Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Festival Final

tank top All Saints, shorts Levis, wellies Hunter, jacket Animal, sunglasses  Rayban

Last weekend I went to my final festival of this summer ( Creamfields) and I've learnt that when the weather forecast says 'sunny intervals', take your waterproofs along coz it's going to rain ALL weekend! UGH. Despite the mud and rain, most girls ended up looking fresh, cool and what's the secret? After a few convos, I discovered their tricks for looking cute:
1) Wellies! Bring these no matter what the forecast says, invest in a cute pair. Trust me, you don't want to lose your favourite loafers or sandals

2) Visit the hair salon before going- oversized bun + lots of pins (ie bridal hair) = a nonbudge style come wind or rain.

3)Kimonos: so versatile and easily transformed a tank top and cutoff jeans into something Kate Moss would be proud of

4) Sunglasses, no matter if it's bright or dark- these hide tired eyes, runny makeup etc

5) Gel Nails- not the mega long french polished acrylics (these have had their day!) but classic red polish that lats up to three weeks!

6)  A decent spray tan- natural colour hides a multitude of sins, including cellulite. I also find that you can get away with less makeup when you have a tan.

As you can see from the above photo, I chose warmth and comfort! LOL! I also managed to capture the one sunny moment all weekend! Hope you guys had a great one!

Dree xx

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Spotlight on: River Island

I was out taking pics of the AMAZING graffiti around Bristol today, so I thought I'd pop in to River Island to see what was new and one word: Wow. I'd written off this store as the place where sequins and polyester came to die, but was so surprised to see that the aesthetic has undergone a transformation. Gone are the sparkly glitter t shirts- they've been replaced by their older siblings. Rich tones of russet, mustard and teal prevailed, and the styles were much more covered up. Is the highstreet finally realising that young girls no longer want to look like Jordan/Paris Hilton/Snookie? Check it out guys and lemme know if you agree!

Dree xx

ps: I've also included my favourite bit of artwork :)

look up :)

Sunday, 14 August 2011


I decided to check out my new neighbourhood yesterday and was pleasantly surprised at what lay beyond my doorstep- loads of cafes, bookshops, vintage stores and boutiques! Who knew? I loved exploring and having a good riffle through the vintage clothes. I have to confess that I like the idea of vintage, but can rarely find anything that fits, is in good condition and doesn't look like fancy dress.....until I found this cute little store which makes dreses from vintage fabrics, kinda like urban renewal. I had to buy this dress coz it's got the cutest print-little owls! hope you guys are having a great sunday!

Dree xx

dress Made
belt H&M
boots Primark

Friday, 12 August 2011


It's so true that some outfits wait in your wardrobe for the right time to be worn. I've recently moved and came across this lovely vintage dress I bought years ago. At the time I loved the print, but was a bit shy about wearing it. I came across it today and realised how fabulous it was and my inner Anna Dello Russo went 'Pah! It's fabulous! Why leave it to wilt in your wardrobe?' I guess the moral to this story is keep the things YOU love and forget what anyone else thinks!I was also playing around with the exposures and love how these pics turned out. They almost made my living room look exotic!

Dree xx

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Is Designer Dead?- A Rant

An interesting thing happened to me the other day.I decided to buy a new pair of RayBans at the airport (duty-free, here I come!), so after trying on a few pairs and settling on one, I went to to the sales assistant to get a new pair. He looked at me as if I was crazy and said 'we don't keep stock anymore....we sell over 200 pairs a day, so our stock is all displayed'. He then proceeded to wipe the display pair and chuck it in a bag. Is this what buying designer has become? A process akin to buying a magazine from a kiosk? What exactly am I paying for?
I've had misgivings about designer goods ever since my beloved Chanel Bag started to fray around a the bottom seam. To put it in perspective, I've worn that bag less than 20 times in the past 3 years and it lives in a garment bag in a box,when not being worn.I don't leave it on the floor or anywhere in fact. I expected something so expensive to be passed down to my grandchildren (if it's frayed then, that's fine). So what IS the point of buying designer? I've had Topshop bags last for longer and all I have is the privilege of giving a particular fashion house free advertising. Surely you should get superior quality for that price, or am I just helping to pay the rent on Rue Cambon?Not to mention the lesser known fact, that the beautiful red soles on Louboutins, rub off after one wear. Nowadays, no one can afford to buy inferior goods, regardless of their income. Maybe it's time to accept that a bag is just a bag.

Dree xx

Friday, 5 August 2011

There's a storm brewing

I loved how the evening sky looked tonight and think it provided a nice contrast to my summery outfit. I'm in LOVE with maxiskirts and really love the different reincarnations available on the highstreet, My favourite is this gorgeous teal one- how awesome is the colour? Are you guys loving maxiskirts as well?

Dree xx

shirt: Urban Outfitters
skirt: River Island
belt: River Island
shoes: Kurt Geiger