I'm still dreaming of a summer getaway!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Photos from Pinterest and ITC Luxury Travel

Well as we draw into the start of another cold and wet winter here in soggy Britain (London is looking rather miserable I must say) I find myself dreaming more and more of a holiday. I haven't been away for over 3 years now to a sunny relaxing destination, so as you can imagine I am really craving some much needed time away. This summer hasn’t been particularly overwhelming and I haven’t seen much of the sun, so I decided it was time I started planning a last minute trip.
During the planning process I came across InternationalTravel Connections where you can book the most incredible holidays in stunning destinations all around the world. Seeing the tranquillity in the images, on the sandy beaches and the pristine photos made me even more excited! I had to write a post to share my excitement, and we are hoping to go at the end of November but where is yet to be confirmed! ITC Luxury Travel is the perfect place to book if you are looking for luxury, take your breath away and picture perfect places!
There were a few destinations that caught my eye but my favourite has to be Mauritius, which looks incredibly striking. With white sandy beaches, luscious greenery and coral reefs surrounding the island, it is like paradise, which is what I really want in a holiday.

So listen out on my Twitter as i'll probably be sharing my excitement there, asking for tips on travelling and places to go etc. But until then I’ll be continuing to browse and plan my perfect vacation with ITC in mind.  Go take a look for yourself and join in my excitement. Would love to know where you have been this year, or where you are planning to go soon?

Paige Joanna - Personal Style and Craft Blog

Style Heroes, The Parka | LovedByDP

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Paige Joanna DP Coat Edit Style Heroes

Back again with another Dorothy Perkins post, you can see my previous post here where I styled a cape and tote bag. This time I was set the challenge to style a Autumn/winter basic, 'the parka' for the DP coat guide. You all know already how much I love Dorothy Perkins, and they are absolutely killing it at the moment with the new season stock and the Style Heroes campaign helping to stream line your wardrobe with 10 key essential pieces. They have broken it into easy categories so you can shop the must have items for the season, then mix and match for versatile outfit building.
I chose the parka coat because it is one of those items that everyone should own, and once you do you can wear it for years. I went for a dark khaki coloured one with white fur trim and gold details. I have only just got into this colour and realised it looks great against the red hair! The outfit also has other items from DP, the striped Metallic roll neck jersey top and brown boots that I brought recently. Teamed with my trusty button up skirt, Orla Kiely bag and grey tights for a look I know i'll be wearing over and over again over the next few months!

Paige Joanna DP Coat Edit Style Heroes
Paige Joanna DP Coat Edit Style Heroes

Paige Joanna DP Coat Edit Style Heroes
Paige Joanna DP Coat Edit Style Heroes
Paige Joanna DP Coat Edit Style Heroes
Paige Joanna DP Coat Edit Style Heroes

Skirt - Topshop
Bag - Orla Kiely 
Tights - Primark
Paige Joanna - Personal Style and Craft Blog

Keeping cosy in Yumi | #yumiloveswinter

Monday, 5 October 2015

Hey guys, here again with another outfit post, this time featuring another personal favourite brand, Yumi (yumi.co.uk)! I have loved this brand since I was about 18 and was instantly drawn to their quirkiness. Recently they have been impressing me more and more, with the latest season stock flying in. In their new campaign they want to celebrate winter style, with the help from all their customers. Check out the hashtag #yumiloveswinter to see all the winter style on offer on Instagram or on Yumi's site and the wonderful celeb Lilah Parsons will be announcing a winner in November. So there are lots of things you can get involved in to celebrate you winter style with Yumi. 
I picked my new season faves and styled up a transition outfit to get ready for the winter months. I felt a bit weird at first wearing a coat, but I embraced it (even if the sun was still shining) and decided bare legs during this time of year is still acceptable. 
The look comprises of Yumi's retro '70s tile jumper, navy skater skirt with belt and black waterfall coat with tan lining detail. The jumper is now a beloved addition to my wardrobe, one that I am very happy about! The intricate navy detailing on the cuffs and neckline match the skirt perfectly, and the hint of red in the belt breaks up the busy print. The waterfall coat is so comfortable and has a tie up waist belt so looks uber flattering in the evenings tied up, worn over a dress and heels. I can't wait to mix and match these items, especially wearing the jumper on a cosy day with jeans, or the skirt with a pretty blouse, tights and boots. That's what I love about winter, how versatile layering items can be!
 photo paige joanna yumi_zpsfbnt344u.jpg
 photo paige joanna yumi 3_zpsgwjnnbrb.jpg
 photo paige joanna yumi 2_zpsx5fspc6o.jpg
 photo paige joanna yumi 5_zps9ofggs7d.jpg
 photo paige joanna yumi 8_zpsmxdkqabs.jpg
 photo paige joanna yumi 7_zpsre30ntgg.jpg
Jumper, Skirt & Coat - All Yumi
Bag - Orla Keily
Shoes - Topshop

Paige Joanna - Personal Style and Craft Blog