Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Festival Style

When you think about T in the Park, you might consider: music, camping, friends and maybe even mud. However, I think about festival fashion. Over the many years I attended T, I was always more interested in what I was wearing, than who was playing on the main stage. 

As it is Scotland, I always stuck to Hunters and wax Barbour jackets to keep warm and shield me from the elements. However, as times move on and festival fashion shifts I think its time to change it up - think more Coachella, less wellies and raincoats. 

First thing first. You want to cover all bases. Ultimately, it could rain but being an optimist I’m hoping that the sun makes an appearance. So for my festival fashion look this year I'm laying the foundation for the look in this Miss Selfridge floral playsuit. Floral was huge at Coachella, especially in the form of floaty and pretty mini dresses, but lets be honest, if your on top of someone’s shoulders singing your heart out during Calvin Harris, a playsuit is probably a better fit. 

Now on to the denim, it's huge this year in general but it was also a hit with festival goers who varied their styling of denim jackets. Tying it around their waist during the day and draping it over their shoulders at night. It's the perfect carefree jacket to add to your pretty or simple base. 
Added extras. For TITP i'd also suggest you roll up a cardi in your bag as you may need it at night. Same thing goes for a light raincoat. This can be extremely useful in making sure your prepared if the rain decides to fall. Again i'd roll it up and pop it in your cross body bag so that you have the safety of it being there but its not taking away from your look. 

Change it up for footwear, I mean i'd love to wear cowboy boots but they're pretty impractical in rain and mud. Dr Martens on the other hand, or any other sturdy biker boot, would work perfectly and still give off that pretty chic vibe that is so in this summer. If you are camping for the weekend, i'd probably still suggest you pack wellies incase of rain, so that if it does start then you can wear them to the festival and keep your boots for the campsite. 

Up top, go for either a hat or dainty jewellery with lots of rings, it will work in perfectly with that pretty but grunge look. In terms of sunglasses, you'll need them, even if the sun doesn't shine - but remember to pack your least favourite pair incase you loose them.

Mostly you'll want to feel comfortable and warm but you also want to look cool enough for all those instagram photos you'll be snapping. Going for a pretty outfit base and layering up with different jackets and accessories will help you achieve this. For this years festival style i'd suggest thinking less about traditional festival wear and more about whimsical grunge styles. It will look great - I promise! 



Can't wait to see/here what everyone is wearing - snap or tweet me with any photos!

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All Images - Chris Allan. 



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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The Dream Team







That excitement when you find a pair of wedges almost identical to your Chloé ones but at less than half the price. These shoes have been my summer staple from day to night these past few months and I can't wait to take them on holiday next week, everything I'm packing has been planned around them. 

So when I found a more affordable pair, I couldn't wait to share with you all. They really are worth it, totally the perfect summer shoe. Above i've teamed mine with my favourite bag (of course), along with the most simple outfit of skinnies and a white tee and I just think the wedges totally transformed the look. 

Definitely have a look at the dupe wedges I have linked above and below - they come in a few different colours and I love them all.

I have a few exciting posts coming up over the next week, including a Sale round up of all the best bits in the summer sales that are just kicking off - trust me it's a good one! 


Enjoy the rest of your week!




All Images - Chris Allan.

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Monday, 13 June 2016

The Holiday Edit


Embroidered Shorts | Marant Sandals (Half Price currently) | Off The Shoulder Swimsuit | Tom Ford Lipstick | Straw Pom Pom beach bag & (Similar HereEmbellished Toe Loop Sandals | £20 beach cover up | Chloé Hudson bag

Since i'm off to America in 2 weeks i've been constantly trailing the high street for some pretty and different pieces for my trip. It took me a while to even get into holiday shopping mode as the last time I was in Florida last September has some pretty negative associations, it's when I pretty much stopped eating altogether. However I couldn't be more excited now and i'm so looking forward to trying something different this year and staying at a mix of hotels - one of them is Hard Rock, so don't forget to follow me on social media to see everything that's happening!

On top of all this, i've been finding it somewhat difficult to find exactly what I had in mind for my holiday wardrobe, so I thought i'd pull together some of my favourite pieces and share them with you all.

As you can tell, i'm going for a bit of a boho vibe with the fringing, pom moms and beaded sandals. I think if you mix and match statement pieces like embellished shorts with a simple white tee it will work perfectly. A pair of denims and a bikini with a statement beaded sandal or a pom pom bag with a simple off the shoulder white dress - perfect!

Definitely going for killer accessories, with simple but statement looks. Hats are another one of my summer must haves because my head burns badly in the sun. Luckily there are lots of beautiful and inexpensive ones on the hughstreet that are perfect for your holiday. I've linked my favourite here, here and here (specifically love this last one with the message printed on it!) - all under £30.

Are you off to anywhere nice this summer? or have you found any amazing holiday pieces - let me know by tweeting, snapping or messaging me @lucyflorals.

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

ss16 Essentials: The beauty & Lifestyle Edit


I've been pulling this piece together for quite some time now, i've been working on it since probably around March this year. Collecting new bits for the summer season and most importantly trying them out to find out which ones are my absolute favourites. I've listed and discussed them all below, but if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to send me a message!

Beauty

In terms of beauty products, in the summer I still want to look dewy but a little more bronzed than normal. The YSL top secrets moisturiser has been my go to for the last month. It keeps my skin hydrated in the heat and works in so many ways, you can do lots of tricks with it, like adding some eyeshadow and use for strobing, to give that extra glow. 
The primer is the perfect base for my foundation with its silicon texture and beautiful sheen. I've been wearing it throughout the heat these past weeks and its done a great job at keeping my make up in tact. 
I was introduced to the Tom Ford Soleil collection back in March, and i've been loving everything i've tried so far. This cream bronzer is definitely my favourite however, it's a summer saviour for those who love that bronzed dewy skin look, without looking too powdery with bronzer. 
The Becca highlighter is without a doubt my hero piece. I discovered it in a Space NK gift bag and i've been addicted ever since. I just add a little to my cheeks and blend it with my beauty blender and I promise it gives off the most beautiful sheen. 
Finally for beauty, my Aesop lip balm. I've always been a huge fan of everything Aesop. I love their products, packaging and whole ethic. I specifically love that this lip balm has SPF 50 in it, so not only does it keep my lips hydrated and smells amazing but it also protects them too. 


Skincare

I've spoken a lot about skincare on the blog and my snapchat recently. I find more and more that the better I look after my bad skin the easier the break outs are to handle. I try to use mostly natural skincare products because after a lot of trial and error, I find thats what works best for me. 
As you may already know, i'm obsessed with the Eve Lom cleanser, so it was only natural that I tried more of their products. I started with the moisturiser and it's honestly wonderful. It has a thick and heavy almost clay like texture but every time I use it my skin feels and looks amazing. 
The Aesop Parsley seed range is another one of my favourites, both the masque and the cleanser are a great switch up for my routine and I always see great results after i've used them. 
Along with their body lotion, again it's got SPF 50 in it, so its perfect for us girls who tend to burn more in the sunshine. I love that the products not only enhance the look and feel of your skin but also protect it so well. 
On that note, since I don't take such a great tan, but always love to look bronzed, I wear self tan religiously. Recently i've been trying this Fake Bake Flawless coconut tan, the colour is a little dark for me but the application and scent are beautiful. I just apply it lightly because I am so pale naturally, and it always works out great. 
My final skincare favourite is my Diptyque hand cream. I got it as a gift recently and I have been carrying it everywhere with me. As some of you may know, my eating issues have led to OCD related problems and washing my hands consistently is one of them. This hand cream works wonders for keeping my hands moisturised and not as dry as they had been getting.

Lifestyle

Finally, some quick lifestyle bits that i've been loving for summer. I always have my candles burning, but in them summertime I prefer a lighter scent and more pretty packing. It's really just to change things up on my coffee table and add in something a little different. 
Some of my favourites are my Vogue woodwick candle from Candelle Co. as well as my candles from the Skye Candle company. They all look and smell amazing and are also Scottish made. 

The last piece is my new Byredo scent. I've posted before about them and how much I love the brand, the packaging and the freshness of their scents, but Gypsy water is by far my favourite. Every time I wear it I get complimented on how great I smell. The brand are also now sold in Space NK in Glasgow, which is amazing as before I always had to order online, but now I can go in store and smell every scent before choosing. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you would like me to do similar ones more often, please tweet or snap me @lucyflorals to let me know. 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend when it comes! 






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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Destroyed Denim








I had been searching for the perfect pair of summer denims for a while now, I knew exactly what I wanted but was finding it difficult to see anything on the high street. My dream pair had to be a straight or a slightly slouchy fit, but not boyfriend because i'd done that to death last summer, and they also had to be destroyed but not totally ripped. 

When I came across this Zara pair, I knew they were the ones I'd been looking for. I think it was those beautiful destroyed hems that sold me, I thought they would go so perfectly with my Chloé wedges, and of course they did - as well as every other pair of shoes that I own. If you head to my instrgam @lucyflorals you can see all the different ways in which i've styled them so far. My particular favourite was with my black strappy sandals, they gave such a great contrast or edgy and feminine. 

What are your denim hero pieces this summer? If you haven't already, I suggest you pick a pair of these destroyed denims, these were only £30 and i've linked lots of other similar ones. Let me know if you have any other amazing denim pieces for this season - tweet or snap me a picture @lucyflorals. 

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend when it comes. 


All Images - Chris Allan. 


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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Chloé Girls in the City




Have you ever had that one pair of shoes that just transformed an outfit? As soon as you put them on they take the most basic and simple of looks to another level? That is exactly what these Chloé wedge espadrilles do. The shape and cut and the mix between suede and leather encapsulates that boho feel. If you are thinking of investing in a great pair of summer shoes - I would definitely consider these Chloé wedges, you won't regret it.

To add to that boho feel I of course had to go for a wide sleeve top. This Zara one was perfect, I love the blue stripe and the deep V-neck, its pretty but totally understated. It matches in well with my Dionysus and because of the pastel tones, it doesn't clash.

Obviously, I still wanted to edge it up a little, so added a black choker from Topshop and my Mango lace up denims. They give off that Marant vibe that you all know I love so much, and were the perfect addition to my look. Making it into my favourite mix of styles - Parisian with a touch of western and a little bit of boho. Pretty much what Marant does best, and the reason I've been a fan for many years.

What do you think of these styles? And of course, my new shoes? I've linked all the items above and below, but if you have any questions please comment or tweet me - @florals_corals.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend when it comes!


All Images - Chris Allan.




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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Birthday Fun: #24






Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes last week, I had a great day and was lucky enough to receive some truly beautiful gifts.

One of my favourite types of video to watch on youtube is a haul, especially a birthday or Christmas haul. Even though I'm not on Youtube I still thought it might be fun to share some of these beautiful gifts with you in a new type of format.

One of the best gifts I received is the camera I shot these images on. Chris bought me the Olympus Pen EPL7 in black and i'm loving it so far. I got it mostly for instagram images, to improve the overall quality of my feed. However, also for shooting my flat lays on as the Canon Chris uses to shoot my street style doesn't have a wide angle lens, which can make shooting flat lays pretty tricky.

What do you think of the quality? I think its great for such a small compact camera, and it takes amazing videos and selfies!

I also stepped up my accessory game again with these  beautiful birthday gifts. I mean these Chloé wedge espadrilles, seriously the most comfortable and beautiful summer shoes I've ever owned. Along with my Dionysus and new Mango cowboy booties i'm pretty much set with my boho summer wardrobe.

I've also been thinking about different types of posts you may want to see on the blog, if you haven't noticed already, i've been adding in lots of product collages and shop my wardrobe features because I love to see them on other blogs to get inspiration. I was thinking now because I have my olympus I can do more lifestyle, interior and beauty related posts and maybe even some travel/fashion week vlogs in the coming months. I would love to hear what you would like to see on the blog.

Please comment below, email me, snap or tweet me - it would be amazing to have your input!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend when it comes - lets hope the sun comes out too. 







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