an overflowing suitcase and not being able to decide what to cut.
This is the dilemma I currently find myself in. To make things harder, I'm packing for a summer and winter plus my mother also feels the need to send me home with gifts and food for all my relatives. I know you're probably thinking 'But Mel, you're going on holiday. You'll find of heaps of things to buy,' to which I would reply 'what happens if I don't'? Although I'll always find things to buy so you're probably right. I did equip myself with some new purchases before my trip - one being my white Sass & Bide denim shorts. I don't think denim (especially shorts) is anywhere as good as it is in Australia. No harm in starting your holiday a few days early right?
These are just a few of my essentials that I'm taking halfway across the world. No
French connection hat. Aesop moisturiser. Michael Kors watch. Olympus PEN EP3. Marc Jacobs bag. Hourglass Veil makeup. Cloud Nine flat iron. Clare Vivier Pochette (my passport holder). Sunday Somewhere sunglasses. iPad 2 (to catch up on Parks and Rec and read The Hunger Games). Minnie Mouse ears. Converse. Sass & Bide shorts. iPhone 4 (with Arnsdorf SS11 crystal pattern case). Seventh Wonderland bikini. Acne knit.PS. If you hadn't noticed in your address bar... Flourished & Sunkissed is now a dot com :)
I'll be leaving later tonight to Kuala Lumpur - but rest assured I'll be updating you with as much as I can.