Tuesday 22 September 2015

A headscarf is a girl's best friend...

Top : Uniqlo
Jeans : Topshop (similar here)
Headscarf : Oxfam
Earrings : Topshop sale

This headscarf has been my saviour this summer. Not only did I wear it as an actual scarf throughout Glastonbury, to shield my shoulders from the sun, but also in my hair, pretty much every day. I never know what to do with my hair, I've never been interested in learning how to style, curl or whatever it. Most of the time it's scragged up in a top knot anyway, so at least a headscarf makes it a little bit more exciting! I bought this from an Oxfam festival stall - who have a very, very good range of scarves. I interned at Oxfam for six months, and their vintage scarf section was my absolute favourite!

I've been a bad blogger again, but I've been so getting a job that I had to put blogging on the back burner for a while! Hopefully over the next few weeks I'll get back into it, and with a little bit more of an income, I can actually spend a bit of money on updating my wardrobe!

Wednesday 16 September 2015

A neutral palette


Hello! I've been quite busy this week and this is the first time I've had to myself to sit down and write a post! Also - side by side pictures?! Never before have they worked so easily for me. Usually I spend a good half an hour playing with HTML codes to get them to line up - but not today! They went into place all by themselves. Cheers Blogger. 

At the moment, I'm super obsessed with tonal dressing, as I have been for a good year. I'm trying to in-cooperate more and more neutral tones into my wardrobe, as I love how easily they work together as a whole. It makes dressing like you actually come from Scandinavia all the more simple. What's not to love?

Monday 7 September 2015

£50 Festival Wear with Boohoo

Hola, hola and welcome to today's post.

Boohoo have challenged me to create a little festival wishlist for under £50 for those of you who might be feeling nostalgic for summer!

Before I get carried away, I want to tell you a little story about a magical place called Glastonbury. I've been to a fair few festivals in my time - 10 to be exact. From my first festival experience of Leeds' fest - a teenage angst filled field - to Benicassim - oh the sunburn - none have quite had the gripping vibrance and excitement of Glastonbury. The saying goes, that regardless of how many times you have been, you'll never be able to see all that it has to offer. Which, I can definitely vouch for! It's also said that the festival site just so happens to sit on some ye olde spiritual leylines which make Glastonbury magical - all I know is that there is just nowhere else on earth that makes me quite as happy. Tickets for next year come on sale on the 4th October, and the panic has already started!

One of the reason's that I love festivals so much is definitely the variety of people in attendance. There's nothing better than sitting down on the grass, pint in hand, and just people watching for a good half an hour. I'm forever making mental notes of other people's outfits so that I can try it out for myself when I next get chance. Festival fashion is so diverse and so colourful and so beautiful, it's hard not to be totally inspired by the people around you in the crowd.

My go-to style tends to be reminiscent of this exact look - a pinafore or a casual dress, layered with jewellery and accessories. It's just the perfect thing to throw on in the tent for an effortless festival look! The camel suede of the pinafore is a gentle nod to the seventies craze of this year, whilst the crochet top is just the perfect layering piece!

Maybe the best part is that the total cost of this outfit comes to the grand total of £42! Each piece is so versatile - I'll definitely be wearing the body chain to the beach (a la RiRi) and the pinafore just about goes with everything else in my wardrobe. Make sure to check out the rest of Boohoo's festival shop, they have some beautiful pieces that will see you through the end of the festival season, right through to the start of next year's! You can shop my look here:

Wednesday 2 September 2015


I'm at a point in my life (again) where I have absolutely no clue what to do with myself. I've never been the type of person with a life plan, or with ambitions and goals to reach by a certain age. When interviewers ask 'where do you see yourself in 5-10 years time?' I panic and blurt out something about developing my skills and progressing through a role. Because I don't have a definite career goal, so to speak, I feel a bit lost when thinking about the future.

For now, life consists of dog-sitting, blogging, spending evenings with my boyfriend and family and not much else. And on one hand, it feels pretty sweet not to have any responsibilities. But on the other I feel guilty that I haven't found my ambitions or goals or purpose in life yet. I want to make things and I want to create something new everyday. If someone could pay me to embroider 24 hours a day, I'd happily do it. Shame no-one's offering!

I decided to start creating a travel map, of all the places in the world I've visited so far. Here are my first two, which I'll be adding to everytime I travel! I also made a third, of Ireland, as a clue that I'd booked a weekend in Dublin for my boyfriend's birthday. It took him a while...


I love the monochrome outline - I've seen something similar online for US states - paired with the little country flags, which are an absolute bugger to stitch... Let me know what you think... Of either of the topics of today's quite mizzo post!