Skirt – Lavish Alice / Bag – Weekday / Sandals – ASOS
You know me by now, I love a good food fest; all the sizzling food, the smoke and smells, the ‘argh! I can’t choose!’ decisions and fact that gluttony is totally allowed, makes it my kind of environment!
I popped down to the regenerated kings cross canal area (remember when I gave roller skating a go here?!) for the return of Kerb Saturdays to nab myself a one-of-a-kind burger and to get a few tips from professional photographer Paul Hames who runs photography workshops around London. Where better to practice aperture adjustments (I’m so bad at remembering to increase it when shooting scenery) than at a busy market eh? Even though I use my camera at least once a week, I’m always up for hearing the basics again as there’s always the odd tip to pick up!
Back to the grub I ended up choosing… Well it had to be a burger now didn’t it! Bill or Beak won my hungry eyes with their incredible sounding pork on duck with cheese concoction. Truly, madly, deeply delicious. Square Root‘s natural strawberry soda was my tipple of choice, leaving me feeling like a chirpy child at a birthday party. Good times! Get yourself down to Kerb today.
Hey Epiphannie and your infectious grin!
Thanks to Simply Health for the day out!
Grab your kicks, your backpack…
And head on out to a festival! If you’re packing your loo roll and double checking you’ve got your Glastonbury tickets then I’m very jealous of you – I wish I was off to a festival! Even if I don’t have one lined up quite yet (though I’m planning to go to Way out West in Sweden) it doesn’t mean I can’t dress like I’m at one, what with this weather and all!
For me festival style is all about trainers. No mud for me please, I’ll be wearing my Nikes until they’re likely battered and grey. You may know me for my usual colourful kicks but my latest Free Run sneakers are intended to tone down any outfit that’s already got it’s fair share of zing. Speaking of which, this incredible jelly bean necklace is totally my fave at the moment that I have to stop myself from trying to have a nibble…
With practical footwear ticked off, next is the bag. I like to go for printed mens rucksacks because they’re so roomy and add a bit of a ‘street’ side to what I’m wearing, This one from Eastpak is good and sturdy at the base, a fab colour and guaranteed to do a Mary Poppins on you with all those big compartments. Right, time to book those tickets!
What I Wore
Trainers – Nike Free at JD Sports / Rucksack – Eastpak / Top – ASOS / Shorts – ASOS / Necklace – John Greed / Sunglasses – ASOS / Socks - Kate Spade / Jewel ring – Topshop / Spike ring - Whistles / Other rings – ASOS
So, are you off to any festivals this summer? I can’t believe that it’s been almost 2 years since I went to Wilderness Festival and even longer since Glastonbury!
I’m not usually one for pastels, but when you see a street like this, well you just have to coordinate, right?! Kelly Street (where I shot this outfit last year with much brighter hair) was the perfect setting to show off my favourite British leather bag brands’ new baby – the leather backpack!
One of the many great things about Brit-Stitch, other than the value for money, is that being a small business means they can be flexible to full fill all your desires. You can pick out what colours you want each part of your bag to be from their huge range of shades so that your bag is exactly how you want it. Colour lovers dream!
I ‘made my own‘ in wax lemon. I was torn between yellow and going fresh white, but this pretty hue means the bag has become my go-to backpack for when the baby blues and pastel pinks fancy a spin! I accessorised with an adorable Rock Cakes necklace (another hand-made in England brand that is soo affordable!) which I requested in silver. Isn’t it wonderful when you can have the final say over what you’re buying looks like? If only every brand worked that way!
See how the other Take10 Bloggers customised their backpacks and how they styled them up below!
Here’s what I wore:
Leather backpack – Brit-Stitch / Dress – ASOS / Cap – ASOS (similar) / Jacket – ASOS / Lace shorts – H&M (similar here) / Trainers – (Similar at Nike) / Earrings – Topshop / Necklace – Rock Cakes / Scrunchie – Scrunchie Market / Heart ring – Me & Zena
Here’s what the other Bloggers wore:
Pretty Much Penniless / Girl in the Lens / The Magpie Girl / What Olivia Did
Hifashion / Hands of Style / Love Cloth / Marmalade / Dearest Deer
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Eating out East
Stratford: The home of an incredible shopping centre, impressive Olympic aqua parks, curious red structures that punch the sky so vividly that I can see them from my garden gate in North London, my secret love Tom Daley aaand my bestie Rachel. Who, actually HAS been in the same swimming pool as Tom Daley on her afternoon paddle, so don’t think it ain’t possible my friends!
The only real reason I find myself that end of the central line is for a good gossip with Rach. Not that I’m complaining because there are bountiful restaurants to visit. Last week we gave in to Jamie’s Italian because of their cutely designed menus and nicely merchandised restaurants (but mainly because I can’t wait to get to their fricking fabulous frangipan tart!)
We went the whole hog and gave the biggest sharing plank a go, followed (probably foolishly) with steaks that we sadly couldn’t finish and then, when there was no room left, got our lovely waitress to ensure that that frangipan got seen to. Over the space of about 4 hours we reminisced over our once in a lifetime trip to Morocco and caught up on boy talk over a pink prosecco (or three.) Quite the best evening!
For more places to eat, take a look at my Food category or eat your way through my hitlist on my London Fun page!
I’m a big nineties style fan as much as the next halterneck and trainers sporting gal so when I heard about Company Magazine (my fave mag btw) holding a screening of Clueless in Hackney for its readers, and it was dress up, AND there’d be hair and make up and treats, I was like, way all over it!
Awesome, now what to wear?! Yikes. A quick reminder search on Google told me that to get Cher’s look it was all about the shoes, the socks, the shirt, the layered knit and for good measure, a scrunchie wouldn’t hurt. Whilst I didn’t have a perfect pink plaid skirt to hand, I made do with my collegeate style skort and a jumper with sleeves came close enough (though sleeveless is more authentic guys!) With popcorn in hands, an auditorium full of giggling girls and Paul Rudd’s face in every corner of my peripheral vision, it was a totally awesome evening!
Jumper – ASOS / Skort – River Island (similar here) / Socks – New Look (similar here) / Shoes – ASOS (similar here) / Blouse – Topshop / Rucksack – Pretty Little Thing / Necklace – Tatty Devine / Heart ring – Me & Zena / Earrings – ASOS / Scrunchie – Scrunchie Market