I've finally finished my packing, the bags are locked and Jon's hidden the key so there's no chance of me sneaking a last minute maxi dress or an extra pair of earrings into my capsule travel wardrobe.
The playsuit and kaftan below are beachwear, ideal for slipping over a bikini for sunset cocktails, seashore walks or wandering through the coconut groves on the way to the beach.
|River Island playsuit (50p car boot sale) worn with my vintage denim waistcoat, paisley headscarf (ExtraCare 75p), Country Casuals belt, tooled leather bag, Vintage Polaroid sunglasses (courtesy of beautiful Misfit Sarah) and macrame pendant (from my darling Helga), tribal anklelets from India|
|Antik Batik silk kaftan (courtesy of the gorgeous Christina) worn with my paisley head scarf and "Festival" hoop earrings|
Here's my ecclectic choice of holiday reading:
This won't last three weeks but there's a book exchange in the village so I can trade them in for more when I'm finished.
In addition to the five dresses, silk kaftan, two scarves and playsuit (and the outfit I'm travelling in) I'm also taking four bikinis, two pairs of vintage sunglasses, a belt, rubber flip flops and a pair of leather sandals. The flip-flips are the only new purchase and cost a princely £2 from Asda. Pavements are non-existent in most of Goa and nightlife is mostly centred on the beach. There's absolutely no point in taking lots of shoes as most of the time I'll be barefoot.
From bottom left: Microfibre towel, vintage wrap skirt (courtesy of the lovely Pearl), the Hindi-print yellow sarong, make-up bag (containing blusher, kohl, tweezers, make-up mirror and pencil sharpener), Oscar De La Renta leather jewellery roll stuffed with hair accessories, bindis and jewellery plus two packs of 1950's folding travel hangers.
First aid and toiletries. Odomos is an Indian brand of mossie repellent, cheap as chips and safe enough to use on even the most sensitive of skin.
This is my travelling outfit:
|1970's Dollyrockers maxi skirt (eBay 99p) worn with a St Michael Broiderie Anglaise wench top (flea market 25p), Swedish Hasbeens and my trusty denim waistcoat. The silk shawl provides extra warmth on the plane and was from Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu.|
Now I'm finished with my packing I can go to the pub later and also have time for the monthly jumble sale and a car boot sale before I leave on Friday. Hoorah for forward planning!