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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Summer Vacation - A Packing Walkthrough

With Summer being officially here and the temperature at 37 Celsium degrees the only thing I think about is vacation! And when it comes to Summer vacation there is nothing better than a Greek island where you can enjoy the sun and the beautifull waters. Making plans for this year brought to my mind memories from other last years vacation in Sifnos.










 I don't know about you but for me the tricky part is packing. The question "What do I take with me?" always arises and I find myself wondering in front of an open closet. After many years of overpacking and ending up taking with me sooo many clothes that I never year I think that the rules are simple: 
  • Always travel light. You don't want to carry a huge travel bag around. Take less, not more. What's the saying? "You'll need to take far fewer clothes and much more money that you think you'll need." I'm usually anxious about not having enough clothes, or not enough variety, etc. and I always end up with stuff I never wear.If you travel with friends you can always borrow some stuff.
  • Swimsuits (if you have more than one pair) and an oversize men's white shirt to be worn as a cover-up.
  • Straw hat (you might find one at a local market).


  • Flip-flops, wedge sandals, espandrilles and only if you can't avoid it take one pair of high heels. Prefer one with wooden heels and make sure you can balance on them!
  • Sunglasses and sun block.
  • Straw beach bag for day, small purse for night.
  • Long dress for dinners and short jersey day dresses. Prefer organic textiles. Sequin dresses are prohibited.



    •  A scarf to use around neck or as a head wrap or belt.
    • Some shorts and tops to mix n' max.

    • A pair of pants or jeans.
    • Some accessories to add color to your outfits.
    • Don't forget to pack a light jacket or sweater for cold windy nights.


    No matter what you do this Summer don't forget to pack your smile.

    88 comments:

    1. ..... I am soooo envy!!! I want the beach and the sun too!!!!!

      Kisses
      L3
      http://lisalatroisieme.blogspot.com

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      1. I know! London is an amazing place to be though!
        Many many kisses Lisa

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    2. Αχ τι υπέροχες φωτογραφίες..! Μας ταξιδεύεις τώρα σε ωραίους προορισμούς!

      Πολύ χρήσιμες συμβουλές επίσης, πάντα κάνω το ίδιο λάθος όμως: παίρνω πολλά που δε πρόκειται να φορέσω :-/

      Kisses xx

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      1. Opws oloi dystyxws! Isws fetos valoume myalo (dyskolo...)!!!
        Filakia polla Kate mou

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    3. τι ομορφααα <3
      θελω διακοπες τώρα!
      http://www.thatsmelalala.blogspot.gr/

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      1. Eyxomai na ta katafereis syntoma!
        Filakia Vagianna

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    4. Lovely pictures!!!
      Even when I try really hard I can't travel light... ideally I want my whole cupboard ...
      xxx
      Nina
      http://trendsurvivor.com/

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      1. Me too! I trie to have in mind that the less I take with me, the more I'll have the chance to buy there! Hahahha!
        Kisses Nina

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    5. wow teleio post!! to latrepsa :) fenete pos perases iperoxa! kali sinexeia xx

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      1. Nai itan poly wraia! Elpizw na ta kataferw kai fetos!
        Eyxomai kai se sena kales diakopes!

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    6. poly oreo blog!

      se akouloutho!


      Lady-Pa

      xoxo

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    7. Nomizw pws oles kanoume ta idia lathi! Panta pairnoume mazi ms parapanw rouxa ap'osa xreiazomaste!
      Teleies oi fwtografies sou! Eisai koukla!
      Skeftomouna kai egw na kanw ena post me packing tips, kai essentials gia tis diakopes mas, mias kai feugw taxidi mesa stin evdomada...Isws to grapsw otan girisw...An kai nomizw pws to kalipses apolita to thema!
      Idi proetoimazw ta post pou tha anevoun oso tha leipw...
      Filakia polla!

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      1. Feygeis koritsi? Zileyw! Kala na peraseis kai anypomwnw na akousw k tis dikes sou symvoules!
        Filakia polla polla

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    8. Lovely photos and great tips for packing, i always pack too much! xo

      http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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      1. Thank you so much! Hope I helped!
        Kisses

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      1. Glad you liked them!
        Many kisses

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      1. I know! Hope I gave you some usefull advice though!
        Have a great time this Summer!!!

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    11. polyyy xrhsimo post etoimazw valitsa k m voithises na mn parw pali polla synolakia p dn prokeitai na ta valw....new member in your blog...im waiting for you!B.
      fashionbeautyemotion.blogspot.com

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      1. Tyxeroula!!!! Elpizw na peraseis teleia opou k an pas!
        Filakia

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    12. I want to go to Greece so bad! This is a great list of items to take :D
      http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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      1. You should! I know it's a long trip, but I hope some day you'll have the chance to come! I'm sure you'll have a great time!

        Kisses sweetie

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    13. Πανέμορφες φωτογραφίες!!! :)

      xx

      StyleEmphasis.blogspot.com…❤

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      1. Omorfi Sifnos! Xairomai pou sou aresan!
        Filakia Myrto

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    14. Oloi diakopes skeftomaste :):)
      polu omorfo to blog!!se akolouthw!
      xoxo
      LS

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    15. Ti teleies photos,pw pw poso poly tha hthela na paw diakopes,elpizv na ta kataferw!!pio polu ap ola mou arese h teleytaia sumboulh soy,gia to xamogelo..teleia ntysimata oti kalytero gia diakopes!!polla filia!!

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      1. Me kali dia8esi kai filous pernas kala pantou :)
        Filakia polla polla

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    16. ouf!!! zoume sto pio teleio meros tou kosmou k den xeroume an k pote tha pame diakopes!
      great pics, so proud to be Greek!
      u look amazing with the long white dress, like a real Greek goddess!
      xxx Ros.e.

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      1. Dystyxws gia tous perissoterous einai pleon dyskolo na fygoun akoma kai gia liges meres!
        Makari na ta kataferoume na kanoume mia mikri apodrasi!
        Filakia polla

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    17. oh you look just gorgeous in that white maxidress ! :D

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    18. Oh, you look amazing in all of these pictures! Love the jeans short + white shirt outfit for holidays :) This year, I'm going to a Greek island myself, Santorini, I leave in a few weeks and I'm looking forward to it like never before!
      Of course I would love for us to follow each other, you have a great blog and I must say I'm in love with your header, the logo is so cute <3
      I'm looking forward to reading all your posts in the future and hope to hear from you soon.
      Clicking those follow-buttons as we speak :)
      Love,
      Liesbeth
      x

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      1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I'm so flattered! Santorini is a magic island and I'm sure you'll have an amazing time!

        Many kisses

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    19. Beautiful pictures! And you look really pretty. New follower.:D

      I have a beauty blog and it would mean a lot to me,if you could check it out and let me know, if you like it...and maybe follow back :)

      http://meandmycousin1.blogspot.com/

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      1. Thank you s much! I'm visiting your blog asap!
        Kisses

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    20. Hii! Yes off course! I'm following you and I'll be waiting for you to follow me back! Big kiss

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    21. This looks like such a beautiful place! Gorgeous!
      Please check out my blog too at Miss Tangerine :)

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      1. Yes it is an amazing island!
        Thank you for your comment!

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    22. Lovely photos , especially last one . Would you love to follow each other ? :)

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      1. Thank you so much! I'd love to follow each other!

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    23. That saying about clothes is SO true - I usually end up doing a little bit of shopping as well, so I try to pack rather light (usually 13-17 things for a month long vacay) as you wear the same thing day in day out.

      Great wee guide :)

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    24. this is so beutiful, would love to be there ._.

      Herdiana Surachman
      DELUXSHONIST | TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN

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    25. ax diakopoules!!!!!!! anypomonw!!!!! ax ti moy ekanes kai einai akoma deyteraaaa!
      http://underfashionarrest.blogspot.gr
      http://underfashionarrest.blogspot.gr

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      1. Pfff! Kai egw pros to paron mporw mono na anapolw tis palies diakopes! Ante kai kali mas vdomada!
        Filakia

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    26. beautiful outfit and nice blog
      I became your follower
      If you want to go too in my blog and follow me
      http://bijouxtresjolie.blogspot.it/

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      1. Thank you so much! I'll visit your blog asap!
        Kisses

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    27. beautiful pics, beautiful place!
      xo

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      1. Greek islands are amazing!
        Many kisses Monja

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    28. Κούκλα η Σίφνος όπως και εσύ!!

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      1. An kai tin petyxame se epoxi me polyyyy aera itan ontws panemorfi!
        Filakia polla koukla!

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    29. Following you aswell and have great time :)

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      1. Glad you like it Fabliha!
        Many kisses

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    31. oh very great vacation! proved by your adorable photos <3 i bet you really had a great fun there
      mind to follow each other? I promise I'll follow back

      http://karinanovia.blogspot.com/

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      1. Of course I'd love to follow each other!

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    32. love summer<3 and u look amazing
      btw mind to fllw each other?
      jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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    33. beautiful you:)
      checkout ine if you have a chance dear thankyou:)

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    34. In this post you have everything a girl needs when packing!really helpfull but still stylish!

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      1. You are so sweet! Thank you so much!
        Kisses

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    35. Thanks for the tips & I love your holiday wardrobe!

      Melissah

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      1. Hope you found them helpfull!
        many kisses Melissah

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    36. wowww..beautiful pictures and the place looks amazing!
      great blog hon :D

      following you..hope you'll do the same :)
      Love
      Surabhi

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    37. sure we can follow each other dear:) i follow you,follow me back? :)

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    38. hello dear...about to fllwu back but i dont see u among my followers.try again?
      jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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    39. such a great post! come by and lets follow each other dear:)
      miss-monaaa.blogspot.com

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    40. great idea to follow each other :) now l'm following you :) follow me back :D

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    41. this is a GREAT packing guide! I always have trouble deciding what to pack haha (: Are the first few pics of Athens, Greece? D|:D they look like scenes from the movie sisterhood and the traveling pants! :DD LOVE your blog, and now following (: Hope you can check out/follow mine as well! (:

      xoxo,
      Cindy C.
      http://styleologie.blogspot.com/

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      1. No it'sfrom a Greek island called Sifnos!
        Kisses

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    42. nice packing guide, thank you for sharing :)
      love your blog dear, i'm following you, mind to follow back? thank you :)

      xx
      www.earlithaolivia.blogspot.com

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    43. Oh my God…This is so so cool. Your blog totally rocks!!!
      Best Regards
      Miss Margaret Cruzemark
      http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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    44. aww perfect! so jealous!
      xx
      SurfAddictFashionista
      http://reapap.blogspot.com

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    45. I love these pictures, you look amazing in your long white dress :)

      http://voguesweetvogue.blogspot.com.es/

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    46. Travelling light is always a good idea. Also because i love shopping, and light travel leaves alot of space to pack in your new goodies...

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