Travel: Packing


We leave next week and my mind is all over the place with things to do. But one of the biggest is WHAT to pack. I am a horrible packer. I imagine situations that are highly unlikely to happen and pack for those. This trip I am determined to keep it simple and remember the basics. Here is what I’m thinking…

1 / A simple loose fitting dress. In stripes of course!

2 / Cute dressy low wedges. These are from Payless! Cute, huh?

3 / A sassy two-piece. This is the best fitting bathing suit ever!

4 / Have your mani and pedi done in the same color and bring along the bottle for touch-ups.

5 / Sunscreen! I don’t skimp when it comes to my skin. This is great and oil free so you won’t break out.

6 / Cute sandals with a little lift. I don’t know about you but super flat shoes hurt my feet. Thank you years of heel wearing.

7 / Gotta have sunglasses.

8 / A watch. Don’t want to depend on your phone to make sure you don’t miss the last train of the night.




  • Liana

    Your suitcase looks like it’s got the essentials! I think you’re ready…!

  • Mandy

    Great picks, that bikini looks so cool, have fun on your trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

    X Mandy (MENNEPEN)

  • The slow pace

    I hate packing too… I always too much or too little… and wear the same things all the time!

  • Hillary

    SNEAKERS. Seriously. If you don’t pack them, you’ll regret it. ๐Ÿ™‚ And rain gear. And the Wallpaper Lisbon guide.

  • lindsey

    sneakers=high heels.. but seriously bring your converse. you wont regret it.

  • claire

    Yeah, I’ll bring my chucks for sure. Good tip.

  • Charlotte Wilder

    What a lovely site! I just stumbled upon it and I love your taste and your writing. You have a lovely eye. I’ve added it to my google reader and can’t wait to follow your future adventures ๐Ÿ™‚

  • claire

    Aw, thanks Charlotte!

  • Marianne

    Don’t forget bringing a warm coat/cardigan and a pair of sneakers. Lisbon is not a flat city, and you’ll have lots of “hills” to climb. And there’s this very interesting detail: our sidewalks are true killing instruments. Search the web for “Calรงada Portuguesa” and you’ll see what I mean. Don’t bring stilletos for you will damage their heels in a minute (these sidewalks are not women-friendly, let me tell you!). In April, even if the days are sunny and warm, evenings tend to be cold, so be prepared for that.

    And have a great trip! Enjoy! If you need any native tips, just email me and I’ll try to help immediately (I live between Lisbon and Sintra).

  • Susan

    Hi very cute sandals. Can you please post where you found no.6?

  • claire

    Hi Susan, if you click on the number 6 it will take you to the sandals. Thanks!

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