What’s a girl to pack?

It’s the day before we leave! Naturally I have been thinking about packing for over the last week now, discussing it with many of my friends – particularly those who have travelled before. The biggest challenge I found when packing was the age old problem of function or fashion. The main contributors to my worries were shoes and jackets. Obviously I want to be warm and comfortable, but also look reasonable too. There are certain times when I don’t think I’ll mind looking really  “touristy” but I just don’t want to stand out too much, and if we go somewhere that is a be nicer then I don’t want to look totally out of place. It’s interesting reading other travel blogs and what to pack guides. Many females suggest things like Sketchers “Mary janes” but I really hate those hybrid style shoes.. you are still clearly wearing walking shoes!

So after much thought here is my packing list:

  • Ski pants
  • Ski jacket
  • Ski gloves
  • Ski goggles
  • Black puffy jacket
  • Pair of skinny leg jeans
  • Pair of black water proof pants
  • 4 pairs of thermal pants
  • Breathable black t-shirt
  • 2 t-shirts (one is a bit more dressy and nice looking)
  • Black tight polo shirt
  • 2 long sleeve black tops
  • Grey long cardigan type thing
  • 2 razor back singlets
  • black shirt dress
  • denim skirt (basically just for Langkawi)
  • bikini
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 5 pairs of knickers and 4 g-strings
  • 2 bras
  • 1 purple scarf
  • Black rubber thongs
  • Black ballet flats (really cheap pair so pretty much just for looking a bit nice)
  • Waterproof “hiking” boots
  • Asics Onitsuka Tigers

With toiletries it comes to approximately 10 kilos (although I will be wearing the jeans, tigers and singlet on the day of our first flight). Who knows if it’s a “good” pack or not. I have come to the conclusion that if I really need something I will just go and buy it – it’s not as though we are trekking through mountain country completely isolated from civilisation!