I have really fond memories of Goa, as it was a family tradition to take an annual trip to this beautiful state. A tradition we managed to keep for several years, until I went away for college. I was reminded recently that a Goa sojourn is a good idea for for some much needed rest and relaxation.
Headed to Goa for a weekend getaway to celebrate my fourth wedding anniversary. Yes! I have been married for four years now and as cliched as it sounds it feels like yesterday. Checked-in at The Leela and didn't step out of the hotel (will be doing a detailed post on The Leela in Goa, so stay tuned).
I enjoy dressing up during my vacations. By dressing up, I don't mean being formally dressed, just putting the outfit together. For starters, those pictures last forever and a new place gives you the chance to piece a look that you won't necessarily wear in the city you live in. My favourite by far has to be the resort wear category. Minimal and fun is right up my alley.
My Goa routine includes, breakfast followed by a the pool, lunch followed by more time in the pool and dinner by the beach. A bathing suit with a coverup is typically what one should wear in Goa. On the first day, I opted for this Ralph Lauren bathing suit, AG Jeans shorts, Havaianas flip-flops, Dolce & Gabbana floral tote, Furla bangles and Gucci sunglasses.
My bathing suit had a front-tie crochet overlay and wouldn't have worked with a coverup. A pair of distressed denim shorts worked well with this swimsuit. I have tried jelly sandals and rubber flip-flops from several brands but none are as comfortable at Havaianas.
My tote is made of patent leather, which is not a smart choice but the floral print screamed "the beach" so I had to carry it. The Furla bangles are made of plastic so they did just fine even in the water. The Gucci flora sunglasses are my current favs as you know (you can read all about them here).
If you are someone who is a bit conscious about their hips or thighs then pairing a bathing suit with shorts is a good look for you as it draws the attention to the waist. A bathing suit with an overlay is a good look for anyone who is heavier on the upper part of their body as it helps to camouflage the problem areas.
My advice though is, who cares, you are in Goaaaaa, concentrating on having fun... :-)