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After a Month of Minimalism...

I have been living in Cusco, Peru for over a month now. When I packed my bag, since I only had so much space and wanted room for souvenirs, I made sure that all the clothing I packed was practical and matched with everything else I had. For this reason, I brought hiking boots, running shoes, and flats, a few t-shirts and plain sweaters, jeans, and a couple of skirts. Oh, and I brought one necklace and only a few earrings. It's been a month of me wearing plain clothing, recycling the same outfits over and over. Because the air is so cold and dry here, it's harder to wear a lot of make-up. I also haven't used a hair dryer or styling products in a long time.

This is how I look most days. Not bad! I just miss alternative clothing.
On the Machu Picchu excursion- taken from Wayna Picchu.

I love Cusco! It's a city with so much personality, history, and culture, and there's quite a lot to do here. However, after doing a month of the minimalist look (2 and a half months by the time it's over), I really miss being creative.

Things that I miss and will be sure to wear the shit out of when I get back:

  • Doc Marten combat boots
  • Creepers
  • Black skinny jeans
  • fancy leggings (cheetah, galaxy, velvet)
  • Fishnet tights
  • Flowy things
  • Any jewelry
  • Black eye shadow
  • Wearing lipstick at all
I'm also thinking about doing my hair a little differently when I get back. I've really been wanting to put some emerald in it for a long time, so I think I'll finally do it! I might even get a tattoo I've been wanting...?

And I'll promptly buy these on arrival:

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By the way, if you're curious about my Peru adventures, my other blog is http://www.compartimoselmismosol.blogspot.com/.

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  1. Your adventures sound fun. Looking forward to seeing outfits when you get back! I am jealous of your hair, looks perfect to me, had to cut mine and cannot wsit for it to get that long again!

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