WISHLIST WONDERING



The 70s have taken over and I don't regret a thing well, maybe my bank balance does. Currently I'm loving all things suede, of the patchwork kind and Gianvitto Rossi craftsmanship - the ankle boot of dreams is a sand suede form of designer heaven. While white embroidery and embellishments, whether it be clean cut, sequins of floral arrangement or the in season pom pom adoring an item of clothing or well, just about anything (clip on accessories, hell yeah) I'm all for it. The zig-zag pattern has me lusting after a certain piece of head-wear with such enthusiasm not seen since my 9 year old self spanned a glitter encrusted collection. Not forgetting that all import 70s flare, the style which defined the decade has now been reborn, for me it's high waist or nothing and ASOS as always renders a great offering and you can never go wrong with stripes.

Moodboards and collages are something I am quite fond of, for me they're creatively inducing and aesthetically pleasing so, for this wishlist post I created a moodboard conspired of images and things which have been inspiring me recently - think lashings of crochet and Chung, tile patterns and bohemian elements with copious amounts of rich colour, florals and embroidery and well, let's not forget the 70s trend.

T IN THE PARK 2015












So this was the year I decided to attend my first festival, said festival happened to be T in the park. While it was amazing, far better than I had pictured it to be and I had such a good time, let me tell you the journey home was HORRIFIC. Heard about the insane queues to get out of the festival? Well they were no joke - a 5 hour queue for a bus and a missed train later, I got home after no less than a 13 hour journey - tiring isn't the word.

All that aside, I attended the festival volunteering for a company called Festaff, due to this I was contracted to work 16 hours (of which I ended up only working 10, YES) in a role which required me to wristband those entering the festival - a job which actually turned out to be quite enjoyable, never underestimate the festival spirit that will not be hindered by any bag or queue, no matter how heavy or long! In return for working the festival I got to attend for free and set up camp on the staff campsite (can I say free showers and flushing toilets? RESULT). For someone who had never been camping before (yes you did read that right) five nights in a tent went surprisingly well - three showers and many rested sleeps later and I may have been converted to a seasoned camper... well, almost at least.  For this reason, I would entirely recommend doing the same if you're short of cash - did I mention free food on shifts too - I mean, what's not to love? Everyone, including the staff were so lovely and due to the placement of my shifts I did not miss one act I had planned to see - NOT ONE - I think it was a win win all around and something I would definitely do again. 

Highlights of the festival would have to be Catfish and the Bottlemen who were no short of amazing, The Vaccines, The Wombats, Kasabian, Avicii, Oliver Heldens (something I was completely NOT expecting) and the few last songs I caught of Marina and the Diamonds. Although the drink prices were fairly extortionate, a stand out for me would have to be the Cocktail Cocktail bar or tent or hut or however you would describe it - just picture a packed club but outdoors and muddy with the dress-code of wellies and waterproofs, nonetheless it never failed to provide a good time (and their mojitos were an alcoholic life saver to my sugar-deprived self - a £7 one at that).

CANDYSTRIPES








I've had a lust for 70s style candystriped items ever since I stumbled upon a particularly patterned jacket on depop which had since been sold, safe to say I was heartbroken but Glamorous came to the rescue with an akin style co-ord, the shorts of which I first spotted on ASOS (for £20 may I add, now £13) but with a stroke of luck (and sale) I managed to bag the whole set for a fraction of its original price due to Glamorous's generous 50% off sale, YES. 

You may notice a slight change to my appearance, I got my nose pierced - FINALLY! I've wanted a nose piercing since I was 16, 2 years of waiting bound to the rules of sixth form and my parents' disagreements all changed last week and I absolutely LOVE IT! Everyone's been so complimentary and even my parents don't seem to care as such. If you're thinking of getting your nose pierced I say DO IT - those few seconds of pain are over in a flash and after that the pain is little, if any at all. I eventually will get the piercing changed to a ring once the healing stage is over but right now, I'm loving the stud life. 

Wearing: Top - Glamorous | Jeans - ASOS | Jacket - Old | Shoes - Primark | Belt - Forever 21 | Moodstone Choker - ASOS | Earrings - Claire's (Old) |