This post was originally going to be called ‘what to wear to a festival’ but after attending Penn Fest and practically drowning in mud I had to admit my mistakes and decided to warn you all not to follow in my footsteps!
1. Don’t wear white shoes!
Okay, yes this should have been an obvious one, but as you all saw in my shoe collection video over on YouTube (here) I’m not really a trainer sort of person so white converse was all I had to work with. I say white, now they’re so caked in mud I doubt they’ll ever be able to be called that again…
2. Wear wellies!
If there’s even the slightest bit of rain you’re practically guaranteed to be drowning in mud. By the end of the night we were basically swimming around the field as we trekked through mud that was at least 3 inches deep. Wearing wellies would have made my life a lot easier I assure you. There are actually some very fashionable ones that you can get (examples here and here).
3. Don’t wear shorts!
If you can, try and stay clear of shorts. I don’t even want to think about what my legs looked like at the end of the night, I don’t think I’d ever seen legs so covered in mud! That definitely could have been avoided by wearing trousers and keeping my legs protected.
I did do some things right! I definitely recommend wearing a poncho, I wore a cheap one (the type you can get from practically any theme park) but you can get more stylish ones; Boohoo even offer them (here)! There were also some girls wearing transparent macs (like this), I thought these looked gorgeous, the more stylish alternative to a poncho. The poncho kept me dry and also protected me if I fell over in the mud (which thankfully I managed not to do).
I’d also recommend bringing your things in a backpack as it’s much easier to carry round than a handbag, you don’t want to be in a large crowd whilst lugging around a handbag.
What I’m wearing:
Top – http://bit.ly/2tub9Rb / Shorts – http://bit.ly/2tByzUY / Shoes – http://bit.ly/2tduCRS
Are you guys attending any festivals this year? Tell me in the comments below!
Love Chloe x
It’s important to take a few minutes out of every day to spend time by yourself and focus on your own mind and body. Life can get very fast paced and stressful and it is always necessary to set aside some time to slow things down and immerse yourself in relaxation. To do this I go out on a walk each night; I leave my phone at home and head off in the evening sun to enjoy the natural beauty of the world.
I use this time as a sort of meditation, I focus on feeling each part of my body individually, from my head all the way down to my toes. I have a conversation with myself, assess how I felt throughout the day and how I can work on this, dream about the future and think about things that make me happy. I try and block out things that are wearing me down or stressing me out, even if it’s just for the duration of the walk.
Watching the setting sun, admiring the lake and trees round my local park and looking at all the pretty flowers in my neighbours’ gardens reminds me of the beauty in the world. This is important in a world where disaster and ugliness prevails; our world is a truly gorgeous place and most of the time we get so caught up that we forget to notice it.
Find a pretty place, preferably somewhere that’s peaceful, quiet and full of natural beauty, near you and spend a few minutes each day strolling around there.
What do you do to practise mindfulness? Tell me in the comments!
Love Chloe x
Pink is the colour of the season and boy am I happy about it. If you hadn’t noticed, I’m quite the fan of pink and the fact that it’s all over the shops has made me incredibly happy. I’ve picked out my favourite pink pieces I’ve seen, as always click on the image to shop.
This stunning pink, ethereal inspired maxi dress from ASOS is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect to wear for a summer wedding, party or perhaps even a prom, this dress is fit for a princess. I love the ruffle detail around the neckline and the way the sheer material extends past the skirt.
I’m actually currently on the lookout for a pink jacket and this one is the perfect blend of girly and edgy. The ruffled denim takes a new stance on the usually more delicate ruffle trend and the baby pink colour is the it colour of this season.
This beautiful dress from Boohoo contains another major trend of the season: lace. This gorgeous broderie anglaise style is delicate and feminine and the gorgeous blush shade of pink just adds to that. I’ve got my eye on this!
A tulle skirt is always effective and if it’s pink it makes it even better! This skirt is just the right length and isn’t too puffy; it looks glamorous and stylish whilst still remaining girly and pink.
I’m a self confessed lover of pink and I hope that it stays in style well into the autumn and winter months. Have you invested in any pink pieces? Tell me in the comments below!
Love Chloe x
When visiting my friends today we decided to head down and look at Coleshill Carnival, which we presumed would be a collection of cake sales and ‘hook-a-duck’ stalls, but we were met with big fairground rides and enough candyfloss to feed a small army!
I dressed rather casually for today’s day out with a simple denim skirt and light pink t-shirt with lace details. A denim skirt is an essential for anybody’s wardrobe as it is really easy to pair with any top and create an instant outfit. This one from H&M has a lovely button up detail which is bang on trend, they come a little big so I’d size down if you’re looking to buy one. This top, also from H&M, adds a pretty edge to the outfit.
With so many beautiful backdrops and colours this was a blogger’s paradise and I was channelling major Grease vibes when singing ‘You’re The One That I Want’ around the fun house. I’d forgotten how much fun a simple fairground was and it was an amazing day with even more amazing friends.
You can also shop my friend’s looks below! (Thanks to all of them for agreeing to this and also having amazing style of course).
Top: can’t link, alternative here; Skirt: here; Cardigan: can’t link, alternative here; Shoes: here
Top: can’t link, alternative here; Jeans: here; Shoes: here
Top: can’t link, alternative here; Trousers: here; Shoes: here
Top: can’t link; Jeans: here; Shoes: can’t link, alternative here; Bag: can’t link, alternative here
Have you been to a fairground or carnival recently? Tell me about it in the comments!
There’ll be a vlog up about this amazing day very soon so keep an eye out!
Love Chloe x
Whilst round my boyfriend’s house this weekend his mom treated us all to a delicious lunch at the darling little Window Box Café, the perfect place to visit for everyone who loves healthy, nutritious food. Also it’s possibly one of the most aesthetic cafés I’ve ever visited, which is always a bonus!
I had some jam sandwiches (okay, yes I know I said healthy food but this is me we’re talking about!), sweet potato and beetroot crisps, a salad pot and water distilled with lemon and mint. I couldn’t get enough. My body felt so energised and clean after the meal I couldn’t believe it. There’s quite a limited menu but that’s because all of their delicious food is homemade and carefully crafted.
As I wasn’t planning to shoot photos for a blog post today I wasn’t wearing current clothes but I thought I’d share it with you anyway as I still think it looks very chic and pretty. I will include links to alternatives I have found in shops so that you can recreate the outfit.
I wore this simple, white lacy dress (alternatives here and here) as it looks so clean and pretty, to match my pink brogues I put a pink, waterfall cardigan on top (alternatives here and here). This is great for cooler summer days as it is light while still keeping you warm. My infamous pink brogues made a reappearance, I swear these are part of 90% of my everyday looks (alternatives here). A new addition to my wardrobe was the pink neck tie I’m wearing here, I got inspired by Freddy Cousin-Brown, who in turn got inspired by old Hollywood starlets who used to wear these all the time. I love the classy vibe it creates and I’m definitely going to invest in more; this one from New Look can be found here.
Visit Window Box Café’s Facebook page here.
Love Chloe x
To celebrate the last day of school my friends and I went out for a meal together and I wore this super chic, summery outfit. I paired this black and white striped boob tube with these gorgeous high waisted shorts from ASOS. I fell in love with these shorts when I saw them on ASOS because they look so vintage and classy, it’s hard to find shorts that aren’t denim yet still look young and girly but these are perfect.
I’ve been searching for so long for my perfect pair of white heels and these are absolutely beautiful. I love the little detail on the back of the shoe, it adds such a pretty extra touch. They’re also a really wearable height whilst also being high enough to dress up, the perfect mix!
After enjoying a delicious burger at the Harvester I decided to take on one of their insane Freak Shakes. I chose the Sweet Shop one with bubblegum ice cream, cream, candyfloss, skittles and two lollipops aka sugar overload. It was so sweet I could barely finish it but it was definitely worth it! I’d definitely recommend popping down to your local Harvester and trying one.
Love Chloe x
When choosing an outfit for a wedding you need something that will look elegant, beautiful and classy and this gorgeous dress from Primark definitely accomplishes that. With its subtle colour scheme and delicate ruffles it not only looks elegant but is pretty and feminine as well.
I headed to Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses for a picturesque background to tie in with the floral theme of the dress and was not disappointed by the rainbow of flowers that I found there. I explored the tropical themed greenhouses looking at a plethora of different exotic plants before heading out into the outdoor gardens, ponds and fields. They actually do hold weddings here, can you imagine the photos!
I don’t usually go for maxi dresses, as at only 5’2 I feel like they swamp me, but this one is the perfect length. I’d definitely recommend this dress for petite girls as it just about grazes my ankle whilst elongating my body and giving off the illusion that I’m taller.
I paired the dress with pink, block heels, also from Primark. They’re a perfectly wearable height for walking around in all day and the cross straps across the front of the foot can be tightened to fit narrow feet.
This look could be worn with your hair up, showing off the detail on the back of the dress and top of the sleeves, or down for a freer, more whimsical look. I accessorised with my Pandora rose gold Princess Ring and little pearl earrings, both of which are very classy pieces to suit the theme of the outfit.
Love Chloe x