Get Your Festival style sorted

Festival season will soon be upon us, and this year sees the biggie back, with Glastonbury once again promising to be memorable. Festivals are a great mixture of great style, great music, and, notoriously bad weather, but they are a part of Summer to enjoy and savour, whether you go for a single day or enjoy the whole camping/glamping experience.

Festivals in the UK are as famous for the inclement weather as they are for the music, and weather does tend to govern festival fashion. Unlike Coachella, white is never a good idea at British festivals, one downpour and that lovely fresh field becomes a total quagmire. That said, there have been some amazing festival fashion over the years, with Kate Moss being the reigning Queen of festival fashion, but with the likes of Lily Allen, Alexa Chung and Millie Mackintosh also showing us how it’s done.

Festival style

Glastonbury Festival

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Kate Moss

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Alexa Chung

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Lily Allen

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Millie Mackintosh

British festival style is a cool mixture of Hunter Wellies, cut off denim hotpants worn with either shabby chic knitwear, tie and die, or vintage cotton. The aim of the look is to be eclectic, this mish mash of styles works to create a look that is both unique and practical, whatever the weather decides to throw at you.

 

Camping or Glamping?

Festivals often mean camping, with most festival goers setting up their own tents for the duration. But, if like me, camping is not your thing, and you prefer home comforts and luxury whilst enjoying the atmosphere of the festival, then maybe glamping is a better option for you.

The Yurtel Steanbow experience is the most luxurious way to experience Glastonbury this year, the one that I am sure Kate Moss would well appreciate. From deluxe bell tents, to Yurts full of home comforts, to the absolute creme de la creme, the luxury suites that come complete with cosy rugs, a shower room and front decking from which to enjoy the views of Glastonbury Tor, the experience allows you to enjoy all the fun of the festival, but to then chill out with Spa treatments, and to enjoy a la carte dining with not a dodgy burger in sight.

This is definitely the way to enjoy Glastonbury if you are just there for the music, and want to avoid the burger vans, portaloos and too much mud.

Are you going to a festival this year? Will you be camping or glamping?


 

A Guide To Stylish Driving

There are so many things to consider when learning to drive. Who to choose as a driving instructor? How many lessons to book? How much to spend on a car? Where to get specialist car insurance and what sort of cover to opt for? My head is almost buzzing with all this boring and mundane stuff. But, we can also have a little fun when it comes to our cars even with all these things to consider. I think the best way to make your driving experience as stylish as possible is to think of everything in terms of fashion!

My Driving fantasy

Gloves

My mantra at the moment seems to be ‘what would Grace do‘, whenever I’m faced with any issue, problem or dilemma. In terms of driving, Grace always wore a gorgeous and elegant pair of driving gloves, in ladylike white or a pastel shade. So my first step towards stylish driving may well be to get my hands (so to speak) on a pair of beautiful, elegant driving gloves.

A Personalised Number Plate

Next to consider is the number plate. Do you really want to settle for just a bog standard plate, wouldn’t it look much better to get something personalised and special just to you? NewReg.co.uk and one of the UK’s oldest and foremost number plate companies, and can allow you to search their database of thousands of numbers in order to find a personalised number plate that is perfect for you, your personality or your hobbies and interests, It will make your car feel just that little bit more special to you, giving you that thrill every time you see it, and, of course it will make your car just that bit easier to find in a crowded car park!

Driving Licence

Now let’s look at that driving licence. Grace would never leave that important piece of paper bare and uncovered in the bottom of her handbag. Grace would have a special driving licence cover, probably leather, most definitely designer.

A Head Scarf

And then there’s the question of scarves. Grace often wore them to cover her hair when driving, Brigitte Jones tried this look with a little less success. A pretty square scarf is perfect for covering the head, and if you happen to find one with a car print, that is even better, a sublime¬† gift for any pretty petrolhead.

 

 

 

 

 

Take Me To The Beach

The glorious weekend weather has definitely got me Summer dreaming, so today I am bringing some of my beach essentials to Fashion-mommy.

There are lots of different things that we take to the beach, but there are a few things that we ALL need, so today I have focused on these. Because whether you are traveling to Bognor or Benidorm, to Bali or Bhutan, the bare essentials are always the same.

Rainbow Beach Towel From Find Me A Gift

The best sort of beach towels have a fun design are big enough to use as a blanket if you decide to take a nap on the lounger, and dry quickly in between dips. This fabulous rainbow towel from Find Me A Gift is a gem. It is huge (108x181cm) and is in a lightweight microfibre fabric that makes it dry quickly in the sun and is less likely to trap sand, meaning you don’t bring half the beach back to the hotel with you. Plus, the design is a total winner – who doesn’t love beautiful rainbows?

This towel is currently in the sale and so it is definitely worth grabbing now and packing in that suitcase.

Personalised Flip Flops From Personally Presented

I think it is a safe bet to say that most of us live in flip flops when we are on our holiday, especially when we are around the pool area.  So why not get a pair of personalised flip flops?

Personally Presented has a lovely range of flip flops for men, women and children that can be personalised with up to 14 characters on each heel. There are some really cute designs including the sunglasses design that I chose, as well as strips, anchors, watermelons and pineapples.

I love these, they are just the cutest thing to have on your feet this holiday season.

Sun Protection From Child’s Farm

In order to protect your skin, you need a good level of sun protection. I have very sensitive skin and burn quite easily, so often look for a very high protection cream that is also suitable for sensitive, because of this I often use children’s sun cream.

Child’s Farm have a new range of suncream that offers a high level of protection, whilst being ultra moisturising and absorbent. It is good for skin that is prone to eczema, and helps to keep the skin hydrated too.

I love that this comes in a spray form as this is so much easier to apply, especially to children who are just eager to get in the pool.

The range is available at Boots, Ocado and Amazon.

A Pretty Beach Bag From Cath Kidston

The best sort of beach bag will be multi functional, will wipe clean, and can be used when you come back home too.

My current fave is the Tresco bag from Cath Kidston. This has a fabulous print of the sun and sea straight from the Scilly Isles, and is just so summery and pretty. The bag is just big enough for your beach essentials, and is waterproof too and would look just as good teamed with jeans and a t-shirt as it would with a beach dress. Plus, did I mention it costs less than £20? A total winner.

Are you all set for the beach yet?