Summer 2017 has officially put its hat on and gone. As yesterday was such a nice day compared to the rest of the week, I took the chance to film a short clip wearing some of the staple items of this season.
You might be familiar with the latest summer style trend:
The magnificent net shopper bag. They probably have been around for ages but we have only just come to recognise them a fashion staples. The best thing about them is that they are super cheap, so there is no excuse not to own at least one. They also come in every colour possible, so you can mix and match according to your outfit.
I recently bought a pastel yellow bag from eBay (only £2.95 including postage!), and wore it with pastel pink and baby blue – the perfect colour combo for a sunny day.
If you are looking to purchase a high-end shopper, Chéne bags from Sweden sell some pretty nice ones for 250 SEK, which is equivalent to around £23.00.
Alternatively, you can find some for as little as £1.00 on eBay or Amazon, and can even get deals for two.
So Glastonbury was already two weeks ago and I still can’t get over it.
After trying for three years in a row to get tickets, I was lucky enough to bag myself two coach packages at the resale back in April – £600 gone from my account at the click of a button, but boy was it worth it.
For anyone that hasn’t yet been and has been dying to go like I have, it definitely exceeds expectations. It’s amazing – everywhere you go there is something to do and see. The detail of every pop up store and food place is unbelievable. So hats off to all the people that spent months putting it together.
I am not going to bore you by giving you the usual ‘festival essentials’ list, but there is one thing I do recommend – DO NOT FREAK OUT IF YOU SEE YOUR IDOL JUST CASUALLY WALKING AROUND THE FESTIVAL. I still cannot get over the fact that I walked straight past Alexa Chung and Father John Misty (after we had seen him perform) and because I was under the influence of alcohol and what not, I panicked, freaked out, stared at them, followed them for a bit, and then completely bottled it. I will never live it down, but I just gotta keep telling myself that they are people just like you and me, and maybe they wouldn’t have appreciated to get “fanned girled” on their night out at the festival… I guess. Oh and also walked past MC Grindah – if any of you have watched the BBC mockumentary ‘People just do nothing’ you would know who he is. It is the funniest show!
But anyhow, I put together a little video of all the footage I did manage to get throughout the week, enjoy 🎥
Have you ever gone into Urban Outfitters and picked up those Ryan Gosling colouring books that have a cute little messages in speech bubbles on each page which somehow brighten up your day, just because it is Ryan’s angelic face? Well I contemplated on this idea and thought why not have the face of the other types of hunks of Hollywood with cute messages, the ones that makes us laugh relentlessly and have a cute podgy stomach… This is how the Rogen Hey girl Tee came to life. I chose his face because he is one of the funniest actors I know (thought no one can top Steven Carrell), he has got the most distinctive laugh and quite an adorable teddy bear face.
The T-shirts will be available in the standard sizes (small, medium, large, x large) and will be printed as requested. The t-shirts are made of 100% polyester.
Until I get all the links up and ready to go, enjoy this little photoshoot I did with the help of my baby brother. He is only fourteen but takes the fashion business VERY serious.
Fresh out of my mum’s womb back in the 90s, my parents decided it was a good idea to get my ears pierced right there and then… But, in a way, I thank them because with my needle phobia I could not imagine getting them done now. So the fact that I’ve always had them pierced means that I’ve always worn earrings. They have been a bit of a thing of mine. I remember when I was in primary school, I had this little box that my grandmother got me as a present filled with small pendants – ranging from giraffes, to flowers, to stars, and my absolute favourite, two little smiley bees. Then when I was about 10 years old, I really got into wearing pearls (fake, of course). I had different colours so would alternate every day. ‘Never wear the same ones two days in a row’ – that was the only rule. But yes, I would never ever leave the house without earrings on. And if I did, I would feel naked and would even think that I looked like a boy.
Now that I’m in my twenties, I still feel the same, but I have grown out of the pearl/cute earrings phase and have moved onto the BIG HEAVY ones. I am obsessed with them. If you think about it, a pair of big bright earrings can completely change your look – you could be wearing the plainest shirt and jeans combo, but add some big heavy pendants and you have a COOL shirt and jeans combo.
As cacti related things are so trendy right now, you can imagine how excited I was when I found these amazing pair of cactus earrings in Mango the other day – and only for £9.99! Perfect for summer 2k17. I’m not going to lie though, they are VERY heavy… but when has fashion ever been about comfort anyway :)))) Stay tuned for more!
Sunday is always a good day to downgrade and wear something that’s comfortable rather than edgy… but who says you can’t do both.
I love to mix an effortless tomboy look with ‘girly’ accessories to balance it out. This Sunday I got out my beloved Comme de Garçons Play Converse and styled them with some baggy dungarees I got from Monki beginning of this year and a nice summery ‘hippie’ top that I got as a present from my Aunt from South America- but I think there are lots of similar ones in high street shops such as H&M.
To give it the ‘feminine’ look, I added this lovely straw bag which I bought in a small boutique by Anna Poulsen in Tunbridge Wells (only £36!). I was extremely happy when I found it last week as I’ve been looking for the perfect straw bag for summer 2K17 ever since I came across Chêne bags on Instagram – a Stockholm based brand which “bring straw bags together with the effortless Scandi aesthetic to create the perfect unconventional bags”. I have been obsessed with these for while, in particular the round ones – if you want to check them out here’s the link to their website:https://chenebags.com
To give it the outfit a retro look I chose to wear my white cat eye sunglasses which I recently bought from eBay for just £3! Honestly, eBay is amazing when it comes to eye wear – you can get amazing designs all for under a fiver. I know they all mostly come from Asia so take a while to get to you, but it is worth the wait!!
Last but not least… the MICHAEL KORS! My most priced position (literally) which I purchased with a whole week’s pay from when I worked at the local farm shop – the sweat and tears from working in that place definitely payed off!
CONVERSE: Comme des Garçons PLAY
TOP: A present from my Aunt in Chile, South America
I think it’s always great to have at least one pair of bright coloured shoes in your wardrobe – the ones you can count on to complete your outfit by giving it that little bit extra. I bought this pair of pumps from Topshop last summer for just £12 and never thought about wearing them until now. I figured life is more fun with these on, and people actually notice! (A lady from work was amazed by how fluorescent these are and actually put a smile on her face).
I styled these pumps with wide leg jeans because aren’t they so in right now! And this lovely vintage purse I bought in a garage sale in Tübingen, Germany when I lived there for a few months. Add some nice flowers to the picture to give it a Morrisey kinda vibe, some cacti (because every other picture on Instagram is about cacti) and cool retro ornaments, et voila! The perfect Spring/Summer picture:
I have also made a short appreciation film of my red shoes, so if you want to check it take a look below!