Recently, I realised that I am now closer to 30 than I am to 20. This seems ridiculous to me, since I still occasionally spend a good 5 hours in one day playing The Sims and I have been known to have cookies for breakfast on regular occasions in the same way that I did when I was 16 and lived off Coca-Cola and 4 packs of triple chocolate cookies from the local Tesco.
I'm not sure if it's strange that I've got to the age of 26 without ever going to a festival - at least one that involved sleeping in a tent and mooching around in wellies. I've been to Lovebox once, and I went to one of those Secret Cinema events in a field - but that's pretty much it. I just don't think it's for me - there's nowhere to plug in your phone charger or a kettle if you're sleeping in a tent.
Shoes: TK Maxx
I might not be a legitimate festival goer, but that doesn't mean that I don't take advantage of 'festival fashion' as an excuse to wear anything with sequins, fringing, lace or billowing sleeves. Sienna Miller in the early noughties is still pretty much my ultimate style goals, though maybe I'll give the coin belts a miss this time.
Boohoo are my favourites for picking up this kind of stuff - it's such a bargain and I've never had any problems with the delivery or the quality of the items, unlike some other online shops I've tried. I also find that sometimes you want to try out some new fashion trend but you don't want to drop serious money until you know you won't just end up looking in the mirror and thinking you look like a bit of a douche - Boohoo are great for this! I picked up a choker for under a fiver and now I'm obsessed and have a whole bunch of them.
Whilst I won't be wearing this outfit to a 'proper' festival this year, I have worn it out and about at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which I think still counts, right? This dress is great for throwing on whatever the weather (useful in Scotland in August when it could be ridiculously sunny but more likely you'll have wind and torrential rain) and the loose fit means that you can drink as many pints of cider in between comedy shows as you can manage - well I have to get the festival experience in somewhere!
If you're up in Edinburgh for the Fringe and you're looking for recommendations, David O'Doherty is HILARIOUS and will make you cry with laughter, and Austentatious is one of my favourite shows of all time - it's an improvised hour show in the style of Jane Austen based on a prompt from the audience and it's such fun to watch. Go and see both!