Friday, 29 July 2011

And A Few More.

Cardi, H&M, £9.99. Jeans, Topshop. Shoes, Primark, £8.

Camisole, Muji, £3.99
Shirt, H&M. Cardi, H&M. Belt, H&M. Jeans, Newlook. Shoes, Primark.
Scarf, gift.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

A Few From Here and There.

A few outfits from the last couple of days, and the premier of my new glasses! Its so good to be able to see again :)

Camel Cardi, primark. Blue Pegs, H&M    

The necklace was a gift from my aunty about 2 years ago. About time it got an outing.
New glasses! Am still reveling in the joys of sight.
Jumper, Primark. Breton, Boot fair, £2, Jeans, Zara, £19.99. Shoes, Primark, £8.
Love to all xXx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Autumn Wish List

G'day Mates,

Awoke this morning to the sound of the latest Hennes catalogue hitting the door mat. Oh dear, many beautiful things and serious lack of monies.

So without further ado heres my short list of Autumn lovelies. 

Cable Knit Jumper, H&M, £24.99. I have longed for one of these forever and a day.

Yellow Ballet Pumps, H&M, £7.99

Floral Socks, H&M, £5.99. Great for keeping little feets warm, and pretty with brogues.

Floral Scarf, H&M, £12.99

Camel Jumper, H&M, £19.99. I rather like this in Blue too, but I reckon that Camel will be more wearable.

Heres the same jumper in Blue. I'm rather liking the yellow bag too.
I have also got my eye on a pair of Burgundy jeans from UO. Only problem is they are insanely expensive. H&M Kids do some Burgundy cords... is that crazy? Maybe if I roll them up I can get away with it?

Burgundy Cords, H&M, £9.99 (oh yeah VAT free baby)  

Elbow Patch Cardi, H&M, £14.99
There seems to be something of a craze for elbow patches at the mo. I have a couple of jumpers that could do with a bit of an update. Might pop to a haberdashers and get me some patches then sew them on myself.

In other news I'm waiting for my new glasses to arrive. Can't wait see again even if they make me look like a nerd (photos to follow).

Love to all xXx

p.s. has anyone bought H&M kids trousers before? Whats the fit like? Is it a lost cause?

Monday, 25 July 2011

Monday, monday.

Thanks to all who commented on 'Cotton Socks'. Seeing as the weather has been a bit dodge of late (hello Autumn in July) its good to know that socks are wearable. Bette you are not alone in loving the t-bar and ankle socks look!

Loving lofas, they are so comfy! I think I may have to invest in a tan pair (Primark £8). They are like ballet pumps, only a bit more substantial- good footwear as the weather begins to turn.
Jeans, Topshop. Cardi, H&M. Top, H&M. Shoes, Primark.
Righto Loves off to work. Have a good one yeah xXx

Friday, 22 July 2011

Cotton Socks

Wearing a Grimauld staple today: pegs and a Breton. pair of brogues and cotton ankle socks and we're away!
Virgin voyage for the mustard pegs

Socks and Shoes, what are your views?....

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Pre Payday Splurge...

The post festival glow has definitely faded. I can feel the stress of real everyday life creeping back in, and I find myself reaching for the trusty old nicotine.

I love the fact that whilst camping you can literally wear what ever the hell you like and not feel remotely self conscious. That said, being perpetually surrounded by Shoreditch girls, with their tousled (clean-explain that one?!) hair, and perfect make-up, takes its toll. Whilst I reveled in the carefree festival atmosphere, I was acutely aware that my hand-me-down mac and manky old hat fell short of festival chic.

This feeling was compounded upon my return to Brighton- home of the pretentious and beautiful- So today I did a spot of shopping. This is why I have wanked on for so long; I am trying to justify today's rather large cash splurge.

Sod it! Here is what I bought:

First up, mustard pegs, a nod to the fact that autumn is just around the corner.
Peg Trousers, NewLook, £10 (thrifty times!)
Forest Green Jeans, Zara, £19.99 I didn't intend to buy these but I'm totally in love with them. Again, looking towards autumn colour wise.
Egg Yoke Yellow Crop Top, H&M,  £6.99

Still some festival spirit in there! Feathered jewels, H&M, £3.99

I resisted for a while but now I'm embracing the lofa! Primark, £8

I am loving the new colours around at the moment. I'm Feeling dark greens, burgundys, and chocolate browns. A few splashes of orange and fawn wouldn't go amiss either.

I also got a chunky knit cropped jumper. I have something of an obsession with Scandinavia, and (yes massively jumping the gun here) want to create a sort of Scandi. look this winter, My plan is to aim for something a little like this:

Love to all xXx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

#2 Latitude: Festival of Hummus and Halloumi

I Had an amazing time at Latitude! There was shit loads of stuff going on. Managed to cram plenty in, and all in all it turned into a pretty manic weekend.

As you may have gathered from the title of this post, Latitude is a fairly middle class affair. Not once did I see a tent ablaze, surrounded by wild 'youffs', with Stella in hand. Neither were any of my clothes purloined. there was more than your average share of Cath Kidston wearing yummy mummies and a general family atmosphere prevailed throughout.

The site was divided into different themed arenas. We were based in Pandora's Playground that housed a collection interactive activity tents.

Setting up the tent.

The fabled portrait booth.

Finishing touches- post van ride form Brighton.

Hard a work.

Heard  couple of bands, The Foals, The Cribs, The Vaccines, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Paolo Nutini to name a few. Met some really interesting people, and a fair few famous faces. Mick did a portrait booth picture of Noel Fielding.

As we were performers we had back stage access which was sweet- though we didn't really make full use of our freedom roam. Mostly we just used the backstage bogs to avoid the cues.

The campsite vagrant who pitched up and promptly fell asleep in our gazebo.

As in previous years, Latitude's multi-coloured sheep were out in force. this year's offering were pastel coloured. They looked like woolly love hearts, merrily munching grass for the duration.

There was a mix of music on offer. As always happens at festivals, there were clashes when good bands were on at the same time (the old crowd control trick of crafty event organizers). We went to see cheery chappy Paolo Nutini, as you may be able to tell- he wasn't everyone's first choice...
Attempts to convince Charlie that happy music is good.

 Enjoying Paolo Nutini.
Charlie utilizing one of the few hillocks Suffolk.

Had some surreal experiences. Met Daisy Lowe and Matt Smith at a rave in the woods. Its strange seeing a familiar face, then realizing that you don't know the person at all.Then that you have been staring a them trying to place them and now look like a weirdo.

Site of crazy woodland raves-genius.

A little tipsy, in yet another woodland based stage.

Well good long weekend. Totally shattered. At the end of it all we piled into the van and started the long drive back to Brighton. Just in time too; somewhere around Clacton the heavens opened and the windscreens wipers worked double time all the way home.  

Yet to catch on the lost sleeps so I shall leave it there and clamber into bed. Night all!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Festival Season #1

Just a quick one this morning to say that I shall be away at Latitude till next week. Well excited!

Festival essentials.

Standard last min clothes drying.
Festival ready!

See you next week guys. xXx