Band On My Tee

You may have notice from my outfit posts on Instagram but a big percentage of my daily wardrobe is taken up with T-shirts and not just any tee will do. No, you see I have a little addiction to band T-shirts. I've been collect them since my early teens and have a acquired a pretty hefty selection. I guess it's hard to stop buying them because what they represent is a huge part of my life and inevitably they it's a part of life that will always make me smile. Music has had such a huge influence on my wardrobe and the person I am today... I don't think I'm at all unique in this sense and I think consciously or subconsciously we are all in some way effected by the bands we listen to and the albums/songs which resonate with us personally. 

I've Got A Dress Full Of Pretty Green

At the risk of being just another person in your day commenting on the weather, it's hard to ignore the pink elephant in the room. It's scorching and yes ok, at some points it's slightly unbearable but we mustn't complain. This is the first summer in a very long time which as actually FELT like summer. Normally we are met by grey skies over July/August and at best your sandals see the light of day for around two weeks max! This year it's actually been possible to make the most of your summer wardrobe and really see summer trend for their full potential! With this in mind I can't help but notice there have been a heck of a lot of amazing trends around at the moment which I personally adore... Maybe it's me getting carried away with all this sunshine weather or maybe it's just that we've had an amazing year for hot, seasonal looks. Either way I've no complaints and there's one trend in particular I really hope sticks around for the foreseeable future...

Well I Wish You Were Here

You may or may not have seen due to the copious amounts of holiday spam I've been posting on Instagram but last week I went in a little trip to Lisbon! It was my first time in this beautiful city and categorically, not a single aspect disappointed. It's been high on my agenda to visit Lisbon for a while now and earlier this year when I made a list of "forty things to do before I'm forty", exploring this city featured pride of place. Aside from being able to tick another "to do" off my list, this trip was one I'm so thankful I planned for a few little reasons. The biggie being a little mushy, just to warn you in advance...

What A Feeling, When It's Festival Season.

As it's officially the season for festivals/I'm a seasoned festival-goer it seemed only right to pen down one of my annual posts dedicated to all things mud, music and magic! Now ordinarily in the past I've given you guys a glimpse into what exactly I got up to with a diary style post but as I spend a lot of my summer these days making fleeting visits to festivals to see my boyfriend play, they kind of start to merge into one? And I don't want to run the risk of repeating myself... "Woke up on a tour bus, found coffee, watched Blossoms, sat in a field with cider" so forth, so forth. This year I thought it would be nice to take a trip down memory lane as I reminisce about ghost of festivals past, present and future. Here is my quick, round up list of festival memories! From does and don'ts, to "I'd do it again" or " I definitely won't"...

This Old Wardrobe Of Mine

Ok so here's a little fact about me that you may or may not be aware of- Around a year or so ago I moved back in with my mum to save for a house which in turn meant all my worldly possessions moved back with me. And when I say worldly possessions, I basically mean clothes. I'm ashamed to admit this but my collection of clothes has mounted up to a slightly sicken state of affairs and my dinky little room at my mum's house could now easily be mistaken for a well used, fit to burst yet impressively sized storage closet. Wondered why you never really see my room on my social media? Yeh well now you know! It's not for the faint hearted which leads me nicely into yesterday's incident... I call it "rail-gate".

Be My Baby

Lately I've been talking a lot about my summer style because well... Tis the season! But there is one minor detail I've failed to mention so far and that is my biggest summer style inspiration. I've decided the time has come to share my dirty, little style secret with you and FYI it's an old school one. When I say "Old School" I really mean it, this person has been inspiring my wardrobe for years upon years, decades even! Way before George Harrison, Jane Birkin and even good old Chung, there was one leading lady having a pretty strong influence on my wardrobe... Francis Baby Houseman. Yep thanks to my sister Giannina convincing me to repeatedly watch Dirty Dancing as a child (she had a thing for Patrick of course), I've now entered adulthood still obsessed over Baby's clothes. Aside from still being able to recite the entire film word for word, who knew it would have such a lasting impression on my wardrobe too?

Very Everyday Life Goals- Basket Case

One of my favourite things about summertime dressing is just how transitional your outfit can be from day right through into evening! As a self proclaimed lover of all things casual who is really REALLY not big on "out out" dressing, I love how effortless summer styles can actually are. From the right romper, to a floral sundress or a wrap maxi skirt (See my floaty skirt from Very as a prime example) and a wedged espadrille, there's a way to style them all perfectly for a day time stroll in the park or an evening garden party. Aside from making your life and wardrobe woes that little bit easier, it also saves you a pretty penny by getting the most out of invest summer pieces... Money which could be easily spent on a Sangria or two in the sun! Some of my all time favourite pieces are summer inspired for this exact reason and Very's new collection is easily ticking off some of my must have must items, in particular my essential sunshine accessories!