Wednesday, 30 July 2014

festival idea: alexa chung

How could I do a festival style series without including the queen of cool Alexa Chung? In all honesty, every look of hers impresses me, especially at festivals which are infamously difficult to dress for. But when pictures emerged of Alexa Chung at Glastonbury 2014, she excelled herself with this metallic look. I'll definitely be keeping this look in mind when I'm planning my own festival outfits soon. Here's how to get Alexa's look for less;

alexa chung festival fashion get the look glastonbury 2014
playsuit oh my love / sweatshirt nike via zalando / jacket topshop / wellies hunter via office sale / eyeliner alexa x eyeko / ring shop dixi / socks monki

Alexa's playsuit is simple, with the metallic sheen taking her from day to night effortlessly, which is ideal for a festival because unfortunately we can't carry several outfit options for each day of the weekend on our backs. The girlieness of the playsuit is perfectly balanced against a casual grey sweat (again with the day to night thing). Earn extra style points by making yours sportswear; the bigger the logo the better in this case. 

Our Alexa is a sensible festival goer - no heels here - she dresses for the weather, and it's just as well considering the downpour Glastonbury was treated with this year! Usually backstage is a little less muddy than it is out on the fields so a higher welly is ideal, just don't forget the grey socks to match your sweat. 

Of course Alexa is never over accessorised so keep it simple with just one or two pieces, no matter how strong the temptation may be! This little diamond ring is just enough, you don't want to go overboard when wearing metallics. And last but not least, we can't channel Alexa Chung without a good old cat eye, can we?

Who is your favourite style inspiration? To see previous posts in the festival ideas series, see here and here.

I'm selling a heap of stuff on eBay at the moment, some brand new, including topshop, zara and motel, take a look here.

Good vibes guys 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

gingham, blue, gingham

Already the word gingham doesn't even look real to me. Gingham. Gingham. That doesn't look right. Anyway, I told you in this post that I had something else to show you from new online retailer dusty pink and here it is. I've always a been a fan of blazers, I started wearing them with jeans and converse when I was about 13, and they've always remained a wardrobe staple for me, but I only had ones in black and white. Thanks to dusty pink, I now have a gorgeous royal blue one, hooray! I'm extra pleased with the long lapels which really dress it up and make it perfect for an evening look. But in the mean time, I styled it with my homemade gingham smock, the tutorial for that is here btw, and used the excess fabric to make a cute 'lil hair bow. What do you think?

royal blue blazer with gingham smock dress, gingham hair bow and black cleated sole sandals

gingham hairbow, DIY hair accessory, heterochromia iridium

blazerdusty pink / dress DIY / hair bow DIY / sandals new look / blue bracelet gift

Good vibes guys 

Friday, 25 July 2014

monochrome crochet

The other day I went to one of my favourite places in the whole world - central perk! I met up with some friends for a cute catch up and some shopping, don't worry though, I still technically didn't break my spending ban. I never said it included beauty products or necessities like pyjamas did I? Lucy from make me up helped me pick a few summer lipsticks as I'm useless with beauty stuff, but she knows what she's talking about, so check out her blog too :)

monochrome crochet top worn layered over a black slip dress with white studded sandals, asos pastel satchel and primark sunglasses

topdusty pink / dress oh my love via ASOS / sunglasses primark / bag ASOS / sandals F&F (old) / necklace H&M (old)

I have a bit of a soft spot for crochet, it's probably down to my mum who can crochet pretty much anything and make it look spectacular. So when picking a few items from the new brand dusty pink who have just launched their website, I had to go for this summery top. It's definitely become a contender for one of my festival outfits, but if monochrome isn't your thing, it also comes in pastel options too!

Check out dusty pink's site and their facebooktwitter and instagram. I also have another item of theirs popping up in a future OOTD post, so keep your eyes peeled! (Not literally, that would be gross.)

Good vibes guys