Monday, 31 August 2015

V Festival Round Up

Last weekend, a group of us headed to V Festival. After having such a hoot at last year's event, I had to go again. I must admit, the line up wasn't as good as last year, but I had a lotta fun nonetheless. After seeing everyone on my timeline hit Reading Festival this weekend (in my hometown!), I had the urge to reminisce about V. I've rounded up a few of my favourite pics from the weekend, even though my camera wasn't exactly the best!

Mark Ronson was one of the highlights from V Festival. He put on the most fun DJ set I've experienced, complete with Valerie and Uptown Funk of course.

I also had a chance to catch some of the biggest male artists around over the weekend; Hozier, Sam Smith and George Ezra. All very different but all very bloody talented! Hozier's voice is incredibly haunting, Sam Smith is flawless live and who doesn't love a sing along to George Ezra's Budapest? The boys killed it. 

Olly Murs rounded up the Saturday. He is a little cheesey, but his cheeky, energetic performance was a good way to end the night! He also brought out Ella Eyre for their duet of Up, followed by DJ Luck & MC Neat for the most random guest appearance of all time! (Which I freakin' loved!!)

Ellie Goulding was on mid afternoon on the Sunday. I do love a bit of Ellie, and I couldn't help but sing my lungs out to Love Me Like You Do - what a top ballad!

We made it onto the screen! :D

The last act of the weekend was Calvin Harris. It was pretty dark with only a bit of strobe lighting to accompany him, so I didn't get many photos. We were fairly near the front, so things got crazy, but in the best, most fun way! Mr Harris is guilty of making some extremely catchy dance tunes.

So that's V Festival all rounded up for another year. I know there's a few festival left before the season is over to make me jealous all over again. I'd love to try another festival or two next year - any recommendations are welcome!

Until next time :)

Sunday, 16 August 2015

A Weekend in Mijas


Last weekend, my sister and I flew out to Malaga to visit my dad who is there over summer. We spent four days in a Spanish town called La Cala de Mijas and it was lovely. It's a cute little town about an hour away from central Malaga and is a perfect mix of quintessential Spain and friendly tourism.

I already included a few snaps of the beautiful flower covered white villas in my last post, but today I wanted to share my trip to Mijas, the town up in the mountains.

As you can see, the views offered from Mijas were spectacular. The windy roads, white houses and turquoise pools were stunning.

Aside from the views - which were worth a visit to Mijas alone - we took a stroll through the aesthetically pleasing, crisp white Mediterranean streets. It was so calming, even though the temperature was around 35 degrees! I particularly loved the pretty tiled steps of the villas; so many dreamy houses!

Back down by the bay at the end of a lovely day, we tried some proper Spanish Paella - it was delicious! I LOVE paella, so of course I had to try the authentic article. I also had to take a snap of the beach at dusk. The deep blues and the glow of the lights made for a very pretty sight!

I won't ramble on any more about my time away; I'm hoping the pictures do enough justice! I must admit though, going through these pictures again has given me a second wave of holiday blues (as it always does.). I must get planning for next year, hehe!

Monday, 10 August 2015

My Palazzo Pals

Top: Topshop // Trousers: Primark // Shoes: Newlook (similar) // Watch: Olivia Burton (similar)

Hola amigos! I have just returned from a gorgeous weekend away in a little place in Spain called La Cala de Mijas. My dad is staying there over the summer, so my sister and I went to visit for a few days - more on that later!

As the temperature was pretty bloody high, I had to opt for the coolest clothing I could find. I am completely chuffed with these palazzo trousers from Primark. The fit, the print, the pretty flowy-ness as I strut through the Spanish streets, basking in the glory of the illusion of longer legs. Yep, Primark have made my favourite trousers of ALL TIME. 

I teamed the trousers with this Topshop high neck top to carry on the seventies theme and wore my trusty wedged sandals from New Look to add a bit of height; these are actually a replacement to the ones I had last year and were £12 in the sale last week in store, YES!

I would normally opt for a bit of statement jewellery aside from my beloved Olivia Burton watch, but it was so hot, I had to do without and go for a simpler look.

I'm still grinning over finding these wide leg trousers - I absolutely love them! Just a quick holiday post today, but will have a bit more about my little trip soon! Stay tuned!

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Summer Knit

Top: Primark // Jeans: Topshop (similar) // Necklace: Topshop // Shoes: Topshop (similar) // Sunglasses: Vintage

With the English summer being as unpredictable as it is, summer knitwear is a good little investment, and with this lovely knitted top being from Primark, the investment is at a really low price - yay! 

I decided to dress this top down and go for a casual summer look, but I'm already excited to give it a bit of a 'festival over' with some denim shorts and boho accessories. The open weave makes it perfect for a warmer day - who said knitwear is just for winter?! 

I've had these boyfriend jeans for over a year, so I'm really glad that the trend is still around this year! When I'm feeling lazy, they bring a bit of effortless style!

I bought these mirrored sunglasses last week from Portobello Market (I love that place!) after searching for a pair for agessss. It's amazing how a pair of quirky sunglasses can change a look - I'm such a fan of the mirrored glass AND they were only £5!

It's so exciting to see the sun this weekend! I sooo hope it continues. How will you be wearing your summer knits?