Things I would pack if I could afford it…

Ok folks, now don’t kill me for this. I know this blog is primarily about budget friendly Eco travel, but this is going to be about a packing wish list that according to my bank account, is not, ahem, viable at this point in time. So, for the second time in a week, I’m going to post about something that isn’t strictly related to my blog tag line. Sorry if I upset anyone with the randomness, but actually I’m not sorry because just thinking of all the beautiful things about to be in this post is making me giddy.

Maybe I should preface this with saying that, for the most part, I am not a materialistic kind of girl. I’d rather spend my hard earned money on plane tickets than shoes, street food than mani-pedis, jungle tours than haircuts (haven’t had a proper one since April), and once in a lifetime experiences than clothes. Now if you are the exact opposite, Hey! Good for you! I want you to be true to you!  The point is, even as unmaterialistic as I am, I still want to feel good about the way I present myself, inside and out.

Here are a few things that are mostly inappropriate for my nomadic lifestyle, but that I would absolutely pack if I could afford to buy them.

  1.  A pair of ridiculously chic black or nude or gold Louboutins. I can’t help myself, I am gaga for the red underside of those heels! If I had those, I’d wear them with everything from denim cutoffs to leggings to sarong/scarf dresses. Of course, I’d also need to acquire the ability to walk in them… image
  2. A bomb ass leather jacket…oh wait! I already have that and yes, I did take it with me 🙂 I don’t care that it’s impractical, I love it even though it takes up a fifth of my backpack.
  3. An infinity dress. This one would actually make sense because it’s so versatile, if only I could find an affordable one in a backpack friendly material, like cotton or jersey knit. Also it would have to be a fun color like coral or turquoise… image
  4. A crazy jumpsuit. Unfortunately, they look hoooorrrrrrrrible on me, but rest assured. If I could pull one off, I would totally have one in my backpack…image
  5. An actual purse…now this would be doable if I would prioritize it higher, but I just don’t. When it’s a choice between real purse and making do with fewer shoes or underwear or what have you OR just using my small backpack as a purse and using the extra space for other things, the “other things” always wins out. Most of the time this hasn’t been an issue, but there have been a few times when I really wished I had something a bit more sophisticated and a bit less backpacking hobo chic.
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6 thoughts on “Things I would pack if I could afford it…

  1. I can totally relate to wanting to give my backpack a more sophisticated upgrade! If you ever find a way to pull if off, message me and share the secret!! 😀

    • Lol oh I absolutely will! I wish my style was more sophisticated when I travel, but I’m just not sure how to balance that with packing lightly. Usually I try to spruce up the “backpacker uniform” of shorts, shirt and flip flops, but it can be difficult when you have so little space. Sometimes it just gets boring wearing the same typical backpacker clothes over and over and over again! I fight it as best I can, but sometimes you just need variety. I currently have SEVEN pairs of shoes with me bc of my need for variety. They take up half my big backpack. Lol no wonder my back hurts…

  2. Haha thanks! I can’t believe I’ve been gone for nearly 5 months already…

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