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post #1 of 29
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i am going on holidays this sunday for 10 days, but becuase i will be flying back with HLX they have a limit of 20Kg of luggage.
Im trying to limit what to bring in the first place so maybe i can buy more things there and make it on the way back??

What would you pack in ??
post #2 of 29
Well you're going to be at the beach most of the time, right? I would pack a couple of bikinis (I don't know how many you have, but I seem to have a complete wardrobe of bikinis and just love them so much) to start with. I'd also make sure I had two pairs of flip-flops that are basic colored, that way you can match everything. A pair or two of shorts, a short skirt, a pair of jeans, a whole bunch of tank tops, one or two "dressier" tops, and perhaps a belt or two. Of course plenty of underwear and all that!! I think that's it for clothes. I pack really heavily though so I'm not so sure how great my advice is on trying to pack lightly. When you pack, tightly roll everything first instead of leaving them folded regularly. It creates more space and if you roll it right they won't wrinkle at all.
post #3 of 29
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i have about 6 pairs of bikinis, and they are all too small at the moment... so im off to buy new ones while im there!
i only have one pair of pants now and one skirt because i put on weight and im taking all of my undies and bras, and a few t shirts and singlet tops and a denim jacket with two zip up jackets.
im going to take a belt, i have no flip flops lol! i might buy some tomorrow..
thing is with flip flops they really irritate my skin becuase of the plastic.

do you people take a hairdryer for your holidays? i want to take mine because its really good for my hair :S
post #4 of 29
LOL the first thing I would pack is my laptop and computer gear, which means I probably wouldn't have any room for clothes
post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by fwan

do you people take a hairdryer for your holidays? i want to take mine because its really good for my hair :S
Oh yeah, definitely. I don't leave home for the night without my hairdryer and straightener. Not to mention the sprays and conditioners that go into it!!!

Try looking for a pair of flip-flops that don't have plastic on them. I've got plenty that have cloth or suede.
post #6 of 29
Toothbrush and toothpaste, hairgel and a curling iron. Two pair of pants and about 6 shirts, two skirts, and some sandals along with my swimsuit. Suntan lotion. I can't think of anything else at the moment.
post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by fwan
i am going on holidays this sunday for 10 days, What would you pack in ??
I usually pack clothes when I go on vacation. -but the less clothes you pack them more you'll be able to bring back with you. I suppose choosing skimpier clothing would work too.
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
I suppose choosing skimpier clothing would work too.
That's usually my motto.
post #9 of 29
Depends on what you plan to do. If shopping, you do have to consider packing less to be able to pack more on your return trip. If it's touring and fun, well, lots of batteries/film for your camera, party clothes and shoes, etc. But remember to pack the essential toiletries (mini sized) and medication you might need. It's also a good idea to bring lots of disposables (like paper underwear .
post #10 of 29
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yayi whats paper underwear?? ive never seen those??
post #11 of 29
I try to pack as little as possible because chances are you will hardly wear half the stuff you take with you!

Btw, paper pants are horrible
post #12 of 29
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umm what are they for??
post #13 of 29
when in go to thailand for 2 months i'm taking 5 dresses that would double up as tops, 1 pair of trousers, three skirts, 1 short denim skirt, sarong, 3 bikinis, 3 pairs of sandels, 1 smart jumper, 1 old baggy fleece, 2 white and two black vest tops and a couple of coloured vest tops.

but as your going for 10 days that might be a little too much!

you need to plan your outfits before you go. heard of the phrase 'capsule wardrobe'?
post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
nope lol!
well im taking two pair of shoes, and i plan to buy flip flops to go to the beach with.
i might buy a skirt today for a cheap price, and then im taking 1 pair of trousers,
4 t shirts, 2 singlet tops, 2 pjs, socks, undies, bras and a bikini.
plus shampoo, shavers, body lotion, aloe vera, nail polish, lip gloss, mascara, concealer, Brush, tooth brush, and my hairdryer.

and now teufel is eating my pizza
post #15 of 29
Hehehe as much as I can - and most of it's shoes! Seriously though, Pack the bare essentials. You can live in only one pair of flip-flops... and do you really need that many bikinis? I go on holiday with just one - all you have to do is make sure it's well rinsed out when you're done using it and most of the time they're dry by the morning anyway. I'd say, take two bikinis max. Last time I was away for a week in the summer, I packed my bikini, a pair of flip-flops, 2 t-shirts and a vest top, one pair of shorts, one skirt, my dress that I was going to be out at dinner in and the shoes to go with it (normally I'd not take those at all, but it was a special occasion) and a long sleeved shirt to give a little protection against the sun. Of course all my undies went in and my toothbrush and hairbrush and the toothpaste. That was it. And I got it all there in handluggage. If you stress too much about what you're going to take and how you're going to look you just finish up in a muddle. People don't care what you look like on holiday just that you're happy! Enjoy!
post #16 of 29
from a website:

Ruth Bowe, Fashion Advisor at John Lewis Brent Cross suggests some golden rules for the golden sands:

'Apply the three-in-one rule. For every bottom you pack, take three tops that will go with it to create different looks. Take four bottoms at the most for a week long holiday and five for a fortnight away.'


'Say au revoir to jeans. These will just bulk out your case and it'll be too warm to wear them anyway. Also, if you're trying to blag an upgrade on the flight denim just won't wash. As an alternative, nothing beats linen so long as you don't care about the creases.


'Take no more than three pairs of shoes - no matter how long the trip. If you're going somewhere hot you just need a pair of pretty flipflops some dressy sandals that can be worn out on the town and a pair of comfortable yet smart pumps for sightseeing - ballet pumps are perfect or this season's moccasins.


'Dresses are ideal capsule wardrobe fodder - just throw them on and go. Take light, flimsy slip dresses that can easily be scrunched into the corner of your case. For a week take two or three dresses at the most - one should be a beach dress to throw over your swimwear, with the other one for the evenings and one multi-purpose wear-with-anything frock that flatters your figure.

'Try on your holiday outfits before you pack. You wouldn't dream of going out without looking in the mirror but it's surprising how many women forget to prune their summer clothes before they pack.


'It may get chilly so remember to take one thin sweater or cardigan, that can be easily packed in a neutral colour, as well as one jacket. Choose a smart blazer that you can wear whilst travelling too.


'Accessories are a fantastic way to make a simple wardrobe really gorgeous. Vintage sunglasses with oversized frames add Jackie O glamour to any outfit and are ideal post-flight remedies. Long necklaces made with wooden beads or raffia shells and coral means you can get that must-have Natural Nautical look without taking a boats-worth of clothing.

Pack jewellery, belts and scarves in your shoes to keep them safe and to save room.


'Build on one core colour. The obvious one is black, but this could be white, nude or pale blue for this season. Why not vamp it up and chose shocking pink as your core colour, or this summer's sunny yellow?'


'If you are going to be wearing your clothes more than once, pick fabrics that are easy to rinse out and dry, such as washable silk or light cotton. Also don't forget to choose lingerie that is easily rinsable - such as pretty chiffon bras and French knickers.'


'Lay everything out on your bed before you pack and then halve it. Sounds brutal but you'll be glad when you can actually shut your case!'


'Don't ask your partner what you should take as chances are it will just end up in a row. If you need a second opinion pick someone objective like a trusted friend or even better book a free appointment with a Fashion Advisor at John Lewis.'


'Don't shop on the way to the airport. It's fashion suicide. You'll only choose things you don't need, so resist that extra print top or sparkly flipflops no matter how tempted you may be.'




Ruth says 'Everyone thinks there's a universal holiday look to suit all shapes. Of course this just isn't true - the most important thing to remember is that what you wear must flatter your body shape - especially on holiday when we are all showing a little more skin than usual!'
post #17 of 29
I'd take along some kind of waterproof jacket with a hood. The weather has been so screwy this year that you might get constant rain and cool temperatures even in Sicily. If I'm going away for 10 days, I take enough underwear and tops for twelve days, two or three pairs of jeans/slacks, a skirt, an extra pair of shoes and/or sandals, at least two swimsuits, two or three nightshirts, a pullover sweater or sweatshirt, said jacket, a sweatsuit, two decent towels, a hairdryer, toiletries, makeup, extra batteries, and reading material. Put underwear and a few tops in your carry-on, along with your toiletries, in case your luggage doesn't arrive with you.
post #18 of 29
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thanx guys, i only have one swim wear, anyway because of me putting on weight. we are driving down there and flying back so.
i called my relatives and they told me that the weather should be fine hen we get there because its been high 20's and its been sunny.
but i am taking my jackets
post #19 of 29
My Italian students tell me that clothing (casual wear) is cheaper in Italy than in Germany.
post #20 of 29
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yes, well the market is on wednesday,and we arrive in sicily on tuesday so i can wait untill wednesday to buy some nice things
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
Well you're going to be at the beach most of the time, right? I would pack a couple of bikinis (I don't know how many you have, but I seem to have a complete wardrobe of bikinis and just love them so much) to start with. I'd also make sure I had two pairs of flip-flops that are basic colored, that way you can match everything. A pair or two of shorts, a short skirt, a pair of jeans, a whole bunch of tank tops, one or two "dressier" tops, and perhaps a belt or two. Of course plenty of underwear and all that!! I think that's it for clothes. I pack really heavily though so I'm not so sure how great my advice is on trying to pack lightly. When you pack, tightly roll everything first instead of leaving them folded regularly. It creates more space and if you roll it right they won't wrinkle at all.

Sounds good.....although I, too, pack VERY heavy! For a weekend, I have like 2 or 3 bags! I'm going to SC in the beginning of July for 10 days to see Trav's parents and we're DRIVING so I cannot imagine how many bags I'll have!!
post #22 of 29
I think I've become an expert packer because I travel so much for work and I HATE checking luggage in

It will probably be pretty hot in Sicily, so I'd pack some light stuff, then take a sweater / light fleece / jacket that you can throw on in the evening.

I leave for my big trip in a month and I'm already having nightmares about what to pack (4 continents inside 2 months!!!)

Have fun on your trip
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by fwan
thanx guys, i only have one swim wear, anyway because of me putting on weight. we are driving down there and flying back so.
i called my relatives and they told me that the weather should be fine hen we get there because its been high 20's and its been sunny.
but i am taking my jackets
Tone that down to 1 jacket. Jackets and jeans take up the most room in luggage. I usually bring a blazer...it can be dressed up or down depending on what is worn with it. Or bring a hoodie and a shawl.
post #24 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweets
Tone that down to 1 jacket. Jackets and jeans take up the most room in luggage. I usually bring a blazer...it can be dressed up or down depending on what is worn with it. Or bring a hoodie and a shawl.
ohh i only have a denim jacket and 2 hoodie zip ups they arent big at all.
i dont wear jeans because i look twice as big as i am


I just counted,

4 t shirts
1 skirt
1 black pants
1 bikinis
10 undies
2 bras
2 nighties with cats on it
1 warm sports pants
two towels.
bambi singlet top.
my denim jacket which i will wear on the plane
my yoga zip up from tchibo
and my night fever pull over i bought a few weeks ago.

i just weighed it on my scales and its not even 3 kilograms
post #25 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwan
ohh i only have a denim jacket and 2 hoodie zip ups they arent big at all.
i dont wear jeans because i look twice as big as i am


I just counted,

4 t shirts
1 skirt
1 black pants
1 bikinis
10 undies
2 bras
2 nighties with cats on it
1 warm sports pants
two towels.
bambi singlet top.
my denim jacket which i will wear on the plane
my yoga zip up from tchibo
and my night fever pull over i bought a few weeks ago.

i just weighed it on my scales and its not even 3 kilograms
you could still cut that down and just go freebird and 86 the under garments!! just kidding!! thats not bad for as much as you have packed and if they let you have a carry-on you can put some small things in there like your toiletrees, and a magazine or something for the plane! You could also wear a second layer of clothing on the plane! Way to get more for your buck!
post #26 of 29
When I've traveled to europe I brought like 3 undies and kept on rewashing them!! Or bring your most icky underwear and toss them out once you are there!! Is there a hairdryer where you are going??? Sounds like you have lots of room for shopping. Do you have a travel/carryone bag you can use on the plane trip back???
post #27 of 29
Thread Starter 
well what i had planned was to even take a blanket with me down ther because you know in the night in the car its going to be cold, and since my parents are driving back up, they will bring the rest upif our luggage gets too heavy.
Bf has less things than i do, he only has 4 shirts, 3 pants, undies, loads of socks and a pair of boardies for the beach.
My problem isnt going there, its the way back
post #28 of 29
I'd bring some clothes, a camera, some good books to read and an extra bag (empty) so that way I can pack more of the things bought in the 2nd bag!

For hairdryer, etc, I'd check with the place I was staying at and see if they provide hair dryers, etc so that way I can save space in my bag(s). That's what I did on my previous vacation- I asked my family what would be at the place that we were staying at and was told that the place has its own hair dryer, washer/dryer, and towels so therefore I didn't need to worry about bringing hair dryer or towels. I also brought less clothes knowing I can just throw the dirty clothes in the washer/dryer. Maybe you can check that out? That might help in packing?

Good luck with ur trip and enjoy it!! Hope to see pics!
post #29 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pamela
I'd bring some clothes, a camera, some good books to read and an extra bag (empty) so that way I can pack more of the things bought in the 2nd bag!

For hairdryer, etc, I'd check with the place I was staying at and see if they provide hair dryers, etc so that way I can save space in my bag(s). That's what I did on my previous vacation- I asked my family what would be at the place that we were staying at and was told that the place has its own hair dryer, washer/dryer, and towels so therefore I didn't need to worry about bringing hair dryer or towels. I also brought less clothes knowing I can just throw the dirty clothes in the washer/dryer. Maybe you can check that out? That might help in packing?

Good luck with ur trip and enjoy it!! Hope to see pics!

hehe we are staying at our beach house so i definetely know there isnt a hairdryer
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