I have been away from home in search of some much-needed warmth and sunshine. If I am going on holiday for no longer than a week I like to travel only with an in-flight bag. Mine measures 15 x 18 inches and is 7 inches deep. How much does it hold? All of the below.
Monsoon cotton top and old, baggy drawstring linen crops from Land's End.
Flax linen top and black leggings
with a handy shopper.
Trusty faded pink crochet sun hat and a thin cheesecloth cover-up from Turkey, two essential items that take up no room in the case and protect me from too much sun.
Purple bikini and another cover up from In-Wear.
When I bought this white bikini the shop assistant said, "You're brave." She looked about fifty.I just smiled and said nothing. How ageist! I know that I'm an old bird but I shall wear what I like.
Beaded cotton cover-up from M&S.
M&S cotton tee-shirt.
More baggy linen crops from Land's End and a tee with a pocket from George at Asda.
White linen dress from M&S.
Irish linen top by Exta with white leggings
and a necklace with a turquoise drop that goes well with a number of outfits.
I bought this coral necklace with an asymmetrical stone.
Phase Eight dress with rose quartz necklace. (A very forgiving dress as it stretches to any size!)
Phase Eight silk blouse with black leggings.
Boden vest and cardigan.
A variety of sandals and ballet flats. Shoes are the worst things to pack, both bulky and heavy. I'm going to make do with less in future.
I took this turquoise outfit but I didn't make use of it.
Neither did I use my beach wrap and striped beach bag although on previous holidays they have been in daily use. I used the black evening bag each evening as it is big enough to cram with my camera.
I traveled out in my grey dress, also tights, cardigan, fleece jacket and black raincoat which I was happy to discard on arrival!
I dressed for comfort on the journey home in my baggy old pants as we wouldn't touch down until midnight. I packed some small black linen capris but they don't appear to have been photographed. Also not photographed are two other bikinis in black and brown.
The white blouse is the one from Boden that I bought in the spring. Pink cardi from Warehouse is at the ready.Not Dead Yet Style.