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Thigh High Boots

24 Mar

FullSizeRender[3]Olivia Palmero gave me thigh high boot envy this year and after being ridiculously fussy, I finally found a pair I liked! I went for a medium chunky heel in a black suede, so I can wear them casually in the day and more dressed up on the evening. I did also like a few leather styles, but I felt like the suede material was more understated and reduced my fear of me looking like a stripper…

FullSizeRender[2]The oversized jumper is from H&M and is cosiest thing ever. A cream jumper is great for transitioning into spring and I’d go for one in a long length so you can wear it as a jumper dress. To keep warm, I layered with a black long-sleeve basic and slip dress with lace trim.

FullSizeRender[1]I always wear long socks under these boots to give the illusion that they are slightly higher up the thigh.

My handbag is Michael Kors and adds a little pop of the camo trend.

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My beloved hat is Primark and I’ve also added a gold earring to the ribbon!

Olive Loves x

 

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Festival Hippy

27 Aug

Last month I went to Womad festival!  Some call it a ‘hippy festival’ and I have to say after my first visit there I definitely got that vibe. I don’t think I’ve actually seen so many hippy families in one space at one time!

Channelling my inner bohemian, I chose to wear a lace dress from a brand called RE:NAMED with black high waisted shorts and a lace crop top. I’m still into this whole sheer thing and the weather was perfect for this dress! I also wore gold sandals, a chunky necklace and left my black hat in the tent… #ForgetfulPerson

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I styled my hair into loose braids and got dot happy above my eyebrows with blue eyeliner for makeup!

DSC_0303Going all out on the hippy style was Mariette in her amazing vintage charity shop find!

DSC_0239Womad festival is a world music festival, so there were a huge variety of artists, bands and events. In all honesty I hadn’t heard of many of the acts… but that was kind of the beauty of this festival as I had an amazing time strolling around and discovering new artists. It was a nice change from running around and following a timetable, trying to get to every different stage! Instead, it was chilled and fun!

The amazing flags in these pictures are one of Womad’s signature statements and are designed by Flag Maker Angus Watt. Interesting career path  if anyone fancies it?

DSC_0243One of my favourite acts was ‘JusNow’  so make sure you check them out! Their style is a fusion of traditional Caribbean rhythm and culture, combined with the sub heavy sound of the Bristol/UK Underground. Yes one of the producers is from my hometown!

As we were at the festival as press we got to meet the acts and these guys were a blast!

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Also check out Nanci & Phoebe who killed it on stage with Congo Natty.

PEACE!

 Dress: RE:NAMED (America)

Lace crop top: Urban Outfitters

Sandals: River Island

Hotpants: Primark

Necklace: Primark

Note*  Womad is also family friendly festival so I would definitely recommend it for anyone who would like to go with children as they have a whole kids area! There were the cutest hippy babies!

Olive Loves x

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