Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Let's get festival!

So festival season has begun, with the big one being Glastonbury at the weekend. In my head I can see myself at Glasto, bubbling along to all the cool acts ( Hello Dolly P), with a bottle of cider, wearing a kimono over a slip dress or a pair of silver shorts. But then reality kicks in and the thought of camping.... well let's just say that freaks the hell out out of me and brings me right back down to reality! I would be the worst camper! My inner princess would just not cope!! However, it's sometimes a good thing to face your fears, so maybe, one day I could be writing a ' I'm heading to Glasto' post. Until then I'm sticking to non camping festivals and next weekend, I will be at the Wireless festival, ( Hello Bruno Mars).

I have started thinking about my festival look and I definitely think it will involve a Kimono and maybe even a bandana.... Hmmm, but anyway this leads on to the inspiration behind the outfit in this post.

I picked up this rucksack in the sample sale at work, it is from Topshop. ( I work for Arcadia), I love how it screams festival but also has an exotic feel to it, with all the colourful prints, trims and embellishment.

So, the top belonged to my mum, she was going to get rid of it but my big eyes spotted it in her ' chuck away' pile, and I grabbed it faster than you could say 'Chuck'. I think the print is gorge and I love the kimono - style of the top. Teamed with a pair of black leather shorts, biker boots and my floppy hat, it definitely has a festival vibe going on, right?

 I actually ended up wearing this outfit to a pub lunch/a vintage shop day out, where I  picked up so pretty cool stuff, (but I will write another post about that later).

I will of course take snaps of my for Wireless outfit, and the acts, so look out for a post on here and keep an eye on twitter and Instagram.

Let me know which festivals you are going to. 


Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Perfect Pineapple


I can't quite believe how mad life has been the last month, which explains my lack of blogging! But fear not, i'm back to blogging and I have a few ideas wrapped up  my fashion sleeve, so keep your eyes peeled.

So what's been happening, right? well last week Monday was my birthday, and those who know me will know that I am a BIG birthday person!!  I always celebrate my birthday, and I have done so since I was 14.  Last Saturday ( June 14th), for the 4th year running, I joined forces with my brother and his friends for our annual birthday party.  I am still waiting on the main pictures so I will write a separate blog post for that when I get them.

On another note, it seems that summer is here and I am SO loving it!! Everyone in London seems happier, Monday's do not seem as  'blah', the endless amounts of summer events are pouring in, and it is just so nice to wake up to SUN!!! I have finally whipped off my 40 denier tights and I treated myself to pedi last weekend. The beautician commented on how lovely my feet were. I know, I was shocked too as um... all feet are ugly, but I just went with it, it would be rude not too. Summer is the perfect excuse (not that I need one) to go shopping. I have bought lots of nice stuff so look out for outfit posts on here to see how I have styled them up.

Lately I have been crushing over all things oversized and maxi, which leads on to my first new outfit post. This pineapple print maxi is from Topshop, it actually is from their beachwear collection but I think it makes the perfect option for summer days and nights out in London. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it immediately! I fell in love with the dropped back hem and the sexy cut out back (which I didn't get a picture of) and for a reasonable price of £28, I quickly grabbed it and made my way to the cash desk.

I love how it sort of has a tribal feel to it ( a key trend for SS14, don't cha know). Yesterday, when I was on my way to a rooftop bar, a lovely Ghanaian  woman told me I looked like an African queen, I thanked her for the sweet comment and told her that was just a London chick in a Topshop maxi dress.

Are you a fan of the maxi dress?


Dress, Topshop 
Boots, Topshop (old)
Sunnies, ebay