Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Sorted!

Vintage skirt (Antique shop £3) Vest (Car boot 50p) Silk scarf (Charity shop £1)

I've finally packed my bag, touched up my roots and I'm almost ready for Friday. We've invited a friend with a huge appetite for tea tonight so he can help eat up the contents of the fridge and I'll spend tomorrow applying my eyelash extensions and painting my toe nails (and watching trashy tv).

 I just hope this snow's going to stop falling and the airport will be open on Friday. It hasn't stopped all day, there's a bus stuck at the end of the road and children going past the gates on sledges, which isn't a great sign.


Here's our travel toiletries and first aid supplies


This is my reading pile. This won't last three weeks but there's a book exchange in the village so I can trade the finished ones in.


My jewellery and hair accessories. I like bags that can be hung up, our guest house room's not the biggest so these help keep clutter to a minimum and if we decide to travel around we don't need to keep repacking. This bag is a leather Oscar De La Renta one which was 10p from a jumble sale. Our toiletries go in a similar one.


What am I taking? Four maxi dresses......

Two vintage maxi skirts, two pairs of cotton harem pants (bought in India and replaced when they fall apart) two pairs of leather sandals, a leather money belt...


My trusty denim waistcoat (usually worn with just a bikini top underneath), two embroidered and mirrored Lamani tops, two vests....


Two bikinis, two kaftan tops and my flamingo beach dress plus a handful of silk scarves for my hair.


Jon's padlocked the bags so there's no chance of me sneaking in anything extra.
Have a lovely evening, I'm going to be eating for England.

58 comments:

  1. So organised, you really have got it down to an art. I don't think I've read any of those books, so let us know how they go (can't make out the two at the top though). Love the ouch bandages too, hehe xx

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  2. I've been thinking about you today when I heard about the airport situation. But you're all packed, fingers crossed everything goes well on Friday. I would really love to hear a bit more about your 'Indian hang-out' one day. Do you always go to the same place? xxx

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  3. Haha! I always sneak extra things in, even into Mr V's suitcase. Your Indian wardrobe looks divine and very organised!

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  4. Have a wonderful time - am envious - am already tired of this cold - I need some warmth.

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  5. love love the patterned is on your maxi skirt..well i in love with all your patterns mama..you are so organized and neat..I have a mess when I pack. Buddy ends up folding everything in the end so it can all fit,lol
    you forgot magazines..hope it all works out and you can get to the airport.beautiful jewelry bag and designer too.

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  6. This is so exciting, everything packed and ready for Goa! You must be counting down the hours.
    I adore the Oscar De La Renta for 10p- what an amazing find xx

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  7. Oh Vix, what a wonderfully well organised and colourful lot of packing that is! Bet you're really excited now.

    I think it's just Gatwick & some Scottish airports that are closed at the moment so fingers crossed that whichever one you're flying from remains well and truly open.

    ps - your skirt today is gorgeous!!

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  8. You are so great at this now, I love how you are quite a light traveller but will manage to look amazing with all of those combinations! My friend is flying home to India on Friday and reckons he will get away fine, he's not phased at all, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you both.
    Kandi x

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  9. It doesn´t matter how much I travel, I always get nervous 2 days before. I do my packing with plenty time, but still get butterflies in my stomach every time.
    I do hope you have a superb time.
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  10. Don't risk missing the plane, start now!

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  11. love ur colorful maxi-dresses!! Have fun!!

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  12. Loving all those maxi dresses that you're packing and that must be the chic-est money bag that I've ever seen! The countdown is on! xxx

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  13. I am envious you are a clever traveller I hope you have a wonderful time xx

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  14. Hope you have a great time!

    (love the sun earrings + your cat)

    x x x

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  15. Well done you. Hope you get away OK. I've read the Katherine MacMahon and Khaled Hosseini books - they're great.

    Enjoy it all!

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  16. Sounds wonderful. Looks exciting ... and I think you are going to have a lot of fun and share stories once back, right? You will be missed. Have a great time and hope the airport situation gets sorted by Friday!!! Bon Voyage!

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  17. Fingers crossed you get away OK - have a fantastic time! xx

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  18. I love all the maxi dresses! And as an avid reader I had to check all the titles of the books. Good choices! Looks like the only thing you need now is to go have a great time!

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  19. Wow, good packing! I'd def need more clothes than that haha. Hope the flights get back on track for you, I know Edinburgh was closed the other day but maybe we're getting it worse than you guys :)

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  20. Omg omg omg good luck with your trip! I am sooo jealous. Sigh. You packed some marvelous things, especially those books. And your outfit is magical, as always. xoxo

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  21. wow, goa.... i love india but i never been to goa. more than ten years ago my granny invited me to a journey over india(i think the skirt of todays post was with us in india too).
    have fun in goa!

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  22. hahah,G said,and I quote:"she's taking all that shit for 3 weeks? Where's she going to put her shopping?" Charming,I'm sure! Men!!!
    I think it's perfect holiday packing,well thought out,and every piece totally necessary!!! Just cos G needs about 3 items!
    And you look gorge whilst accomplishing all that!! Huzzah!!!
    EEEEEEEK,so exciting!!
    Love you,Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  23. Haha! Does he really padlock the bag? He's wise to your ways, non? I think you've done a marvellous job of whittling it down to the stuff you have. And good to see you got the cute new little Jungle conditioner (though I loved the old blobby one - I swear it's one of my absolute favourite scents ever!) to see you through.
    Have a fabulous time away - the Blog-iverse won't be the same without you xxx

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  24. Awww I like how your and John's toothbrushes are next to each other. Yes, I am sad! You're a great packing Vix. You def packed all the essentials. xxx

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  25. I love the skirt you are wearing!

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  26. Good to see you're a sensible light traveller, but I knew you would be! Fingers crossed on the airport for you.xx.

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  27. I hope the snow will stop and you'll have a great holidays in the sun !
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  28. What an organised packer you are! Everything looks ready to go just hope the planes are. :)

    You look gorgeous today, your hair is looking fab at the moment.
    xx

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  29. Have a great trip! I found you by way of Christina's blog.

    All the best.

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  30. Dear Vix, I'm deeply impressed with your packing skills. I love all the colours and prints your taking. That's hilarious that Jon has padlocked the case. The Actor would do the same to me if he thought of it!

    The minute I got off the phone to you I called him and wittered on for a good half an hour about how fabulous you are and he's really looking forward to you coming to London too. It was so brilliant to talk to you. You are just as lovely as I thought you would be.

    I will call you tomorrow to discuss posting etc. I still haven't quite finished my wardrobe. The never ending bloody story plus I had a laptop disaster this evening. It's never normal in this house.

    Well done getting your packing done, you can get excited now. NOT at all jealous!! xx

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  31. Gosh, I wish I could pack so well!! Envy envy envy :) xx

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  32. Can't believe you're so well organised. I shamefully heap half my wardrobe in at the 11th hour...and still panic i haven't enough with me.
    Am keeping hubs away from pc incase he gets any smart ideas about padlocking our cases in the future!

    Fingers crossed you get away ok.
    Oh, I'd give anything for even a few hours in the sun, right now!

    xxx

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  33. I'm not surprised at all - look how beautifully you do everything else... of course you're a fantastic packer as well! I especially love the purple and the red floral maxi dresses. I can't wait to see the photos! Sarah xxx

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  34. I'm sooooooooo jealous! And am going to really miss you while you're away. You've packed brilliantly - love the Oscar de le Renta bag. A Thousand Splendid Suns is on my reading list for the Christmas hols - have had it for ages but never got round to reading it yet. xx
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  35. Have a great time. Fingers crossed regarding the weather xx

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  36. Vix, I can't believe you go so soon. I do hope the snow situation clears up for you.

    I am always in awe of your packing, I take more than that for a weekend away x

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  37. how exciting! and how organized too... u should'nt add more, coz maybe you will collect some more:)) have a lot of fun!

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  38. Vix--you have been on my mind all day just because of the weather reports I've been hearing. I had forgotten about your impending trip...I hope you can wing away from all that. I am impressed to see your bare arms on such a day!

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  39. When I travel I like to carry less. Just a comb, moisturizer and my clothes plus paper and pencil for drawing. Those Maxi dresses are wonderful : )

    And the outfit you are wearing is just what I'd wear! Some ruffles on the top, patterns on the skirt, and great to liven things up.

    Wishing you a gorgeous day,
    Berlin

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  40. Hi my dear-a fabulous holiday wardrobe of gorgeous items to wear, I really hope you get off safely tomorrow, the snow has got worse here in Essex and the school where I work is closed. So wish I was padlocked in your suitcase, ready to jet off, haha!! xx

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  41. Hope you make it ok. Under the circumstances I think you are allowed to 'borrow' one of the sleighs from a passing child, and start making your way to the airport! x

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  42. Fingers crossed that you make it and the airport is open! Very organised packing I'm super impressed!!

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  43. You've certainly got your packing down to a fine art.
    I love that you got your friend round to empty the fridge!

    Have a great holiday, I'll miss reading your blog while you're away.

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  44. Love this! I'm packing for Thailand today and am now very inspired :)

    Lela: Fashion Blog & Shoe Blog

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  45. Oh I really hope the snow has gone for you, I am praying it doesnt stop my train to London this weekend, fingers crosses!!

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  46. HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY AND A FAB BREAK - SPEAK WHEN YOU GET BACK XX

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  47. Have an amazing time! I'll post your parcel when you get back. I too love the hanging storage bags and the book The Handmaid's Tale is a great read x

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  48. Safe journey!
    Looking forward to your traveller's tales already.

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  49. Dear Vixy,
    Tried to leave a comment last night & again this morning but it wouldn’t let me :(
    I thought I’d better try again & maybe catch you before you’s shoot out the door.
    I’m uber-thrilled to see that the grumpy suns are coming with you, yay!
    You are without a doubt the most meticulously organized bag packer I’ve ever known.
    I’m absolutely rubbish at packing, not enough practise, me thinks!
    That’s a stunning maxi skirt you’re wearing, I really love the pattern on it.
    Have a FANTABULOUS time the pair of you.
    I will miss you very much!
    I’m keeping every available limb crossed for your journey to be safe & hassle free.
    Take care!
    Lot’s of love,
    Jem
    …xXx

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  50. wow, Vix~!!! WOW!! why won't you come down to Calcutta? WHY don't i get to meet you? :(

    anyway have fun! and hope the country treats you well! :)

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  51. Wow- super packing skills! How organised!

    Have a fab time!

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  52. Have a great time :D I love the outfit you are wearing here - really really suits you!!

    Safe travels!

    Sal xXx

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  53. look at all that indian stuff u have!!! u really do like india dont u? when r u going there?

    love the maxi dress

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  54. Have fun! don't forget to take loadsa pics, can't wait to hear from you when your back, noticed my fave book is on your list!

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  55. wow i love that 1st dress! totally Nicole Richie!

    Missy
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  56. Saw the lift doors in this post and thought of you!!

    http://tickingstripes.blogspot.com/2010/12/thwarted-christmas-preparations.html

    x

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