Exploring London | Drinks in Soho & Wearing shades of grey.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Well hasn't London been rather grey and dreary this week, but it means this outfit and post is rather appropriate. On Saturday Chris and I went to meet some friends for a drink, but to our horror the rugby was on (we aren't sports fans)! So we decided to find a quieter corner of London to continue our little get together. The nights are getting darker quicker and before we new it the grey skies were dark and all the lights in London gleamed.

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We ducked into Damson & Co, a coffee shop by day and bar by night. I have often walked past it on Brewer street in the afternoons and seen people on their laptops working and never thought to go in! What got our attention was the quietness away from the rugby crowds, it was dim lit and with sparkly bottles of unique gins and drinks to try, so we found a great spot. They do some amazing light foods and snacks, so we ordered some flat breads and they were AMAZING, yum! We will definitely be going again.

As for my outfit, I wanted to wear something suitable for a relaxed evening out. I'm not really a heels wearer, so I opted for smart velvet Topshop flats and grey tones in the outfit to accompany them. I got this lovely new 'coatigan' from Blue Vanilla last week, which looks great worn dressed with the fur stole attached. The rest of the look is simple, with a printed top from Dorothy Perkins, skater skirt from Topshop and Necklace from Miss Selfridge.

Let me know what you think of my look in the comments, or if you have any tucked away places in London for me to try!

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Coatigan - Blue Vanilla
Top & Bag - Both Dorothy Perkins
Skirt & Shoes - Both Topshop
Necklace - Miss Selfridge

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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?

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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
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