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August 8, 2012

As I’m writing this, the Olympics are in full swing, making me even more anxious for my London trip with Janice.  With my trip only one week away, I’ve been mentally packing for about a month.  Because I’m still mulling over what outfits I’m going to wear, I just thought I’d share what I’ll be packing them all in. I have two pieces from the Mariella collection by Diane Von Furstenberg that I found in two different Marshalls over a year ago (most of the full set is pictured above).  I own the largest piece, which is the 28″ expandable suitcase, and also the 20′ wheeled carry on duffle (my actual case is pictured below and shows the studs in better detail).  I found the duffle first at a location closest to me, and the larger piece I found at a different location while waiting for my husband (there is a Marshalls next door to where he usually gets a haircut).

The studs were definitely in line with my current obsession and yet another a nod to my gothic tendencies.  In fact, in looking for a picture of the full set, I stumbled upon a wonderful blog called Vampire Gothic Rose, “the aging goth”.  I love her thoughts and tales on being an elder goth and I look forward to reading more (I’ve added her to my “Daily Reads” section).

Note:  I’ve created a new travel category called “World in my Eyes” in honor of my London/Paris trip. 

(Top image courtesy of Vampire Gothic Rose)

Dimensions of all of the pictured luggage (details from Luggage Guy)

28″ Expandable Suitcase – Dimensions: 28″ x 20.5″ x 10″ – 14 lbs.
25″ Expandable Suitcase – Dimensions: 25″ x 18″ x 9″ – 12 lbs.
21″ Expandable Carry-on – Dimensions:  21″ x 14″ x 8″ – 10 lbs.
17″ Tote – Dimensions:  17″ x 13″ x 5″ – 3 lbs.
20″ Wheeled Carry on Duffle – Dimensions: 20″ x 14″ x 11″ – 6 lbs.
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