Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Co-Ord Set


Recently I've been loving having a browse on Missguided, searching for new clothes for my holiday in a couple of weeks. I bought this entire outfit on the online shop as part of my 'Favourite Stores' series that I have on my YouTube channel (you can find the video at the bottom of this post).

I usually like mixing my outfits up a bit with contrasting colours so they're not too dull and matchy-matchy, but when I found this co-ord set with the crop top and shorts I made an exception and love the way they look together. I added a chunky gold necklace with stackable rings to add another dimension, and also paired the outfit with these gorgeous lace up sandals.

Underneath the photos you'll find all the items I'm wearing, including some alternatives of different prices and styles.















Photography & Videography Credits | Suzi Ovens www.suziovens.com

 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Kit & Ace Supper Club



Earlier this week I attended a supper club hosted by Kit and Ace, a new fashion brand from Vancouver. The clothing combines luxury with convenience and comfort. Think T-Shirts and vest tops made from the softest 'Technical Cashmere' - a fabric that is machine washable but still holds the same luxury feeling of cashmere. I'm all over this!

Located in Shoreditch in a cool and edgy building complete with white brick walls and a roof terrace, I was invited to join other bloggers to a supper club to get to know the brand and enjoy some good food and good company. None of us had met, so it was lovely getting to know other like-minded people. The chef, Tom Perkins from The Nomadic Kitchen, created a delicious four course meal (including some popcorn, which I was very happy about!). He kindly made my dishes vegan, which I'm grateful for because everything was incredible from the fresh peruvian ceviche to the sorbet with grilled peaches and pistachios.

Kit and Ace will be launching their permanent store in London next month so keep your eyes out for them! If the supper club is anything to go by, they'll be well worth paying a visit.



 
 

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Festival Outfits

 

After my post yesterday, 'Into The Wilderness' all about my experience at Wilderness Festival, I thought I'd write this post showing my festival outfits.

I wanted something super comfortable to travel in, but also something that I'd be happy wearing for the whole first day of the festival. I chose a plain grey T-Shirt tucked into black ripped shorts with two gold necklaces layered over the top. I also just had to wear these incredible fringed Hunters with a straw hat and Ray-Ban sunglasses.




For the Friday evening I stuck to wearing the same black shorts but swapped the plain top for a black embellished cami with gladiator sandals and a tasseled bag with a check shirt around my waist. I also braided my hair either side to create a half-up-half-down look. 



  

Charlotte opted for this gorgeous Ralph Lauren denim shirt that she found during the day in the vintage tent and wore it with a patterned skirt and ankle boots. 



We spent the following morning at the Lakeside Spa where we enjoyed the hottubs and sauna as well as jumping in the lake. I wore this mix and match bikini with mirrored sunglasses.




After the spa and jumping in the lake I changed to this loose, open vest with ripped denim shorts, flip flops and the same mirrored sunglasses. I kept jewellery to a minimum but wore a gold arm cuff to keep that festival vibe!






For the final day I wanted to make the most of the sun so I lounged around by the lake in this patterned bikini and a yellow sundress. 

Monday, 10 August 2015

Into The Wilderness


If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll know that I've just got back from a long weekend away at Wilderness Festival. Kindly Neal's Yard Remedies invited me along and created a whole schedule for me so all I needed to do was pack my bags and bring with me my bestie, Charlotte.

We were lucky enough to stay in the Boutique camping area, where glamping is at its finest. Beds? Check. Duvets? Check. Candle Chandelier? Check. It's safe to say we were well and truly spoilt!

Wilderness Festival is so different to any other festival I've been to before. Unlike others, the music isn't actually the main focus. Don't get me wrong, there's so many quirky bands and acts playing throughout the day and night that are well worth listening to, but for me the best part was the food.

There's anything from street food from the Seychelles, to gourmet burgers. And plenty of vegan food! I was in my element. I also went along to the Mindful Feast at the Daylesford Cookery School hosted by Anna Jones, the author of A Modern Way To Eat, where we made the most delicious acai bowls topped with granola and goji berries.

The theme of the festival is well-being. There's yoga classes, massages, palm reading (which was scarily accurate, by the way), acupuncture, workshops, and meditation. Neal's Yard Remedies had various workshops on including a Festival SOS where we made our own shower gels, salt hair sprays and facial mists.

If none of that's your thing, you can swim in the lakes and take a rowing boat out for the day. But make sure to save yourself for the evenings where you can dance all night long in any of the many bars and even venture into the 'Secret Valley'.

I'm already looking forward to next year!

Check back tomorrow for another blog post all about my festival outfits.