Thursday, 30 July 2015

all my shoes have holes in the soles, live my life in second hand clothes

cardigan: urban outfitters // mesh tee: pull and bear // crop top (under mesh): h&m // shorts: new look // bum bag: ebay // boots: doc martens //  necklace: vintage // hat: urban outfitters

This outfit is from a recent day trip up to London's Covent Garden to fiiinally meet the lovely Lexi of the blog Lexi Likes! Lexi and I have been internet friends for a good year & half now but until our London mooch had never actually met face to face; it was incredibly weird to meet someone for the very first time already classing them as such a good friend! Lexi is a gem of a person and (even friendship aside) is one of my favourite style bloggers - you can give find her blog here and her YouTube here

This cardigan was a happy £10 Urban Outfitters sale find and I love it to pieces (sadly, i  mean this literally - it's covered in holes nowadays) - it's beautifully cut at the front & I think adds a nice bit of ~drama~ to otherwise simple outfits like this one. These photos were taken the day after Truck Festival, which I worked at with some friends, hence the bum bag! I bought it solely for festival use but have accidentally become way too attached to it - it's so. useful. to just have everything I need literally attached to me, and has stopped me losing everything so often. 

((Also, big up to my local Doc Martens store who kitted me out with a free new pair of Docs after my beloved first pair annoyingly broke a year in. It's nice to have a big brand who still look after their customers! Also, topical title amirite, thank you Ratboy)) 

The past few weeks haven't reeeally felt quite like summer yet - I've been working non-stop & aside from a few days away at Truck (which were anything but restful) haven't really had any chill time yet. I've realized recently though that I'm a lot happier when busy - without any structure to my day I often lack the motivation to do anything. Truck was amazing though (I won't post most of my pictures as they have people that I can't contact for permission in haha) but I met so many lovely people, saw some amazing bands and had an all round great time.

 Some highlights were Slavesthe Wytches and Ratboy, but there wasn't a single bad set! We also managed to catch FEVER, Basement Jaxx, the Charlatans, Pulled Apart by Horses, Demob Happy, Raleigh Ritchie, Jaws, the Magic Gang, Saint Raymond, Nothing But Thieves, Darwin Deez & Dog Is Dead, all of whom are 1000 times worth a listen to.
RATBOY (title is a lyric from his song 'Sign On' which is punky bratty hip hop & so good)
BLOODY KNEES (in the queue for curry, super casual ahah)
THE MAGIC GANG (some of the loveliest humans ever, and also a Brighton band)
NOTING BUT THIEVES & SUNSET SONS (also the loveliest humans ever.)
 That is about it from me - hope you all are having lovely summers if it's also that time of year for you (though it doesn't feel like it in the UK, hence all the tights & layers in my Truck photos...)! I'm off to Boardmasters festival next week so may be absent again for a little while but yas have a good one folks, lots of love x x x x