Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Vintage Bikini Action


Warning: This post contains photos of an middle-aged woman in a bikini, those of a nervous disposition best look away now. 


I've been watching flights to Goa for ages and last week the prices dropped to an affordable level so we're off to India a fortnight today.


Today's beautiful Spring sunshine has spurred me into action, I've washed the lingering aroma of Nag Champra and mosquito coils from my favourite summer dresses and line dried them, re-hemmed skirts worn thin by trailing dusty Indian streets and re-dyed vests stained with dust, sun cream and turmeric. I've checked my bikinis still fit and tried out my latest chazza and jumble sale buys with my existing holiday favourites.

Sun Mates vintage bikini (courtesy of the sexalicious legend that is Desiree), Vintage Italian sunglasses (75p, Acorns Hospice) Sun hat (£3, Boots), 1970s raffia platforms (£4.99, Cancer Research), straw basket (30p, jumble sale), ethnic earrings (50p, car boot sale)

Don't worry, I wore a coat to walk down to the pond, I don't want to catch pneumonia or scare the poor postman to death before 2nd April.

See you soon.


94 comments:

Kelly said...

I am so jealous! Sure you'll have a lovely time.
Also are you planning a trip to Reading festival at all this year?!
xx

Le Material Girl said...

that bikini looks lush, you have a great figure Vix!

ooh and sounds like fun, I hope you enjoy your wee trip!

I sent you an email by the way! :)

Le Material Girl

Trashsparkle said...

You know you look bloody gorgeous! Have a great time!!!!! xx

Jan said...

You look so good,, I might have to hate you a little today not at all jealous you understand, hee hee ..love Jan xx

Miss Piggy Bank said...

It must be a lot warmer on your side of town that mine ! I've been in fleecy PJS and a towelling gown for most of the day, I'm froze :-(
Enjoy your trip :-)

rach_t said...

woohoo, lucky you! I bet you can't wait. Im looking forward to more photos when you get back. And my god, how fabulous do you look in that bikini! :Dxx

Yarrow said...

Hi. I've been following your lovely blog for a few weeks now, and I just had to comment that I love it! :) Your sense of style and fun is wonderful. And you look fabulous in the bikini, love. Blessings.

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous bikini, you look fantastic! xx

Couture Coco said...

You look fantastic - middle age? Bah! Wish I could look half as good in mine...

DearHelenHartman said...

Wait, you mean it's okay to scare the post man AFTER April 2nd? Not to worry, the post man will be anything BUT scared at the sight of you in your groovy bikini. You look fab!

confession of a scrimpaholic said...

You look as fab as ever! Ooh were off for a early honeymoon in 6weeks,first holiday together I can't wait! :) best start hunting the chazza shops for bikinis xx

Sarah said...

You look great! It's making me want to start planning my summer holidays now. x

Penny-Rose said...

Vix you look awesome and the bikini is so cute. I am impressed that you dare wear a bikini in UK March weather. How wonderful that you can plan your trip at relatively short notice. Looking forward to reading about all your adventures :-)

Amie K said...

you've got a slammin bod Vix and that bikini is gorgeous. I am so jealous of your impending hols!! Have wonderful time I know you will xxx

Bella Q said...

you are seriously SMOKIN' HOT. makes me want to kick water in your wading pool. Gah.

Miss Magpie said...

That's right go swaning off and leave us to go cold turkey without your blog posts.

You better wave at every elephant you see from me or else!

Rose&Bird said...

You're so brave and you look amazing. Middle-age? Bring it on if I ever get to look as good as you! I know you'll have a great time in Goa x

Pippy O Hara said...

You look fabulous in that bikini ... :) Enjoy your trip :-)
xx

Gayle said...

You look divine! I loved the pictures from your last trip....
looking forward to more.

Miss Magpie said...

actually do you even get elephants in Goa?

Tanvi said...

You are SO HOT!!!!

∞ © tanvii.com ∞

Katrina said...

You look absolutely amazing! Can`t believe those earrings were 75p - seriously?! And the glasses are perfect! Wow, you guys have fun! Be sure to bring back a lot o pictures)

>'.'<

Lisa Eichenlaub said...

Unreal you lovely. I never ever ever looked that hot in a bikini........ever. I love the suit and the surroundings. What is so awesome is your total comfort in your own skin. I wish I had some of that confidence.

I got kicked off a forum because I posted a head shot of me (it would bring unwanted members) you must go see the pic on my page to see my indecent photo that got me banned. LOL
www.snogirllyshareslitteryglam.blogspot.com

Helga! said...

You may well be middle aged,but you have the body of a GODDESS!
PHWOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!!!
Such an adorable bikini!Only you could pull it off!You are going to be the bi-annual mega babe of India again,and we will miss you like mad again,but we're all so excited for you!
Love you more than curry!
Love Helga xxxXXXXxx

Kezzie said...

You look amazing!!!!! OOooh, I'd like to go to Goa, you've inspired me!

Ivy Black said...

You little stunner, you! You look fab and all set for Goa.
God, I can't wait for a bit of sunshine now.
xxxx

Ronnie (RR) said...

So pleased that you two are off again to your beloved India, lucky you! Looking lovely in your bikini. I love that incense, its my second favourite.

sacramento said...

I wish I look that good in a bikini, ahhhhhhhh.
i am so glad you are going back to Goa.
Why don´t you write something about your INDIA???.
I would be most interested.
Wanting your shoes, ahhhhhhhhh

Please may I? said...

oh Vix how do you get to have such a stunning figure? You look amazing. Bet you can't wait to go.

Looking forward to seeing the things you've made.

X x

delia hornbook said...

You look amazing you have a gorgeous figure. oohh lucky you i bet you are so excited ;-)) You deserve it. dee xx

Mimi said...

you are looking fabulous!

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
Fashion To Figure Giveaway

simplyvintage said...

You have a fabulous figure, I have never looked that good in a bikini, even when I was half your age. Great to see that you are off back to India, though your posts will be missed, I always love hearing about your travels when you return. Linda xxx

La Dama said...

You know I love eyeing you up and down when you wear a bikini.
looking hot amor!
Oooo another trip..have lots of fun.
luv ya

the gardener's cottage said...

what a bikini, what a bod, what a combo. killer!!!

have fun on your vacation and know that you are inspiring me to get back into a bikini. at 54! oh no!

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Yer look fab yer slim bint!! :D My bikini days are long gone, not that I ever had any to think of it! :D

RETRO REVA said...

You sexy devil! Many of the shops have these types of bikini's in them right now. I suppose they though they were doing something new?
You are my rock of inspiration!
xXx
Reva

Straight Talking Mama! said...

You look fabulous in a bikini! The only bikini I ever wore was a repro 50s one with waist high bottoms I've never had a teeny bikini figure I have always - even when slim - had a belly!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Looking stunning as ever. India again! You lucky devil. Jealous. Again. xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

HOT TO TROT X

Veshoevius said...

Off again! Ooohh you lucky thing!! Surely that's still the remnants of the suntan I see still there from the last time you went!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I'm betting they take it in turns to be the Postman around your way, Vix, just hoping for a glimpse of a West Midlands goddess in a Bikini!

Great news on Goa - Can we see the wardrobe again this time, you're an inspiration for those of us who don't take the whole wardrobe with us, but do want to dress with style! Mwah!

Perdita said...

Blimy lady, I've barely shed my winter coat. Kudos, you tough cookie you!

You look fab- totally toned!

Rachael said...

You look amazing! You could get away with a bikini over here today, it's boiling! Great news on the Goa trip - how very exciting!!

Emma said...

You look Fabulous! I LOVE the print on that bikini!

The Brunette said...

ha ha middle aged woman more like middle aged woman who has the body of a 21 year old! I bet the postman would probably be having a good eyeful not being scared to death xx

Miss Rayne said...

Fantastic bikini that bouquet of flowers is very strategically placed. No wonder it was hot in the Midlands today!

Love, Love, Love said...

You are a lucky lady in more ways than one; a holiday to India and a fantastic bikini bod...going green with envy :)

LUCEWOMAN said...

Wow, if I looked like you I'd wear a bikini to Asda! Blue suits you so much, it'll just keep looking better as your tan is topped up. I bet you cannot wait to return to your spiritual home. By the time you get back it'll be countdown to summer and this cold spell will be a distant memory.

Computergirl said...

What an amazing figure you have! Love this bikini! Great news about the holiday too xx

Nat said...

Looking stunning Vix! Yay for upcoming trip to India :-)

Louise said...

See, if I had your figure I would wear bikinis too, you look fabulous. Wow, India again, what fun you'll have. It's been a lovely day hasn't it? Almost summery. Xx

pip a la chic said...

You live the life Vix! You go in a fortnight! So exciting. You look fabulous in a bikini xxx

Trees said...

Bring on middle age - if it means I can look as amazing as you do in a bikini!!!

I'm jealous you're off to India again - but you have to grab these cheap flights when you can and live life right?

Just make sure you come back with photos to share:D

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

The postman LIVES for the days he delivers your eBay buys, I can guarantee it!

You look fab xx

Peta said...

i have some lovely items to send your way. Can you please send me your address xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

What a lovely bikini! Sadly it doesn't compare to your gorgeous body.
I hope you have a delightful trip!

Lucy Nation said...

Wow Vix you are so brave. I wish I looked this good in a bikini! Do you think you'll ever move to India?

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

PWOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!I knew that bikini was for you the second I laid eyes on it - god it's fecking gorgeous on your super-hot bod babe! I would never guess you're just climbing out of winter and into spring, you look like you've just spent six months in the sun working on your tan and your six-pack abs! I'm so excited about your imminent trip, I've gone all goosebumply at the thought of you just up and flying off to Goa!! xoxoxoxo

bravegrrl said...

what a great bikini! love it!

Anita said...

You look stunning! I love that you are here on the interwebs giving all women something to admire and aspire to; self confidence and a comfort in your own skin that can't be faked. It shows in every picture of you, but these bikini shots just scream your awesomeness!
And congrats on scoring the tix; can't wait to see the pics from your next adventure!
xo, Anita

Butterfly said...

Ooooh a trip to warmer climes, lucky devil!! Oooh you're braver than me - no chance of photos of me in a bikini - mind you if I had your fabulous figure then maybe I would! Hapy holidays xxxx Claire

Melanie said...

You're going to India? Wonderful! You'll be able to do some train station people-watching! You look like you're in your 20s - that last pic of you smiling is incredible! I hope you can document your journey for our voyeuristic pleasure upon your return. I liked reading how lovingly restored your pieces into travel readiness again.

Style Sud-Est said...

Looking good for a middle aged Lady
Looking very good lots of young Ladies would be jealous of your figure!
Lucky you going away again!

Have a good time dear Vix!

Ariane xxxxxx

The Style Crone said...

You are beautiful in every way! I know that you are in love with Goa and that you will write about your adventures upon your return. Lucky for us! I'm learning about India because of you and your travels.

Kitty said...

Ooh sounds fab, and look at that massive smile on your face!!!

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy bejeeezus you look amazing, amor! You look so sunshiny happy and you are ROCKING the shit out of that gorgeous bikini! How long will you be away? How eonderful that you have found some more bargain flights - YAY YOU!!! Love! Sarah xxx

Sue said...

SNAP!! That is my most favorite incense of all and I have boxes of it!!! I would love to be a bikini wearing babe again!! Back to India, how exciting!!

Krista said...

You just warmed me from the inside out. Vix you look incredible for any age! I am loving this blue bikini -Bow Chica Bow Wow:) A return trip to India sounds like paradise, take me with you! Talk soon.
Love you-
Krista

two squirrels said...

Wow Vix, look at how amazing you look in that bikini!!! Gorgeous!
Oh oh I am so excited for you and Jon, India here you come. I can wait to see the next lot of fabulous photographs, it so much fun and I feel like I've had a holiday to. But I will miss you.
Love v

Miss Peregrin said...

Hurray, another Goa trip! That's very exciting - as is you in a bikini, woot woo! Love the bikini, and the lady in it.

triggermyfashion said...

have a great time.. u look amazing..

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love the colour of that bikini! gorgeous! Lovely outfit all round - you'll be missed when you jet off to Goa!

Lisa G said...

Yay for booking your tickets to Goa, I am jealous (I really want to go there), make sure you post pictures of your trip when you're back!! :)

Amazing bikini and you are rocking it!

Lis x

Rosemary the Shopper said...

Lookin' good, girl! I see you still have some tan left from your last trip. Oh, the joy of having someplace special to go, someone special to go with, and the right amount of special paper (called money) to make it all possible!

Cheers,
Rose www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

Rachel - Firebird said...

Oh Vix - I'd like a middle aged body like yours. That's an awesome bikini. I need to quiz you for some packing advice at some point. Thanks to some money from my beloved Grandmother - we are planning a two week trip in Freda the camper van to France in July. So I am looking for inspiration for the perfect holiday wardrobe

blue roses said...

haha, your disclaimer language totally cracked me up.

you look incredible! honestly, way hotter than i would in a bikini.... i rely on the slinky one piece, wink!

http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

señora Allnut said...

whoaaaa!, you're a summery dream, so bright!, and I'm sure you will enjoy a lovely time!, love your bikini and your fabulous style!
See you soon, lady!
besos

Alice said...

I’m so happy to hear of your trip back to Goa, I know India is where your heart and soul so warmly lies xxx

pastcaring said...

Funny - could have sworn I left a comment here yesterday... Oh well!
Look at you, you bikini-ed goddess! Middle-aged? My arse! (as someone once said to me...!)
You look so happy, as well you might, rocking that gorgeous body, fab bikini, and heading off to Goa soon. Reasons to be cheerful indeed! xxxxxxxxxx

Alex said...

A LOVELY combination :)
xxx

SabinePsynopsis said...

Wa-wa-woom! Loving you in a bikini, and HELLO! going to Goa - again. xxx

Scarlett said...

Watch out out India - seriously hot mama coming back to your shores! How exciting! you look blooming amazing :o) Scarlett x

Charis said...

Love the bikini!

lady liquor vintage. said...

Ooft, look at you lady! You look gorgeous, that bikini is beautiful & I'm sure you'd have given no-one a scare! XO.

Fiona said...

Such stamina posing in a bikini alfresco in March! I know it has been mild, but all due respect! You look bloody brilliant in it, reminds me of my Mum wearing something similar on our 70's camping holidays in the south of France. You lucky whatsits going to Goa again, SO envious, gonna miss you tho'

wardrobeexperience said...

Sounds awesome.... goa again.

hey, middle aged woman, you look gorgeous in this vintage bikini.

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

WeShop said...

You look fabulous! So jealous that you're getting away again! xx

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

You look positively gorgeous, ready to enjoy!!! How wonderful you can jump on this opportunity. Will be watching for all your packing secrets!!

Love, Jean

theequinebovine said...

foxy lady! meowwww!!

Terri said...

No need to warn anyone! You are looking marvelous...and I am so envious of the impending trip.

vintage_kitten said...

You look amazing in that bikini.Just love the color and print on you.love the cute shoes and bag.Have a fun.xx

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Bikini awesomeness! xxx

Roxy Indica said...

You look fantastic, Vix!!! Beautiful bikini!

pinktutu72 said...

Awesome! I'm so glad you get to go to India :) You look amazing :)