Friday, 21 September 2012
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
A few weekends back I went to Greenman festival - I know I have mentioned this many times now, but I thought I would do a blog post summary of a few of my 600 pictures. Okay I know I have probably included a few too many and I haven't edited them too well but I tried, such a beginner. The weekend was absolutely amazing, it rained for a few days which was rubbish but I carried my umbrella everywhere with me so it was fine and dandy. I saw a multitude of bands, artists, comedians and various other forms of entertainment. The atmosphere at Greenman is so chilled out, there is a real family feel and lots of youngsters scurrying about, you can tell they are going to be super cool when they are older with their mini hunter wellies and floral dresses. Some of my highlights included Van Morrison, King Charles, Michael Kiwanuka, The Staves, and Feist - just to name a few. Finally Benjamin Francis Leftwich (see picture above) who I actually saw perform twice, the first time was in a tiny tent with about 20 people in, my brother also got a picture with him - such a fan boy.
I was lucky enough to stay in a 'motor home' (caravan) which was a nice change compared to camping in tents which is what I am used to at Glastonbury and Benicassim. This was such a luxury especially as it was raining most of the time, I had a lovely double bed at the top of the van in a kind of pod area.
The food was so good, as always - festivals always seem to provide such an array of food types. I made sure I ate something different each meal so I could try and much as possible. My favourite was the halloumi cheese and chorizo wrap made fresh to order right infront of me.
Most of my weekend I spent sat in a camping chair at the top of the hill by the main stage with a glass of wine (bottle) watching all the acts. I only moved if there was someone else I wanted to see on another stage. I found the festival a great way to discover new artists which are quite new and yet to become 'well known' and 'mainstream' - there were some seriously talented people to be seen.
I will definitely be returning next year!
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
I thought I would do a post on one of my favourite jewellery brands of all time. A few years back I was browsing through the many blogs I follow when I came across this lovely brand 'fashionology'. It was started in 2009 by a girl called Rachel Duister. Over the years the brand has become more and more popular and each season the designs, I think, keep getting better. I absolutely love all of it, I have bought a few rings and necklaces and am always so pleased, the quality of the items are great. Most of the items on the website are silver which in my opinion is really classy and versatile, silver jewellery literally goes with anything. It is quite a laid back casual brand, all of the items remind me of something you would wear to a festival. Everyone should check this brand out the website is; here!
Do any of you guys have a brand you love that is not as well known? I love hearing of new exciting designs not everyone is wearing or following!
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Very quiet here this week so thought I would throw in a few pictures I haven't yet uploaded from Greenman. Oh how I would do anything to be back there right now! It's only once something is over and you can look back that you realise how much fun it was. Since i've started my new job I find myself finishing work going to the gym and then heading straight to bed, I need to get out of this habit and start having some fun! Hopefully next week there will be a few more pictures.
Happy Sunday x
Saturday, 1 September 2012
*links for all items at end of post.
So September is finally upon us, although it sort of feels like we haven't really had a summer this year. Truth be told Autumn is my favourite season of the lot - the crispy leaves, cold fresh mornings, and the fact you can wrap up in wooly scarfs and thick knits. There is something alot more cosy about Autumn and Winter, the thought of sitting in with a cup of hot chocolate watching a good old chick flick with your fairy lights adding sparkle to your room. Anyway going off the subject - above I have created a little September wish list of items I think are key for everyones wardrobe this Autumn.
Although Autumn is supposedly not as wet as the rest of the seasons you simply cannot trust British weather so I think everyone should invest in a good quality pair of Hunter Wellies - I saw these on the Topshop website for £80 which is an investment but I have had mine for 2 years now and they are still in perfect condition.
A massive trend for this season is the biker boot - this is quite masculine for me so I would team these ASOS boots with a floral or feminine shaped dress and bare legs - I'm hoping I can still get away with this for a few more weeks as it isn't too cold just yet.
For the winter months I always like to purchase a good quality jumper which can be thrown over any outfit, worn under a leather jacket with the Biker boots I think this grey Zara jumper is super cute.
The Topshop shorts just scream autumn to me - the colours are warm and intense, i'd probably wear these with a simple black top or maybe a bit thick jumper.
The nail varnish again is the perfect Autumn shade, a rich burgundy colour replacing my favourite Barry M bright red.
A simple must have for the winter months is a big wooly hat - perfect for covering up any bad hair days!
And finally, this candle which is from Anthropologie - I had the 'Angel Food' candle for Christmas last year, unfortunately it has run out now so I think I will be purchasing this Vanilla and Fig candle. Perfect for a Sunday evening early night when you lie in bed with your fresh sheets watching a DVD in bed. Below I have uploaded a picture of my fairy lights, these are from IKEA and I think everyone needs to purchase some for the winter months - they literally make my room look so cosy!
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!