Travel Wardrobe for Asia Trip


Travel Wardrobe for Asia 

I’m busy planning what to take with me to The Philippines.  Obviously, it will be hot and humid so I have to rethink my beauty regime too.  There is nothing worse than getting hot and sweaty with make up sliding down your face!

My latest discovery and one I will definitely put into my suitcase is Jason Wu for Caudalie eau de beaute Beauty Elixir for a smooth and glowing complexion.  This arrived in the post just as I arrived back from the sunny Cote d’azur with skin dehydrated by the sun, sea and salt.  The soothing scent is divine and my skin is instantly revived and looks radiant.

What do you think? I just sprayed it on before taking the photo above with me and Zarya!


I will use if every day as part of my skincare routine and will put it into my hand luggage to keep my face hydrated on the long journey.  If you want to buy some for yourself click on the link on the righthand side. With thanks to Caudalie UK.

I have the most luscious Serge Lutyens scent that perfectly evokes Asia for me that I just discovered called Nuit de Cellophane so this is going with me too.


What to Wear in The Philippines

My top tip for what to wear in very hot and humid countries is wear as little as possible!  I only pack lightweight natural fabrics in Cotton, Linen and Silk.


Lise Charmel Chemise

What do you think of my new Lise Charmel Chemise, bought in Galeries Lafayette?  I think it will be perfect for a hot climate.  My latest discovery for swimwear is a very inexpensive brand that I found on  Love them because they have big cup sizes, YAY! So shout out for Wolf and Whistle


Hermes Shoulder Birkin Bag

I’ll take one of my Hermes bags with an iPad, iPhone and Sunnies

Well, that is as far as I have planned so far. Perfume, Chemise and Bikini !Hmmmm … I need to get organised don’t I?  I’ll take 2 dresses per day, 2 bikinis and 1 Kaftan per day, shorts and that is about it!  I’ll tell you about my latest buys on here as I get them.

Top Tip to fight off mosquitoes Did you know that mossies detest Vitamin E? take a Vitamin E supplement and slather yourself in Vitamin E cream and they will go a bite someone else!

Hiking boots and flip-flops too!

My Useful Addresses


  1. September 14, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Love the swim suits you picked out! I love learning about new skin care products as well, I will have to check those out, especially after your descriptions.

    • marie
      September 14, 2016 / 7:17 pm

      Thanks Megan, happy you like the swimsuits!

  2. September 14, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    What a great guide. Love the chemise! That’s such a good idea about wearing silk — I mostly wore cotton dresses as they were lightweight and easy to put on — even on the most humid days!

    • marie
      September 14, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      Cotton is staple isn’t it. I won t tell you how many cotton dresses I have bought for the trip!

  3. September 14, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Lol, I must admit skin care tends to go out of the window when I’m packing. I like to travel light! But I really like those bikinis from Wolf and Whistle, especially the one on the left. Will be checking out that brand.

    • marie
      September 14, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      I love them too. Actually I couldn’t resist another couple because they are not expensive!

  4. September 14, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    A bikini with larger cup sizes is a god-send for me! I will be checking out Wolf and Whistle (great name!!) for sure. Have a lovely holiday!

    • marie
      September 14, 2016 / 7:20 pm

      Same here, I want a cool bikini but just with bigger cups. Why clothes designers can’t do this more I have no idea!

  5. September 14, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    This is great. When you’re packing light, bringing the right things is so important. Shopping while traveling can be fun, but not when I’m in a panic to replace something I forgot.

    I don’t understand how people wear makeup in the heat! I can barely stand to have sunscreen on.

    I’m going to be trying that tip about vitamin E — I’ll try anything to get the mosquitos to pick on someone else!

  6. September 14, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Sounds like you are packing light! That’s how I love to travel too. I don’t do anything fancy with my skin but I always try to at least pack a moisturizer. Great tip about vitamin E – that was new for me 🙂

    • marie
      September 14, 2016 / 10:52 pm

      I’m not good at packing light, a few weeks to go yet! Definitely try the Vitamin E.

  7. September 14, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Those bikinis are fabulous. When are you heading to the phillipines? I’m going in November and am super excited!

    • marie
      September 14, 2016 / 10:51 pm

      I’m going in October and I’m super excited too!

  8. September 15, 2016 / 5:50 am

    That is a comprehensive wardrobe. And yes one cannot afford to forget the mosquito repellents. You do not know when the tiny menaces will attack.

    • marie
      September 15, 2016 / 7:44 am

      Thanks Vyjay!

  9. September 15, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    I love the boho-styel bikinis – especially the one on the left! Also, great tip about Vitamin E. That’s a great alternative to spraying harmful deet! Thanks for sharing!

  10. September 16, 2016 / 2:17 am

    I think your moisturizing investments are going to be your saving grace! I love that Jason Wu packaging by the way. Living in Southeast Asia, Korean face masks have been my saving grace. Be careful with that Birkin bag! It might get dirty because of its light camel color. Believe me, I had the same colored bag and it was filthy after my trip around SE Asia. Better a small shoulder strap than a crossbody. Cross body purses are almost always targeted by snatchers who just cut the strap off!

    • marie
      September 17, 2016 / 9:12 am

      Thanks Izzy. You are right, I will leave the Hermes at home. It is a bit heavy to lug around anyway!

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