Friday, 26 July 2013

The suitcase life

At the moment it seems as though I'm living out of a suitcase! After just 2 days at home I'm heading off again, this time to London, as part of the NCS scheme. Although  it's safe to say that packing for tomorrow was a lot more interesting than for last week. In place of the joggers and baggy t-shirts that were suitable for rock climbing and the like in Wales, are pieces that are somewhat more stylish.

As well as hopefully being able to shoot some OOTDs whilst in the capital, I thought I'd show you some of the of the things I'm taking with me and have managed to squeeze into my case. I laid outfits on the floor, sorted out my makeup and decided on some interchangeable accessories that I could bring along. I'm hoping the organisation will pay off once there! 

Outfit one: 
Shorts - Unknow, top - River Island (no longer sold), shirt - Burtons

 Outfit 2:
Top - Topshop, hat - River Island, Jeans - Zara, shoes - Topshop
 Outfit 3:

Jeans (as before) - Zara, vest - Primark, pumps - Primark, shirt - Primark

Outfit 4:

Shorts - Unknow, shoes (as before) - Topshop, shirt - thrifted, top - unknown

As you can see with all the outfits, some of the pieces have been reused. Not only does that make packing easier but it saves my arm aching half as much! I also tried to pack outfits that worked for hot weather and cooler temperatures, with shirts that can be taken off and tied around my waist. 

On top of the pre-planned ensembles I have packed some generic items, like basic t-shirts and another pair of jeans, just in case I need to snap together another look at short notice.


Left to right - Casio, Burtons, River Island

As I mentioned in my last post, I'm going through a bit of a watch phase at the moment. I decided that for the journey I'll wear my new pink one (the rest of the look will hopefully be featured in an OOTD at some point) and also packed two black watches that I can switch between.


Neon bracelet - H&M, triangle necklace - Urban Outfitters, 
earrings - unknown, beetle necklace - H&M

I picked out some statement jewellery pieces that I think will work with most of the outfits I've packed. It's usually the case that I forget any kind of outfit additions and end up accessory bare for my holidays, so I'm rather pleased with my self for remembering these beauties!


H&M Lipstick in "figi fling", sample sized Benefit "benetint" (cheek and lip stain), 
Stilla eye shadow pallete, H&M eyeliner,
 Rimelle 60 second dry nail varish in grey and brown.

I doubt that I'll have too much time for makeup while I'm away, so I stuck to packing my makeup staples. I included some fun items - my bordering on neon lippy - and the products to create a more natural look. 

So there you have it: my suitcase snapshot. Fingers crossed I have't forgotten anything (unlikely)! 

Tomorrow morning I head off to London and will, once again, be relying of scheduled posts to keep Paige of Fashion alive throughout my trip. I'm super excited to see everyone from my NCS group again but of course I'll also miss being behind the keyboard and talking to you beautiful people!

Have a fabulous time while I'm away, 
Bethany Paige X


  1. I really love outfit number 4 i can see myself wearing that for sure
    Nadia Rose

  2. The second outfit is really cool, and I love your Topshop trainers!

    I hope you have a really good time Bethany, be sure to take lots of pictures to show us while you're there!^-^ x