My Summer Style Guide- How to Stay Safe
I know what you are thinking, it’s sweltering out and you’ve got a long sleeve shirt on? I get this a lot, people asking me why on some of the hottest days of the year I am still wearing a cardi. Well the answer is simple, Sun Protection. I have what you call alabaster skin, or what hubster calls ghostly (charming, eh?). I do put on sun screen everyday too and try to re apply at multiple times during the day but sometimes it’s just not enough. Especially now they are saying that you need higher and higher SPF because the amount you are actually putting on only equals to half the SPF on the bottle. I wear SPF 100 everyday, so I have an SPF coverage of 50. But my skin is so sensitive to the sun; actually in early May at 8 in the morning I went outside to have my coffee and after ten minutes of my bare feet in the sun they burnt so bad they blistered. It’s a real problem for me and I know because of my skin color I am at a high risk for skin cancer. So even though sometimes it’s a little too warm you can still be stylish in long sleeves in the summer and for me it is a necessity. But I hope for all you with less sensitive skin that you are still applying the sun screen!
Guest Post by Chambray + Curls
Today’s Guest Post is by Laura from Chambray + Curls! This gal is seriously beautiful and has the most amazing head of hair! I couldn’t be happier that she’s here today to talk about her summer festival guide!
Hi everyone! I’m Laura. I am so excited to be blogging here today, Roxie is such a sweetheart to have me! I’m hoping she is LOVING her break so far. I’ve gotta say, I adore her theme for these outfit posts. Summertime is just so perfect for festivals, and festivals make for some fun dressing up! I’m not headed to any festivals this summer, but I can tell you that if I was, I’d be skipping out on the wellies and macs that are basically a requirement for any English summer festival, and be heading for the sunshine! Benicassim, Hideout, The Burning Man… Take me to the heat!
So if its not wellies and mac territory, what to wear? Festivals make me think of the 70’s and 80s, and of bohemian style queens like Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell, full of Boho skirts and eclectic jewellery. Its such a far cry from my usual look, which is kind of half the fun of festivals, no? As with any kind of dress-up opportunity, I try to have a look at what I’ve already got in my wardrobe, and think of new ways to wear it, or have a go at some DIYS, rather than spend a load of money on new things for a single event. Its like going shopping in your own wardrobe!
Wearing- Skirt: Vintage, altered by me; Vest, Sunglasses and Belt: Primark; Shoes: Office via Ebay; Necklaces: Gifts; Handbag: Bought in Morocco
This skirt just screams summer to me- the colours, the print and the high-low hem. I love wearing one statement piece and dressing around it- it only needs a simple vest top. Add a cross-body bag to let you dance away hands free, pop your hair up into some plaits, and layer some necklaces for a boho vibe and top it all with some fun round sunnies. Now, does anyone want to fund a festival trip for me? No? Guess I’ll just have to keep making do with dancing around my garden with the speakers turned up!
Thank you so much for having me, and I hope you enjoyed this post! Feel free to come say hi over at Chambray & Curls I’d love to see you around. You can even check out how to DIY your own high-low skirt!
As I mentioned in my post yesterday our luggage has been lost and sadly not yet returned. I usually try to be a positive blogger, but today I am feeling really down about the whole situation. It is tragic to think that my most favorite outfits (plus all my holiday gifts) have been lost to the black whole that is the airport. That my favorite cream vintage sweater with pearl buttons, and my thrifted blazer that fits just perfect will be gone forever. That is the only down side to loving/shopping vintage, is that when it is worn out or lost it is gone forever. They are pieces that are not easy to find and impossible to replace.
Have you beauties ever had a similar experience, lost luggage or a precious vintage piece of clothing?