This post is in collaboration with Free People
Rarely do I upload ‘diary’ style posts, I prefer more a editorial style. But every now and then something happens that is so exciting and fun I just want to share it with you. On Saturday Toff and I spent the day at Latitude festival and it was such an amazing day full of wonderful photo opportunities that I decided not to do an ‘angle’ on the day or a ‘how to’ and just appreciate it for what it was.
I decided early on in the year that festivals were strictly off the agenda for 2017. With a big house project and now a wedding to plan, something had to give. And it wasn’t going to be travel so it had to be festivals! But, then I saw the Latitude line-up. Mumford and Sons were headlining so I figured a day ticket for Toff’s birthday was the perfect compromise. He had enough pairs of socks so what else was I supposed to get him?! I’ve been to a fair few festivals over the years and I can honestly say Latitude is my favourite. With artisan food stands, poetry and comedy tents and impromptu performances aplenty, it’s just a really chilled out, inspiring way to spend the weekend.
With a slightly hippy vibe (the genuine kind not the cliché boho kind), it was a perfect opportunity to debut a couple of new additions to my wardrobe. Festivals are a bit tricky for me as I generally feel very comfortable in ‘festival fashion’ the majority of the time. I love vintage pieces, bold prints and antique jewellery in my day-to-day style. I listen to Led Zepp, Cream and Bob Dylan, love a floaty top and have been known to rock an ankle boot! But I’m conscious that I don’t want to look like I’m trying to do the whole festival ‘look’.
Which is why this beautiful Abbey Lane top from Free People was perfect. With a strong, crochet neckline, thick, fluid fabric and an open back, I was in love with how authentic it looked – it could’ve easily been straight off of a vintage rail. Its dramatic drop armhole called for a nude body underneath complete with sequins which got its own moment after dark.
To finish off my Latitude look I wore my new jacket from ASOS which got lots of attention throughout the day. One sweet girl even bought it online in front of me! I’m really drawn to strong prints this summer and with delicate bead details and subtle fringing it’s going to be very well worn this season.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Are you heading to a festival this year? Which one? What are you going to wear? Let me know, I’m always looking for new gorgeous pieces!