As mentioned in the previous post, I will be venturing back to the motherland, Italy..and hopefully stopping by Spain,Croatia, and Serbia this summer. The super challenging thing about travelling seems to be packing wisely. My shoes alone last summer consisted of: A pair of black patent leather L'autre Chose flats http://bp0.blogger.com/__3mu5GwN8HM/RhIRBjFWBCI/AAAAAAAAAqY/AWHNZwYiL4g/s1600-h/L%27autreChoseFlatPatentSkimmer.jpg, a white pair of Birkenstock thongs http://www.birkenstock.ca/model/GIZEH-1428-en.php , a brown leather pair of gladiators from Aldo, White leather Converse 3 velcro strap pairhttp://images.asos.com/inv/E/15/94/69186/White/image1l.jpg, a pair of flip flops, and then i picked up another pair of brown flats at the market. SIX pairs of shoes!!! that is insane! except..i did use them all, well, the ones i picked up were totally unnecessary. SO for this summer, and spring/summer shopping: I must not get carried away, and only purchase neutral essentials that will be versatile so I'm able to condense what I bring.
And so i will online browse, and figure out what I really NEED. There is no sense in spending a ton of money this summer on things that i won't be able to take with me anyway. SO instead of quantity, it will be about quality!! (which means fewer, but nicer things..and i think i can deal with that) and also versatility is key: ex. i dont need black, white and brown sandals if i can buy a nice pair of neutral sandals: Something like this perhaps -
(The reason i chose Birkenstocks: They are good for your feet, most streets in Italy are cobble stone, and my white ones have been through hell and back and still look great!)
These sandals offer comfort, stability (mine were similar minus the extra support strap on the back) and the design of them is really nice and current!