Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Packing for Manila


I always have mixed feelings when I go home. I'm super happy and excited because I get to see my dad, my family, and my best friends, but at the same time I'm very sad because I leave behind the boy who's been there for me through thick and thin, and who's basically been my lifeline for the past 4 years. :(

My heart just broke a little while writing that.

Also, now that I have a dog, it gets a little more difficult for me to leave :(

Anyways, I feel like I'm overpacking, and yet, I also have that annoying feeling that I didn't pack enough and that I'm going to run out of clothes while I'm there. Boo. Oh well! I'll figure it out, I always do :)
How do you guys do your packing for long, overseas trips? Do tell in the comments!

88 comments:

  1. so many clothes and jewelry love it! adore those floral shorts!

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  2. I am the QUEEN of overpacking. Trust me -- This is nothing. :)

    I hope you enjoy your time at home. Your boy and your puppy butt won't be going anywhere. Relax and have fun!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  3. i always overpack and end up with things i never use on the trip. i started to relieve the stress by knowing that i can always "buy" what i may have missed when i get there. have fun!!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm the same, ALWAYS overpack, and when I go to unpack I'm always wondering what the hell I bought with me.

    www.clothesmaiden.blogspot.com

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  5. Everything looks so organised. I love all the jewellery. Hope you have a wonderful time!
    chloe-mia.blogspot.com

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  6. Cute doggie!!!

    I am the same with the jewellery, I bring loads on trips!!! But makes for perfect outfit posts :-)

    http://www.oddandchic.com

    xxx

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  7. Wow you are a really organized packer! I'm jealous. :P

    I think it's wonderful you are going to see your family. Don't feel sad about leaving your man and your doggy. The time will fly by, trust me. Have a safe and fun trip, hon! xo

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  8. I've never been on such a long trip, but you look incredibly organized! I wish I could be like that even for weekend getaways.

    What an adorable little face your pup is making - he looks just as upset! But don't worry, I'm sure being away from your boyfriend and doggie will only make it that much better when you're together again, and I'm sure you'll have a great time while you're away! :)


    -j
    sorelle in style

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  9. Can I just say I'd love to pack everything you have for myself? How long are you going for? When I went to Korea for a month, I TRIED to pack as little as possible because I wanted to shop, but since you're going home, I dunno! Have a safe trip though! :)

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  10. pack light, shop here! it's cheap :)

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  11. Awesome! Yo are such a neat packer.. Whenever I pack to go somewhere my room looks like it go hit by a hurricane..

    All the best, Angel

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  12. ohhh so exciting!! your doggie is just too cute for words! i love how you pack your jewelry! i need to get a container like that for my jewelry because i'm always afraid things are gonna get smashed or twisted together. what a great idea!

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  13. I also wish I could pack like that! It's hard going back and forth with people you love all over the place-- I have that problem too. I don't think it ever gets easier.

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  14. Oh gosh! I can see who is more sad than you! that poor dog! :(
    I don't have travel advices, just enjoy it :)

    See you!

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  15. Your dog is so cute, I just feel like giving him a hug.

    I know what you mean bout leaving your pet behind, I worry bout my little kitty everytime I go overseas, and think of her every minute. :(


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  16. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, que pena,suerte con la nueva aventura
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  17. I totally know that feeling, but it looks like you did a pretty darn good job packing! Cute things, and OMG cute dog! <3

    xx Laura

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  18. if its a loong trip I prefer overpacking than the opposite. A good way to do it is to rool the clothes and putting them into ziplock bags. this way when you are searching for a piece of clothing you dont do mess. dont forget to fill shoes with things or socks,this way to fill any type od space available ;)
    advise from a world back packer :))
    PS I love your dos OMG kiss! Farah from
    www.2-gitanas.blogspot.com

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  19. From what I can see you packed so many cute outfits! I have never traveled far, I am the worst packer though so I would probably over pack really badly. Haha. Your dog is just too cute!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  20. Thank you ! haha
    I always have the feeling that I'm running out of clothes, but I end packing too much everytime x)
    x

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  21. You are a very good packer! I am a total mess! I overpack and I don't have the patience to put everything in order.
    xoxo
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  22. Cute dooooog! :D

    I take all my accessories with me. :)

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  23. Well, usually I pack a whole lot more than you, hahaa! Depends on the period. But basically I take two outfits per day, I think it's easier :) In the evening you might want to change in case it's been too hot during the day, or you might have dinner in a fancier place.. I always keep those things in mind. (control freak? perhaps)

    love,
    Shanah.

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  24. Everything looks so organized!Hope you enjoy your time at home!
    Happy Wensday!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  25. Manila?? Wow, it must be beautiful! And how many pretty things you'll carry with you, especially all that jewelry!! :-) You're dog seems so tender :-)
    And we have the same bikini( mine is in orange) :-)

    new post!

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  26. I love your bag of accessories! I know how you feel, but you will come back so they all be there waiting for your! Hope you'll hope a great time!
    http://www.kikisbookofdreams.blogspot.com/
    xoxo Kiki

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  27. Your doing great! I always pack too much and wear none of it as I shop. Hope you have a safe and happy time!! xx

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  28. Wow! I love that floral shorts!!! Where'd you get it? :)

    http://daphneglowsinthedark.blogspot.com/

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  29. Hey, it's true we kinda have the same shorts lol!!

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  30. Like these shots! You have everything so neat and organized and the poor little guy is giving you the 'don't leave me behind' face. He's/She's adorable! My cat does that to me everytime I leave for work in the mornings :( Thanks for the comment on my blog btw! Follow each other?

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  31. Wow...welcome back:) hope you will have a great with your vacation!

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  32. You are SO organised! I have a dog too and it really is hard to leave them behind when you go travelling :( he will be really happy when you get back! :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  33. Wow you are one organized packer!! Thank god I visited your blog before this weekend because I'm actually going away for a mini vacay!! Have fun!

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  34. Beautiful that nice dog. I am a mess to pack. I always leave things and half the clothes you wear then not use it. Have a good trip.

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  35. ur dog is soo adorable :) BTW New follower here! Hope you check out my blog, follow me if you like it! :)

    Diane
    http://whatsrealityallabout.blogspot.com

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  36. great pictures, the dog is so cute xx

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  37. oh, I wish I had that much jewelery! :)

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  38. lovely god ! And thanks for your comment
    Xx

    http://thecityofclothes.blogspot.com

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  39. I always overpack for things, but I've definitely had it come in handy before! Have a good trip!!

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  40. You're so incredibly organized! I'm always a wreck when I pack! I'm sure you'll keep in touch with your loved ones and don't worry too much! Everything will work out in the end and just remember to enjoy your adventures! xoxoxoo

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  41. I know what You mean. You know I'm never traveled alone with out my boy. we both come from the same country, so if we travel we do it together. I'm so missing my mom and others, but if we can't afford at the moment to travel I stay by my boy and dream about that day when I'm gone hug my mom. Gosh, and now I shed few tears.
    We have cat so this is again new problem, because we don't have people where could we leave our cat.

    Your pup is sooo adorable!
    I hope no matter what You gone have amazing time at home!

    p.s. great traveling box for jewelry!


    xoxo Ra

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  42. I can imagine the conflicting feelings going through your mind.
    I try to wear a lot of cottons and separates when I'm in Manila - nothing too flashy or can't be worn in humid weather!

    Have some halo halo at Iceberg to cheer up my dear!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  43. Sam you are going to have so much fun
    well when traveling, I think that it's cool to pack just what you need
    because let's face it, sometimes you get some shoppin in
    and then that extra space in the suit case comes in handy =)

    -Bionica

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  44. Welcome back:) hope you enjoy it...so sad weather so bad here in manila:(

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  45. so organized girl, you can never overpack, it is always too much of that an too little of that. anyway, have an amazing time with your family girl

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  46. Love your dog <3!

    Have a safe trip and don't be sad!

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  47. haha this is NOTHING, you should see it when I pack my bags, instead of figuring out what I should bring I always end up figuring out what I should NOT BRING of my entire wardrobe :p you can better be prepared for going on holiday!! love your stuff btw, especially the yellow bikini!! aaaargghh i want to go to manilla too :D it's sad you have to leave your loved ones behind, but I'm sure they'll be waiting for you!!

    xxx

    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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  48. Great!! have an amazing time with your family :)
    xoxo

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  49. I just made a break from packing and I found "packing post" here, grrrrrr!:Dlol Anyway those are fab things u're wearing, and I hope u'll have fabulous time as well with your family and friends!!:)
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  50. lovely everything :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  51. Oooh have fun on your trip! Your dog is so cute! To me it looks like you've got a nice amount of items so you will probably be good while you are gone.. I either pack WAY to much, or WAY to little.. It is so tricky!!

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  52. have fun in Manila babe ;)
    spotted some great accessories..

    THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

    in Love&Light
    Queen D

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  53. That juwerly box is very useful, perhaps I should get one myself:s

    Just rock your confidence and no one will see if you are running out of clothes or that your overpacked. You'll do fine!

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  54. Aw, your dog is adorable!

    Haha, I always end up overpacking whenever I go on a long/oversea trip. You just never know what you'll need!

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  55. your dog is really so pretty!

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  56. If you run out of clothes.
    Just go shopping!
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  57. are you serious ? you are packing too much!!!!! LOL

    I bet that when you come back you'll be bringing home THRICE the amount of clothes and accessories... things there are cheap! :/

    well... maybe its an exaggeration maybe just twice with what you brought :)


    see ya in july! have fun! despite the rainy season :)

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  58. i always overpack. manila is home for you? that's amazing. have an incredible time! and im sure that boy and that pup will be waiting for you just as soon as you get home :)

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  59. lovely dog! you have a great accessories collection. :) thanks for following. now im following you too. :)

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  60. Woooooowwwww....great accessories!!! Nice blog...i like it and I have decided to follow you!!! :-)
    A big kiss from Italy!!!
    Miriam

    Fashion Crazy Ball:
    http://fashioncrazyball.blogspot.com
    Visit and follow me!!! :-)

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  61. Omg so organized and omg you bring so many things :o
    there's one thing I've learnd is that: neverrr pack things to holiday cuz I end up buying to much = no more space in luggage =w= haha
    Have fun in Manila!!
    xx

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  62. haaaah the dog on the first pic..soooo cute :)

    love your jewelry!

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  63. I love your jewelry case! your doggie looks like he will miss you ;) gorgeous shots girl!

    xoxo

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  64. Dear dog <3

    Even though I'm only 3 days away with me 10 pairs of shoes. What can I do! (:

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  65. Lovely photos, your jewellery collection looks amazing!
    xxxx

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  66. You are such an organized packer! Haha when I overpack, I tend to just throw everything in the suitcase :D Have fun on your trip!

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  67. i always get that nagging feeling too like maybe i've packed too much but i hate not having options if what i packed isn't what i feel like wearing that day, haha. have fun :)

    p.s - i just did a quick post about packing as well, nothing fancy

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  68. pack light! im sure youre gonna buy lots of stuff in your destination!

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  69. I'm always excited to pack. I dont know why. hahaha. love the jewelry storage! omg youre from SF too. hahaha.

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  70. I am super jealous that you get to go home! Have tons of fun and take lots of pictures. Be safe.

    xxo
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  71. Don't feel like that..you'll get back at no time..:)

    xxx

    Angie

    P.S:http://chasingkitesbyangie.blogspot.com/
    Don't bother to pass by anytime..:)

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  72. I think I would pack close to that much for an overnight trip...I am a huge overpacker. I love how you have your jewelry stored for the trip. Great idea. And your dog is adorable!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  73. AMAZING clothes.
    love the short..!
    and what a lovely dog
    inlove

    New outfit post ; Blue blue sky!
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  74. I love the accessories so much!

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  75. I love how organized you are, when I pack its always last minute and I never have everything that I need

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  76. love the packing photos!!! jealous of your accesories collection :)
    xoxo

    http://limonspective.blogspot.com/

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  77. I wan't a dog like that, what's his/her name!?
    Check out my new blog, and follow it if you like: mariiinspiration.blogspot.com

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  78. Oh your dog is so cute !!!
    KIss

    http://melle-lunettes.blogspot.com/

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  79. oh i'm totally feeling you about the packing! i'm also an overreactedly heavy packer. my luggage was more like 18 kgs to bali for only a 2-week trip. it was insane and i ended up having to pay for excess baggage. stupid me.

    ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

    SHOP

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  80. Looks like a great job packing...I know what you mean about going home, I'm always torn as well. And LOOK at that gorgeous puppy-dog of yours!! Just beautiful!! Lovely blog!
    xo
    Sada
    http://dressologyhq.blogspot.com

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  81. naww even your adorable pup looks sad too! love your packing essentials :) xx

    http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au/

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  82. Nice xoxo

    http://silhouetteparisienne.blogspot.com

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