PACKING POINTS.

August 16th, 2016

I’m leaving again!

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It’s been just about a week since I came back home, but it’s time for me and Felix to go on another romantic holiday. If you didn’t know, our 5th year anniversary is coming up!

Because I get asked a lot to share some tips on how I pack, I decided to make a quick list of stages I go through.

The first one, of course, is always a crazy mess.

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I posted this on Instagram earlier, so you might have seen it, but any time I begin packing, it’s madness.

The first thing I do is to gather everything I might want to bring. Everything. Even that one thing is totally out of season but your mind convinces you that it is absolutely necessary.

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Then I start to put myself together.

Depending on how many days and what kind of activities I have planned to do, I try to select pieces that go together and create some outfit options.

This might seem like it. You are done. But no! Don’t make that mistake.

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Put on each outfit and check that it fits the way you want it to and each element goes as you expected. You might feel like you nailed one, but have to ditch another. In most cases, I tend to tweak a thing or two about it until I’m satisfied.

If you take a look at the previous photo, you will notice that with these pink overalls, I was thinking of matching a yellow t-shirt. When I put it on, I realised that it looked a bit childish, mainly because the two pastel colours and shapes seemed too simple together.

Instead I went for a white off shoulder top and cool sandal shoes, and I loved it!

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Now that you have your outfits planned, accessories, shoes and bags should come easy. I generally pick a few items that go with most things, so I can wear them more than once in different ways.

Usually I pack much smaller luggage (I tend to travel with just the hand baggage) but this time I’m going further so I want to bring as much as I can and also leave half of my suitcase empty, for cool stuff I might buy whilst on holiday.

When I do have less space, I sketch out each item of clothing I’m brining and then pair it with others. Once an item reaches 3 matches, it goes in the suitcase, meaning that it will allow me to make the most outfits.

This list only included clothing related tips because that’s where I usually get lost sometimes: picking things that you don’t necessarily need is a luxury, but also a struggle. All the other stuff you will need, like tech, medicines, books, lingerie and so on, comes normally – you just know what you have to bring.

With clothes, things get a bit more complicated, but to me, it’s actually really fun getting to envision myself on holiday, wearing these outfits – it gets me hyped for the trip!

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Now that I’m all set, I’m going to leave you with a photo of the adorable Puga-chan sleeping.

See you when I get back! Expect a blog post and a vlog. 😉

Marzia.

84 thoughts on “PACKING POINTS.

  1. Gabriela

    Really hope Felix proposes for you in this trip! Hahah just kidding, only love for you guys. Hope you enjoy your holiday! ❤️

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  2. Sansha

    Hi Marzia,

    I am a regular follower of both your blog and youtube channel. Love them both!
    It would be really nice if you made a vlog about how to pack for a trip or your “go to”s when it comes to handluggage.

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  3. Hannah Challinor

    oh my god. i have always thought that ur clothes are goals and this proves it. thx for the tips they r really useful. congrats on 5 years!!! where r u going to go? have a great time wherever! ❤

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  4. Steph

    Great advice, Marzia! I hope you and Felix have a great holiday!
    If you’re looking for a new music artist to listen to I highly suggest Melanie Martinez. She is so different and great. I think you will like her. She’s weird and creepy and loves creepy dolls haha.
    Have fun!

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  5. aivlyz

    Hi Marzia! I didn’t read this before cause I have been neglecting my WordPress feed. I wish I did, I now feel a little embarrassed asking if I could guide you guys around my country and city. I didn’t know it would be a romance holiday! >-<

    I met you and Felix today (girl with patchy brown lipstick ;u;), and I was super nervous and couldn't talk right and I wish I were able to tell you all the things I wanted to but I mostly talked to Felix which was amazing already. Again, happy anniversary! You look absolutely stunning and your outfit was super cute!! I was really lucky I could get a picture with you guys.

    I know Felix has mentioned that you read up a lot of stuff but, I'm just going to name one place that I think you and Felix would really enjoy just in case it didn't pop up in your itinerary. Hopefully, if you read this, you can take the time to check it out if you're haven't seen it yet. Also, the haze these days are getting very bad! Take care.

    Pasar Seni area (there's a train station stop) + Petaling Street area (kinda china town) + Central market

    There are plenty of weird/ creepy looking masks and dolls I think you would enjoy in the Central market. There's also plenty of ornaments, jewellery and souvenirs. They also sell some traditional clothing. I really think you would enjoy this place.

    Petaling street is our famous china town. Most of the things there are knock offs, but if you want to buy something; pro tip: try bargaining! They usually over charge you a whole lot (even if pound to RM has a big difference) you can definitely get them at a much cheaper price!

    I know you're vegetarian, so I'm going to suggest some fruits and stuff for you to try here! You can probably find them in petaling street. Roasted chestnuts, dragonfruit, rambutan, jackfruit, durian (if you're willing to try), cempedak, papaya, mangosteen, langsat. They're all sweet and have a distinct taste!

    There also plenty of temples, mosque and other religious places around pasar seni! They look definitely unique!

    I hope you have a wonderful time here! You guys are amazing. Lots of love. ❤
    -Sylvia S.

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  6. unplainjaneblog

    Hi Marzia! You probably won’t see this but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I found out that you and poods are in Malaysia and I’m so proud to say that I’m Malaysian! I could give the both of you a few recommendations:)

    You should totally go to Petronas Twin Tower (you probably saw it). Other than that I really recommend going to Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. There’s a really cool sphinx at the front and I really think you could find some cool clothes there ❤ anyways… Try to go there towards the evening as there'll be lesser people at the ice skating rink. DI I MENTION THAT THERE ARE 3 STALLS THAT SELL BUBBLE MILK TEA THERE?? Haha! Another place I recommend you two to go to Sunway Lagoon which is lovated just behind he mall. It's a theme park that has many different themed rides like Wild Wild West, Water Park, Scream Park(recommend this one the most:3)and EVEN A ZOO! You two should try bungee jumping there 😉 oh yeah! Did I mention that there's a ride called 'flying fox'? BecuaseI think he two of you should try that!

    I really hope you and Felix have a great time in Malaysia ! Have fun;)
    – Jane

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  7. unplainjaneblog

    Hi Marzia! You probably won’t see this but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I found out that you and poods are in Malaysia and I’m so proud to say that I’m Malaysian! I could give the both of you a few recommendations:)

    You should totally go to Petronas Twin Tower (you probably saw it). Other than that I really recommend going to Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. There’s a really cool sphinx at the front and I really think you could find some cool clothes there❤ anyways… Try to go there towards the evening as there’ll be lesser people at the ice skating rink. DI I MENTION THAT THERE ARE 3 STALLS THAT SELL BUBBLE MILK TEA THERE?? Haha! Another place I recommend you two to go to Sunway Lagoon which is lovated just behind he mall. It’s a theme park that has many different themed rides like Wild Wild West, Water Park, Scream Park(recommend this one the most:3)and EVEN A ZOO! You two should try bungee jumping there😉 oh yeah! Did I mention that there’s a ride called ‘flying fox’? BecuaseI think he two of you should try that!

    I really hope you and Felix have a great time in Malaysia ! Have fun;)
    – Jane 🙂

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  8. Amapola

    Hey Marzia!

    I thought it was just me doing all that double checking by matching and trying again my outfits to see how they look xD

    I struggle a lot about that, specially one time when I travel to 5 countrys in one week (it was crazy)

    Oh and congratulations for your aniversary =)

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  9. Tom

    Hey Marzia, Happy aniversary. I hope you are having a lovely time and felix is treating you to all the cuddles and kisses you should get (and puppies and chocolate of course) I can’t wait to hear about your adventures.

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  10. mimaillustration

    Wooo, the overall outfit it’s too cute for this world! Of course look well put together all the time takes time… I never try the outfits before I pack so in the end I always use too much space for looking crazy xD

    Have a nice and fun trip!

    And maybe take us a little bit around, we would love that 🙂

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  11. Jana

    Hey Marzia!
    I hope you have a great with Felix at your holidays 🙂
    But please tell me where did you get those shoes with the three fluffy pompoms on it?? They are so adorable :)) ❤

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  12. Catherine

    Hi Marzia,
    I’ll never think organize my packages like that when I go to a trip. I only put all things that I think can be usefull and later I realize maybe I don’t going to use all.
    Thank you for the tips and ideas. I Hope you have a great trip with Felix ❤

    Love for you two and pugs ❤

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  13. Diana Sofía López Flores

    Hi!! c:<3 , Greetings from El Salvador!, My name is Diana and im 17 years old , i love your videos and your blog! You and Feliz make me really happy and you two are Goals<3 , for real c: so i hope the best for you guys! and happy Anniversary<3! i hope you are having fun and i desire the best and happines for you two Thank you for everything that you do, i cant imagine a life without the creative and beautiful content that you make! Bye :3!<3<3<3<3<3

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  14. Daarunima

    I just move away from away from home for the first time for studies, and packing was a really tough thing. I’m still not sure if I have all that I need and if I’ve brought too much that I didn’t need. Any tips for that????

    I still love your blogs, Marzia. They always seem to encourage me to travel more, and I do love traveling. I just lack the confidence to do it as much as I would like to.

    Thank you, for being here, Marzia (∩_∩)

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  15. Keep calm and just carry on

    Totally agree on the importance of trying everything on before packing! I always do this, and given I’m on a 48 day trip around the world, just with carry on, I’ve made sure everything works with everything else!

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