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Wednesday 31 July 2013

Secret Garden Party 2013 outfits

Hey guys. I've been a bit slow with the posts this last week, well.. Non existent really but that's because I've been at Secret Garden Party!

If you're not aware of Secret Garden Party it's a festival in Cambridgeshire, held on really beautiful grounds with two lakes, woods and lots of space to party. They have a theme each year to the festival, this years being "superstition" and they encourage gardeners to participate in the theme with fancy dress. This year I didn't dress up but I have done the past four years! I love this festival due to it not just being about music. There's so much more going on, so much to do! From poetry to dance offs, village hall antics to naked trampolining and that's not even scratching the surface! This enchanted place is full of energy all hours for four days, the best four day party!

There's also a lot of art installations at Secret Garden Party which are amazing to view or even venture onto, such as this one. 

This was the lake stage for this year in the style of a ship being attacked by an octopus. They change the lake stage every year. There have been a giant dragonfly, pirate ship and many others which can all be accessed via boats to party on until Saturday night... On Saturday night they burn the lake stage and set of fire works and Chinese lanterns in celebration. It's a fantastic sight to see! 

This is a new instalment for this year and is around the man made lake which people swim in and diving competitions take place. It looks so magical at night when it's lit up! There are many more art installations, different each year..


Now seeing as this is my fashion blog I best insert some fashion outfits! This is what I call my festival fashion. I must apologise for the photos not being amazing but I didn't take them intentionally for the blog. I was too busy partying lol!

 Dress/jacket- Miss selfridge
Slip- H&M
Boots- New Look
Bag- vintage
Crown- home made (see my blog post!)

As you may have noticed I've already featured this look in an OOTD but I love it soooo much. The only difference is I swapped my Chelsea boots for military ones due to mud!

Dress- H&M
Face art- face lace

 This was such a simple but effective festival look which took barely any effort! The maxi dress (apologise for no full shots) was thin satin like material which was great in the heat. The face lace was the only effort which took no time at all ad lasted all day! Once that was donned I kept my make up pretty simple as the face lace needed to be the focal point. I felt like a little fairy nymph in this outfit lol. As the night came I changed into something a fraction warmer and went for this look.

Dress- All saints
Turban- eBay
Face art- face lace

Please excuse that I was a bit worse for wear! The dress was quite sheer so I popped a black body con underneath and paired the look again with military boots. I've been lusting after a turban for ages! I'd also been trying to find a nice brooch for it but ran out of time which is a shame as it would have really set it off!

Dress- H&M
Braelets- old festival wristbands
Face art- face lace
Hair rings- regal rose

It got bloody boiling over the weekend so I took to throwing on this leopard sun dress and some face lace to make it more exciting and festival like. Hair became rather annoying too so I plaited it and manipulated it to look large and more relaxed before placing hair rings in it for a more bohemian feel.

In the evening I change into this...
Too- miss selfridge
Skirt- topshop
Hair rings- regal rosé
Boots- new look
Face art- face lace

I love sequinned, embellished tops. They lend themselves so well to the festive period and festivals! Sequins at a festival are definitely a yes!

Top- matalan
Shorts- new look
Corsage- H&M
Bracelets- home made
Crown- home made (see blog post on how to!)
Rosary beads- topshop
Hair rings- regal rose
Face glitter- Barry M

 I loved this look, probably my favourite! The floral crown knitted well with the big plait as well as the cosmic colours from my top! I call it my floral cosmic look! 

So that's all my many outfits from the festival. I'm still recovering now, soooo run down but it was worth it! If any other gardeners are reading this and have done outfit posts too, please link me to them if love to see what you wore!!

Hope you're all having a mega summer!


Tuesday 16 July 2013

Outfit Of The Day Bohemian Free

Hello beauties I hope you're all well! I've been wanting to share this piece with you for a few weeks but only just taken some snaps of it!

I recently purchased this gorgeous "dobby jacket" from Miss Selfridge. I instantly fell in love with its float romantic feel and thought it'd look great at festivals and has a real bohemian feel to it. The detailing is fantastic especially for Miss Selfridge!

It really reminds me of Florence Welch's Glastonbury outfit from 2010. I adore Florence and think this piece is great as an alternative to generic summer outfits. 

Jacket/Dress- Miss Selfridge
Slip- H&M
Chelsea boots- Mr Shoes
Rings- Primark & engagement ring!
Necklace- Topshop

I think this piece definitely makes a statement on its own and doesn't need much styling. A simple necklace and some boots or sandals really set it off. It also goes great with a floral crown (which I made, see blog post on how to!)

Sorry I've included so many photos I just couldn't decide which ones to use but I hope you like it!


To watch the video click below:

Thursday 11 July 2013

Outfit of the day: Vintage English

Feels like ages since I've done an ootd. I'm so glad it's finally summery and I can wear all my lovely summer pieces that have been taunting me in my wardrobe!

Skirt- Cath Kidston
Top- H&M
Shoes- Converse
Necklace- brooch Cath Kidston, the rest home made
Bracelet- home made

I always feel very English, vintage and feminine when I wear this outfit. And to me it's a typical cath kidston styling due to the skirt and necklace purposely made to match the skirt. I think the converse also make it look more casual and laid back. A nice twist to the girly girly vibe!


Wednesday 10 July 2013

Super Simple DIY Floral Crown

Thought I'd do a proper craft post today! As you can tell I've made a floral crown! They seem to be very big this summer and perfect for festivals and other summer events! This is literally so so easy to do and I personally really enjoyed making my own. All the items except the purple flowers are from eBay and very cheap too. The purple flowers are off of an old Primark flower head piece (which quite frankly was shit).

So you will need:

A wire headband

Household kitchen scissors

Artificial foam roses with wire stalks

Extra flowers/ accessories if desired.

Step 1: begin by cutting the excess of the wire stalks away, leaving roughly 10cm- 15cm of stem left

Step 2: start wrapping the flowers around the headband. Start from one side, holding the flower head,  wrap the stalk around the headband in a curling motion. Adjust the flower if necessary to face outwardly from the headband. Continue this all the way along the length of the headband.

Step 3: add in any additional flowers and/or accessories in the same way as the roses. Slide the roses along and adjust where necessary. I used wire flowers again and would advise to use wired accessories.

And voila you have a floral crown fit for many summer occasions! It's really that simple and yet they make such a statement. I can't wait to wear mine at festivals in a couple of weeks!

I hope this was helpful, tweet me your photos of your home made floral crowns if you have a go! 

To see me making the crown for real check out my video on YouTube:


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